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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
 
FY 2015 Navigating the Annual Special Education Data Collection - Regional Workshops
This training session will provide assistance to school and district personnel who are involved in the submission of Special Education Annual Data Collection. < br > This is an in-person training that will go over all of the reports in depth that must be submitted for SPED Annual Data Collection. The Annual Special Education Data Collection consists of the following sections: Exit, Discipline, Personnel, Teacher Attrition Rate Survey, Preschool Transition, and Parentally Placed Private School Students. < br > The target audience for the regional workshops is the novice user. However, these workshops are also open to advanced users who wish to receive a 'refresher' on this data collection. All data requirements will be covered.

May 15, 2015
Arizona Department of Education – Central Office
16th Fl. Conference Room-102
3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
 
FY 2015 Navigating the Annual Special Education Data Collection - Regional Workshops
This training session will provide assistance to school and district personnel who are involved in the submission of Special Education Annual Data Collection. < br > This is an in-person training that will go over all of the reports in depth that must be submitted for SPED Annual Data Collection. The Annual Special Education Data Collection consists of the following sections: Exit, Discipline, Personnel, Teacher Attrition Rate Survey, Preschool Transition, and Parentally Placed Private School Students. < br > The target audience for the regional workshops is the novice user. However, these workshops are also open to advanced users who wish to receive a 'refresher' on this data collection. All data requirements will be covered.

May 29, 2015
Arizona Department of Education – Central Office
16th Fl. Conference Room -103
3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
 
Working with Students with Brain Injuries -- Roundin' Up the Posse of Abilities
The focus for the week will be on formal and informal assessments to identify impairments after BI and the appropriate cognitive interventions and strategies to support the student’s academic performance and behaviors in both the classroom and in the community. Again this year will be a session on transition supports and resources. The format includes lecture, open discussions, video presentations, guest speakers, real case reviews and shared learning.

Go to http://www.empowermentresearch.com/store to register.

Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015
Blue Ridge Unified School district
Blue Ridge Middle School Media Center
3050 N. Porter Mountain Road
Pinetop-Lakeside Encampment
Arizona Territory 85929
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Coach for Success
Coach for Success

In collaboration with WestEd, Arizona Department of Educations’s K–12 Academic Standards and Exceptional Student Services will be hosting a three-session coaching training. This coaching training will prepare staff placed in coaching situations to use a process of observation and analysis in a variety of settings to provide feedback to guide improvement of the implementation of effective instructional strategies.

Professional development and coaching will be provided on a five-step coaching process. Participants will learn coaching strategies that include theoretical and skill applications that will support direct, facilitative, and blended coaching models. Participants will attain knowledge and to manage and lead others. The strategies learned will help schools and districts move toward a collective responsibility for student learning and results.

Initial Training
June 4–5, 2015

8:00–4:00
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311–312

Follow-Up Training
August 20, 2015

8:00–4:00
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311–312

Webinar
September 22, 2015
Time—To Be Announced


Participants will be eligible for 22 hours of professional development credit.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Workshop: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Registration cost is $415 per person. This covers three training days and the webinar.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.

PO numbers are not required to complete the registration.

Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #24
Phoenix, AZ 85007

A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to the event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of the event start date.

Purchase orders are being accepted via fax at 602-542-5404, Attn: Abby Sanchez.

Jun 4, 2015 - Sep 22, 2015

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311-312
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Teachers’ Institute—Aiming for Greatness
Teachers’ Institute—Aiming for Greatness

The Arizona Department of Education is hosting the Teachers’ Institute tailored to the needs of both general education and special education teachers. This two-day conference will feature national and Arizona educators. Breakout sessions will be pertinent to both general education and special education teachers. Some sessions will be aligned to topics addressed at Leading Change but focused on classroom application. The current list of national presenters can be located here.

Target audience for Teacher’s Institute: Special and General Education Teachers Preschool to Grade 12, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Related Service Providers, ELL Teachers, and Content Specialists.

Conference Schedule: Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Friday, July 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost: Registration for an individual is $199. Team up a general education and a special education teacher from the same school for the discounted registration fee of $150 per person. If you are taking advantage of this offer, put GROUP in the registration section labeled Payment Number.

Space is limited—please register as soon as possible.

Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your registration is not complete. Confirmation numbers are not a guarantee of admittance; payment must be received before you attend the conference. Payment is accepted by check or purchase order only. Advise ADE of any substitutions by June 25th. Contact Abby Sanchez (602) 364-3026 or abby.sanchez@azed.gov. No cancellation or refunds will be allowed. Two weeks prior to the conference, all paid, registered attendees will receive information on how to access all printed material.

Additional Information
For detailed conference information contact:
Linda Mosteller
602-542-4469
linda.mosteller@azed.gov

Payment
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

Please be prompt in informing your business office of your registration. A confirmation number is required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do not show.

Purchase orders sent by fax WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS NUMBER ONLY: 602-542-5404

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

Teachers Institute website:www.azed.gov/teachers-institute

Hotel Information
Glendale Renaissance Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
1-800-468-3571
To reserve rooms, Click here or when calling hotel reference the room block for the 'Arizona Teachers' Institute'

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015

Glendale Renaissance Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85305
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement
A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement

Arizona Department of Education’s K–12 Academic Standards and Exceptional Student Services will be hosting a two-session leadership training, entitled A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement. This training is a 'how-to' professional development opportunity for district and school administrators who want to improve the overall reading performance of an elementary or middle school population.

A Principal's Primer for Raising Reading Achievement, led by Pati Montgomery, Ed.S., provides practical instruction on how a principal can lead a school to implement research-based, multi-tier reading instruction and achieve optimal results, especially with students with disabilities and students from economically, socially, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Target Audience: Principals and district level administrators

Training Dates: July 15 – 16, 2015

Start and end times: 8:00-4:30

Registration 8:00 – 8:30

Training begins at 8:30

Price: $275, includes training, materials, breakfast and lunch

Location:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Rooms 311-312

Participants will be eligible for 14 hours of professional development credit.

PO numbers are not required to complete the registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #24
Phoenix, AZ 85007

A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to the event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of the event start date.

Purchase orders are being accepted via fax at 602-542-5404, Attn: Abby Sanchez

Jul 15, 2015 - Jul 16, 2015

Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Rooms 311-312
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Arizona's Fifteenth Annual Transition Conference; Connecting for Success: Shared Expectations, Responsibilities, and Outcomes
A collaborative, cross-stakeholder professional development event aimed at providing the meaningful and pertinent information needed in the transition-planning process for youth and young adults with disabilities. This annual conference provides a dynamic array of national speakers and state-level experts and also includes participation of youth, young adults, and family members. Session content is structured around three topical strands: (1) strategies for enhancing youth success, (2) family involvement, and (3) interagency/community collaboration.

Registration scheduled to open early May 2015.

Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015
PROFESSIONALS
Talking Stick Resort
9800 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
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