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Webinar: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking sites: Diigo and Symbaloo
Webinar: Education Technology
Productivity Tools Webinar Series: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking sites: Diigo and Symbaloo.

Ensuring students are digitally literate is extremely critical. Students need to be able to successfully navigate through their technological society, be equipped with the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas. Enter Diigo and Symbaloo, powerful Social Bookmarking tools that provide the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate and explore strategies to improve how their students organize, sort and share digital content such as YouTube videos, websites and other online resources with Symbaloo and Diigo.

Please be sure to review the Webinar materials prior to the start of the Webinar.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking sites: Diigo and Symbaloo on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2501332139796244224

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Oct 23, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2501332139796244224
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Math Practices in Grades K-5
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviors and habits of mind of mathematically proficient students. These Mathematical Practices bridge content knowledge with application and understanding in mathematics. We will examine these 8 mathematical practices and what they look like in the K-5 classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Practices in Grades K-5 on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5823378979307506944

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Oct 28, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5823378979307506944
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing In Mathematics - Grades K-5

This Phase II professional development opportunity will examine the benefits and purposes for writing in math class, explore opportunities to incorporate writing to support mathematical understanding, and discuss how to provide effective feedback on student writing. Supporting the ELA Writing Standards 2, 5, and 10, these writing opportunities will include writing explanatory texts, strengthening writing based on feedback and writing routinely in the math classroom.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Oct 30, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 101
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Multisensory Grammar (Presented in collaboration with OELAS - Office of English Language Acquisition Services)
This session will provide Mainstream K-3 teachers, ELL teachers, K-12 special education teachers, interventionists, reading teachers and coaches the basic knowledge of the parts of speech (grammar) and the essential structure of a sentence (syntax). The foundational skills are presented in a sequential order using multisensory approach to help students acquire our English language and literacy skills.

Participants will:
• Understand the importance of teaching grammar components through multisensory strategies.
• Learn how to teach the eight parts of speech.
• Learn sequential steps for teaching sentence construction.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Registration cost is $60 per person.

To register for Multisensory Grammar (Presented in collaboration with OELAS) go to: http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=3122&EventDate=10/30/2014

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance offering a wide variety of menu items.


Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase orders or payments should be sent to:
The Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #31
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax to: 602-542-3050

Please note that we may need to cancel certain trainings due to low registration. In the event of cancellation, we will notify you by email one week prior to the training. We encourage you to register early. Thank you for understanding.

Conference attendees are required to park on the visitor side of the 3300 N. Central garage in spaces marked 'Visitor', and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation. It will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated. Parking is validated only for the 3300 garage.

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

Oct 30, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Room 103
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Statistics and Probability in College and Career Ready High School Algebra
College and Career Ready High School Algebra courses integrate in statistics and probability standards. This Phase II professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in getting to know the statistics and probability standards integrated into AZCCRS Algebra courses and to experience rich and engaging learning experiences for students to meet these standards.

Participants will:

• Build understanding of the AZCCRS-M High School Statistics and Probability standards,
• Investigate the skills, concepts, and student outcomes related to the statistics and probability standards
• Experience classroom activities that teach build mastery of the AZCCRS statistics and probability standards
• Build understanding of implementation strategies through one high school teachers professional experience

Guest presenters:
Jennifer Broatch from Arizona State University
Steve Geislinger from Arcadia High School


Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $35 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Oct 30, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (Grades 5-8)
Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (Grades 5-8) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4733944376555162624

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Oct 30, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4733944376555162624
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Introduction to the AZCCRS Mathematics Shifts K-8
The shifts in instruction to properly transition to Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards are the backbone to implementation. We will examine the Focus, Coherence, and Rigor of the Math Standards and what it means to classroom instruction.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Introduction to the AZCCRS Mathematics Shifts K-8 on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1706702991309822464

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 3, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1706702991309822464
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Standards Based Math Stations K-2
In this professional development, we will focus on the conceptual understanding of number in grades K-2 and how to assist in developing and supporting the learning through standards-based math stations. Key components for creating, implementing, managing and assessing math stations will be discussed and developed throughout the day. Participants will receive a copy of Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:15 am - 3:45 pm

Registration Cost is $45 per person (Includes Book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Nov 3, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 101
Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Sentence Construction
This is the fourth in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this webinar we will focus on sentence construction and the research and best practice supporting instruction in sentence construction by Bruce Saddler in the book Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Participants will refresh their memory of simple sentences, compound subjects and predicates in simple sentences, compound sentences and sentence expansion leading up to complex sentences. Join us!

Consider viewing this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Sentence Construction on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2474789926977452288

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 4, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2474789926977452288
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Reading within Content Courses
Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Reading within Content Courses

This workshop provides secondary educators an opportunity to understand the concept of disciplinary literacy as it relates to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. The critical skills necessary for reading texts in the disciplines of – history/social studies, science, English Language Arts, and mathematics will be shared.

Participants will learn:

• The difference between reading and writing across the curriculum and disciplinary literacy
• How text complexity affects reading within the content areas of history/social studies, science, English Language Arts and mathematics
• Discipline specific strategies for incorporating text to build conceptual understanding within a content course

Participants will receive a copy of the book, Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines by Doug Buehl

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Cost is $50 per person (includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Nov 4, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 100/101
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote Part 2
Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote Part 2
In this interactive Webinar, participants will investigate the more advanced features of Evernote, the FREE App for the smartphone, tablet and computer. During this Webinar participants will explore other powerful Evernote features such as Evernote Webclipper, Evernote Clearly, as well as share tips and strategies on how Evernote supports learning in the classroom. Evernote is more than a robust note taking App, Evernote provides users with the ability to store everything digital, including PDFs, voice recordings, videos, emails, notes, photos and so much more.

