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Join the K-12 Academic Standards Group free Webinar Training!


These webinars will support the implementation of Arizona’s K-12 Standards. Please be sure to save your seat in the Webinar by using the registration links below.

Our “Webinars” are conducted through Blackboard Collaborate.

Live Webinar trainings are scheduled in the afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm MST (Phoenix Time) – unless otherwise noted.


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FEBRUARY– 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching and Learning Measurement in K-2


This webinar will examine developing proficiency in the measurement domain with kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Time, length, and money will be addressed within each grade level expectation. There will be an emphasis on developing understanding and application through solving story problems.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=652

Wednesday, February 1, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Integrating STEM Learning


In this 1-hour webinar, K-6th grade teachers will gain understanding of STEM from the interdisciplinary perspective. We’ll look at the research behind using an interdisciplinary approach for teaching STEM and examine how to integrate the content areas in an elementary classroom. We’ll examine goals for students in STEM learning and explore what a STEM classroom lesson/unit might look like.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=706

Wednesday, February 1, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Support Student Research Skills Using Diigo Part 2


Ensuring students are digitally literate is extremely critical. Students need to be able to successfully navigate through their technological society, be equipped with the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas. Enter Diigo, a powerful Social Bookmarking tools that provide the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate and explore strategies such as using Outliners, annotations and groups to improve how their students organize, sort and share digital content such as YouTube videos, websites and other online resources with Diigo. Please be sure to review the Webinar materials prior to the start of the Webinar.Free education account: https://www.diigo.com/education

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=727

Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar Series: Rhetorical Grammar: Part I – Teaching Grammar for Writing: Principles and Practice


Grammar: Webinar: 3-Part Series on Rhetorical Grammar: Based on Constance Weaver’s book Grammar to Enhance Writing and Martha Kolln’s Rhetorical Grammar – Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, and a continuation of the webinar Rhetorical Grammar Instruction for Authentic Writing, this 3-part series will encourage teachers to rethink their approach to grammar as descriptive/prescriptive to one that is functional and pro-active. Grammar should be approached as an important tool that shapes and enhances a writer’s message as she considers the task, purpose and audience.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=584

 Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Questioning Strategies to Promote Students Engagement using Primary Sources


Often getting students to engage in conversation with primary sources is like pulling teeth. The problem is students are unsure how to interact with and initiate conversations with peers when using primary sources. To address this problem teachers need to know how to get their students to ask questions, and not just “right” questions when interacting with primary sources.  

In this interactive Webinar participants will:

  • Understand how to use the Question Formation Technique to teach students how to ask questions     
  • Develop an understanding of how using questions can increase student engagement with primary sources
  • Apply digital tools to engage students in the Question Formation Technique (QFT)

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=816

Monday, February 8, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations -Overview


This one hour K-2 Foundational Writing Overview webinar is the beginning of a series of four webinars designed to outline the major components and elements of a solid K-2 foundational writing program. Participants will complete a standards hunt to identify all of the foundational writing standards for K-2 and understand the research and rationale for research based foundational writing instruction. The other webinars in this series will focus on the writing foundations of handwriting fluency, spelling fluency and sentence construction. Participants are encouraged to attend with a partner or group to facilitate discussion.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=594

Monday, February 8, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Exploring Geometry in K-2


This webinar will examine developing proficiency in geometry with K through 2nd grade students. Shapes, both 2-D and 3-D, and partitioning will be addressed within each grade level expectation. There will be an emphasis on developing understanding beyond shape recognition.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=653

 Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Focus On The Framework


In this introductory session, we will explore the design of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and evaluate the three dimensions that make up this research document.  We will also compare and contrast the Framework to our current Arizona State Standard and evaluate the connections between them.

This webinar is for those participants who have not previously attended one of the Bridging the Gap sessions.

