Webinars

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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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July -2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM   Webinar: Teaching Physical Science Using Phenomena – Grades 3-5 


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in physical science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.  

Goals:

  • Explore examples of phenomena in physical science.
  • Evaluate the learning progressions and how the big ideas are used to investigate the cause(s) of phenomena.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1379

 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:00AM-10:00AM Planning for the new school year in mathematics, Grades 3-8


Join us for this one hour webinar looking at various components to help plan for the upcoming school year.

Participants will:

  • Examine different scope and sequence resources.
  • Understand where to focus classroom instruction to correlate with ADE’s content emphasis.
  • Relate ADE’s content emphasis to the AzMerit blueprint.
  • Review resources to assist with coherence in the math classroom.
  • Revisit the importance of Rigor as teachers plan for the upcoming year.

To register:https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1404

 Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:00PM-2:00PM Webinar: Focus on the Framework 


In this 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. 

Goals of the session:

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

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1382

Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:00AM-10:00AM Understanding Depth of Knowledge (DOK) in the Math Classroom K-12


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.

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AUGUST -2016

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 1:00PM-2:00PM Webinar:  An overview of the mathematics teaching practices


This webinar will give a brief overview of the eight mathematical teaching practices from NCTM’s book, Principles to Actions:  Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

This is the first of a four part webinar series to be held all week.

The eight mathematics teaching practices are:

1. Establish mathematics goals to focus learning

2. Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving

3. Use and connect mathematical representations

4. Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse

5. Pose purposeful questions

6. Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding

7. Support productive struggle in learning mathematics

8. Elicit and use evidence of student thinking

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1696

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Earth Science Using Phenomena – Grades 3-5


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in earth science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.  

Goals:

  • Explore examples of phenomena in earth science.
  • Evaluate the learning progressions and how the big ideas are used to investigate the cause(s) of phenomena.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1380

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar- Using Video Games to Illustrate Economic Concepts Grades 2-5


Do you struggle with integrating economic standards into your classroom instruction? Have you ever considered using video games to support academic learning? 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.
Important:
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=1420

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 1:00PM-2:00PM Webinar: Math Teaching Practices 1,2, & 3: Goals, Implementing Tasks, Representations


This is the second webinar in a four-part series held this week on the Math Teaching Practices.

In this webinar, we will take a closer look at Mathematics Teaching Practices 1, 2, and 3 from Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.

These teaching practices are:
Establish mathematics goals to focus learning:  We will examine goals within learning progressions, and how the goals can guide instructional decisions.

Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving:  We will look at how engagement in solving and discussing tasks promote reasoning and problem solving.  We will also determine how to choose a high quality task

Use and connect mathematical representations: To go along with the problem solving in practice #2, we will discuss how to engage students in making connections among math representations.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1698

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar-Using Video Games to Illustrate Economic Concepts Grades 6-12


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 concept
    • 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=1421

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 1:00PM-2:00PM Webinar: A Closer Look at Math Teaching Practices 4, 5, & 6: Discourse, Purposeful Questions, Fluency


This is the third in a four-part series of webinars on the Math Teaching Practices held this week.

In this webinar, we will take a closer look at Mathematics Teaching Practices 4, 5, & 6 from Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.

These teaching practices are:

Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse:  We will examine how to build effective math discourse in your math classroom.

Pose Purposeful Questions:  We will look at how to use purposeful questions to assess and advance students’ reasoning and sense making about mathematics.

Build Procedural Fluency from Conceptual Understanding:  We will discover how to support students in becoming mathematically fluent.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1699

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 1:00PM-2:00PM Webinar:  A Closer Look at Math Teaching Practices 7 & 8:Support productive struggle and evidence of student thinking


This is the fourth in a four-part series of webinars on the Math Teaching Practices.

In this webinar, we will take a closer look at Mathematics Teaching Practices 7 and 8 from Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.

These teaching practices are:

Support Productive Struggle in Learning Mathematics: We will examine ways to provide students with opportunities to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and concepts.

Elicit and use Evidence of Student Thinking: We will look at ways to use evidence of student thinking to assess progress toward mathematical understanding and to continually adjust instruction to support learning by all students.

 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1700                                                               

Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Encompassing the Big Ideas In Science


In this webinar we will evaluate the current Arizona Science standard and how it can be used in conjunction with the Learning Progressions document to make connections with the Big Ideas in science.  We will look at how lessons can be developed using phenomena to engage students and center their learning on the big ideas in science.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1748

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects – grades 5-8


Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1228

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Incorporating Economics Standards in K-2 Instruction


In this training, educators will gain a basic understanding of the Economics standards in grades K-2, in addition to exploring strategies and sample lessons that incorporate Economics standards into their K-2 classrooms.  This webinar will also present an opportunity for participants to practice some interactive lessons that they can take back to their 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 webinar will be eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit towards recertification.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1517

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects, HS 


Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning. This session is geared for High School teachers.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1229

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 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 foundation elements connecting the STEM disciplines that support an interdisciplinary approach to rigorous, real-world learning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1663

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 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=1665

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 3:00PM-4:30PM Webinar: MSP Science Grant Application Workshop


This webinar is to provide technical assistance for the Math and Science Partnership Grant Application for Science. 

