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Webinar: Student Strategies for Addition and Subtraction in K-2
This webinar will focus on strategies students use to solve addition and subtraction story problems. We will examine the progression of student thinking from concrete to abstract solution strategies.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Student Strategies for Addition and Subtraction in K-2 on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1110217935077605376

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

Jan 6, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1110217935077605376
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Statistics and Probability in College and Career Ready High School Algebra
College and Career Ready High School Algebra courses integrate in statistics and probability standards. This Phase II professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in getting to know the statistics and probability standards integrated into AZCCRS Algebra courses and to experience rich and engaging learning experiences for students to meet these standards.

Participants will:

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

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


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

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

Registration Cost is $35 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 7, 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 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Customize Learning Using Symbaloo
Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Customize Learning Using Symbaloo

Do you find yourself 'drowning' in resources? Is it a frustrating task sharing websites, resources or links with students or colleagues?

Enter Symbaloo, a powerful social and visual bookmarking tool that provides the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate how Symbaloo, can be used to customize learning spaces for their students and the classroom. In addition, participants will explore and engage in strategies to improve how they organize, sort and share digital content such as videos, websites and other online resources with Symbaloo,.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Customize Learning Using Symbaloo on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5637378996853937408

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

Jan 7, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5637378996853937408
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively (Five-Day Training) at Litchfield School District
In support of A.R.S. 15-701 – Move On When Reading, A.R.S. 15-704 – AZ READS, and Arizona’s College and Career Readiness ELA standards, the Arizona Department of Education is providing Teaching Reading Effectively. This course is strongly aligned to the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards - ELA: Foundational Skills (K-5), Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text (K-5) and Language Standards (K- 5).

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

This is a five-day training class.
You Must Attend All 5 Days
January 7 – 8, February 18 – 19, and March 4, 2015


Please note:
This Litchfield training will be located at
Dreaming Summit Elementary School
13335 W. Missouri Avenue
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone: 623-547-1200
Participants will be eligible for 32.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person

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 note: Parking Available

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 7, 2015 - Jan 8, 2015
The Litchfield trainings will be held at
Dreaming Summit Elementary School
13335 West Missouri
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
Phone: 623-547-1200
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 8, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (High School)
Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (High School) on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8461789073567505664

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

Jan 8, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/8461789073567505664
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing and Solving Story Problems in K-2
This training will examine the progression of writing and solving story problems from kindergarten through 2nd grade with an emphasis on developing and extending student’s mathematical thinking. The problem types and expectations from the AZCCRS will be explored as will solution strategies students use to solve multiplication, division, and fraction problems.

Participants will receive a copy of the book, Introduction to Problem Solving, Second Edition, Grades K-2 by Susan O'Connell.

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 $45 per person (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Text Complexity
In this one hour web-in-hour overview of text complexity, participants will examine the three components of text complexity; the quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts.

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

Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 14, 2015
K-12 Professional Learning Center
99 East Virginia Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Learning Through Reading and Writing in Content Areas, K-12 (Two-Day Event)
Learning Through Reading and Writing in Content Areas, K-12
(Two-Day Event)
January 13, 2015 and February 19, 2015
(Both Days Required)

This training supports implementation of K-12 content standards for literacy, and addresses the AZCCRS instructional shifts and practices, by providing knowledge, strategies & skills that assist educators in developing 21st century literate citizens. Important 21st century skills require competent readers and writers, who are critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Participants will:
• identify and analyze instructional shifts in AZCCRS literacy standards
• develop an understanding of literacy
• identify differentiation methods
• understand reading and writing across content areas
• learn how to teach content through reading and writing
• understand the K-12 literacy/content continuum
To maximize workshop outcomes collaborative teams are strongly encouraged.

Registration Fee: $60 Book included.
If applicable indicate any particular content area of focus i.e. math, fine arts, social studies in your 'Title' description on the registration form.

Audience:
K-12 teachers (ESS, OELAS, special education, social studies, science, math, ELA, physical education, fine arts, specials, etc.), coaches, specialists, and directors. Collaborative teams highly encouraged.

