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Webinar: Math Problem Solving - Addition and Subtraction in K-2
This Webinar will examine addition and subtraction problem types from Table 1 from the AZCCRS. We will look at the development of solution strategies along with connections that students make in problem solving opportunities in the K-2 classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Problem Solving - Addition and Subtraction in K-2 on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3853632483791830272

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

Jul 29, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/3853632483791830272
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Math Problem Solving - Multiplication and Division in 3-5
This Webinar will examine multiplication and division problem types from Table 2 from the AZCCRS. We will look at the development of solution strategies along with connections that students make in problem solving opportunities in the 3-5 classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Problem Solving - Multiplication and Division in 3-5 on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1122609427628854016

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

Jul 30, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1122609427628854016
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources 9-12
This webinar is an overview of incorporating primary sources into your daily lessons. The first 30 minutes will be a review of text complexity. The next hour will focus on incorporating primary sources into bell-work, peer-peer activities and questioning.

This webinar is for the 9-12 grade-level bands.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

There is a MORNING webinar -AND- an AFTERNOON webinar on Thursday, July 31, 2014
MORNING webinar is at 9:30-11:00 am
AFTERNOON webinar is at 2:00-3:30 pm


To register for the MORNING Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources 9-12 at 9:30 am on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM MST (Phoenix time) go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4446687065027401984

To register for the AFTERNOON Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources 9-12 at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM MST (Phoenix time) go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8740284369539205632

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

Jul 31, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4446687065027401984
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Investigating Number Sense to Develop Conceptual Understanding, PreK, K, & 1st Grade
This mathematics professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing a deeper understanding of how young children learn mathematics. This workshop will focus on the Learning Trajectory stages that support and develop conceptual understanding through instructional tasks, mathematical practices, problem solving, and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS).

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

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Cost is $50 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. Registration and breakfast at 8:10am. Cost: $50 Breakfast and lunch included.

Jul 31, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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.

There is a MORNING webinar - AND - an AFTERNOON webinar on Tuesday, August 5, 2014
MORNING webinar is at 9:30 am
AFTERNOON webinar is at 3:00 pm


To register for the MORNING Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations-Handwriting Fluency at 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM MST (Phoenix time) go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2618844641426487552

To register for the AFTERNOON Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations-Handwriting Fluency at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM MST (Phoenix time) go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7385211055161037312

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

Aug 5, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/7385211055161037312
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
 
Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades 6-8
This webinar is an overview of incorporating primary sources into your daily lessons. The first 30 minutes will be a review of text complexity. The next hour will focus on incorporating primary sources into bell-work, peer-peer activities and questioning. This webinar is for the 6-8 grade level band.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Aug 6, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/428957227924837888
Event Times: 3:00:00 PM - 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.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations- Using Critical Thinking Skills to Enhance Spelling on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6911312747499830528

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

Aug 12, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6911312747499830528
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades 3-5
This webinar is an overview of incorporating primary sources into your daily lessons. The first 30 minutes will be a review of text complexity. The next hour will focus on incorporating primary sources into bell-work, peer-peer activities and questioning. This webinar is for the 3-5 grade level band.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades 3-5 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5722841832875630080

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

Aug 13, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/5722841832875630080
Event Times: 3:00:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA PART I - Overview and Dimensions
An introduction to the EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products.) The Tri-State Collaborative (comprised of educational leaders from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island) developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the rubric and its purposes: to provide clear, descriptive criteria for common core lessons/ units, to provide meaningful, constructive feedback to developers of lessons/units, identify lessons that can serve as models, and to provide a protocol for collegial review. We will also cover the four dimensions and the criteria in each.

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA PART I - Overview and Dimensions on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2501283758473883904

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

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

Aug 14, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2501283758473883904
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 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

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


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.

Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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

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

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

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

Aug 18, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Southwest corner of Central Avenue & Osborn Road
16th Floor - Room 100/101
Registration closes August 4th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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 the 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.

Registration fee is $115

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


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 will be $115 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.

Aug 19, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor Room 103-104
Registration will close on August 5th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Writing In Mathematics - Grades K-5

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

Breakfast and registration at 8:00 am


Cost will be $70.00 per person (includes book, breakfast, and lunch).

No PO number is 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

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

Event time: 8:30am-3:30pm.

