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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.

Aug 25, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5333442093520944128
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Math Problem Solving - Addition and Subtraction in K-2
This Webinar will examine addition and subtraction problem types from Table 1 from the AZCCRS. We will look at the development of solution strategies along with connections that students make in problem solving opportunities in the K-2 classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Problem Solving - Addition and Subtraction in K-2 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/100166969213184000

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

Aug 26, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/100166969213184000
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 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 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4364678890827307520

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

Aug 27, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4364678890827307520
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades 6-8
This webinar is an overview of incorporating primary sources into your daily lessons. The first 30 minutes will be a review of text complexity. The next hour will focus on incorporating primary sources into bell-work, peer-peer activities and questioning. This webinar is for the 6-8 grade level band.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades 6-8 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/428957227924837888

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

Aug 27, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/428957227924837888
Event Times: 3:00:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA PART II - Guided Practice
Guided Practice using the EQuIP rubric on an 8th grade ELA Lesson. (It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that participants have attended EQuIP Part I - Overview and Dimensions)

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA PART II - Guided Practice on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7243241014071817728

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

Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

Aug 28, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/7243241014071817728
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 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.

Sep 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5894985771570909952
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning to AZCCRS – Math: Part II EQuIP Guided Practice
Guided practice evaluating an extended lesson using the mathematics EQuIP rubric. Participants will actively apply the rubric criterion and provide feedback in real time.

For best results participants must attend PART I and review webinar materials prior to the webinar. The session will progress too quickly and the content will seem disconnected if you have not participated in Part I.

Audience: Teachers, district professional development trainers, and coaches

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning to AZCCRS – Math: Part II EQuIP Guided Practice on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5198946534109597440

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

Sep 3, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5198946534109597440
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: 6-12 Social Studies Unit Preparation and Evaluation Rubric Overview Part I
This training is a two-part training for 6-12 teachers and administrators. Part I, provides an overview of a lesson and unit evaluation rubric designed for 6-12 social studies. The rubric was modified from EQuIP and tailored to meet the needs of Social Studies content, literacy integration and social studies best practices. Part II will be offered on September 10 from 1:30-3:00 pm and is an application of the rubric to evaluate a social studies unit.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: 6-12 Social Studies Unit Preparation and Evaluation Rubric Overview Part I on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7824423071364759552

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

Sep 3, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/7824423071364759552
Event Times: 1:30:00 PM - 3:00:00 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.


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.

Sep 8, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 25th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 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 Monday, September 8, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6225190005919972352

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

Sep 8, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6225190005919972352
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Formative Assessment in the K-12 English Language Arts Classroom featuring Margaret Heritage
Formative Assessment in the K-12 English Language Arts Classroom featuring Margaret Heritage
This session focuses on the effective use of formative assessment to support student achievement of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). Through the use of video and artifacts, evidence-based strategies explored include:

a) clarifying learning goals and success criteria;
b) eliciting and interpreting real-time evidence of student learning;
c) engaging in responsive pedagogy, including using descriptive feedback to guide learning;
d) involving students as active owners of their learning, and as resources to one another (peer and self-assessment); and
e) creating and managing a collaborative classroom environment for formative assessment.

Participants will receive the book, Formative Assessment—Making It Happen In The Classroom by Margaret Heritage.

Margaret Heritage is Assistant Director for Professional Development at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. She also leads the curriculum, instruction, and formative assessment strand of the federally funded Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, as well as a 20-state collaborative on formative assessment for the Council of Chief State School Officers. Heritage is a frequent speaker on formative assessment at national and international conferences.

Heritage’s most recent book is Formative Assessment in Practice: A Process of Inquiry and Action (2013), published by Harvard Education Press. Currently, she is co-authoring a book on educating English learners in an age of new standards and assessments, with an emphasis on formative assessment practice, for Harvard Education Press.

