STEM


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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October 24th, 2017

Development of K-12 Computer Science Standards to begin

Help Develop Arizona's K-12 Computer Science Standards

Development of K-12 Computer Science Standards to begin.

The Arizona Department of Education is seeking public comments to guide the process of developing K-12 Computer Science Standards. Please take the survey by November 30, 2017 to help inform and guide the development process.

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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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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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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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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May 26th, 2017

Computer Science Resources


The K-12 Computer Science Framework identifies the big ideas of computer science through core concepts (major content areas in the field of computer science) and core practices (behaviors that computationally literate students use to fully engage with the core concepts of computer science). Learning progressions describe how students’ conceptual understanding and practice of computer science grow more sophisticated over time. The concepts and practices are designed to be integrated to provide authentic, meaningful experiences for students engaging in computer science. For this document and other computer science resources, visit ADE’s STEM Resource Page.

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May 4th, 2017

Allocating Resources for STEM Education


The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued a seven-page memo detailing potential ways to use federal formula grant funds to support STEM education. The document references funds available through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins).

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