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Join the K-12 Academic Standards Group free Webinar Training!


These webinars will support the implementation of Arizona’s K-12 Standards.
Please be sure to save your seat in the Webinar by using the registration links below.
Our “Webinars” are conducted through Blackboard Collaborate.
Live Webinar trainings are scheduled in the afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm MST (Phoenix Time) – unless otherwise noted.

Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations-Overview Read more & Register
Monday, February 8, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM
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Webinar: Exploring Geometry in K-2 >
Monday, February 8, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Focus On The Framework
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Incorporating Economics Standards in K-2 Instruction
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Effective Discourse Communities in the
STEM Classrooms using the Practices
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Customize Student Learning With Symbaloo
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar Series: Rhetorical Grammar: February 11th:
Part II Teaching Grammar For Writing – Coordination and Subordination
Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Bridging the Gap between the AZ Science Standard
and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Series (Grades K-2)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations Series-Handwriting Fluency
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM
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Webinar: Supporting Place Value through Problem Solving
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: K-2 Writing Series- Spelling Fluency
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM
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Webinar: Focus On The Framework
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar Series: Rhetorical Grammar:
Part III Teaching Grammar for Writing – Voice, Cohesion, and Rhythm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Bridging the Gap between the AZ Science Standard
and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Series (Grades 3-5)
To Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Webinar: Development of Fraction Sense in Grades 3-5 Read more
Monday, February 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics – Eight Parts of Speech THIS IS A TEST!
This 1 hour webinar is designed to build content knowledge of the eight parts of speech. Each part of speech will be defined, with examples and illustrations provided. Background knowledge of the eight parts of speech is necessary in order to teach students the grammar and mechanics outlined in the Language standard of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Reading for the Rhetorical Situation
Reading for the rhetorical situation requires students to go much deeper than just identifying the main ideas. Students need to focus simultaneously on the author’s purpose, the message/text, the context for writing, and the audience it is addressing. It is not just what the text says, but how the text says it. This webinar will review the elements of the rhetorical situation and provide some strategies for helping students increase their rhetorical reading comprehension.
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Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Bridging the Gap between the AZ Science Standard and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Series (Grades 6-8)
How can you align to Arizona’s Science Standard, yet teach to the 3-dimensions (practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas) of the Framework for K-12 Science Education? This webinar will focus on identifying the learning progressions within Arizona’s science standard for high school physics and bundling them together to build three dimensional learning as envisioned by the Framework.
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Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Engineering in STEM
The “E” in STEM can sometimes be scary for teachers as they begin to embrace STEM teaching and learning, but fear not! Engineering is all around us and in practically everything we do and the best part… students are naturally born engineers! The National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education states, “Any science education that focuses predominately on the detailed products of scientific labor – the facts of science – without developing an understanding of how those facts were established or that ignores the many important applications of science in the world misrepresents science and marginalizes the importance of engineering.” In this webinar we’ll look at how students should learn how science is used through the engineering design process, and how they come to appreciate the distinctions and relationships between engineering, technology and applications of science.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Operations of Fractions Grades 4-6
This webinar will look at the expectations and progressions in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. We will look at making sense of fraction operations as well as student strategies associated with them.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Counting Collections in K-2
This webinar explores counting as a vital skill in developing number sense. Children need lots of experience with counting to learn the number sequence, quantity, base-ten structure, representations, and number composition. Learning goals will include management and differentiation within this task. AZCCRS and MP will be referenced throughout.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2016 3:30PM-4:30 PM Webinar: Formative Assessment And Digital Tools Part 3 of 3
Student: I don’t get this Teacher: What part don’t you understand
Student: I don’t know, all of it I guess.
If this conversation sounds familiar, then you are in the right place.
Formative assessment, according to Margaret Heritage should move students’ learning forward and is only effective when teachers are clear and intentional about students’ learning goals. Furthermore, according to Margaret Heritage, “there is no single way to collect formative evidence because formative assessment is not a specific kind of test”. The purpose of this three part Webinar series is to explore, investigate and provide examples of where technology integration through digital tools can enhance the practice of formative assessment in the classroom. Participants in this three part Webinar series will explore a variety of digital tools that are free, easy to use and can be seamlessly integrated into formative assessment practices.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Text Complexity
In this one hour webinar overview of text complexity participants will examine the three components of text complexity; quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts. The intended audience is Teachers, Coaches, and Specialists. It would be helpful to attend this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion. Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Reading & Writing in the STEM Classroom
Students gain knowledge and understanding of the STEM disciplinary content through reading and writing. In STEM teaching and learning students need to be engaging with the texts and writing about they are reading. Teachers need to make intentional decisions about the kinds of texts and writing tasks they’re asking students to engage with in an interdisciplinary classroom environment. In this webinar we’ll investigate different disciplinary approaches to reading and writing like a scientist, technologist, engineer, or mathematician.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 1
This 4.5 hour webinar series consisting of three webinars 1.5 hour webinars is designed to review the ELA Language Standard #1, and draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker, to provide a simple multisensory approach to initial teaching of the parts of speech in K-2 or as intervention instruction for older students. Participants will learn multisensory strategies for introducing the parts of speech, sentence structures and strategies for engaging students in grammar activities to reinforce grammar skills for writing and support reading comprehension.

Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities (03.15.16)
Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities (03.22.16)
Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities (03.30.16)
You must register for these separately. It is recommended that participants have a yellow and an orange highlighter along with a set of red, yellow orange, blue, purple, green, and brown fine tip markers.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: STEM Learning Using the 5Es Instructional Model
STEM teaching and learning that is structured by Engaging students so they are able to Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate their progress provides relevant ways to help them make the interdisciplinary connections needed for conceptual understanding of each of the disciplines. In this 1-hour webinar participants, grades K-12, will explore how embedding the research-based, 5E Instructional Model into STEM classrooms can help establish coherence for lessons within an instructional sequence.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 2
This 4.5 hour webinar series consisting of three webinars 1.5 hour webinars is designed to review the ELA Language Standard #1, and draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker, to provide a simple multisensory approach to initial teaching of the parts of speech in K-2 or as intervention instruction for older students. Participants will learn multisensory strategies for introducing the parts of speech, sentence structures and strategies for engaging students in grammar activities to reinforce grammar skills for writing and support reading comprehension.
Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities (03.15.16)
Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities (03.22.16)
Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities (03.30.16)
You must register for these separately.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Evaluating Instructional Materials for alignment to the AZCCRS –EQuIP ELA
An introduction to the EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products.) The Tri-State Collaborative (comprised of educational leaders from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island) developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the rubric and its purposes: to provide clear, descriptive criteria for common core lessons/ units, to provide meaningful, constructive feedback to developers of lessons/units, identify lessons that can serve as models, and to provide a protocol for collegial review. We will also cover the four dimensions and the criteria in each.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: USING INFOGRAPHICS IN STEM PART 1 OF 2
In order for students to be educated consumers and citizens, they need to understand and be able to think critically about information presented in visual graphical forms. These types of visual representations of information are designed to allow complex and difficult ideas and large amounts of data to be easily understood. Information graphics or Infographics are a graphic visual representation of information and are a visually stunning way to deliver facts and statistics to readers.
The goal of this Webinar is to describe models for integrating infographics through an interdisciplinary STEM teaching and learning and to share with participants some basics for creating infographics in the classroom.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Math Problem Solving: Multiplication and Division in 3-5
This Webinar will examine multiplication and division problem types from Table 2 from the AZCCRS.
Participants will:
◾Differentiate among problem types for multiplication and division.
◾Examine student work that correlates with various problem types.
◾Understand different levels of efficiency and how to move students towards more efficient strategies.
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM WEBINAR: Using Infographics In Stem Part 2 Of 2
