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.

Educator Night at the Museum | October 8  | 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Educators, you’re invited! Join us for a fun, FREE evening at the museum.

Educator Night at the Museum is an exciting opportunity for area educators to relax and mingle while learning more about the resources and programs offered by prominent organizations in the Puget Sound area. Discover engaging, innovative, standards-based ways to bring the arts, social studies, science and other subjects into your classroom or to bring your students out into the community!

Highlights include:
• Light bites and refreshments
• Private viewing of exhibitions
• Entry in raffles to win fabulous prizes
• A “one-stop-shopping” opportunity to sample the educational resources of over 30 local community, arts, cultural and science organizations!


Please RSVP through the ticket link listed by October 1 so we can plan on numbers. Registration still possible at the event.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Where: LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Parking: Please park in the Museum’s lot when you arrive and check-in at the registration tables in the lobby of the Museum.

Contact: Education Department –  |  253.683.3978

Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop | February 29  | 9 am – 4 pm

Tacoma’s Museum District brings you creative new ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into your classroom. Educators from America’s Car Museum, Foss Waterway Seaport, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum provide engaging, hands-on workshops for both primary and secondary teachers.


Participation qualifies educators to receive up to 6 clock hours via PSESD. Registration includes lunch, cross-curricular lesson plans, parking and admission to each museum.

Registration Open Soon!

How are you incorporating STEAM into your classroom? Do you have questions for the STEAM panelists? If so, share them on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #FullSTEAM2020.

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

Event Details:

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: LeMay – America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Contact: Education Department –  |  253.683.3978