Professional Development Workshops
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:
Audience: K-3rd grade teachers, K-5 ELL teachers, K-8 special education teachers
Course Dates: January 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 2018
Location: McCorkle Academy of Excellence, 4455 S. Mission Road, Tucson, AZ 85746
Course Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for all 5-days (Assessment book and fundamentals of reading book included. Lunch NOT included.)
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.
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 9, 2018, 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)
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
Course Dates: Saturdays --January 20, February 10, March 24, April 28, May 19, 2018
Location: Rothery Education Center Conference Room; Sierra Vista USD; 3305 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista 85635
Are you running for local, state or federal office? Join the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office to tackle the intricacies of how our schools are funded. What are the most important differences? Do all schools get the same amount of money? Learn the facts about school finance with Ricky Hernandez, Chief Financial Officer of the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office. During this interactive session you will be provided with insight on school funding, taxes, challenges, and misconceptions.
Those in attendance will receive the School Finance “Cheat Sheet”
Audience: Anyone who is interested in or currently running for local, state or federal office or anyone interested in or currently working on a campaign.
Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office | 200 N. Stone Ave.,Tucson, AZ 85701
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:
Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office | 200 N. Stone Tucson, AZ 85701
Regular Rate: $650 after January 5, 2018
Course Dates: February 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 2018
Location: Nogales USD, Nogales, Arizona
Research is a Life-Skill, Not a Unit of Study – Engaging Students with the Critical Literacy Skills Needed to Evaluate and Use Information for Authentic Reasons.
“Researchers are game-changers, innovators. Research—be it that of scientists, historians, journalists, musicians, architects, artists, doctors, or teachers—is the way we as humans evolve. Literally.” Chris Lehman
This professional development will explore the different ways we can engage students with the real reasons people conduct research while focusing on how to model the process of strategically navigating the massive amounts of information that is now available to all of us. As we increase our demand for incorporation of effective and relevant evidence and reasoning in student work, we must provide them with authentic models of research to study and emulate, and explore authentic ways students can share what they produce. This training will include the book Energizing Research Reading and Writing by Chris Lehman
Audience: Grade 4-12 teachers, instructional coaches, principals, curriculum coordinators
Course Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Course Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office; 200 N. Stone Tucson 85701
Course Time: 8:30-3:30
Cost: $50 - includes materials, Lehman's book, and parking; lunch is on your own.
Facilitator: Jenna Quarelli-Buck, ADE
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. 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.
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