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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 24, 2014
Kayenta Unified School District
District Administration Training Room
North Highway 163
Kayenta, AZ 86033
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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 24, 2014
Kayenta Unified School District
District Administration Training Room
North Highway 163
Kayenta, AZ 86033
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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
 
Kindergarten Transition for All Children Focus Group Meeting
The Early Childhood Education section of the Arizona Department of Education is currently collecting information regarding Kindergarten Transition but need the assistance of our Early Childhood colleagues.
Please join us to provide feedback concerning Kindergarten Transition for ALL children.

Oct 27, 2014
Sierra Vista - Apache Middle School Library
3305 E. Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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
 
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 30, 2014
Borman School
3637 N. 55th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 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.

Nov 3, 2014
Tempe Christian Church
3929 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ
Event Times: 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 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.

Nov 4, 2014
Faris Elementary
410 W. Fir Ave
Douglas, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Kindergarten Transition for All Children Focus Group Meeting
The Early Childhood Education section of the Arizona Department of Education is currently collecting information regarding Kindergarten Transition but need the assistance of our Early Childhood colleagues.
Please join us to provide feedback concerning Kindergarten Transition for ALL children.

Nov 4, 2014
Tubs City -
TCUSD Tuba City High School
67 Warrior Drive
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Early Childhood Special Education SSIP Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) is inviting people who are passionate about early childhood special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.

Nov 4, 2014
ADE’s ESS Flagstaff Office
3100 N. West Street, Suite 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Event Times: 2:00:00 PM - 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.

Nov 6, 2014
Eastern Arizona College Academic
Program Building Room 269
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher AZ. 85552
Event Times: 6:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 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.

Nov 6, 2014
Eastern Arizona College Academic
Program Building Room 269
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher AZ. 85552
Event Times: 5:00:00 PM - 6:30:00 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
 
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.

Nov 8, 2014
Sierra Vista Police Department
Conference room
911 N Coronado Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
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.

Nov 8, 2014
Sierra Vista Police Department
Conference room
911 N Coronado Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 2:00:00 PM - 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.

Nov 8, 2014
Sierra Vista Police Department
Conference room
911 N Coronado Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 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.

Nov 10, 2014
Kyrene District Office
8700 S Kyrene Rd
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Kindergarten Transition for All Children Focus Group Meeting
The Early Childhood Education section of the Arizona Department of Education is currently collecting information regarding Kindergarten Transition but need the assistance of our Early Childhood colleagues.
Please join us to provide feedback concerning Kindergarten Transition for ALL children.

Nov 12, 2014
Globe - Mofford Activity Center
453 E. Maple St
Globe, AZ 85501
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM
 
Kindergarten Transition for All Children Focus Group Meeting
The Early Childhood Education section of the Arizona Department of Education is currently collecting information regarding Kindergarten Transition but need the assistance of our Early Childhood colleagues.
Please join us to provide feedback concerning Kindergarten Transition for ALL children.

Nov 12, 2014
Tucson - United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
330 N. Commerce Park Loop
Ste. 200
Tucson, 85745
Event Times: 2:00:00 PM - 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.

Nov 13, 2014
Tempe Christian Church
3929 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ
Event Times: 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 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.

Nov 13, 2014
Chandler Unified School District Office
1525 W Frye Rd
Chandler AZ
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Dramatic Play
In this interactive session participants will learn the importance of dramatic play and the teacher’s role in setting up a quality scenario. A dramatic play plan will be reviewed and participants will use the plan to develop a dramatic play scenario for their classrooms.
Participants will:
• Reflect on importance of pretend play in their lives
• Review the forms of play
• Learn the educational benefits of enriched dramatic play
• Develop a dramatic play scenario to take home
• Receive a copy of the plan and example for future use

Nov 15, 2014
Arrowhead KinderCare
20245 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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.

Nov 17, 2014
Arizona Department Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor Room 100/101
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Please make sure you park in the 3300 parking garage and bring your parking ticket for validation
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
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.

Nov 17, 2014
Arizona Department Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor Room 100/101
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Please make sure you park in the 3300 parking garage and bring your parking ticket for validation
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 PM
 
Early Childhood Special Education SSIP Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) is inviting people who are passionate about early childhood special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.

Nov 17, 2014
Continental Elementary District
1991 E. Whitehouse Canyon Rd
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 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.

Nov 18, 2014
Kyrene Elementary District
8700 S Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 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 Welcome Center
1252 S. Avondale Boulevard
Avondale, AZ 85323
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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.

