Published: December 9th, 2019



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TEACHING AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY THROUGH THE THEMES OF STRENGTH, RESILIENCY, RESPECT, AND INTEGRITY Although the Arizona State Standards offer many opportunities to teach about American Indian History, many teachers do not feel prepared to take on this content. This FREE full day professional development will address many of your questions, sharpen your knowledge of the content, and provide you with learning opportunities and tools you can take back to the classroom. This training will begin at the Visitor Center in the Steele Indian School Park and finish at the Heard Museum. It is a partnership between the Arizona Depart-ment of Education K-12 Standards Section, the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, The Heard Museum, and the Maricopa Community Colleges District.

Participants will:
• Begin by taking a walking tour of the grounds with former alumni of the Phoenix Indian School
• Examine key events in American Indian History as they relate to the theme
• Have the opportunity to participate in Q and A sessions
• Familiarize themselves with the New History and Social Science Stand-ards and the Inquiry Model
• Take part in an inquiry designed around the primary source exhibits at the visitor center
• Travel to the Heard Museum to further investigate and gather resources to use in the classroom

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Published: December 4th, 2019

7th Annual Civic Learning Conference

7th annual Civic Learning Conference

Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, community organizations and Adult Education program staff for a full day of civic learning. Highly topical and interactive sessions will focus on inspiring civic engagement for all Arizona learners, pre-kindergarten through adult. All sessions will utilize at least one of the six proven practices for civic learning. There will be sessions for early childhood, elementary, middle, high school, college and university, and adult education instructors.

February 14, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Cost: $67.00 includes materials, breakfast, and lunch

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Published: September 27th, 2017

Save the date! ADE is pleased to present…

The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to present the

5th Annual Civic Learning Conference:

“Inspiring Student Voices”

Encouraging Arizona’s Students to Add Their Voices to Our Democracy

Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, representatives from Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, and Adult Education Program staff as they discuss the importance of civic education.

Keynote Speaker

Mary Beth Tinker

At 13, Mary Beth Tinker took a controversial stand by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in response to the Vietnam War. When school officials suspended her, she took her free speech case all the way to the Supreme Court and won. Today, Tinker urges young people to become agents of positive change in their schools and in their communities.

Conference Highlights

  • Mary Beth Tinker
  • Plaintiff from the Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
  • School Recognition Ceremony
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Network with fellow conference participants
  • Engage in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12 educators, Higher Education faculty, and Adult Education Program staff.
  • Student Panels highlighting successful civic engagement programs here in Arizona
  • Gather valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations
  • Receive Professional Development hours for re-certification



Desert Willow Conference Center located at 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040


March 2, 2018


$95.00 includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and all day snack/beverage service


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Desert Willow Conference Center

Arizona Department of Education contacts:
Tammy Waller 602-364-1981 and Teresa DePadre Buri 602-542-4734
Civic Engagement Inbox: [email protected]

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