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Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators
Team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration!


Throughout the two-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in whole group, small group, and paired collaborative discussions within grade level and content areas to refine collaborative practices between general education and special education and develop and write AZCCRS standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Training Outcomes:
During this two-day workshop, participants will:
• Expand understanding of the AZCCRS for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics in order to develop standards-aligned IEP goals aligned to the student’s AZCCRS present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP)
• Integrate research of how children learn to order to identify areas of need in the development of IEP goals
• Obtain a solid understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to integrate learning into daily practice
• Develop and write standards-aligned IEP goals related to students’ needs as described in the PLAAFP
• Discuss and explore how to use and differentiate assessments based on students’ IEPs to inform instruction
• Explore and use readily available resources, tools, and evidenced-based strategies to support students with disabilities to access the AZCCRS in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics

Please bring laptop or iPad to the training if possible.

Presenters: WestEd

Elementary Emphasis:
January 7–8, 2015

Registration and breakfast at 7:30 AM

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Secondary Emphasis:
March 4–5, 2015

Registration and breakfast at 7:30 AM

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Breakfast and lunch provided each day for both sessions.

Registration Fee: $175 covers the two-day attendance, or team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration (i.e., $175.00 for the special educator, $87.50 for general educator). Please type 'discount' after the payment number when registering the general education teacher or leader.

Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Abby Sanchez
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

*At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.

Jan 7, 2015 - Jan 8, 2015
Elementary Emphasis:
January 7–8, 2015

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Braille Code Changes Meeting-Collaborating to Meet the Educational Needs of Arizona’s Teachers and Students
We are excited to announce an interagency collaboration to develop an effective pathway for introducing the changes from English Braille American Edition (EBAE) to Unified English Braille (UEB). The approaching changes to the Braille Code require that those it impacts and those responsible for addressing those changes gather to plan for its implementation. We want to work as a community and to support the implementation of UEB and are inviting stakeholders to participate in an initial meeting on January 12, 2015 from 9:00-4:00 that will be held at the Arizona Department of Education Building, Room 312, 1535 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ. A second, follow up meeting has been scheduled for February 9th, 2015 at the Flinn Foundation on 1802 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ if necessary to finalize recommendations made, and invite additional participants. To help us to strategically plan for the needs identified by the group, we have invited a meeting facilitator to help us collaborate effectively.

Some of the questions to be addressed at this meeting are:

• What is the initiative that is bringing about these changes?
• Who will these changes impact?
• What actions need to be taken as a result of decisions made?
• What additional stakeholders need to be included?

Lunch will not be provided, however time will be allotted to order in, or to go to nearby restaurants.

Target Audience: invitees

Event Locations: Arizona Department of Education Building, Room 312, 1535 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ

Dates and Times: Session 1 January 12, 2015 Session 2 Feb. 9th 2015

Registration Deadline: January 1st, 2015

Registration questions please contact Abby Sanchez 602-364-3026 or abby.sanchez@azed.gov

Please bring a laptop, tablet or braille notetaker if you need access to written material during the day. Also, indicate if you need materials in an alternative format and the format you prefer (large print, braille, electronic files, ASL interpreter, other).

Jan 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Education Building
Room 312
1535 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
IPads in the Classroom
iPads are finding their way into the hands of excited teachers and students since thousands of useful apps and superb accessibility options make these devices popular. Bring your own iPad to get hands-on time with Tony Vincent as he guides you through using some of the best apps around. Tony will share sample activities across various subject areas grade levels K-8 and you'll learn how iPads can personalize learning and engage all students. Special education and apps can certainly go hand-in-hand!

Jan 13, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Census Reconciliation & Detour to Solutions Part 2
The reconciliation phase of the annual special education (SPED) census process is the most challenging. The ultimate goal of census reconciliation is to ensure that the final SPED participation data extracted from SAIS matches the verification letter submission.
The Census Reconciliation session will include a review of the procedures along with some interactive case studies and the Detour to Solutions session will offer explanations on what SPED import/integrity errors really mean and how to resolve them.


Participants who wish to attend both sessions during the regional workshop must register separately for each session.


Jan 15, 2015
Special Education - Detour to Solutions
Arizona Department of Education - Jefferson
1535 W. Jefferson St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85007 Room 312
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Census Reconciliation & Detour to Solutions Part 2
The reconciliation phase of the annual special education (SPED) census process is the most challenging. The ultimate goal of census reconciliation is to ensure that the final SPED participation data extracted from SAIS matches the verification letter submission.
The Census Reconciliation session will include a review of the procedures along with some interactive case studies and the Detour to Solutions session will offer explanations on what SPED import/integrity errors really mean and how to resolve them.