Teachers can use Evernote to easily share content with students, plan digital-rich lessons or develop student e-portfolios. Students can use Evernote to plan, store, and archive research and classwork; including voice notes and video. Evernote is an amazing digital tool for today's digital teacher and digital learner. Evernote can be described as the do anything, save anything, and share anything App.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote Part 2 on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2768724571928582144

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 4, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2768724571928582144
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
K-2 Writing Foundations - Arizona College and Career Ready Standards Implementation
This professional development focuses on evidence based practices for foundational writing instruction (handwriting, spelling and sentence construction) in K-2 classrooms. This training is based on the work of numerous researchers, and the text, Best Practices in Writing Instruction edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald, which all participants will receive. Research, assessment of student skills, and best practice and instructional strategies for immediate use in classrooms will be included. Writing opinion as outlined in K-2 standards will be addressed as well as technology in writing instruction.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Cost is $35 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Nov 6, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes October 23rd
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Research and Information Fluency
Webinar: Research and Information Fluency - Teaching students to strategically navigate massive amounts of information available through multi-media has become a priority as we increase our demand for incorporation of evidence and reasoning in student work. And not only do students need to know how to strategically navigate and evaluate information from multiple media formats, they need to be able to use that media to strategically and collaboratively share information as well. Does how we teach 'research' need to change? How has it evolved?

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Research and Information Fluency on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5659977257170534400

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 6, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5659977257170534400
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT - Pre-Conference 'Leadership Day' Workshop - Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry - Presented by Dr. Victor Sampson at NAU Phoenix Campus
Please join the Arizona Science Education Leadership Association, Arizona Science Teachers Association, and Arizona Department of Education for
Pre-Conference 'Leadership Day' Workshop titled:
Introduction to Argument-Driven Inquiry
Presented by: Dr. Victor Sampson

What is Argument-Driven Inquiry?

Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is not a curriculum; it is an instructional approach that can be integrated into any science curriculum. Teachers can use this instructional approach to provide students with authentic and educative lab activities that will enable them to learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts and scientific practices that they need to know to be proficient in science.

Argument-Driven Inquiry makes labs educative for students by providing opportunities to share, critique and revise their ideas throughout the laboratory experience. These types of opportunities, which make the learning environment more student-, assessment-, and community-centered, help students learn. The ADI approach also helps students develop the fundamental literacy skills outlined in Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.

Participants will learn about ADI, the research and data supporting its effectiveness, and will be the student by participating in a whole ADI lab investigation. At the end of the workshop you will learn hints and tricks to help implement ADI in your own classroom or district.

To REGISTER for this event and for complete information, click on the following link:
***You will be taken to an external link to register outside of the ADE’s registration system. ****

https://www.azsta.org/sites/www.azsta.org/files/uploads/AZSELA%20ADI%20Pre-Conference%20flyer.pdf


Who should attend: Science Education Leaders, Pre-service and Professional Development Providers

Where: Northern Arizona University Phoenix Campus, 15451 N 28th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85053

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $50.00 per person (Early bird registration through September 30th)

Registration Information: https://www.azsta.org/sites/www.azsta.org/files/uploads/AZSELA%20ADI%20Pre-Conference%20flyer.pdf

Questions: Please contact Janey Kaufmann, Jkaufmann@susd.org


Nov 6, 2014
Northern Arizona University - Phoenix Campus
15451 North 28th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85053

Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction, 6-12
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviors and habits of mind of mathematically proficient students. Mathematically proficient students make sense of problems, reason, construct arguments, model, use tools, are precise, use structure, and look for regularity. The Practices bridge content knowledge with application and understanding in mathematics. In order to effectively build that bridge educators need to experience these Practices and investigate the implications for classroom instruction.

In this workshop participants will:
• investigate the Mathematical Practices through a problem-solving lens.
• work collaboratively on math tasks to recognize and apply Mathematical Practices.
• watch videos to identify evidence of Mathematical Practices.
• analyze student actions that appear then Mathematical Practices are integrated with content.
• analyze teacher actions and instruction that supports students’ development of Mathematical Practices.
• discuss how Mathematical Practices support mathematics learning and understanding.

Be ready to work in collaborative groups.

Cost $45.00, book included

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Nov 6, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Level II Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II

The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. During this one-day session, participants will:

• Discuss and synthesize excerpts from selected literary, mathematical, and scientific texts to create a collective understanding during Socratic Seminar
• Explore advanced questioning techniques for the purpose of expanding ideas that enable participants to clarify their thinking during discussion
• Develop questions for seminar texts that incorporate Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix: Levels 4 & 5 Depth of Knowledge (DOK) questions
• Learn to incorporate the components of Common Core using text dependent questions, close reading, and argument-based writing into the Socratic Seminar planning process
• Examine examples of post-seminar assignments from the text

Participants need to have attended a Level I Socratic Seminar course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

Materials to bring to class:
Please bring the text from Level I - Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Thinking

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Working Lunch Opportunity:
During the lunch hour the trainers will host a 'working lunch' where the trainers will offer a 'debrief' of year one implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring artifacts that they created and used in their classrooms during the previous year, and share their experience. Don’t forget your lunch!

