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Educator Events

Where to go to broaden education-related skill sets.

EMP offers a variety of valuable events that support the efforts of local educators, including biannual Teacher Professional Development Days, Homeschool Days, and music and literary student competitions such as Write Out of This World.

Homeschool Days

Beginning in fall 2014, EMP will offer homeschooled students and their families a unique opportunity to participate in thematic hands-on experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits and content. Each homeschool day will feature a different student-centered workshop led by a professional teaching artist, a guided gallery experience, and free time to explore our exciting and interactive exhibits. Registration for the first event in September will open soon.

  • September 18, 2014—Theme: The Science of Sound
  • November 20, 2014
  • January 15, 2015
  • March 19, 2015
  • May 21, 2015

S.T.E.A.M. Power: Turn on the Heat with Creativity and Innovation in Teaching

Join EMP Museum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, and Pacific Science Center for a day dedicated to inspiring and supporting educators.

Explore innovative ways to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. Dive in to hands-on activities that teach the practices of science, math, and technology using the tools of art! Workshops include:

  • Picture This! Using Data in the Classroom
  • The Art of Science / The Science of Art
  • Bodies and Brains in Synchronous Motion
  • February 8, 2014, EMP Museum, 8:30am–4:00pm