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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: [Read more…]

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November 9th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – November 6 Update

Science Standards Revision – November 6 Update On November 6, the Science Standards Revision Working Group continued their work in revising Arizona’s Science Standards and preparing the draft for public comment. A total of 32 Arizona educators participated, representing 3 institutes of higher education and 31 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants were from 9 [Read more…]

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October 24th, 2017

Development of K-12 Computer Science Standards to begin

Help Develop Arizona's K-12 Computer Science Standards

Development of K-12 Computer Science Standards to begin. The Arizona Department of Education is seeking public comments to guide the process of developing K-12 Computer Science Standards. Please take the survey by November 30, 2017 to help inform and guide the development process. The ADE is currently accepting applications from K-12 educators, higher education/post-secondary educators, [Read more…]

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October 20th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 18 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 18 Update On October 18, the Science Standards Revision Working Group continued their work in revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 28 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 26 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants were from 8 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, [Read more…]

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October 12th, 2017

Students are highly motivated by STEM challenges!

Students are highly motivated by STEM challenges! This natural engagement activates authentic curiosity and desire to apply reading and writing skills purposefully. In this workshop we will enhance your STEM instruction using quality children’s literature to promote higher level thinking/questioning, problem solving, reading, writing and vocabulary development. We will use the 5E instructional model and [Read more…]

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October 12th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 11 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 11 Update On October 11, a Parent and Community Focus Group convened to provide feedback on the development of the Science Standards. Thirteen applicants were invited and 6 attended; participants were from 2 Arizona counties: Maricopa and Pima. The feedback from this focus group will be used to inform decisions [Read more…]

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October 6th, 2017

Social Studies Standards Revision August – October Updates

On August 1, the Social Studies Standards Working Group convened a small group of K-3 teachers to continue the process of revising the Arizona Social Studies Standards. A total of 4 educators participated representing 3 districts and 1 institute of higher education. Invitees represented Maricopa County. The purpose of the meeting was to clarify theme [Read more…]

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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, [Read more…]

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