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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

Apr 22, 2014
Empire High School Library
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
Event Times: 6:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 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.

Apr 23, 2014
Pendergast Family Resource Center
3802 N 91st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Located behind the district office, to the west
Take the south entrance to the parking lot
Situated in the middle of the three buildings
Participants are asked to bring their copy of AZ Early Learning Standards
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 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

Apr 23, 2014
Pendergast Family Resource Center
3802 N 91st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Located behind the district office, to the west
Take the south entrance to the parking lot
Situated in the middle of the three buildings
Participants are asked to bring their copy of AZ Early Learning Standards
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Music and Movement
Singing, dancing, making and moving to sounds/rhythms are fundamental musical activities of young children. The exploration of music and movement enhances all areas of a child’s learning. Music and creative movement connect children to their own community and expand their personal view of the world.

Apr 23, 2014
Pendergast Family Resource Center
3802 N 91st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Located behind the district office, to the west
Take the south entrance to the parking lot
Situated in the middle of the three buildings
Participants are asked to bring their copy of AZ Early Learning Standards
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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.

Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Participants must bring a laptop computer
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.

Apr 26, 2014
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way,
Tucson, AZ 85747
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 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.

May 6, 2014
Empire High School Library
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
Event Times: 6:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 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.

May 10, 2014
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ
Questions? Contact Maria Richards at (520) 321-3836
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 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.

May 17, 2014
Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
508 E. Monroe
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 11:30:00 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.

May 19, 2014
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Ste A100
Tucson, AZ 85710
Event Times: 6:00:00 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.

May 29, 2014
Tempe Christian
3929 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85242
Event Times: 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 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.

May 31, 2014
Sierra Vista Public Library
2600 E. Tacoma Street
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Event Times: 12:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 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.

May 31, 2014
Sierra Vista Public Library
2600 E. Tacoma Street
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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.

Jun 2, 2014
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Ste A100
Tucson, AZ 85710
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.

Jun 3, 2014
Child Family Resources
817 N Country Club,
MESA AZ 85201
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.

Jun 7, 2014
American Child Center
8515 N 51st Ave
Glendale, 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.

Jun 7, 2014
American Child Center
8515 N 51st Ave
Glendale, 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.

Jun 14, 2014
Horizon Child Care
4525 S. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
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.

Jun 14, 2014
Apostles Lutheran Church
7020 W. Cactus Road
Peoria, AZ 85381
Each participant will receive a copy of the Infant/Toddler Guidelines
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.

Jun 14, 2014
Horizon Child Care
4525 S. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
 
Linking the Learning: Enhancing the Quality of The Preschool Through Kindergarten Continuum
This professional development opportunity invites teams of preschool and kindergarten instructional staff as well as administrators supporting Early Childhood Education programs. Participating teams will unwrap the continuum of AZ Early Learning Standards, AZ College and Career Ready Standards, and the English Language Proficiency Standards for Kindergarten as well as learn how to ensure quality implementation through research based best practices model. A collaboration of ADE staff will offer guided sessions that focus on approaches to learning, language and literacy development, academic learning, and quality environments. This opportunity provides time for teams to reflect on and improve the critical early learning foundations necessary to ensure successful student outcomes.

Jun 24, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 431-0001
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 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.

Jul 12, 2014
Tempe Christian
3929 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85242
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 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.

Jul 28, 2014
Tempe Christian
3929 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85242
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:00:00 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.

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave
16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Participants must bring a laptop computer
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
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