Goals of the session:

  • Understand current research on science education
    • A Framework for K-12 Science Education
    • Learning Progressions
  • Analyze Arizona’s current science standards 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=777

 Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Incorporating Economics Standards in K-2 Instruction


In this training, educators will be given strategies on how to incorporate Economics standards into their K-2 classrooms. 

This professional development opportunity will include:

– A review of the Economics standards for grades K-2

– Importance of teaching Econ to primary students to increase financial literacy

– Discussion about how to incorporate the Economics standards into K-2 classrooms

– Resources and strategies for classroom use.

Participants in this one day session will be eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit towards recertification.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=890

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Effective Discourse Communities in the STEM Classrooms using the Practices


Teaching students how to participate in productive science talk in the classroom is a key way to help them learn about and enact the Science & Engineering Practices, as well as the Mathematical Practices. In this webinar, teachers grades K-12, will hear how research supports teaching students to participate in effective discourse communities in their STEM learning and explore useful tips to begin or strengthen the process in their own classroom.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=719

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Customize Student Learning With Symbaloo


Do you find yourself “drowning” in resources? Is it a frustrating task sharing websites, resources or links with students or colleagues? Enter Symbaloo, a powerful social and visual bookmarking tool that provides the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate how Symbaloo can be used to customize learning spaces for their students and the classroom. In addition, participants will explore and engage in strategies to improve how they organize, sort and share digital content such as videos, websites and other online resources with Symbaloo. Target Audience: K-12 Teachers, Educators

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=656

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar Series: Rhetorical Grammar: February 11th : Part II Teaching Grammar For Writing – Coordination and Subordination


Grammar: Webinar: 3-Part Series on Rhetorical Grammar: Based on Constance Weaver’s book Grammar to Enhance Writing and Martha Kolln’s Rhetorical Grammar – Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, and a continuation of the webinar Rhetorical Grammar Instruction for Authentic Writing, this 3-part series will encourage teachers to rethink their approach to grammar as descriptive/prescriptive to one that is functional and pro-active. Grammar should be approached as an important tool that shapes and enhances a writer’s message as she considers the task, purpose and audience.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=585

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Bridging the Gap between the AZ Science Standard and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Series (Grades K-2)


How can you align to Arizona’s Science Standard, yet teach to the 3-dimensions (practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas) of the Framework for K-12 Science Education? This webinar will focus on identifying the learning progressions within Arizona’s science standard for high school physics and bundling them together to build three dimensional learning as envisioned by the Framework.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=600

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations Series-Handwriting Fluency


This one hour webinar is the second in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. This webinar will focus on the research and evidence that handwriting practice done in short intervals supports the acquisition of reading skills and promotes writing fluency. Similar to the idea of fluency in reading aids in comprehension of text, as young writers develop handwriting fluency, they can then focus their attention on generating and organizing ideas. Keyboarding skills will also be part of the discussion.Participants are encouraged to attend with a partner or group to facilitate discussion.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=596

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Supporting Place Value through Problem Solving


This webinar will examine story problems through the lens of developing and extending place value understanding in 1st-3rd grade students. Solution strategies and problem types for solving addition, subtraction, and multiplication story problems will be used to show how place value can be supported and emphasized along with computation and fluency skills.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=654

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: K-2 Writing Series- Spelling Fluency


This one hour webinar is the third in a series of four webinars that focus on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this training we will look at the research and rationale for teaching spelling to support reading and writing. We will also look at research based best practice with students using critical thinking skills to increase spelling proficiency by focusing on the orthographic features in words. Participants will also receive a checklist to evaluate a spelling program and tables linking the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards to spelling. Registered participants will receive an email with webinar handouts 1-2 days prior to the webinar. Consider attending with a partner to facilitate discussion.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=597

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Focus On The Framework 


In this introductory session, we will explore the design of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and evaluate the three dimensions that make up this research document.  We will also compare and contrast the Framework to our current Arizona State Standard and evaluate the connections between them.

This webinar is for those participants who have not previously attended one of the Bridging the Gap sessions.

