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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. Professional development opportunities are also available for after-school staff and are 100% free of charge.

We create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering. With SARSEF, children don’t have to wait to become scientists or engineers. With curiosity as their guide, they can start asking questions they care about and use science and engineering to find solutions that are meaningful to them, and even, the world.

Through this exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), students gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are important for whatever career they choose.

SARSEF focuses on engaging student populations underrepresented in the fields of STEM. We prioritize creating opportunities in schools in areas of poverty (as defined by Title I designations).

We foster communities of support for students in STEM by building the confidence and toolboxes of some of their greatest advocates – teachers and caregivers. Our educators travel to schools and community centers throughout the state to provide student outreach, teacher professional development, and parent workshops at no cost to Title I schools.

Upcoming PD Events & Webinars

Teacher Professional Development

Schedule a 15-minute consultation

What Do We Wonder Express

One of SARSEF’s Education Specialist will guide your class through an engaging program of “What Do We Wonder”