Participants who wish to attend both sessions during the regional workshop must register separately for each session.


Jan 15, 2015
Special Education Census Reconciliation
Arizona Department of Education - Jefferson
1535 W. Jefferson St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85007 Room 312
Event Times: 1:30:00 PM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
January 20 and January 21 -- Coconino County
January 22 and January 23 -- Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and February 20 -- Graham and Greenlee Counties
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Jan 20, 2015

Coconino County (Part 1)
3100 N. West St.
Suite 300, Room 119
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
January 20 and January 21 -- Coconino County
January 22 and January 23 -- Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and February 20 -- Graham and Greenlee Counties
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Jan 21, 2015

Coconino County (Part 2)
3100 N. West St.
Suite 300, Room 119
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Introduction to Co-Teaching: A Model for Effective Instruction for All Students
This two-day introduction to co-teaching is for school site teams of administrators, coaches, and teacher leaders who are interested in learning more about the theory, purpose, and requirements of effective co-teaching. The role of co-teaching in addressing the rigor of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, as well as serving students in the least restrictive environment and the practical hands-on tools teachers need to make co-teaching work in the classroom will be presented.

Training Outcomes:
After this two-day workshop, participants will be able to:
• Understand the pedagogy of co-teaching;
• Identify the challenges of and needs for successful implementation of co-teaching;
• Create a plan for successful implementation of co-teaching;
• Identify potential co-teachers;
• Establish criteria for the measurements of success.

Presenters: WestEd

January 21–22, 2015
Sheraton Phoenix Airport
1600 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day for both sessions.

Breakfast and registration: 7:30 a.m.
Training: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration fee:
Individual registration—$200 each
Team of two—$175 each
Team of three—$450 for team

Please type 'discount' after the PO numbers if sending two people, and 'team' after the PO numbers if sending a team of three.

Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Abby Sanchez
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Registration deadline: December 15, 2014

Jan 21, 2015 - Jan 22, 2015
Sheraton Phoenix Airport
1600 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
January 20 and January 21 -- Coconino County
January 22 and January 23 -- Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and February 20 -- Graham and Greenlee Counties
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Jan 22, 2015

Navajo and Apache Counties (Part 1)
Winslow Unified School District
Training Room
800 Apache Avenue
Winslow, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Capacity Building Coaching- Spring 2015
Do you want to improve your individual and team coaching skills? Do you want to develop the language of effective coaching? Do you want to learn research-based strategies to support and coach individuals and school-based teams? If so, this training is for you! In the Capacity Building Coaching training, participants develop skills related to:

Identifying the language of coaching
Facilitating planning conversations
Facilitating reflecting conversations
Dealing with difficult people
Coaching individuals and teams

The training is a six-day interactive course conducted over three sessions. Course structure provides for active engagement as participants continuously practice and apply new skills throughout the training sessions. Course content builds progressively with each successive training session.

The first day of each training session begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. The second day of each training session begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. The total cost for all six days of training is $690.

Location:
Sheraton Phoenix Airport
1600 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85081

Session Dates:
Session 1: January 22 & 23, 2015
Session 2: February 19 & 20, 2015
Session 3: March 26 & 27, 2015

Please send payment to the Arizona Department of Education, Attention: Abby Sanchez, 1535 W. Jefferson Ave, Bin #24, Phoenix, AZ 85007. All cancellations or substitutions must occur by January 8, 2014. There are no refunds for this event after January 8, 2014. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who are unable to attend one or more sessions. A purchase order is not required at the time of registration. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Abby Sanchez at 602-364-3026 or Abby.Sanchez@azed.gov. If you have questions regarding the training, please contact Tracey Sridharan at 602-542-0398 or Tracey.Sridharan@azed.gov.

Jan 22, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

Sheraton Phoenix Airport
1600 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85081
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
January 20 and January 21 -- Coconino County
January 22 and January 23 -- Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and February 20 -- Graham and Greenlee Counties
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Jan 23, 2015

Navajo and Apache Counties (Part 2)
Winslow Unified School District
Training Room
800 Apache Avenue
Winslow, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
TBI 202 ~ Assets, Assessment and Analysis: Behaviors After Brain Injury and Neurological Insult
This behavior workshop will include an overview of brain-behavior relationships, the importance of executive functions, and signs/symptoms of brain injury and neurological impairments as observable behaviors. Focus will be on executive functioning, behavior management and determining students’ strengths and assets using a hypothesis testing approach to assess and create appropriate interventions and strategies for use in the classroom and community. The format will be short lecture with open discussion, situation study and one case study with an emphasis on strengthening team interactions.Materials will be provided..