Goals of the session:

  • Understand current research on science education
    • A Framework for K-12 Science Education
    • Learning Progressions
  • Analyze Arizona’s current science standards

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1037

Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar Series: Rhetorical Grammar: Part III Teaching Grammar for Writing – Voice, Cohesion, and Rhythm


Grammar: Webinar: 3-Part Series on Rhetorical Grammar: Based on Constance Weaver’s book Grammar to Enhance Writing and Martha Kolln’s Rhetorical Grammar – Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, and a continuation of the webinar Rhetorical Grammar Instruction for Authentic Writing, this 3-part series will encourage teachers to rethink their approach to grammar as descriptive/prescriptive to one that is functional and pro-active. Grammar should be approached as an important tool that shapes and enhances a writer’s message as she considers the task, purpose and audience.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=586

Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Bridging the Gap between the AZ Science Standard and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Series (Grades 3-5)


How can you align to Arizona’s Science Standard, yet teach to the 3-dimensions (practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas) of the Framework for K-12 Science Education? This webinar will focus on identifying the learning progressions within Arizona’s science standard for high school physics and bundling them together to build three dimensional learning as envisioned by the Framework.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=601

Monday, February 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Development of Fraction Sense in Grades 3-5


Helping our students to reason and make sense of fractions is critical to mathematics in high school and beyond. We will examine the progression of fraction understanding in AZCCRS with tasks and strategies, associated with this critical learning. Mathematical Practices, problem solving, and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) in Mathematics are embedded throughout this webinar.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=677

Monday, February 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Focus On The Framework


In this introductory session, we will explore the design of A Framework for K-12 Science Education and evaluate the three dimensions that make up this research document.  We will also compare and contrast the Framework to our current Arizona State Standard and evaluate the connections between them.

This webinar is for those participants who have not previously attended one of the Bridging the Gap sessions.

Goals of the session:

  • Understand current research on science education
    • A Framework for K-12 Science Education
    • Learning Progressions
  • Analyze Arizona’s current science standards 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1038

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: K-2 Writing Series- Sentence Construction


This is the fourth in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this webinar we will focus on sentence construction and the research and best practice supporting instruction in sentence construction by Bruce Saddler in the book Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Participants will refresh their memory of simple sentences, compound subjects and predicates in simple sentences, compound sentences and sentence expansion leading up to complex sentences. Join us! Consider viewing this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion. Registered participants will receive an email with webinar handouts 1-2 days prior to the webinar.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=598

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: STEM in the Primary Classroom


Young children are avid STEM investigators, eager to explore and invent. Spend five minutes with a 3- to 8-year-old and you will field an astounding array of questions, as their own natural curiosity leads them towards STEM inquiry. Supporting and guiding this natural desire to explore STEM ideas and phenomena can have lasting benefits. In this webinar we’ll investigate how STEM teaching and learning in your own classroom can support young learners. We’ll explore connections between the STEM disciplines, examine the science & engineering, math, and literacy Practices, and look at some best practices that support STEM lessons.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=711

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Formative Assessment And Digital Tools Part 2 of 3


Student: I don’t get this Teacher: What part don’t you understand Student: I don’t know, all of it I guess. If this conversation sounds familiar, then you are in the right place. Formative assessment, according to Margaret Heritage should move students’ learning forward and is only effective when teachers are clear and intentional about students’ learning goals. Furthermore, according to Margaret Heritage, “there is no single way to collect formative evidence because formative assessment is not a specific kind of test”. The purpose of this three part Webinar series is to explore, investigate and provide examples of where technology integration through digital tools can enhance the practice of formative assessment in the classroom. Participants in this three part Webinar series will explore a variety of digital tools that are free, easy to use and can be seamlessly integrated into formative assessment practices.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=657

Monday, February 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Fraction Equivalence and Comparisons Grades 3-5


Fraction equivalence and comparisons go hand in hand! This webinar will look at both the progression of understanding as well as tasks to create conceptual understanding of these crucial fraction concepts.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=678

