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Concept Development
Concept Development describes the strategies teachers use to promote students’ higher-order thinking skills in contrast to a focus on rote instruction. The use of these strategies can help students learn more about how to think independently, problem-solve and will help prepare students for AZ Common Score standards K-12. During this workshop, we will:
• Define Concept Development
• Discuss how to foster children’s thinking skills through the use of Concept Development
• Plan for intentional Concept Development through practice activities

Sep 2, 2014
Getz School
625 W Cornell Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
Training will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Introduction to The Early Learning Standards
The Early Learning Standards have been developed to provide a framework for the planning of quality learning experiences for all children 3 to 5 years of age. They cover a broad range of skill development and provide an instructional foundation for all children.

Sep 8, 2014
Kyrene School District Office
8700 South Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Mathematics Standard Module Training
This training is to provide an in-depth examination of the Arizona Early Learning Mathematics Standard that will lead to effective planning of quality learning mathematics’ experiences for children three to five years of age. Participants will actively explore the Early Learning Mathematics Standard through this module. Through hands on activities, participants will learn the theory of mathematics and also gain practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Sep 13, 2014
Tempe Christian Church
3929 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Introduction to The Early Learning Standards
The Early Learning Standards have been developed to provide a framework for the planning of quality learning experiences for all children 3 to 5 years of age. They cover a broad range of skill development and provide an instructional foundation for all children.

Sep 17, 2014
Littleton Elementary District
1600 S. 107th Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Approaches to Learning
Approaches to Learning are defined as, Observable behaviors that indicate ways children become engaged in social interactions and learning experiences. In this six-hour interactive session, participants will uncover the layers of the Approaches to Learning Standard and explore the connections to executive functions of the brain.

Sep 23, 2014
Faris Elementary
410 W. Fir Ave
Douglas, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Introduction to the Program Guidelines for High Quality Early Education: Birth through Kindergarten
The Program Guidelines for High Quality Early Education: Birth through Kindergarten provides a set of recommended practices for programs to use as they strive for excellence in the care and education of young children through Arizona.
Join us as we review the Program Guidelines and look at the descriptors for each indicator as well as the supplemental indicators for programs with children ages 0-6. Develop a working knowledge of the guidelines so that your program is better prepared to help young children succeed.

Sep 25, 2014
Apache Junction Public Library
1177 N Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Process vs. Product Art
Art and the Young Child: Process vs. Product

The acts of exploring and creating are what really matters with young children. Join us as we actively explore the benefits of a creatively stimulating classroom. Learn the difference between process and product art and their place in the early childhood classroom. Discuss the teachers' role in teaching art, review your existing repertoire of activities and discover new ways you can intentionally foster children's creative expression.

Oct 6, 2014
Cooperative Extension office
4341 E. Broadway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(Broadway and the 143)
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Teaching Strategies GOLD - Two Day Teacher Training
REPEAT SESSION:
In this 2-day session, participants will be introduced to the concepts and strategies of using an observation-based assessment system with young children. Participants will also learn the components and structure of Teaching Strategies GOLD. Through video clips and large group discussions, participants will explore the progressions of development and learning for children birth through kindergarten. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to explore and practice using the technology side of Teaching Strategies GOLD. By the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of how to implement the online version of Teaching Strategies GOLD.
This training will provide the SAME CONTENT as delivered in all previous training sessions on GOLD hosted through ADE.
A registration fee of $198 is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing 10 days prior to event start date.

Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 7, 2014
Intro training for teachers
Financial Plaza
DeVry University Computer Lab-5th floor
1201 S. Alma School Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210
NO PARKING available in the B of A garage. Please park in the parking lot on Alma School and Grove St
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Strategies GOLD - Administrator Two-Day Training
In this 2-day session, participants will be introduced to the purposes, structure, and administrator features of Teaching Strategies GOLD(tm). Discussions will focus on supporting teachers throughout the four-step assessment cycle. Administrators will learn about the major reports featured in Teaching Strategies GOLD(tm) online and practice interpreting the data found in the reports. In addition, participants will identify and discuss a variety of implementation challenges and ways to overcome them. By the end of the session, administrators will be fully prepared to support the teachers in their program as they implement Teaching Strategies GOLD(tm) online.
A registration fee of $198.00 is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing 10 days prior to event start date.

Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014
GOLD for Administrators
Financial Plaza
DeVry University Computer Lab-5th floor
1201 S. Alma School Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210
NO PARKING available in the B of A garage. Please park in the parking lot on Alma School and Grove St
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Social Emotional Standard Module Training
Learn how to apply both explicit and indirect teaching practices to assure children’s social emotional development. Focus will be placed on the alignment of curriculum with the Social Emotional Standard content area and learning will occur through the use of lecture, small group activities and discussion. Participants will: • Understand the interconnectedness of the Early Learning Standards content areas, • Apply what we know about children’s behavior to social emotional curriculum development • Understand the connection between the Early Learning Standards and teacher responsiveness.

Oct 18, 2014
Tempe Christian Church
3929 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Approaches to Learning
Approaches to Learning are defined as, Observable behaviors that indicate ways children become engaged in social interactions and learning experiences. In this six-hour interactive session, participants will uncover the layers of the Approaches to Learning Standard and explore the connections to executive functions of the brain.

Oct 22, 2014
Littleton Elementary District
1600 S. 107th Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Language Development and GOLD
Instructional staff have the responsibility to help children refine their language development. It includes teaching them to communicate effectively in various situations, expanding and enriching their vocabulary and teaching grammatical structure. It should be fun and interactive. During this interactive session, participants will: define language development, name the essential language systems, understand word meaning and 'heaping', recognize children need language experiences in the classroom, design a language rich classroom, and explore GOLD activities for Language and Literacy.

Oct 22, 2014
Pinal County
75 N Bailey Street
Florence, AZ 85132
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM
 
H.E.L.P. Day
During this one-day event, participants will receive information on ensuring compliance with federal and state laws for providing special education services to children with disabilities. This session will also focus on how to best utilize the Help for Early Learning Professionals Resource Manual in the work of providing high-quality, meaningful learning experiences. It also includes a Q&A session to answer questions from participants.

Oct 23, 2014
Arizona Dept. of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St
Room 311
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Please park on the roof of ADE Parking Garage
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Introduction to The Early Learning Standards
The Early Learning Standards have been developed to provide a framework for the planning of quality learning experiences for all children 3 to 5 years of age. They cover a broad range of skill development and provide an instructional foundation for all children.

Oct 25, 2014
Child Time
1120 S Harrison
Tucson, AZ 85748
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training Daily exposure to verbal and written language provides young children with the opportunities to begin acquiring a basic understanding of the concepts of literacy and its functions. Through play, children learn to create meaning from language and communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal language, pictures, symbols, and print. In this six hour session, participants will actively explore the Language and Literacy Standard.

Oct 25, 2014
AZ Dept of Education Flagstaff Office
3100 N. West Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Behind Safeway
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Introduction to the Infant Toddler Developmental Guidelines
The Introduction to the Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines is an overview of the document and tips for navigating through it. The Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines have been developed to provide a framework for all caregivers who may care for children ages birth to 36 months. The Guidelines are meant to build awareness of the unique developmental characteristics of infants and toddlers, increase awareness of quality infant and toddler caregiving and education, and to guide intentional planning for quality learning experiences for children in this age range.

Oct 25, 2014
Child Time
1120 S Harrison
Tucson, AZ 85748
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
 
Introduction to the Program Guidelines for High Quality Early Education: Birth through Kindergarten
The Program Guidelines for High Quality Early Education: Birth through Kindergarten provides a set of recommended practices for programs to use as they strive for excellence in the care and education of young children through Arizona.
Join us as we review the Program Guidelines and look at the descriptors for each indicator as well as the supplemental indicators for programs with children ages 0-6. Develop a working knowledge of the guidelines so that your program is better prepared to help young children succeed.

