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

Phoenix – GCU Campus

Register Here

9am – 3pm Includes 5 hour PD certificate, continental breakfast, lunch, and materials

Tuesday 5/28/24 –  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. Target Grades 4th-10th

Thursday 5/30/24 – Defining STEM while promoting discourse in your classroom. Focus on the Engineering Design Process using hands-on activities. Special Guest AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality. Taught by ASTA AZ Science Teacher of the Year, Presidential Awardee & 2023 AEF AZ Teacher of the Year Finalist Robyn Yewell. Target Grades 4th-9th

Friday 5/31/24 Three-Dimensional Science Instruction, integrating 3D vocabulary into your STEM instruction with a focus on modeling. NOT just for science teachers! Special Guest AZ Stormwater Quality. Taught by ASTA AZ Science Teacher of the Year, Presidential Awardee & 2023 AEF AZ Teacher of the Year Finalist Robyn Yewell. Target Grades 4th-9th

Saturday 6/1/24  – Integrating math content and the engineering design process through inquiry and hands-on activities. Special Guest Civil Air Patrol. Taught by ASTA AZ Science Teacher of the Year, Presidential Awardee & 2023 AEF AZ Teacher of the Year Finalist Robyn Yewell. Target Grades 4th-10th

Monday 6/3/24  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 Rural Teacher of the Year and 2024 AEF AZ Teacher of the Year Finalist Liz Colton. Target Grades 4th-12th

Saturday 6/8/24 New Content! Population Education, data integration, and an introduction to Citizen Science projects and apps. Special Guest Maricopa County Dept. of Air Quality. Target Grades 4th-12th

GCU – Register Here

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

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On-Demand STEM Courses

Take courses at your own pace and earn a PD certificate
Canyon Professional Development Solutions-To-Go Platform
$25 for each 1 hour course – ASAP Fellows’ Fees Waived
ASAP Fellows click HERE for virtual course registration instructions
Building a Goddard Foam Rocket