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Understanding the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey: Data Collection, Analysis and Use
This interactive and practical training is designed for those who oversee or administer the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey. The PSO Survey, conducted one year after students exit high school, is required to be completed by districts and charter schools who serve students with disabilities ages 16 and over each year between June 1st and September 30th. Upon completion of the training participants will:
understand requirements for the PSO Survey
be skilled in conducting the survey and inputting responses
know how to incorporate suggested tips and techniques to insure that data collection is meaningful and results obtained are useful.

Mar 11, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3100 N. West St.
Suite 300
Flagstaff, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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..

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Mar 13, 2015

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Foundation for Blind Children
Training Room
1235 E. Harmont Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 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.

Mar 16, 2015

CENTRAL ARIZONA REGIONAL TRAINING
J.O. Combs District
Combs High School
2505 E. Germann Rd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Cognitive Interventions after Brain Injury ~ TBI 404
This NEW six-hour workshop will include advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of neurodevelopment AND brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. Focus will be on assessments to identify assets/deficits, appropriate academic strategies targeting executive skills, and the role of problem solving in both STEM coursework and transition activities. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with mTBI. Implications for both 504 and IDEA will be addressed as they impact transition services and the ADA.

TBI 100 (Concussion) OR TBI 101 (Introduction to Brain Injury) is prerequisite.

Mar 20, 2015
SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA REGIONAL TRAINING
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Apache Middle School Library
3305 E. Fry Blvd.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-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.

Mar 21, 2015

SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA REGIONAL TRAINING
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Apache Middle School Library
3305 E. Fry Blvd.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators
Meeting Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators

Team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration!

Throughout the two-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in whole group, small group, and paired collaborative discussions within grade level and content areas to refine collaborative practices between general education and special education and develop and write AZCCRS standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Training Outcomes:
During this two-day workshop, participants will:
• Expand understanding of the AZCCRS for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics in order to develop standards-aligned IEP goals aligned to the student’s AZCCRS present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP)
• Integrate research of how children learn to order to identify areas of need in the development of IEP goals
• Obtain a solid understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to integrate learning into daily practice
• Develop and write standards-aligned IEP goals related to students’ needs as described in the PLAAFP
• Discuss and explore how to use and differentiate assessments based on students’ IEPs to inform instruction
• Explore and use readily available resources, tools, and evidenced-based strategies to support students with disabilities to access the AZCCRS in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics

Please bring laptop or iPad to the training if possible.

Presenters: WestEd

March 23-24, 2015
Registration and breakfast at 7:30 AM

Yuma Union High School District Vista South Campus
221 E. 26th Place
Yuma, AZ 85364
928.502.6780

Breakfast and lunch provided each day for both sessions.

Registration Fee: $125 covers the two-day attendance, or team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration (i.e., $125.00 for the special educator, $62.50 for general educator). Please type 'discount' after the payment number when registering the general education teacher or leader.

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

Mar 23, 2015 - Mar 24, 2015
Yuma Union High School District Vista South Campus
221 E. 26th Place
Yuma, AZ 85364
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Cognitive Interventions after Brain Injury ~ TBI 404
This NEW six-hour workshop will include advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of neurodevelopment AND brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. Focus will be on assessments to identify assets/deficits, appropriate academic strategies targeting executive skills, and the role of problem solving in both STEM coursework and transition activities. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with mTBI. Implications for both 504 and IDEA will be addressed as they impact transition services and the ADA.

TBI 100 (Concussion) OR TBI 101 (Introduction to Brain Injury) is prerequisite.

Mar 24, 2015
Maricopa County Regional Training -- Pilot Program
Gilbert Unified School District
Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 e. Guadalupe
Mesa, AZ 85212
Part 1 of 2 -- Please register for March 25 training as well.
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Cognitive Interventions after Brain Injury ~ TBI 404
This NEW six-hour workshop will include advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of neurodevelopment AND brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. Focus will be on assessments to identify assets/deficits, appropriate academic strategies targeting executive skills, and the role of problem solving in both STEM coursework and transition activities. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with mTBI. Implications for both 504 and IDEA will be addressed as they impact transition services and the ADA.