In order for students to be educated consumers and citizens, they need to understand and be able to think critically about information presented in visual graphical forms. These types of visual representations of information are designed to allow complex and difficult ideas and large amounts of data to be easily understood. Information graphics or Infographics are a graphic visual representation of information and are a visually stunning way to deliver facts and statistics to readers. By integrating infographics through an interdisciplinary STEM teaching and learning and to share with participants some basics for creating infographics in the classroom.
The goal of this Webinar is to allow participants to create infographics with a variety of digital tools.
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Thursday, March 29, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Parents as Partners in Today’s K-5 Math Classroom
This webinar is designed to assist educators in helping parents understand and support mathematics through the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. Learning goals for this training will focus on communicating and sharing with families the changes and expectations in today’s K-5 math classroom.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 4:00PM-5:00PM Webinar: Grammar Basics Webinar Series- Standards and Multisensory Approaches to Teaching Grammar Part 3
This 4.5 hour webinar series consisting of three webinars 1.5 hour webinars is designed to review the ELA Language Standard #1, and draw upon the work of Suzanne Carreker, to provide a simple multisensory approach to initial teaching of the parts of speech in K-2 or as intervention instruction for older students. Participants will learn multisensory strategies for introducing the parts of speech, sentence structures and strategies for engaging students in grammar activities to reinforce grammar skills for writing and support reading comprehension.
Part 1- Standards progression K-5, Nouns, verbs, articles, simple sentences and learning activities (03.15.16)
Part 2- Standards progression K-5 Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and learning activities (03.22.16)
Part 3- Standards progression K-5 Conjunctions, compound sentences, complex sentences and learning activities (03.30.16)
You must register for these separately.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar: Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes
Participants will examine the literacy practices that are imbedded within the ELA instructional shifts and the outcomes that students should be able to demonstrate as a result. Participants will make connections between the Shifts, the Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language Anchor standards for ELA with the expectations of College and Career Readiness outlined in the Writing Program Administrators’ Outcome Statement for First-Year Composition used at our state universities and many other institutions across the country.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:30PM-4:30PM Webinar- Using Video Games to Illustrate Economic Concepts Grades 2-5
Have you ever considered integrating video games into your classroom instruction to teach economic concepts to students? Video games can be played independently and are an excellent resource to teach students the basics of personal finance through economics concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs in a fun and engaging way.
In this webinar:
◾we will review the Economics standards and their purpose and importance.
◾we will model the use of video games in teaching economics concepts
◾we will explore the academic activities that tie the standards and video games together and provide additional resources for implementation.
For the best experience please have the most current version of OS and most current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browsers on your devices (ie. laptop, computer and mobile device). In addition, please have an iTunes and or a Google Play account set up and activated in order to be able to download and install mobile Apps.
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Helping Struggling Readers Navigate Complex Informational Text