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

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

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 13, 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
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (Grades 5-8)
Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (Grades 5-8) on Wednesday, January 14, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7938275303699573248

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

Jan 14, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/7938275303699573248
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 Thursday, January 15, 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 15, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6392893016548236032
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.

Thursday, January 15, 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:
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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link:
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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link:
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 15, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Dan Meyer- Intellectual Need in the Math Classroom
Dan Meyer will lead this session for middle and secondary math educators in grades 6-12. This experience is limited to 60 participants.

This experience has a limit of 3 people from a district and a limit of 2 people from a single school site.

For example School A wants to send 2 people from their school site, School A district can only send 1 more participant to this experience. Since this is limited to 60 participants, we want to make sure that as many schools/districts are represented.

Thank you for understanding.

We threaten and we persuade. We try to add real-world context to problems. In spite of our efforts, students often disengage from mathematics still. Dan Meyer will describe research-based methods for instilling in students a need for new learning. Participants will learn how to make the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in Mathematics modeling practice accessible to students, resulting in engagement and higher achievement.

As part of their work, the presenter and the participants will construct a website full of resources, including a document of 'rules for the road' – easily implemented techniques for putting students in that state of intellectual need. That website will remain online after Dan’s on-site work is complete.

An example can be found here: http://shrewsbury13.mrmeyer.com/

Laptops are highly recommended for attendance. BYOT!

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

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

Registration Cost is $125.00 per person

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration, but you MUST register online in order to reserve a place for the workshop.
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 16, 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 Rooms 102/103/104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
RTOP – Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol – Science Training
Participants will receive training on the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) specific to the content area of Science. The RTOP was developed as an observation instrument to provide a standardized means for detecting instructional indicators identified from research in science education and standards in science. The session includes an overview of the RTOP as well as opportunities to become familiar with the use of the instrument through watching and rating videotaped lessons. Although the RTOP can be used to observe K-12 science instruction, only elementary and middle school videos will be shown and rated during this workshop.

Participants will: Understand how to use/apply the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) to guide instructional improvement.

Who should attend: teachers, coaches, and administrators interested in learning about the RTOP; MSP Science grant designated RTOP observers

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 $25 per person.

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


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration, however, you MUST register online in order to reserve your place in the workshop.
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 20, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
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
 
Webinar: The Development of Number Sense in K-2
This webinar will focus on the learning trajectory stages that support and develop conceptual understanding of number in kindergarten through 2nd grade. This information will be helpful for students who don’t seem to be where they are ‘supposed’ to be at this time of the year. The mathematical practices and AZCCRS will be embedded throughout the presentation.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: The Development of Number Sense in K-2 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1759681861398825728

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

Jan 21, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1759681861398825728
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing In Mathematics - Grades K-5

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

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

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

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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


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

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

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

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

Participants must commit to:

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Registration Cost is $85 per person.

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

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

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

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions
Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions for the Classroom

Do you already know and love using Chrome as your browser but want more out of your relationship? In this Webinar we will investigate and explore varies Chrome extensions that can increase productivity in our students, our classroom as well as increase efficiency in using the Web.

Integrating Chrome extensions in the classroom can encourage students to create original works in innovative ways as well as plan, conduct and manage research using appropriate digital resources and tools.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1605025655702591744

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

Jan 22, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1605025655702591744
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing in Mathematics, Grades 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).

In this workshop participants will:
• Examine the benefits and purposes for writing in mathematics class,
• Explore opportunities to incorporate writing to support mathematical understanding,
• Discuss how to provide effective feedback on student writing.
• Demonstrate how leaning mathematics content through reading and writing supports the Literacy Standards for Science & Technical Subjects.

Participants will receive the book, Writing to Learn Mathematics: Strategies That Work, K-12, by Joan Countryman

Audience: Teachers, district professional development trainers, and coaches

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 22, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Making Sense of Science Facilitation Academy – Energy Course (Five-Day Event)
Making Sense of Science Facilitation Academy – Energy Course
This is a five-day event - January 26 through January 30, 2015
at Arizona Department of Education Main Office
1535 West Jefferson, Room 312, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Making Sense of Science Facilitation Academies follow a training-of-trainer model designed to prepare staff developers, district science leaders, and other teacher educators to effectively lead Making Sense of SCIENCE courses. This course and materials were developed by WestEd with support from the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. The instructors for this course will be WestEd facilitators.

