By becoming a GEMS Teacher:
As a GEMS Teacher, you'll be in good and plentiful companywe
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.