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    • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A, Nogales, AZ
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    Early Childhood educators will engage in a 6 hour training titled “Protective Factors for Families.” This workshop will provide strategies for finding the strengths in families vs. the weaknesses. Teachers will be able to make connections between school and home and empower families to be partners in their child’s education starting in the early years.

    The training will be capped off with a “Conversation on Kindness,” by Jeannette Mare, founder of Ben’s Bell’s.


    Intended Audience:  K-2 teachers


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

    Course Dates: June 28, 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, June 30, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone; Tucson, AZ
    • 19
    Walk away with the knowledge necessary to create an effective data team within your system.  The workshop has three objectives:  1)  Data Team Essentials will detail components of Data Literacy, definitions and team membership;  2)  Data Driven Culture will develop an understanding of how best to build this culture; and 3) Data Action Teams at Work will delve into what data teams do and describe essential knowledge / skills for the team's work.  The strategies and resources shared can become the foundation for your "first steps" at your site.


    This workshop is provided by the ADE, Education Regional Centers and County Superintendent offices as a collaborative effort to meet the data literacy needs in schools.

    Date / Time:  June 30, 2017 8:30-3:30

    Audience:  School leaders, District and school administrators / staff

    Location:  Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N. Stone, Tucson, AZ

    The cost is $50 per person includes materials, lunch and parking.


    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • 8:30 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Friday, July 28, 2017
    • 3:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Altar Valley Elementary District
    • 13

    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: July 24 - 28, 2017

    Location:  Altar Valley Elementary District

    Course Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 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.

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone; Tucson, AZ
    • 13
    Walk away with the knowledge necessary to create an effective data team within your system.  The workshop has three objectives:  1)  Data Team Essentials will detail components of Data Literacy, definitions and team membership;  2)  Data Driven Culture will develop an understanding of how best to build this culture; and 3) Data Action Teams at Work will delve into what data teams do and describe essential knowledge / skills for the team's work.  The strategies and resources shared can become the foundation for your "first steps" at your site.


    This workshop is provided by the ADE, Education Regional Centers and County Superintendent offices as a collaborative effort to meet the data literacy needs in schools.

    Date / Time:  July 25, 2017 8:30-3:30

    Audience:  District and school administrators, school leaders

    Location:  Pima County School Superintendent's Office, 200 N. Stone, Tucson, AZ

    The cost is $50 per person includes materials, lunch and parking.

    • 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
    • 18

    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.

     

    • 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.

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