ROCKETS Teacher Launch Seminar


ROCKETS Teacher Launch Educate to Innovate Conference, presented by the Junior League of Phoenix in partnership with CREATE at the Arizona Science Center, is a full-day STEM professional development seminar for K-12 schoolteachers and administrators. The seminar brings science, math, and reading skills to children – impacting students’ education for years to come. The Fall 2022 conference served 127 teachers, reaching 16771 students in Arizona. Furthermore, 100 of the teachers and 8,669 of the students are part of Title 1 school programs. Teachers are empowered to find creative ways to integrate science into their daily lesson plans. Every attendee walks away with continuing education credits, classroom supplies, and the opportunity to win raffle prizes such as gift cards, school supplies, and field trips to the Arizona Science Center.

ROCKETS Teacher Launch History

The Junior League of Phoenix independently hosted a ROCKETS Teacher Launch event for seven years. Beginning in 2019, JLP partnered with the Arizona Science Center CREATE team and hosted a similar seminar through their Educate to Innovate Conferences. JLP is a longtime partner of the Arizona Science Center, which began as a community project of The Junior League of Phoenix in 1980. Combining JLP’s volunteer power and CREATE’s professional development expertise results in a hugely successful event!