STEM


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: 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: December 11th, 2017

Computer Science Standards Survey Deadline Extended until December 15

Computer Science Standards Survey Deadline Extended until December 15

The deadline to provide feedback to help inform and guide the development of K-12 Computer Science Standards has been extended. Please take the survey by December 15, 2017.

The ADE is currently accepting applications from K-12 educators, higher education/post-secondary educators, business stakeholders, and parents/community members to serve on working groups and focus groups. We hope you will consider applying for the opportunity to participate in this important work. We would like to have representation from around the state. The standards review process will use an accordion model for committee selection; an individual might be selected to serve once or multiple times, depending on the focus of the work and their expertise. Members unable to serve for a particular meeting due to schedule conflicts or other concerns are still eligible to be selected to participate in future meetings. Applications will be accepted throughout the entire development process. Working groups will convene starting in January 2018.

Please visit ADE’s Computer Science Standards Development page to access the applications and for more information.

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Published: Published: November 29th, 2017

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework

Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework Join ADE to learn more about the K12 CS Framework and the development of computer science standards in AZ during a Free Webinar, held December 5 and December 13 from 3:30-4:30 pm. The K12 Computer Science Framework sets the vision and critical content that states should consider when developing CS Standards, including core concepts and practices.
Register today!

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Published: Published: 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, business stakeholders, and parents/community members to serve on working groups and focus groups. We hope you will consider applying for the opportunity to participate in this important work. We would like to have representation from around the state. The standards review process will use an accordion model for committee selection; an individual might be selected to serve once or multiple times, depending on the focus of the work and their expertise. Members unable to serve for a particular meeting due to schedule conflicts or other concerns are still eligible to be selected to participate in future meetings. Applications will be accepted throughout the entire development process. Working groups will convene starting in January 2018.

Please visit ADE’s Computer Science Standards Development page to access the applications and for more information.

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Published: Published: 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 science and engineering practices as a strategy to present STEM concepts while building literacy. Participants will receive a copy of NSTA’s book, Picture-Perfect Science Grades 3-6.
Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning PD

Check -in begins at 8:15 a.m. Workshop: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Published: Published: September 8th, 2017

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework

Register today! Understanding the K12 Computer Science Framework
Monday Sept 18, 3:30-4:30 pm

Arizona is preparing to start the development of K12 Computer Science (CS) Standards. The K12 Computer Science Framework sets the vision and critical content that states should consider when developing CS Standards, including core concepts and practices. This webinar will be presented by Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer at Code.org and one of the contributors to the development of the K12 CS Framework.
Register Today for the K12 Computer Science Framework Professional Development

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