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May 23rd, 2017

📅 Upcoming PD Opportunities

Focus on the Framework Online Course Starts on January 1st, 2017 Ends on June 30th, 2017 Webinar: Grammar Basics-Standards and Multisensory Instruction Part 1, 2 and 3 On May 23rd, 2017 Webinar: Transitioning to the New Math Standards, Grades K-5 On May 24th, 2017 Day one of Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) May 30 and 31st, June [Read more…]

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May 26th, 2017

Computer Science Resources

The K-12 Computer Science Framework identifies the big ideas of computer science through core concepts (major content areas in the field of computer science) and core practices (behaviors that computationally literate students use to fully engage with the core concepts of computer science). Learning progressions describe how students’ conceptual understanding and practice of computer science [Read more…]

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May 4th, 2017

Allocating Resources for STEM Education

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued a seven-page memo detailing potential ways to use federal formula grant funds to support STEM education. The document references funds available through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins).

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April 28th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – April Update

On April 27, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 26 Arizona educators participated, representing 1 institute of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 7 Arizona counties: Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal. Download the April [Read more…]

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March 24th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – March Update

On March 22, the Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 28 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education and 25 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools. Participants represented 6 Arizona counties: Apache, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma. Download the March 22, [Read more…]

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March 8th, 2017

Presidential Awards Nominations

Do you know an outstanding 7th-12th grade mathematics or science teacher? If so, please consider nominating that teacher for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).The Presidential Awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science), and recipients of the award receive $10,000 from the [Read more…]

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March 7th, 2017

Social Studies Standards March Revision

The Social Studies Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Social Studies Standards. On March 3, the Social Studies Standards Revision Working Group convened to continue the process of revising Arizona’s Social Studies Standards. A total of 26 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education, 23 districts/schools, including [Read more…]

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