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.

Upcoming Workshops at the Academy

Discovering the Colors of Our Earth and Sky


Fredrick Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, 1866. Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection

March 11 at 9:00 am

Explore color in this workshop integrating art and science.

Science Notebook Corner

Strategies for Reflection


Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.

Online Courses

Teacher Guide: Earthquakes

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

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.

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.

Pioneers in NGSS Training

Teachers earning certificates

Since 2013, we've been recognized for professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards.

Teacher Workshop Catalog

For Informal Educators


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

Urchin fertilization with the Teacher Institute

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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