Every child. Thinking critically. Solving problems.


Teacher Professional Development

Offer your teachers confidence in teaching standard-based science and engineering processes and practices!

Using phenomena-based learning, SARSEF outreach professionals guide teachers on how to engage their students in creating quality science and engineering research projects by identifying meaningful and relevant real-life challenges. Teachers will explore thought-provoking hands-on activities, lesson design, and resources to make science and engineering experiences accessible to all students.

SARSEF will design Professional Development to meet your needs.

Arizona STEM Acceleration Project (ASAP)

SARSEF will provide 4 hours of professional development broken down into a 2 hour in-person or online live synchronous PD and 2 hours of asynchronous Google Classroom work.

Our outreach professionals will guide teachers through a phenomena-based learning experience and provide them with hands-on activities, lesson design, and resources to replicate a Mars Settlement Unit in their own classrooms. Additionally, they will be given the tools necessary to create a PBL unit that is inspired by their own students’ wonderings.

Upcoming ASAP sessions

  • October 26 — online via Zoom | 4:00pm–6:00pm (registration closed)
  • January 30 — online via Zoom | 4:00pm–6:00pm (registration closes January 16)

Available for Professional Development, Faculty Meetings, Teacher Consultations, and more. Please contact Amber Folkman, Manager of School Relationships and Impact, at with any questions or for more information.