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A flurry of paid PD opportunities from Ignited

Ignited Summer Fellowship Program
Ignited empowers teachers by connecting them directly with industry professionals. The Summer Fellowship Program has in-person, remote, and hybrid 7-week and 8-week projects in a wide variety of subjects and industries, with a strong STEM emphasis. Participants earn $9,800 for completing a hands-on company project and working with a coach to turn learnings into classroom curriculum. CEUs available. We recommend applying by March 1, 2023.

Ignited Experience Weeks
Learn about industries and careers to generate classroom-ready ideas that inspire students. This summer, Ignited has weeks focusing on Ocean Acidification sponsored by NOAA, Environmental Science sponsored by the EPA, Biotechnology, Architectural Engineering, and Water. Go on in-person tours, job shadows and employee panels while earning $1,100 to generate an industry-aligned lesson for your students.

Calling all California life science teachers! Supported by Genentech, the Futurelab+ Professional Learning Community (PLC) offers a week-long biotech Summer Institute and on-going professional development focused on an open-source biotechnology curriculum. Teachers in the PLC are eligible for stipends, continuing education credits, and lab supplies - not to mention a network of teachers teaching biotech and access to volunteer biotech professionals.

This year’s Summer Institute will be held June 19-23 in South San Francisco. Opt-in to a Biotech Industry Week at Genentech headquarters July 17-21, and take part in on-going 2023/24 school year PLC events. You will receive lab supplies and materials from BABEC. Teachers from Title 1 schools prioritized.

Note: Teachers outside the Bay Area eligible for travel reimbursement!


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