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MARCH-2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics – Eight Parts of Speech


This 1 hour webinar is designed to build content knowledge of the eight parts of speech. Each part of speech will be defined, with examples and illustrations provided. Background knowledge of the eight parts of speech is necessary in order to teach students the grammar and mechanics outlined in the Language standard of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=682

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Reading for the Rhetorical Situation


Reading for the rhetorical situation requires students to go much deeper than just identifying the main ideas. Students need to focus simultaneously on the author’s purpose, the message/text, the context for writing, and the audience it is addressing. It is not just what the text says, but how the text says it. This webinar will review the elements of the rhetorical situation and provide some strategies for helping students increase their rhetorical reading comprehension.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=838

Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Bridging the Gap between the AZ Science Standard and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Series (Grades 6-8)


How can you align to Arizona’s Science Standard, yet teach to the 3-dimensions (practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas) of the Framework for K-12 Science Education? This webinar will focus on identifying the learning progressions within Arizona’s science standard for high school physics and bundling them together to build three dimensional learning as envisioned by the Framework.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=602

Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Engineering in STEM


The “E” in STEM can sometimes be scary for teachers as they begin to embrace STEM teaching and learning, but fear not! Engineering is all around us and in practically everything we do and the best part… students are naturally born engineers! The National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education states, “Any science education that focuses predominately on the detailed products of scientific labor – the facts of science – without developing an understanding of how those facts were established or that ignores the many important applications of science in the world misrepresents science and marginalizes the importance of engineering.” In this webinar we’ll look at how students should learn how science is used through the engineering design process, and how they come to appreciate the distinctions and relationships between engineering, technology and applications of science.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=715

Tuesday, March 7, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Operations of Fractions Grades 4-6


This webinar will look at the expectations and progressions in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. We will look at making sense of fraction operations as well as student strategies associated with them.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=675

 Tuesday, March 7, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Counting Collections in K-2 


This webinar explores counting as a vital skill in developing number sense. Children need lots of experience with counting to learn the number sequence, quantity, base-ten structure, representations, and number composition.  Learning goals will include management and differentiation within this task. AZCCRS and MP will be referenced throughout.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=858

Wednesday, March 8, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Formative Assessment And Digital Tools Part 3 of 3


Student: I don’t get this

Teacher: What part don’t you understand

Student: I don’t know, all of it I guess.

If this conversation sounds familiar, then you are in the right place.

Formative assessment, according to Margaret Heritage should move students’ learning forward and is only effective when teachers are clear and intentional about students’ learning goals. Furthermore, according to Margaret Heritage, “there is no single way to collect formative evidence because formative assessment is not a specific kind of test”. The purpose of this three part Webinar series is to explore, investigate and provide examples of where technology integration through digital tools can enhance the practice of formative assessment in the classroom. Participants in this three part Webinar series will explore a variety of digital tools that are free, easy to use and can be seamlessly integrated into formative assessment practices.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=730

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Text Complexity


In this one hour webinar overview of text complexity participants will examine the three components of text complexity; quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts. The intended audience is Teachers, Coaches, and Specialists. It would be helpful to attend this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion. Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=494

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Reading & Writing in the STEM Classroom


Students gain knowledge and understanding of the STEM disciplinary content through reading and writing. In STEM teaching and learning students need to be engaging with the texts and writing about they are reading. Teachers need to make intentional decisions about the kinds of texts and writing tasks they’re asking students to engage with in an interdisciplinary classroom environment. In this webinar we’ll investigate different disciplinary approaches to reading and writing like a scientist, technologist, engineer, or mathematician.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=721

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 1


This 4.5 hour webinar series consisting of three webinars 1.5 hour webinars is designed to review the ELA Language Standard #1, and draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker, to provide a simple multisensory approach to initial teaching of the parts of speech in K-2 or as intervention instruction for older students. Participants will learn multisensory strategies for introducing the parts of speech, sentence structures and strategies for engaging students in grammar activities to reinforce grammar skills for writing and support reading comprehension.

Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities (03.15.16)

Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities (03.22.16)

Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities (03.30.16)

You must register for these separately. It is recommended that participants have a yellow and an orange highlighter along with a set of red, yellow orange, blue, purple, green, and brown fine tip markers.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=683

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: STEM Learning Using the 5Es Instructional Model


STEM teaching and learning that is structured by Engaging students so they are able to Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate their progress provides relevant ways to help them make the interdisciplinary connections needed for conceptual understanding of each of the disciplines. In this 1-hour webinar participants, grades K-12, will explore how embedding the research-based, 5E Instructional Model into STEM classrooms can help establish coherence for lessons within an instructional sequence.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=716

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 2


This 4.5 hour webinar series consisting of three webinars 1.5 hour webinars is designed to review the ELA Language Standard #1, and draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker, to provide a simple multisensory approach to initial teaching of the parts of speech in K-2 or as intervention instruction for older students. Participants will learn multisensory strategies for introducing the parts of speech, sentence structures and strategies for engaging students in grammar activities to reinforce grammar skills for writing and support reading comprehension.

Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities (03.15.16)

Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities (03.22.16)

Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities (03.30.16)

You must register for these separately.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=684

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  WEBINAR: Evaluating Instructional Materials for alignment to the AZCCRS –EQuIP ELA


An introduction to the EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products.) The Tri-State Collaborative (comprised of educational leaders from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island) developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the rubric and its purposes: to provide clear, descriptive criteria for common core lessons/ units, to provide meaningful, constructive feedback to developers of lessons/units, identify lessons that can serve as models, and to provide a protocol for collegial review. We will also cover the four dimensions and the criteria in each.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=839

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  WEBINAR: USING INFOGRAPHICS IN STEM PART 1 OF 2


In order for students to be educated consumers and citizens, they need to understand and be able to think critically about information presented in visual graphical forms. These types of  visual representations of information are designed to allow complex and difficult ideas and large amounts of data to be easily understood. Information graphics or Infographics are a graphic visual representation of information and are a visually stunning way to deliver facts and statistics to readers. 

The goal of this Webinar is to describe models for integrating infographics through an interdisciplinary STEM  teaching and learning and to share with participants some basics for creating infographics in the classroom.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=787

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM   WEBINAR: Math Problem Solving: Multiplication and Division in 3-5


This Webinar will examine multiplication and division problem types from Table 2 from the AZCCRS.

Participants will:

  • Differentiate among problem types for multiplication and division.
  • Examine student work that correlates with various problem types.
  • Understand different levels of efficiency and how to move students towards more efficient strategies

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=860

Thursday, March 24, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM   WEBINAR: Using Infographics In Stem Part 2 Of 2


In order for students to be educated consumers and citizens, they need to understand and be able to think critically about information presented in visual graphical forms. These types of  visual representations of information are designed to allow complex and difficult ideas and large amounts of data to be easily understood. Information graphics or Infographics are a graphic visual representation of information and are a visually stunning way to deliver facts and statistics to readers. By integrating infographics through an interdisciplinary STEM teaching and learning and to share with participants some basics for creating infographics in the classroom.

The goal of this Webinar is to allow participants to create infographics with a variety of digital tools.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=790

 

 Thursday, March 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Parents as Partners in Today’s K-5 Math Classroom


This webinar is designed to assist educators in helping parents understand and support mathematics through the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.  Learning goals for this training will focus on communicating and sharing with families the changes and expectations in today’s K-5 math classroom. 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=857                                                           

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 3


This 4.5 hour webinar series consisting of three webinars 1.5 hour webinars is designed to review the ELA Language Standard #1, and draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker, to provide a simple multisensory approach to initial teaching of the parts of speech in K-2 or as intervention instruction for older students. Participants will learn multisensory strategies for introducing the parts of speech, sentence structures and strategies for engaging students in grammar activities to reinforce grammar skills for writing and support reading comprehension.

Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities (03.15.16)

Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities (03.22.16)

Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities (03.30.16)

You must register for these separately. ]

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=685

Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes


Participants will examine the literacy practices that are imbedded within the ELA instructional shifts and the outcomes that students should be able to demonstrate as a result.  Participants will make connections between the Shifts, the Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language Anchor standards for ELA with the expectations of College and Career Readiness outlined in the Writing Program Administrators’ Outcome Statement for First-Year Composition used at our state universities and many other institutions across the country.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=840

 Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar- Using Video Games to Illustrate Economic Concepts Grades 2-5 


Have you ever considered integrating video games into your classroom instruction to teach economic concepts to students? Video games can be played independently and are an excellent resource to teach students the basics of personal finance through economics concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs in a fun and engaging way.

In this webinar:

  • we will review the Economics standards and their purpose and importance.
  • we will model the use of video games in teaching economics concepts
  • we will explore the academic activities that tie the standards and video games together and provide additional resources for implementation.

For the best experience please have the most current version of OS and most current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browsers on your devices (ie. laptop, computer and mobile device). In addition, please have an iTunes and or a Google Play account set up and activated in order to be able to download and install mobile Apps. 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=876

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APRIL– 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Exploring Math Tasks Using the 100’s Chart


This webinar will support developing and expanding number sense using 100 charts in K-3. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and place value can all be taught through this math tool. Learning goals include:

  • Finding 10 more or 10 less for any number
  • Counting to 100
  • Exploring Patterns
  • Using number puzzles
  • Locating missing numbers
  • Identifying odd and even numbers

Mathematical practices and AZCCRS will be embedded throughout the presentation.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=895

Tuesday, April 4, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Statistics in Middle School Grades 6-8


This webinar will focus on the importance of statistical thinking among our middle school students. We will examine the progression of the Statistics and Probability standards in 6-8 grades.

Paricipants will:

  • Differentiate between statistical thinking and mathematical thinking
  • Examine the progression of learning based on standards in middle school statistics
  • Solve grade-level appropriate statistical problems for 6-8 grades

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=862

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Developing STEM Literacy through the Practices


STEM literacy is defined as the knowledge and understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity for all students. In this webinar we’ll look at some relevant experiences that demonstrate how the science & engineering and math Practices are foundational elements connecting the STEM disciplines that support an interdisciplinary approach to rigorous, real-world learning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=723

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series Chrome Extensions in the classroom Part 1 of 3


Optimize student productivity in research, gathering resources, producing and publishing writing as well as collaboration and communication with peers by taking advantage of Chrome Extensions. Push beyond your limits of using Chrome as just another Internet browser; take a deeper look at Chrome and you will find a variety of powerful but simple tools that support personalize student learning experiences.  Integrating Chrome extensions in the classroom can encourage students to create original works in innovative ways as well as communicate, plan, conduct and manage research using appropriate digital resources and tools.

This Webinar is designed for beginners, users who are already comfortable with Chrome Extensions should consider taking part 2 or part 3.

For the best experience please have the most current version of OS on your device and the most current version of Chrome on your computer.

In this Webinar, Participants will:

  • Explore the Chrome Web Store and Chrome Extensions
  • Learn strategies to integrate Chrome Extensions into the classroom
  • Investigate how to successfully manage Chrome Extensions

Audience: K-12, those already comfortable with the Chrome Internet browser but who want to learn more about Chrome Extensions.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=877

 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Rhetorical Grammar For Authentic Writing (Overview)


This webinar will focus on how we as educators can present grammar as a strategic, conscious choice writers make when creating a text for an authentic task, purpose, or audience. We will discuss ways to make grammar study a part of the writing process, and not just “rules” that are applied after the text is written, and encourage students to see how the grammatical choices we make represent relationships between writers and readers.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=845

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series Chrome Extensions in the classroom Part 2 of 3


Optimize student productivity in research, gathering resources, producing and publishing writing as well as collaboration and communication with peers by taking advantage of Chrome Extensions. Push beyond your limits of using Chrome as just another Internet browser; take a deeper look at Chrome and you will find a variety of powerful but simple tools that support personalize student learning experiences.  Integrating Chrome extensions in the classroom can encourage students to create original works in innovative ways as well as communicate, plan, conduct and manage research using appropriate digital resources and tools. This Webinar is designed for intermediate to more advanced users.