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Nov 12, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes October 29th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Geometry in Middle School, Grades 6-8
We will examine the progression of the Geometry Standards in middle school as well as the incorporation of mathematical practices. The coherence of major content will be discussed as well as the rigor within the standards.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Geometry in Middle School, Grades 6-8 on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7167136120078178048

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 12, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/7167136120078178048
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Close Reading of Science Text
Reasoning with complex text in science requires careful gathering of evidence from text and an understanding of the scientific ideas presented. This webinar will provide teachers an overview of the process of close reading and how to apply it within the science classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Close Reading of Science Text on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4183867502309703936

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 13, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4183867502309703936
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Parents as Partners in Today’s K-5 Math Classrooms
This mathematics webinar is designed to assist educators in helping parents understand and support mathematics through the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. This training will focus on communicating and sharing with families the changes and expectations in today’s K-5 math classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Parents as Partners in Today’s K-5 Math Classrooms on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2487366143235109376

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 13, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2487366143235109376
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
STEM 101 (Grades K-5)
As a nation, we need well-educated citizens in STEM fields. By integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics standards and practices students can gain a better understanding of the world they live in.

This training will provide an overview for K-5th grade teachers of what is STEM teaching and learning and what STEM literacy means for students.

The day will also focus on planning support for building rigorous, relevant, and engaging interdisciplinary STEM lessons and units, including resources that support teachers as they create a standards-driven STEM learning environment.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Nov 14, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Addition and Subtraction Problem Types in K-2
This professional development will examine addition and subtraction problem types from Table 1 of the AZCCRS. We will look at the progression of problem solving opportunities and the alignment to the standards in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Domain. Student work will be shared to demonstrate grade level proficiency within the variety of problem types.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Addition and Subtraction Problem Types in K-2 on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/484609011775974656

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 17, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/484609011775974656
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Close Reading in The Classroom
This one hour webinar is intended for teachers, trainers, coaches, specialists and provides a brief history and connection between Close Reading and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of productive struggle, the Close Reading Routine and the use of phasing to increase comprehension of complex text.

It is highly recommended that participants view this training with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Please download all attached materials and be familiar with them.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Close Reading in the Classroom on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6717255544368261376

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 18, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6717255544368261376
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Math Problem Solving Using Table 2 Multiplication and Division in 3-5
This Webinar will examine multiplication and division problem types from Table 2 from the AZCCRS. We will look at the development of solution strategies along with connections that students make in problem solving opportunities in the 3-5 classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Problem Solving Using Table 2 Multiplication and Division in 3-5 on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4133650610207025152

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 19, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4133650610207025152
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Text Complexity
In this one hour web-in-hour overview of text complexity, participants will examine the three components of text complexity; the quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts.

The intended audience is Teachers, Coaches, and Specialists. It would be helpful to attend this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Text Complexity on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/9064743657252848128

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 19, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/9064743657252848128
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Close Reading in the Classroom - AZCCRS ELA Phase II
This one day workshop focuses on close reading and the productive struggle that happens when students work with complex texts. Participants will learn strategies they can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine and phasing, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Writing will be touched upon and several videos will be viewed to see how close reading might look in a classroom. Participants will receive The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph - The Art of Close Reading by Paul and Elder and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.

Target Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Specialists, Administrators who want to learn about close reading.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $80 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date. No PO number is required to complete the registration process.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cost is $80 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date. *At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.

Nov 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT in collaboration with Arizona K12 Center: Investigating and Exploring Technology and Arizona’s College and Career Ready ELA Standards
EXTERNAL EVENT in collaboration with Arizona K12 Professional Learning Center:
Investigating and Exploring Technology and Arizona’s College and Career Ready ELA Standards

Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
At Arizona K12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia, Suite 150
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

This event is hosted by the Arizona K12 Center in collaboration with the ADE. Please use the external link provided below to register for this event through the Arizona K12 Center.

Technology, effectively integrated, provides students with the tools necessary to meet the rigorous learning standards of Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) in English Language Arts. Participants in this session will uncover how technology integration and the Educational Technology Standards are infused throughout AZCCRS ELA instruction. Multiple technology tools and integration strategies will be explored throughout the day that support students when researching, writing, and publishing and support teacher integration of technology as a tool for effective instruction.

Target Audience: 3rd - 8th grade teachers, coaches, and administrators.

Participants will:
• Explore trending tools to enhance students research skills
• Investigate a variety of digital tools to encourage student collaboration
• Discover resources to foster creative student publishers
• Practice a variety of technology integration strategies

This event is held in collaboration with the Arizona K12 Professional Learning Center.

