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2014-15 Regional Collaboration Meeting on Autism Spectrum Disorders
This meeting will focus on sharing the skills and practices that are important for improving outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This one day meeting will include time for professional development, building shared understanding, and collaboration to build the capacity of districts and regions to support families and individuals with autism.

The meeting will include:
• Specific and timely information obtained during state and national presentations designed to develop the capacity of all education service providers
o DSM V, Paraprofessional Staff Training, Eligibility Determination, ABA news
• Team practice sessions to refine behavior analysis and behavior plan development skills
o Hypothesis Behavior Pathway and behavior challenges in the classroom
• Next Generation Autism PD—Need input on:
o Needs Assessments, Demonstration Site Definition, Web Resources

Regional Schedule
Phoenix Area
September 9, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Carnegie Library
1101 West Washington St
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Tucson Area
September 16, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Vail School District Office
13801 E. Benson Highway
P.O. Box 800
Vail, AZ 85641

Yuma Area
September 30, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Gadsden School District
Exact location to be determined
October 7, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM

Bullhead City Area
Bullhead City School District Office
1004 Hancock Rd., Bullhead City, AZ 86442

There is no cost This training is only for those who have participated in an ASD grant in the past.

Sep 9, 2014
Phoenix Area
Carnegie Library
1101 West Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Sep 9, 2014
Cochise County (Part 1)
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Apache Middle School Library
3305 Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Sep 10, 2014

Cochise County (Part 2)
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Apache Middle School Library
3305 Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Sep 11, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Tucson (afternoon session 1pm - 3pm)
400 W. Congress Ste 158
Tucson, AZ 85701
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Sep 11, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Tucson (morning session 9am - 11am)
400 W. Congress Ste 158
Tucson, AZ 85701
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
2014-15 Regional Collaboration Meeting on Autism Spectrum Disorders
This meeting will focus on sharing the skills and practices that are important for improving outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This one day meeting will include time for professional development, building shared understanding, and collaboration to build the capacity of districts and regions to support families and individuals with autism.

The meeting will include:
• Specific and timely information obtained during state and national presentations designed to develop the capacity of all education service providers
o DSM V, Paraprofessional Staff Training, Eligibility Determination, ABA news
• Team practice sessions to refine behavior analysis and behavior plan development skills
o Hypothesis Behavior Pathway and behavior challenges in the classroom
• Next Generation Autism PD—Need input on:
o Needs Assessments, Demonstration Site Definition, Web Resources

Regional Schedule
Phoenix Area
September 9, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Carnegie Library
1101 West Washington St
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Tucson Area
September 16, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Vail School District Office
13801 E. Benson Highway
P.O. Box 800
Vail, AZ 85641

Yuma Area
September 30, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Gadsden School District
Exact location to be determined
October 7, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM

Bullhead City Area
Bullhead City School District Office
1004 Hancock Rd., Bullhead City, AZ 86442

There is no cost This training is only for those who have participated in an ASD grant in the past.

Sep 16, 2014
Tucson Area
Vail School District Office
13801 E. Benson HighwayP.O. Box 800
Vail, AZ 85641
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Sep 17, 2014

Mohave County (Part 1)
Kingman Unified School District
Board Room
3033 McDonald Ave.
Kingman, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Multi- Tier Behavior Supports Year 1, 2014-2015

Purpose:

Multi-Tier Behavior Supports is a three-year training that will assist school teams with the development of a school-wide approach for positive behavior management practices. This training is based on School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SW-PBIS) evidence-based elements.