For the best experience please have the most current version of OS on your device and the most current version of Chrome on your computer.

In this Webinar, Participants will:

  • Learn to successfully manage multiple Chrome Extensions 
  • Learn strategies to boost teacher and student productivity with Chrome Extensions

Audience: K-12, those already comfortable with the Chrome Internet browser but who want to learn more about Chrome Extensions.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=881

Thursday, April 14, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Integrating STEM Learning


In this 1-hour webinar, K-6th grade teachers will gain understanding of STEM from the interdisciplinary perspective. We’ll look at the research behind using an interdisciplinary approach for teaching STEM and examine how to integrate the content areas in an elementary classroom. We’ll examine goals for students in STEM learning and explore what a STEM classroom lesson/unit might look like.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=707

Monday, April 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  WEBINAR: Teaching Time and Money in 1st and 2nd Grade


This webinar will explore the challenge of teaching clock reading and telling time in the early grades. Ideas and suggestions for working with money will also be shared. Learning goals for this training include:

  • Reading a clock
  • Writing time
  • Reading from analog and digital clocks
  • Identifying coins
  • Solving story problems with money

Mathematical practices and AZCCRS will be embedded throughout the presentation.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=896

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Research and Information Fluency


Teaching students to strategically navigate massive amounts of information that is available through multi-media has become a priority as we increase our demand for incorporation of evidence and reasoning in student work.  And not only do students need to know how to strategically navigate and evaluate information from multiple media formats, they need to be able to use that media to strategically and collaboratively share information as well.  Does how we teach “research” need to change?  How has it evolved?

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=846

 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Geometry in Middle School Grades 6-8


Participants will:

  • Examine each of the  main categories of geometry in middle school:  Angle relationships, Transformations, Pythagorean Theorem, 2-D and 3-D shapes.
  • Understand the importance of making students’ learning coherent across grade levels.
  • Make connections among finding the volume of various 3-D shapes.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=863

                                                                           

Thursday, April 20, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Effective Discourse Communities in the STEM Classrooms using the Practices


Teaching students how to participate in productive science talk in the classroom is a key way to help them learn about and enact the Science & Engineering Practices, as well as the Mathematical Practices. In this webinar, teachers grades K-12, will hear how research supports teaching students to participate in effective discourse communities in their STEM learning and explore useful tips to begin or strengthen the process in their own classroom.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=720

Thursday, April 26, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM STEM in the Primary Classroom


In this 1-hour webinar, K-6th grade teachers will gain understanding of STEM from the interdisciplinary perspective. We’ll look at the research behind using an interdisciplinary approach for teaching STEM and examine how to integrate the content areas in an elementary classroom. We’ll examine goals for students in STEM learning and explore what a STEM classroom lesson/unit might look like.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=712

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Argument Literacy


Argument writing plays a special role in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards because it is a critical skill necessary for success in the post-secondary world. According to Neil Postman, “argument is the soul of an education because it forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.” This webinar is designed to share some of the major foundations, definitions, components and organizational structures of argument writing.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=848

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series Chrome Apps in the classroom Part 3 of 3


Optimize student productivity in research, gathering resources, producing and publishing writing as well as collaboration and communication with peers by taking advantage of Chrome Apps. Push beyond your limits of using Chrome as just another Internet browser; take a deeper look at Chrome and you will find a variety of powerful but simple tools that support personalize student learning experiences.  Integrating Chrome Apps in the classroom can encourage students to create original works in innovative ways as well as communicate, plan, conduct and manage research using appropriate digital resources and tools.

