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Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS)
 
Differentiating for ELLs Using an Individual Language Learner Plan (ILLP)
This workshop will focus on the ILLP as a plan to ensure teachers effectively differentiate for ELL students K-12. Information presented will include:
*Effective differentiation/instructional strategies for ELL students on ILLPs in mainstream classrooms
*Suitable accommodations for ELLs in mainstream classrooms
*Thoughtful selection of the performance indicators (skills) from the English Language Proficiency Standards to scaffold instruction
*Scheduling considerations when implementing ILLPs (secondary)

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 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.

Jul 14, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 100/101
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
ELL Coordinator Boot Camp
This training is designed for new ELL Coordinators and Administrators who implement ELL programs and will provide attendees with the information necessary to build a compliant and effective ELL program. This training will be basic and foundational; therefore, it is required that attendees have no more than two years experience working in this area.

Information regarding the following components / topics will be discussed:

• Structured English Immersion (SEI) Models
• English Language Proficiency Standards
• Classroom Structures (SEI vs. ILLP)
• ELL Forms and Documentation
• Title III
• Continuous Improvement Plans
• SEI Budget Process
• Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA)
• SAIS Data / ELL Reports
• Dual-Labeled English Language Learners
• Professional Development Offerings
• OELAS Website Review

This training will be strictly limited to ELL Coordinators with less than two years of experience in the position.

Please note: This training will be repeated in September.

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be included with the registration fee of $75.00. Registration will open at 8:00 AM. The meeting will start at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

Jul 15, 2015
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N. 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Differentiating for ELLs Using an Individual Language Learner Plan (ILLP)
This workshop will focus on the ILLP as a plan to ensure teachers effectively differentiate for ELL students K-12. Information presented will include:
*Effective differentiation/instructional strategies for ELL students on ILLPs in mainstream classrooms
*Suitable accommodations for ELLs in mainstream classrooms
*Thoughtful selection of the performance indicators (skills) from the English Language Proficiency Standards to scaffold instruction
*Scheduling considerations when implementing ILLPs (secondary)

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 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.

Jul 17, 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
 
Writing About Texts for ELL Students Grades K-2
This one-day Phase II workshop is designed for K-2 SEI classroom teachers, ELL coaches, and administrators. This session will explore research-based practices to reduce the constraints which challenge ELL students as writers. Writing About Texts focuses on enhancing the writing of English language learners with effective instructional practices while maintaining the relationship between AZCCRS and ELPS. Writing About Texts explores the connection between reading and writing skills. Participants will receive resources that support classroom implementation of the strategies provided.

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 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.

Jul 20, 2015
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
16th Floor, Room 100/101
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.

Jul 22, 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 for ELL Students Grades 3-8
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.

Jul 24, 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
 
Writing Foundations for SEI K-2 Teachers
This workshop will focus on evidence-based practices for foundational writing instruction (penmanship, spelling, punctuation, grammar application, and sentence construction) during the writing time allocation in K-2 Structured English Immersion classrooms. Connections will be made to the English Language Proficiency Standards and ELL research by Robin Scarcella, Carol Booth Olson, and Tina Matuchniak. This training is modeled after K-2 ELA training and includes the research noted in the text Best Practices in Writing Instruction edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald. Participants will receive a copy of the text to build knowledge of research, assessment, and instructional strategies for classroom implementation as well as identifying appropriate technology for early learners.

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.

Jul 28, 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.

Jul 30, 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
 
Listening and Speaking in the K-5 SEI Classroom
This session will focus on building teacher knowledge and skills for explicit instruction required for ELLs to develop productive and receptive language to be successful in the classroom. Teachers will understand the need for planning and strategic grouping for authentic engagement in structured conversations while using the English Language Proficiency Standards in the domain of listening and speaking to guide instruction. The training will demonstrate best practices for instruction from articulation to oral presentations while also considering the use of formative assessments. Participants will make connections to AZCCRS while building a foundation for ELLs.

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 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 a 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.

Aug 25, 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
 
Vocabulary in the K-5 SEI Classroom
This foundations workshop will focus on building teacher knowledge and skills for explicit vocabulary instruction for ELLs while also developing a personal awareness to academic register. Participants will understand the components of a vocabulary plan/routine and the connection to reading. Children at this age readily learn words from books read to them and books they read, as well as from the rich conversations about these texts. A critical component of vocabulary development is building rich and flexible word knowledge. This training will demonstrate best practices for instruction using ELP Standards from identifying meaning and usage of high frequency words to grade specific academic vocabulary. Participants will receive a vocabulary resource entitled: Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners by Michael F. Graves, Diane August, and Jeannete Mancilla-Martinez.

Registration cost is $45 per person. No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly. 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 85012
Fax to: 602-542-3050

Please note that we may need to cancel certain trainings due to low registration. In the event of a 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.

Aug 26, 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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