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

Fall Workshops at the Academy

Rainforest Kit Training (grades K - 3)


© Tyler Christensen

December 7 at 8:30 am

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

Rainforest Kit Training (Grades 4 - 8)


© Neil Palmer (CIAT)

December 14 at 8:30 am

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

Customized Professional Development for Groups

Teacher Workshop Catalog

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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.

For PD Facilitators: Toolkits for Supporting Teachers

Establish Positive Culture


Learn about how to cultivate a positive culture that supports valuable learning experiences for adults.

Plan for Success


When planning a new PD at the Academy, how do we start? We've outlined our steps in graphic organizers for you!

NGSS Demystified

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Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.

Science Notebook Corner

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.

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.

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We Thank Our Donors

The W. Richard Bingham Family provides generous support for online educational materials for teachers.

Teacher Education Sponsors

Teacher Education programs and activities are also generously supported by the Cedar Tree Foundation, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, MacWhorter Family Trust, and the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education.

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