Eligibility:

Preference will be given to district teams. The six-person district team should consider including:

  • Special education director
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Behavior specialist

School teams may also apply. The school team would require representation from the following staff members:

  • Building administrator
  • General education teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Specials teacher (library, computer, P.E., etc.)
  • District level administrator

    Year One—Tier 1 Outcomes:

    • Ascertain site behavior management needs using school data, surveys from vested parties (staff, students, parents), and determinations of teacher efficacy
    • Apply instructional and environmental management techniques
    • Identify the importance and benefit of positive versus punitive behavior management practices
    • Implement evidence-based, school-wide, classroom- and specific-setting universal behavioral supports

      Year One training dates: September 18-19, 2014, November 20-21, 2014, February 19-20, 2015

      Event times – Day 1 & 2: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

      Cost: Year One–$620 per team member, Year Two–Grant funded, Year Three–Grant Funded

      *Teams must be comprised of exactly 6 team members*

      Breakfast and lunch provided.

      Contact Information: Celeste Nameth, Program Specialist: 602-542-5445 or via email: celeste.nameth@azed.gov

Sep 18, 2014 - Feb 20, 2015

Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
1600 South 52nd St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Sep 18, 2014

Mohave County (Part 2)
Kingman Unified School District
Board Room
3033 McDonald Ave.
Kingman, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Sep 19, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Phoenix (afternoon session 1pm-3pm)
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Sep 19, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Phoenix (morning session 9am-11am)
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Directors Institute 2014 – Twenty-Five Years of Excellence
The Directors Institute 2014: Twenty-Five Years of Excellence will be held September 22–September 24, 2014, at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel. Sessions will cover a range of topics and current issues facing special education directors in Arizona. Participants will receive updates on federal and state requirements, and will be able to access hands-on resources that can be used immediately.

Conference Schedule: Monday: 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–3:40 p.m.; Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

All registrations include participation over the entire three-day conference; no one- or two-day registrations are available. Early Bird Registration begins June 1 and continues through June 30, 2014, at $300 per participant. Standard registration begins July 1 and continues until August 22, 2014, at $325 per participant. Beginning August 23, 2014, and space permitting, registration will increase to $350 per participant. Space is limited—please register as soon as possible.

Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your registration is not complete. Confirmation numbers are not a guarantee of admittance. Please advise ADE of any cancellations or substitutions by September 1, 2014. Payment is accepted by check or money order only. Contact Rocio Munoz via phone at (602) 542-0610 or via email at rocio.munoz@azed.gov. Two weeks prior to the conference, all paid, registered attendees will receive information on how to access all printed material.

Additional Information

Directors Institute website click here

For detailed conference information contact:
Linda Mosteller
Phone: 602-542-4469
Email: linda.mosteller@azed.gov

Payment
Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Rocio Munoz
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Please be prompt in informing your business office of your registration. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW.

Purchase orders sent by fax WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS NUMBER ONLY: 602-542-5404

For questions regarding registration, please contact:
Rocio Munoz
Phone: 602-542-0610
Email: rocio.munoz@azed.gov

Hotel Information
Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
(623) 937-3700

To reserve rooms, Click here or when calling hotel ask for the ESS Directors Institute or Arizona Department of Education group.

Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014

Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ½-day (3.5 hour) course introduces participants, especially general educators, special educators, coaches, trainers and parents, to the concept of mild brain injury (mTBI). Content will address types of mild brain injuries and causes as well as the implications of injury on normal brain-behaviors. In addition, the workshop will focus participants on how to successfully return students to the learning environment after concussion. The format will include short lecture segments with open discussion and a 20-minute video segment addressing the need for concussion/mild brain injury prevention.

Sep 23, 2014

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ½-day (3.5 hour) course introduces participants, especially general educators, special educators, coaches, trainers and parents, to the concept of mild brain injury (mTBI). Content will address types of mild brain injuries and causes as well as the implications of injury on normal brain-behaviors. In addition, the workshop will focus participants on how to successfully return students to the learning environment after concussion. The format will include short lecture segments with open discussion and a 20-minute video segment addressing the need for concussion/mild brain injury prevention.

