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December 11th, 2017

316 Arizona Students Awarded the Arizona Seal of Biliteracy.

2017 Seal of Biliteracy Stats

In the 2016–17 school year, 316 students from seven different school districts and charters earned the Seal of Biliteracy in four different languages. Students came from the following districts and charters: Tucson Unified School District, Phoenix Union High School District, Dysart Unified School District, Cave Creek Unified School District, Pima Performing Arts High School, Catalina [Read more…]

December 11th, 2017

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Nominations and applications are now open for mathematics and science teacher grades K-6. To submit a nomination, you only need the [Read more…]

December 11th, 2017

Computer Science Standards Survey Deadline Extended until December 15

Computer Science Standards Survey Deadline Extended until December 15 The deadline to provide feedback to help inform and guide the development of K-12 Computer Science Standards has been extended. Please take the survey by December 15, 2017. The ADE is currently accepting applications from K-12 educators, higher education/post-secondary educators, business stakeholders, and parents/community members to [Read more…]

December 11th, 2017

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites

Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM- Thursday, December 14, 2017 Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM- Thursday, December 28, 2017 Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a K-2 STEM Classroom Look Like- Thursday, January 4, 2018 Webinar: Grammar Basics: Eight Parts of Speech – January 8, [Read more…]

December 4th, 2017

The Science and Social Studies Standards Drafts are under Internal Review

The Science and Social Studies Standards Drafts are under internal review. The Science and Social Studies Standards Drafts will not be made public at the December 4, 2017 State Board of Education meeting as previously anticipated. The drafts are currently being vetted and under agency review. Read the official communication from ADE.

November 29th, 2017

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework Join ADE to learn more about the K12 CS Framework and the development of computer science standards in AZ during a Free Webinar, held December 5 and December 13 from 3:30-4:30 pm. The K12 Computer Science Framework sets the vision and critical content that states should consider [Read more…]

November 14th, 2017

November Professional Development Opportunities

K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation Webinar Series – #1- Overview November 21, 2017 STEM: Teaching Engineering to the Power of the 5Es (Grades K-8) – Monday, November 27th, 2017 Webinar: Rhetorical Grammar For Authentic Writing – Overview – November 28, 2017 K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation Webinar Series – #2- Handwriting November 29, 2017 Webinar: [Read more…]

November 9th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – November 6 Update

Science Standards Revision – November 6 Update On November 6, the Science Standards Revision Working Group continued their work in revising Arizona’s Science Standards and preparing the draft for public comment. A total of 32 Arizona educators participated, representing 3 institutes of higher education and 31 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants were from 9 [Read more…]

October 24th, 2017

Development of K-12 Computer Science Standards to begin

Help Develop Arizona's K-12 Computer Science Standards

Development of K-12 Computer Science Standards to begin. The Arizona Department of Education is seeking public comments to guide the process of developing K-12 Computer Science Standards. Please take the survey by November 30, 2017 to help inform and guide the development process. The ADE is currently accepting applications from K-12 educators, higher education/post-secondary educators, [Read more…]

October 20th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 18 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 18 Update On October 18, the Science Standards Revision Working Group continued their work in revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 28 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 26 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants were from 8 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, [Read more…]