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Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS)
 
Webinar: Using Grammar Rules as Writing Tools: The Perfect Verb Tenses
This webinar will provide 3rd-5th grade teachers of ELL students with strategies to apply the perfect verb tenses as useful writing tools. Participants will explore grammar instruction that aligns with the English Language Proficiency Standards, promotes metacognition, and is supported by the use of mentor texts.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of professional development credit.

To register for Webinar: Using Grammar Rules as Writing Tools: The Perfect Verb Tenses on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:30PM - 5:00PM, go to:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7117129236511325698

Apr 21, 2015
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7117129236511325698
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 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.

Cancellations 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. Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the event start date.

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
 
Webinar: Using Grammar Rules as Writing Tools: The Progressive Verb Tenses
This webinar will provide 3rd-5th grade teachers of both mainstream and ELL students with strategies to apply the progressive verb tenses as useful writing tools. Participants will explore grammar instruction that aligns with the AZ College and Career Ready Standards and the English Language Proficiency Standards, promotes metacognition, and is supported by the use of mentor texts.

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of professional development credit.

To register for Webinar: Using Grammar Rules as Writing Tools: The Progressive Verb Tenses on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 3:30PM - 5:00PM, go to:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7226453677661105154

May 5, 2015
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7226453677661105154
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 5:00:00 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
 
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 14, 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
 
Webinar: Technology Integration in the SEI Classroom: Digital Collaboration with Digital Tools
How can technology integration foster collaboration, communication, and creativity in the SEI classroom? This webinar will focus on how digital tools can be utilized to support instruction and best practices within the 4-hour SEI Model. In this interactive webinar, participants will investigate and explore how Lino can be used in writing instruction. Lino is a FREE digital tool that is user friendly and can support the beginning steps of the writing process which include generating, organizing, maintaining, and evaluating ideas.

Please be sure to review the Webinar materials in your email after you have registered. Participant is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit.

To register for Webinar: Technology Integration in the SEI Classroom: Digital Collaboration with Digital Tools on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:00AM - 11:00AM MST, go to:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/9011809871968494081

Jun 9, 2015
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/9011809871968494081
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 PM
 
Webinar: Technology Integration in the SEI Classroom: Digital Collaboration with Digital Tools
How can technology integration foster collaboration, communication, and creativity in the SEI classroom? This webinar will focus on how digital tools can be utilized to support instruction and best practices within the 4-hour SEI Model. In this interactive webinar, participants will investigate and explore how Lino can be used in writing instruction. Lino is a FREE digital tool that is user friendly and can support the beginning steps of the writing process which include generating, organizing, maintaining, and evaluating ideas.

Please be sure to review the Webinar materials in your email after you have registered. Participant is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit.

To register for Webinar: Technology Integration in the SEI Classroom: Digital Collaboration with Digital Tools on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 3:30PM - 4:30PM MST, go to:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8583468729089292545

Jun 9, 2015
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8583468729089292545
Event Times: 3:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Close Reading in the 3-12 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 use modeling and various activities to demonstrate a close reading routine teachers can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Participants will also learn methodologies to support classroom discussion and writing about text. The workshop will focus on the research of Fillmore and Kinsella in addition to 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.

Registration cost is $50 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.

Jun 15, 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
 
Grammar Foundations Series Part I of II
Demonstrating command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking are essential components of the ELP Language Standards. This one-day workshop will focus on building teacher knowledge of basic grammar terms, grammatical structures, and grammar instruction. By the end of the course you should be able to:
• use English grammar terms more confidently
• understand the form, meaning and use of a variety of grammar structures
• reflect upon your awareness of language

Participants will receive a copy of Painless Grammar by Rebecca Elliott, Ph.D.

Registration cost is $30 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.

Jun 18, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 103
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Grammar Foundations Series Part II of II
This workshop is a continuation of the Grammar Foundations series and will build upon a teacher’s grammar knowledge and skills. The training will introduce additional grammar terms, grammatical structures, and grammar instruction beyond what was shared in Grammar Foundations Part I. Participants will: • locate grammar skills in the ELP Language Standards
• receive instructional strategies on how to explicitly teach the 8 parts of speech (including sub-category) and sentence construction
• explore more complex skills with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns
• understand the form, meaning and use of a variety of grammar structures
• reflect upon personal awareness of language
• use English grammar terms more confidently
A grammar text resource will be provided to participants.

Registration cost is $30 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.

Jun 19, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 103
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Taking Grammar to Writing: Write Now! for Grades 3-12
This one-day foundations workshop is designed for 3-12 SEI classroom teachers, ELL coaches, and administrators and will promote basic writing instruction anchored in the English Language Proficiency Standards. Building upon explicit grammar instruction provided in the Grammar Block, this training will focus on the skills necessary to move students from writing individual words to crafting a cohesive paragraph in the Writing Block.

Registration cost is $20 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


Jun 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
 
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.

Jun 26, 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
 
Verb Tense Study
This workshop will focus on Verb Tense Study as a methodology that provides K-12 SEI Teachers with a way to explicitly teach verb tenses, identified in the English Language Proficiency Standards, during the SEI Models Grammar block. Verb tenses are critical for English language learners and their acquisition of the English language and ultimately reading comprehension and academic writing. Whether you are familiar with the Verb Tense Study or a newcomer, participants will receive explicit instruction and practice in order to immediately begin this methodology upon returning to the classroom. Additionally, trainers will demonstrate how math, science, or social studies content can be used in instruction of this very powerful methodology. Participants will be provided with a grammar resource entitled: The Painless, Plan-less Grammar Guide by Janelle Cameron and Kevin Clark.

Registration cost will be $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, 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.

Jun 29, 2015
The Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central; Phoenix, AZ 85012;
16th floor, Room 103
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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