Sep 23, 2014

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 12:30:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Sep 25, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Flagstaff (afternoon session 1pm-3pm)
3100 N. West St. Ste 300
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Sep 25, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Flagstaff (morning session 9am- 11am)
3100 N. West St. Ste 300
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
2014-15 Regional Collaboration Meeting on Autism Spectrum Disorders
This meeting will focus on sharing the skills and practices that are important for improving outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This one day meeting will include time for professional development, building shared understanding, and collaboration to build the capacity of districts and regions to support families and individuals with autism.

The meeting will include:
• Specific and timely information obtained during state and national presentations designed to develop the capacity of all education service providers
o DSM V, Paraprofessional Staff Training, Eligibility Determination, ABA news
• Team practice sessions to refine behavior analysis and behavior plan development skills
o Hypothesis Behavior Pathway and behavior challenges in the classroom
• Next Generation Autism PD—Need input on:
o Needs Assessments, Demonstration Site Definition, Web Resources

Regional Schedule
Phoenix Area
September 9, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Carnegie Library
1101 West Washington St
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Tucson Area
September 16, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Vail School District Office
13801 E. Benson Highway
P.O. Box 800
Vail, AZ 85641

Yuma Area
September 30, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Gadsden School District
Exact location to be determined
October 7, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM

Bullhead City Area
Bullhead City School District Office
1004 Hancock Rd., Bullhead City, AZ 86442

There is no cost This training is only for those who have participated in an ASD grant in the past.

Sep 30, 2014
Yuma Area
Gadsden School District
Exact location to be determined
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Breaking the Code: Deciphering the Discipline Procedures in the IDEA
This comprehensive half-day training is designed as an interactive experience for participants to learn the ins and outs of the discipline procedures outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It’s a perfect training for any administrators, special educators, and others who are involved in disciplining students with disabilities and who want to make sure they are following the law.

The presenters will reinforce what you know, introduce you to what you don’t know, and challenge what you thought you knew.

Institute presenters will be Kacey Gregson, attorney and Director of Dispute Resolution for the Arizona Department of Education, and Shannon Chavez, special education teacher and Arizona Department of Education Corrective Action Compliance Monitor.

Event Dates:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Flagstaff
Friday, October 3, 2014 Phoenix

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

Registration: 7:30 a.m. Event time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Event Location:
Flagstaff-Arizona Department of Education 3100 N. West Street 3300 Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phoenix-Arizona Department of Education 1535 West Jefferson Phoenix, AZ 85007 room 311

Cost: Free Each training will require a minimum of twenty attendees to avoid cancellation.

Registration Deadline: August 29, 2014

Contact Information:
Linda Mosteller
linda.mosteller@azed.gov
602-542-4469

Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your registration was not completed.

Oct 3, 2014
Phoenix-Arizona Department of Education 1535 West Jefferson Phoenix, AZ 85007 room 311
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Oct 6, 2014

Yuma County (Part 1)
Yuma Union High School District
Vista South
221 E. 26th Place
Yuma, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
2014-15 Regional Collaboration Meeting on Autism Spectrum Disorders
This meeting will focus on sharing the skills and practices that are important for improving outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This one day meeting will include time for professional development, building shared understanding, and collaboration to build the capacity of districts and regions to support families and individuals with autism.

The meeting will include:
• Specific and timely information obtained during state and national presentations designed to develop the capacity of all education service providers
o DSM V, Paraprofessional Staff Training, Eligibility Determination, ABA news
• Team practice sessions to refine behavior analysis and behavior plan development skills
o Hypothesis Behavior Pathway and behavior challenges in the classroom
• Next Generation Autism PD—Need input on:
o Needs Assessments, Demonstration Site Definition, Web Resources

Regional Schedule
Phoenix Area
September 9, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Carnegie Library
1101 West Washington St
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Tucson Area
September 16, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Vail School District Office
13801 E. Benson Highway
P.O. Box 800
Vail, AZ 85641

Yuma Area
September 30, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM
Gadsden School District
Exact location to be determined
October 7, 2014
8:00AM-3:00PM

Bullhead City Area
Bullhead City School District Office
1004 Hancock Rd., Bullhead City, AZ 86442

There is no cost This training is only for those who have participated in an ASD grant in the past.

