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This on-line course will cover how to successfully implement ECAPs (Education and Career Action Plans) at your school. Topics include the significance of educator involvement in career and post-secondary planning through ECAPs, how to engage students academically by understanding the relevance of current coursework with future career pathways and ideas for implementation and lesson planning. Participants can expect 4-6 hours of work per week consisting of readings, discussions and assignments, and may earn 20 CEU’s.
This course is provided by the Arizona Department of Education for educators and administrators. Cost $50.
Participate in a discussion to create a collective community statement from organizations and individuals on the proposed revisions to the Arizona Science Standards by the Department of Education.
According to the Educational Commission of the States (http://vitalsigns.ecs.org/state/arizona/demand), jobs in STEM fields are projected to grow by 21% by the year 2027. We have an opportunity to help support the students in Flagstaff and Arizona to become scientifically literate and inspire them to consider STEM careers.
From this event, Mary K Walton, Assistant Superintendent of Flagstaff Unified School District will present the Flagstaff’s community message to the Arizona Board of Education at their regularly scheduled meeting on June 25, 2018.
Please email your RSVP to Ms. Walton at email@example.com, or send a statement that you would like shared with the Board to the same email.
Arizona Science Standards Revisions Raises Concerns
FLAGSTAFF (May 25, 2018)
In September 2016 the Arizona Department of Education began a review of the Arizona Science Standards for K-12 education. The education standards along with proposed revisions were made public in late March 2018 and have generated a strong reaction by many educational subject-matter experts.
Three changes in particular are primary sources of the greatest concern:
- The “scientific method” is replaced with “science and engineering practices”
- The theory of evolution gets a new definition and is framed in a context of “belief”
- “The Big Bang” is removed entirely from the Earth and Space Sciences section
Join the Arizona School Boards Association’s government relations team and the Arizona Association of School Business Official’s Chuck Essigs to recap key legislation passed during the 2018 session of the Arizona Legislature that will be effective for the 2018-2019 school year.
This FREE webinar will be held on Wednesday, May23, from 10-11a
They will also cover provisions of the budget bills not covered in their previous webinar on teacher pay increases.
Flagstaff Community Town Hall on Funding pre-K – 12 Education
LAUNCH Flagstaff has partnered with the Arizona Town Hall organization to convene a Flagstaff Town Hall event on October 1, 2017 at Coconino Community College. This half-day event will bring together one hundred and eighty community leaders, policy makers, educators, students and other community members around the topic of Funding for preK-12 Education. The results of our event will help inform the state-wide 110th Arizona Town Hall in November.
Participation requires pre-registration.
Flagstaff Town Hall Tentative Agenda: October 1, 2017
12:30-1:00 pm Check-In and Networking
1:00-5:00 pm Town Hall Process
- Welcome by Coconino Community College President, Dr. Colleen Smith
- Presentation of Colors by Girl Scouts Arizona Pine Cactus Council
- Education overview and background by NAU President, Dr. Rita Cheng
- Overview of the process by AZ Town Hall staff
- Small group discussions (10-12 people) and creation of action-plans
- Small group reports with full group discussion
- Final action steps and consensus building
- Closing by Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans
5:00 – 6:30 pm Post event dinner
As a result from the promotion of and participation in the Flagstaff Town Hall, community members will be more informed about the issues impacting our educational system related to public funding of preK-12 education in Arizona. Additionally, the community will be more aware of the collective impact efforts of the LAUNCH Flagstaff partnership in creating a communitywide culture of world-class education for all Flagstaff’s children and youth. With this awareness, community members will be better prepared to take action not only at a local level, but also a state level when it comes to educating Arizona’s future.
$25* Registration (dinner included)
*limited scholarships available for students and teachers
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