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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 practices as a strategy to present STEM concepts while building literacy. Participants will receive a copy of NSTA’s book, Picture-Perfect Science Grades 3-6.

Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning PD

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September 10th, 2017

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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 the September 6, 2017 agenda
Download the September 6, 2017 presentation

We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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September 8th, 2017

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework
Monday Sept 18, 3:30-4:30 pm

Arizona is preparing to start the development of K12 Computer Science (CS) Standards. The K12 Computer Science Framework sets the vision and critical content that states should consider when developing CS Standards, including core concepts and practices. This webinar will be presented by Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer at Code.org and one of the contributors to the development of the K12 CS Framework.
Register Today for the K12 Computer Science Framework Professional Development

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August 21st, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision July Update

On July 17, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 46 educators were invited representing 4 institutes of higher education and 23 districts/schools, including 6 charter schools. A total of 24 educators participated representing 16 districts/schools and 4 charter schools. Invitees represented 8 Arizona Counties: Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma.
Download the July 17, 2017 Agenda
Download the July 17, 2017 Presentation

On July 19, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 42 educators were invited representing 4 institutes of higher education and 26 districts/schools, including 4 charter schools. A total of 22 educators participated representing 15 districts/schools and 2 charter schools. Invitees represented 7 Arizona Counties: Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai.
Download the July 19, 2017 Agenda
Download the July 19, 2017 Presentation

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August 21st, 2017

Receive training on the new K-5 writing standards

This full day workshop for department chairs, curriculum teams, instructional coaches, curriculum directors and administrators will assist in developing an implementation plan for the recently adopted 2016 Arizona English Language Arts Standards, which must be implemented for the 2018-2019 school year.
ELA Professional Development Opportunity

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