Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works. If you can't attend a workshop at the Academy, take advantage of our free online courses and teaching strategies for the science classroom.

Summer 2017 NGSS Workshops @ the Academy

Even More Science PD @ the Academy this Summer!

Inquiry (grades preK - 2)


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July 18 at 9:00 am

July 18 - 20: Engage as a learner in your own inquiry and explore strategies for inquiry at the preK -2 level

Science Notebook Corner

Online Courses for Professional Learning

How Science Works

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This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

Biodiversity Course

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Take a virtual expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet.

Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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See ideas for how teachers can use videos, articles, and infographics about Earthquakes in their classroom.

NGSS Demystified: A Toolkit for Training Teachers

NGSS Unlocked

NGSS Unlocked

Unlock the big ideas of the new standards, providing a strong foundation to build on as you learn with peers.

Customized Professional Development for Groups

Teacher Workshop Catalog

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Check out the range of workshops we have offered recently. Contact us to provide PD for your school team!

For Informal Educators

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The Academy is committed to refining the educational practice of informal science educators.

Videos from the Classroom

Developing Notebook Routines


Using the table of contents and page headers, students will understand how a notebook is an organizational tool.

Teacher Feedback

TISS Teacher Testimonials

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How has the Academy's Teacher Institute affected teaching practice in the Bay Area? Read these teacher quotes!

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We Thank Our Donors

The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers. 

Environmental Literacy Initiative, major funding provided by

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