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Events For: April 30, 2015
Arizona Arts Standards - Public Review
The Arizona Department of Education is holding public review sessions to review DRAFT 2015 Arizona Arts Standards in the disciplines of dance, music, media arts, theatre and visual arts. Teachers, parents, community artists and cultural organizations, students and others interested in the study of the arts in K-12 public school settings are invited to attend and participate. Drafts of the standards can be found at Paper copies of the drafts will be available at all sessions as well.

Apr 30, 2015
Webinar - virtual meeting you can join via computer with headset or a telephone.
Information on how to join the meeting will be sent upon registration.
Event Times: 4:00:00 PM - 5:30:00 PM
Effective Teachers and Leaders Unit Professional Learning Spring- Summer 2015
Webinar Series: Using Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) in Teacher Evaluation
As a requirement of the ESEA Webinar, at least 20% of a teacherís summative evaluation must include measuring student growth starting this year 2014-2015. Using Student Learning Objectives is one way to measure student growth, especially for Group B teachers. The Arizona Department of Education has created a Student Learning Objective Model providing LEAs with the tools to fully implement SLOs as a way to measure student growth and evaluate teacher performance. A six-part series is being offered to guide LEAs in SLO implementation. Educators who want to implement SLOs, or even just learn about them, are welcome to participate. Please register under each specific date for the webinar(s) you would like to attend. The modules are stand-alone webinars. You need only choose the webinars that meet your needs.

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) Overview 4/16/15 Free
What are Student Learning Objectives, and why should they be used in teacher evaluation? This webinar will provide an overview of ADEís Student Learning Objectives Model, how SLOs can easily be implemented into a teacherís instructional cycle, and how they can be used in conjunction with other data for the teacher evaluation process to measure both student growth and student achievement.

SLOs Step 1: Determining Studentsí Level of Preparedness 4/23/15Free
In order to effectively measure student academic progress, a teacher needs to know where students are in relationship to where they should be at the beginning of the course. This webinar will provide information on how to use prior year data, along with baseline assessments, to rank order students into the appropriate Levels of Preparedness. These Levels of Preparedness will guide the teacherís differentiation of instruction throughout the course of the year so all students will meet their SLO goals. Examples of multiple data sources and guiding questions will be discussed.

SLOs Step 2: Choosing Quality Assessments 4/30/15 Free
One of the crucial steps in measuring student academic progress is choosing valid and reliable assessments. This webinar will take the participant through the process to effectively evaluate an assessment for validity and reliability. Suggestions on possible assessments to use with Group B teachers will be provided along with templates created to help participants design effective assessments.

SLOs Step 3: Setting Student Achievement and Growth Goals 5/7/15 Free
How does a teacher measure student achievement and growth? Many states across the nation are wrestling with this concept. ADEís SLO model incorporates a growth formula and ways to use performance rubrics to measure student growth and student achievement. This webinar will provide crucial information to create a systemic process for all teachers to measure student achievement and growth.

SLOs Step 4: Monitoring Student Progress and Adjusting Instruction 5/14/15 Free
Increased student growth can be effectively demonstrated through the use of progress monitoring or implementation of a MTSS model. This webinar will show how data from a MTSS model can easily be incorporated into the complete SLO process. The presenters will demonstrate how to hold a mid-year data evaluation conference with the teacher, along with how to evaluate mid-year data to measure student growth. Another important component of the SLO model is teacher self-reflection and collaboration. Evaluating the effectiveness of instructional strategies is key to increased student achievement. Participants will gain an understanding of how analysis of instructional strategies can impact student growth.

SLOs Step 5: Establishing the Teacherís Summative Score 5/21/15 Free
Looking through the lens of a continuous improvement approach, this webinar will cover how to put all of the multiple data points together to evaluate a teacherís effectiveness. Using ADEís teacher evaluation model, and incorporating the use of Student Learning Objectives to measure student growth and achievement, we will demonstrate the use of data in the end-of-year summative conference. The conference is both the end point and the beginning point for the teacher as the role of professional learning is discussed as well as setting individual improvement goals for teachers.

Professional Learning Opportunity: Using Student Learning Objectives to Measure Student Growth and Achievement WEDNESDAY June 3, 2015 9:00 A.M. Ė 12:00 P.M. 1535 W Jefferson Conference Room 311 Free
This 3 hour professional learning opportunity will take the participant through the Arizona Department of Educationís 5 Step Student Learning Objective Model demonstrating how to use data in all parts of the process from setting SLO Achievement and Growth Goals to gathering summative data for the final teacherís summative evaluation. Participants will work in groups to determine a fictitious teacherís beginning, middle, and end-of-year SLO data. An LEA SLO self-assessment will be provided as LEAs determine whether they are ready to fully implement an SLO model for school year 2015-2016.

SLO Challenges and Solutions 6/9/15 Free
Are you ready to implement an SLO model for 2015-2016? This webinar will feature some of the lessons learned from across the nation and some researched-based solutions to ensure success. Discussions will center around Arizonaís LEAs who are currently implementing an SLO model. Their expertise is invaluable as Arizona expands the use of SLOs across the state.

Apr 30, 2015
To register for "SLOs Step 2: Choosing Quality Assessments" on Thursday April 30 from 1:00PM-2:00PM go to:
Event Times: 1:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 PM
WIOA Implementation Overview- Phoenix
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) goes into effect on July 1, 2015. These regional events are designed to inform program staff of the planning and vision of WIOA implementation in Arizona and help front-line staff learn more about WIOA and each of the required Core Programs under the Act. Representatives from each WIOA Core Program will be available to answer questions.

Apr 30, 2015
3300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 16th floor, room 16-101 (the 3300 Tower is located on the southwest corner of Osborn and Central)
Event Times: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
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