All applicant LEAs must attend the grant-writing webinar aligned to their project’s content area/grade level. The LEA’s project lead and fiscal officer are both encouraged to attend, as are additional partners (evaluators, higher education, etc.)

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1858

Thursday Aug. 25, 2016 9:00PM-10:30PM Webinar: MSP Science Grant Application Workshop


This webinar is to provide technical assistance for the Math and Science Partnership Grant Application for Science. 

All applicant LEAs must attend the grant-writing webinar aligned to their project’s content area/grade level. The LEA’s project lead and fiscal officer are both encouraged to attend, as are additional partners (evaluators, higher education, etc.)

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1859

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Planning for the new school year in mathematics, Grades 3-8


Join us for this one hour webinar looking at various components to help plan for the upcoming school year.

Participants will:

  • Examine different scope and sequence resources.
  • Understand where to focus classroom instruction to correlate with ADE’s content emphasis.
  • Relate ADE’s content emphasis to the AzMerit blueprint.
  • Review resources to assist with coherence in the math classroom.
  • Revisit the importance of Rigor as teachers plan for the upcoming year.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1701

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SEPTEMBER -2016

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 1:00PM-2:00PM Webinar: MSP Science Grant Application Workshop


This webinar is to provide technical assistance for the Math and Science Partnership Grant Application for Science. 

All applicant LEAs must attend the grant-writing webinar aligned to their project’s content area/grade level. The LEA’s project lead and fiscal officer are both encouraged to attend, as are additional partners (evaluators, higher education, etc.)

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1860

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Incorporating Economics Standards in 3-5 Instruction


Incorporating Economics Standards in 3-5 Instruction

In this training, educators will gain a basic understanding of the Economics standards in grades 3-5, in addition to exploring strategies and sample lessons that incorporate Economics standards into their 3-5 classrooms.  This webinar will also present an opportunity for participants to practice some interactive lessons that they can take back to their classrooms.

This professional development opportunity will include:

– A review of the Economics standards for grades 3-5

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

– Discussion about how to incorporate the Economics standards into 3-5 classrooms

– Resources and strategies for classroom use.

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

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1518

 

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Arizona’s Science Storylines


Investigate how Arizona’s Science Standard develops storylines that inform instruction and deepen student understanding in life science, physical science and earth science.  Evaluate how the Big Ideas in science translate to grade bands and fit into the learning progression of science that spans Arizona’s entire K-12 science standard. 

Goals:

  • Investigate the Storylines for important science concepts in the grade bands of Arizona’s Science Standard.
  • Evaluate the learning progressions and how the Big Ideas are represented across grade levels and grade bands.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1656

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Life Science Using Phenomena – Grades K-2


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in life science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.  

Goals:

  • Explore examples of phenomena in life science.
  • Evaluate the learning progressions and how the big ideas are used to investigate the cause(s) of phenomena.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1657

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM 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: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1670

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Physical Science Using Phenomena – Grades K-2 


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in physical science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.

Goals:

  • Explore examples of phenomena in physical science.
  • Evaluate the learning progressions and how the big ideas are used to investigate the cause(s) of phenomena.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1658

Monday, Sept. 26, 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: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1668

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 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. 
The goal of this Webinar is to implement the information and tools from Part 1 to dive deeper and begin creating and planning the use of infographics with grade level concepts.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1669

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Six Proven Practices of Civic Learning


In this training, educators will gain a basic understanding of each of the 6 proven practices of civic learning as discussed in the document “Guardian of Democracy:  The Civic Mission of Schools”.  Educators will explore the importance of incorporating civic learning into their everyday teaching. This webinar will also provide participants with resources and strategies that they can take back to their classrooms.

This professional development opportunity will include:

  • An overview of the six proven practices
  • Discussion about the importance of civic learning
  • Resources and strategies for classroom use.

Participants in this webinar will be eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit towards recertification

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1519

 Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Earth Science Using Phenomena – Grades K-2


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in earth science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.  

Goals:

  • Explore examples of phenomena in earth science.
  • Evaluate the learning progressions and how the big ideas are used to investigate the cause(s) of phenomena.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1659

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OCTOBER -2016

Wednesday Oct. 5, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Arizona’s Science Storylines – Grades 6-8 – Oct 5, 2016


Investigate how Arizona’s Science Standard develops storylines that inform instruction and deepen student understanding in life science, physical science and earth science.  Evaluate how the Big Ideas in science translate to the 6-8 grade band and fit into the learning progression of science that spans Arizona’s entire K-12 science standard.

