Professional Development Opportunities

Cal Teach is excited to announce that math teacher Valerie Neer (Cypress High School) is continuing to facilitate the participation of Cal Teach interns, graduates, and host teachers in teacher professional development events and opportunities during the 2019-2020 school year. We will list those events and opportunities (and other opportunities we hear about along the way) here!

Want to get involved in the planning for Cal Teach-hosted professional development opportunities, perhaps as an independent study? Email Cal Teach to let us know!

Upcoming Professional Development Events
(scroll down for even more non-event opportunities, such as courses for both students & in-service teachers)

 NMAAHC STEM Master Teacher Program - Apply by October 19, 2019!
NMAAHC STEM Master Teacher Program Flyer
The NMAAHC is continuing with second year of the STEM Master Teacher Fellowship! This fellowship is for STEM teacher with at least 5 years of experience and "provides an opportunity for a K-12 STEM teacher to work remotely with the National Museum of African American History and Culture staff throughout the 2019-2020 school year, and onsite for the selected teacher’s spring break, and a two-month period during the summer in Washington, DC. The NMAAHC STEM Master Teacher Fellow will be an integral member of the NMAAHC Education team as they assist in providing professional development workshops and virtual content to K-12 STEM teachers across the nation." Learn more & apply here!


California Academy of Sciences Teacher Workshops
The California Academy of Sciences holds multiple teacher professional development workshops throughout the year. For the 19-20 school year, you can learn how to use science notebooks strategically to get your students thinking like scientists, become eligible to rent a rainforest kit for your classroom, urban science, and more! See dates and more information here.

Courses suggested by Cal Teach to assist your Professional Development

EDS124BR: Teaching Computation for Everyone - UC Online Course - Offered Fall 2019

Teaching Computation for Everyone
            Current Students: Consider enrolling in Professor Beth Simon’s Fall 2019 online course, Teaching Computation in the Digital World (4 units). More details here!
            In-Service Teachers: Beth Simon has developed more flexible and inexpensive options for in-service teachers. Cal Teach recommends this as it is impressive and may meet your needs.
            Questions? Come by the Cal Teach offices or email Professor Simon 

EDS124AR: Teaching Computation in the Digital World - UC Online Course - Offered Fall 2019 

EDS 124AR: Teaching Computation in the Digital World
Do you dream of teaching secondary computer science one day, or do you just want to know how to include computational thinking better into your classes? Learn more about this awesome course here!

Professional Development Teacher Resources

NAMI Mental Health Ending the Silence Teacher Resource Guide 2018