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Published: Published: July 13th, 2018

DRAFT-Science Working Group June/July Updates

Science Working Group documents from the working group meetings in June/July. 2018 Arizona Science Standards Revision – Summer Working Groups-June 28-July 9, 2018

Agenda for June 28th, 2018: Science Working Group meeting
PP Presentation for June 28th, 2018 Science Working Group meeting

Agenda for July 2, 2018: Science Working Group meeting
PP Presentation for July 2, 2018: Science Working Group meeting

Agenda for July 9, 2018: Science Working Group meeting
PP Presentation for July 9, 2018: Science Working Group meeting

July 9, 2018: Current Science Standards DRAFT Edits 2018 Arizona Science Standards Revision – Summer Working Groups June 28, 2018

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Published: Published: May 31st, 2018

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities-Summer

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

Number Talks with Sherry Parrish – 3-6 Fractions, Decimals Percents: June 1, 2018

2018 Leading Change Conference: June 6-8, 2018

Webinar: ELA Standards Integration and the Instructional Shifts – June 11, 2018

Webinar: Critical Thinking and the New AZ ELA Standards – June 11, 2018

Webinar: Blending Writing Types for Authentic Audiences – June 12, 2018

Webinar: Research and Information Fluency – June 13th, 2018

Teaching Reading Effectively: Trainer of Trainers (TRE-TOT) – Teaching Reading Effectively -Trainer of Trainers – 6/18/18 Day One (See MOWR page for additional days)

3D Science Instruction: Using and Developing Models in EARTH/SPACE Science! – Thursday June 21, 2018

Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Teaching Reading Effectively – Day One 6/25/18 (See MOWR page for additional days)

Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for K-2 – Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for Grades 3-5 – Thursday, June 28, 2018

Webinar: Developing STEM in the Classroom for Grades 6-8 – Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Teaching Reading Effectively–(TRE) – Teaching Reading Effectively – Day One: 7/9/18(See MOWR page for additional days)

How Can You Integrate STEM Learning into Your Classroom? – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Webinar: How Do Interactive Notebooks Engage Students in STEM? – Monday, July 16, 2018

Webinar: Supporting English Language Learners in the STEM Disciplines – Thursday, July 19, 2018

Webinar: What is “E”ngineering in the STEM Classroom? – Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Published: Published: May 24th, 2018

The Science Standards Drafts May 2018 Update

Science Standards Revision – May 17 Update

On May 17 2018, the Science Standards Working Group continued their work in reviewing Arizona’s Science Standards public comments.

Download the May 17, 2018 agenda
Download the May 17, 2018 presentation
Download the May 17, 2018 Working group product

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Published: Published: April 10th, 2018

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities-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.

Download the November 6, 2017 agenda
Download the November 6, 2017 presentation

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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.

Download the October 18, 2017 agenda
Download the October 18, 2017 presentation

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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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