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.

Aug 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 103/104
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Argument Literacy
This is a phase 2 English Language Arts (ELA) professional development opportunity that supports the content and instructional shifts that will impact classroom practice to ensure students are college and career ready.

There is no doubt that argument writing plays an important role in Arizona's Common Core Standards. But, what, exactly, does that mean? This one-day workshop is designed to build educator confidence about teaching and implementing argument writing in the ELA or content-area classroom. The workshop will introduce the following elements of Argument Literacy:
  • The Basics of Rhetoric
  • Building Blocks of Argumentation
  • Rhetorical Modes/Purposes
  • Effective use of evidence/Writing from Sources
  • Using Argument in the ELA/Content classroom
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 $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.

Aug 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue 16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 6th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades K-2
This webinar is an overview of incorporating primary sources into your daily lessons. The first 30 minutes will be a review of text complexity. The next hour will focus on incorporating primary sources into bell-work, peer-peer activities and questioning. This webinar is for the K-2 grade level band.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Integrating Social Studies Primary Sources Grades K-2 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1069928526453195776

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

Aug 20, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1069928526453195776
Event Times: 3:00:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing in Mathematics, 6-12
This Phase II professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing resources aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS).

In this workshop:
• 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 supports the Literacy Standards for Science & Technical Subjects

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 $30 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.

Aug 21, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Registration will close on August 7th

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Constructing Explanations and Arguing from Evidence in Middle School Science Classrooms
Research based practices for supporting grade 5-8 students in constructing explanations and arguing from evidence in science and for implementing the college and career readiness standards will be shared. The book, Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science by Katherine L. McNeill and Joseph S. Krajcik will be provided.

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

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

Registration Cost is $50 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 21, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Investigating Number Sense to Develop Conceptual Understanding, K-2
This mathematics professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing a deeper understanding of how young children learn mathematics. This workshop will focus on the Learning Trajectory stages that support and develop conceptual understanding through instructional tasks, mathematical practices, problem solving, and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AzCCRS).

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 $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 25, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103

Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 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.

Aug 25, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5333442093520944128
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
 
K-2 Writing Foundations
This professional development focuses on evidence based practices for foundational writing instruction (handwriting, spelling and sentence construction) in K-2 classrooms. This training is based on the work of numerous researchers, and the text, Best Practices in Writing Instruction edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald, which all participants will receive. Research, assessment of student skills, and best practice and instructional strategies for immediate use in classrooms will be included. Writing opinion as outlined in K-2 standards will be addressed as well as technology in writing instruction.

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

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 26, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 12th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Sentence Construction
This is the fourth in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this webinar we will focus on sentence construction and the research and best practice supporting instruction in sentence construction by Bruce Saddler in the book Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Participants will refresh their memory of simple sentences, compound subjects and predicates in simple sentences, compound sentences and sentence expansion leading up to complex sentences. Join us!

Consider viewing this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Sentence Construction on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4364678890827307520

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

Aug 27, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4364678890827307520
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA PART II - Guided Practice
Guided Practice using the EQuIP rubric on an 8th grade ELA Lesson. (It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that participants have attended EQuIP Part I - Overview and Dimensions)

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

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

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

Aug 28, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/7243241014071817728
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Social Studies Document Based Question Writing for Grades 6-12
This workshop provides secondary educators an opportunity to engage with document based questions for middle school and high school students. Participants will be able to develop text dependent questions and help students analyze and synthesize documents to develop an argument.

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

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

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 28, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 14th
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.

Sep 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5894985771570909952
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: From Keys To Literacy by Joan Sedita - The Key Comprehension Routine: Grades 4-12 - Karen Eades, Facilitator (Two-day Event)
The Key Comprehension Routine: (Grades 4-12) - This program embeds comprehension strategy instruction in all content areas with the use of existing reading and instruction material. The Key Comprehension Routine teaches students comprehension strategies for understanding and learning from an increasing 'staircase' of text complexity.

