English Language Arts Professional Organizations

Local Organizations
  • Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented: The AAGT is a nonprofit organization of educators, parents and community members working together to better meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students in Arizona.
  • Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association: The Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the specific learning disability, Dyslexia.

  • Arizona English Teachers’ Association: The AETA is the Arizona branch of the National Council of Teachers of English, and it offers resources, including a yearly conference, to support English educators.

  • Arizona Reading Association: The Arizona Reading Association, which is the Arizona branch of the International Literacy Association, is a professional educational organization dedicated to promoting lifelong literacy.

  • Read On Arizona: Read On Arizona is committed to helping create an early literacy system that delivers the right program at the right time for every child.

 

National Organizations
American Federation of Teachers (AFT): AFT is a union of professionals that champions fairness, democracy, economic opportunity, high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for our students, their families, and our communities.
American Library Association (ALA): ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for those who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. ASCD’s innovative solutions promote the success of each child.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA): IDA disseminates research-based knowledge about the causes and early identification of dyslexia and other language-related learning difficulties and promotes the use of Structured Literacy for teaching reading and written expression.
International Literacy Association (ILA): ILA’s mission is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
National PTA (Parent Teacher Association): The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Reading is Fundamental: Reading is Fundamental’s mission is to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.

 

 Contact Information
Mary Wennersten
Director of K-3 Literacy
K-12 Academic Standards
Arizona Department of Education
602-364-2355
Sean Ross, M.Ed
Director of K-12 English Language Arts
K-12 Academic Standards
Arizona Department of Education
602-542-5342

 

 

English Language Arts Resources

Arizona English Language Arts Standards

Arizona English Language Arts Standards

Appendix ASupplement to Appendix A

Appendix C

Overview of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards

English Language Arts Professional Development Face-to-Face  Webinars

Arizona English Language Arts Assessment

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Arizona Course Requirements and Recommended Instructional Time

Arizona English Language Arts Certification and HQT Information

 

Arizona English Language Arts Certification and HQT Information


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Link to the English Language Arts Instructional Resource Page

Link to the English Language Arts Professional Resource Page

Contact Information

Sean RossDirector of K-12 ELA and Humanities

K-12 Academic Standards

Arizona Department of Education

602-542-5342

Mary WennerstenDirector of K-3 Literacy

K-12 Academic Standards

Arizona Department of Education

602-364-2355

 

 

K-12 “About Us”

The K-12 Academic Standards section provides professional development, instructional resources, and information to support the development and implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, in addition to the K-12 academic standards in science, social studies, and educational technology.

Research and Information Fluency

Event information

Webinar: Research and Information Fluency – Teaching students to strategically navigate massive amounts of information available through multi-media has become a priority as we increase our demand for incorporation of evidence and reasoning in student work. And not only do students need to know how to strategically navigate and evaluate information from multiple media formats, they need to be able to use that media to strategically and collaboratively share information as well. Does how we teach ‘research’ need to change? How has it evolved?

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Research and Information Fluency on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5659977257170534400

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Test Event

Event information

TUSD TRE December_January

AZ Educator Opportunities

Arizona Educator Opportunities

By uniting and mobilizing the education community behind a common purpose for preparing our students for college- and career- success, the Arizona Department of Education is welcoming educators from around the state to be an active contributor to ensure a seamless and effective implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards.

The Arizona Department of Education values the input of our educators. This webpage will host a variety of opportunities for you to become a part of what’s happening in Arizona education. Below are applications for different committees that the we would like for you to consider.


Arizona Standards and Assessment Committee Application
Complete this application if you are interested in serving on Arizona’s standards committees or AIMS committees.


Master Educator Instructional Resource Development Team Application
Interested Arizona educators can apply to be a part of Arizona’s Common Core Standards Development Team to develop new resources which help support Arizona’s Common Core Standards. Complete the entire application. You will be notified if you are selected to be a part of this Development Team.


Master Educator Instructional Resource Review Team Application
Interested Arizona educators can apply to be a part of Arizona’s Common Core Standards Resource Review Team to review existing and new resources which help support Arizona’s Common Core Standards. Complete the entire application. You will be notified if you are selected to be a part of this Review Team.