Professional Learning

We work with our partners to provide teachers with high-quality professional learning opportunities so they can engage students in successful learning.

To be successful, students need to learn key skills—such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication—and meet academic goals. Teachers need access to high-quality professional learning experiences that help them keep students engaged while they impart key skills and teach state standards to mastery.

  • We partner with CalRecycle’s Office of Education and the Environment to support production of their teacher professional learning webinars. The webinars enlist master teachers to introduce content, pedagogy and best practices to educators who are interested in using the EEI Curriculum to incorporate the Environmental Principles and Concepts into their lessons.
  • We partner with the San Mateo County Office of Education to offer the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative, which provides area K–8 teachers with a unique opportunity to participate in professional learning focused on teaching the Next Generation Science Standards using project-based learning and the local environment.
  • We partnered with the Marin County Office of Education on the Advancing Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Sciences (ATLAS) program. This professional learning offering is designed to provide a sustainable pathway for every student to participate in integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts​, and ​Math) learning across the North Bay region. Full implementation is set for summer 2019, with over 60 educators and local nonformal education partners—including NatureBridge, Slide Ranch, the Marin Mammal Center, WildCare,, and One Tam—participating.

Our partners in this work:



California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs, and maintains a tradition of environmental stewardship. CalRecycle's vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to…

State Education and Environment Roundtable

The State Education and Environment Roundtable provides professional development programs to meet the needs of schools and districts. Their programs are highly interactive, and are designed to help teachers achieve standards-based learning goals…

San Mateo County Office of Education

The San Mateo County Office of Education is dedicated to serving San Mateo county's 23 school districts in a shared mission to deliver a top-rate educational experience for nearly 94,000 students. The San Mateo County…