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    • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, December 08, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Pinal County ESA Training Center; 1400 N. Eleven Mile Corner Rd.; Casa Grande, AZ
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    The Pinal and Pima County School Superintendents' Offices are offering Cognitive Coaching℠ Foundations Seminar in collaboration with the AZK12 Center. This seminar is designed for principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders and others who strive to support and guide a higher level of practice with their colleagues. In this seminar, participants learn ways to expand and refine knowledge and skills to promote more effective teaching and learning. The focus is on strategies that enhance teachers’ intellectual growth and strengthen instructional decision-making. During the workshop the maps and tools of Cognitive Coaching℠ are demonstrated and practiced. Specifically, participants learn to: establish rapport, create trust, and conduct planning, reflecting, and problem-resolving conversations. These maps and tools develop teacher self-efficacy and cognitive autonomy, while also developing a sense of community and professional culture within a school.

    Facilitator: Mary Bouley is an experienced educator and consultant with expertise in coaching, mentoring, project management, and professional development.  She is a Cognitive CoachingSM Training Associate and specializes in one-on-one coaching as well as group facilitation. Through AZK12, Mary has been providing Cognitive CoachingSM Foundation training for the past 7 years.


    Training each day (8:30-4:30) will cover the following topics:

    • August 17, 2017: Trust and Rapport and Four Support Functions
    • August 18, 2017: Planning Conversation Map, Cognitive Coaching Capabilities, Response Behaviors and the Planning Conversation
    • September 28, 2017: Review & Integration, Meditational Questions and the Reflecting Conversation
    • September 29, 2017: Five Categories of Feedback, Navigating Support Functions, The Role of Data in Mediating Thinking and Reflecting Conversations with a Meta Coach
    • October 19, 2017: Review and Reflection, Filters of Perception: Representational Systems, Cognitive Style, Educational Belief Systems
    • October 20, 2017: Cognitive Shift and The Problem-Resolving Conversation
    • December 7, 2017: The Pace, Going for the Goal, Listening for States of Mind
    • December 8, 2017: States of Mind, The Lead, Pacing and Leading

    The cost is $600 per person for the entire series.  Registration fee includes materials and continental breakfast.   56 hours of professional development credit.  No refunds on registration after August 10, 2017.

     

    • Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Abrams Public Health Center
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    Suspect Something? Report It.

    Join us for the first in our lunch series designed specifically for busy school administrators!  Enjoy lunch while listening to our DCS specialist and have all of your questions answered during this interactive session.  As a legally required reporter, you will receive the latest critical information necessary to best serve the children in your care.

    Session Takeaways:
    • The change from CPS to DCS
    • Resources
    • Definitions of Abuse
    • Processes of a case

    Audience: School Administrators and School Resource Officers

    Location:  Abrams Public Health Center (Room 3102)
    3950 S. Country Club Rd. #100,  Tucson, AZ 85714

    Cost: $10  Lunch included

    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

    • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
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    LEADNow! Leadership Institute recognizes that the most important change agents in education are school leaders! This Institute was created to support new and aspiring educational leaders in Southern Arizona in partnership with Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF), Northern Arizona University and the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office.

    Through the LEADNow! Leadership Institute, individuals will acquire skills and applications essential to becoming an effective educational leader. Learners will gain enhanced understanding and the ability to apply professional practice, concepts and values in leadership and policy.

    The LEADNow! Leadership Institute is a research and evidence-based curriculum that is delivered locally through the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office in a cohort model and based on the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015 developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Participants will attend nine monthly Saturday classes that will focus on team building, leadership skills, goal setting and more. All participants will be mentored by an AEF A+ School of Excellence™ principal and have the opportunity to visit an AEF A+ School of Excellence™ site. Students may earn re-certification hours and/or earn NAU graduate credit (with concurrent enrollment).

     

    The Details

    Cost: $1000 Scholarship and group rates are available
    Includes:
    • All Materials
    • Nine Full Day Classes
    • 1:1 Principal Mentor from an AEF A+ School of Excellence™
    • Visit to an AEF A+ School of Excellence™

    Date:  One Saturday a month
    August 2017 through April 2018

    Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
    200 N. Stone Ave.  Tucson, Arizona 85701

    To register or for more information:
    Deborah Bryson, Director of Leadership Development
    520.724.8996 | Deborah.Bryson@schools.pima.gov


    The Partners


    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

    • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A, Nogales, AZ
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    Masonic Model Student Assistance Program (MSAP) is an intensive three-day training workshop for “educators” whereby they learn to:  identify, intervene with, and create appropriate intervention plans for students that may be at risk. This workshop trains a core team of four to eight educators from a school building in how to intervene early and effectively with students that display patterns of behaviors that threaten their success at school and in life.

    MSAP involves practical practice sessions designed to simulate real.  Participants leave the training with: a specific plan for behavioral and a system for implementing MSAP in their schools, and/or incorporating worthwhile MSAP concept/practices learned in the session into their current program.


    Location:  Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A, Nogales, AZ

    Course Dates: August 29-31, 2017  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Cost for materials and  lunch are covered by Office  of the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools.

