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Professional Development

Teacher Training and PD Opportunities:

Teacher Opportunities:


Cal Alive! NGSS Field camp in Yosemite NP  

  • June 19-21, 26-28. Cost is $99 all inclusive, credit avialable. Call 888-325-3288

California Academy of Sciences PD

  • Explore heredity, the rain forest, and even borrow a coral kit for the classroom!


Chabot Science Center k-12  Teacher PD;

  • "Teach students CCSS and NGSS using the environment as the background with the innovative Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum". Saturday May 16, 2015 9a011:30 am at Chabot Science Center, Oakland. FREE. Contact to register.

Forestry PD 

  • The Northern Ca Society of American Forestry invites you to particpate in one of 4 1-week sessions.  Please call their helpline at 1-888-348-7765 for further questions.

Sunpower PD Teacher 9-12.

  • Funded fully by Sunpower, $30 stipend  3.5 days of training, hands-on learning. August 10-13 at 1414 Harbor Way South, richmond.  Contact Sunpower or 510-540-0550
  • Sunpower curriculum is avialible for k-12 at no cost. Contact the education dept for complete list and access.

Student Opportunities:


Sunpower Solar Science Academy for 9-12 Students.

  • CSUEastBay, Concord Campus   July 13-17 8am-4pm free transportation, by teacher recommendation not cost.  Contact;   Registration:

Contra Costa STEM Summer Camps

  • multiple opportunities for 9-12 grade students to attend a variety of STEM Summer camps with industry partners. Sessions; Engineering, Biotech, Solar Science Academy and Environmental Sciences. Low cost or free with scholarships available. Contact: Contra Costa Economic Partnership or call 925-672-3759 for info and registration. Teachers can participate as facilitators for the above camps and be paid a stipend, space available, contact CCEP.