The MSS approach develops teachers' content knowledge, instructional skills, and expertise through inquiry-based science learning, collaborative discussion, and a focus on literacy in science. This facilitation academy will provide you with the MSS Facilitator bundle that includes:

1. Facilitator Guide with support materials and detailed procedures that allow staff developers to successfully lead a course
2. Teacher Book with teaching, science, and literacy investigations, along with a follow-up component, Looking at Student Work™, designed to support ongoing professional learning communities, formative assessments for students
3. Two CDs with black line masters of all handouts and charts to support group discussion and sense making, course participation certificates, student work samples, and other materials that can be reproduced for use with teachers

The Making Sense of Science Energy course includes five sessions:
Session 1: What is Energy?
Session 2: Potential Energy
Session 3: Heat Energy
Session 4: Conservation of Energy
Session 5: Energy in Ecosystems

This workshop is for staff developers, district science leaders, and other teacher educators

Participants will be eligible for 40.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $1,800.00 per person.

Lunch will be provided.

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 on the roof level of the ADE parking garage adjacent to the 1535 West Jefferson building.

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 26, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
3rd Floor - Room 312
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Standards Based Math Stations 3-5
In this professional development, we will focus on extending the understanding of number (multiplication, division, and fractions) in grades 3-5 through standards-based math stations. Key components for creating, implementing, managing and assessing math stations will be discussed and developed throughout the day.

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

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

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 26, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
The Progression of Fraction Understanding Grades 3-6
This learning experience focuses on the pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach fraction understanding effectively in grades 3-6. Helping our students to reason and make sense of fractions is critical to mathematics in high school and beyond. We will examine the progression of fraction understanding in AZCCRS with tasks, strategies, and activities associated with this critical learning. Mathematical Practices, problem solving, and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) in Mathematics are embedded throughout this workshop.

Participants will receive the book, Putting Essential Understanding of Fractions into Practice , by Kathryn Chval, John Lannin, Dustin Jones, and Barbara Dougherty.

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 $45 per person (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 27, 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 100
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Grades 3-5 Writing - Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) Implementation
Grades 3-5 Writing -Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) Implementation

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

Target Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, coaches, specialists

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 28, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 102
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Engaging in Problem Solving in HS Algebra
Title and date change notice:
Previously a 2-day workshop titled
'Implementing Mathematics through Problem Solving in HS Algebra'
occurring on December 3, 2014 and January 28, 2015.

This workshop is now offered as a one-day event
'Engaging in Problem Solving in High School Algebra'
January 28, 2015.

This Mathematics professional development opportunity for high school educators is designed to assist educators in developing resources aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS).
• Identify the shifts in content across middle school and high school Algebra concepts
• Explore problem-based learning and integration of problem-solving
• Identify and analyze rich mathematical tasks
• Make connections among problem-solving, mathematical practices, and classroom culture

Cost $60.00, book included.

Audience: Teachers, district professional development trainers, and coaches.

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

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

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 28, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 101
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet AZCCRS with Diana Green
Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for Listening, Thinking, Speaking, Reading and Writing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $95 per person.

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



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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Jan 29, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor - Room 103-104
Registration closes on January 15th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction - Grades K-5
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviors and habits of mind of mathematically proficient students. Mathematically proficient students make sense of problems, reason, construct arguments, model, use tools, are precise, use structure, and look for regularity. The practices bridge content knowledge with application and understanding in mathematics. In order to effectively build that bridge educators need to experience these practices and investigate the implications for classroom instruction.

Participants will receive a book with their registration.

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 $40.00 per person (Includes Book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 2, 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 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction, 6-12
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviors and habits of mind of mathematically proficient students. Mathematically proficient students make sense of problems, reason, construct arguments, model, use tools, are precise, use structure, and look for regularity. The Practices bridge content knowledge with application and understanding in mathematics. In order to effectively build that bridge educators need to experience these Practices and investigate the implications for classroom instruction.

