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Outreach Programs

Workshops/Seminars for High School Teachers

Geoscape Bay Area for Earth Sciences Teachers

You are invited to a workshop for Earth science teachers about Earth sciences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn about current scientific research and understanding of the local geoscape.  This workshop is to enhance your skills, confidence, and knowledge of Earth sciences and invigorate classroom instruction, aligned with California State content standards. You will be taught to use to the Quake-catcher Network which turns your classroom computer into a seismometer.

Stanford Summer Teaching Institute

July 6 - 10, 2015

The Stanford Summer Teaching Institute is a collection of short courses focused on the development of effective instructional practices for a variety of content areas and grade levels.  A second session will be offered August 3-7, 2015.


How To Learn Math

This free online course offers important new research ideas on learning, the brain, and math that can transform students’ experiences with math. The course is primarily for teachers and parents and others who may help students with math. It consists of short videos interspersed with various thinking tasks—such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, discussing ideas with peers in the class—to promote active engagement. The class features videos with leaders in education such as Carol Dweck, author of mindset theories, and Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Udacity.

Ecology & Sustainability: Experiences with Mexico’s Biocultural Diversity

July 16 - 26, 2015

During this 10-day summer course, teachers will go into the field in Mexico with the Center for Latin American Studies. Participants will work with scientists on research projects focusing on ecology, sustainability, and conservation science at Los Tuxtlas Tropical Biology Station in Veracruz, Mexico. Teachers will have the opportunity to work with science educators from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) to develop unit plans, lessons, or units for use in their classrooms.

Science Teaching Through Art (STAR)

The Science Teaching through Art (STAR) program encourages the intersection of art and science by teaching Stanford researchers of all levels to use art and visual aids in communicating their work to a general audience. STAR participants then visit local high schools for a poster presentation.