New collaboration seeks to transform the way teaching and learning is done in Arizona schools

New collaboration seeks to transform the way teaching and learning is done in Arizona schools

by Expect More Arizona

Three organizations have committed to collaborate with Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona with more than 64,000 students, to support district leaders in efforts to create equitable learning outcomes and better prepare all students for the demands of college, career and civic life. The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA), Arizona State University’s …

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

by Selena Llamas, Southern Arizona Community Engagement Manager, Expect More Arizona

Every year, we have the opportunity to honor Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. It is a perfect time to celebrate the history, contributions and culture of American citizens whose ancestors came from Latin American countries. Why exactly do we celebrate this month in the middle of two fall months? Our bicultural …

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My typical day – teaching during COVID

by Lynette Stant, 3rd Grade teacher at Salt River Elementary School, 2020 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year

6 a.m. – I start my day by checking emails. Many of my colleagues are up late at night catching up on communications, so I have to get an early start to respond. 7 a.m. – Time to post an attendance question. Students will answer it, and this will give me an idea of who …

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Community Colleges a Vital Part of Arizona’s Education Landscape

by Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D., President, Coconino Community College.

As I pursued my doctorate degree, I had a university professorship squarely in my sights. When I first started teaching at a rural community college in Wyoming, I was still working on my Ph.D. I soon found a passion for the community college mission—I knew I was home, and I never looked back. It really …

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Distance Learning Advice from a Veteran Educator

by Christine Roche, M. Ed., NBCT, highly qualified special education teacher, Amphitheater Public Schools

I always thank my parents for trusting me with their child. That is an honor I take to heart. Here’s what I would tell them: First off, don’t forget to hug your child! They are stressed too. Humor is priceless. Keep a journal so y’all can look back and laugh at all the funnies. Don’t …

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