Oct 7, 2014
Bullhead City Area
Bullhead City School District Office
1004 Hancock Rd.,
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Oct 7, 2014

Yuma County (Part 2)
Yuma Union High School District
Vista South
221 E. 26th Place
Yuma, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Facilitated IEP Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to bring facilitated individualized education program (IEP) trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year.

IEP facilitation is a student focused process in which a trained individual (facilitator) assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student.

The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training is designed to teach these three components.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

August 19 - 20 - Mohave County
September 4 - 5 - Pinal County
September 9 - 10 - Yuma County
October 15 - 16 - Yavapai County
October 28 - 29 - Apache County
November 4 - 5 - Navajo County
December 2 - 3 - Cochise County

(Breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Yavapai County Educational Service Agency
2970 Centerpointe East Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oct 17, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Flagstaff (afternoon session 1pm-3pm)
3100 N. West St. Ste 300
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oct 17, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Flagstaff (morning session 9am- 11am)
3100 N. West St. Ste 300
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Oct 20, 2014

Pima County (Part 1)
Sunnyside Unified School District
Palo Verde Training Room
2238 E. Ginter Red.
Tucson, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oct 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Phoenix (afternoon session 1pm-3pm)
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oct 20, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Phoenix (morning session 9am-11am)
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Oct 21, 2014

Pima County (Part 2)
Sunnyside Unified School District
Palo Verde Training Room
2238 E. Ginter Rd.
Tucson, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Simple AT Solutions
'AT Solutions in Minutes' with Therese Willkomm, PhD. Dr. Willkomm is an occupational therapist who is known as 'the MacGyver of AT'- and after spending a day with her, you will know why! Dr. Willkomm will discuss and demonstrate DIY assistive technology projects that can be made quickly and inexpensively using common materials you can find at your local hardware store, including PVC pipe, corrugated plastics, new Velcro materials, and double sided tapes.

Oct 24, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson 3rd Flr
Phoenix AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oct 24, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Tucson (afternoon session 1pm - 3pm)
400 W. Congress Ste 158
Tucson, AZ 85701
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oct 24, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Tucson (morning session 9am - 11am)
400 W. Congress Ste 158
Tucson, AZ 85701
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
LETRS – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling
Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Student Services is bringing LETRS training to Arizona. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) training is an intensive professional development opportunity that increases teacher knowledge of literacy. LETRS training gives teachers the essential skills and knowledge needed to implement any literacy program with confidence and success. Participants are provided with comprehensive and practical knowledge of how children learn to read, write, and spell and how they can use this knowledge to improve and focus instruction.

For information on the LETRS TOT (training of trainers) Institute, please Click here.


All registrations include participation in all modules, 1 - 9. No separate module registration is available.
Registration is $1399.00 and includes module books and handouts. Meals are the responsibility of the participant.

Schedule
LETRS Modules 1–3
October 27-30, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LETRS Modules 4–6
February 24–27, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LETRS Modules 7–9
June 8–11, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Training Location
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, 85007
Room #311

Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your registration is not complete. Confirmation numbers are not a guarantee of admittance. Please advise ADE of any cancellations or substitutions by September 1, 2014. Payment is accepted by check or money order only. Contact Rocio Munoz via phone at (602) 542-0610 or via email at rocio.munoz@azed.gov.


For detailed conference information contact:
Sandra Laine
Phone: 602.542.3962
Email: Sandra.Laine@azed.gov

Make payment payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Mail to:
Arizona Department of Education
Attn: Rocio Munoz
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Please be prompt in informing your business office of your registration. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW.

Purchase orders sent by fax WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS NUMBER ONLY: 602-542-5404

For questions regarding registration, please contact:
Rocio Munoz
Phone: 602-542-0610
Email: rocio.munoz@azed.gov

Oct 27, 2014 - Jun 11, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room #331
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Facilitated IEP Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to bring facilitated individualized education program (IEP) trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year.