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

Be ready to work in collaborative groups.

Cost $45.00, book included

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

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

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 3, 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 101
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote
In this interactive Webinar participants will investigate and explore Evernote, the FREE App for the smartphone, tablet and computer. Evernote is more than a robust note taking App, Evernote provides users with the ability to store everything digital, including PDFs, voice recordings, videos, emails, notes, photos and so much more. Teachers can use Evernote to easily share content with students, plan digital-rich lessons or develop student eportfolios. Students can use Evernote to plan, archive and retrieve research and classwork; including voice notes and video. Evernote is an amazing digital tool for today's digital teacher and digital learner. Evernote can be described as the do anything, save anything and share anything App.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2784983051855475712

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

Feb 4, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2784983051855475712
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 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 5.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $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.


Contact:
Jenna Quarelli-Buck, jenna.quarelli-buck@azed.gov, 602.542.5461
or Frankie Sullivan, frankie.sullivan@azed.gov, 602.364.1802

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 4, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
EXTERNAL EVENT: Engineering Practices in the Secondary Science Classroom (Two-Day Event at ASU Tempe)
This is a two-day engineering workshop for Grades 6-12 math and science school teams
that will be held on
Saturday, February 7th and Saturday, February 21st
at the ASU Tempe campus ECG Rm 140.

The activities will introduce teachers to the practices of engineering design and mathematical modeling while they are immersed in an engineering experience. A focus will be on the role of engineers in designing product and services, the roles of experiments and computer modeling, how engineering is integral to science and mathematics, and how the engineering design process works. For more information, please see Attached Flyer.

Cost: $60 per person ($120/team)

In order to offer this workshop, we will need 15 math and science teacher teams
(consisting of a math teacher and a science teacher) to participate.


Teams must pre-register at http://goo.gl/forms/ZQyslchjnL to receive a Registration Code.
(Please enter your Registration Code in the 'Payment Number' field in the online registration process associated with this posting).
Registrations without a valid Registration Code are subject to cancellation.

Who should attend: Middle or high school teams comprised of one science and one math teacher.

Participants will be eligible for 16.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Lunch will be provided.

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.

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 7, 2015
Arizona State University, ECG Rm 140
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Writing in Mathematics Grades K-5
This 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 routine writing 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 (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 9, 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 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively (at Scottsdale School District) February, March, April 2015
This training will be held at the
Scottsdale School District Office
8500 East Jackrabbit Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
February 9-10, March 2-3, and April 8, 2015

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

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

This is a five-day training - Registrants Must Attend All 5 Days
February 9-10, March 2-3, and April 8, 2015


Please note: This training is located at:

Scottsdale School District Office
8500 East Jackrabbit Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250


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

Check –in begins at 8:00 AM
Training: 8:30 – 4:00
Registration Cost is $65.00

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 note: Parking is available at the District Office.

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 9, 2015 - Feb 10, 2015
Scottsdale School District Office
8500 East Jackrabbit Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Growing Leaders – Connecting Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation (Three-day Event)
Growing Leaders- Connecting instruction, assessment, and evaluation: Participants will explore, process, and synthesize the connections among instruction, assessment, and evaluation to create, analyze and/or enhance school/LEA action plans. The three day institute will provide instructional leaders an opportunity to work with other leaders and/or school teams to examine what classrooms look, sound, and feel like for college and career ready students.

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

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

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


Registration Fee: $50.00 (Covers all three days)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 10, 2015 - Feb 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
3rd floor - Room 311
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Standards Based Math Stations K-2
In this professional development, we will focus on the conceptual understanding of number in grades K-2 and how to assist in developing and supporting the learning through standards-based math stations. Key components for creating, implementing, managing and assessing math stations will be discussed and developed throughout the day. Participants will receive a copy of Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller.

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

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

Registration Cost is $45 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 10, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 102
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
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.

