By becoming a GEMS Associate:
As a GEMS Associate, 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.
A GEMS Associate 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.
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 through our Center. Then, you must attend all sessions of an Associates' Professional Development.