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Teaching Reading Effectively The SAREC (Southern Arizona Regional Education Center) 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
Teaching Word Identification and Spelling Fluency
Comprehension to summarizing
When: October 25, November 1, 2, 8, 9, 2017 Time: 7:45-3:00 Audience: K-3rd Grade Teachers, K-5 ELL teachers, K-8 Special Education Teachers Location: Flowing Wells Governing Board Room; 1556 W. Prince Tucson 85705 Cost: $50 for all 5 days (Assessment book and fundamentals of reading book included. Lunch NOT included.)
Masonic Model Student Assistance Program Training 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-life scenarios. 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.
Intended Audience: Teams of 4-8 interested in developing or improving an intervention system for their school or LEA.
Location: Santa Cruz County Complex, Courtroom A, 2150 N. Congress, Nogales, AZ Course Dates: August 29-31, 2017 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Charge: Free -- includes materials and lunch each day.
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.
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
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
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, 2017Course 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
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