ROCKETS Teacher Launch Seminar

Through the ROCKETS Teacher Launch Seminar, school teachers and administrators in Maricopa County are able to participate in a training seminar that provides non-stop, hands-on science activities. Teachers are empowered to find creative ways to integrate science into their daily lesson plans.  The seminar brings science, math, and reading skills to an estimated 1,000+ children per year – making a lasting impact on student’s education for years to come.

Teacher Launch 2020 Recap
Arizona Science Center

By: Melinda March

JLP hosted 109 educators for our first full-day seminar, the 9th annual Teacher Launch. We could not have done this without our generous grant from the JLP Foundation, 237 DIAN items from our October GMM, JLP volunteers, committee members who secured raffle prizes and helped in planning, and of course, the CREATE team from the Arizona Science Center.

Every educator left with 5 CE hours, classroom kits to make LED circuit cards with her classes, flash drives loaded with STEM lesson plans, full bellies courtesy of Hickman’s Eggs and M Catering, and raffle prizes. We gave away 30+ sets of classroom supplies, hundreds of dollars in gift cards, 3 CREATE Bus experiences and 1 fully funded class field trip to the AZ Science Center.

CREATE notified us that this was their biggest event yet, which just proves how effective JLP is when we leverage our strengths to partner with other fantastic local non-profits! By combining JLP’s volunteer power, JLPF’s generous grant and CREATE’s professional development expertise, we all achieved a hugely successful event.