How Can I Be Part of GEMS?

By becoming a GEMS Teacher:
As a GEMS Teacher, you'll be in good and plentiful company—we estimate that well over half-a-million teachers have presented GEMS activities, with more joining our growing national network every day. GEMS Teachers present GEMS activities to students. That is all there is to it! Whether you use one GEMS unit to supplement what you already teach or many GEMS units to construct your science and/or mathematics curriculum, you are a GEMS Teacher.

By becoming a GEMS Leader:
A GEMS Leader is someone who shares GEMS with other educators, usually other teachers, but also university educators, parents, administrators, and community leaders, whether in professional development or in more informal ways. This is a purposely all-encompassing category, including, for example, educators who have never attended GEMS Leader's Professional Development. As a GEMS Leader, if you wish, you can appear on the GEMS Professional Development Referral List. Many educators do attend GEMS Leader's Professional Development to launch themselves in their role. Contact Karen Milligan (510/642-1981) for general information or to arrange GEMS Leader's Professional Development at your site.

By becoming a GEMS Associate:
A GEMS Associate is an active presenter of GEMS Professional Development who has completed GEMS Associate's Professional Development taught by Lawrence Hall of Science GEMS staff. GEMS Associates understand the GEMS approach and the depth and breadth of the GEMS series and receive a certificate as an acknowledgment of completing the intensive session. Their names are added to a list of GEMS Associates and to the GEMS Professional Development Referral List. To become a GEMS Associate, you must first of all be, or want to be, an active presenter of GEMS Professional Development. Then, you must attend all sessions of an Associates' workshop. Three-day GEMS Associate sessions are offered several times a year at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

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