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


Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at San José State University provides resources and support for K-12 teachers in the greater San José area. 

Contact Information

Diane K. Davis, Director
Science Building 304
Phone: (408) 924-4884