This Webinar is designed for intermediate to more advanced users. 

For the best experience please have the most current version of OS on your device and the most current version of Chrome on your computer.

In this Webinar, Participants will:

  • Learn to manage Chrome Apps
  • Learn strategies to integrate Chrome Apps into the classroom
  • Learn strategies to boost teacher and student productivity with Chrome Apps

Audience: K-12, those already comfortable with the Chrome Internet browser but who want to learn more about Chrome Apps.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=545

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MAY-2016

 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR:  Ratio, Proportion and Proportional Relationships in Grades 6-8Participants will:

  • Define ratio
  • Distinguish Equivalent Fractions from Equivalent Ratios.
  • Examine ratio structures in tables, graphs, and equations.
  • Understand how to assist students in transitioning from additive to multiplicative thinking.
  • Examine proportional reasoning across grade levels.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=864

                                                                           

 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Digital Tools for Digital Learners Webinar Series: Going Interactive with Thinglink


Do you find yourself scouring the Internet for game-changing, free and easy to use digital tools that can transform your students’ ideas? Thinglink is that FREE digital tool! 
Thinglink is a robust, interactive image and video annotation tool that allows students to create powerful, interactive and visually engaging published work. Thinglink is a great tool that all teachers should add to their classroom digital toolbox. 
In this interactive Webinar participants will explore the basics of Thinglink, its features and how it can dramatically improve how students publish content, text, images, web links and videos.

This webinar aligns to the Arizona Technology Standards and the Arizona ELA standards.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=882

Thursday, May 5, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Engineering in STEM


The “E” in STEM can sometimes be scary for teachers as they begin to embrace STEM teaching and learning, but fear not! Engineering is all around us and in practically everything we do and the best part… students are naturally born engineers! The National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education states, “Any science education that focuses predominately on the detailed products of scientific labor – the facts of science – without developing an understanding of how those facts were established or that ignores the many important applications of science in the world misrepresents science and marginalizes the importance of engineering.” In this webinar we’ll look at how students should learn how science is used through the engineering design process, and how they come to appreciate the distinctions and relationships between engineering, technology and applications of science.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=717

Monday, May 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Understanding DOK in the math classroom Participants will:

  • Differentiate among DOK levels 1-4
  • Examine various tasks associated with different levels of thinking
  • Compare difficulty with complexity in tasks.
  • Determine how the complexity expectations in the standards align with AzMERIT blueprint complexity expectations.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=895

Monday, May 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Copyright? Using Online Resources Responsibly and Still be Creative 


Have you or your students found an image on the web and wondered if it could be used it in a presentation? Have you or your students shown a YouTube video in class or used one in a presentation?  Do you know what “fair use” really means for you or your students? 

Yes, it can get complicated!

Join us for a 1 hour webinar where we will investigate Copyright basics and provide helpful tips and strategies for locating and using online resources that aligned with best practices. 

Participants in this Webinar will:

  • Develop an understanding of the basics of Copyright
  • Develop an understanding of Creative Commons
  • Use strategies in locating and using online resources that are aligned to best practices

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=880

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Reading & Writing in the STEM Classroom


Students gain knowledge and understanding of the STEM disciplinary content through reading and writing. In STEM teaching and learning students need to be engaging with the texts and writing about they are reading. Teachers need to make intentional decisions about the kinds of texts and writing tasks they’re asking students to engage with in an interdisciplinary classroom environment. In this webinar we’ll investigate different disciplinary approaches to reading and writing like a scientist, technologist, engineer, or mathematician.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=722

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June -2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Developing STEM Literacy through the Practices


STEM literacy is defined as the knowledge and understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity for all students. In this webinar we’ll look at some relevant experiences that demonstrate how the science & engineering and math Practices are foundational elements connecting the STEM disciplines that support an interdisciplinary approach to rigorous, real-world learning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=724