***Please click on this link to register (will take you to the K-12 Center registration site) https://www.azk12.org/event/28906/details

Participants will be eligible for 5.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Cost is $100 per person. Registration deadline is November 6, 2014

Nov 20, 2014
Arizona K12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia, Suite 150
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (High School)
Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (High School) on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8137982898126368768

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Nov 25, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/8137982898126368768
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Achieving Fluency Through Number Sense Development, Grades K-2
This Phase II professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing a deep understanding of how young children learn mathematics. Participants will examine the Learning Trajectory stages that support and develop conceptual understanding leading up to, and including, fluency with addition and subtraction as indicated by the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking and Number and Operations in Base Ten Domains. Mathematical Practices, problem solving and the AzCCRS are embedded throughout this workshop.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $40 per person (Includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Dec 1, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103/104
Registration will close on November 17th

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Research, Information, and Writing Fluency: Developing Independent and Engaged Researchers and Writers
Research has always been a cornerstone of human learning and achievement. Teaching students to take control of their own research is critical if we want them to become independent, engaged, and active learners rather than passive receivers of information. How can we engage students in the research process so they see it as a relevant, transferable skill and not an assigned school task?

Students must be able to navigate, comprehend, and organize information confidently if we want them to participate in academic conversations and to create and defend sound arguments in a variety of disciplines and careers. This is especially important as we increase our demand for the solid incorporation of evidence and reasoning into student work in all content areas.

Not only do students need to know how to strategically navigate and evaluate information from multiple media formats, they need to be able to use that media to strategically and collaboratively share information as well. Does how we teach 'research' need to change? How has it evolved?

All participants will receive Christopher Lehman’s book, Energize Research Reading and Writing. While the book is geared to grades 4-8, the strategies and ideas are completely relevant to the upper grades as well.

PLEASE BRING A DEVICE TO DO RESEARCH!

Target Audience: grades 4-12 classroom teachers.

Participants will be eligible for 5.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Dec 2, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions
Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions for the Classroom


Do you already know and love using Chrome as your browser but want more out of your relationship? In this Webinar we will investigate and explore various Chrome Extensions that can increase productivity in our students, our classroom as well as increase efficiency in using the Web. Integrating Chrome Extensions in the classroom can encourage students to create original works in innovative ways, as well as plan, conduct, and manage research using appropriate digital resources and tools.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8485520931340626176

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Dec 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/8485520931340626176
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing in the Secondary Science Classroom
The practice of writing within the science classroom is crucial for improving our students’ abilities to think critically and deepen their understanding of science. This workshop will provide the secondary science teacher (grades 6-12) with research based practices and teaching tools to support their students’ writing of explanations and arguments within the science classroom and for integrating Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an argumentation session and write a scientific explanation while exploring a life science question. Participants will receive Negotiating Science: The Critical Role of Argument in Student Inquiry, Grades 5-10 by Brian Hand, Lori Norton-Meier, Jay Staker, Jody Bintz .

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 Science Teachers and Coaches

Participants will be eligible for 7.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Cost is $50 per person (Includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Dec 4, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

Part 1: What is Science?
Science is an ongoing process, not just an accumulation of facts. This webinar will share what makes science science and provide information from educational research on effective nature of science instruction.

Part 1: What is Science? is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST - or -
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 1: What is Science? click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160


Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community
Science would not progress without the interaction between scientists and their community. This webinar will share information about the characteristics and expectations of the scientific community and how the larger society influences science.

Part 2: : The Nature of the Scientific Community is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320



Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Scientific Method, as presented in many textbooks, is often an oversimplified representation of what is really a rich, complex, and unpredictable process. This webinar will examine the more accurate representation of the process of science and explore resources that can be used to foster scientific habits of mind with students

Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560


Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended. You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Dec 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Writing in Mathematics K-5
This webinar will serve as an overview of the full-day professional development offered at ADE. We will examine the benefits and purposes for writing in class and how it supports mathematical understanding. We will incorporate ELA Writing Standards 2, 5, and 10 in our math classroom writing to support integration across subjects. Please prepare to attend the webinar with a partner or team to aid in discussion questions during the webinar.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Writing in Mathematics K-5 on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6817009836352505856

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Dec 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6817009836352505856
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively Training - Lake Havasu Winter 2014
Lake Havasu Winter 2014 - Teaching Reading Effectively Training
In support of A.R.S. 15-701 – Move On When Reading, A.R.S. 15-704 – AZ READS, and Arizona’s College and Career Readiness ELA standards, the Arizona Department of Education is providing Teaching Reading Effectively. This course is strongly aligned to the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards - ELA: Foundational Skills (K-5), Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text (K-5) and Language Standards (K- 5).
The content includes current research and evidence based practices that are necessary for the development of the technical skills of reading along with academic vocabulary and deep comprehension. Important components of an effective comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers, competent writers and critical thinkers are included in this material. While the training is designed for K-5 instruction, it provides excellent information for K-3 Teachers and Special Education Teachers K-12 implementing school and district literacy plans.

This is a five-day series.
Registrants Must Attend All 5 Days:
December 10-11, 2014, January 27-28, 2015 and February 24, 2015

Participants will be eligible for 32.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Registration Cost is $65 per person (includes resource materials)

Target audience: K-3 teachers, K-8 special education teachers, coaches, interventionists and administrators

Please note: This training is located in Lake Havasu City:

Educational Services Department
Lake Havasu Unified School District Office
2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Office Telephone: 928.505.6916

Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Training Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

Registration closes two weeks prior to the event date. PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 11, 2014
Lake Havasu Unified School District Office
Educational Services Department
2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Registration closes December 1st
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT in collaboration with Arizona K12 Center: Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions with Doug Fisher
SPECIAL EVENT – Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions with Doug Fisher

This event is hosted by the Arizona K12 Center in collaboration with the ADE. Please use the external link provided below to register for this event through the Arizona K12 Center.

