Teacher Academies
Arizona Project WET Teacher Academies offer professional development that evolves teachers’ instructional practice and water-related content mastery through STEM integration, student-directed learning, real-world and relevant application, and collaborative work.

Teacher Academies

"I'm so excited!! I feel so much more confident in teaching and conducting activities and experiments with my students! :)"

Academies provide the support that teachers need to adopt instructional practices that encourage students to apply their learning in developing ideas, designing solutions, and delivering positive change. We partner with school districts to plan and deliver targeted professional development and insitute support that is needed.

We Address Topics that are Important NOW!

  • Where does our water come from?
  • How do we manage our water?
  • How can we effectively reuse and conserve water?
  • What are our water quality challenges and how can we address them?
  • How do we plan for water sustainability?
  • How is water connected to energy and food production?

We Help Teachers Develop Student-driven Instruction.

As a result of our Academies, students will think critically; gain deeper understanding; evaluate; prioritize; and apply knowledge to find solutions. APW Teacher Academies help teachers meet the goals of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AzCCRS) and the Science and Engineering Practices from the Framework for the Next Generation Science Standards by:

Long-Term Impacts of APW Teacher Academies:

  • Arizona citizens understand the science of water and the sources available and use this information to motivate and support personal and community-level decision-making.
  • Arizona citizenry is involved in creative problem-solving and innovation in order to manage natural resources for social, environmental, and economic well-being.
  • Arizonans understand the value of water and use it purposefully and responsibly.

Thank you . . .

APW is proud to have collaborated with districts, schools and water providers to bring Teacher Academies to teachers and, through them, to Arizona students.

Funding Sponsors

Arizona Hydrological Society Logo
City of Yuma
Central Arizona Project logo
Arizona Department of Water Resources
City of Peoria
Liberty Utilities
Tucson Water Logo Lt blue on top

In-Kind Sponsors

Salt River Project

In collaboration with . . .

Contact APW

If you would like more information about the Teacher Academies, please contact us:
Pam Justice
602-827-8233

Latest News

Tucson STEM Academy
Dec 20, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center

The City of Chandler recently joined forces with Arizona Project WET... Learn more.

Teachers at West Valley STEM Academy, Nov 5 2013
Nov 07, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center

First through 5th grade teachers examined their own “water address”... Learn more.

Teacher's model a natural groundwater system at the Chandler Flow of H2O Academy
Oct 25, 2013 | Water Resources Research Center

Chandler 3rd through 8th grade teachers work with Arizona Project WET... Learn more.