Masonic Model Student Assistance Program (MMSAP) 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. MMSAP involves practical practice sessions designed to simulate real events
Audience: K-12 Educators
Location: Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A, Nogales, AZ
Course Dates: January 14-16, 2019 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost for materials and lunch are covered by the Arizona Masonic Foundation
This Booster class is designed as a follow-up session for participants who have already taken the 3-day MMSAP training. Participants revisit, reflect, and analyze their use of the MMSAP strategies in order to re-strengthen and enhance their existing programs. In the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program (MMSAP) “educators” learned to: identify, intervene with, and create appropriate intervention plans for students that may be at risk.
Audience: K-12 Educators
Location: Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A, Nogales, AZ
Course Dates: January 17, 2019 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Cost for materials and lunch are covered by the Arizona Masonic Foundation.
Supervising Practitioners Colloquium This course fulfills the state requirement that each cooperating teacher receives training by the professional preparation institution. Participants will be certified to serve as cooperating teachers for students at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Components integral to becoming a successful mentor such as relationships, learning environments, coaching, instruction, and professionalism will be explored from a personal perspective.
When: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:30-7:30 pm
Audience: All grade level general and special education teachers
Location: Flowing Wells Professional Development Center; 1556 W. Prince Road (east of Administration Building)
Adaptive Schools Seminar The Adaptive Schools Foundation and Advanced Seminars present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning. In the four-day Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar, participates will develop:
An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
Ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful
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 Adaptive SchoolsSM Agency Trainer for the Arizona K12 Center. Dates: January 17th, 18th and March 28th and March 29th, 2019 Cost: Early Bird Special: $ 400 (4 days) if registered before December 14, 2018. $450 after December 14th. Registration fee includes materials, continental breakfast and parking.
Audience: Administrators, Instructional Leaders, PLC moderators and coaches. Site teams encouraged to attend together.
Location:Pima County School Superintendent’s Office | 200 N. Stone Avenue | Tucson, Arizona 85701
Cognitive Coaching 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 (8:30-4:00) will cover the following topics:
January 24, 2019: Trust and Rapport and Four Support Functions
January 25, 2019: Planning Conversation Map, Cognitive Coaching℠ Capabilities, Response Behaviors and the Planning Conversation
March 7, 2019: Review & Integration, Meditational Questions and the Reflecting Conversation
March 8, 2019: Five Categories of Feedback, Navigating Support Functions, The Role of Data in Mediating Thinking and Reflecting Conversations with a Meta Coach
April 4, 2019: Review and Reflection, Filters of Perception: Representational Systems, Cognitive Style, Educational Belief Systems
April 5, 2019: Cognitive Shift and The Problem-Resolving Conversation
May 9, 2019: The Pace, Going for the Goal, Listening for States of Mind
May 10, 2019: States of Mind, The Lead, Pacing and Leading
Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office | 200 N. Stone Tucson, AZ 85701 Early Bird Rate: $600 Regular Rate: $650 after January 7, 2019
Registration fee includes materials, parking and continental breakfast.
52 hours of professional development credit.
No refunds on registration after January 18, 2018.
Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling (LETRS) LETRS is an ideal follow-up professional learning to Teaching Reading Effectively! Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) is an opportunity for intensive professional development that increases teacher knowledge of literacy. Participants are provided with comprehensive and practical knowledge of how children learn to read, write, and spell. Teachers and administrators can use this knowledge to improve instruction and implement evidence-based literacy interventions.
Module 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read: Explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read.
Module 2 - The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness: Introduces phonemes (speech sounds) and discusses the importance of phonological awareness in reading and spelling instruction.
Module 3 - Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works: Explores the structure and history of English spelling from several angles: phoneme-grapheme correspondence, letter patterns within words, syllables, meaningful word parts (morphemes), and historical layers in the orthography
Dates: February 11, 12 and March 4 and 5, 2019 Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:: Nogales USD | 310 Plum Street | Nogales, AZ 85621 Audience: School teams are encouraged to attend and may be composed 3 - 6 team members, including the following: • K-2 Teacher • 3-5 Teacher • Special Education Teacher/Leader • English Learner Teacher • Reading Coach • District-Level Member
Cost: $325 for 4-days (Cost includes manuals for LETRS Modules 1-3 and parking) Schools may use their Move On When Reading funds for registration. Coaching extension options available upon request after professional development.
Facilitators: Gloria Carrington and Bette Lovelace
Teaching Reading Effectively 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