Freeport–McMoRan Foundation Center for Leadership in Learning provides schools, districts, and community partners with standards-aligned, research-based professional development opportunities for PreK-8 educators and administrators. 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.
Professional Development Services for Schools Serving Grades PreK-8
The Center for Leadership in Learning at Arizona Science Center is your trusted partner to provide customized professional development, mentoring and coaching support, and consultation services.
Engage in hands-on, standards-aligned, research-based best practices that strengthen teacher/administrator practice and build the skills educators need to effectively address students' learning needs. Sessions range from 90-minutes to six hours and can occur during or after the school day. Topics include but are not limited to Project-Based Learning (PBL), Integrating STEM, the engineering design process (EDP), establishing and maintaining effective science classrooms, teaching the new science standards, fostering science discourse and vocabulary, fostering a maker mindset, becoming a STEM-focused school, introducing STEM to young learners, and building STEM leaders.
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. This service can also be geared for administrators, instructional coaches, and professional development facilitators.
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, project-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.
Partnering with the Center for Leadership in Learning
To learn more, please contact:
Freeport–McMoRan Foundation Center for Leadership in Learning Team
Arizona Science Center's Professional Development Programs are generously supported by:
Burns & McDonnell Foundation
Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust
Ernst & Young
Junior League of Phoenix