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Published: February 9th, 2018

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites


Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a K-2 STEM Classroom Look Like? – Thursday, February 1, 2018

icon face Grammar Basics-Standards and Multisensory Instruction Part 1, 2 and 3 – Part 3 February 5, 2018

Webinar: K-5 Standards Implementation Series Syllables Part 1 and Part 2 – Syllables Part #1 February 6, 2018

icon face Linda Levi – Extending Children’s Mathematics: Fractions and Decimal Author Talk – February 6, 2018

Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM? – Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Webinar: Rhetorical Grammar For Authentic Writing – Overview – Feb 8th Webinar: Rhetorical Grammar for Authentic Writing (Overview) Feb 8, 2018

icon face Standards Based Math Stations K-3 – February 8, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

Webinar: Engaging Students in GeoCivics using Inquiry to Integrate Geography and Civics – February 8, 2018

Webinar: Exploring Math Tasks Using the 100’s Chart – February 12, 2018

Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards for Grades 3-5 in a STEM Classroom Look Like? – Monday, February 12, 2018

icon face Math Coaches Series – Understanding DOK to meet the rigor of the standards & increase achievement – February 13, 2018

Webinar: K-5 Standards Implementation Series Syllables Part 1 and Part 2 – Syllables Part #2 February 13, 2018

icon face Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Day 1 – February 14, 2018

icon face Syllables and Morphemes – February 15,2018 Feb 15, 2018

Webinar: Research and Information Fluency – Webinar: Research and Information Fluency Feb 15, 2018

icon face Building Blocks of Mathematics featuring Doug Clements – February 15, 2018

icon face Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Day 1 – February 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

icon face Blended Writing for Authentic Audiences – Integration of the ELA Standards Writing Types – Blended Writing for an Authentic Audience 2/20/18 Feb 20, 2018

icon face What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a 6-8 Grade Science Classroom Look Like? – Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Webinar: Academic and Argument Writing – Webinar: Academic and Argument Writing Feb 22 2018

icon face STEM: Teaching Engineering to the Power of the 5Es (Grades K-8) – Thursday, February 22, 2018

Webinar: Teaching and Learning Subtraction in K-2 – February 26, 2018

icon faceWhat Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a 9-12 Grade Science Classroom Look Like? – Monday, February 26, 2018

Webinar: K-5 Standards Implementation Series Morphology Part 1 and 2 – Morphology Part #1 February 27, 2018

icon face Using Children’s Books and Literacy Skills to Inspire STEM Learning in Grades 3-6 – Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Webinar: Operations of Fractions Grades 4-6 – February 28, 2018

Webinar: Development of Number Sense in K-2 – February 28, 2018

icon face Arizona English Language Arts Standards Implementation and Planning Workshop – March 1, 2018

Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for K-2 – Thursday, March 1, 2018

icon face 5th Annual Civic Learning Conference: Inspiring Student Voices! – March 2, 2018

icon face Math Coaches Series – Focusing on Formative Assessment in a Balanced Assessment System – March 5, 2018

icon face How Can You Integrate STEM Learning into Your Classroom? – Monday, March 5th, 2018

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Published: January 26th, 2018

MSP Mini Grant Applications now open!



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.

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Published: January 16th, 2018

List of Approved Assessments Updates



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.

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Published: 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 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.

For more information about the program please contact Tammy Waller or visit the Seal of Biliteracy website.

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Published: December 11th, 2017

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Presidential Awards for Excellence in mathematics and Science TeachingThe 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.

Posted in Current Events, Mathematics, Science, STEM |
Published: 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 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.

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Published: 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, 2018 Jan 8, 2018
Webinar: ELA Standards Integration and the Instructional Shifts – January 9, 2018
strong>Using Bar Models/Tape Diagrams in the 4th-8th Grade Math Classroom – January 17, 2018</strong
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
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Published: 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.

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