The 2013 – 2014 school year will require full implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards at all grade levels. It will be imperative for educators to continue receiving professional development aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Summative Assessment System reflecting Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards in English language arts and mathematics will be implemented during the 2014 – 2015 school year. It is important for educators to fully engage students in instructional practices that align to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. The Arizona Department of Education will continue to offer professional development that will meet the needs of educators throughout the state.
Professional Development for AZCCRS is being offered around the state in three phases:
PD Checklists for Phases 1, 2, and 3:
Phase 1 – Knowledge
Arizona English Language Arts/Literacy and/or Mathematics Standards trainings focused on content awareness, deconstruction of the standards, and instructional shifts.
Phase 2 – Application
Arizona English Language Arts/Literacy and/or Mathematics Standards trainings focused on content knowledge, application in the classroom, and pedagogy aligned to the rigor and expectations of the standards.
Phase 3 – Integration
Arizona English Language Arts/Literacy and/or Mathematics Standards embedded in: STEM, RTI, Career and Technical Education (CTE), school improvement, differentiated instruction for special education students, English language learners and gifted students, content integration, project-based learning, connections to other initiatives and grant-funded programs (i.e. teacher/principal evaluation, Move on When Reading, Title I, Title II, Title III), PARCC and formative assessment aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, and pre-service teacher training.