Nov 20, 2014
Bright Horizons
7660 S Research Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 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.

Nov 20, 2014 - Nov 21, 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
 
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.

Nov 22, 2014
Knowledge Universe
20565 N Fletcher Way
Peoria, AZ 85382
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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.

Nov 22, 2014
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Transportation Building
1417 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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.

Nov 22, 2014
Knowledge Universe
20565 N Fletcher Way
Peoria, AZ 85382
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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

Nov 22, 2014
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Transportation Building
1417 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Conflict Resolution
In order for teachers to be successful in the early childhood classroom they need to be able to facilitate conflict resolution strategies among children. This session will identify the steps to scaffolding conflict resolution in classroom settings. Video models will be used to demonstrate conflict resolution strategies. Participants will: • Learn the steps to conflict resolution

Nov 22, 2014
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Transportation Building
1417 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Early Childhood Special Education SSIP Focus Group
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) is inviting people who are passionate about early childhood special education to participate in focus groups throughout Arizona to learn about, discuss, and help inform the State Systemic Improvement Plan—the SSIP.

Nov 24, 2014
Yuma USD
The Training Room at Post Complex
400 W. 5th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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.

Dec 2, 2014
Faris Elementary
410 W. Fir Ave
Douglas, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Language Modeling
In this session, participants will identify and apply strategies that promote language modeling—an instructional strategy that supports language and literacy development. The information will focus on the various ways a teacher can make intentional use of language to help children develop their own language skills

Dec 6, 2014
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Transportation Building
1417 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
 
Quality of Feedback
Expanding children's language and increasing their higher level thinking skills is an essential component of high quality teaching. This training will highlight the use of quality feedback as an effective instructional strategy. Through interactive activities, participants will explore the crucial components to helping children gain a deeper understanding of concepts through the use of their responses, comments and questions. Participants will practice concrete strategies to engage children in higher level thinking.

Dec 6, 2014
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Transportation Building
1417 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Event Times: 12:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM
 
Let’s Talk: Engaging Children in Conversations
Engaging children in conversations fosters cognitive and social development for children. These benefits are greatly impacted by the quality of what is said in the conversation. So, understanding that having extended conversations with children supports their cognitive development and increases positive interactions, the objective of this workshop is to:
1. To learn the key elements of meaningful conversations with young children
2. To identify the benefits of teachers engaging in conversations with young children
3. To understand strategies teachers can use to engage children in conversations
4. To identify opportunities in the classroom to have conversations with children

Dec 6, 2014
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Transportation Building
1417 W. Frontage Rd.
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Event Times: 10:30:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
 
Quality of Feedback
Expanding children's language and increasing their higher level thinking skills is an essential component of high quality teaching. This training will highlight the use of quality feedback as an effective instructional strategy. Through interactive activities, participants will explore the crucial components to helping children gain a deeper understanding of concepts through the use of their responses, comments and questions. Participants will practice concrete strategies to engage children in higher level thinking.

Dec 9, 2014
Kyrene Elementary District
8700 S Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
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.

Jan 6, 2015
Yavapai County Community Health Services
1090 Commerce Dr.
Prescott , AZ86305
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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.

Jan 7, 2015
Littleton Welcome Center
1252 S. Avondale Boulevard
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
 
Conflict Resolution
In order for teachers to be successful in the early childhood classroom they need to be able to facilitate conflict resolution strategies among children. This session will identify the steps to scaffolding conflict resolution in classroom settings. Video models will be used to demonstrate conflict resolution strategies. Participants will: • Learn the steps to conflict resolution

Jan 14, 2015
Chinle Elementary School
Highway 191 and Route 7
Chinle, AZ
Event Times: 2:00:00 PM - 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.

Jan 16, 2015
Arizona Department Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor Room 100/101
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Please make sure you park in the 3300 parking garage and bring your parking ticket for validation
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
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.

Jan 16, 2015
Arizona Department Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor Room 100/101
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Please make sure you park in the 3300 parking garage and bring your parking ticket for validation
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 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.

Jan 17, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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.

Jan 17, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Dialogic Reading
This strategy that helps children with many of the skills that are necessary for school readiness: vocabulary, sound structure, the meaning of print, the structure of stories and language, sustained attention, the pleasure of learning, and on and on. Preschoolers need food, shelter, love; they also need the nourishment of books.