Thursday, January 15, 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:
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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link:
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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

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


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

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

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

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

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

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 18, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 4, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Overview of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in K-3
This webinar is an introduction to problem solving using Cognitively Guided Instruction practices and pedagogy. CGI emphasizes student’s mathematical thinking and intuitive understandings about number and mathematics. Problem types and expectations from the College and Career Ready Standards will be introduced and shared as well as beginning student solution strategies. The full two-day training will be in June 2015.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Overview of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in K-3 on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5999605406289174784

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

Feb 18, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5999605406289174784
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
DAY TWO: Learning Through Reading and Writing in Content Areas, K-12 (Two-Day Event)
Learning Through Reading and Writing in Content Areas, K-12
(Two-Day Event)
January 13, 2015 and February 19, 2015
(Both Days Required)

This training supports implementation of K-12 content standards for literacy, and addresses the AZCCRS instructional shifts and practices, by providing knowledge, strategies & skills that assist educators in developing 21st century literate citizens. Important 21st century skills require competent readers and writers, who are critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Participants will:
• identify and analyze instructional shifts in AZCCRS literacy standards
• develop an understanding of literacy
• identify differentiation methods
• understand reading and writing across content areas
• learn how to teach content through reading and writing
• understand the K-12 literacy/content continuum
To maximize workshop outcomes collaborative teams are strongly encouraged.

Registration Fee: $60 Book included.
If applicable indicate any particular content area of focus i.e. math, fine arts, social studies in your 'Title' description on the registration form.

Audience:
K-12 teachers (ESS, OELAS, special education, social studies, science, math, ELA, physical education, fine arts, specials, etc.), coaches, specialists, and directors. Collaborative teams highly encouraged.

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

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

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 19, 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
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Close Reading in the Classroom - AZCCRS ELA Phase II
This one day workshop focuses on close reading and the productive struggle that happens when students work with complex texts. Participants will learn strategies they can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine and phasing, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Writing will be touched upon and several videos will be viewed to see how close reading might look in a classroom. Participants will receive The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph - The Art of Close Reading by Paul and Elder and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $80 per person.

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


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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date. *At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The registration fee is $150.00.

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

Feb 24, 2015
Sponsored by Arizona K-12 Center
Held at Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
http://www.azk12.org/event/28678/details
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
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 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8481428549462208000

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

Feb 25, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/8481428549462208000
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing and Solving Story Problems in 3-5
This training will examine the progression of writing and solving story problems from 3rd through 5th grade with an emphasis on developing and extending student’s mathematical thinking. The problem types and expectations from the ACCRS will be explored as will solution strategies students use to solve multiplication, division, and fraction problems..

Participants will receive the book Introduction to Problem Solving, Second Edition, Grades 3-5, by Susan O'Connell.

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 $45 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 26, 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 100
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking Site Diigo
Ensuring students are digitally literate is extremely critical. Students need to be able to successfully navigate through their technological society, be equipped with the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas. Enter Diigo, a powerful Social Bookmarking tool that provides the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate and explore strategies to improve how their students organize, sort and share digital content such as YouTube videos, websites and other online resources with Diigo.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking Site Diigo on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/732419143169785344

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

Feb 26, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/732419143169785344
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Research, Information, and Writing Fluency: Developing Independent and Engaged Researchers and Writers
Research has always been a cornerstone of human learning and achievement. Teaching students to take control of their own research is critical if we want them to become independent, engaged, and active learners rather than passive receivers of information. How can we engage students in the research process so they see it as a relevant, transferable skill and not an assigned school task?

Students must be able to navigate, comprehend, and organize information confidently if we want them to participate in academic conversations and to create and defend sound arguments in a variety of disciplines and careers. This is especially important as we increase our demand for the solid incorporation of evidence and reasoning into student work in all content areas. Not only do students need to know how to strategically navigate and evaluate information from multiple media formats, they need to be able to use that media to strategically and collaboratively share information as well. Does how we teach 'research' need to change? How has it evolved?

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

PLEASE BRING A DEVICE TO DO RESEARCH!

Target Audience: Grades 4-12 classroom teachers.

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Feb 26, 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 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Developing Fluency with Multiplication for Grades 3-5
This learning experience focuses on the impact of modeling and representation on the understanding of major topics in grades 3-5 including multiplication and division. 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 (AZCCRS) are embedded throughout this workshop.

