Comprehensive Professional Development Opportunities for Educators and School Leaders

| December 22, 2014

As educators and districts continue to transition to the AZCCRS, the Northeast Arizona Regional Center (NEARC) continues to offer comprehensive professional development designed to move from an understanding of the Arizona College & Career Readiness standards into instructional practices. NEARC and the CCESA are dedicated to ensuring that school-age children in the Northeastern Region graduate college- and career-ready. One way we hope to reach that goal is by offering cost-effective professional development opportunities to the educators and leaders in our schools.

Through the NEARC RTTT funding, the CCESA Office of I& D is able to offer classes at a reduced rate. Most 7 – 13 hour classes are priced at $25.00 per session. Teachers and principals that participate in CCESA’s classes receive many valuable resources and access to Trainer of Trainer materials.

Attached please find courses/series that have been scheduled for the winter/spring. Please remember our office can also deliver site based professional development packages customized to your individual school’s needs.

REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES HERE or at this site:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WinterSpring15

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Role of Engaging SECONDARY Students in Collaborative Discussions—ELA: History/SS, Science, & Technical Subjects 6-12 $25 – AZCCR Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard #1 asks for students to “prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.” What does this mean for your students? How can you incorporate discourse into your class-room? During this 6-hour training participants will be introduced to and experience a variety of methods to engage 6th-12th grade students in academic discourse that is applicable to all content areas. January 24 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

Informational/Explanatory Writing for PRIMARY Teachers K-3 $25 – The AZCCRS are asking teachers to implement more Informational/Explanatory writing. How does this look in the K-3 classroom? Come find out in this 6-hour session. We will focus on various tools for teaching a beginning structure for informational pieces and how to support writing with evidence, as well as analyzing several K-3 informational texts. Recommended for K-3 teachers and K-5 Special Education teachers. January 24 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

Engaging ELEMENTARY Students in Collaborative Discussions—ELA: History/SS, Science, & Technical Subjects K-5 $25 AZCCR Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard #1 asks for students to “prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.” What does this mean for your students? How can you incorporate discourse into your class-room? During this 6-hour session participants will be introduced to and experience a variety of methods to engage K-5 students in academic discourse that is applicable to all content areas. February 11 & 18 4:00 pm-7:00 pm @ Ponderosa HS

Argument Literacy for SECONDARY Teachers 4-12 (2 days) $25– The AZCCRS are asking teachers to implement opinion/argument writing. What does opinion/argument writing look like in the K-3 classroom? Come find out in this 6-hour session. We will focus on various tools for teaching a beginning structure for opinion pieces, as well as analyzing several K-3 books that emphasize argument writing. These strategies are flexible and can be used for various genres and formats depending on your grade level. February 28 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

Opinion/Argument Writing for PRIMARY Teachers K-3 $25 – The AZCCRS are asking teachers to implement opinion/argument writing. What does opinion/argument writing look like in the K-3 classroom? Come find out in this 6-hour session. We will focus on vari-ous tools for teaching a beginning structure for opinion pieces, as well as analyzing several K-3 books that emphasize argument writing. These strategies are flexible and can be used for various genres and formats depending on your grade level. February 28 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

Socratic Seminar for SECONDARY Teachers 6-12 $25 – Participants will engage in Socratic Seminar as a student, and then prepare and deliver a “mini” seminar as the instructor. Topics will include the following: preparation for Socratic discussions, generating text-based questions, facilitation of seminar, and extension activities. Participants will also receive a book about using Socratic Seminars. April 18 (8 am-4 pm) @ Ponderosa HS

LETRS K-3 (6 days) $160 LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) pro-vides educators with a core understanding of language structure and helps them gain in-depth instructional information to complement their teaching practices. Rather than replacing the core basal reading program, LETRS brings deeper knowledge of reading instruction by addressing each component—phoneme awareness; phonics, decoding, spelling, and word study; oral language development; vocabulary; reading fluency; comprehension; and writing-as well as the foundational concepts that link them. Recommended for K-3 and special education teachers. Feb 20 (4-7pm), Feb 21 (9am-4pm), March 6 (4-7pm), March 7 (9am-4pm), April 10 (4-7pm), and April 11 (9am-4pm) @ Ponderosa HS

Close Reading for PRIMARY Teachers K-3 $25 – Participants will learn how to facilitate “The Close Reading Routine” in the elementary classroom. Participants will learn about various modeling techniques and activities to demonstrate the close reading routine in the primary classroom. Teachers can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text-dependent questions. TBD 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

EQuIP Rubric K-12 $25 – Aligning lessons and materials to the Standards: This workshop will provide educators with an opportunity to learn about and apply the EQuIP (Evaluating Quality Educational Products) Rubric to instruction-al materials to see how well they align to the AZCCRS. This useful tool can be used both to evaluate current instructional materials used at a building or district and provide guidance in developing new material. January 31 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS *It is required that registrants have completed at least one Phase 2 course.

Formative Assessment in the ELA & Math Classroom K-12 $25 – This 7-hour session will focus on the effective use of formative assessment to support student achievement of the AZCCRS. Participants will explore the following topics: clarifying learning goals and success criteria; eliciting and interpreting real-time evidence; engaging in responsive pedagogy (including descriptive feedback); involving students as active owners of their learning; and creating and managing a collaborative classroom environment for formative assessment. March 7 8:00 am-4:00 pm @ Ponderosa HS

SEI K-12 6 days $200 This 45 hour course will provide an in depth look at concepts surrounding Structured English Immersion (SEI) and assist teachers in developing effective lessons for language and cultural minority students incorporating the SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol). This training will allow teachers to meet either of the following requirements for SEI certification: First Class for provisional licensing OR Completion Class (for teachers already having their provisional SEI). March 27 (4-8pm), March 28 (8am-4pm), April 17 (4-8pm), April 18 (8am-4pm), May 1 (4-8pm), and May 2 (8am-4pm) @ Ponderosa HS

The Progression of Fractions 3-6 $25 – The Progression of Fractions through Grades 3-6: What it means and how it is taught for College & Career Readiness. Explore the learning progressions for fractions and learn about the major and supporting concepts necessary at each of these grades to build coherent under-standing as students move through each grade. The class will include a variety of hands-on, rigorous activities for teachers to use to build conceptual and procedural fluency. February 7 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

The Progression of Number and Operations in Base 10 K-5 $25 – The Progression of Number and Operations in Base 10 for Grade K-5: What it means and how it is taught for College & Career Readiness. Explore the learning progressions for Number and Operations in Base Ten and learn about the major and supporting concepts necessary at each of these grades to build coherent understanding of place value. Included in this exploration will be a variety of hands-on, rigorous activities for teachers to use to build conceptual and procedural fluency. April 11 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

Writing in the Mathematics Classroom 3-8 $25 How does writing allow students to engage in this practice? What does the teaching of this standard look like? What does engaging in this standard look like from the student perspective? Participants will learn about strategies and tools that help students actively engage in this standard. Writing for argument in mathematics will be a key focus. May 16 8:30 am-3:30 pm @ Ponderosa HS

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