“The Teacher Launch Program you provided for us all was fantastic! The materials and content of today’s class was very meaningful and will be very beneficial for the students in our classrooms.” -2013/14 ROCKETS Teacher Launch Seminar Participant
Working through ROCKETS (Raising Our Children’s Knowledge by Educating Through Science), the Junior League of Phoenix is hosting the 5th annual Teacher Launch Seminar at a nominal charge to 75+ pre-K and elementary school teachers and science educators and after-school program educators from districts across the Valley. The seminar is a half-day training seminar that provides non-stop, hands-on science activities that will give teachers creative ideas on how to incorporate science into everyday lesson plans. Each attendee will go home with a science kit with hours’ worth of curriculum and extension activities and supplies to help get started in his or her classroom.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check in starts at 9:30 a.m. Beverages and lunch to be provided.
Arizona State University – Mercado Building C145
502 E. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Parking located in the Heritage and Science Park garage. A parking validation ticket will be provided at the end of the program for free parking.
Nominal fee of $10 to reserve a spot for attendance. Credit card only purchases will be accepted.
Numerous studies have shown that the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child’s development. By encouraging an early interest in science, it helps children to think critically and creatively about the world around them. The Teacher Launch Seminar was inspired on this principle with the goal of providing teachers in Maricopa County additional resources to implement fun science activities into everyday lesson plans in laying the foundation for their children’s success in school and beyond.
Miss Science™ (Sherri Smith-Dodgson) is a STEM advocate and media personality who brings 100% commitment to any organization that she works with. As a leader in STEM education and informal learning, Sherri creates unforgettable learning experiences for students, teachers and parents. With the demand for quality STEM programs moving to the forefront of American schools Miss Science “Makes Smart Cool!”
The Junior League of Phoenix is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.