Participants will receive the book Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division by Susan O’Connell

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Mar 2, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $35 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Mar 3, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 102
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3783108711347612160

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

Mar 11, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/3783108711347612160
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 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, March 17, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/9097322186784242432

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

Mar 17, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/9097322186784242432
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
STEM 101 (Grades K-5)
As a nation, we need well-educated citizens in STEM fields. By integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics standards and practices students can gain a better understanding of the world they live in.

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Mar 18, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Problem-Solving (Cognitively Guided Instruction) for K-2 Teachers (Two-Day Event)
Problem-Solving (Cognitively Guided Instruction) for K-2 Teachers
Two-Day Event
March 24, 2015 and April 21, 2015


This two day training will be based on Cognitively Guided Instruction practices and pedagogy and will focus on problem types, addition and subtraction student strategies, and classroom implementation. Mathematical Practices and Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) will be embedded throughout the training. Participants will receive the newest book, Cognitively Guided Instruction, Second Edition, 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, March 24 and Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


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

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

Registration Cost is $45 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Mar 24, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Level II Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

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

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Mar 26, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2450769997017706240
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Making Sense of Science Facilitation Academy – Organisms Course (Grades K-8) Five-Day Event
Making Sense of Science Facilitation Academy – Organisms Course (Grades K-8)
This is a five-day event - March 30 through April 3, 2015
at Arizona Department of Education Main Office
1535 West Jefferson, Room 312, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Making Sense of Science Facilitation Academies follow a training-of-trainer model designed to prepare staff developers, district science leaders, and other teacher educators to effectively lead Making Sense of SCIENCE courses. This course and materials were developed by WestEd with support from the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. The instructors for this course will be WestEd facilitators.

The MSS approach develops teachers' content knowledge, instructional skills, and expertise through inquiry-based science learning, collaborative discussion, and a focus on literacy in science. This facilitation academy will provide you with the MSS Facilitator bundle that includes:

1. Facilitator Guide with support materials and detailed procedures that allow staff developers to successfully lead a course
2. Teacher Book with teaching, science, and literacy investigations, along with a follow-up component, Looking at Student Work™, designed to support ongoing professional learning communities, formative assessments for students
3. Two CDs with black line masters of all handouts and charts to support group discussion and sense making, course participation certificates, student work samples, and other materials that can be reproduced for use with teachers

The Making Sense of Science Organisms course includes five sessions:
Session 1: Biological Systems
Session 2: Producers
Session 3: Consumers
Session 4: Reproduction
Session 5: Cells

This workshop is for staff developers, district science leaders, and other teacher educators

Participants will be eligible for 40.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $1,800.00 per person.

Lunch will be provided.

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 on the roof level of the ADE parking garage adjacent to the 1535 West Jefferson building.

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 30, 2015 - Apr 3, 2015
Arizona Department of Education - Main Office
1535 West Jefferson, Third Floor - Room 312
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 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 - Spelling on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3029140602832713728

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

Mar 31, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/3029140602832713728
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Extending Fluency in K-2 through Understanding Equality and the Equal Sign
This training will focus on conceptual understanding of equality in grades K-2. We will learn how to develop and extend computational fluency using true/false number sentences, story problems, and relational thinking. ACCRS and Mathematical Practices will be embedded throughout this training. Participants will receive a copy of Thinking Mathematically: Integrating Arithmetic & Algebra in Elementary School by Megan Franke, Linda Levi, and Tom Carpenter

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 $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Mar 31, 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 101
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Geometry in Middle School, Grades 6-8
This full-day professional development will examine the progression of Geometry Standards in the middle-school grades as well as incorporating mathematical practices with the content. The conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency as well as application in the geometry standards will be evaluated with a plan to bring back to your classroom to teach these standards.

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.


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 31, 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 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 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, April 14, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1985075147422233344

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

Apr 14, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1985075147422233344
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 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 3:30 – 5:00 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1985893184073859584

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

Apr 23, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1985893184073859584
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
 
Writing in Mathematics Grades K-5
This 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 routine writing 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 - 3:30 pm

Registration Cost is $40 per person (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

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

Apr 23, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 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.

Thursday, January 15, 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:
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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link:
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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST

To register for The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link:
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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