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School Readiness Summit
The School Readiness Summit will be a 3 day professional development opportunity for Preschool and Kindergarten teachers and staff. This summit will launch the recently completed Arizona’s School Readiness Framework document, working to establish a common definition of school readiness across the state. There will be a heavy focus on children’s Approaches to Learning Skills in regards to the birth through kindergarten experience. Sessions will be centered on key components of the learning standards, and will engage participants in hands-on experiences, understanding their role in the inquiry process, discuss the continuum of early learning, and engage in discussions identifying roles in helping children become school ready and achieve academically.

A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing 10 Business days prior to event start date. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations. Substitution of personnel is permitted.

Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
Sheraton Mesa Hotel
860 N Riverview
Mesa, AZ 85201

Block Room Rates Available
Starting at $81.00 a night
Please call the Sheraton Hotel
480-664-1221 for room accommodations
Registration starts at 7:00 AM
Event Times: 8:00:00 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

Jun 19, 2015
Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon St.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 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.

Jun 20, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Event Times: 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 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.

Jun 20, 2015
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
55 S. 5th Street
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 9:30:00 AM - 4:00:00 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.

Jun 20, 2015
Sunset Community Health Center
Professional Development Building Room 4
930 S Avenue C
Yuma, AZ 85364
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 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.

Jun 20, 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
 
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.

Jun 20, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
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.

Jun 20, 2015
Tempe Christian
3929 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ
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.

Jun 27, 2015
The Goddard School
13235 W Thomas Road
Goodyear AZ 85395
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.

Jun 27, 2015
The Goddard School
13235 W Thomas Road
Goodyear AZ 85395
Event Times: 11:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 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.

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
 
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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