Attending to the information presented in the text, while recognizing assumptions, background knowledge, and biases held by the reader, helps the reader deeply understand what is being read. Close reading is an instructional approach that teaches students to engage in all of these behaviors. As part of close reading, students encounter a text and read that text several times, often for different purposes and based on different questions. As part of close reading, teachers and students ask questions of the text. Some questions can be answered without having read the text; others require a deeper understanding and evidence from the text. In this session, we focus on questions that require repeated close readings in order to be answered. These questions include general understandings, key details, vocabulary and text structure, author's purpose, inferences, and opinions and arguments.

Participants will:
Identify the major components of close reading
Describe the differences between close reading in elementary and secondary schools
Differentiate between questions that do, and do not, require evidence from the text
Identify the major components of close reading
Describe the differences between close reading in elementary and secondary schools
Differentiate between questions that do, and do not, require evidence from the text

This event is held in collaboration with the Arizona K-12 Center.

The registration fee is $150.00.

***Please click on this link to register (will take you to the K-12 Center registration site): http://www.azk12.org/event/28674/details

Dec 10, 2014
Sponsored by Arizona K-12 Center
Held at Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
http://www.azk12.org/event/28674/details
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Digital Writing and Use of Media Tools in ELA Classrooms
Webinar – Digital Writing and Use of Media Tools in ELA Classrooms
First of all, let’s all agree that educators should never entirely give up crayons, pencils, ink, and paper, especially with our younger writers. Pencil on paper will always have value. However, today’s educators must acknowledge that is really isn’t a question of if we should use technology to teach writing, how we must use technology to teach writing. While the hype about 21st century Literacies may seem overwhelming, these digital skills and the habits of mind they foster have become an important focus in our current discussions about instruction and assessment. Digital writing is really the way for our 21st century students to be fully literate in their digital world and enables them to become responsible and effective digital citizens. This webinar will look at how 'text' is crafted for the web, for audio, for video, and even social media.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Digital Writing and Use of Media Tools in ELA Classrooms on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2033712042463148544

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Dec 11, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2033712042463148544
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Argument Literacy
Webinar: Argument Literacy - Argument writing plays a special role in the Common Core standards because it is a critical skill necessary for success in the post-secondary world. According to Neil Postman, 'argument is the soul of an education because it forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.' This webinar is designed to share some of the major foundations, definitions, components and organizational structures of argument writing.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Argument Literacy on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6392893016548236032

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Jan 6, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6392893016548236032
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 8, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes December 26, 2014.
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
AZCCRS-Mathematics: Shifts & Instruction, K-12
This is an in-depth mathematics professional development opportunity for educators to build their knowledge of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards – Mathematics (AZCCRS-M). This training contains elements of Phase I and Phase II. Participants will investigate the structure, content, shifts and implications for classroom instruction.

• Investigate and analyze the shifts of AZCCRS-M
• Identify AZCCRS-M documents and resources
• Analyze the interconnectedness of the content among and across domains and standards
• Examine & Connect the cognitive demand and rigor in mathematical tasks
• Analyze the progression of AZCCRS-M within an instructional course/year

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:15 am - 3:45 pm

Registration Cost is $15 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Registration closes two weeks prior to the event date. PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 8, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 PM
 
Webinar: Text Complexity
In this one hour web-in-hour overview of text complexity, participants will examine the three components of text complexity; the quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts.

The intended audience is Teachers, Coaches, and Specialists. It would be helpful to attend this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Text Complexity on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4657992309717406208

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Jan 13, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4657992309717406208
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively Training - Winter 2015 at K-12 Learning Center (Phoenix)
Teaching Reading Effectively Training
January 13-14, February 3-4, and March 10, 2015

In support of A.R.S. 15-701 – Move On When Reading, A.R.S. 15-704 – AZ READS, and Arizona’s College and Career Readiness ELA standards, the Arizona Department of Education is providing Teaching Reading Effectively. This course is strongly aligned to the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards - ELA: Foundational Skills (K-5), Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text (K-5) and Language Standards (K- 5).

The content includes current research and evidence based practices that are necessary for the development of the technical skills of reading along with academic vocabulary and deep comprehension. Important components of an effective comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers, competent writers and critical thinkers are included in this material. While the training is designed for K-5 instruction, it provides excellent information for K-3 Teachers and Special Education Teachers K-12 implementing school and district literacy plans.

This is a five-day training.
You Must Attend All 5 Days
January 13-14, February 3-4, and March 10, 2015


Participants will be eligible for 32.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Please note: This training is located at the K-12 Center

Arizona K-12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Training: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

Registration closes two weeks prior to the event date. PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 14, 2015
K-12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

Part 1: What is Science?
Science is an ongoing process, not just an accumulation of facts. This webinar will share what makes science science and provide information from educational research on effective nature of science instruction.

Part 1: What is Science? is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST - or -
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 1: What is Science? click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160


Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community
Science would not progress without the interaction between scientists and their community. This webinar will share information about the characteristics and expectations of the scientific community and how the larger society influences science.

