California Academy of Sciences: Professional Development

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

For PD Facilitators, Schools, and Districts

Our Teacher Professional Development Principles

Read the reasoning behind the principles that guide our work in facilitating learning experiences for teachers.

Science in the Park

Learn more about how the Academy’s Teacher Professional Development staff can support your team of educators!

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

Science Notebook Corner


Explore this section to learn the basics of setting up science notebooks with your students.


Learn how science notebooks can help your students plan and carry out hands-on investigations.


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

Online Courses for Professional Learning

How science works logo UCMP California Academy of Sciences

This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

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Embark on a virtual expedition around the world in this online course, featuring videos, quizzes, and more.

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

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