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 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 Colony 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

  • June 20 | 1:00–3:00pm | online via Zoom

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.

Attend an Arizona STEM Acceleration Project (ASAP) session with SARSEF

Geared towards 4th-8th grade teachers
Cost for ASAP program fellows: $10
Cost for non-program fellows: $50
Sign up for an ASAP session