Part 2: : The Nature of the Scientific Community is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320



Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Scientific Method, as presented in many textbooks, is often an oversimplified representation of what is really a rich, complex, and unpredictable process. This webinar will examine the more accurate representation of the process of science and explore resources that can be used to foster scientific habits of mind with students

Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560


Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended. You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Jan 20, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Inquiry and the 5E Instructional Model
Guest Presenter: Vicky Massey, National Science Education Leadership Association Region D Director and National Science Teachers Association District XIV Director
Students acquire knowledge and develop conceptual understanding by posing questions about the natural world and investigating phenomena. This webinar will provide an overview of the 5E Inquiry Instructional Model that provides a built-in structure for students to construct their understanding of a concept over time.

This event is offered on three separate days/times, please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:00 - 10:30 PM MST
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:30 - 5:00 PM MST
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:30 - 5:00 PM MST


Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Inquiry and the 5E Instructional Model go to: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5333442093520944128

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Jan 21, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5333442093520944128
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
 
Multisensory Grammar (Presented in collaboration with OELAS - Office of English Language Acquisition Services)
This session will provide Mainstream K-3 teachers, ELL teachers, K-12 special education teachers, interventionists, reading teachers and coaches the basic knowledge of the parts of speech (grammar) and the essential structure of a sentence (syntax). The foundational skills are presented in a sequential order using multisensory approach to help students acquire our English language and literacy skills.

Participants will:
• Understand the importance of teaching grammar components through multisensory strategies.
• Learn how to teach the eight parts of speech.
• Learn sequential steps for teaching sentence construction.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Registration cost is $60 per person.

To register for Multisensory Grammar (Presented in collaboration with OELAS) go to: http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=3122&EventDate=10/30/2014

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance offering a wide variety of menu items.


Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase orders or payments should be sent to:
The Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #31
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax to: 602-542-3050

Please note that we may need to cancel certain trainings due to low registration. In the event of cancellation, we will notify you by email one week prior to the training. We encourage you to register early. Thank you for understanding.

Conference attendees are required to park on the visitor side of the 3300 N. Central garage in spaces marked 'Visitor', and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation. It will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated. Parking is validated only for the 3300 garage.

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

Jan 21, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
16th Floor - Conference Room 103

Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Writing In Mathematics - Grades K-5

This Phase II professional development opportunity will examine the benefits and purposes for writing in math class, explore opportunities to incorporate writing to support mathematical understanding, and discuss how to provide effective feedback on student writing. Supporting the ELA Writing Standards 2, 5, and 10, these writing opportunities will include writing explanatory texts, strengthening writing based on feedback and writing routinely in the math classroom.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 22, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103/104
Registration will close on January 8th

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Argument in the 6-12 Science Classroom
An overview of argumentation and the skills necessary to immerse students in the process will be discussed. Resources for developing lessons focused on developing and analyzing arguments in the secondary science classroom will be shared.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

This event is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: Argument in the 6-12 Science Classroom on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST or Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST, go to: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5894985771570909952

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Jan 22, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5894985771570909952
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
TOT - Trainer of Trainers for TRE - Teaching Reading Effectively - Winter 2014 at K-12 Learning Center (Phoenix)
TOT - Trainer of Trainers for TRE - Teaching Reading Effectively
January 22-23, February 11-12, and March 11, 2015
Prerequisite: Successfully complete the previous 5-day Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) training

*For those educators who pass the exam at the end of the Teaching Reading Effectively course, you may attend the TOT Teaching Reading Effectively. This trainer of trainer cadre (TOT) will help in providing the 5-day teacher professional development opportunity both locally and regionally.

Participants must commit to:

• Attend the initial 5-day TRE training
• Attend a second 5-day TOT training to complete the TOT preparation (only offered by ADE)
• Pass the course exam upon completion
• Be willing to provide Teaching Reading Effectively training to teachers in the school and district/charter

Participants will be eligible for 32.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

This is a five-day training.
You Must Attend All 5 Days
January 22-23, February 11-12, and March 11, 2015


Participants will be eligible for 32.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Please note: This training is located at the K-12 Center

Arizona K-12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Training: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $85 per person.

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

Registration closes two weeks prior to the event date. PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 22, 2015 - Jan 23, 2015
K-12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Grades 3-5 Writing - Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) Implementation
Grades 3-5 Writing -Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) Implementation

While supporting Standards implementation in grades 3-5 classrooms, this writing training will use research from Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers: A Practice Guide by Steve Graham and Alicia Bollinger to help participants explore the essential elements of writing development and the components of solid writing instruction in intermediate grade classrooms. The work of Kelly Gallagher from Write Like This, will be featured and examined. Participants will be provided ideas for topic generation utilizing many different tasks, audiences and purposes. The use of a direct explicit strategy to teach opinion writing and self-regulatory behaviors will be modeled. All participants will receive the book, Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher to support continued learning.

Target Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, coaches, specialists

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 28, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 102
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet AZCCRS with Diana Green
Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for Listening, Thinking, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of works of quality and substance by a group of students facilitated by a teacher. A text can be a piece of literature, informative text, such as social studies and science, historical documents, or a piece of art or music. The main goal is for students to build conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other to make meaning. Often, seminars are followed with a reflective piece of writing. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing skills; a perfect vehicle for teaching Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards.

