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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: 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.

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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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Published: 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: Teaching Civic Education Through Service-Learning And Extra-Curricular Activities – November 30, 2017 Open 193 Free
Using Children’s Books and Literacy Skills to Inspire STEM Learning in Grades K-2 – Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Published: 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 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma. The next step will be to open the public review process at the December 4th State Board of Education meeting. The draft and survey will be opened following the State Board meeting, and will remain available through January 19th, 2018. We encourage all science educators, parents, students, and community members to review the draft and provide feedback during this upcoming public comments period.

Download the November 6, 2017 agenda
Download the November 6, 2017 presentation

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Published: 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, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma.

Download the October 18, 2017 agenda
Download the October 18, 2017 presentation

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Published: 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 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

Check -in begins at 8:15 a.m. Workshop: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Published: 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 made by the Science Standards Working Groups later this month as they continue the development of the Science Standards.

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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