Inaugural 2014 Health and Nutrition Services Division Conference Scheduled for September 25-27, 2014
Arizona K-12 Business-Education Partnership Symposium
Friday, January 31, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd | Phoenix, AZ 85040
Governor’s Office of Education Innovation
Why the Symposium?
Arizona public K-12 schools need effective partnerships to help advance student achievement and prepare students for higher education and the workforce. This event will focus on developing capacity to create and sustain business partnerships with Arizona K-12 schools and districts.
Topics Covered Include:
Who should attend?
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Go to www.azbec.org for more information.
Designing Comprehensive Evaluation Systems: Summit V: Supporting Principals as Instructional Leaders in the Observation Process, with a Focus on AZ College & Career Ready Standards Integration
Sunday, February 9, 2014-Monday, February 10, 2014
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotels Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, AZ
Sunday, February 9, 2014: Registration, 9:30-11:30, Summit V, 11:45-5:00
Monday, February 10, 2014: Breakfast, 7:00-7:45, Summit V, 7:45-4:00
The Danielson Group
Keynote Speaker, Sunday, February 9th
Charlotte is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in teacher evaluation systems that ensure teacher quality.
Council of Chief School Officers (CCSSO)
Keynote Speaker, Monday, February 10th
Janice is the Strategic Initiative Director for Education Workforce where she leads the work of assisting states with developing and implementing coherent and comprehensive systems of educator effectiveness.
Break Out Sessions
Coherence Alignment Process presented by Lynn Holdheide, Deputy Director Center, Great Teachers and Leaders: Explore a process to ensure that your teacher observation system is aligned and supports the kinds of teaching practices demanded by the AZ College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS).
Overview of Resources to Support Implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, ADE K-12 Academic Standards Staff : Explore the most current and valuable resources available to effectively implement ACCRS, as well as the purpose of the resources, who they would be most beneficial for, and how they might benefit a principal as an instructional leader.
A Deeper Dive into Considerations for Implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and Application of the EQuIP Rubric, ADE K-12 Academic Standards Staff: This session will provide tools such as a consideration framework and the EQulp Rubric, (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) which identifies high‐quality materials and leads to understanding of what is expected in ACCRS’s rigorous instruction needed for implementation and effective teacher evaluation.
Principal Evaluation/Vertical Alignment present by Dr. Deb Duval, Executive Director, AZ School Administrator Association: Explore the connections among principal and teacher evaluation and the supports necessary for the evaluators of principals, as principals as evaluatees and principals as evaluators of teachers.
Merging Teacher Evaluation and the ACCRS, presented by Charlotte Danielson, The Danielson Group: The Framework for Teaching shares important underlying assumptions with the ACCRS, in particular the emphasis on conceptual understanding and cognitive engagement in challenging content. These are not, however, easy to implement, as they make new demands on both teachers’ and evaluators’ skills and understanding. This session will describe the merging of these important, large and complex initiatives.
Creating Conditions to Foster An Effective Principal Role: Instructional Leader, Talent Manager, and Culture Builder presented by Jackie Gran, Chief Policy and Partnership Officer, New Leaders Inc.: Based on New Leaders’ original research on high-performing school districts and effective school leaders, this session will share findings on what our best school systems do to enable principals to be successful not just individually, but at scale across an entire district.
Instructional Supervision presented by Tess Lauffer, AZ Department of Education: What to look for in teacher practice that produces rigorous and complex student thinking, as well as what to look for in the classroom environment & learning culture that support rigorous and complex student thinking.
Instructional Conversations presented by Janice Poda, Strategic Initiative Director, Council of Chief School Officers: Discuss strategies for engaging in productive and meaningful instructional conversations with teachers as part of the observation process.
Leadership vs. Management…the art of “Time Management”-Sid Bailey, Director of Leadership Development, AZ Charter School Association: Sure, I want to be an “Instructional Leader”, but who has the time? Once clearly understanding the value and difference between Leadership and Management skills, participants will take a close look at how to effectively manage time in such a way as to balance both sets of skills. Participants will exit the session, tools in hand, prepared to manage time in a more impactful way.
Cost of Conference: $250/person. Registration and hotel closing date is January 31, 2014
You will not be receiving a conference confirmation email.
Hotel Reservations must be made separately. To reserve a guest room, please click this link or call 1-800-222-8733. The state per diem rate is $141.00 + tax. The cost includes free wireless internet in the guest room. Should you have any issues, please contact Laura Dudzik by phone at (602) 364-1851 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
December 11-13, 2013
Save The Date – 2 Choices Available
Friday, June 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prescott Mile High Middle School, Prescott, AZ
Friday, June 14, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Andrada Polytechnic High School, Vail, AZ
Why Should I Attend the Assessment Summit?
Open to all Arizona educators and educator leaders, this summit will give attendees the opportunity to:
- Earn 6.0 professional development hours
- Receive assessment updates (including PARCC & NCSC)
- Become familiar with new assessment initiatives
- Learn classroom assessment strategies from fellow Arizona teachers
- Network with other Arizona educators, educator leaders, and ADE staff
The Assessment Summit has been reasonably priced at only $45 per participant, including lunch and snacks.
Click the link above for complete details about the Prescott Summit on June 7, 2013.
Click the link above for complete details about the Vail Summit on June 14, 2013.
Prescott – Lindsey Connor
Lindsey Connor is a 7th Grade Pre-Algebra teacher at San Tan Elementary, located in Gilbert, Arizona. After completing her fifth year of teaching, Lindsey was recently recognized as the 2012 Higley Unified School District Teacher of the Year by fellow colleagues and school administrators. She now serves as a 2013 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador of Excellence.
Lindsey obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education from Ohio University, and her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Arizona State University. A true believer in continuous education, Lindsey recently enrolled in the National Board Certification program to earn distinguished recognition in the teaching profession.
Lindsey attributes her love of teaching to educators who have made a difference in her life, and is inspired by the simple pleasure of instilling the importance of learning in all of her students.
Vail – Becky Cavacos
Born and raised in Tucson, Becky has taught grades 1-4 for 29 years, 27 of them spent in TUSD, and currently teaches at Borton Magnet School. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and has mentored many beginning teachers, student teachers and pre-service teachers throughout her career. She was recently named a 2013 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence.