Summer Opportunities for Teachers

I spend my summers camping, traveling and going to the beach with my kids, but if I didn’t I might do one of these:

The IISME Summer Fellowship Program places San Francisco Bay Area teachers into summer fellowships with Bay Area technology companies. There is an $8,200 stipend.

Stanford University’s Office of Science Outreach and Lawrence Berkeley Labs have paid summer research fellowships for teachers.
The Coastal Marine Biolabs teacher training on the Barcode of Life Program pays a stipend, and it will transform your teaching of molecular biology.

The California State University’s STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program can set you up with an 8-week research fellowship at a number of Bay Area labs such as those run by NASA and the Department of Energy. There is a $4000 stipend. This program is restricted to current CSU students and recent graduates of the CSU system.

Frontiers in Physiology is the American Physiological Society’s (APS) flagship program for the professional development of middle and high school science teachers.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has a summer internship program with a stipend.

The Moss Landing Marine Laboratories have Marine Science Research Summer Institutes for teachers. They pay a stipend.

San Jose State University’s Bay Area Earth Science Institute offers geology workshops and field trips that sometimes pay a stipend.

Chabot Space & Science Center Climate Change High School Teacher Institute.

NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium offers weeklong professional development training for teachers. This aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions.

NASA’s Maven Educator Ambassador Project offers a stipend.

National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education offers world-class professional development opportunities throughout the U.S.


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