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June 12th, 2017

📅 Upcoming PD Opportunities

Focus on the Framework Online Course Starts on January 1st, 2017 Ends on June 30th, 2017 Webinar: K-5 Standards Implementation Series Morphology Part 1 and 2 – June 21, 2017 Webinar: Critical Thinking and the New AZ ELA Standards – June 21 3:30 pm Webinar: Informational Text and Rhetorical Literacy – June 21 9:00 am [Read more…]

June 22nd, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision June Update

On June 20, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 23 educators participated representing 2 institutes of higher education and 20 districts/schools, including 3 charter schools. Participants represented 5 Arizona Counties: Apache, Maricopa, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma. Download the June 20, [Read more…]

June 5th, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision May Update

On May 31, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. At total of 16 educators participated, representing 3 institutes of higher education and 12 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 4 Arizona counties: Cochise, Maricopa, Mohave and Pima. Download the May 31, 2017 [Read more…]

May 31st, 2017

Science Standards Revision – May Update

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

May 26th, 2017

Computer Science Resources

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

May 25th, 2017

🗽Free Social Studies Resources! May 25

Get the K-12 Social Studies newsletter sent to your email each month! The newsletter is full of free resources, teacher opportunities, and student opportunities. Check out the newest issue now. Email Tammy Waller or Teresa Buri to join the distribution list.

May 4th, 2017

Allocating Resources for STEM Education

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

April 28th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – April Update

On April 27, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 26 Arizona educators participated, representing 1 institute of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 7 Arizona counties: Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal. Download the April [Read more…]

March 24th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – March Update

On March 22, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 28 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 6 Arizona counties: Apache, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma. Download the March 22, [Read more…]