Professional Development
GEMS Curriculum Sequences

Join us in Berkeley for a GEMS Curriculum Sequences Workshop: Grades 3-5, July 15-16, 2008; Grades 6-8, July 17-18, 2008.

This workshop is designed for

  • those who are using the new GEMS Curriculum Sequence, Space Science and are looking for an in-depth understanding of how best to present the units and maximize their effectiveness, and for
  • those who are evaluating the curriculum and want to gain a better understanding of the GEMS Curriculum Sequences content, philosophy, and approach as well as the benefits of using the sequences in providing an in-depth, grade appropriate unit on space science.

Topics and activities to be covered

In-depth review of theGEMS Curriculum Sequences philosophy and approach to teaching space science.

How GEMS Curriculum Sequences address benchmarks and standards in science from AAAS, National Science Education Standards, and state and other benchmarks for learning.

Overview of the units used in each sequence; review of options for teaching topics each year, the "vertical" approach, or all in one year, the "horizontal" approach.

The benefits of the features in the GEMS Curriculum Sequences teacher guides and how to implement them.

Firsthand experience with inquiry activities from GEMS Curriculum Sequencesunits.
A sneak peek at units in development.

General Information

Participants are responsible for lodging and travel.

Sessions are held at Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley.

Sessions will remain open until filled.

As we near the session dates, please call to verify there is space available.

Cancellations: We are unable to refund fees for cancellations made less than two weeks in advance.

Register online

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For more information, contact GEMS Workshop Administrator Terry Cort at (510) 643-0672 or reach her by e-mail: Custom Professional Development can also be arranged for your school on most of the GEMS Teacher's Guides; call for details.

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