IEP facilitation is a student focused process in which a trained individual (facilitator) assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student.

The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training is designed to teach these three components.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

August 19 - 20 - Mohave County
September 4 - 5 - Pinal County
September 9 - 10 - Yuma County
October 15 - 16 - Yavapai County
October 28 - 29 - Apache County
November 4 - 5 - Navajo County
December 2 - 3 - Cochise County

(Breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

Oct 28, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014
Chinle Unified School District -Administration Building
HWY 191 and Navajo RT 7
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Administrators Academy: A Brick-by-Brick Approach to Building Knowledgeable, Empowered Leaders in Special Education
Administrators Academy is a four-part, interactive coaching series designed to teach participants how to practically and effectively apply the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

This academy is geared toward school leaders, such as principals and assistant principals, who want to better understand their role in the special education process; special education directors looking for a more comprehensive understanding of the intricate legalities involved in special education; and special education practitioners who are interested in the legal foundations and purposes of their jobs.

Participants, this intimate workshop experience will feature an in-depth analysis of your obligations under the IDEA. Presenters will build up your knowledge and confidence brick-by-brick by explaining your responsibilities as school and special education leaders through deconstructing and reorganizing the IDEA into coherent pieces, while allowing you to interact with the information to improve your comfort and familiarity with the material. The instruction you receive through this academy will provide you the necessary foundation to be thoughtful and skilled decision makers and practitioners in special education.

Institute presenters will be Kacey Gregson, attorney and Director of Dispute Resolution for the Arizona Department of Education, and Shannon Chavez, special education teacher and Arizona Department of Education Corrective Action Compliance Monitor.

Event Dates
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, February 6, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015


Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch is provided.
Event time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Event Location:
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)
1601 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Registration Fee: $150 covers your four-day attendance.
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2014
Contact Information:
Linda Mosteller
linda.mosteller@azed.gov
602-542-4469

Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not receive a confirmation number, your registration was not completed. Payment is accepted by check or purchase order only. Either form of payment must be received before the registration deadlines.

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 of the event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days of the first day of the workshop for a refund. Exceptions*may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of the event.

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

Oct 31, 2014 - Apr 24, 2015
East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)
1601 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Nov 3, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Flagstaff (afternoon session 1pm-3pm)
3100 N. West St. Ste 300
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Nov 3, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Flagstaff (morning session 9am- 11am)
3100 N. West St. Ste 300
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Facilitated IEP Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to bring facilitated individualized education program (IEP) trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year.

IEP facilitation is a student focused process in which a trained individual (facilitator) assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student.

The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training is designed to teach these three components.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

August 19 - 20 - Mohave County
September 4 - 5 - Pinal County
September 9 - 10 - Yuma County
October 15 - 16 - Yavapai County
October 28 - 29 - Apache County
November 4 - 5 - Navajo County
December 2 - 3 - Cochise County

(Breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

Nov 4, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014
Snowflake Unified School District
682 School Bus Lane
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Nov 6, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Tucson (afternoon session 1pm - 3pm)
400 W. Congress Ste 158
Tucson, AZ 85701
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Nov 6, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Tucson (morning session 9am - 11am)
400 W. Congress Ste 158
Tucson, AZ 85701
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Nov 13, 2014

Maricopa County -- East (Part 1)
Chandler Unified School District
Room 2
500 W. Galveston
Chandler, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Nov 14, 2014

Maricopa County -- East (Part 2)
Chandler Unified School District
Room 2
500 W. Galveston
Chandler, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Nov 21, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Phoenix (afternoon session 1pm-3pm)
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Special Education Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate about special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.


