Professional Development

Educator Workshops

Come see how the world of automobiles opens doors to learning. Each Educator Workshop will provide an in-depth look at curriculum for your classroom (K-12) to create meaningful connections for students. Earn clock hours as you tailor lessons to meet the needs of your students and walk away with materials to immediately implement in your school.


Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop | January 27, 2024  | 9 am – 2:30 pm

LeMay – America’s Car Museum and Foss Waterway Seaport present Full STEAM Ahead, bringing you creative new ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into your classroom. Educators from both museums will provide engaging, hands-on workshops for both primary and secondary teachers, offering lesson plans and supplementary materials for educators to utilize in their own classrooms.

Registration includes lunch, cross-curricular lesson plans, parking and admission to each museum. Participation in the program qualifies for 5 STEM clock hours.

Registration fee:

Early Bird Rate (Before Jan 1): $45

Regular Rate (Starting Jan 1): $55

Registration is now closed.

* Please note that refunds cannot be issued following the close of program registration. In order to receive a refund prior to the close of registration, all cancellations must be made in writing.

Please check with your school district regarding reimbursement for professional development.


Force, Motion & Automobiles

Presented by LeMay-America’s Car Museum

Why has automobile design changed over time? What do Newton’s Laws of Motion have to do with seatbelts? How can patterns help make predictions?

Explore the answers to these questions and more with educators from LeMay – America’s Car Museum, as we drive into our Force and Motion unit! Developed to provide an engaging, hands-on experience, these three lessons will introduce your students to the basic concepts of force and motion, test your students’ design and engineering skills, and bring everything together with the ultimate test of your class’s new knowledge and skills as they construct a wacky machine that can be used to predict future motion.


Under Pressure

Presented by Foss Waterway Seaport

Join instructors from the Foss Waterway Seaport for a series of hands-on science experiments involving balloons and other common household items. Teachers will use pressure to suck a balloon into a jar, put a wooden skewer through it without popping it, and maybe even mess around with some fire! In this session you’ll learn how heat and cold cause ocean currents and more. Wow your students and engage them in fun, exciting science.


(Items in BOLD count toward clock hours)

9 am:

Event Begins

9 – 9:30 am: Registration/Welcome and Introductions
9:30 – 11:30 am: Session 1
11:30 am – 12 pm: Lunch (provided) & Gallery Exploration
12 – 2 pm: Session 2
2 – 2:30 pm: Wrap-up Discussion & Closing Remarks

2:30 pm:

Event Concludes

Event Details:

When: Saturday, January 27, 2024  | 9 am – 2:30 pm

Where: LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Contact: Education Department – [email protected]  |  253.683.3978