Professional Development

Professional Learning and Development Opportunities

Freeport McMoRan Foundation Center for Leadership in Learning provides opportunities for educators and professionals in Project Based Learning, Science Rich Curriculum, and STEM Across the Curriculum. All of our facilitators are certified educators with a passion for inspiring creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. We measure our success through the confidence and competence we instill in those we support. Let us help you prepare leaders for the 21st Century!

Our Professional Development Design

We design all of our professional development through engagement and hands-on activities that directly support academic and thinking standards. Each learning opportunity is categorized around one of three major areas: Project Based Learning, Science Rich Content Knowledge, and STEM Across the Curriculum.


Professional Development for Educators of Grades PreK8


Educator Boot Camps

Designed for K-12 schools and districts interested in implementing STEM programming. We offer three, six and eight day intensive STEM Educator Boot Camps at Arizona Science Center’s CREATE space. Educators are introduced to the Maker Mindset, participate in design challenges, and are given hands-on training with the technology in our CREATE hubs (electronics, woodshop, and artistry). In each boot camp, educators work on a collaborative project that they can take to their own sites, and they become a pass holder at CREATE to design future projects.

Mentoring and Coaching

Through our mentoring and coaching support, we help teachers through the pre-planning, reflecting, and problem solving aspects of STEM education through observations and targeted feedback, co-planning lessons, and modeling lessons for teachers. Also geared for administrators, instructional coaches, and professional development facilitators.

Consulting Services

We offer workshops and consultation services to support a school leadership team in developing their STEM/STEAM implementation plan to transition into a STEM/STEAM school. Topics include the STEM culture shift, Problem Based Learning, STEM in a 1:1 environment, and integrating STEM/STEAM into all subjects. We guide schools and districts through the development of comprehensive STEM/STEAM programs from the ground up that are student-led and STEM focused.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Rob Robertson, Senior VP of Partnerships and Operations
RobertsonR@azscience.org | 602.716.2019