Teacher Professional Development
Professional development and training opportunities in STEM for Pre-K to Grade 12 educators in the California Bay Area.
Krause Innovation Center Partner Programming
KCI’s Online and Blended IMPACT Program
This program is a 15 unit program from late September to mid-March. It is completely virtual with most of the program done asynchronously.
The virtual, synchronous dates are on the following Tuesdays from 5 PM to 7:30 PM:
- October 4
- November 8
- December 6
- January 10
- February 7
- March 7
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a California Certificate of Achievement in Online and Blended Instruction. It is grant funded and we ask for a $75 registration fee.
KCI’s Bringing Cybersecurity Into the Classroom Workshop
This is a VIRTUAL workshop that focuses on the basics of cybersecurity and how teachers at all grade levels can bring it into their classrooms so that it might inspire students to explore a fast-growing, high paying, and much-needed area of workforce. This workshop will be taught by a De Anza College faculty member, Kevin Metcalf. Kevin is a Computer Information Systems faculty member who has experience in both industry and education. This workshop will be from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM: October 4 and from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM On October 6, 11, and 13. This is funded by the United States Office of Naval Research and there is no processing or registration fee.
KCI’s Humanizing Mathematics in the Classroom Workshop Series
This is a VIRTUAL workshop series that will take place on September 13, September 15, and September 20 from 4:30 to 6 PM PST. The concluding sessions will be on September 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM with a keynote from Darryl Yong. There is a $25 processing fee to participate. Participants can go to just one workshop or all six for that amount. The sessions will be:
- Tuesday, September 13 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM PST – Social Justice in Mathematics by Ma Bernadette Andres-Salgarino
- Thursday, September 15 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM PST – Experience the Joy of Math with MATHCOUNTS Math Club by Genevieve Esmende
- Tuesday, September 20 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 PM PST – Empathy Interviews in Mathematics Classrooms by Dr. Kara Imm
- Saturday, September 24 from 10 AM to 11 AM PST – Analyzing Improvisational Conversations in Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms by Dr. Darryl Yong
- Saturday, September 24 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM PST – Making Math a Festival: How to Build Fun Math Communities in Your Classroom and Beyond by Daniel Kline
- Saturday, September 24 from 12:30 PM to 2 PM PST – N-Gauge in Mathematical Conversations by Sandhya Raman
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.