The English Language Arts Standards ask that students read increasingly complex text, but how do teachers support students who struggle with reading skills? This session will provide strategies and research for teachers who have students that struggle with reading informational text in grades 4-12.

Topics and activities will include:

  • Text Complexity vs Text Difficulty

  • Establishing a reading routine with students

  • Comprehension Strategies- identifying the main idea, summarizing, and using language features to support comprehension

  • Teacher tools to support comprehension instruction

  • Vocabulary Strategies – a focus on word knowledge and word learning, including which words to teach students to support reading growth

  • Fluency – Effectively using multiple reads to support fluency and comprehension

  • Word Recognition- Student supports for navigating multisyllabic words and internalizing strategies for what to do when they don’t know a word

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of professional development credit.  Back

 

 

 

 

 


Making Sense of Science – Energy Teacher Course

Developed by WestEd, this comprehensive professional development course for science teachers provides all the necessary scaffolds for building a scientific way of thinking in teachers and students, focusing on science content, inquiry, and literacy,

This course is about making sense of the science of energy. It focuses on science, questioning, and literacy — all in the service of building a scientific way of thinking and instilling that way of thinking in students. Through the course activities, you’ll learn practical, relevant strategies for teaching science — how to guide hands-on science learning, support evidence-based discussions, and help your students develop the academic language, habits of mind, and communication skills necessary for sense making and scientific reasoning. As a way to investigate teaching, you’ll read and discuss cases written by teachers for teachers. The cases, which include rich examples of student work, allow you to grapple with science content, navigate typical teaching challenges, and experience authentic dilemmas that occur when teaching energy to students. Although this course is designed for middle-school science teachers, it is open to all grade levels of science teachers interested in further developing their own conceptual understanding of energy and how their students learn about energy.

·         Day 1 seeks to answer ‘What is energy?’ and explores the various kinds of energy that keep our world going.

·         Day 2 identifies the various types of potential energy and helps to clarify what it really means to have potential energy.

·         Day 3 explores the various ways in which heat energy is misunderstood and the ways in which scientists define and talk about heat energy, how it’s transferred, and how it affects our world.

·         Day 4 provides a systematic explanation for how and why conservation of energy is possible.

·         Day 5 explores the complex interactions between food and organisms.

Registration Cost is $300.00 per person, including the book: Making Sense of Science – Energy Course Teacher Book   BACK


 

 

 

 

 

2-Day STEM Boot Camp

Target Audience: 3-8 Teachers

Offered: June 9-10 OR July 18-19, 2016

$65 per person

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) should not be viewed as curriculum, but rather a way of organizing, integrating, and delivering instruction through an intentional interdisciplinary mindset. There is an increasing need to better understand STEM and provide for more rigorous, relevant and engaging interdisciplinary STEM teaching and learning opportunities. This 2-day “boot camp” will energize and motivate teachers by building background, providing tools and resources with support to successfully implement integrated STEM connections.

Through this engaging, hands-on 2-day STEM Boot Camp participants will:

  • Develop a foundation for understanding the interdisciplinary nature of STEM teaching and learning

  • Build their own STEM teaching toolkit based on research and best practices

  • Create a framework to develop and sustain a STEM learning environment

Includes book: STEM Lesson Essentials – Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by Jo Anne Vasquez, Cary Sneider, Michael Comer

For the best experience please bring your laptop with the most current version of OS and most up to date Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browsers. In addition, you may also want to bring a mobile device (if available) such as smartphone, iPad or Android tablet with the most current version of OS. It is important to make sure you can connect to public/secure wifi hotspots with your devices. It also helpful to have enough administrative rights to be able to download, install or update Internet browsers, Apps, Java, or other important updates. Participants are encouraged to bring their instructional materials such as lessons or pacing guides for planning on how to integrate and harness to the power of video into their instruction.

Participants will be eligible for 12.0 hours of professional development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:18 a.m., Workshop: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 3300 N. Central Ave. – room 16-100 back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Teaching Reading Effectively: Trainer of Trainers

In support of A.R.S. 15-701 – Move On When Reading, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is committed to building capacity as the local, regional and state level. ADE provides the Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) training in counties across Arizona. The content includes current research and evidence based practices that are necessary for the development of the technical skills of reading, for the acquisition of academic vocabulary, and for deep comprehension.

For those educators who pass the exam at the end of the TRE course, we encourage you to attend the Trainer of Trainers (TRE-TOT) for TRE course. Completion of the TRE-TOT will equip you to become a TRE trainer for your school or district and opens the possibility to become a TRE trainer for the ADE. TRE-TOT participants must: • attend the initial 5-day TRE training, • attend a second 5-day training (TRE-TOT) to complete the TOT preparation, • pass the course exams for both the TRE and TRE-TOT, and • train the TRE course with fidelity. back

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3rd Annual Civic Learning Conference

March 4th 2013 Cost $60.00

The Arizona Department of Education and Maricopa Community Colleges are pleased to present the 3rd Annual Civic Learning Conference at Paradise Valley Community College. Join Arizona’s Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble, representatives from Arizona Civic Engagement Schools and Community College faculty as they discuss the importance and implementation of the six proven practices in civic learning.

