Resources for K-12 Teachers

Bay Area Earth Science Institute (BAESI)

Builds on 25 years of experience and the expertise of a unique interdisciplinary team of scientists and educators to support teachers in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards while making connections to the closely aligned Common Core State Standards.  Services include 1) professional development (in-person and online) that blends earth, life and environmental science concepts with ready-to-use classroom activities and 2) an E-STEM Web Portal  ( ) that features a searchable database of teacher-vetted resources including model lessons, illustrative NGSS-linked learning sequences, and self-paced  online courses.

Contact Information:
Prof. Ellen Metzger, Director
SJSU Duncan Hall 222
Phone: (408) 924-5048

Green Ninja Project

Helps young people take action on climate through engaging videos and practical school-based curriculum. Related educational materials are used to support teachers in the classroom and promote hands-on learning experiences for students.  The media and educational resources use storytelling and community action to help make solutions-based science interesting and relevant for students from all backgrounds. 

Contact Information:
Prof. Eugene Cordero, Director
Duncan Hall 618
Phone: (408) 924-5188

Jay Pinson STEM Education Program

The Jay Pinson STEM Education program is a collaborative effort dedicated to increasing the capacity of teachers to deliver effective instruction in STEM and mentoring youth to enter and excel in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career pipeline; and promoting the public’s understanding of issues related to STEM education and research.

Contact Information:
Dr. Virginia Lehmkuhl-Dakhwe, Director
Duncan Hall 8
Phone: (408) 924-4809

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Established in 1970, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program is one of the country's oldest and most successful programs to assist educationally disadvantaged and first-generation students attain degrees in math, engineering and science from four-year institutions.

Contact Information:

Susan Arias, Director  
Duncan Hall 241  
Phone: (408) 924-5034