Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.
Summer Workshops at the Academy
Learn more about “real-world phenomena” and how they anchor learning in science and engineering.
Spend three days learning outdoors in Golden Gate Park! Co-presented with the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Demystify the new science standards in this beginner's-level workshop.
Go beyond stereotypical engineering activities and integrate this way of thinking across your science curriculum
photo credit: Eric Hunt
Deepen your understanding of the 2nd grade NGSS life science standards
Explore ways that research about how people learn can help create meaningful STEM learning for all students.
Customized Professional Development for Groups
Learn more about how the Academy's Teacher Professional Development staff can support your team of educators!
Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!
The Academy is committed to refining the educational practice of informal science educators.
For PD Facilitators: Toolkits for Supporting Teachers
Learn about how to cultivate a positive culture that supports valuable learning experiences for adults.
When planning a new PD at the Academy, how do we start? We've outlined our steps in graphic organizers for you!
Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.
Science Notebook Corner
Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.
Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.
Check out our clearinghouse of images from student notebooks!
Online Courses for Professional Learning
This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.
Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.
See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.
Videos from the Classroom
Using the table of contents and page headers, students will understand how a notebook is an organizational tool.
Notebooks can be a tool for scientific thinking. Start with scientific observation through sketching!
Allow your students to think through the design of an investigation, and learn from their plan.
Is your school or district interested in receiving professional development for a group of teachers?
Please fill out our customized professional development request form.
Please note that our ability to take on these fee for service requests depends on the time of year and the capacity of our staff.
The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.
Support for the Environmental Literacy Initiative was provided in part by a grant from the Pisces Foundation, which seeks way to accelerate to a world where people and nature thrive together.
Teacher Education programs and activities are also generously supported by the Cedar Tree Foundation and the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education.