Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.
Science Pedagogy Workshops @ the Academy
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Be a learner and design your own inquiry project during this two-day, immersive workshop!
We are currently recruiting teams of teachers, coaches, IRFs, and admin from public K-5 schools in the Bayview!
Customized Professional Development for Groups
The Academy is now taking requests for 2018!
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.
NGSS Demystified: A Toolkit for Training Teachers
Unlock the big ideas of the new standards, providing a strong foundation to build on as you learn with peers.
What do scientists and engineers do? Explore this question to get teachers comfortable with the practices.
How should CCCs be used in the classroom? Prepare educators for success with this dimension of the NGSS.
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.
Read feedback—both positive and constructive—that the Academy received in 2015 regarding our teacher workshops.
How has the Academy's Teacher Institute affected teaching practice in the Bay Area? Read these teacher quotes!
How did teachers in Cohort 5 (2013-2015) of the Teacher Institute change their science teaching?
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 Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education.