Target Audience: Elementary teachers (all subjects), Secondary ELA teachers, Coaches, Specialists and Administrators.

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

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am

Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee is $110 per person.

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.

Sep 9, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 26th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations Overview
This one hour K-2 Foundational Writing Overview webinar is the beginning of a series of four webinars designed to outline the major components and elements of a solid K-2 foundational writing program. Participants will complete a standards hunt to identify all of the foundational writing standards for K-2 and understand the research and rationale for research based foundational writing instruction. The other webinars in this series will focus on the writing foundations of handwriting, spelling and sentence construction.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations Overview on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1152033458297752832

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

Sep 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1152033458297752832
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.

Sep 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Formative Assessment in the K-12 Mathematics Classroom featuring Margaret Heritage
Formative Assessment in the K-12 Mathematics Classroom featuring Margaret Heritage
This session focuses on the effective use of formative assessment to support student achievement of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). Through the use of video and artifacts, evidence-based strategies explored include:

a) clarifying learning goals and success criteria;
b) eliciting and interpreting real-time evidence of student learning;
c) engaging in responsive pedagogy, including using descriptive feedback to guide learning;
d) involving students as active owners of their learning, and as resources to one another (peer and self-assessment); and
e) creating and managing a collaborative classroom environment for formative assessment.

Participants will receive the book, Formative Assessment—Making It Happen In The Classroom by Margaret Heritage.

Margaret Heritage is Assistant Director for Professional Development at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. She also leads the curriculum, instruction, and formative assessment strand of the federally funded Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, as well as a 20-state collaborative on formative assessment for the Council of Chief State School Officers. Heritage is a frequent speaker on formative assessment at national and international conferences.

Heritage’s most recent book is Formative Assessment in Practice: A Process of Inquiry and Action (2013), published by Harvard Education Press. Currently, she is co-authoring a book on educating English learners in an age of new standards and assessments, with an emphasis on formative assessment practice, for Harvard Education Press.

Target Audience: Elementary teachers (all subjects), Secondary Math teachers, Coaches, Specialists and Administrators.

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

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am

Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee is $110 per person.

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.

Sep 10, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 27th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: 6-12 Social Studies Unit Preparation and Evaluation Rubric Overview Part II
This training is the second part of a two-part training for 6-12 teachers and administrators. Part II builds on information presented in Part I, (September 3, 2014 from 1:30-3:00; overview of a lesson and unit evaluation rubric) and provides an application of the rubric to evaluate a social studies unit. The rubric has been designed for 6-12 social studies; it was modified from EQuIP and tailored to meet the needs of Social Studies content, literacy integration and social studies best practices.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: 6-12 Social Studies Unit Preparation and Evaluation Rubric Overview Part II on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4979043109331636992

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

Sep 10, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4979043109331636992
Event Times: 1:30:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT – Moving Forward: Secondary and Higher Ed Partnerships for College and Career Readiness at NAU
Moving Forward: Secondary and Higher Ed Partnerships for College and Career Readiness at NAU

This event requires you to register at the external link provided. The event will be held on the NAU campus.
Northern Arizona University
Ashurst Auditorium
South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Validated Free Parking at San Francisco Street Parking Garage

Additional details are available on the external registration link.

External Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moving-forward-secondary-and-higher-ed-partnerships-for-college-and-career-readiness-at-nau-tickets-12518935473

We look forward to your participation in this pilot event convening higher education and high school faculty focusing on K-12 college and career-readiness standards and assessment.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to continue to connect K-12 and higher education to support development of high-quality materials for K-12 and college English Language Arts. This meeting will be a convening of English Language Arts faculty and teachers from across the state. Specifically, we will focus on the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards and Achieve’s EQuIP rubric for evaluating quality instructional products in English Language Arts. Participants will learn how to use tools and processes to review and evaluate the quality of instructional materials (lessons and units) aligned to ACCRS. Sessions will also address preparing students for college-level writing

IMPORTANT - In preparing for this workshop, participants will be asked to engage in approximately 60-90 minutes of preparation required prior to the workshop date. This includes reviewing the Arizona College and Career Standards (ACCRS) and watching a short webinar in order to understand and review the EQuIP criterion-based rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products) that will be used to evaluate the quality of lesson(s) and units. This will allow participants to be prepared for the morning session during the workshop where they will engage in the guided practice and application of the rubric. This preparation is critical to engaging in the morning session. Participants will receive the information via email prior to the workshop date.

