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.
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 PreK–8
Educator Boot Camps
We offer three, six and eight day intensive STEM Educator Boot Camps at Arizona Science Center’s CREATE space designed for K-12 schools and districts interested in implementing STEM programming. 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. 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.
For more information please contact:
Jessica Hickey, Director of Professional Development
firstname.lastname@example.org | 602.716.2000 ext. 212
Project Based Learning (PBL)
Professional development under the project-based learning category focuses on interdisciplinary units, and hands-on opportunities that provide a great starting point for creative, inquiry based education.
STEM Across the Curriculum
STEM Across the Curriculum professional development focuses on the integration of STEM through hands-on, inquiry-based instruction and learning.
Our hands-on training is designed to support early childhood professionals make connections between STEM and their work with children and families
Through key partnerships with other non-profits, we provide programs through research-based science curricula in the areas of science, engineering, and math
Educational Leadership Through STEM
Educational Leadership through STEM is designed to support leaders as they create the culture and conditions to foster STEM learning for adults and students.