This one day session will include:
• Explanation of Socratic seminar
• Participation in a group seminar
• Discussion regarding how to select seminar readings and develop seminar questions for classes at all levels
• Development of and participation in mini-seminars
• A packet of materials, a book, and resources

You will receive and use the following book in the session:
Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy by Terry Roberts and Laura Billings

Presenter: Diana Green
Diana Green first began leading Socratic seminars while teaching middle school in Chattanooga, TN. She was trained at the Paideia Institute in Chicago where she learned the time-honored strategies that have endured the classic seminar structure. Diana currently works in Humboldt Unified School District where she has served as a principal, and is now Director of Education Services. Socratic seminar will always remain a passion in her repertoire of professional development for teachers.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 am
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $95 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.



Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date. PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007
Cost is $95 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Jan 29, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor - Room 103-104
Registration closes on January 15th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Growing Leaders – Connecting Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation (Three-day Event)
Growing Leaders- Connecting instruction, assessment, and evaluation: Participants will explore, process, and synthesize the connections among instruction, assessment, and evaluation to create, analyze and/or enhance school/LEA action plans. The three day institute will provide instructional leaders an opportunity to work with other leaders and/or school teams to examine what classrooms look, sound, and feel like for college and career ready students.

This unique format includes whole group instruction, small group discussion, tasks and topic-specific breakout sessions facilitated by a cross-agency team from the Arizona Department of Education. Participants will customize their learning experience in an environment of productive struggle, to evaluate current practices and guide future decisions.

Intended Audience: leadership teams, superintendents, principals, LEA leadership, and district leadership. *Teams are highly encouraged to attend together.

All three days are required:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015


Registration Fee: $50.00 (Covers all three days)

To enroll in this innovative institute, please register prior to December 15th to secure your spot. Space is limited!

Participants will be eligible for 20 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This training is located at 1535 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ – Room 311

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park on the roof of the garage.

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

PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Feb 10, 2015 - Feb 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
3rd floor - Room 311
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

Part 1: What is Science?
Science is an ongoing process, not just an accumulation of facts. This webinar will share what makes science science and provide information from educational research on effective nature of science instruction.

Part 1: What is Science? is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST - or -
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 1: What is Science? click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160


Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community
Science would not progress without the interaction between scientists and their community. This webinar will share information about the characteristics and expectations of the scientific community and how the larger society influences science.

Part 2: : The Nature of the Scientific Community is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320



Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Scientific Method, as presented in many textbooks, is often an oversimplified representation of what is really a rich, complex, and unpredictable process. This webinar will examine the more accurate representation of the process of science and explore resources that can be used to foster scientific habits of mind with students

Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560


Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended. You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Feb 11, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes
Webinar: Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes

Participants will examine the literacy practices that are imbedded within the ELA instructional shifts and the outcomes that students should be able to demonstrate as a result. Participants will make connections between the Shifts, the Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language Anchor standards for ELA with the expectations of College and Career Readiness outlined in the Writing Program Administrators’ Outcome Statement for First-Year Composition used at our state universities and many other institutions across the country.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/868770676741364736

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Feb 12, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/868770676741364736
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review
In this 90 minute whirlwind tour of the major components found in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards participants will review topics such as; Instructional Shifts, Close Reading, Text Complexity, Text Dependent Questions, Argument Literacy, Discipline Literacy, the Instructional Practices Guides, and the EQUiP Rubric which can be used to evaluate lessons and units for alignment to the standards. Participants will receive general information about each topic and where they might go for further in-depth instruction and resources. This webinar is appropriate for any Arizona educator. Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or small groups in order to enhance discussion. Please download and print materials prior to attending the webinar

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6490579126057260544

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Feb 17, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6490579126057260544
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Level II Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II

The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. During this one-day session, participants will:

• Discuss and synthesize excerpts from selected literary, mathematical, and scientific texts to create a collective understanding during Socratic Seminar
• Explore advanced questioning techniques for the purpose of expanding ideas that enable participants to clarify their thinking during discussion
• Develop questions for seminar texts that incorporate Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix: Levels 4 & 5 Depth of Knowledge (DOK) questions
• Learn to incorporate the components of Common Core using text dependent questions, close reading, and argument-based writing into the Socratic Seminar planning process
• Examine examples of post-seminar assignments from the text

Participants need to have attended a Level I Socratic Seminar course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

Materials to bring to class:
Please bring the text from Level I - Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Thinking

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Working Lunch Opportunity:
During the lunch hour the trainers will host a 'working lunch' where the trainers will offer a 'debrief' of year one implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring artifacts that they created and used in their classrooms during the previous year, and share their experience. Don’t forget your lunch!

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Feb 18, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 4, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Close Reading in the Classroom - AZCCRS ELA Phase II
This one day workshop focuses on close reading and the productive struggle that happens when students work with complex texts. Participants will learn strategies they can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine and phasing, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Writing will be touched upon and several videos will be viewed to see how close reading might look in a classroom. Participants will receive The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph - The Art of Close Reading by Paul and Elder and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.

Target Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Specialists, Administrators who want to learn about close reading.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $80 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date. No PO number is required to complete the registration process.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cost is $80 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date. *At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.

Feb 24, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 10th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT in collaboration with Arizona K12 Center: Creating a Culture of Achievement with Doug Fisher
SPECIAL EVENT – Creating a Culture of Achievement with Doug Fisher

This event is hosted by the Arizona K12 Center in collaboration with the ADE. Please use the external link provided below to register for this event through the Arizona K12 Center.

