Social Studies


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: October 6th, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision August – October Updates

On August 1, the Social Studies Standards Working Group convened a small group of K-3 teachers to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 4 educators participated representing 3 districts and 1 institute of higher education. Invitees represented Maricopa County. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify theme and content for the K-2 grade band due to the fact there were no K-2 teachers at the July 19th meeting and that work needed to be complete so the committee could move on at the next meeting.

Download the August 1st, 2017 Agenda

On September 12, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 50 educators were invited representing 5 institutes of higher education and 43 districts/schools, including 6 charters schools. A total of 26 educators participated representing 4 institutes of higher education, 20 districts/schools and 3 charter schools. Invitees represented 9 Arizona Counties: Apache, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma

Download the September 12th, 2017 Agenda
Download the September 12th, 2017 Presentation

On October 2, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 47 educators were invited representing 5 institutes of higher education and 32 districts/schools, including 4 charter schools. A total of 30 educators participated representing 4 institutes of higher education, 17 districts/schools and 3 charter schools. Invitees represented 10 Arizona Counties: Apache, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma

Download the October 2nd, 2017 Agenda
Download the October 2nd, 2017 Presentation

On October 30, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 45 educators were invited. Twenty-five educators attended the meeting representing 3 institutions of higher learning, 22 districts/schools including 1 charter. Invitees represented 8 Arizona Counties: Apache, Cochise, Maricopa, Mohave Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma.

Download the October 30th, 2017 Agenda
Download the October 30th, 2017 Presentation

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Published: October 6th, 2017

📅October Professional Development Opportunities w/ Updates

Understanding and Identifying Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text – Part 1- October 2, 2017

Webinar: Statistics in Middle School Grades 6-8 – October 2, 2017 K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation 2017 – October 3, 2017

STEM: Teaching Engineering to the Power of the 5Es (Grades K-8) – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation Webinar Series – #1 Overview October 4, 2017

Webinar: Incorporating Economics Standards in 6th – 8th Grade Instruction – October 5, 2017

Webinar: Math Teaching Practices 4,5,&6: Discourse, Purposeful Questions, Fluency – October 10, 2017

K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation Webinar Series – #2 Handwriting October 11, 2017

Webinar: Nonfiction in the ELA Classroom – October 12th Oct 12, 2017 Oct 12, 2017

Arizona English Language Arts Standards Implementation and Planning Workshop– October 16th, 2017

Understanding and Identifying Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text Part 2 October 16, 2017

Webinar: Math Teaching Practices 7 & 8:Support productive struggle and evidence of student thinking – October 16, 2017

Multisensory Grammar – October 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation Webinar Series – #3 Spelling October 18, 2017

Number Sense Tasks and Routines in K-2 – October 19, 2017

Webinar: Blending Writing Types for Authentic Audiences – October 19th

Understanding and Identifying Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text – Understanding and Identifying the Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence – Part 3 Rhetorical Grammar – October 24, 2017

Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for K-2 – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation Webinar Series – #4 Sentence Construction October 25, 2017

Webinar: Research and Information Fluency – October 26th

Understanding and Identifying Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text – Understanding and Identifying the Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence – Part 4 October 30, 2017

Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for Grades 3-5 – October 30th, 2017 Oct 30, 2017

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Published: 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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Published: June 22nd, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision June Update

On June 20, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 23 educators participated representing 2 institutes of higher education and 20 districts/schools, including 3 charter schools. Participants represented 5 Arizona Counties: Apache, Maricopa, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma.

Download the June 20, 2017 Agenda
Download the June 20, 2017 Presentation

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Published: June 5th, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision May Update

On May 31, the Social Studies Standards Working group convened to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. At total of 16 educators participated, representing 3 institutes of higher education and 12 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 4 Arizona counties: Cochise, Maricopa, Mohave and Pima.

Download the May 31, 2017 Agenda
Download the May 31, 2017 Presentation

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