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Writing Foundations K-2 6 hours 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 Location: Office of the Pima County School Superintendent 200 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:30-3:30 Cost: $60 cost includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and parking.
Civil Rights in America The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved. This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:00-3:00 Audience: Middle and High School Social Studies teachers, teacher leaders Location: Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, 200 N. Stone Tucson, AZ Cost: Free -- materials and lunch included; parking is on your won
Empathy & Beyond ... Making Schools & Communities Whole Again How do we help students discover personal success and contribute to the betterment of society? Understanding and developing empathy is a start! This two day professional development immersion will help you create, balance, and sustain an empathic mindset in our schools when we live in a culture that doesn’t always value it. Choose from over 20 breakout sessions that will help impact your classroom!
When: Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, and Administrators Location: Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson Cost: $99 until March 31st, 2017; $125 after March 31st
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: Wednesday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 6, 2017 8:30-3:30, June 1, 2017 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Audience: K-3rd Grade Teachers, K-5 ELL teachers, K-8 Special Education Teachers Location: Manzanita Elementary School (Catalina Foothills USD), 3000 E. Manzanita Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718 Cost: $50 for all 5 days (Assessment book and fundamentals of reading book included. Lunch NOT included.)
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