Teacher-driven professional development for AZ STEM Teachers, funded by Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Env. & Social Justice.


Latest Activity

Brian Hendricks is now friends with Jennifer Samland, Dave Carras and Sirena Gregg
Jun 2
Profile IconChristy Hubele, Suzanne Brazzell and Julia Wooten joined Arizona Center for STEM Teachers
Apr 13
Greg Stafford and Erica Oberg are now friends
Mar 30
Profile IconAimee, Elizabeth A Monroy, Chessa Frei and 1 more joined Arizona Center for STEM Teachers
Mar 22

2016 Summer Institute Info.

Stay tuned for information about our 2016 Summer Institute!

We will post details as soon as they become available! 


  • Add Photos
  • View All

Learn a little more about us!

The Arizona Center for STEM Teachers (ACST) was created in 2008 from grant funds awarded by Science Foundation Arizona and matching funds from the Philecology Foundation. We serve Arizona-based Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, and our mission is simple: to provide quality, applicable professional development for teachers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). ACST is housed at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona. For the past 2 years, our Summer Institute has been funded through grants from the APS Foundation. This year, we are honored and pleased to announce that we have been generously funded by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice.

We MAKE SURE that our teacher participants are well-taken care of by providing housing, all meals and snacks, and supplies during their stay here at Biosphere 2, as well as high-quality professional development that is meaningful and immediately implementable in their classrooms. We want teachers to know that we honor them and their profession. A central component of the ACST is that it is designed and run by classroom teachers, as who knows better what teachers need in their professional development!


Read about us here! ACST Bios


Please update your profile page with any pertinent information that might help us collaborate with you in the areas you deem most important!

Members are allowed to create Topic Forums for areas of interest. Please keep them pertaining to topics that have to do with teaching, pedagogy, classroom management and all areas of STEM!

Join a grade-level group, and if you are one of our summer institute attendees, you may request to join our private groups set up just for you.

All teachers in Arizona are invited to become members of our Ning. Please spread the word of great professional development opportunity to all your teacher friends and colleagues! Just use the INVITE tab up top!


Read Across America

Started by Susan Rodriguez, NBCT in Untitled Category Feb 10.

Reading/Literacy curriculum development for newly created STEM program 2 Replies

Started by John Entsminger in Untitled Category. Last reply by Tracey Lou Dodrill Jun 22, 2015.


Started by Briana Gryzynger in ACST Forum Topics. Last reply by Laurene "Libby" Wilson Jun 10, 2015.

TED Animation/Talk about Education 1 Reply

Started by Jonathan Perrone in Untitled Category. Last reply by Nina Van Nostrand Jun 7, 2015.

STEM Ideas to Stop the Summer Slide 1 Reply

Started by Susan Rodriguez, NBCT in Untitled Category. Last reply by Karen Chatak May 5, 2015.

does ADE set minimum requirements for a STEM teacher? 4 Replies

Started by Elizabeth Macias in Untitled Category. Last reply by Briana Gryzynger May 29, 2013.


Started by Briana Gryzynger in ACST Forum Topics. Last reply by Teresa Ortiz May 30, 2012.

National Science Framework K-12

Started by Greg Stafford in Untitled Category Aug 3, 2011.



2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year, Beth Maloney (2013 ACST Summer Institute participant)

We are so PROUD of you!

Beth Maloney - Youtube TOY


  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2016   Created by Briana Gryzynger.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service