Registration for the 2013 Summer IDEAL Online session will open on Friday, May 17, 2013. Courses will begin on June 5, 2013. Go to www.ideal.azed.gov to register for courses.
You will need to have your IDEAL login and password information and a credit card to complete the registration process. Contact IDEAL Support at 602-542-7378 or 1-866-577-9636 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with your IDEAL ID or your password.
To register for a course, you will login into IDEAL, click on Professional Development and Course Catalog. The courses that are listed are open for registration. If a course is not listed, it is full. Most courses can take up to 35 participants.
Arizona’s Common Core Phase I – ELA 15 hour (3 week) course will be offered 3 different times as indicated below with multiple sections each offering and will cost $50.
June 5 – June 25 (2 Sections)
June 12 – July 2 (2 Sections)
July 10– July 30(2 Sections)
The 30-hour (six week) courses will begin June 5 – July 16 and will cost $65, except as indicated below. The offerings include:
Arizona’s Common Core Standards – Mathematical Practices (2 Sections)
Project Based Approaches (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards)
Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards)
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – Time Change: June 19 – July 30
Thinking Critically with Data (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards) – Time Change: June 19 – July 30
NEWDesigning Blended Learning (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards)
AZTeach 21 (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards)
The Arizona Water Story – Free (Aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards)
The 45hr Full Structured English Immersion Completion Course will begin on June 5 – July 30 and will cost $85. There will be five sections offered during the summer.
Read On Arizona – Summer Reading Program
As educators and administrators across the country focus their efforts on improving students’ reading skills, many students show measurable success by the end of the school year. However, once the school year ends, a whole new challenge begins during the summer for ensuring that students retain the gains they have achieved in reading during the previous school year.
This summer, the Department of Education, The Arizona State Library, First Things First, the nonprofit organization, Read-on Arizona and MetaMetrics®, an educational measurement company and developer of The Lexile Framework for Reading have joined to promote a summer reading program for parents, educators, librarians, and children/students.
The Lexile Framework for Reading provides a common, developmental scale for matching reader ability and text difficulty. Lexile measures enable educators, parents and students to select targeted materials that can improve reading skills and to monitor reading growth across the curriculum, in the library and at home. Recognized as the most widely adopted reading measure, Lexile measures are part of reading and testing programs in the classroom and at the district and state levels.
The goal of this collaboration is to reduce summer reading slide for Arizona’s children/students. This partnership uses the public library’s annual summer reading program as a springboard to involve educators, students and parents in choosing summer reading materials based on interest and Lexile measures. The Summer Reading Program is to encourage Children and families to read throughout the summer so they’ll increase or maintain their reading levels they worked so hard to achieve.
For more information, go to Read On Arizona.