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Welcome to AZ ASCD

Welcome to AZ ASCD – the premier professional organization for educators in the state of Arizona.  AZ ASCD is the Arizona affiliate of ASCD International that works to bring the expertise and resources of ASCD and apply them to challenges and opportunities we are facing locally.  With over 400 members, we bring teachers, administrators, higher […]

Welcome to AZ ASCD

Arizona Educator Retention and Recruitment Update

Do you agree?  Arizona’s economy cannot flourish without an educated workforce. Without an effective teacher in every Arizona classroom, it is unlikely that all other education reform efforts will succeed. EDUCATOR RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT REPORT Prepared by the Arizona Department of Education Educator Retention and Recruitment Task Force  Great Arizona Teach-In April 25th, 2015 Bolstering […]

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First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2015

First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2015 Phoenix Convention Center Monday, August 24 – Tuesday, August 25 REMINDER: early registration ends July 15. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this premier early childhood conference at a discounted rate. Register now. If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed […]

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ONE DAY multi-location EdCamp Leadership event on July 13, 2015

We’re organizing a ONE DAY multi-location EdCamp Leadership event on July 13, 2015. This annual unconference is for K-12 school and teacher leaders. Join hundreds of current and prospective public and private school leaders sharing innovative strategies, ideas & challenges for a day of connected teaching, learning & leadership. For more info visit http://midcareer.gse.upenn.edu/edcamp-leadership   […]

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When Arizona Reads Arizona Thrives

Read On Arizona CLICK HERE Reading matters. Governor Doug Ducey and Mrs. Ducey encourage you to register your child for your local library’s summer reading program so they start the next school year ready to learn. HEAR GOVERNOR AND MRS. DUCEY If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the […]

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The 2015 STEMAZing Institute June 29th – July 1st

The 2015 STEMAZing Institute June 29th – July 1st Registration Fee: $125 Enjoy three days of engaging, hands-on professional development at The STEMAZing Institute. Each three-day strand is facilitated by master educators and includes a kit of equipment and supplies worth $50 or more so you can implement what you have learned when you return […]

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LILA 2015

Board members Erik Francis and Janice Mak attended ASCD’s Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy (LILA) in Washington DC where they met with staffers from Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain offices as well as House Representatives McSally, Grijalva, Salman, and Schweikert.  In addition to sharing updates about education in Arizona, they also discussed ASCD’s 2015 […]

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Grand Canyon University announces STEM opportunities

Grand Canyon University announces STEM opportunities Grand Canyon University is always striving to bring new and exciting events and opportunities to our alliance participants. In the coming months, we have several STEM opportunities for your school communities. Please use the information below and/or the attached documents to share the information with your communities. FIRST Robotics […]

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AZ ASCD names a new Executive Director

Dr. Joanna Simpson is an Arizona native who spent nearly ten years in inner-city and suburban classrooms as an English teacher and Gifted facilitator before she made the move into higher education. She has worked with public and private universities both in Georgia and Arizona. Currently, Joanna is the Director of Academic Programs in the […]

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4 Corners Conference – Sept 2015

4 Corners Conference   The Promise of Hope 11-12 September 2015 The Promise of Hope As educators, we know that focusing on early intervention is key to success in later life.  Our drive in providing this Four Corners Regional Conference in 2015 is to reach out to Early Childhood Educators in all venues from Headstart, […]

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New Membership Form 2015

“The premier professional association for educators”

AZ ASCD is the Arizona Affiliate of ASCD International. AZ ASCD is a professional organization that brings together classroom and pre-service teachers, staff developers, site and central office administrators, higher education faculty, school board members, parents, business and community members who want to work together to provide expert and innovation solutions for addressing the opportunities and challenges facing learners in Arizona.

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