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Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2015 has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest, and please check back here for future professional development opportunities.


"Your summer institute was one of the best that I've attended. The curriculum that you've developed over the years was thoughtfully designed and you really delivered a nice overview of the program over the three-day period." 

What: The Institute focuses on the professional development of out-of-school-time STEM educators, particularly front-line staff and administrators.

If you want to start or refresh your after-school science club, this Institute will prepare you from start-up through implementation.

We will explore Techbridge's proven science-and-engineering-focused, inquiry-based curriculum (designed for grades 4-12) while we delve into best strategies:

  • How to design a successful after-school STEM program
  • Recruiting and engaging youth
  • Elevating the impact of field trips and visits with role models
  • Developing your staff's STEM confidence and facilitation skills
  • Implementing effective family outreach to support your students' emerging STEM identities
  • Integrating career exploration to connect STEM learning to your students' lives

Optional:  Summer Institute Participants may earn two Continuing Education Units (CEU) through California State University East Bay ($200 additional fee).

Who should attend: While primarily geared toward after-school program staff and youth development leaders, the Institute will prove helpful to museum educators, teachers, parents, and others interested in supporting youth in STEM.

Cost: The Institute fee is $800 per person for three full days of professional development. Lunch, snacks and all materials are provided each day.

Every participant will receive a digital copy of the complete Techbridge General Curriculum that includes icebreakers, design challenges, and hands-on activities in engineering disciplines including mechanical, chemical, structural and environmental and more..

Please see the Registration Form for Early Bird and Bring-a-Friend Discounts. Limited Financial Aid is available.

Questions? Contact Megan Davis, Girls Go Techbridge Program Manager, at 510-777-9170 x314 or

"This is the best workshop I've ever been to. It's nice to see good teaching practices used in a workshop rather than just talking about them." 


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