Professional Development Workshops
This course will review the social and emotional characteristics of gifted students, differences between high achievers, gifted learners and creative thinkers and the full range of diverse learners who identify as gifted including culturally, linguistically and economically diverse students. We will review twice exceptional learners, overexcitabilities, asynchronous development, perfectionism, and underachievement. Instructional strategies for support will include trauma informed pedagogy, and self-regulation.
This course will include 15 hours of synchronous instruction plus 15 hours of asynchronous participation.
This course can be taken in conjunction with Gifted Education 101 and Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners to provide the required 90 hours for the provisional gifted endorsement in Arizona.
Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 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 two programs, CommunityShare, 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 for 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 and is a doctoral candidate in Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).
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