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October 12th, 2017

Students are highly motivated by STEM challenges!

Students are highly motivated by STEM challenges! This natural engagement activates authentic curiosity and desire to apply reading and writing skills purposefully. In this workshop we will enhance your STEM instruction using quality children’s literature to promote higher level thinking/questioning, problem solving, reading, writing and vocabulary development. We will use the 5E instructional model and [Read more…]

October 12th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 11 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 11 Update On October 11, a Parent and Community Focus Group convened to provide feedback on the development of the Science Standards. Thirteen applicants were invited and 6 attended; participants were from 2 Arizona counties: Maricopa and Pima. The feedback from this focus group will be used to inform decisions [Read more…]

October 11th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 10 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 10 Update On October 2 and 10, a small Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to focus on the high school science standards. The work from this small group will be reviewed by the parent and community focus group and by the full committee later this month. A total of [Read more…]

October 6th, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision August – October Updates

On August 1, the Social Studies Standards Working Group convened a small group of K-3 teachers to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 4 educators participated representing 3 districts and 1 institute of higher education. Invitees represented Maricopa County. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify theme [Read more…]

October 6th, 2017

📅October Professional Development Opportunities w/ Updates

Understanding and Identifying Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text – Part 1- October 2, 2017 Webinar: Statistics in Middle School Grades 6-8 – October 2, 2017 K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation 2017 – October 3, 2017 STEM: Teaching Engineering to the Power of the 5Es (Grades K-8) – Tuesday, October 3, [Read more…]

September 20th, 2017

NEW DATE: September 30! National Geographic STEM Saturday

NEW DATE: September 30! National Geographic STEM Saturday Come learn how student notebooking supports STEM instruction with National Geographic Author, Dr. Malcolm Butler. Visit the registration page for more information or to register for this FREE event on Saturday September 30, 2017.

September 11th, 2017

Register today! Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM Learning

Register today! Using Children’s Books and Literacy Skills to Inspire STEM Learning in Grades 3-6 Thursday, November 2, 2017 In this workshop we will enhance your STEM instruction using quality children’s literature to promote higher level thinking/questioning, problem solving, reading, writing and vocabulary development. We will use the 5E instructional model and science and engineering [Read more…]

September 8th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – September Update

On September 6, the Science Standards Revision Working Group made great progress in revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 27 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education, 24 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools and 1 private school. Participants were from 7 Arizona counties: Apache, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma. Download [Read more…]