The Common Core Literacy Standards place significant emphasis on having teachers of all subjects and grades teach literacy skills. The Key Comprehension Routine provides instruction that all teachers can immediately use to teach these skills and activities:

• Comprehension skills: for close, analytic reading of both narrative and expository text
• Main idea skills: categorizing information and vocabulary, and identify/stating main ideas during reading
• Text structure knowledge: at the sentence, paragraph, and longer text levels
• Top-down topic webs: a flexible, foundational graphic organizer that can be used with all subjects
• Two-column notes: a note taking format supports active reading and that can be used for reading or lecture
• Summarizing: students comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information to develop a summary of the most important ideas in their own words
• Generating questions: students create and answer questions along a continuum of thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Cooperative learning: students learn, practice, and become independent with the comprehension strategies by working in whole group, small collaborative groups, and individually

When the program is adopted by a school or district, students learn a routine for active reading and writing that is consistent as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject.

Target Audience: Grades 4-6 elementary teachers, 7-12 content classroom teachers, and educators who provide support to struggling readers.

This is a two-day workshop. Both days are required.

Participants will be eligible for 12.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

Registration Cost is $195 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

Sep 3, 2014 - Sep 4, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 20th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction - Grades K-5 (Phase II)

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.

Please bring a fully charged laptop or mobile device and be ready to work in collaborative groups.

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 3, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 20th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 8, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 25th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Formative Assessment in the K-12 English Language Arts Classroom featuring Margaret Heritage
Formative Assessment in the K-12 English Language Arts Classroom featuring Margaret Heritage
This session focuses on the effective use of formative assessment to support student achievement of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). Through the use of video and artifacts, evidence-based strategies explored include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am

Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee is $110 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Sep 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/1152033458297752832
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am

Workshop: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee is $110 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 10, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes August 27th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

During this one-day session, participants will:

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

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

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


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

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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 15, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes September 1st
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Problem-Solving (Cognitively Guided Instruction) for K-2 Teachers (Two-Day Event)
This two-day workshop will be based on Cognitively Guided Instruction practices and pedagogy. This training will focus on problem types, addition and subtraction student strategies, and classroom implementation. Emphasis will be on analysis of student work, student interviews, Mathematical Practices, and integration of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). Participants will receive the book, Children's Mathematics Cognitively Guided Instruction by Thomas P. Carpenter, Elizabeth Fennema, Megan Franke, Linda Levi and Susan Empson.

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


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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 16, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Registration will close on September 2nd

Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 PM
 
Close Reading in the Classroom - AZCCRS ELA Phase II
This one day workshop focuses on close reading and the productive struggle that happens when students work with complex texts. Participants will learn strategies they can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine and phasing, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Writing will be touched upon and several videos will be viewed to see how close reading might look in a classroom. Participants will receive The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph - The Art of Close Reading by Paul and Elder and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $80 per person.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 17, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Registration will close on September 3rd

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively Training - Lake Havasu Fall 2014
Lake Havasu Fall 2014 - Teaching Reading Effectively Training
In support of A.R.S. 15-701 – Move On When Reading, A.R.S. 15-704 – AZ READS, and Arizona’s College and Career Readiness ELA standards, the Arizona Department of Education is providing Teaching Reading Effectively. This course is strongly aligned to the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards - ELA: Foundational Skills (K-5), Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text (K-5) and Language Standards (K- 5).
The content includes current research and evidence based practices that are necessary for the development of the technical skills of reading along with academic vocabulary and deep comprehension. Important components of an effective comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers, competent writers and critical thinkers are included in this material. While the training is designed for K-5 instruction, it provides excellent information for K-3 Teachers and Special Education Teachers K-12 implementing school and district literacy plans.

This is a five-day series.
Registrants Must Attend All 5 Days:
September 19th, October 1st, October 15th, October 29th, November 12th

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person.

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

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

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

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 19, 2014
Lake Havasu Unified School District Office
Educational Services Department
2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Registration closes September 5th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Handwriting Fluency
This one hour webinar is the second in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. This webinar will focus on the research and evidence that handwriting practice done in short intervals supports the acquisition of reading skills and promotes writing fluency. Similar to the idea of fluency in reading aids in comprehension of text, as young writers develop handwriting fluency, they can then focus their attention on generating and organizing ideas. Keyboarding skills will also be part of the discussion.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Sep 23, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4261444645066907392
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Evaluating Lessons & Units Aligned to AZCCRS Mathematics & ELA
This full-day workshop will provide educators with an opportunity to learn about and apply the EQuIP Rubric to instructional materials to see how well they align to the AZCCRS. This useful tool can be used both to evaluate current instructional materials used at a building or district, and provide guidance in developing new material. The EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products) for both ELA and Math are criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. Teachers, Coaches, Administrators, grades K-12 are welcome.

