World & Native Languages


Published: January 16th, 2018

List of Approved Assessments Updates



The Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment was added to the list of approved assessments at the October 23rd State Board Meeting. For more information including a testing schedule please see the following attachments.

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Published: December 11th, 2017

316 Arizona Students Awarded the Arizona Seal of Biliteracy.

2017 Seal of Biliteracy Stats

In the 2016–17 school year, 316 students from seven different school districts and charters earned the Seal of Biliteracy in four different languages. Students came from the following districts and charters: Tucson Unified School District, Phoenix Union High School District, Dysart Unified School District, Cave Creek Unified School District, Pima Performing Arts High School, Catalina Foothills Unified School District and Deer Valley Unified School District. The Seal of Biliteracy was awarded for the following languages: Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.

2017 was the first year that graduating Arizona students could earn a Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and have it reflected on their transcripts. The seal was created to recognize high school students who are proficient in English and at least one other language, as evidenced by their performance on a state board-approved assessment.

For more information about the program please contact Tammy Waller or visit the Seal of Biliteracy website.

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Published: December 11th, 2017

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites



Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM- Thursday, December 14, 2017


Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM- Thursday, December 28, 2017
Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a K-2 STEM Classroom Look Like- Thursday, January 4, 2018
Webinar: Grammar Basics: Eight Parts of Speech – January 8, 2018 Jan 8, 2018
Webinar: ELA Standards Integration and the Instructional Shifts – January 9, 2018
strong>Using Bar Models/Tape Diagrams in the 4th-8th Grade Math Classroom – January 17, 2018</strong
Webinar: Nonfiction in the ELA Classroom – January 18th, 2018 Jan 18, 2018
Problem Solving with Addition and Subtraction in K-2 – January 18, 2018
Grammar Basics-Standards and Multisensory Instruction Part 1, 2 and 3 – Part 1, January 22, 2018
Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Day -1 January 22, 2018
Webinar: Informational Text and Rhetorical Literacy – January 23, 2018
Webinar: Math Journals in K-2 – January 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018
Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards for Grades 3-5 in a STEM Classroom Look Like- Thursday, January 25, 2018
Grammar Basics-Standards and Multisensory Instruction Part 1, 2 and 3 – Part 2 January 29, 2018
Research and Information Fluency – Engaging Students as Researchers and Writers – January 29, 2018
Webinar: Understanding Equality and the Equal Sign – January 29,2018
K-3 Writing Foundations Standards Implementation 2017 – January 30, 2018
Webinar: Critical Thinking and the New AZ ELA Standards – January 30, 2018
Webinar: Development of Fraction Sense Grades 3-5 – January 31, 2018
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Published: 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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Published: 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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