A working lunch will be provided. If you are in session, you will receive substitute reimbursement by attending the session and indicating on the sign in sheet for the day.

Parking will be free (validated) at the San Francisco Street Parking Garage.

Contact Dr. Jean Boreen for more information or special dietary needs; Jean.boreen@nau.edu

Sep 11, 2014
Northern Arizona University
Ashurst Auditorium
South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Contact Dr. Jean Boreen
Jean.Boreen@nau.edu
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
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. 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.

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I 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.

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.

Sep 15, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes September 1st
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 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.


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.

Sep 15, 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 - 4:00:00 PM
 
Problem-Solving (Cognitively Guided Instruction) for K-2 Teachers (Two-Day Event)
This two-day workshop will be based on Cognitively Guided Instruction practices and pedagogy. This training will focus on problem types, addition and subtraction student strategies, and classroom implementation. Emphasis will be on analysis of student work, student interviews, Mathematical Practices, and integration of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). Participants will receive the book, Children's Mathematics Cognitively Guided Instruction by Thomas P. Carpenter, Elizabeth Fennema, Megan Franke, Linda Levi and Susan Empson.

This is a two-day event.
Registrants are required to attend both days,
Tuesday, September 16 and Monday, October 6, 2014.


Participants will be eligible for 13.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $65 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.


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.

Sep 16, 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
Registration will close on September 2nd

Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 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, September 16, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3953193262745830144

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

Sep 16, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/3953193262745830144
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.

Sep 17, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes September 3rd
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Science and Literacy in the K-3 Classroom
The practice of integrating language instruction while teaching science is critical for building understanding in science. This training will provide an overview of the content and sequence of learning science in the K-3 classroom and a model for integrating the key components of language comprehension within an inquiry-based 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 $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.


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.

Sep 17, 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
Registration will close on September 3rd

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT – Moving Forward: Secondary and Higher Ed Partnerships for College and Career Readiness as ASU Tempe
Moving Forward: Secondary and Higher Ed Partnerships for College and Career Readiness at ASU Tempe

This event requires you to register at the external link provided. The event will be held on the ASU Tempe campus.
Arizona State University Old Main
400 East Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

Free validated parking in the Fulton Center Parking Structure
715 South College Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

Further details available on the external registration link.

External Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moving-forward-secondary-and-higher-ed-partnerships-for-college-and-career-readiness-at-asu-tempe-tickets-12518616519

We look forward to your participation in this pilot event convening higher education and high school faculty focusing on K-12 college and career-readiness standards and assessment.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to continue to connect K-12 and higher education to support development of high-quality materials for K-12 and college English Language Arts. This meeting will be a convening of English Language Arts faculty and teachers from across the state. Specifically, we will focus on the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards and Achieve’s EQuIP rubric for evaluating quality instructional products in English Language Arts. Participants will learn how to use tools and processes to review and evaluate the quality of instructional materials (lessons and units) aligned to AZCCRS. Sessions will also address preparing students for college-level writing

IMPORTANT - In preparing for this workshop, participants will be asked to engage in approximately 60-90 minutes of preparation required prior to the workshop date. This includes reviewing the Arizona College and Career Standards (AZCCRS) and watching a short webinar in order to understand and review the EQuIP criterion-based rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products) that will be used to evaluate the quality of lesson(s) and units. This will allow participants to be prepared for the morning session during the workshop where they will engage in the guided practice and application of the rubric. This preparation is critical to engaging in the morning session. Participants will receive the information via email prior to the workshop date.

