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2023 Cell Science Teacher Academy


Interested in bringing cutting edge cell biology data and visualization tools to your classroom?  Join us at the Allen Institute for the 2023 Cell Science Teacher Academy! At this workshop, learn how to enhance cell biology instruction with research-grade human cell image data. Teacher Academy is an opportunity for educators to work with our scientists and researchers to learn how to use our open data tools in their classrooms, explore our curriculum resources, tour our specialized research labs, and learn from scientific staff about the latest and greatest in STEM career pathways and research. Teachers will receive a $600 stipend and 16 continuing education STEM clock hours will be available for eligible Washington educators for participation.

Aug 9 - 11, 2023

Allen Institute


9:00AM-4:00PM PT



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About This Event

Join us at the Allen Institute for the 2023 Cell Science Teacher Academy!

  • Deadline extended! Apply by May 23, 2023 at 10 pm PST
  • Three days of in-person workshops will take place in Seattle, WA, on August 9-11

This workshop is open to high school life science and pre-service teachers who are interested in enhancing their cell biology instruction to include research-grade human cell image data. Educators will collaborate with scientists to learn how to engage students in opportunities to explore variation in cell shape, structure, and function using tools from

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Dates: August 9-11, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Allen Institute, 615 Westlake Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109. Parking in our Roy St. parking garage will be validated each day. 

Workshop Key Highlights: 

  • Use our open data resources and technology tools in their classrooms including our Cell Feature Explorer, Visual Guide to Human Cells, and Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell to communicate disciplinary core ideas about cell structure and function, growth, specialization, and differentiation
  • Incorporate Allen Institute lessons aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  into teaching, including Mitosis and Microscopy and new lessons in development using our cell biology data. 
  • Collaborate with science staff and other teachers to explore curriculum resources suitable for diverse audiences.
  • Explore career options in STEM and cell biology as well as science-adjacent careers at the Allen Institute through panel participation and career curriculum resource sharing
  • Engage in talks and Q&A sessions with scientific staff to learn about developments in cell biology and stay current in your content knowledge 


  • Applicant must be able to attend three days of in-person workshops, August 9- 11, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in Seattle, WA 
  • Applicant must be currently employed and teaching a biological or life science course (life science electives, CTE, etc) or be a pre-service teacher interested in teaching life science.

Teachers who reside outside of the Seattle area or outside of Washington are welcome to apply if you are able to travel to Seattle. There is not a virtual or hybrid option. We have secured a hotel block a short walk from the Institute at EVEN Hotel that you are welcome to utilize.

Program Benefits: Participants will receive a $600 stipend award upon completion of this professional development experience. Teachers in Washington may also purchase 16 STEM clock hours through Washington Science Teachers Association.  

Applicant notification: All applicants will be notified of the decision on their applications by May 30, 2023. 

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