Participant highlights of this one day conference include:

  • Speaker, Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian
  • Learn about Arizona’s new Civics Test
  • Network with fellow conference participants
  • Engage in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12 and  Community College educators
  • Examine the six proven practices in civic learning and take away strategies on how they can be  implemented with your own students
  • Gather valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations
  • Receive Professional Development hours for re-certification

Click here to register

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Supporting the Young Learner with Special Education Needs Summit  April 5-6, 2016

The Arizona Department of Education’s Early Childhood Unit, in collaboration with the Head Start Collaboration Office, is hosting a summit: Supporting the Young Learner with Special Education Needs. The summit will focus on specific supports for families, administrators, teachers, and all related service providers of young children.

Teachers Stipends to attend   June 23-25 Conference

There are a limited number of stipends available to K-12 classroom teachers for support (fee for conference registration, travel, housing, and incidentals) through the NSF-funded Arizona Master Teachers of Mathematics program, administered by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona.  Ensuring Equity and Excellent in Mathematics for all Conference will be held in the Phoenix Metro Area on June 23 through the 25th. 

Apply Now!

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Tune into Digital Learning Day

Join other educators around the country for the fifth annual Digital Learning Day set for February 17, 2016. Read more…

 Follow on Twitter: @OfficialDLDay

Professional Development Spotlight

Feature Upcoming Ed. Tech Workshop: Leveraging Mobile Learning in the Classroom

Look around your classroom or school, how have mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, smartphones, and Chromebooks influenced the classroom landscape for students and teachers?  Read more..    Register today

Edcamp Phoenix

Edcamp Phoenix is a day for educators to come to the table and deepen   their understanding of their craft by creating a day of professional development that truly meets the needs of every single attendee. Read more..

Click here to print the complete Professional Development List.

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2016 Southwest English Symposium

The Arizona State University Department of English’s Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA) hosts the 2016 Southwest English Symposium conference titled Objects and Commodities. The theme allows for a myriad of interpretations as we take into consideration the various permutations of both “object” and “commodity”. The conference keynote speaker is Ian Bogost, the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Information on the symposium can be found at  https://english.clas.asu.edu/content/21st-southwest-english-symposium.

Professional Development Spotlight

Inquiry, Discourse, and Debate

We all know how important it is for students to read and write critically. Speaking and listening critically is equally important. Read more… 

STEMinars: Effectively Using Socratic Seminars to Enhance Your STEM Teaching and Learning

In this training, participants will learn and apply the process for implementing Socratic investigation in STEM lessons for grades 3-8. Read more... 

Click here to print the complete Professional Development List.

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Each year, the President of the United States recognizes outstanding individuals who teach mathematics and science and bestows upon them the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).    Read more..          Nominate an outstanding teacher today!

Free February is here!

Not only is it Arizona’s birthday, it is free February membership month.  As a part of the birthday celebration, AATM is offering free memberships.  Enjoy the benefits of AATM Membership through September 2016.  Feel free to pass along to your colleagues. Click here to register for your free membership.

Seeking passionate Math and ELA Teachers for the ADE Standards Work Groups

 If you are interested in applying to be a member of a grade-level working group, please complete the application found at the Arizona  Educator Engagement Opportunity webpage.

Professional Development Spotlight

Standards Based Math Stations in K-3                  

February 22                $40

This training will focus on the conceptual understanding of number in grades K-3 through implementation of standards-based math stations. Mathematical practices and AZCCRS will be embedded throughout the day. Participants will receive a copy of Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller.   Read more

  

Progressions of Learning in Mathematics grades 3-7

February 17th             $25

This professional development will examine progressions of learning in multiplication, fractions and proportional relationships.  Both student learning progressions and the strategies that students will exhibit will be examined. Read more..   

Click here to print the complete Professional Development List.

