Professional Development

Professional Development

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) offers professional development courses for teachers, school administrators, and museum educators. Held in Sausalito at BADM, our teacher workshops provide practical and innovative ways for educators to help students flourish in and out of the classroom. Upcoming events below:


Institute of Museum and Library Sciences Professional Development Workshop

September 17 & September 24, 2016 – PROGRAMS FULL – Please check back for future opportunities

Do you work at a Title 1 school or federally subsidized preschool? Come join us for a free professional development workshop on September 17 or September 24! Thanks to a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, we are offering a four-hour professional development workshop free of charge to teachers who serve federally subsidized preschools or Title I elementary schools (with priority given to educators who participated in BADM’s school visit programs, including our Google funded STEM Field Trip Day). Plus, all educators who attend receive a $50 stipend. Each session runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and includes morning coffee and a light breakfast.

As part of our commitment to bringing to life the intersection between creativity and high-quality STEM education, the workshop provides educators with the opportunity to:

  • Experience hands-on programming to engage, prepare, and inspire you to integrate engineering, design thinking, and creativity into the classroom.
  • Gain strategies to communicate with families about the importance of creative thinking in all content areas.
  • Network and collaborate with other early childhood educators while engaged in the process of Rapid Activity Design.



Educator’s Day

October 2, 2016

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Don’t miss Educator’s Day on October 2, 2016 at BADM. Teachers receive free admission (for themselves and their families) with RSVP. We are demoing STEM Workshop activities from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. To RSVP, please fill out this online form.