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Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

| May 7, 2019
Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

Teacher Appreciation Week always falls during the first full week in May, which means this year it lands on May 6-10. While we likely all agree that every week is a good time to show our appreciation, we know many parents, schools and students use this time to make special gestures.

We started asking ourselves, do teachers need more coffee mugs or gift cards? What’s the most meaningful gesture the community can make? It’s hard to say, unless you’re a teacher yourself…So, we turned to a group of Arizona Educational Foundation Teachers of the Year and Ambassadors of Excellence to ask what they really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what they had to say:

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Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

| May 6, 2019
Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

Calling all presenters!Do you provide valuable trainings that impact professionals working with young children?The Association for Supportive Child Care is now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium that will occur on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week’ — Alexander Casady

| April 30, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week’ — Alexander Casady

Friends, Students and Collleagues of Alexander Casady say he’s a teacher who goes above and beyond in everything he does, both in and outside of the classroom.

The Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy teacher designs all his lessons and materials from scratch and teaches with the mindset that, if you are invested in the learning experience, the learning will come naturally. Students say his lessons make them truly care about what they are learning.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

| April 16, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

Teacher of the week, Christine Sapio, expresses to her students that science is fun. To accomplish this she likes to change up the curriculum and have her students participate, which are key components. Sapio said, that if students don’t have that “Eureka” moment that they won’t have anything to relate to. 12th grader, Kaleb Herrelko, said that he can always count on her to be energetic about what subject she is teaching.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Michelle Weidinger’ of Cromer Elementary School

| April 9, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Michelle Weidinger’ of Cromer Elementary School

This week NAZ Today salutes Cromer Elementary’s Michelle Weidinger, who says collaboration is a key to student success. She works with each class to shape the curriculum to focus on what students want to learn.

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Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence 2019 Professional Development Workshops

| April 8, 2019
Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2019 Professional Development Workshops

Last few sessions before your summer break. Sign up to join us next week!

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SOAR summer youth employment program now accepting applications for June 3 through 27 session

| April 8, 2019
SOAR summer youth employment program now accepting applications for June 3 through 27 session

Coconino County is excited to announce our SOAR (Success, Opportunity, and Readiness) Summer Youth Employment program. Are you interested in learning about and engaging in non-profit, local government, and public service careers? Are you in need of career building skills and exposure to the workforce?This is the opportunity for you!

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Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

| April 2, 2019
Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

On March 25, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer voiced concern about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Higher Education Grant within the Bureau of Indian Education’s FY 2020 budget request.“The Higher Education Grant is a huge benefit for thousands of Navajo students each year and for the future of the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “It’s very disappointing that these funds continue to come under threat by this administration. We will look to our leaders in the House and Senate to restore these funds during the budget process.”

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CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

| April 2, 2019
CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

Coconino High school’s robotics team, the Coconuts, traveled to California to receive an engineering inspiration award granted by NASA. The team won this award for motivating others in STEM education. Later this month the team will be traveling to Houston to compete with other robotics students from around the world.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

| March 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

Teacher of the week, Maggie McCorkle, leads a classroom that is based on honesty and transparency to create a positive culture at Sinagua Middle School. She became a teacher so she could be there for people, by giving them knowledge or emotional support. She wants to create an environment where students are comfortable.

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