Oct 29, 2014
Pendergast Elementary District
3802 N 91st Ave
Phoenix 85037
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
Social Emotional Standard Module Training
Learn how to apply both explicit and indirect teaching practices to assure children’s social emotional development. Focus will be placed on the alignment of curriculum with the Social Emotional Standard content area and learning will occur through the use of lecture, small group activities and discussion. Participants will: • Understand the interconnectedness of the Early Learning Standards content areas, • Apply what we know about children’s behavior to social emotional curriculum development • Understand the connection between the Early Learning Standards and teacher responsiveness.

Nov 4, 2014
Faris Elementary
410 W. Fir Ave
Douglas, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training Daily exposure to verbal and written language provides young children with the opportunities to begin acquiring a basic understanding of the concepts of literacy and its functions. Through play, children learn to create meaning from language and communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal language, pictures, symbols, and print. In this six hour session, participants will actively explore the Language and Literacy Standard.

Nov 7, 2014
Snowflake Unified School District Office
682 School Bus Lane
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training Daily exposure to verbal and written language provides young children with the opportunities to begin acquiring a basic understanding of the concepts of literacy and its functions. Through play, children learn to create meaning from language and communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal language, pictures, symbols, and print. In this six hour session, participants will actively explore the Language and Literacy Standard.

Nov 19, 2014
Littleton Elementary District
1600 S. 107th Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training Daily exposure to verbal and written language provides young children with the opportunities to begin acquiring a basic understanding of the concepts of literacy and its functions. Through play, children learn to create meaning from language and communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal language, pictures, symbols, and print. In this six hour session, participants will actively explore the Language and Literacy Standard.

Dec 2, 2014
Faris Elementary
410 W. Fir Ave
Douglas, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Mathematics Standard Module Training
This training is to provide an in-depth examination of the Arizona Early Learning Mathematics Standard that will lead to effective planning of quality learning mathematics’ experiences for children three to five years of age. Participants will actively explore the Early Learning Mathematics Standard through this module. Through hands on activities, participants will learn the theory of mathematics and also gain practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Jan 7, 2015
Littleton Elementary District
1600 S. 107th Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Strategies GOLD - Two Day Teacher Training
REPEAT SESSION:
In this 2-day session, participants will be introduced to the concepts and strategies of using an observation-based assessment system with young children. Participants will also learn the components and structure of Teaching Strategies GOLD. Through video clips and large group discussions, participants will explore the progressions of development and learning for children birth through kindergarten. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to explore and practice using the technology side of Teaching Strategies GOLD. By the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of how to implement the online version of Teaching Strategies GOLD.
This training will provide the SAME CONTENT as delivered in all previous training sessions on GOLD hosted through ADE.
A registration fee of $198 is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing 10 days prior to event start date.

Jan 10, 2015 - Jan 11, 2015
Arizona Dept. of Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor Room 101
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Please park in the 3300 Parking Garage
Please bring a laptop computers will not be provided
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Mathematics Standard Module Training
This training is to provide an in-depth examination of the Arizona Early Learning Mathematics Standard that will lead to effective planning of quality learning mathematics’ experiences for children three to five years of age. Participants will actively explore the Early Learning Mathematics Standard through this module. Through hands on activities, participants will learn the theory of mathematics and also gain practical ideas to use in the classroom.

Jan 27, 2015
Faris Elementary
410 W. Fir Ave
Douglas, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Concept Development
Concept Development describes the strategies teachers use to promote students’ higher-order thinking skills in contrast to a focus on rote instruction. The use of these strategies can help students learn more about how to think independently, problem-solve and will help prepare students for AZ Common Score standards K-12. During this workshop, we will:
• Define Concept Development
• Discuss how to foster children’s thinking skills through the use of Concept Development
• Plan for intentional Concept Development through practice activities

Mar 25, 2015
Pinal County
75 N Bailey Street
Florence, AZ 85132
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM
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