Classes, Workshops, Resources and Scholarships
Monterey Bay Aquarium Professional educators are essential and respected partners in fulfilling the Aquarium's conservation, education and science missions. Each year hundreds of teachers and school administrators come to the Aquarium to enhance their knowledge and add to their collection of classroom activities. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/lc/teachers_place/edu_programs.aspx
California Theater Center is a non-profit theater in its 26th season of performing for young audiences
Mariposa's Art provides after-school art and music programs and community workshops that focus on developing leadership and social skills, addressing key health issues, and promoting academic success and career development. Serving over 2,000 students county wide each year, Mariposa's Art continues to grow. We have recently expanded to include Drama Teach and Mural Teach to our already successful offering, which includes: Art Teach, Guitar Teach, and Art & Leadership programs. Visit our site for more information, and find out how to get involved: http://mariposasart.org/
On-Going Classes and Workshops for Teacher and Administrators, Santa Cruz County Office of
Palace Arts Teacher Workshops are held throughout the year. Brush up on your art skills for the classroom! http://stores.gopalace.com/teacher-community/
The Growing Classroom: An Introduction to Garden-Based Learning This two-day workshop is ideal for tho se interested in supplementing their existing science program with garden-based learning. Using The Growing Classroom activity guide for grades 2-6, you’ll experience hands-on activities, learn basic science concepts and g ardening techniques, and develop management strategies for a school gardening program. Find out how to connect core curriculum to the natural cycles of the garden. You’ll receive Life Lab’s 480 page book, The Growing Classroom as well as many other ideas and resources.
Cabrillo College, Early Childhood Development Classes, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 831-479-6100
Fellowships for innovative science, math and technology teaching. From the Educational Foundation of the American Association of University Women. For teaching girls, by female teachers. http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/ Applications due in January every year.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center offers educator workshops for teachers that would like to bring their students to the Center.The workshops educate teachers about the live and interactive research exhibits. They also help the teachers plan activities for future classroom visits. There is a fee of $15.Call 459-4939 http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/lp-teacher.html
The Child Development Resource Center of the Santa Cruz Office of Education offers workshops for childcare providers and early education teachers on an occasional basis. http://www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/ed_services/child_dev.html
Musikgarten has classes to train teachers http://www.musikgarten.org/become_teacher.cfm
The Monterey Bay Area Math Project offers mathematics professional development classes at summer institutes for elementary and middle school teachers. Stipends are available. http://csmp.ucop.edu/sites/view/10/project/cmp/monterey-bay-area-mathematics-project-mbamp
The Central Coast Writing Project offers an annual Sierra Writing Retreat every summer in Yosemite National Park for teachers. UC Santa Cruz Extension Credit may be available. Call 459-4506 http://ccwp.ucsc.edu/Santa Cruz County Green Schools Program http://www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/www.santacruzcountyrecycles/Green_Schools/index.html
Parents Leadership Institute, Patty Wipfler, Director, gives classes and workshops for those who lead parents and teachers. 650-322-5323 http://www.parentleaders.org
Watsonville Wetlands Watch The Watsonville Wetlands Watch strives to help educators access the necessary tools to get their students outdoors and to make their experiences fun and enriching. We offer free access to the Fitz WERC’s library, classroom laboratory, materials and field equipment, as well as online lesson plans. Click on the link to view a complete description of WERC classroom resources http://www.fitzwerc.org/class_resources.htm