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Teacher Institute

Our Mission

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) has been the professional development home for middle school and high school science teachers since 1984.

TI offers a rich mix of hands-on activities based on Exploratorium exhibits, content-based discussions, classroom materials, web-based teaching resources, and machine shop experiences.

We offer summer institutes and district-wide in-service programs for both new and experienced teachers. Our growing family of alumni may also attend a variety of Saturday workshops. All program participants are provided with stipends for attending our institutes and workshops.

Summer Institute

If you are a middle school or high school science or mathematics teacher, we have something for you: Immerse yourself in the Exploratorium’s philosophy of inquiry-based, hands-on teaching by attending our annual Summer Institute.

The dates for the 2014 Summer Institute are Monday, July 7 to Friday July 25 (9:00am – 3:30pm). Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute are now closed.

If you have previously attended a summer institute, you are a Teacher Institute alumnus. We offer various workshops for alumni during the summer and on Saturdays. More information is available on the Alumni web page.

Beginning Teacher Program

Enhance your knowledge of science while learning how to bring the Exploratorium’s inquiry-based, hands-on philosophy of teaching into your classroom by participating in our 2-year Beginning Teacher Program, open to Bay Area teachers.

Leadership Program

Are you interested in mentoring or coaching new teachers? Find out about our Leadership Program.

Did you attend the NSTA Conference in Boston?

Find out about our conference presentations.