Tucson Area
September 11, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 6, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
400 W. Congress Ste. 158
Tucson, AZ 85701


Phoenix Area
September 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
November 21, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Flagstaff Area
September 25, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 3, 2014
9:00AM – 11: 00AM or 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3100 N West St Ste. 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Nov 21, 2014
Arizona Department of Education- Phoenix (morning session 9am-11am)
3300 N Central Ave 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Facilitated IEP Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to bring facilitated individualized education program (IEP) trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year.

IEP facilitation is a student focused process in which a trained individual (facilitator) assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student.

The Dispute Resolution Unit believes there are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training is designed to teach these three components.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

August 19 - 20 - Mohave County
September 4 - 5 - Pinal County
September 9 - 10 - Yuma County
October 15 - 16 - Yavapai County
October 28 - 29 - Apache County
November 4 - 5 - Navajo County
December 2 - 3 - Cochise County

(Breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

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Dec 2, 2014 - Dec 3, 2014
Sierra Vista - Apache Middle School
3305 E. Fry Blvd.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Dec 3, 2014

Pinal County (Part 1)
Pinal County School Office ESA Training Center
Training Room
1400 N. Eleven Mile Corner Red.
Casa Grande, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Secondary Transition Trainings for 2014
The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements who want to participate in Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements. NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 -- Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 -- Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 -- Yuma County
October 20 and October 21 -- Pima County
November 13 and November 14 -- Maricopa County (East)
November TBD -- Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 -- Pinal County
December TBD -- Navajo and Apache Counties
January TBD -- Coconino County
February TBD -- Yavapai County

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Click on Choose and continue to select the date and location you want to attend.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Dec 4, 2014

Pinal County (Part 2)
Pinal County School Office ESA Training Center
Training Room
1400 N. Eleven Mile Corner Red.
Casa Grande, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Can't You See Me? or TBI-The Invisible Disability (TBI 101)
This overview workshop will include basic information on acquired brain injuries including types, incidence, prevalence, and leading causes. Based on understanding brain-behavior relationships, we will review signs and symptoms of brain injury and discuss impacts in the classroom. Focus will be on formal and informal assessments to identify assets/deficits due to injury and appropriate academic strategies to support the student in the classroom and community. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, video, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with TBI. All training materials provided.

Dec 16, 2014

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
IPads in the Classroom
iPads are finding their way into the hands of excited teachers and students since thousands of useful apps and superb accessibility options make these devices popular. Bring your own iPad to get hands-on time with Tony Vincent as he guides you through using some of the best apps around. Tony will share sample activities across various subject areas grade levels K-8 and you'll learn how iPads can personalize learning and engage all students. Special education and apps can certainly go hand-in-hand!

Jan 13, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 202 ~ Assets, Assessment and Analysis: Behaviors After Brain Injury and Neurological Insult
This behavior workshop will include an overview of brain-behavior relationships, the importance of executive functions, and signs/symptoms of brain injury and neurological impairments as observable behaviors. Focus will be on executive functioning, behavior management and determining students’ strengths and assets using a hypothesis testing approach to assess and create appropriate interventions and strategies for use in the classroom and community. The format will be short lecture with open discussion, situation study and one case study with an emphasis on strengthening team interactions.Materials will be provided.

Mar 10, 2015

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 303 -- Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood
This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

May 5, 2015

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Assistive Technology Assessment
Are you confused about your responsibility to provide assistive technology devices and services? Are you frustrated with delays in obtaining AT assessments from sources outside of your district or with the cost of those assessments? Are you looking for an efficient, effective way to determine a student’s need for assistive technology? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will present a team-based model for completing assistive technology considerations and assessment. It begins with a brief overview of the laws related to the provision of assistive technology in the schools. A simple, easy-to follow system of AT considerations of IEP teams will be demonstrated. Then an assistive technology assessment process will be explained. This assessment process includes three stages: information gathering, decision making, and trial implementation. Specific, easy-to-follow forms will be provided. There will be opportunities for guided practice and feedback throughout the day.

May 6, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Ave. 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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