Opportunities Just For You
As educators, you work tirelessly year round to help Arizona’s children reach their potential. Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities for you to be recognized for your hard work and to make your voice heard. Be sure to check back often as we will be updating this page frequently with any current opportunities.
Arizona Standards Development Committee – ELA and Math Work Groups
The Arizona State Board of Education approved a process for the review of the ELA and math standards at its April meeting. The Board appointed 17 members to the Arizona Standards Development Committee in early May, and the Arizona Department of Education recruited education experts to serve on the two subcommittees that will be responsible for the technical drafting of the standards. On an ongoing basis, the Department is seeking educators to serve on the work groups who will work directly with the subcommittees. Apply for this opportunity here.
Arizona Department of Education’s Assessment Section Committee
The Assessment Section within the Arizona Department of Education is seeking educator involvement in several upcoming projects related to AzMERIT, including Performance Level Descriptors, Item Review and Standard Setting just to name a few. Apply for this opportunity here.
Arizona Department of Education’s Educator Recruitment and Retention Task Force
In response to rising concerns about the high turnover rate of teachings in Arizona schools and districts, and the challenges this lack of stability creates, the Arizona Department of Education created the Educator Recruitment and Retention Task Force. Under the direction of Assistant Superintendent Dr. Cecilia Johnson, the Task Force provides data, research and recommendations for policymakers and educators designed to improve the recruitment and retention of quality educators in Arizona. Educators are welcome to join the Task Force by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.