Goals:
•Investigate the Storylines for important science concepts in the 6-8 grade band of Arizona’s Science Standard.
•Evaluate the learning progressions and how the Big Ideas are represented across grade levels and grade bands.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1803

Thursday, Oct. 6, 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=1671

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 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=1627

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Life Science Using Phenomena – Grades 6-8


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in life science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena. 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1804

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Incorporating Economics Standards in 6th-8th Grade Instruction


In this training, educators will gain a basic understanding of the Economics standards in grades 6-8, in addition to exploring strategies and sample lessons that incorporate Economics standards into their 6-8 classrooms.  This webinar will also present an opportunity for participants to practice some interactive lessons that they can take back to their classrooms.

This professional development opportunity will include:

– A review of the Economics standards for grades 6-8

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

– Discussion about how to incorporate the Economics standards into 6-8 classrooms

– Resources and strategies for classroom use.

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

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1521

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Reading And 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=1673

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Effective Discourse Communities in STEM Classrooms 


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=1680

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Physical Science Using Phenomena – Grades 6-8


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in physical science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1805

 Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Civic Learning Through Classroom Instruction


In this training, educators will explore strategies and lessons that can be used to incorporate civic learning into their everyday instruction.  Attendees will also be given a brief overview of each of the 6 proven practices of civic learning as discussed in the document “Guardian of Democracy:  The Civic Mission of Schools”. 

This professional development opportunity will include:

  • An overview of the six proven practices
  • Discussion about the importance of civic learning
  • Resources and strategies for classroom use.

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

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1522

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NOVEMBER -2016

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR : Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects – Grades 5-8


Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1674

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Earth Science Using Phenomena – Grades 6-8


Investigate how phenomena are used to inform science instruction and deepen student understanding.  Evaluate how the big ideas in earth science and the learning progressions can enhance student learning when focused on developing a scientific understanding of phenomena.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1806

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects


Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1676

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Using Current Events to Bring Economics to Life


In this training, educators will explore the concept of using current events to teach Economic concepts in a way that is more meaningful to students.  Participants will be given resources, strategies, and lessons that can utilized in their classroom.

This professional development opportunity will include:

  • An overview of the Economics standards
  • Discussion about the importance of utilizing current events
  • Resources, strategies, and lessons for classroom use

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

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1523

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: How to Facilitate Class Discussions on Controversial Topics


In this training, teachers will learn how to incorporate discussions on controversial topics into their teaching in a manner that enables students to practice their critical thinking and verbal skills.

Participants will:

  • Review  the role that current events and class discussion s of controversial issues play a part in civic education.
  • Be given step-by-step strategies for organizing and creating a classroom environment conducive to discussing controversial topics. 

Participants will be eligible for 1.0 hour of professional development credit.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1524

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Talk the Talk Using Scientific Discourse


How can we help all students learn to practice scientific discourse?  In this webinar, we will explore a variety of strategies that can be used to engage students in discourse and help them better understand science in the world around them.  Help provide your students opportunities to enhance their speaking and listening skills and develop the tools needed for productive scientific argumentation.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1801

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DECEMBER -2016

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Encompassing the Big Ideas In Science


In this webinar we will evaluate the current Arizona Science standard and how it can be used in conjunction with the Learning Progressions document to make connections with the Big Ideas in science.  We will look at how lessons can be developed using phenomena to engage students and center their learning on the big ideas in science.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1749

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Civic Education Through Service-Learning and Extra-Curricular Activities


In this training, educators will explore strategies that can be used to incorporate civic education into their school through service-learning and extra-curricular activities.  Attendees will also be given a brief overview of each of the 6 proven practices of civic learning as discussed in the document “Guardian of Democracy:  The Civic Mission of Schools”.

This professional development opportunity will include:

  • An overview of the six proven practices
  • Discussion about the importance of civic learning
  • Resources and strategies for classroom/school use.

Participants in this webinar will be eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit towards recertification

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1525

Wednesday, Dec. 14 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Teaching Civic Education through Student Participation in School Governance and Simulations of Democratic Processes


In this training, educators will explore strategies that can be used to incorporate civic education into their classroom/school through student participation in school governance and simulations of democratic processes.  Attendees will also be given a brief overview of each of the 6 proven practices of civic learning as discussed in the document “Guardian of Democracy:  The Civic Mission of Schools”. 

This professional development opportunity will include:

  • An overview of the six proven practices
  • Discussion about the importance of civic learning
  • Resources and strategies for classroom/school use.

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

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1526

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JANUARY -2017

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Using Challenge Questions to Engage in Phenomena in Science 


Science seeks to explain the natural world.  How do we engage our students in the creation of explanations and reflect on what happens in science?  This webinar will investigate  challenge questions, or questions that ask students to reflect upon and attempt to establish and answer before the relevant content has been taught.  We will look at ways to facilitate the use of challenge questions and how they can provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of science using the scientific practices of creating explanations and designing models.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1802

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FEBRUARY -2017