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Jan 24, 2015

NORTHERN REGIONAL TRAINING
Flagstaff Unified School District
Family Resource Center - CPLC (Christensen Elem.)
4000 N. Cummings St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Can't You See Me? or TBI-The Invisible Disability (TBI 101)
This overview workshop will include basic information on acquired brain injuries including types, incidence, prevalence, and leading causes. Based on understanding brain-behavior relationships, we will review signs and symptoms of brain injury and discuss impacts in the classroom. Focus will be on formal and informal assessments to identify assets/deficits due to injury and appropriate academic strategies to support the student in the classroom and community. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, video, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with TBI. All training materials provided.

Jan 26, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 1 of 2 -- Please register for 1/28/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Can't You See Me? or TBI-The Invisible Disability (TBI 101)
This overview workshop will include basic information on acquired brain injuries including types, incidence, prevalence, and leading causes. Based on understanding brain-behavior relationships, we will review signs and symptoms of brain injury and discuss impacts in the classroom. Focus will be on formal and informal assessments to identify assets/deficits due to injury and appropriate academic strategies to support the student in the classroom and community. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, video, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with TBI. All training materials provided.

Jan 28, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 2 of 2 -- Please register for 1/26/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Census Reconciliation & Detour to Solutions Part 2
The reconciliation phase of the annual special education (SPED) census process is the most challenging. The ultimate goal of census reconciliation is to ensure that the final SPED participation data extracted from SAIS matches the verification letter submission.
The Census Reconciliation session will include a review of the procedures along with some interactive case studies and the Detour to Solutions session will offer explanations on what SPED import/integrity errors really mean and how to resolve them.


Participants who wish to attend both sessions during the regional workshop must register separately for each session.


Jan 30, 2015
Special Education - Detour to Solutions
Arizona Department of Education - Central
3300 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85012 16th Fl./Room 102
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Census Reconciliation & Detour to Solutions Part 2
The reconciliation phase of the annual special education (SPED) census process is the most challenging. The ultimate goal of census reconciliation is to ensure that the final SPED participation data extracted from SAIS matches the verification letter submission.
The Census Reconciliation session will include a review of the procedures along with some interactive case studies and the Detour to Solutions session will offer explanations on what SPED import/integrity errors really mean and how to resolve them.


Participants who wish to attend both sessions during the regional workshop must register separately for each session.


Jan 30, 2015
Special Education Census Reconciliation
Arizona Department of Education - Central
3300 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85012 16th Fl./Room 102
Event Times: 1:30:00 PM - 3:30:00 PM
 
De-escalate: Stop the Power Struggle
In this full-day session, participants will learn prevention and de-escalation techniques, as well as the importance of understanding their own emotional states in avoiding power struggles. Participants will have the opportunity to connect and apply these techniques through case studies, role play activities, and real-life discussions and examples and will learn how to make connections to their own emotional reactions and how these reactions relate to their students’ responses. This session is for any school staff members who want to be proficient at de-escalating and avoiding power struggles with students.

Presenters: Kerri Brown, Ph.D., and Donna Morelli, education consultants for the Capital Region Education Council in Hartford, Connecticut.

February 4, 2015
Event times: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Event location:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Room 312
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Continental breakfast and lunch provided each day.

Registration fee: $115

Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Abby Sanchez
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Register by: January 21, 2015

For questions regarding registration, please contact:
Abby Sanchez
Phone: 602-364-3026
E-mail: abby.sanchez@azed.gov

Feb 4, 2015

Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Room 312
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Facilitated IEP Training February 4-5, 2015
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to present the first Facilitated IEP training of 2015.

The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training is designed to teach these three components.

There is a limit of 50 participants; registration is $75.00 for the two-day training and will include breakfast, lunch, and all training materials.

This training will be held at the Peoria Unified School District located at 6330 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306

Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

Click on Choose and continue to to register for this training.

Feb 4, 2015 - Feb 5, 2015
Peoria Unified School District
6330 West Thunderbird
Glendale, AZ 85306
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-day (3.5 hour) course introduces participants, especially general educators, special educators, coaches, trainers and parents, to the concept of mild brain injury (mTBI). Content will address types of mild brain injuries and causes as well as the implications of injury on normal brain-behaviors. In addition, the workshop will focus participants on how to successfully return students to the learning environment after concussion. The format will include short lecture segments with open discussion and a 20-minute video segment addressing the need for concussion/mild brain injury prevention.