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

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

Registration Cost is $20 per person.

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


PO numbers are not required in order to complete registration.

Make checks /purchase orders payable to:
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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

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

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

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

Sep 30, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Southwest corner of Central Avenue & Osborn Road
16th Floor - Room 103
Registration closes September 16th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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


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


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

Oct 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet AZCCRS with Diana Green
Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for Listening, Thinking, Speaking, Reading and Writing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $95 per person.

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



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

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

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

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

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

Oct 8, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor - Room 103-104
Registration closes on September 24th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Modeling, Representing, and Achieving Fluency in Grades 3-6 (Two-day Event)

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

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

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

Cost: $75.00 per person (includes two books)

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


Make checks /purchase orders payable to:

Arizona Department of Education

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

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

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

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

Oct 15, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Two-day event: October 15 -and- November 17, 2014
Registration closes October 1, 2014
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Spelling
This one hour webinar is the third in a series of four webinars that focus on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this training we will look at the research and rationale for teaching spelling to support reading and writing. We will also look at research based best practice with students using critical thinking skills to increase spelling proficiency by focusing on the orthographic features in words. Participants will also receive a checklist to evaluate a spelling program and tables linking the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards to spelling.

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

Audience: Teachers and Coaches

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Oct 21, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2018470611217841664
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Writing In Mathematics - Grades K-5

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 23, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 104
Registration will close on October 9th

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations - Sentence Construction
This is the fourth in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this webinar we will focus on sentence construction and the research and best practice supporting instruction in sentence construction by Bruce Saddler in the book Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Participants will refresh their memory of simple sentences, compound subjects and predicates in simple sentences, compound sentences and sentence expansion leading up to complex sentences. Join us!

Consider viewing this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Nov 4, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/2474789926977452288
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 5, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes October 22nd
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
K-2 Writing Foundations
This professional development focuses on evidence based practices for foundational writing instruction (handwriting, spelling and sentence construction) in K-2 classrooms. This training is based on the work of numerous researchers, and the text, Best Practices in Writing Instruction edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald, which all participants will receive. Research, assessment of student skills, and best practice and instructional strategies for immediate use in classrooms will be included. Writing opinion as outlined in K-2 standards will be addressed as well as technology in writing instruction.

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

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 6, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes October 23rd
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

During this one-day session, participants will:

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

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

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


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

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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 12, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes October 29th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Close Reading of Science Text
Reasoning with complex text in science requires careful gathering of evidence from text and an understanding of the scientific ideas presented. This webinar will provide teachers an overview of the process of close reading and how to apply it within the science classroom.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Nov 13, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4183867502309703936
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Text Complexity Analysis-ELA
In this training participants will gain knowledge of the Informational and Literacy Text Complexity Analysis Worksheet and have the opportunity to practice evaluating text using it. This session will take a close look at the unique purposes of different types of texts found in the primary, intermediate and secondary grades. Instructional supports and scaffolding to support ELL, SPED and language deficient students will be included in the discussion.

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes November 6th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Achieving Fluency Through Number Sense Development, Grades K-2
This Phase II professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing a deep understanding of how young children learn mathematics. Participants will examine the Learning Trajectory stages that support and develop conceptual understanding leading up to, and including, fluency with addition and subtraction as indicated by the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking and Number and Operations in Base Ten Domains. Mathematical Practices, problem solving and the AzCCRS are embedded throughout this workshop.

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (Includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: Close Reading
This one hour webinar is intended for teachers, trainers, coaches, specialists and provides a brief history and connection between Close Reading and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.

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

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

Please download all attached materials and be familiar with them.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Dec 2, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6314707843147950336
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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


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


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

Dec 9, 2014
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Reading Effectively Training - Lake Havasu Winter 2014
Lake Havasu Winter 2014 - Teaching Reading Effectively Training
In support of A.R.S. 15-701 – Move On When Reading, A.R.S. 15-704 – AZ READS, and Arizona’s College and Career Readiness ELA standards, the Arizona Department of Education is providing Teaching Reading Effectively. This course is strongly aligned to the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards - ELA: Foundational Skills (K-5), Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text (K-5) and Language Standards (K- 5).
The content includes current research and evidence based practices that are necessary for the development of the technical skills of reading along with academic vocabulary and deep comprehension. Important components of an effective comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers, competent writers and critical thinkers are included in this material. While the training is designed for K-5 instruction, it provides excellent information for K-3 Teachers and Special Education Teachers K-12 implementing school and district literacy plans.

