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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.

Jan 6, 2015
Yavapai County Community Health Services
1090 Commerce Dr.
Prescott , AZ86305
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 6, 2015
Yavapai County Community Health Services
1090 Commerce Dr.
Prescott , AZ 86305
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 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
 
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.

Jan 9, 2015
City of Show Low
Deuce of Clubs Conference Room
180 N. 9th Street
Show Low, AZ 85901
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.

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
 
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.

Jan 10, 2015
Todays Tomorrow Learning Center
1616 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(24th St. & McDowell)
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.

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
 
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

Jan 17, 2015
Madison district office
5601 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Event Times: 9:00:00 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.

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
 
Kindergarten Transition Summit
Where children spend their first five years of life really matters to their kindergarten experience. Most Arizona children do not experience preschool making the job of their kindergarten teacher more challenging. Research shows that planning for this important transition in a child and family can have a significant impact on their kindergarten success. This professional development opportunity is focused to support ECQUIP teams interested in improving the kindergarten transition experience within the local community. Participants will be given the latest research, hear from successful implementers and have team time for implementation planning. This is part of ADE’s targeted support of kindergarten.
Registration and breakfast will be from 8am to 9am.
A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing 10 days prior to event start date.
Substitution of personnel is permitted.

Jan 21, 2015
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 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 22, 2015
CHANDLER/GILBERT FAMILY YMCA
1655 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
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.

Jan 24, 2015
Southwest Human Development
2850 N 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 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
 
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 31, 2015
Wings on Words Child Care Center
202 E. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705
Event Times: 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 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.

Jan 31, 2015
Wings on Words Child Care Center
202 E. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 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

Feb 9, 2015
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.

Feb 10, 2015
Chandler Gilbert Community College
2626 E Pecos Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225
Event Times: 7:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
 
Infant Toddler Summit
In August 2013, ADE and its collaborating partners sponsored a one-day Infant Toddler Summit to officially release the Arizona Infant Toddler Developmental Guidelines (ITDG). In February 2015, we will host a two-day summit that will focus on in-depth modules of the ITDG, effective instructional strategies for working with infants & toddlers, including those with special needs, and the importance of building strong foundations that lead to school-readiness.

Participants should bring their copy of the Az. Infant and Toddler Development Guidelines if they have one.

Please make checks payable to the Az. Department of Education.
Checks can be mail to:
Early Childhood Education
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin 15.
Phoenix, AZ. 85007

Feb 10, 2015 - Feb 11, 2015
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Event Times: 7:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 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
 
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.

Feb 14, 2015
Valley Learning Center
2235 AZ 89
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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.

Feb 14, 2015
Valley Learning Center
2235 AZ 89
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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.

Feb 17, 2015
Chandler Gilbert Community College
2626 E Pecos Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225
Event Times: 7:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 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

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
 
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
Madison District Office
5601 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 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.

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
 
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.

Feb 25, 2015
Winslow Unified School District
Training Room
800 Apache Ave
Winslow, AZ 86047
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
 
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training Daily exposure to verbal and written language provides young children with the opportunities to begin acquiring a basic understanding of the concepts of literacy and its functions. Through play, children learn to create meaning from language and communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal language, pictures, symbols, and print. In this six hour session, participants will actively explore the Language and Literacy Standard.

Feb 28, 2015
Todays Tomorrow Learning Center
1616 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(24th St. & McDowell)
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 PM
 
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training
Language and Literacy Standard Module Training Daily exposure to verbal and written language provides young children with the opportunities to begin acquiring a basic understanding of the concepts of literacy and its functions. Through play, children learn to create meaning from language and communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal language, pictures, symbols, and print. In this six hour session, participants will actively explore the Language and Literacy Standard.

Feb 28, 2015
Yuma Main Library
Meeting Room A
2951 S 21st Dr
Yuma, AZ
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 3:30:00 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
 
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.

Mar 18, 2015
U of A Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office
4341 E. Broadway
Palo Verde Room
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Event Times: 9:00:00 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.

Mar 21, 2015
Yuma Main Library
2951 S 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 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 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 21, 2015
Yuma Main Library
2951 S 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364
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.

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
 
Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards Module Training
Physical activity is natural for young children. Including physical activity in early childhood classrooms will help children remain physically fit later in life. Active children are healthier children. Health and safety go hand in hand with physical development and activity. In this interactive session, participants will actively explore physical development, health and safety. They will see how all three are connected and will lead to happy children and healthier adults. Through hands-on activities, participants will gain practical ideas that will allow children to develop motor skills in appropriate ways, increase children’s capacity for learning and promote social well-being as well as physical and mental health.

identify the three strands of the Physical Development, Health, & Safety Standard
explain the interrelationship between all areas of the Early Learning Standards
identify characteristics of child development as it pertains to the area of Physical Development plan and implement appropriate activities that enhance the physical development of children in specific age and functional levels
describe an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness through the implementation of general hygiene and health practices
plan and implement environmental safety rules that will foster the children’s physical development and skills
write an action plan to implement in their classrooms

Mar 28, 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
 
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
 
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 8, 2015
Winslow Unified School District
Training Room
800 Apache Ave
Winslow, AZ 86047
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 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.

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

Apr 11, 2015
Child and Family Resources
2800 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ. 85716
Event Times: 12:30:00 PM - 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.

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
 
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 23, 2015
City of Show Low
Frontier Conference Room
600 N. 9th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901
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

Apr 23, 2015
City of Show Low
Frontier Conference Room
600 N. 9th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901
Event Times: 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
 
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.

Apr 24, 2015
Snowflake USD Board Room
682 School Bus Lane
Snowflake, AZ 85937
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.

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
 
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

Apr 25, 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
 
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
 
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.

May 16, 2015
Todays Tomorrow Learning Center
1616 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(24th St. & McDowell)
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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.

Jun 13, 2015
Todays Tomorrow Learning Center
1616 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(24th St. & McDowell)
Event Times: 8:30:00 AM - 3:30:00 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
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