Feb 10, 2015

EASTERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Gilbert Unified School District
Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-day (3.5 hour) course introduces participants, especially general educators, special educators, coaches, trainers and parents, to the concept of mild brain injury (mTBI). Content will address types of mild brain injuries and causes as well as the implications of injury on normal brain-behaviors. In addition, the workshop will focus participants on how to successfully return students to the learning environment after concussion. The format will include short lecture segments with open discussion and a 20-minute video segment addressing the need for concussion/mild brain injury prevention.

Feb 11, 2015

EASTERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Gilbert Unified School District
Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Feb 17, 2015

MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING -- Focus for SLPs & SLPAs
Gilbert Unified School District
Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Part 1 of 2, Must register for March 17, 2015 training for full credit
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
January 20 and January 21 -- Coconino County
January 22 and January 23 -- Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and February 20 -- Graham and Greenlee Counties
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Feb 19, 2015

Graham and Greenlee Counties (Part 1)
Safford Unified District Office
Board Room
734 W 11th St.
Safford, AZ 85546
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
January 20 and January 21 -- Coconino County
January 22 and January 23 -- Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and February 20 -- Graham and Greenlee Counties
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Feb 20, 2015

Graham and Greenlee Counties (Part 2)
Safford Unified District Office
Board Room
734 W 11th St.
Safford, AZ 85546
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
TBI 202 ~ Assets, Assessment and Analysis: Behaviors After Brain Injury and Neurological Insult
This behavior workshop will include an overview of brain-behavior relationships, the importance of executive functions, and signs/symptoms of brain injury and neurological impairments as observable behaviors. Focus will be on executive functioning, behavior management and determining students’ strengths and assets using a hypothesis testing approach to assess and create appropriate interventions and strategies for use in the classroom and community. The format will be short lecture with open discussion, situation study and one case study with an emphasis on strengthening team interactions.Materials will be provided..

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Feb 25, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 1 of 2 -- Please register for 2/26/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 202 ~ Assets, Assessment and Analysis: Behaviors After Brain Injury and Neurological Insult
This behavior workshop will include an overview of brain-behavior relationships, the importance of executive functions, and signs/symptoms of brain injury and neurological impairments as observable behaviors. Focus will be on executive functioning, behavior management and determining students’ strengths and assets using a hypothesis testing approach to assess and create appropriate interventions and strategies for use in the classroom and community. The format will be short lecture with open discussion, situation study and one case study with an emphasis on strengthening team interactions.Materials will be provided..

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Feb 26, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 2 of 2 -- Please register for 2/25/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Mar 3, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 1 of 2 -- Please register for 3/4/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Mar 4, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 2 of 2 -- Please register for 3/3/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators
Team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration!


Throughout the two-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in whole group, small group, and paired collaborative discussions within grade level and content areas to refine collaborative practices between general education and special education and develop and write AZCCRS standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Training Outcomes:
During this two-day workshop, participants will:
• Expand understanding of the AZCCRS for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics in order to develop standards-aligned IEP goals aligned to the student’s AZCCRS present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP)
• Integrate research of how children learn to order to identify areas of need in the development of IEP goals
• Obtain a solid understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to integrate learning into daily practice
• Develop and write standards-aligned IEP goals related to students’ needs as described in the PLAAFP
• Discuss and explore how to use and differentiate assessments based on students’ IEPs to inform instruction
• Explore and use readily available resources, tools, and evidenced-based strategies to support students with disabilities to access the AZCCRS in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics

Please bring laptop or iPad to the training if possible.

Presenters: WestEd

Elementary Emphasis:
January 7–8, 2015

Registration and breakfast at 7:30 AM

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Secondary Emphasis:
March 4–5, 2015

Registration and breakfast at 7:30 AM

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Breakfast and lunch provided each day for both sessions.

Registration Fee: $175 covers the two-day attendance, or team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration (i.e., $175.00 for the special educator, $87.50 for general educator). Please type 'discount' after the payment number when registering the general education teacher or leader.

Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Abby Sanchez
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

*At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.