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SHAPE America’s Physical Education Program Checklist

This Physical Education Program Checklist is designed to help school administrators, principals, teachers and parents review their schools’ physical education programs to ensure that they are addressing what SHAPE America has identified as the “essential components” of physical education (SHAPE America, 2015).

To view this resource click here

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The last three months we have looked at the three dimensions that are highlighted in A Framework for K-12 Science Education.  The three dimensions: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas, all work together to deepen the understanding of scientific phenomena that exists in the world. Read more

Join us for a webinar or professional development session on Bridging the Gap between the Arizona State Standard and A Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Resources to help with three-dimensional teaching:

Three-Dimensional Instruction – By Joe Krajcik

A Framework for K-12 Science Education – National Research Council

Professional Development Spotlight

Making Sense of Science – Energy Teacher Course
July 11-15, 2016  Cost $300

This course is about making sense of the science of energy. It focuses on science, questioning, and literacy — all in the service of building a scientific way of thinking and instilling that way of thinking in students.

Read more

Click here to print the complete Professional Development List.

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There is much discussion about problem-based and project-based learning around STEM. A key element of STEM teaching and learning is providing students with opportunities to explore real-world questions and problems to enhance their deeper conceptual learning and understanding. In this edutopia link learn more about aligning projects with the standards and 7 steps to consider while planning for PBL opportunities.           Read more

Professional Development Spotlight

STEMinars: Effectively Using Socratic Seminars to Enhance Your STEM Teaching & Learning  March 8, 2016  Cost – $80

In this training, participants will learn and apply the process for implementing Socratic investigation in 3-8 STEM lessons.  Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. Read more

Click here to print the complete Professional Development List.

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2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest- 50 Years After The Miranda Decision

The theme of this student contest is the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona.  Cash prizes are awarded to the winners.  The deadline is April 15, 2016.  For contest details, click here.

Echoes and Reflections Moral Courage Student Essay Contest

Using the Holocaust as a lens, middle and high school students are encouraged to recognize those individuals throughout history who took a strong stand on a specific issue based on their personal beliefs or convictions, regardless of the danger or threat to their personal safety.

This contest is open to students in grades 7-12. Deadline is March 3, 2016. For full contest details and instructions, please click on both links below.

2016 Moral Courage Essay Information      2016 Moral Courage Essay Application Form

AZ Humanities- History Alive  4/24 and 3/1 6-7:30pm – Free

Listen to thrilling tales of adventure in the territorial American West as Hugh Grinnell and Jody Drake will present as the historical figures and answer questions from the figures perspective.  RSVP by clicking here. 

Professional Development Spotlight

Project Citizen Institute:  Inspiring Youth to Create Change 4/28-4/30- Free

Honorary Speaker: Mary Beth Tinker

We the People: Project Citizen is an interdisciplinary program for grades 5th-12th that focuses on state and local government. The program develops participatory citizenship skills, is an excellent model for performance assessment and an exemplary method for implementing project based learningRead more

Click here to print the complete Professional Development List.

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Fifth Annual Chinese Speech Competition for High School Students Feb. 23,2016 9:30am

Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability in the target language by competing with other students of the same level from different high schools at the ASU World Language Fair. Click for flyer

Japanese Language Teachers Needed for Summer Programs June 26-July 17, 2016

The Virginia Governor’s Japanese Academy is currently looking for Japanese Language Teachers.  The salary is $4,100.00- $4,800.00 for the 3 week Academy.   Click here for more information.

Professional Development Spotlight

AZLA Spring Workshop Saturday February 20, 2016 at Cactus Shadows High School 9am-3:30pm

Are you ready?  The new Arizona World and Native Language Standards.

This workshop will introduce the newly-revised state standards, noting significant changes and offering strategies that align with these standards. Read more

Registration: Registration will be available on January 1st, 2016!  

Please visit our WEBSITE(azla-online.org) for more information.

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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

 

 

Research and Information Fluency

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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

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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.