Professional Development Workshops
This course will review introductory concepts of gifted education, including national gifted standards, Arizona Department of Education requirements, identification measures, and program and service models. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the field of gifted education, terminology and best practices for instruction. This course is suitable for teachers who work with gifted students and/or advanced learners, or who are interested in working with gifted and advanced learners, as well as counselors, administrators and school leaders.
This course will include 15 hours of synchronous instruction plus 15 hours of asynchronous participation.
This course can be taken in conjunction with Social and Emotional Support for Gifted Learners and Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners to provide the required 90 hours for the provisional gifted endorsement in Arizona.
Friday, September 30, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual through the Pima County School Superintendent's Office
Marianne Landrith is the Program Director of Frameworks & Foundations and GiftED for the Pima County School Superintendent's Office. Marianne has taught for 35 years in regular and gifted education. She has coordinated a Jacob K. Javits Grant in Pima County, worked as a Teacher Trainer/Mentor, Peer Coach Trainer and Program Facilitator. Marianne also coordinates the Southern Arizona Gifted Network, and currently serves on the Executive Board Directors of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).
Louise Till is a consultant for K-12 gifted and regular education specializing in curriculum and instruction. Louise has taught kindergarten through college, and has worked as a librarian, mentor, coach, professional development facilitator and coordinator in gifted education. She is currently a Program Manager at the University of Arizona. Louise holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, an MFA in Creative Writing and is currently a doctoral student in Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).
Date: Friday, October 28th
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Summary: This experience provides rising 8th through 12th-grade students across Pima County with a two-hour virtual learning opportunity. The session will inform high school students about Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing career paths and connect them to postsecondary Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing program options.
The session includes:
Summary: This experience provides rising 8th through 12th grade students across Pima County with a two hour virtual learning opportunity. The session will inform high school students about medical field career paths and connect them to postsecondary healthcare program options.
This session includes:
Brought to you by The Pima County School Superintendent's Business & Education Partnerships Program, The Center for the Future of Arizona, The Pima County Workforce Investment Board, and the Pima for Youth Program at Pima Community College.
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:
Location: Pima County School Superintendent's Office | 200 N. Stone Tucson, AZ 85701
Registration fee: $1,000
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