Mar 4, 2015 - Mar 5, 2015
Secondary Emphasis:
March 4–5, 2015

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Mar 7, 2015

NORTHERN REGIONAL TRAINING
Flagstaff Unified School District
Family Resource Center - CPLC (Christensen Elem.)
4000 N. Cummings St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
TBI 202 ~ Assets, Assessment and Analysis: Behaviors After Brain Injury and Neurological Insult
This behavior workshop will include an overview of brain-behavior relationships, the importance of executive functions, and signs/symptoms of brain injury and neurological impairments as observable behaviors. Focus will be on executive functioning, behavior management and determining students’ strengths and assets using a hypothesis testing approach to assess and create appropriate interventions and strategies for use in the classroom and community. The format will be short lecture with open discussion, situation study and one case study with an emphasis on strengthening team interactions.Materials will be provided..

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Mar 10, 2015

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Can't You See Me? or TBI-The Invisible Disability (TBI 101)
This overview workshop will include basic information on acquired brain injuries including types, incidence, prevalence, and leading causes. Based on understanding brain-behavior relationships, we will review signs and symptoms of brain injury and discuss impacts in the classroom. Focus will be on formal and informal assessments to identify assets/deficits due to injury and appropriate academic strategies to support the student in the classroom and community. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, video, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with TBI. All training materials provided.

Mar 16, 2015

CENTRAL ARIZONA REGIONAL TRAINING
J.O. Combs District
Combs High School
2505 E. Germann Rd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Mar 17, 2015

MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING -- Focus for SLPs & SLPAs
Gilbert Unified School District
Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Part 2 of 2, Must register for February 17, 2015 training for full credit
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators

Team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration!

Throughout the two-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in whole group, small group, and paired collaborative discussions within grade level and content areas to refine collaborative practices between general education and special education and develop and write AZCCRS standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Training Outcomes:
During this two-day workshop, participants will:
• Expand understanding of the AZCCRS for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics in order to develop standards-aligned IEP goals aligned to the student’s AZCCRS present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP)
• Integrate research of how children learn to order to identify areas of need in the development of IEP goals
• Obtain a solid understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to integrate learning into daily practice
• Develop and write standards-aligned IEP goals related to students’ needs as described in the PLAAFP
• Discuss and explore how to use and differentiate assessments based on students’ IEPs to inform instruction
• Explore and use readily available resources, tools, and evidenced-based strategies to support students with disabilities to access the AZCCRS in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics

Please bring laptop or iPad to the training if possible.

Presenters: WestEd

March 23-24, 2015
Registration and breakfast at 7:30 AM

Yuma Union High School District Vista South Campus
221 E. 26th Place
Yuma, AZ 85364
928.502.6780

Breakfast and lunch provided each day for both sessions.

Registration Fee: $125 covers the two-day attendance, or team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration (i.e., $125.00 for the special educator, $62.50 for general educator). Please type 'discount' after the payment number when registering the general education teacher or leader.

Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Abby Sanchez
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Mar 23, 2015 - Mar 24, 2015
Yuma Union High School District Vista South Campus
221 E. 26th Place
Yuma, AZ 85364
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-day (3.5 hour) course introduces participants, especially general educators, special educators, coaches, trainers and parents, to the concept of mild brain injury (mTBI). Content will address types of mild brain injuries and causes as well as the implications of injury on normal brain-behaviors. In addition, the workshop will focus participants on how to successfully return students to the learning environment after concussion. The format will include short lecture segments with open discussion and a 20-minute video segment addressing the need for concussion/mild brain injury prevention.

Apr 20, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-day (3.5 hour) course introduces participants, especially general educators, special educators, coaches, trainers and parents, to the concept of mild brain injury (mTBI). Content will address types of mild brain injuries and causes as well as the implications of injury on normal brain-behaviors. In addition, the workshop will focus participants on how to successfully return students to the learning environment after concussion. The format will include short lecture segments with open discussion and a 20-minute video segment addressing the need for concussion/mild brain injury prevention.

Apr 22, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

May 5, 2015

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Assistive Technology Assessment
Are you confused about your responsibility to provide assistive technology devices and services? Are you frustrated with delays in obtaining AT assessments from sources outside of your district or with the cost of those assessments? Are you looking for an efficient, effective way to determine a student’s need for assistive technology? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will present a team-based model for completing assistive technology considerations and assessment. It begins with a brief overview of the laws related to the provision of assistive technology in the schools. A simple, easy-to follow system of AT considerations of IEP teams will be demonstrated. Then an assistive technology assessment process will be explained. This assessment process includes three stages: information gathering, decision making, and trial implementation. Specific, easy-to-follow forms will be provided. There will be opportunities for guided practice and feedback throughout the day.

May 6, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Ave. 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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