The culture of your school should be tangible as you enter the front door of the building. But what does that look and feel like? Is it apparent in your school or district? School improvement efforts must focus on more than just academic goals. The things that make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships and connections that make up its culture.

Join Doug Fisher as he identifies five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement in your school or district. They are:

1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued.

2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be.

3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief.

4. It is never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving?

5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work?

Participants will:
• Learn tools and strategies to create a positive and inviting culture at your school or district.
• Use examples and scenarios to better understand how to create and maintain this culture.
• Learn the what and how of the five pillars that are essential to building a culture of achievement in your school or district.

This event is held in collaboration with the Arizona K-12 Center.

The registration fee is $150.00.

***Please click on this link to register (will take you to the K-12 Center registration site): http://www.azk12.org/event/28678/details

Feb 24, 2015
Sponsored by Arizona K-12 Center
Held at Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
http://www.azk12.org/event/28678/details
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Mar 3, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 17th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
K-2 Writing Foundations - Arizona College and Career Ready Standards Implementation
This professional development focuses on evidence based practices for foundational writing instruction (handwriting, spelling and sentence construction) in K-2 classrooms. This training is based on the work of numerous researchers, and the text, Best Practices in Writing Instruction edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald, which all participants will receive. Research, assessment of student skills, and best practice and instructional strategies for immediate use in classrooms will be included. Writing opinion as outlined in K-2 standards will be addressed as well as technology in writing instruction.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Cost is $35 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Mar 3, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 102
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Speaking and Listening – Oral Language K-3
Oral language development (Speaking and Listening) is foundational to reading and writing. Children’s oral language competence is strongly predictive of their facility in learning to read and write: listening and speaking vocabulary and even mastery of syntax set boundaries as to what children can read and understand no matter how well they can decode. This training will provide routines and strategies to help students develop background knowledge, vocabulary and language skills.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $50 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Mar 4, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Level II Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II

The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. During this one-day session, participants will:

• Discuss and synthesize excerpts from selected literary, mathematical, and scientific texts to create a collective understanding during Socratic Seminar
• Explore advanced questioning techniques for the purpose of expanding ideas that enable participants to clarify their thinking during discussion
• Develop questions for seminar texts that incorporate Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix: Levels 4 & 5 Depth of Knowledge (DOK) questions
• Learn to incorporate the components of Common Core using text dependent questions, close reading, and argument-based writing into the Socratic Seminar planning process
• Examine examples of post-seminar assignments from the text

Participants need to have attended a Level I Socratic Seminar course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

Materials to bring to class:
Please bring the text from Level I - Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Thinking

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Working Lunch Opportunity:
During the lunch hour the trainers will host a 'working lunch' where the trainers will offer a 'debrief' of year one implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring artifacts that they created and used in their classrooms during the previous year, and share their experience. Don’t forget your lunch!

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Mar 26, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes March 12, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Academic Writing: (6-12) Entering the Conversation
Academic Writing: (6-12) Entering the Conversation - What does it mean to write 'academically?' How does argument writing fit into the picture? How do student (and teacher!) attitudes influence writing instruction? How do students see the transferability of writing skills to post-secondary environments, college or otherwise? This webinar discusses some ideas and strategies to help students and teachers embrace the writing skills called for in the AZCCRS.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Academic Writing: (6-12) Entering the Conversation on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2450769997017706240

After you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Mar 26, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2450769997017706240
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

Part 1: What is Science?
Science is an ongoing process, not just an accumulation of facts. This webinar will share what makes science science and provide information from educational research on effective nature of science instruction.

Part 1: What is Science? is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST - or -
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 1: What is Science? click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160


Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community
Science would not progress without the interaction between scientists and their community. This webinar will share information about the characteristics and expectations of the scientific community and how the larger society influences science.

Part 2: : The Nature of the Scientific Community is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320



Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Scientific Method, as presented in many textbooks, is often an oversimplified representation of what is really a rich, complex, and unpredictable process. This webinar will examine the more accurate representation of the process of science and explore resources that can be used to foster scientific habits of mind with students

Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST – or -
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST


To register for Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link and select your preferred date:
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560


Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended. You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Apr 28, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet AZCCRS with Diana Green
Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for Listening, Thinking, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of works of quality and substance by a group of students facilitated by a teacher. A text can be a piece of literature, informative text, such as social studies and science, historical documents, or a piece of art or music. The main goal is for students to build conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other to make meaning. Often, seminars are followed with a reflective piece of writing. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing skills; a perfect vehicle for teaching Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards.

This one day session will include:
• Explanation of Socratic seminar
• Participation in a group seminar
• Discussion regarding how to select seminar readings and develop seminar questions for classes at all levels
• Development of and participation in mini-seminars
• A packet of materials, a book, and resources

You will receive and use the following book in the session:
Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy by Terry Roberts and Laura Billings

Presenter: Diana Green
Diana Green first began leading Socratic seminars while teaching middle school in Chattanooga, TN. She was trained at the Paideia Institute in Chicago where she learned the time-honored strategies that have endured the classic seminar structure. Diana currently works in Humboldt Unified School District where she has served as a principal, and is now Director of Education Services. Socratic seminar will always remain a passion in her repertoire of professional development for teachers.

Participants will be eligible for 6.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 am
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $95 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.



Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date. PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007
Cost is $95 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be 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 and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to 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 event start date.

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

Apr 29, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor - Room 103-104
Registration closes on April 15th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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