Computer Science Professional Development Program
The Draft Arizona Computer Science Standards are now open for public comment through August 10, 2018. Please click here to access the draft standards. To access the survey, please click here. You can access additional information about the Draft Computer Science Standards by visiting our website.
Number Talks with Sherry Parrish – K-2 Number Talks May 31, 2018
Number Talks with Sherry Parrish – 3-6 Fractions, Decimals Percents: June 1, 2018
2018 Leading Change Conference: June 6-8, 2018
Webinar: ELA Standards Integration and the Instructional Shifts – June 11, 2018
Webinar: Critical Thinking and the New AZ ELA Standards – June 11, 2018
Webinar: Blending Writing Types for Authentic Audiences – June 12, 2018
Webinar: Research and Information Fluency – June 13th, 2018
Teaching Reading Effectively: Trainer of Trainers (TRE-TOT) – Teaching Reading Effectively -Trainer of Trainers – 6/18/18 Day One (See MOWR page for additional days)
3D Science Instruction: Using and Developing Models in EARTH/SPACE Science! – Thursday June 21, 2018
Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Teaching Reading Effectively – Day One 6/25/18 (See MOWR page for additional days)
Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for K-2 – Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for Grades 3-5 – Thursday, June 28, 2018
Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for Grades 6-8 – Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Teaching Reading Effectively – Day One: 7/9/18(See MOWR page for additional days)
How Can You Integrate STEM Learning into Your Classroom? – Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM? – Monday, July 16, 2018
Webinar: Supporting English Language Learners in the STEM Disciplines – Thursday, July 19, 2018
Webinar: What is “E”ngineering in the STEM Classroom? – Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Webinar: ELA Standards Integration and the Instructional Shifts – March 14, 2018
Teaching American Indian History Through the Themes of Strength, Resiliency, Respect and Integrity. – March 17, 2018
Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for Grades 6-8 – Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Webinar: Supporting English Language Learners in the STEM Disciplines – Thursday, March 22, 2018
Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Day 1 – March 23, 2018
Graham Fletcher: Harnessing the Power of Modeling Tasks through Math Progressions, Grades 3-6 – March 27, 2018
Webinar: Blending Writing Types for Authentic Audiences – March 27th, 2018
Webinar: Fraction Equivalence and Comparisons Grades 3-5 – March 28, 2018
Webinar: Supporting Place Value through Problem Solving – March 28, 2018
Webinar: Supporting English Language Learners in the STEM Disciplines – Thursday, April 5, 2018 Apr 5, 2018
Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a K-2 STEM Classroom Look Like- Monday, April 9, 2018
Understanding and Identifying Topic, Main Idea, and Topic Sentence When Reading Informational Text – Webinar #1 April 10, 2018
Progressions of Learning in Mathematics Grades 3-7 – April 10, 2018
Writing Foundations Standards for Administrators – April 12, 2018
Computer Science Standards Revision – February 13 Update
Computer Science Working Group convenes for the second working group meeting in the development of Computer Science Standards.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites
Computer Science Standards Revision – January 31 Update
Computer Science Working Group convenes for first working group meeting in the development of Computer Science Standards. The Working Group included representation from K-12 and Higher Education.
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.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The 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.
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.