Beyond Benign

Professional Development

K12 Professional Development

Our K-12 Professional Development for teachers is aimed at bringing high-quality training in the theory and practice of green chemistry in the classroom.

Teacher Training workshops

One-day and multi-day workshops are delivered by Beyond Benign staff in partnership with Beyond Benign’s Lead Teachers and are held throughout the United States.
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On-line courses

On-line courses in green chemistry (introductory and advanced courses) are offered each summer for high school teachers, providing professional development points and graduate credits for continuing education for teachers.
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Lead Teacher Program

Our Lead Teacher Program is for teachers who are looking to deepen their professional development and empower others to adopt green chemistry in their classrooms.
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Upcoming Events

Beyond Benign hosts teacher workshops at regional and national chemistry and science education meetings on a regular basis. Link to our full calendar to see if we are coming to a meeting near you.
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"Great staff – bright, articulate, attentive to questions and needs. The best professional development I have attended!"

- Carol Mutchler, Wilmington High School, MA

frequently asked questions

How can I bring a workshop to my area?


We partner directly with local, regional and national education and science organizations to bring green chemistry workshops to teachers throughout the country. Learn about our Partnerships (link to partners page), or contact us to inquire about bringing a workshop to your area.

Is continuing education credit available?


Yes! Professional development points are typically provided at in-person workshops and depend on the length of the workshop and hours of training. Continuing education credits are available for our on-line courses.

What's the cost to attend your workshops?


We typically obtain sponsorship to carry out the workshops and offer teachers to attend free-of-charge. Workshops associated with a regional or national meeting may require conference registration fees to attend. And, our on-line courses require a fee due to the infrastructure and delivery of the course.

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