Educators

We offer programs and resources for educators to connect their lessons to Berkeley Lab research and scientists. For monthly updates on new programs, sign up for our Educator Newsletter.

Flier for Q Camp: Text reads "The strangeness of quantum physics is being harnessed to revolutionize computing as we know it. Join us for a week-long professional development camp for STEM teachers, during which you will get a primer on the fundamentals of computing, learn hands-on the oftentimes perplexing phenomena of quantum physics, and apply those phenomena to solve computing problems in new ways. The aim is to provide you with sufficient background, support, and NGSS-linked lesson materials to bring these concepts into your classrooms to introduce students to this new and rapidly growing field."

Now open: Teacher Externship Week 2022

This year's Teacher Externship Week will be part of QCaMP, a program hosted by Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs with an emphasis on teaching students about the future of quantum applications across STEM fields. Participating educators will receive training and materials for teaching these subjects, and a stipend of $1000 for attending.

The program will run virtually June 13-17.

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Educator Programs

a scientist hold a bubble full of vapor up for a classroom of students during a demonstration

Berkeley Lab staff are volunteering to virtually share their experiences and work in STEM with classrooms. We invite students and teachers to meet researchers, ask questions, and get an inside look at STEM professions.

Bookings are now open for spring 2022.


Teacher Externship Week

The Berkeley Lab Teacher Externship Week gives educators an opportunity to learn about the innovative research happening at Berkeley Lab with the goal of finding ways to connect their curriculum to Berkeley Lab research.

Teacher Externship Week 2022 will be a part of QCaMP (see above).

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Educator Resources

Live Science is a series of live shows that explore innovative research and related hobbies at home. Each episode highlights scientists and researchers at Berkeley Lab. Accompanying teacher guides and student activity worksheets contain NGSS-aligned lessons related to the episode's topic.

STEM Career Talks are themed career talks every other Thursday of the month to learn about the wide diversity of STEM professions. Each session, we will be joined by Berkeley Lab staff, Bay Area professionals, and other guest experts to talk about their careers and how they got there. Talks are recorded for everyone to view at a later time.

View our running Virtual Resources list for a wide range of programs, platforms, and media for all grade levels and subjects.