Archive — Month: May 2017


May 31st, 2017

Science Standards Revision – May Update

On May 31, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 27 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 3 charter schools. Participants represented 7 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal. Download the May [Read more…]

May 26th, 2017

Computer Science Resources

The K-12 Computer Science Framework identifies the big ideas of computer science through core concepts (major content areas in the field of computer science) and core practices (behaviors that computationally literate students use to fully engage with the core concepts of computer science). Learning progressions describe how students’ conceptual understanding and practice of computer science [Read more…]

May 25th, 2017

🗽Free Social Studies Resources! May 25

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May 4th, 2017

Allocating Resources for STEM Education

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued a seven-page memo detailing potential ways to use federal formula grant funds to support STEM education. The document references funds available through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins).