Free K-12 Education Resources

We encourage you to take advantage of our library of free professional development resources, all created to serve and support K-12 educators. Here you will find a document library, free STEM resources for elementary teachers and recordings of our live monthly webinars providing teachers online continuing education. Numerous resources are also offered through our partnership with GCU, including LIVE Lessons for high school and Thunder Vision K-8 college readiness programming.

Canyon PD YouTube Channel

We offer more than 250 free, research based videos that educators can easily transfer to their classrooms. From short Tip of the Day videos to full webinars, each video offers relevant, engaging and classroom-ready content, on topics such as STEM, college preparation, classroom management, and teacher self-care.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN USE THIS RESOURCE AT YOUR SITE:

• Start faculty meetings with Tip of the Day videos

• Support educators with on demand professional development

• Individualize support for your faculty

• Start coaching and mentoring conversations

GCU LIVE Lessons

GCU LIVE Lessons are an innovative opportunity for students and teachers to participate in interactive activities specific to an area of interest. These 45-minute lessons can be hosted in a face-to-face classroom or, for select lessons, a virtual setting. Through the web-hosted presentation, students will have the opportunity to develop hands-on skills or explore advanced concepts.

Principals’ Collaborative Community

Build your network and meet other principals in this exciting opportunity available for all K-12 principals in all schools across the nation. It includes monthly virtual meetings with expert speakers, resources and more at no cost. Register HERE

Teacher at professional development training
James Edmond – Phoenix, Ariz.

Thunder Vision

Thunder Vision gives middle school students the chance to visit GCU’s campus, walk around the facilities and talk to current college students about how best to become college-ready. Email us at Thundervision@gcu.edu to request more information.

Lope Scope

K-6 students have the opportunity to experience an exciting trip to GCU, take a campus tour and participate in a scavenger hunt on campus. These are held on Fridays throughout the school year.

Canyon on Your Campus

Benefit from the same curriculum offered at Thunder Vision with the convenience of hosting it at your site! K-8 schools can arrange for a GCU representative to come to their school and present the information session “You are College-Bound… Are you College-Ready?”

Parent View

Parent View is a program that teaches parents what steps they need to take to further their student’s progress towards higher education. It is adaptable to the needs of the school in terms of both dates and content.

Summer Camps

  • Summer Institute:
    Program-specific overnight camps for grades 10-12
  • High School STEM Internship Opportunities:
    Science-oriented day camp for grades 2-5, hosted by the GCU Learning Lounge. Email K12LearningLounge@gcu.edu for more information.
  • Summer Science Camp:
    Interactive day STEM camps for grades 9-12. Email CanyonProfDev@gcu.edu for more information.
  • Lopes Sports Camps:
    Athletic camps taught by GCU coaches and players for all ages and skill levels. Register now today!