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.

Generously supported by: 

APS/APS Foundation | Corning Incorporated Foundation | GoDaddy | Junior League of Phoenix | PNC Foundation | Thunderbirds Charities | Whataburger



Professional Development for Educators of Grades Pre-K8

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.

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, 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.

Let us help you prepare leaders for the 21st Century!

To learn more, please contact:

Jamie Vought, Senior Director of Professional Learning
602.716.2000 ext. 247