Science


Published: Published: April 10th, 2018

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunites-April



3D Science Instruction: Using and Developing Models in LIFE Science! – Thursday, April 12, 2018

3D Science Instruction: Using and Developing Models in PHYSICAL Science! – Monday, April 16, 2018

Math Coaches Series – Focusing on Formative Assessment in a Balanced Assessment System – April 17, 2018

Webinar: What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards for Grades 3-5 in a STEM Classroom Look Like? – Thursday, April 19, 2018

STEM: Teaching Engineering to the Power of the 5Es (Grades K-8) – Thursday, April 26, 2018

Informational Text and Rhetorical Literacy – Understanding the New ELA Standards – April 26th, 2018

What Does Implementing the 2016 ELA Standards in a 6-12 Science Classroom Look Like? – Monday, April 30, 2018

3D Science Instruction: Using and Developing Models in EARTH/SPACE Science! – Monday, April 30, 2018

Syllables and Morphemes – May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018

Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM? – Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Implementation of the new Arizona Mathematics Standards – May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018

Arizona English Language Arts Standards Implementation and Planning Workshop – May 10th, 2018

Number Talks with Sherry Parrish – K-2 Number Talks May 31, 2018

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Published: Published: January 26th, 2018

MSP Mini Grant Applications now open!



The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of the SY2018 Arizona Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) Mini Grant Application. All applicant LEAs must attend one grant-writing webinar. The LEA’s project lead and fiscal officer are both encouraged to attend, as are additional partners (evaluators, higher education, etc.) Applications are due March 7, 2018.

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Published: Published: 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 Arizona counties: Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma. The next step will be to open the public review process at the December 4th State Board of Education meeting. The draft and survey will be opened following the State Board meeting, and will remain available through January 19th, 2018. We encourage all science educators, parents, students, and community members to review the draft and provide feedback during this upcoming public comments period.

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Published: Published: 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, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma.

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Published: Published: 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 made by the Science Standards Working Groups later this month as they continue the development of the Science Standards.

We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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Published: Published: October 11th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – October 10 Update

Science Standards Revision – October 10 Update

On October 2 and 10, a small Science Standards Revision Working Group convened to focus on the high school science standards. The work from this small group will be reviewed by the parent and community focus group and by the full committee later this month. A total of 8 Arizona educators participated, representing 8 districts. Participants were from 2 Arizona counties: Maricopa and Yuma.

We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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Published: Published: September 8th, 2017

Science Standards Revision – September Update

On September 6, the Science Standards Revision Working Group made great progress in revising Arizona’s Science Standards. A total of 27 Arizona educators participated, representing 2 institutes of higher education, 24 districts/schools, including 2 charter schools and 1 private school. Participants were from 7 Arizona counties: Apache, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma.

Download the September 6, 2017 agenda
Download the September 6, 2017 presentation

We are still accepting applications from K-12 educators, post-secondary science content and science education researchers/instructors and parents and community members to serve on the working groups. New working group members are selected to participate throughout the entire revision process.

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Published: Published: 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 National Science Foundation. Anyone may nominate a teacher to apply for this exciting opportunity. Nominations are accepted until April 1, 2017. For more information or to nominate someone, visit the PAEMST website.

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