Teacher Professional Development
GRADES
9–12
June 17–21, 2019

Registration is now closed.

About the Institute

Join us to examine the role that humans have played in the stability and change of Monterey Bay. Explore our vibrant, local environment through field investigations. Make conservation issues and action relevant to students through development of a sense of place. Topics may include climate change science; physics, chemistry and biology of the kelp forest; plastic pollution; and sustainable seafood. Sessions will be held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and local field sites.

Opportunities

 
Collaborate with Colleagues
 
Discover New Teaching Strategies
 
Engage with Scientists and Experts
 
Explore Local Field Sites
 
Go Behind the Scenes at the Aquarium
 
Incorporate Technology
 
Integrate Inquiry-Based Curriculum
 
Support Common Core State Standards
 
Support Next Generation Science Standards

Fees

  • The institute is free
  • A stipend of $100 is available upon completion of the program
  • CEUs are available through CSU Monterey Bay for an additional fee (verify that your district office accepts CEUs, which are non-academic units)

Eligibility

  • Full-time 9th through 12th grade teachers
  • Teams of two to four teachers from the same or nearby schools; interdisciplinary teams encouraged

Requirements

  • Attend all summer sessions
  • Use the curriculum materials and technology applications with your students
  • Participate in the Aquarium's online professional development community

Related Classroom Activities

How to Apply

  • Each team member must complete the online application form
  • Have an administrator from each school or district complete the Administrator's Letter in support of your team
  • Submit all materials by March 18
  • You will receive notification by April 1

Beth Callaghan

Meet the Lead Instructor

Beth Callaghan
Senior Education Specialist
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"I hoped to have fun, be inspired by the Aquarium and the bay, and gain new ideas for science content and new strategies to become a better, stronger teacher. I left having met all of those. The modeling provided by staff, and support from other teachers in the institute, was simply amazing."

- Past participant, high school teacher


Educator Programs
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Phone: 831.648.4862
Fax: 831.647.4526
educatorprograms@mbayaq.org