Teacher Professional Development
Professional development and training opportunities in STEM for Pre-K to Grade 12 educators in the California Bay Area.
Summer RAFT Environmental Literacy Think Tank
Space Still Available!
There’s still time to join us for some time and space to explore the new Environmental Literacy Standards! All sessions are free of charge and open to middle and high school educators in the Greater Bay Area and will take place at RAFT. Participating teachers will:
- Receive coaching and time to develop Environmental Literacy focused activities that expand/extend existing lesson plans
- Participate in a design challenge, foster a phenomena-based mindset, and collaborate across grade levels
- Walk away with some great RAFT materials for their classroom
Session dates run October 13th, October 27th, or November 3rd from 4:30-6:30pm. The session will be the same, repeated. Choose a date that works best for you!
Summer KCI STEAM Leadership Program
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Krause Center for Innovation in their STEAM Leadership Program, which is designed for pre-service teachers and educators at any level who want to grow as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) leaders in their schools, districts, and/or counties. The focus of the program will be on interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and math topics that will provide participants with an opportunity to integrate those disciplines into all of their curriculum.
National Geographic Professional Development Courses
National Geographic’s free online courses for educators equip teachers with powerful tools to transform their classrooms. Through these courses, educators build their skills and knowledge to foster the mindset of a National Geographic Explorer in their students. National Geographic online professional learning courses vary in their lengths and schedules so that busy educators can find a program that fits their needs. Courses are open to any educator from anywhere in the world who works with students in either a formal or informal setting. In many of our courses, learners can earn graduate credits through our university partnerships.
San Diego County Office of Education Science Professional Development
SDCOE science learning events are designed to support and build the capacity of schools and districts as educators and administrators deepen their understanding of the NGSS, plan science instruction, develop assessments, and evaluate materials for alignment to the new standards.
STEM Teaching Tools
Free online professional development modules in myriad aspects of STEM Education made available through grants from NSF and ACESSE Project (Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education).
Teaching Tolerance Professional Development
TERC—Technical Education Resource Center’s “Inquiry Project” Professional Development
The Inquiry Project and its companion project Talk Science offer a range of free online tools for K-12 teacher professional learning. The Inquiry Project website includes sample agendas for onsite implementation workshops that focus on STEM curriculum.
The Tech Interactive Bowers Institute Professional Development
youcubed 21st Century Teaching & Learning Training
This free online professional training empowers teachers to interact with STEM content in fun, interesting, and creative ways through the lens of data science. K-12 teachers will experience model lessons and see many classroom examples.