Jan 17, 2015
Arrowhead KinderCare
20245 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
Let’s Talk: Engaging Children in Conversations
Engaging children in conversations fosters cognitive and social development for children. These benefits are greatly impacted by the quality of what is said in the conversation. So, understanding that having extended conversations with children supports their cognitive development and increases positive interactions, the objective of this workshop is to:
1. To learn the key elements of meaningful conversations with young children
2. To identify the benefits of teachers engaging in conversations with young children
3. To understand strategies teachers can use to engage children in conversations
4. To identify opportunities in the classroom to have conversations with children

Jan 26, 2015
Kyrene Elementary District
8700 S 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.

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

Feb 9, 2015
Kyrene Elementary District
8700 S Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
Event Times: 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
 
Dialogic Reading
This strategy that helps children with many of the skills that are necessary for school readiness: vocabulary, sound structure, the meaning of print, the structure of stories and language, sustained attention, the pleasure of learning, and on and on. Preschoolers need food, shelter, love; they also need the nourishment of books.

Feb 13, 2015
Estrella Mountain Preschool
10425 S. Estrella Parkway
Goodyear AZ 85338
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
 
Science Standard Module Training
Children have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity. Scientific inquiry, for young children, is asking questions and seeking answers based on their natural curiosity. Children learn by being actively engaged with hand on experiences, real objects and natural occurrences. In this full day session, participants will actively explore the Science Standard. Through hands on activities, participants will gain practical ideas to use in the classroom to enhance preschool science inquiry.
Participants will:
• Identify the four concepts of the Inquiry strand of the Science Standard
• Identify the concepts of the Inquiry strand of the Science Standard when observing children at play/work
• Identify and apply strategies that can be used to teach
(1) observations, questions, and hypotheses; (2) investigation; (3) analysis and conclusions; and (4) communication
• Describe and design a science-rich environment
• Explain the relationship between Science and all the other Early Learning Standards
• Write an action plan to implement the Science Standard in their classrooms

Feb 21, 2015
Arrowhead KinderCare
20245 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308 This is Part 1 of the training please make sure you sign up for part 2 on 3/21/15 to receive full credit
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 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.

Feb 24, 2015
Kyrene Elementary District
8700 S Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
PLease note this is a 2 part training please sign up for both parts, part 2 is 3/3/15
Event Times: 5:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 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.

Mar 3, 2015
Kyrene Elementary District
8700 S Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
PLease note this is a 2 part training please sign up for both parts, part 1 is 2/24/15
Event Times: 5:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 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.

Mar 14, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Science Standard Module Training
Children have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity. Scientific inquiry, for young children, is asking questions and seeking answers based on their natural curiosity. Children learn by being actively engaged with hand on experiences, real objects and natural occurrences. In this full day session, participants will actively explore the Science Standard. Through hands on activities, participants will gain practical ideas to use in the classroom to enhance preschool science inquiry.
Participants will:
• Identify the four concepts of the Inquiry strand of the Science Standard
• Identify the concepts of the Inquiry strand of the Science Standard when observing children at play/work
• Identify and apply strategies that can be used to teach
(1) observations, questions, and hypotheses; (2) investigation; (3) analysis and conclusions; and (4) communication
• Describe and design a science-rich environment
• Explain the relationship between Science and all the other Early Learning Standards
• Write an action plan to implement the Science Standard in their classrooms

Mar 21, 2015
Arrowhead KinderCare
20245 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308 This is Part 2 of the training please make sure you sign up for part 1 on 2/21/15 to receive full credit
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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.

Mar 23, 2015
Miami Unified District
4739 E. Ragus Rd.
Miami, AZ 85539
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM
 
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.

Mar 23, 2015
Miami Unified District
4739 E. Ragus Rd.
Miami, AZ 85539
Event Times: 11:30:00 AM - 1:00:00 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
 
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.

Mar 31, 2015
Coolidge Unified District
Board Room
450 N. Arizona Blvd
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 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.

Apr 11, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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.

Apr 13, 2015
Jordan Center for Early Education
3320 N Carriage Lane
Chandler, AZ 85224
Event Times: 5:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 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.

Apr 13, 2015
Jordan Center for Early Education
3320 N Carriage Lane
Chandler, AZ 85224
Event Times: 7:00:00 PM - 8:30:00 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.

Apr 25, 2015
Holbrook USD Offices
Board room
1000 N. 8th Street
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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.

Apr 25, 2015
Holbrook USD Offices
Board room
1000 N. 8th Street
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Event Times: 12:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 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.

Apr 25, 2015
Holbrook USD Offices
Board room
1000 N. 8th Street
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
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