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Teacher training

SRP provides workshops and comprehensive in-service programs for Arizona educators. Our goal is to equip educators with key insights and proven classroom resources related to the water and energy industries. Educators who participate in our programs will be expertly prepared to teach students about water, electricity and renewable energy technologies.

All of SRP's in-service programs and supporting materials are available free of charge. Can't find something you need? Call (602) 236-2484, or send an email to educate@srpnet.com.

Upcoming training

All workshops are held at the SRP PERA Club Document is a PDF, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe (Get directions). Classes are held in Big Horn Terrace from 8 a.m. – noon, with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Downloadable lesson plans and other classroom materials for use in the classroom after training is complete are available.

NOTE: The Powering our Future workshops on Feb. 4 are the same. Please register for only one session.

DateClass

(click title for description)

GradesMeeting room
Jan 21Electricity and Magnetism3 - 6Big Horn TerraceRegister
Jan 28Electricity and Magnetism3 - 6Big Horn TerraceRegister
Feb 4Powering Our Future3 - 6Mesquite HallRegister
Feb 4Powering Our Future3 - 6Big Horn TerraceRegister
DateClass
01/21

Electricity and Magnetism

(Grades: 3 - 6)

Register
01/28

Electricity and Magnetism

(Grades: 3 - 6)

Register
02/4

Powering Our Future

(Grades: 3 - 6)

Register
02/4

Powering Our Future

(Grades: 3 - 6)

Register

The following workshops will open for registration January, 2017.

  • Feb. 11: High School Powering Our Future
  • March 11: Arizona Water Story (Grades 3-6)
  • March 18: Engineering Our Future (Grades K-2)
  • March 25: Powering Our Future (Grades 3-6)
  • March 25: Powering Our Future (Grades 3-6)
  • April 22: Solar Summit (Grades 3-6)

Training offered

See the complete list of teacher training opportunities offered by SRP

Classes are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Please check this page regularly for new training availability.

  • Arizona Water Story (Grades 3-6): Although oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, only 3% of that seemingly inexhaustible supply is freshwater, with only 1% considered usable freshwater. SRP offers an in-service primer about the desert's most precious resource. Workshop topics include central Arizona water history, water management concepts, environmental water issues and water science. Participants will receive water resource materials and a video.
  • Engineering Our Future (Grades K-2): Engineering Our Future is designed for K-2 teachers. It is a 4-hour workshop where teachers will learn about the engineering design process, the transference of energy, renewable and nonrenewable resources and conservation. Background content knowledge and classroom-ready materials will be provided. Curriculum is tied to State Standards and teachers will receive 4 hours of Continuing Education Credits.
  • Electricity and Magnetism (Grade 3-6): This module has been developed to assist educators in understanding and teaching concepts of electricity and magnetism, and the lessons are aligned to Arizona state academic standards.
  • Powering Our Future (Grades 3-6, 7-12): This workshop focuses on renewable energy technologies and energy conservation. The Powering Our Future program includes complete lesson plans as well as extensive background information for educators.
  • Solar Summit (Grades 3-6, 7-12): This workshop is tailored to those who want to learn more about solar energy in Arizona, why we don't have more of it and how we can best teach about it. This workshop will deepen teachers' content knowledge about how solar energy (specifically photovoltaic energy) works and give teachers the tools and resources to teach about solar power.