Professional Development Workshops
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Ever wonder what magical and mysterious happenings occur in the desert at night? Explore Saguaro Park After Dark! Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the desert night. Starting in the early afternoon, meet to learn about desert ecology and geology which you can either engage your students with back in the classroom or on a future field trip to the park. After dinner, everyone will be issued a headlamp, water bottles will be filled, and off you go for a hike into the desert. The hike will cover no more than a mile and a half round trip and will be leisurely paced. You'll explore a sandy wash with unique rock outcroppings, find a cool place for sunset, listen for the magical call of the Elf owl, walk in the paw prints of bobcats and coyotes, and let the darkness fall around you. Rangers will share stories about nocturnal park life and answer all those curious questions that being out after dark brings to mind. The walk out will be under the light of the stars and with headlamps for your comfort and safety.
Audience: PreK-8th Grade Teachers
(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 and Saguaro Park Rangers
Location: Saguaro National Park - West, 2700 N Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Course Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Cost: $25 cost includes materials, snacks, lunch, and after workshop s'mores..
Time: Snacks and check-in starts at 2:00 pm. Workshop begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Dinner will be provided. You are welcome to stay for s'more fun until 9:00 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.
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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: email@example.com. 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.
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
This workshop is a repeat of the workshop held on October 25th. Teachers are only allowed to attend this workshop once and receive ONE Edison robot.
(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.)
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, December 5, 2017, 4:30-7:30 pm
Audience: All grade level general and special education teachers
Location: Pima Community College -- Community Campus; 401 N. Bonita Avenue; Room A112
When: Saturday, December 12, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 4:30-7:30 pm
Location: Flowing Wells Professional Development Center; 1556 W. Prince Road (east of Administration Building)
When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 4:30-7:30 pm
Participants will attend four monthly that will focus on leadership skills, school culture, vision and hiring/recruiting great teachers, among other topics. All participants will be mentored by Lisa Long. Mentor relationships will be onsite and structured to meet the needs of the school leader participating in the program.
Four Full Day Group Sessions
Four Onsite Mentoring Sessions
Dates for Group Sessions
January 12, 2018
February 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
May 11, 2018
Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
200 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85701
For more information:
Lisa Long, Director of Educational Outreach
Payment PolicyPayments 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 PolicyCancellations 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.
Dale Bender, Crisis Response Center
Dr. Andrea Romero, University of Arizona
Todd A. Jaeger, JD, Superintendent of Amphitheater Public Schools
Kelley Burroughs, Jewish Family and Children Services
Audience: School Administrators, Counselors, Teachers and School Resource Officers
Location: Abrams Public Health Center (Room 3102)
3950 S. Country Club Rd. #100, Tucson, AZ 85714
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:
Regular Rate: $650 after January 5, 2018
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