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Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS)
 
Using Grammar Rules as Writing Tools
This workshop will provide 3rd - 5th grade SEI teachers with strategies to teach grammar rules as a useful writing tool. Participants will explore grammar instruction that aligns with the English Language Proficiency Standards, promotes metacognition, and is supported by the use of mentor texts. Participants will be provided with a resource entitled, 'The Common Core Grammar Toolkit' by Sean Ruday. This workshop will be followed up by a webinar series that will reinforce the material presented as well as introduce additional strategies.

Registration cost is $55 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are a variety of eating establishments within walking distance. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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

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

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

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

Mar 18, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 104
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
SEI 45 Hour Completion Course
Registration is now open for the SEI 45 Hour Completion Course offered through IDEAL. The course will run from March 23, 2015 to May 17, 2015. The Completion course is the second part of the complete SEI endorsement requirement. Successful completion of this course, in addition to a Provisional or Augmented Provisional SEI Endorsement, fulfills the requirements for the SEI Completion Endorsement. The eight week course is $85 and is entirely online.

To register for this online course, please visit https://www.ideal.azed.gov.

Mar 23, 2015 - May 17, 2015
https://www.ideal.azed.gov
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Oral Conversation and Vocabulary in the 6-12 SEI Classroom
This session will focus on building teacher knowledge utilizing the ELP Standards to plan explicit instruction within the Oral English Conversation and Vocabulary block. This training will demonstrate the essential components of effective vocabulary rountines. Participants will explore the skills necessary for students to develop productive and receptive language through engaging and authentic activities. Additionally, participants will reflect on current practices and identify essential connections to the AZCCRS.

Registration cost is $45 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are a variety of eating establishments within walking distance. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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

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

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

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

Mar 25, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 104
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Close Reading in the K-2 SEI Classroom
This Phase II training will address the Instructional Shifts in ELA that will impact the instruction for English language learners. The workshop will model and use various activities to demonstrate a close reading as an instructional support and practice routines that teachers can use with all proficiency levels. Participants will gain understanding of text complexity and text selection appropriate for close reading and writing and how to recognize text dependent questions. The workshop will focus on the research of Fisher, Frey, Fillmore, and Kinsella. Participants will receive an informational text for use in classroom instruction.

Registration cost is $60 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are a variety of eating establishments within walking distance. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase orders or payments should be sent to:

The Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #31
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax to: 602-542-3050

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

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

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

Apr 1, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 104
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Looking Closely at Narrative Text
This workshop will support 3rd - 8th grade SEI teachers in preparing instruction that provides strategies for students to better analyze, respond to, and create narrative text. Participants will use the English Language Proficiency Standards as a guide to explore the features, structures, context, and language of narratives. Participants will be provided with a resource entitled, 'Notice and Note' by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst.

Registration cost is $55 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are a variety of eating establishments within walking distance. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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

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

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

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

Apr 7, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 100
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Practitioners of English Language Learning (PELL)
The Practitioners of English Language Learning (PELL) meeting is an opportunity for all stakeholders involved in the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) in Arizona. This full day event will include a general session for the dissemination of timely information relevant to ELL education as well as smaller, collaborative sessions on topics of interest. This training always offers excellent opportunities to network and learn from colleagues.

Breakfast, snacks and lunch will be included with the registration fee of $75.00. Registration will open at 8:30 am. The meeting will start at 9:00 am.

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

May 1, 2015
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N. 25th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: 602-944-0569
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Writing from Sources for ELL Students Grades 6-12: Phase II
This one-day Phase II workshop is designed for SEI classroom teachers for grades 6-12, ELL coaches, and administrators. This session will explore research-based practices to reduce the constraints which challenge ELL students as writers. This workshop will explore in depth the effective use of evidence to form and support an argument in the SEI / ELA classroom by maintaining the relationship between AZCCRS and ELPS. Participants will receive Best Practices in Writing Instruction with emphasis on research by Tim Shanahan, Carol B. Olson, Robin Scarcella, and Tina Matuchniakl.

Registration cost is $55 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are a variety of eating establishments within walking distance. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

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

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

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

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

May 5, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 101
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Multisensory Grammar
This session will provide Mainstream K-3 teachers, ELL teachers, special education teachers, interventionists, reading teachers and coaches the basic knowledge of the parts of speech (grammar) and the essential structure of a sentence (syntax). Color coding is used to introduce and reinforce the parts of speech. Hands-on activities further students' understanding and sentence pattern cards help with sentence composition, length, and complexity.

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

Registration cost is $60 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. There are a variety of eating establishments within walking distance. Cancellation must be received in writing a minimum of one week prior to the event. After that date, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Purchase orders or payments should be sent to:

The Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #31
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax to: 602-542-3050

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


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

Onsite registration will open at 8:00 am.

May 12, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 100
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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