This whole professional development has empowered me as a STEM teacher. I am excited to get back into the classroom and use some of the strategies that I learned.

Teacher, ASSET Workshop

STEM Educator Training (ASSET)

At ASSET, we believe that STEM education is the key to unlocking a world of endless possibilities for our students. That’s why our workshops are meticulously designed to be hands-on, captivating, and immersive learning experiences. You’ll walk away with valuable resources and strategies to integrate STEM into your classroom.

CanyonPD is proud to be an Arizona STEM Acceleration Project (ASAP) partner. ASAP is a grant funded initiative transforming how Arizona’s K-12 educators deliver high-quality, hands-on STEM activities to our state’s future leaders.

In-Person Workshops

$75 for Each Workshop. ASAP Fellows & GCU COE Students Fees Waived. *No-show ASAP Fellows will be invoiced for the cost of the workshop*

Daily 8:30am – 3pm on the GCU Campus. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials

ASSET 1.0 – Repeat content from May/June 2023 workshops

Saturday 9/9/23 – **Registration Closed** Three Dimensional Science Instruction, integrating 3D vocabulary into your STEM instruction with a focus on modeling. NOT just for science teachers! Taught by PAEMST Awardee & 2023 top 10 AZ Teacher of the Year Robyn Yewell

Saturday 9/16/23  – **Registration Closed** Integrating math content and the engineering design process through inquiry and hands-on activities. NOT just for math teachers! Special Guest – Civil Air Patrol (CAP): build a foam Goddard rocket with opportunity to join CAP at a discount! Taught by Taught by PAEMST Awardee & 2023 top 10 AZ Teacher of the Year Robyn Yewell

Saturday 9/23/23 – Data integration, data literacy & taking action with data. An introduction to Citizen Science projects and apps. Special Guest – AZ Game & Fish – analyze real data and solve a wildlife problem. Taught by 2022 AZ Rural Teacher of the Year and 2024 AEF AZ Teacher of the Year Finalist Liz Colton

ASSET 2.0 New Courses

Saturday 9/30/23**FULL Waitlist Only** STEM and Entrepreneurship – US Patent & Trademark Office – Participants will engage in hands-on activities designed to enhance student learning and inspire the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers. Taught by 2022 AZ Rural Teacher of the Year and 2024 AEF AZ Teacher of the Year Finalist Liz Colton

Saturday 10/7/23**FULL Waitlist Only** STEM in a Box – Explore properties of matter and the separation of molecules through hands-on inquiry. Experience the integration of engineering, physics, chemistry, and biotechnology. Participants will construct and operate a gel electrophoresis box out of household items. Taught by NABT AZ Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year, ASTA AZ Science Teacher of the Year, CDC & BioRad Fellow Michelle Landreville

Special Workshop

Saturday 12/2/23 **FULL Waitlist Only** 9:00am-11:30am – Location: GCU Campus – Cost $20 – Rocketry – Civil Air Patrol (CAP) –  Build and launch an A engine model rocket. Opportunity to join CAP at a discount. $20 includes 2.5 hours of STEM PD. Taught by 2022 AZ Teacher of the Year Nancy Parra-Quinlan.

Payment & Registration

Register Here

  • School Purchase Order – Register and receive a quote for your PO
  • Check – Payable to Grand Canyon Education
    • Mail to : Grand Canyon Education
    • Attn. Angie Miller
    • 2600 W. Camelback Rd.
    • Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Credit Card

On-Demand STEM Courses

Take courses at your own pace and earn a PD certificate
Canyon Professional Development Solutions-To-Go Platform
$50 for each 1 hour course – ASAP Fellows’ Fees Waived
ASAP Fellows click HERE for virtual course registration instructions
Building a Goddard Foam Rocket