Teacher Professional Development
Professional development and training opportunities in STEM for Pre-K to Grade 12 educators in the California Bay Area. Updated monthly.
Bay Area STEM Institute—San Jose State University
Climate Change: Science and Solutions
July 29 and July 30, 2020 9 am – 4 pm. Online teacher professional development workshop focusing on climate science and strategies for engaging students in solutions oriented, NGSS-based inquiry-based learning. The workshop will be completely online and will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as small group experiences. Teachers (Grades 6-12) earn a $150 stipend (you must attend the entire session and complete a follow-up activity). Earn 1 unit of Geology 104 for $50 (optional)
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.
San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative
The San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative (SMELC) is a series of paid Teacher Fellowships that build teacher capacity for designing and delivering learning experiences that are student-centered, problem- and project-based, solutions-oriented, and integrate real-world environmental and social issues.
STEM+C Teacher Institute - San Jose State University
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.