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    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Office of the Pima County School Superintendent
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    Have you ever wondered how nature “chooses” its shapes? Is it possible to make a cubic bubble? How can Zome both reveal and inspire fascinating relationships between geometry and art? This workshop will tackle these questions and more using Zometools – a geometric construction set unlike anything you have seen before. Come learn from master middle and high school mathematics educator and Einstein Fellow Emeritus, Peg Cagle, how to effectively use this learning tool to take your students on creative learning adventures. Each teacher who attends this workshop will receive a small starter kit of Zometools and will have access to borrow a larger kit for classroom use from The STEMAZing Project.

    Audience: 4th-12th Grade Teachers (math, science, technology, engineering, and/or other subjects interested in integration options)

    (In order to maximize the impact of this workshop, only educators who work directly with students will be allowed to register and receive a kit. Please contact DaNel Hogan if you would like to attend but are in an administrative role.)

    Facilitator: Einstein Fellow Emeritus and Zometool Expert Peg Cagle

    Location: Office of the Pima County School Superintendent       200 N Stone Avenue | Tucson, AZ 85701

    Course Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Cost: $25 cost includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

    Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and releases at 3:30 pm.

    This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.

    Media Policy:

    The Pima County School Superintendent's Office and its partners often take photographs and videos during events and workshops as they occur. By registering for this event and/or workshop you are granting permission to use these images to promote our programs in print, on the web, and on social media.

    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.  Cancellations can be emailed to: ricky.hernandez@schools.pima.gov.  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
    • 2


    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.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Office of the Pima County School Superintendent
    • 6


    Meet Edison and take him back to the classroom with you! (www.meetedison.com) Edison is a little robot, with lots of potential.  From pre-programmed barcodes to drag and drop graphical programming and even the ability to use Python (a relatively simple programming language), there are lots of EdVentures this starter robot can take your students on. You can even program Edison to be controlled using a television remote! We are certain you will get hooked on this small but powerful robot. Each participant will get an Edison robot along with the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and accessories to go along with their new robot including compatible LEGOs! Kit valued at nearly $100.    

    Audience: K-12th Grade Classroom Teachers ONLY

    (Due to an agreement with Microbric, LLC only traditional classroom educators can receive an Edison robot and kit. If you are interested in meeting Edison but educate students in a different role - homeschool, PreK, administration, librarian, informal educator, etc, please contact DaNel Hogan for options to attend but not receive a kit.)

    Facilitators: STEMAZing Facilitators and Teacher Leaders Sherrie Dennis, Carmen Barnes, Aimee Katz, Karl Griffor, and Amanda McPherson

    Location: Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, 200 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

    Course Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Cost: $25 includes Edison robot, accessory kit, book, continental breakfast, and lunch.

    Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.

    (NOTE: Edison Robots are provided to teachers attending this workshop under an agreement with Microbric. All participants who attend this workshop understand their contact information will be shared with Microbric (name, work address, work phone, work email, organization the educator works for, school district, position, and grade level) and consent to have Microbic contact them via email.)

    This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.

    Media Policy:

    The Pima County School Superintendent's Office and its partners often take photographs and videos during events and workshops as they occur. By registering for this event and/or workshop you are granting permission to use these images to promote our programs in print, on the web, and on social media.

    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.  Cancellations can be emailed to: ricky.hernandez@schools.pima.gov.  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
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pima County Juvenile Detention Center
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    Join us for a the second workshop in a  series designed specifically for busy school administrators! 

    Enjoy lunch while listening to the Pima County Juvenile professionals discuss what happens when one of your students is arrested at school. They will walk you through a case from the arrest through detention and sentencing. Also learn about which offenses typically result in detention and which do not.

    Participants are welcome to stay after the presentation to tour the Juvenile Detention Center.

    Audience: School Administrators

    Facilitators: Pima County Juvenile Court

    Location:  Detention Facility of the Pima County Juvenile Court Center, 2225 E. Ajo Way,  Tucson, AZ 85713

    Cost: $15  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.

    • 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.

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus
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    FREE workshop for Cochise County 3rd-8th Grade Teachers working in public or private schools

    Meet Edison and take him back to the classroom with you! (www.meetedison.com) Edison is a little robot, with lots of potential.  From pre-programmed barcodes to drag and drop graphical programming and even the ability to use Python (a relatively simple programming language), there are lots of EdVentures this starter robot can take your students on. You can even program Edison to be controlled using a television remote! We are certain you will get hooked on this small but powerful robot. Each participant will get an Edison robot along with the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and accessories to go along with their new robot including compatible LEGOs! Kit valued at nearly $100. Participants will also be introduced to the ENLIST project (Engineering New Leadership in STEM Teaching). Learn how you can connect your classroom with a local STEM mentor.

    Audience: Cochise County 3rd-8th Grade Teachers in public or private schools

    FOUR hours of professional development for state re-certification will be granted.

    Sponsors: Thanks to Charles Weinberg and American Systems for their gracious support of the accessory kits for teachers. Thanks to UA South and Science Foundation Arizona for providing both breakfast and lunch for the workshop.

    (In order to maximize the impact of this workshop, only educators who work directly with students will be allowed to register and receive a kit. Please contact DaNel Hogan if you would like to attend but are in an administrative role.)

    Facilitators: STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Brenda Kilmurray and Karl Griffor, UA South Professor Sandee Trevino

    Location: Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus (Horace Steele Room), 901 Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

    Course Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Cost: FREE includes Edison robot, accessory kit, book, continental breakfast, and lunch.

    Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:30 am. Workshop begins at 9:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm.

    (NOTE: Edison Robots are provided to teachers attending this workshop under an agreement with Microbric. All participants who attend this workshop understand their contact information will be shared with Microbric (name, work address, work phone, work email, organization the educator works for, school district, position, and grade level) and consent to have Microbic contact them via email.)

    This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.

    Media Policy:

    The Pima County School Superintendent's Office and its partners often take photographs and videos during events and workshops as they occur. By registering for this event and/or workshop you are granting permission to use these images to promote our programs in print, on the web, and on social media.

    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.  Cancellations can be emailed to: ricky.hernandez@schools.pima.gov.  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, February 01, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Pima Co. School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone Tucson 85701
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    The 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 (8:00-4:00) will cover the following topics:

    • February 1, 2018: Trust and Rapport and Four Support Functions
    • February 2, 2018: Planning Conversation Map, Cognitive Coaching Capabilities, Response Behaviors and the Planning Conversation
    • March 1, 2018: Review & Integration, Meditational Questions and the Reflecting Conversation
    • March 2, 2018: Five Categories of Feedback, Navigating Support Functions, The Role of Data in Mediating Thinking and Reflecting Conversations with a Meta Coach
    • April 5, 2018: Review and Reflection, Filters of Perception: Representational Systems, Cognitive Style, Educational Belief Systems
    • April 6, 2018: Cognitive Shift and The Problem-Resolving Conversation
    • May 3, 2018: The Pace, Going for the Goal, Listening for States of Mind
    • May 4, 2018: States of Mind, The Lead, Pacing and Leading


    Early Bird Rate: $600

    Early Bird rate ends January 5, 2018

    Regular Rate: $650 after January 5, 2018


    • Registration fee includes materials, parking and continental breakfast.
    • 56 hours of professional development credit.
    • No refunds on registration after January 18, 2018.

     

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