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. 

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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.

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Professional Development

Engage in hands-on, standards-aligned, research-based best practices that strengthen educator/administrator practice and build the skills educators need to effectively address students' learning needs. We offer a wide range of topics with sessions ranging from 90 minutes to six hours, and can occur during or after the school day.

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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

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.

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Integrating STEM through Literature

Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $25 | CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
For Educators Teaching Grades PreK-8

Do you have limited time in the school day to teach meaningful science content? This workshop will show you how to save time by integrating STEM through literature to help your students form natural, cross-curricular connections.

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Connecting Social Studies and STEM

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $25 | CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
For Educators Teaching Grades 2-8

Need some ideas on how to connect Social Studies and STEM learning? Uncover the science behind historical events while learning how to combine both subjects into one lesson with this workshop!

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Gold Standards of Project-Based Learning

Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | $25 | CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
For Educators Teaching Grades K-8

In this workshop, educators will practice utilizing the project-based learning (PBL) sequence to inspire their students to solve real world problems in their community! Participants will learn about the essential elements of a gold standard PBL unit while integrating many content areas.

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Edison Robots

Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $25 (1 Robot Included) | CREATE at Arizona Science Center®
For Educators Teaching Grades K-12

Using Edison robots allows educators to introduce their students to a wide range of important topics and skills. From developing a familiarity with computational thinking and fundamental computer science concepts to enabling the meaningful use of technology in project-based learning (PBL), Edison robots are a great learning tool! 

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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: 

APS/APS Foundation
Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust
Ernst & Young
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
Junior League of Phoenix
PNC Foundation
Thunderbirds Charities
Voya Foundation