Computer Science Standards Revision – February 13 Update
Computer Science Working Group convenes for the second working group meeting in the development of Computer Science Standards.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites
Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a K-2 STEM Classroom Look Like? – Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of the SY2018 Arizona Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) Mini Grant Application. All applicant LEAs must attend one grant-writing webinar. The LEA’s project lead and fiscal officer are both encouraged to attend, as are additional partners (evaluators, higher education, etc.) Applications are due March 7, 2018.
The Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment was added to the list of approved assessments at the October 23rd State Board Meeting. For more information including a testing schedule please see the following attachments.
- Navajo Nation Oral Language Proficiency Criteria for Navajo Bilingual Seal
- Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment
The Science and Social Studies Standards Drafts January 2018 Update
The Science and Social Studies Standards Drafts continue to be under internal review will not be made public at the January 29, 2018 State Board of Education meet
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 Foothills Unified School District and Deer Valley Unified School District. The Seal of Biliteracy was awarded for the following languages: Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.
2017 was the first year that graduating Arizona students could earn a Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and have it reflected on their transcripts. The seal was created to recognize high school students who are proficient in English and at least one other language, as evidenced by their performance on a state board-approved assessment.
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 teacher’s contact information. Nominations close April 1st and application are due by May 1st. If you know more than one teacher deserving this award, you may submit more than one nomination. Teachers may also initiate the application process themselves at www.paemst.org.
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 serve on working groups and focus groups. We hope you will consider applying for the opportunity to participate in this important work. We would like to have representation from around the state. The standards review process will use an accordion model for committee selection; an individual might be selected to serve once or multiple times, depending on the focus of the work and their expertise. Members unable to serve for a particular meeting due to schedule conflicts or other concerns are still eligible to be selected to participate in future meetings. Applications will be accepted throughout the entire development process. Working groups will convene starting in January 2018.
Please visit ADE’s Computer Science Standards Development page to access the applications and for more information.
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, 2018 Jan 8, 2018
Webinar: ELA Standards Integration and the Instructional Shifts – January 9, 2018
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Webinar: Nonfiction in the ELA Classroom – January 18th, 2018 Jan 18, 2018
Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction in K-2 – January 18, 2018
Grammar Basics-Standards and Multisensory Instruction Part 1, 2 and 3 – Part 1, January 22, 2018
Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Day -1 January 22, 2018
Webinar: Informational Text and Rhetorical Literacy – January 23, 2018
Webinar: Math Journals in K-2 – January 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018
Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards for Grades 3-5 in a STEM Classroom Look Like- Thursday, January 25, 2018
Grammar Basics-Standards and Multisensory Instruction Part 1, 2 and 3 – Part 2 January 29, 2018
Research and Information Fluency – Engaging Students as Researchers and Writers – January 29, 2018
Webinar: Understanding Equality and the Equal Sign – January 29,2018
K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation 2017 – January 30, 2018
Webinar: Critical Thinking and the New AZ ELA Standards – January 30, 2018
Webinar: Development of Fraction Sense Grades 3-5 – January 31, 2018
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.