Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.

Science Pedagogy Workshops @ the Academy

Classroom Kit Trainings @ the Academy

Coral Kit Training (grades 3 - 7)

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© World Fish

November 4 at 8:30 am

November 4: Dive into the world of the coral reef ecosystem and become eligible to borrow this kit!

Skulls Kit Training (grades K - 8)

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© Chris Frank

November 14 at 4:30 pm

November 14: Explore skulls in this hands-on workshop and become eligible to borrow the Skulls Kit!

Rainforest Kit Training (grades K - 3)

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© Tyler Christensen

December 2 at 8:30 am

Dec. 2: Join us to explore the Rainforest Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.

Evolution Kit Training (grades 7 - 12)

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© Jalrus Khan

December 9 at 8:30 am

Dec. 9: Join us to explore the Evolution Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.

Science Notebook Corner

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.

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.

Customized Professional Development for Groups

Teacher Workshop Catalog

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Skulls workshop

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

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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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Urchin fertilization with the Teacher Institute

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

Bingham + ELI combined donor support

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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