Eligible participants are in-service educators teaching within SRP service areas:
Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai and Pinal Counties
The towns of St. Johns and Page
Learn relevant water-related content to deliver hands-on, integrated-STEM instruction that meets the Common-Core Standards.
Travel with workshop facilitators to important water places in the SRP area. Meet professionals in the natural resources and water management fields, understand their job and build the capacity to share exciting STEM career news with your students.
Day 1 – Explore answers to these important questions: What is the history of water management in the Phoenix Valley? How is water managed today? How does history impact the present?
Day 2 – Tour the state of the art SRP control center and learn about how water supply management decisions are made. Understand the value and impact of water conservation, and connect water supply from SRP to water delivery by city providers.
Day 3 -Gain knowledge and skills to answer big questions like: How have drought, insect infestation, and fire impacted our forests? How do these impact our watershed and the water available to us?
Day 4 – Visit SRP’s Water Quality Testing lab and Arizona Falls. Then, through the experience of testing your own water quality, gain invaluable information about how to engage your students. Gain access to water quality kits that you can check out for use with your students.
Day 5 - Put together your own story of the week-long experience, demonstrating the power of reflection to increase knowledge retention and improve idea development. Use simple, accessible tools to capture this Academy experience through both visual and narrative expression.
Join APW and SRP in this academy and learn to employ strategies for effective STEM Education that motivate your students and drive academic achievement.
Implement effective STEM education through the relevant subject of water.
Discover the why and how of your water supply.
Examine engineering solutions to water needs.
Explore career connections associated with your water supply.
Practice using evidence and reasoning to help your students become independent thinkers.
Use relevant content to improve students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Investigate cooperative learning, note-booking, and other 21st Century teaching practices.