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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AUGUST -2016

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 4:00PM-5:00PM 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=1472

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

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Welcome to a New Year in K-2 Math


This webinar will support and assist new and returning teachers in setting up their math time in the K-2 classroom.

Learning goals will cover Daily Math Review/10 Minute Math, beginning of the year content expectations, problem solving, and how to implement Math Talk.   Mathematical practices and Arizona Mathematics Standards will be embedded throughout the presentation.  Target Audience: teachers, coaches.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1724

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

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM WEBINAR: Grades 3-5 Writing Standards Implemetation Webinar Series-Standards, Perspectives and Daily Writing


Grades 3-5 Writing Standards Implementation Webinar Series Overview-Standards Perspectives and Daily Writing  – This is the first of four webinars focusing on grades 3-5 writing instruction and standards implementation. The research from Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers: A Practice Guide by Steve Graham and Alicia Bollinger (2012) will be used to help participants explore the essential elements of writing development and the components of solid writing instruction in intermediate grade classrooms, specifically focusing on the effect of daily writing. Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, coaches, specialists-please consider joining in with a partner to facilitate discussion. Please download and be familiar with the handouts provided.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1459

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

Thursday Aug. 25, 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=1470

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: 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

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Academic Discourse and Debate – Grades 6-12

We all know how important it is for students to read and write critically. Speaking and listening critically is equally important. This webinar will discuss some ideas/suggestions for moving students from the page and pen to conducting meaningful, academic discussions/debates that will add to their developing argument literacy skills.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1471

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM WEBINAR: Grades 3-5 Writing Standards Implementation Webinar Series-the Writing Process and Purpose


Grades 3-5 Writing Standards Implementation Webinar Series-The Writing Process and Purpose This is the second of four webinars focusing on grades 3-5 writing instruction and standards implementation. The research from Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers: A Practice Guide by Steve Graham and Alicia Bollinger (2012) will be used to help participants explore the essential elements of writing development and the components of solid writing instruction in intermediate grade classrooms, specifically focusing on the writing process, modeling and writing for different purposes. Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, coaches, specialists-please consider joining in with a partner to facilitate discussion. Please download and be familiar with the handouts provided.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1461

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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

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Argument Literacy


Argument writing plays a special role in the Arizona English Language Arts 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=1473

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM WEBINAR: Grades 3-5 Writing Standards Implementation Webinar Series-Writing Fluency


This is the third of four webinars focusing on grades 3-5 writing instruction and standards implementation. The research from Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers: A Practice Guide by Steve Graham and Alicia Bollinger (2012) will be used to help participants explore the essential elements of writing development and the components of solid writing instruction in intermediate grade classrooms, specifically focusing on the writing fluency skills of handwriting, keyboarding, spelling and sentence construction. Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, coaches, specialists-please consider joining in with a partner to facilitate discussion. Please download and be familiar with the handouts provided.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1460

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

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM WEBINAR: Grades 3-5 Writing Standards Implementation Webinar Series-A Community of Engaged Writers


This is the fourth of four webinars focusing on grades 3-5 writing instruction and standards implementation. The research from Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers: A Practice Guide by Steve Graham and Alicia Bollinger (2012) will be used to help participants explore the essential elements of writing development and the components of solid writing.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1460

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. 15, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Part 1 of 2: Rhetorical Grammar : Principles to Practice


PART 1 of 2-Part Series on Rhetorical Grammar: Based on Constance Weaver’s book Grammar to Enhance Writing, and a continuation of the webinar Rhetorical Grammar Instruction for Authentic Writing, this 2-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. (Viewing of previous Rhetorical Grammar webinar is NOT required.) Again, this webinar is PART 1 of a 2-part series.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1474

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Addition and Subtraction Problem Types in K-2


This webinar will examine addition and subtraction problem types from Table 1 of the Arizona Math Standards. We will look at the progression of problem solving opportunities and the alignment to the standards in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain. Student work will be shared to demonstrate grade level proficiency within the variety of problem types.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1715

Monday, Sept. 20, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Understanding and Identifying the Topic, Main Idea and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text- Four Part Webinar Series


The ability to understand, identify and state the main idea of a text is a basic reading skill.   When reading, identifying the main idea helps students avoid getting lost in the details, supports comprehension monitoring, and fosters active learning.  This four-part webinar series will focus on

  • The process for finding the main idea,
  • The scope and sequence for teaching main idea skills,
  • Instructional routines and techniques for teaching main idea skills using informational text, and
  • Suggestions for teaching students to identify paragraph and multi-paragraph main idea skills using the gradual release method.  

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1586

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

Monday, Sept. 26, 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 Arizona Mathematics Standards. We will look at the development of solution strategies along with connections that students make in problem solving opportunities in the 3-5 classroom.

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1717

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Part 2 of 2: Rhetorical Grammar: Enrich and Enhance Writing


Part 2 of 2-Part Series on Rhetorical Grammar: Based on Constance Weaver’s book Grammar to Enhance Writing, and a continuation of the webinar Rhetorical Grammar Instruction for Authentic Writing, this 2 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. (Viewing of previous Rhetorical Grammar webinar is NOT required.)

