Summer Institute for Educators

For seven years, the Greater Good Science Center brought together educators from all over the world to learn and grow together as part of our Summer Institute for Educators (SIE). In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic required we re-think the way we engage educators in professional development opportunities and we did something we had wanted to do for a number of years: we took the content from our Summer Institute and adapted it to an online environment.

For those interested in attending our summer institute either in past years or in the future, we encourage you to explore our new online course: Teaching and Learning for the Greater Good

Currently, we are not planning on offering a 2021 or 2022 in-person Summer Institute for Educators. We are considering new and innovative ways to connect with educators, building on the content in Teaching and Learning for the Greater Good. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming professional development opportunities for educators.


  • Pamela Seigle, Leading Together
    “The Greater Good Science Center is a tremendous resource for educators seeking to learn about the latest research and to understand how to apply it in practical ways to their work in schools.”

    ― Pamela Seigle, Executive Director, Leading Together

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