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Professional development workshops for teachers

SRP wants to empower educators to create classrooms where everyone can succeed. That's why we provide complimentary teacher training on STEM, sustainability and other subjects.

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    Join us in person at SRP’s free teacher workshops

    We’re excited to offer in-person teacher training workshops, all hosted at SRP’s Tempe facilities. Here’s what you need to know to attend:

    • Workshops are offered Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon.
    • They’re open to K–12 educators in SRP’s service and impact areas.
    • Educators will receive a certificate for continuing education units for four hours for each workshop.
    • All workshops are free to educators.

    Interested? We’d love to see you at one (or all!) of the workshops we offer. Explore our offerings below.

    • Powering Our Future 1 (Grades 3–6): Learn about the renewable and nonrenewable resources used to generate electricity, how they’re used and the advantages and challenges of each type.
    • Powering Our Future 2 (Grades 3–6): Learn about renewable resources, in particular, solar and wind. We recommend that educators take Powering Our Future 1 before this workshop.
    • Powering Our Future: Engineering (Grades K–2): Tailored for K–2 teachers, you’ll learn how the engineering design process can be applied to help students use science to make sense of the world around them.
    • Powering Our Future High School (Grades 7–12): Designed for middle school and high school teachers, this workshop focuses on energy and resources used to generate electricity.
    • Arizona Water Story (Grades 3–8): Discover the history, management and delivery of water to the Valley through geology, geography and hydroelectric power.
    • Electricity and Magnetism (Grades 3–6): Explore the basics of electricity and magnetism, including simple, series and parallel circuits and the flow of electrons.

    Cash in on a Powering Our Future grant

    Teachers who attend any of the Powering Our Future workshops will receive a $250 grant to purchase hands-on materials to help teach about energy.

    Here are the details:

    • Grants are available for SRP’s series of Powering Our Future grants, including Powering Our Future 1 and 2, Engineering and High School.
    • Educators can attend up to two workshops per school semester for a total of eight professional development hours.
    • Educators can apply for one grant per school year but are welcome to attend multiple years and reapply.
    • Teachers must attend the workshop before applying for the grantOpen new site..
    • Other workshops are not eligible for the grants; however, educators will receive materials at the workshop to help teach the content.