To register: http://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1475

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

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Promoting Productive Struggle in the Math Classroom


Join us for this webinar to discuss the critical component of our Arizona Math Standards, productive struggle.

Participants will:

  • Examine the value of student discourse in productive struggle.
  • Choosing appropriate tasks to promote productive struggle.
  • Understand the importance of teacher and student questioning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1716

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OCTOBER -2016

Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Understanding and Identifying the Topic, Main Idea and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text- Four Part Webinar Series


The ability to understand, identify and state the main idea of a text is a basic reading skill.   When reading, identifying the main idea helps students avoid getting lost in the details, supports comprehension monitoring, and fosters active learning.  This four-part webinar series will focus on

  • The process for finding the main idea,
  • The scope and sequence for teaching main idea skills,
  • Instructional routines and techniques for teaching main idea skills using informational text, and
  • Suggestions for teaching students to identify paragraph and multi-paragraph main idea skills using the gradual release method.To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1625
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

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Evaluating Instructional Materials for alignment to Arizona’s English Language Arts Standards –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 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 standards-based 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=1482

Monday Oct. 17, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Where do I Focus My Math Instruction in the Classroom?


Where should I focus my instruction?  This is a question that is asked consistently since the adoption of Arizona’s Mathematics Standards.  Join us for this one hour webinar looking at the content emphasis for grades 3-8 and how it correlates to the Blueprints for our state assessment.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1718

Monday Oct. 17, 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, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language Anchor standards for ELA, and 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=1483

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

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Development of Number Sense in K-2


This webinar is designed to assist educators in developing a deeper understanding of how young children learn mathematics.  This training will focus on the Learning Trajectory stages (Doug Clements) that support and develop conceptual understanding.  Mathematical practices and the Arizona Mathematics Standards will be embedded throughout the webinar.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1758                                                                   

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

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Nonfiction in the ELA Classroom


Nonfiction has been quite a “buzzword” in education for several years now, but have we really looked at how valuable it is in the ELA classroom?  This webinar is a condensed version of the full day training and will discuss how the human brain really reads nonfiction, the types of nonfiction that we can have students engage with, and the importance of using mentor texts in our classrooms so students see the relevance of writing well for a variety of purposes and audiences.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1484

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Understanding and Identifying the Topic, Main Idea and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text- Four Part Webinar Series


The ability to understand, identify and state the main idea of a text is a basic reading skill.   When reading, identifying the main idea helps students avoid getting lost in the details, supports comprehension monitoring, and fosters active learning.  This four-part webinar series will focus on

  • The process for finding the main idea,
  • The scope and sequence for teaching main idea skills,
  • Instructional routines and techniques for teaching main idea skills using informational text, and
  • Suggestions for teaching students to identify paragraph and multi-paragraph main idea skills using the gradual release method.  

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1626

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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

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Eight Parts of Speech


This 1.5 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 strand of Arizona English Language Arts Standard.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1731

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

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Argument Literacy


Argument writing plays a special role in the Arizona English Language Arts 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=1486

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 4:00PM-5:30PM Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 1


This 4.5 hour webinar series, consisting of three 1.5 hour webinars, is designed to review ELA Language Standard #1 and to draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker in order to provide a simple, multisensory approach to either the 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 and sentence structures and will gain strategies for engaging students in grammar activities that reinforce grammar skills and support reading comprehension.

Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities 
Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities
Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities
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=1809

Tuesday, Nov.8, 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=1487

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

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Math Teaching Practices 1,2, & 3: Goals, Implementing Tasks, Representations


In the first of a 3-part series, 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=1719

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 4:00PM-5:30PM Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 2


This 4.5 hour webinar series, consisting of three 1.5 hour webinars, is designed to review ELA Language Standard #1 and to draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker in order to provide a simple, multisensory approach to either the 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 and sentence structures and will gain strategies for engaging students in grammar activities that reinforce grammar skills and support reading comprehension.

Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities 
Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities
Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1487

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Academic and Argument Writing


What does it mean to write “academically?” How does argument writing fit into the picture?  How do student (and teacher!) attitudes influence writing instruction?  How do students see the transferability of writing skills to post-secondary environments, college or otherwise?  This webinar discusses some ideas and strategies to help students and teachers embrace the writing skills called for in the Arizona English Language Arts Standards. 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/Calendar?sd=1488

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: A Closer Look at Math Teaching Practices 4, 5, & 6: Discourse, Purposeful Questions, Fluency.


In the second of a three-part series, 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=1720

Wednesday, Nov. 16 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar:  A Closer Look at Math Teaching Practices 7 & 8:Support productive struggle and evidence of student thinking


In the last of a 3-part series, 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=1721

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

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Promoting Productive Struggle in the Math Classroom


Join us for this webinar to discuss the critical component of our Arizona Math Standards, productive struggle.

Participants will:

  • Examine the value of student discourse in productive struggle.
  • Choosing appropriate tasks to promote productive struggle.
  • Understand the importance of teacher and student questioning.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1722

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 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=1489

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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