Department of Education, Innovation and Technology

Teacher Professional Development


Face-to-Face Courses


Each BioEd professional development course uses a teaching unit or module which is designed to provide six-nine weeks of instruction integrating guided inquiry science with mathematics, reading and language arts. Individual activities (in PDF format), online demonstrations of activities, video presentations by scientists and educators, slide sets for classroom use and online workshops are available for free viewing or download at our BioEd Online Website.

The Baylor Summer Science Institute is conducted annually in collaboration with the Houston Independent School District for approximately 250 elementary and middle school teachers.

CEO workshops and series can be tailored to meet the needs and requirements of individual schools and/or school districts. Additional topics are available by request.

For more information, contact Nancy P. Moreno, Ph.D. at (713) 798-8200, (800) 798-8244, or by email at


Online Professional Development


Teachers may participate in online courses found on the BioEd Online website (appropriate for elementary and middle school and high school teachers). These resources utilize state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to online professional development, reliable, cutting-edge life science information and educational tools for biology and related subjects.

Additionally, BioEd Online offers supplemental videos on science content, just-in-time lesson demonstrations, and teaching strategies.


Funding for professional development online resources provided by: Houston Endowment Inc., Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant numbers 51006084, 51004102, 51000105; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant number 5R25ES010698; National Science Foundation grant number 0723433; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant number: 57363; and Science Education Partnership Award, NIH grant number 1R25RR032158.