Educator Events and Workshops

Upcoming Educator Events

Title 1 Teacher Orientations: Making the Most of Your Field Trip

Orientations are free, two hour workshops that introduce teachers to Arizona Science Center's philosophy and approach to field trips. Teachers also earn professional development hours. Orientations cover the following:
- Preparing students for a field trip
- Preparing chaperones for a field trip
- Learning about pre- and post-visit activities including discussions and investigations
- Developing a plan for your visit

Click here to register for our free teacher orientation.


Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunities
Developed for early childhood professionals and adult caregivers serving children infant to age 8

Noticing and Investigating the S.T.E.M. Concepts and Content in Our Everyday World
February 6, 2015
This event is CANCELLED Please register for another early childhood professional development below.

S.T.E.M. Studio: Engineer a Light Table for Children
February 7, 2015
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Arizona Science Center
REGISTRATION FULL. Please register for another early childhood professional development below.

Exploring Sciences with our Infants and Toddlers
March 21, 2015
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Arizona Science Center
Have you ever wondered what science concepts develop during a child’s earliest years? Learn about how physics, biology, and chemistry content relates to infant-toddler caregiving, discover relationships infants and toddlers build with the world around them, and take back activities and strategies to engage children birth—age 3 in developmentally appropriate sciences.
Registration: $150
Early Bird Special (until February 15, 2015): $125
(includes light breakfast and lunch)

Discovering the Literacy of the Digital: Technology as a “Language” of Learning
June 11, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Arizona Science Center
Computer technology such as microscopes, tablets, and desktops serve as unique tools for children to investigate the world and communicate their knowledge. We will investigate the perspective of technology as one of The Hundred Languages of Children, exploring the possibilities of technology as a “language” of teaching and learning.
Registration: $30 per person (includes dinner)

S.T.E.M. Studio: Technology Tools / Time for Tinkering and Think-ering
June 12, 2015
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Northern Arizona University North Valley Campus, 15451 N. 28th Ave., Phoenix 85053
Lug-nuts and wrenches and robots, oh, my! Tinker with unique gadgets and gizmos, investigate technology as a tool for learning, and take back your own engineered robot, activities, and strategies to engage children ages 3-8 in S.T.E.M.
Registration: $75 per person (includes lunch)


The 2015 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Technology with Children Ages 3-8 Conference
June 13, 2015
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Arizona Department of Education, 16th Floor, 3300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85012
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (2012) suggests, “Technology and interactive media are tools that can promote effective learning and development when used intentionally by early childhood educators within the framework of developmentally appropriate practice." But how does that apply to real-world experiences? Explore the fundamental concepts of how children play, learn, and grow; connect these principles with developmentally appropriate technology use; and take back activities and strategies to engage children ages 3-8 with technologies in the world around them. Featuring sessions by Arizona Department of Education.
Registration: $235
Early Bird Special (until May 1, 2015): $200
(includes light breakfast and lunch)