Support for the K-12 Community

University of California- Berkeley Professional Development Providers (UCBPDP) is a coalition of professional learning units located at UC Berkeley that partner directly with K-16 teachers, instructional leaders, and administrators from Bay Area schools and districts. We aim to support lifelong learning for educators throughout their careers, bridging K-16 communities of research and practice.

Learn more about the individual units that comprise UCBPDP and how they support professional learning.

Programs for Teachers

Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP)

Since 1983, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) has offered inspiring professional learning opportunities for K-12 mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and Napa counties. Specializing in support for Common Core implementation and preparation for the new Smarter Balanced assessments, BAMP has a particular focus on equity and supporting English learners. Learn more about our programs: 

https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/programs_for_schools/professional_development#math

Bay Area Science Project (BASP)

The Bay Area Science Project (BASP) is a teacher leadership network committed to quality science education that is equitable and accessible for all students, and is based on research, sound teaching strategies, and teachers' experience of effective classroom practice.

Learn more about our programs https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/programs_for_schools/professional_development

Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP)

The BAY AREA WRITING PROJECT (BAWP) is an organization of, by, and for teachers of writing across grade levels (K-16) and disciplines. We are dedicated to improving the teaching and uses of writing across subject areas through a variety of programs–both on the university campus, in Bay Area schools, and internationally. Since 1974, BAWP has been a vital resource not only in the teaching of writing but also as a model of professional development, teacher leadership, and instructional transformation. Firmly rooted in the belief that teachers are the best teachers of teachers, BAWP offers professional development taught by experienced and effective teachers. Each year we serve hundreds of teachers and their students throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Learn more about our programs https://bayareawritingproject.org

Berkeley World Language Project (BWLP)

BWLP provides programs for World Language, EL, and Heritage Language teachers to develop instructional practices that engage all learners. Offers technology workshops for WL teachers, PBLL (Project-based Language Learning), and World Language Teacher Leadership training. Provides professional development for world language teachers at sites and on the UC Berkeley campus focusing on engaging students with standards-based instruction that embeds literacy skills and the inquiry process.

Learn more about our programs http://bwlp.berkeley.edu

California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP)

CRLP supports California’s K-12 teachers and administrators with professional learning to aid in the successful implementation of the CA Common Core Standards for ELA/Literacy and English Language Development with an emphasis on providing access for all learners.

Learn more about our programs https://crlp.berkeley.edu/

Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S)

Founded in 2004 and housed within the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD), the Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S) promotes high quality education as an essential component of urban and metropolitan vitality to create equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities for all. CC+S's Y-PLAN (Youth - Plan, Learn, Act, Now) Initiative empowers young people to tackle real-world problems in their communities through project-based civic learning experiences directly in their core curricular classrooms. As an action research initiative, Y-PLAN has engaged thousands of young people and hundreds of schools, teachers, and civic partners across the United States and around the world over the past two decades.

Learn more about our programs http://y-plan.berkeley.edu and http://citiesandschools.berkeley.edu

College and Career Academy Support Network (CCASN)

Since 1998 CCASN has been working to increase educational opportunities that offer each young person support and guidance, productive engagement in the world outside of school, and preparation for both college and careers. This research-based strategy has been effective for hundreds of thousands of teenagers, including low-income students of color. CCASN offers professional development, coaching, resource materials, and technical assistance for secondary educators, schools, and districts. CCASN also conducts research to document and improve practice, and advises policy makers at all levels.

Learn more about our programs https://casn.berkeley.edu

Lawrence Hall of Science

For 50 years the Lawrence Hall of Science has designed, led, developed, and supported high-quality science and math professional learning experiences, PeK-16, in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally, and internationally. We offer a variety of outstanding professional learning options for educators and leaders that help districts, schools, afterschool programs, outdoor/environmental education programs, science centers, educators, parents, and youth realize the potential of activating science and math learning, and STEM literacy for all. Professional learning materials and resources developed at the Hall are used by professional developers around the world.

Learn more about our programs https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org

Math for America Berkeley (MfA Berkeley)

The MfA Berkeley Master Teacher Program provides professional and leadership development for Bay Area Math and Science teachers (grades 6-12). Participating teachers receive an annual stipend and travel/materials funding.

Learn more about our http://mathforamerica.berkeley.edu

Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS)

ORIAS provides k-12 and community college teachers with opportunities to learn new content in World History and cross-disciplinary international topics. Programs include teacher reading groups in World History topics, thematic summer institutes, periodic evening and weekend workshops, a Speakers Bureau, one-on-one work with teachers seeking resources, and collaboration with districts to organize programs for teachers.

Learn more about our programs https://orias.berkeley.edu

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology's mission is to steward a vast collection of objects spanning the infinite breadth of human cultures to advance knowledge and understanding. The Hearst welcomes creative uses of the Museum's collections by K-12 educators and seeks to empower educators to teach with objects and improve students' museum literacy. Two workshops per year will be held to demonstrate and discuss the process of teaching with objects, provide teachers behind-the-scenes access to collections, and explore how to connect current exhibits with curriculum.

Learn more about our programs https://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/

Principal Leadership Institute (PLI)

PLI prepares, inducts, and supports a diverse community of equity-focused school leaders who will improve education for vulnerable and historically underserved students in California’s public schools in support of social justice.

Learn more about our programs http://principals.berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP)

UCBHSSP offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities for history teachers at sites, across districts, and on the UC Berkeley campus. Programs incorporate explicit planning for history, with an emphasis on the development of curricular materials that incorporate inquiry, literacy, and disciplinary thinking.

Learn more about our project at http://ucbhssp.berkeley.edu

Programs for Students

California Writing Project (CWP)

The over 40-year-old California Writing Project is a network of sixteen regional sites, nine housed on University of California campuses and eight on California State University campuses. We are the founding state network of the California Subject Matter Project and also of the National Writing Project. The California Writing Project has a central mission: to improve student writing and learning by improving the teaching of writing. Every year thousands of educators participate in CWP campus, school, and district professional learning programs focused on improving the literacy and writing of their students, in their schools, in their communities. These educators, representing all grade levels from kindergarten through university, often teach in disciplines other than English. CWP also provides programs that support credential candidates, administrators, students, and parents. While over 80% of CWP programs take place in schools and districts, educators are always welcome to join the project as individuals. One of the hallmarks of CWP is ensuring access for all interested educators, as well as offering them a professional home for the lifetime of their career.

Learn more about our https://www.californiawritingproject.org

National Writing Project (NWP)

The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

Learn more about our https://www.nwp.org

UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)

UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) offers challenging summer classes for high achieving and motivated young scholars. Since 1982, the program has invited excelling students from the Bay Area and around the world into a unique academic community. We look for strong students from all backgrounds who are hardworking, enjoy learning, and are prepared for an intellectually stimulating and demanding summer class.

Learn more about our https://atdp.berkeley.edu