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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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MAY-2016

 Tuesday, May 24, 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 

Target Audience: K-12 science teachers, science coaches and specialists, administrators

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1184

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM 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.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1191

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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

Friday, June 3, 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=1194

Monday, June 6, 2016 2:30PM-3:30PM  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: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1374
 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:00AM-11:00AM 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=1195

Monday, June 13, 20162:30PM-3:30PM  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: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1376

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:30PM-3:30PM  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=1230                                                                           

Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:00AM-10:00AM  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=1174

Thursday, June 16, 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=1227

 Monday, June 20, 2016 2:30PM-3:30PM 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=1377

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:00AM-10:00AM  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=1381

Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:30PM-2:30PM  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=1231

Wednesday, June 30, 2016 1:30PM-2:30PM  Webinar: Effective Discourse Communities in the 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=1226

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July -2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:30PM-12:30PM Webinar: ‘E’ngineering in the STEM Classroom 


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=1233

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: How To Facilitate Class Discussions on Controversial Issues – July 12, 2016In 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. 

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1295

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  Webinar: Teaching Life 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 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: https://ems.azed.gov/Home/Calendar?sd=1378

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:30PM-2:30PM  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=1234

Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM  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.

To register: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=1296

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

 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

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AUGUST -2016

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM 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

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

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

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