Working through SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, the university will collaborate with the Scottsdale Unified School District to create learning communities for Scottsdale teachers, and to address the health care needs of the community. The collaboration is being launched with a $20,000 planning grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Project leaders will develop programs to train teachers in the latest science and math educational concepts, and Coronado H.S. will be a focal point for that collaboration. A community-based needs assessment also will be conducted, and a plan to link SkySong businesses, ASU units, and southern Scottsdale schools will be developed.
SkySong is designed to be Arizona’s center of global commerce, culture and innovation, as well as a force for revitalization of southern Scottsdale.