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

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person.

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

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

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

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 10, 2014
Lake Havasu Unified School District Office
Educational Services Department
2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Registration closes December 1st
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 8, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes December 26, 2014.
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Text Complexity
In this one hour web-in-hour overview of text complexity, participants will examine the three components of text complexity; the quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts.

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

Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Jan 13, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/4657992309717406208
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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


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


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

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

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


Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Jan 21, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5333442093520944128
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
 
Writing In Mathematics - Grades K-5

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $40 per person (includes book)

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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


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

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

Jan 22, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5894985771570909952
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet AZCCRS with Diana Green
Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards for Listening, Thinking, Speaking, Reading and Writing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $95 per person.

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



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

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

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

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

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

Jan 29, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor - Room 103-104
Registration closes on January 15th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
K-2 Writing Foundations
This professional development focuses on evidence based practices for foundational writing instruction (handwriting, spelling and sentence construction) in K-2 classrooms. This training is based on the work of numerous researchers, and the text, Best Practices in Writing Instruction edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald, which all participants will receive. Research, assessment of student skills, and best practice and instructional strategies for immediate use in classrooms will be included. Writing opinion as outlined in K-2 standards will be addressed as well as technology in writing instruction.

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

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

Registration Cost is $60 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 10, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes January 27, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Argument Literacy
This is a phase 2 English Language Arts (ELA) professional development opportunity that supports the content and instructional shifts that will impact classroom practice to ensure students are college and career ready.

There is no doubt that argument writing plays an important role in Arizona's Common Core Standards. But, what, exactly, does that mean? This one-day workshop is designed to build educator confidence about teaching and implementing argument writing in the ELA or content-area classroom. The workshop will introduce the following elements of Argument Literacy:
  • The Basics of Rhetoric
  • Building Blocks of Argumentation
  • Rhetorical Modes/Purposes
  • Effective use of evidence/Writing from Sources
  • Using Argument in the ELA/Content classroom
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 $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.

Feb 11, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue 16th floor - Room 104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes January 28th, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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


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


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

Feb 11, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review
In this 90 minute whirlwind tour of the major components found in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards participants will review topics such as; Instructional Shifts, Close Reading, Text Complexity, Text Dependent Questions, Argument Literacy, Discipline Literacy, the Instructional Practices Guides, and the EQUiP Rubric which can be used to evaluate lessons and units for alignment to the standards. Participants will receive general information about each topic and where they might go for further in-depth instruction and resources. This webinar is appropriate for any Arizona educator. Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or small groups in order to enhance discussion. Please download and print materials prior to attending the webinar

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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

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

Feb 17, 2015
https://student.gototraining.com/r/6490579126057260544
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

During this one-day session, participants will:

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

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

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


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

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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $80 per person.

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


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

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

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

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

Feb 24, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 10th
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12
Academic and Argument Writing: Entering the Conversation - Grades 6-12 will address the challenges of effective writing instruction required by the Arizona Standards. This training will utilize some of the approaches found in They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. Each participant will also receive a copy of the book.

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

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

Registration Cost is $25 per person.

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


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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 3, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 17th
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Special Engagement: Using Socratic Seminar to Meet the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Diana Green Level II
Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of substantive text and works of quality by a group of students /participants facilitated by a teacher or leader. The main goal is for students to build a conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking and answering questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other in order to make meaning. The Level II session of Socratic Seminar will build on the basic seminar skills from the first session as we delve deeper into ideas and values, complexity and challenge, and relevance to the curriculum.

During this one-day session, participants will:

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

It is highly recommended that participants attend a Level I course and have some classroom experience implementing Socratic Seminars before attending a Level II session.

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

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


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

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

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

Registration Cost is $65 per person.

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

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix AZ 85007

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 26, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103/104
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes March 12, 2015
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 1: What is Science?; Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science?
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community; and
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Cost is $95 per person.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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