TBI 100 (Concussion) OR TBI 101 (Introduction to Brain Injury) is prerequisite.

Mar 25, 2015
Maricopa County Regional Training -- Pilot Program
Gilbert Unified School District
Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 e. Guadalupe
Mesa, AZ 85212
Part 2 of 2 -- Please register for March 24 training as well.
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 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.

Mar 27, 2015
SOUTHERN AZ REGIONAL TRAINING for School Psychologists
Tucson Unified School District
Magee Middle School Library
8300 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Event Times: 8:15:00 AM - 3:45:00 PM
 
Facilitated IEP Trainings 2015
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to present the first Facilitated IEP training of 2015.

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.

There is a limit of 50 participants; registration is $75.00 for the two-day training and will include breakfast, lunch, and all training materials.

Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

Click on Choose and continue to register for this training.

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 1, 2015
Flagstaff Unified School District Family Resouce Center
4000 N. Cummings St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-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.

Apr 20, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
TBI 100 -- Concussion and Mild Brain Injury and Returning to Learning
This new ˝-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.

Apr 22, 2015

SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 4:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Facilitated IEP Trainings 2015
The Arizona Department of Education/Dispute Resolution Unit is excited to present the first Facilitated IEP training of 2015.

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.

There is a limit of 50 participants; registration is $75.00 for the two-day training and will include breakfast, lunch, and all training materials.

Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00
Event: 9:00 - 4:00

Click on Choose and continue to register for this training.

Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
1535 E. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Event Times: 9:00:00 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.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

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
 
Working with Students with Brain Injuries -- Roundin' Up the Posse of Abilities
The focus for the week will be on formal and informal assessments to identify impairments after BI and the appropriate cognitive interventions and strategies to support the student’s academic performance and behaviors in both the classroom and in the community. Again this year will be a session on transition supports and resources. The format includes lecture, open discussions, video presentations, guest speakers, real case reviews and shared learning.

Go to http://www.empowermentresearch.com/store to register.

Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015
Blue Ridge Unified School district
Blue Ridge Middle School Media Center
3050 N. Porter Mountain Road
Pinetop-Lakeside Encampment
Arizona Territory 85929
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Teachers’ Institute—Aiming for Greatness
Teachers’ Institute—Aiming for Greatness

The Arizona Department of Education is hosting the Teachers’ Institute tailored to the needs of both general education and special education teachers. This two-day conference will feature national and Arizona educators. Breakout sessions will be pertinent to both general education and special education teachers. Some sessions will be aligned to topics addressed at Leading Change but focused on classroom application.

Target audience for Teacher’s Institute: Special and General Education Teachers Preschool to Grade 12, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Related Service Providers, ELL Teachers, and Content Specialists.

Conference Schedule: Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Friday, July 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cost: Registration for an individual is $199. Team up a general education and a special education teacher from the same school for the discounted registration fee of $150 per person. If you are taking advantage of this offer, put GROUP in the registration section labeled Payment Number.

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; payment must be received before you attend the conference. Payment is accepted by check or purchase order only. Advise ADE of any substitutions by June 25th. Contact Abby Sanchez (602) 364-3026 or abby.sanchez@azed.gov. No cancellation or refunds will be allowed. Two weeks prior to the conference, all paid, registered attendees will receive information on how to access all printed material.

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

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

Please be prompt in informing your business office of your registration. A confirmation number is 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.

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

For questions regarding registration, contact:
Abby Sanchez
602-364-3026
abby.sanchez@azed.gov

Teachers Institute website:www.azed.gov/teachers-institute

Hotel Information
Glendale Renaissance Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
1-800-468-3571
To reserve rooms, Click here or when calling hotel reference the room block for the 'Arizona Teachers' Institute'

Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015

Glendale Renaissance Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85305
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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