Educator Events

Arizona Science Center's Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Center for Leadership in Learning provides opportunities for educators and professionals to Create, Relate and Innovate with the latest trends in STEM education. 

Makey Makey Trainings

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join us and the Makey Makey education team for a fun hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing our own inventions! The last hour and a half will be spent in Train-the-Trainer format in order to prepare you to train other teachers to use Makey Makey.

All participants must bring a laptop or device with an USB connection for the class. 

FEE: $125 per person (includes a free Makey Makey kit) 

Location: CREATE at Arizona Science Center

2017 Class Dates:

Oct. 28, 2017
Nov. 11, 2017
Dec. 16, 2017

2018 Class Dates:

Feb. 24, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 21, 2018

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Tinkering with STEM: Connections

October 28, 2017 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Linking Literacy with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Can an engineering mindset be taught?  What might be possible if we consider creating and engineering as a new form of cultural literacy?   Classrooms that support creativity allow for experimentation, providing playful time with materials and tools.  Join the fun as we make the connections between literacy and STEM - bringing Squishy Circuits and Small Motors to your maker spaces, re-thinking curriculum design, and tapping into children’s natural ability to innovate.

College credit is available through Paradise Valley Community College.

Click here to register online through INSPIRE Early Childhood Leadership Series


Treasures 4 Teachers Workshops

9 a.m.–11 a.m.

FEE: $35 per person

Location: Treasures 4 Teachers
3025 S 48th St #101, Tempe, AZ 85282

STEM in Your Classroom
Sept. 9, 2017

Grades Pre-K–3

Learn how to introduce STEM into your classroom with simple tinkering, making, and engineering projects for young learners. Participants will walk away with several easy lessons to implement right away. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

Spooktacular STEM
Oct. 21, 2017

Grades 3–12

Explore specially themed STEM activities designed around Halloween. Discover the exciting combination of chemicals, Treasures 4 Teacher supplies, and STEM to haunt your classroom. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

STEM is Coming to Town
Nov. 18, 2017

Grades Pre-K–3

With the holidays right around the corner, explore some simple and fun challenges for students that are connected to our favorite holiday stories. Participants will walk away with several easy lessons to implement right away. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

Maker Space on a Dime
Jan. 27, 2018

Grades 312

Discover the Maker In YOU!  Making in the classroom increases knowledge retention, content ownership, and excitement in learning while decreasing the need for constant classroom management. Build a solar powered STEM kit using supplies found at Treasures 4 Teachers. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

Spring Into STEM
Feb. 24, 2018

Grades Pre-K3

Learn how to introduce STEM into your classroom with simple tinkering, making, and engineering projects for young learners. Participants will walk away with several easy lessons to implement right away. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

Break Into STEM
March 9, 2018

Grades 312

Just in time for Spring Break! Using supplies from a $5 fill-a-bag, participants will create engaging STEM projects that meet content requirements. An APS STEM kit is included. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

Break Into STEM
March 14, 2018

Grades Pre-K3

Birds, Weather, Worms, Flowers .. Oh My! What a fun time of year to explore STEM in the classroom. Discover fun and unique twists to general science and math concepts. Participants will walk away with several easy lessons to implement right away. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag for members.

Diving Into a STEMtastic Summer
April 21, 2018

Grades Pre-K3

Explore water play and STEM using math and science concepts in a unique way that will make learning fun! Participants will walk away with several easy lessons to implement right away. The workshop is $35 and includes a free $5 Fill-a-Bag

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STEM-tastic Makey Makey Training

(@ Treasures for Teachers)

June 7, 2018  |  8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designed for Grades Pre-K to 3

FEE: $125 per participant. Members receive a free $5 Fill-a-Bag.  

Location: Treasures for Teachers, 3025 S 48th St #101, Tempe, AZ 85282

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