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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.

Jul 8, 2015
Chandler Care Center
777 E Galveston St
Chandler, AZ 85225
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.

Jul 8, 2015
Chandler Care Center
777 E Galveston St
Chandler, AZ 85225
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
 
Social Studies Standards Module Training
The inclusion of Social studies in early childhood environments is important in order to nurture children's understanding of themselves and others. Through Social Studies children learn to become active, responsible citizens and what the expectations of these citizens are. In this interactive session, participants will delve into the Social Studies Early Learning Standard in order to gain practical ideas to help children acquire skills in problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking that can then be integrated in to all aspects of their world.

Participants will:
identify the five strands and corresponding concepts for the Arizona Early Learning Social Studies Standard.
Scrutinize the relationship between social studies and the desired outcomes for students as future leaders and citizens.
Identify and apply strategies that can be used to teach diversity, individual rights, individual and group responsibilities, role of citizenship, spatial terms, family identity and foundations of economics.
Identify and affect strategies that nurture children's understanding of both themselves and others as well as promote acquiring problem solving and decision making skills.
Explain the interconnectedness between all areas of the Arizona Early Learning Standards.
Evaluate their own early learning environment and develop an action plan to implement in both their classroom and community

Jul 18, 2015
Todays Tomorrow Learning Center
1616 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(24th St. & McDowell)
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 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

Jul 25, 2015
Yuma Main Library
Meeting Room B
2951 S 21st Dr.
Yuma AZ
Event Times: 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 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.

Jul 25, 2015
Yuma Main Library
Meeting Room B
2951 S 21st Dr.
Yuma AZ
Event Times: 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 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.

Jul 25, 2015
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
55 S. 5th Street
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 12:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 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

Jul 25, 2015
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
55 S. 5th Street
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM
 
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

Jul 25, 2015
Yuma Main Library
Meeting Room B
2951 S 21st Dr.
Yuma AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
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

Jul 28, 2015
Morenci Unified School District
538 Stadium Drive
Morenci AZ. 85540
Event Times: 2:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 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.

Jul 28, 2015
Morenci Unified School District
538 Stadium Drive
Morenci AZ. 85540
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 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

Jul 28, 2015
Morenci Unified School District
538 Stadium Drive
Morenci AZ. 85540
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 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.

Jul 31, 2015
Emerson School Media Center
915 East Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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.

Aug 5, 2015
1575 W Southern Ave
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Event Times: 1:30:00 PM - 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.

Aug 5, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015
Arizona Dept of Education Flagstaff Office
3100 N. West Street, Suite 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Behind the Safeway
participants MUST bring their own Laptops
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 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.

Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Participants MUST bring their own computer
Please park in the 3300 Parking Garage
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 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.

Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 11, 2015
Bank of America Building
1201 S Alma School Rd Ste. 5450
Mesa, AZ 85210
DeVry University-computers provided
Please Do NOT park in the parking structure!
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Strategies GOLD for Advanced Users
This training is recommended for teachers who have been using GOLD in their classrooms for over 2 years. This training will instruct teachers on how to use GOLD more organically in their classrooms, tie into lesson plans and use data to drive instruction.

Aug 13, 2015
Bank of America Building
1201 S Alma School Rd Ste. 5450
Mesa, AZ 85210
Please Do Not park in the parking structure
DeVry University-computers provided
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Fine Arts Standards Module Training
The arts nurture the imagination and creative spirit of all children. Sensory awareness is the foundation for all imaginative activity and creative expression. For young children, the importance of the arts is in the process of creating rather than the end result. In this interactive session, participants will actively explore the arts and how it connects to all areas of learning and how they are fundamental to children’s development and education. Through hands-on activities, participants will gain practical ideas that will allow children to develop independence, self-esteem, and self-expression through the arts process which in turn will allow children to discover more about who they are and gain insight into their own culture and the cultures around them.

Aug 15, 2015
Today's Tomorrow Learning Center
1616 N. 24th St. 85008 (24th St. & McDowell)
Phoenix, AZ
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.

Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015
Navajo Public Health Building
600 N. 9th Place
Show Low, AZ
Participants MUST bring their own laptop
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 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.

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 1, 2015
Continental SD-Community Room
1991 E. Whitehouse Canyon Road
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Participants MUST bring their own laptop
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Strategies GOLD for Advanced Users
This training is recommended for teachers who have been using GOLD in their classrooms for over 2 years. This training will instruct teachers on how to use GOLD more organically in their classrooms, tie into lesson plans and use data to drive instruction.

Sep 2, 2015
Continental SD-Community Room
1991 E. Whitehouse Canyon Road
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Please bring your own laptop
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM
 
Teaching Strategies GOLD for Advanced Users
This training is recommended for teachers who have been using GOLD in their classrooms for over 2 years. This training will instruct teachers on how to use GOLD more organically in their classrooms, tie into lesson plans and use data to drive instruction.

Sep 11, 2015
Flagstaff- ADE’s Building
Behind the Safeway
3100 N. West Street, Suite 300
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Please bring your own laptop
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.

Sep 25, 2015
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta, AZ
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 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.

Sep 25, 2015
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
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 13, 2015
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta,AZ
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
 
Challenging Behaviors
Participants will be able to explain what challenging behaviors are and identify some of the causes.
Participants will be able to identify and implement proactive strategies to help prevent and reduce challenging behaviors in the classroom.
Participants will be able to identify and apply a variety of techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors.

Nov 13, 2015
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room, Room 114.
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayneta AZ
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.

Jan 29, 2016
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta,AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
 
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
This guidance provides the core to any early childhood program from birth to the primary grades. In this interactive session, you will identify key components to quality early childhood practice and reflect on how practices, activities, and instructional methods should be evidenced in your classroom. We will discuss and explore what a teacher needs to know to help them establish developmentally appropriate practices in this age of accountability.

Mar 25, 2016
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta,AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
 
Building a Strong Early Childhood Assessment System
In this four hour session, ADE Early Childhood Education staff will help district administrators and preschool coordinators create a plan to move from compliance to quality in the assessment of children. This session will discuss the elements required to collect quality data, expectations for both state and local monitoring, policy manual creation, kindergarten transitions, professional development systems and more.

Mar 25, 2016
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta,AZ
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 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.

May 20, 2016
Kayenta Business Center
Staff Training Room 114
400 Mesa View Drive.
Kayenta,AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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