    • Friday, September 08, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N. Stone, Tucson AZ 85701
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    We are all aware of the three types of writing that are listed in the AZ ELA standards, and the characteristics of each.  It is important to understand that those writing types are listed individually for the sake of organization, not because they are primarily “stand alone” writing types.  The reality is that most authentic writing that is expected of a college and career ready student blends the types of writing according to the task, purpose, and audience of the text.  Teaching students to identify and model blended writing will expand their genre repertoire, and prepare them for a multitude of authentic writing tasks in the post-secondary world. 


    Learning Outcomes:

    • Exploring how reading and writing are reciprocal skills and how much that matters in upper elementary, middle, and high school
    • Examining the authentic reasons people write outside of a school environment
    • Using “mentor texts” as a spring board for authentic writing for real reasons
    • Using a rhetorical precis to help students identify elements real writers use

    Audience:  Grade 6-12 teachers, instructional coaches,  principals, curriculum coordinators

    Course Date: Friday, September 8, 2017

    Course Location:  Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone  Tucson  85701

    Course Time: 8:30-3:30

    Cost: $50 -  includes materials, lunch and parking.

    Facilitator:  Jenna Quarelli-buck, ADE

    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

    • Saturday, September 16, 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
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    @theHELM Leadership Program recognizes that the most important change agents in education are school leaders! This Program was created to support educational leaders in charter schools throughout Southern Arizona in partnership with Arizona Charter Schools Association and the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office.

    Through the @theHELM Leadership Program, individuals will acquire skills and applications essential to becoming or continuing their journey as an effective educational leader. Learners will gain enhanced understanding and the ability to apply professional practice, concepts and values in leadership and policy.


    The @theHELM Leadership Program is a research and evidence-based curriculum that is delivered locally through the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office facilitated by Sid Bailey, Director of Leadership Development at the Arizona Charter Schools Association.


    Participants will attend eight monthly Saturday classes that will focus on leadership skills, school culture, vision and hiring/recruiting great teachers, among other topics.  All participants will be mentored by a current or recently retired charter school principal.  Mentor relationships will be onsite and structured to meet the needs of the school leader participating in the program.

     

    The Details

    Cost: $1000
    Includes:
    • All Materials
    • Nine Full Day Classes
    • 1:1 Principal Mentor

    Date:  One Saturday a month
    September 2017 through May 2018

    Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
    200 N. Stone Ave.  Tucson, Arizona 85701

    To register or for more information:
    Lisa Long, Director of Educational Outreach
    Lisa.Long@schools.pima.gov


    The Partners


    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N. Stone, Tucson AZ 85701
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    This professional development focuses on evidence based practices for foundational writing instruction (handwriting, spelling and sentence construction) in K-2 classrooms. This training is based on the work of numerous researchers, and the text, Best Practices in Writing Instruction, edited by Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald. Research, assessment of student skills, and best practice and instructional strategies for immediate use in classrooms will be included. Writing opinion as outlined in Arizona's College and Career Ready K-2 standards will be addressed, as will technology in writing instruction.

    Audience:  Teachers Grades K-2

    Course Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Course Location:  Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone  Tucson  85701

    Course Time: 8:30-3:30 -  6 hours

    Cost: $80 -  includes materials, book and parking.

    Facilitator:  Bette Lovelace

    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • 7:45 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 3:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Flowing Wells Governing Board Room
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    The course content includes current research and evidence based practices that are necessary for the development of the technical skills of reading along with academic vocabulary and deep comprehension. Important components of an effective comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers, competent writers and critical thinkers are included in this material.

    Units to include:

    • Foundations of Reading
    • Learning to Read and Spell: A National Problem and  Recommended Solutions
    • Basic Principals of Reading Assessment
    • The Structure of Language
    • Graphophonemic Awareness
    • Teaching Word Identification and Spelling Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension to summarizing

    Audience:  K-3rd grade teachers, K-5 ELL teachers, K-8 special education teachers

    Course Dates: October 25, November 1, 2, 8, 9, 2017

    Location:  Flowing Wells Governing Board Room; 1556 W. Prince;   Tucson  85705

    Course Time: 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.      

    Cost:  $50 for all 5-days (Assessment book and fundamentals of reading book included.  Lunch NOT included.)

    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, November 17, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N. Stone, Tucson AZ 85701
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    A BETTER WAY TO EVALUATE….SUPERVISE….AND SUPPORT

    This three day training is designed to provide participants with two consecutive days of educational leadership development that will clarify:

    • Purpose of evaluation for the teacher and leader
    • Essential skills and knowledge needed to lead instructional improvement
    • Specifics “look for’s” in behavior and language in all effectively taught classes
    • Evidence gathering that will positively impact teacher practice
    • Post-Observation dialoguing skills that set the teacher and leader up for successful teaching improvements moving forward

    The third day of this training is conducted after leaders have applied the two days of new learning on their campus and will focus on challenges/successes experienced in addition to compliance/data dialogue training.

    Audience:  Administrators, instructional coaches, principals

    Course Date: Thursday, Nov. 2; Friday, Nov. 3, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

    Course Location:  Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone  Tucson  85701

    Course Time: 9:00 - 4:00

    Cost: $299 -   includes materials, lunch, and parking.

    Facilitator:  Sid Bailey, Director of Leadership Development, Arizona Charter School Association

    Payment Policy
    Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

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