A working lunch will be provided. If you are in session, you will receive substitute reimbursement by attending the session and indicating on the sign in sheet for the day.

Parking will be free (validated) in the Fulton Center Parking Structure, 715 S. College Ave., Tempe 85281

Contact Dr. Jim Blasingame for more information or special dietary needs; James.Blasingame@asu.edu


Sep 17, 2014
Arizona State University Old Main
400 East Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281
Free Validated Parking in the Fulton Center Parking Structure
715 South College Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Contact James.Blasingame@asu.edu
Event Times: 9:30:00 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, September 18, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1263463465275226880

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

Sep 18, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1263463465275226880
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively Training - Lake Havasu Fall 2014
Lake Havasu Fall 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:
September 19th, October 1st, October 15th, October 29th, November 12th

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

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person (includes resource materials)

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.

Sep 19, 2014
Lake Havasu Unified School District Office
Educational Services Department
2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Registration closes September 5th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Addition and Subtraction in K-2 Using Table 1
This full-day 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.

The development of student strategies will be discussed through student work samples and videos. Student strategies will also be used to promote reasonableness and efficiency when solving problems.

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.

Sep 22, 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: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Handwriting Fluency
This one hour webinar is the second in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. This webinar will focus on the research and evidence that handwriting practice done in short intervals supports the acquisition of reading skills and promotes writing fluency. Similar to the idea of fluency in reading aids in comprehension of text, as young writers develop handwriting fluency, they can then focus their attention on generating and organizing ideas. Keyboarding skills will also be part of the discussion.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Handwriting Fluency on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4261444645066907392

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

Sep 23, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4261444645066907392
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 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1426238465450493696

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

Sep 24, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1426238465450493696
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction, 6-12
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviors and habits of mind of mathematically proficient students. The Practices bridge content knowledge with application and understanding in mathematics.

This webinar will serve as an overview of the full-day professional development offered at ADE. We will identify the Mathematical Practices, identify evidence of MP in the classroom, and discuss student and teacher actions that support MP. We recommend you 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: Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction, 6-12 on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6963223991860377088

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

Sep 25, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6963223991860377088
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Evaluating Lessons & Units Aligned to AZCCRS Mathematics & ELA
This full-day workshop will provide educators with an opportunity to learn about and apply the EQuIP Rubric to instructional materials to see how well they align to the AZCCRS. This useful tool can be used both to evaluate current instructional materials used at a building or district, and provide guidance in developing new material. The EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products) for both ELA and Math are criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. Teachers, Coaches, Administrators, grades K-12 are welcome.

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

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

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 85007Cancellation 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.

Sep 30, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Southwest corner of Central Avenue & Osborn Road
16th Floor - Room 103
Registration closes September 16th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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.

Oct 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Parents as Partners in Today’s K-5 Math Classrooms
This mathematics training is designed to assist educators in helping parents understand and support mathematics through the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. This workshop will focus on:
• Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division strategies
• Fluency expectations
• Homework that supports conceptual development and understanding
• Sponsoring Parent Workshops, Curriculum Nights, and Family Math Night.

Participants will receive the book, A Parent's Guide to Understanding Math Education in Today's Schools by Cathrine Kellison and Catherine Fosnot.

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 $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.


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.

Oct 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
Registration will close on September 18th

Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 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, October 2, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5551798507136667648

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

Oct 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5551798507136667648
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Math Problem Solving: 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: Multiplication and Division in 3-5 on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6957032641815108096

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

Oct 7, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6957032641815108096
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Modeling, Representing, and Achieving Fluency in Grades 3-6 (Two-day Event)

This phase II, two-day learning experience focuses on the impact of modeling and representation on the understanding of major topics in grades 3-6 including multiplication, division, fractions and decimals. The progression of learning will be examined up to and including fluency of the operations in these areas. Mathematical Practices, problem solving, and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS) are embedded throughout this workshop.

Both dates are required for this training: October 15 -AND- November 17, 2014
Participants will be eligible for 13.0 hours of Professional Development credit

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

Cost: $75.00 per person (includes two books)

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


Make checks /purchase orders payable to:

Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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.

Oct 15, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Two-day event: October 15 -and- November 17, 2014
Registration closes October 1, 2014
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.

Oct 16, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor - Room 103-104

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Multiplication and Division in Grades 3-5 using Table 2
This full-day professional development will examine multiplication and division problem types from Table 2 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. The development of student strategies will be discussed through student work samples. Solution strategies will also be used to promote reasonableness and efficiency when solving problems.

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 $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.

Oct 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 103-104
Registration will close on October 6th

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Spelling
This one hour webinar is the third in a series of four webinars that focus on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this training we will look at the research and rationale for teaching spelling to support reading and writing. We will also look at research based best practice with students using critical thinking skills to increase spelling proficiency by focusing on the orthographic features in words. Participants will also receive a checklist to evaluate a spelling program and tables linking the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards to spelling.

Please download and be familiar with the articles and documents provided.
Consider attending with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Audience: Teachers and Coaches

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations- Using Critical Thinking Skills to Enhance Spelling on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2018470611217841664

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

Oct 21, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2018470611217841664
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Writing in Mathematics, 6-12
This Phase II professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing resources aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS).

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 mathematics learning and understanding. We will incorporate Literacy Standards to understand how writing is used to learn mathematics content. We recommend you attend the webinar with a partner or team to aid in discussion questions during the webinar.

Audience: Teachers, district professional development trainers, and coaches

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Writing in Mathematics, 6-12 on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1082705953025660672

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

Oct 21, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1082705953025660672
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Science and Literacy in the 3-5 Classroom
The practice of integrating language instruction while teaching science is critical for building understanding in science. This training will provide an overview of the content and sequence of learning science in the 3-5 classroom and a model for integrating the key components of language comprehension within an inquiry-based classroom. The book, Language and Literacy in Inquiry-Based Science Classroom, Grade 3-8 by Zhihui Fang will be provided as part of the registration cost.

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 Fee 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.


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.

Oct 22, 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
Registration will close on October 8
Event Times: 8:30:00 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.


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.

Oct 23, 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
Registration will close on October 9th

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
 
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
 
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.


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.

Nov 5, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes October 22nd
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
K-2 Writing Foundations
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 $60 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.

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
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
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. 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.

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I 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.

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.

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: 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
 
Social Studies Writing Argument and Document Based Questions Grades 6-12
This workshop provides secondary educators an opportunity to engage with document based questions for middle school and high school students. Participants will be able to develop text dependent questions and help students analyze and synthesize documents to develop an argument.

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.


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.

Nov 13, 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: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Text Complexity Analysis-ELA
In this training participants will gain knowledge of the Informational and Literacy Text Complexity Analysis Worksheet and have the opportunity to practice evaluating text using it. This session will take a close look at the unique purposes of different types of texts found in the primary, intermediate and secondary grades. Instructional supports and scaffolding to support ELL, SPED and language deficient students will be included in the discussion.

Participants are encouraged to bring samples of text they use in their classroom.

Target Audience: All teachers (ELL, SPED, TITLE, Regular Ed.) all grades, coaches

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 $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.


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.

Nov 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes November 6th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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.


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 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
 
Webinar: Close Reading
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 on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6314707843147950336

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

Dec 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6314707843147950336
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.

Dec 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560
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 $60 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
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.


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 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
 
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.


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 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
 
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
 
K-2 Writing Foundations
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 $60 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.

Feb 10, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes January 27, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
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. 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.

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I 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.

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.

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: 8:00:00 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.


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.

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
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
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. 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.

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I 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.

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.

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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