Arizona Future Problem Solving Fall Workshop

Arizona Future Problem Solving Fall Kick Off

Looking for a Program incorporating the
Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and one that enhances critical and creative thinking?
Then look at Arizona Future Problem Solving (AZFPS)!

Arizona Future Problem Solving is an affiliate of
FPSPI, Future Problem Solving Program International

Arizona Future Problem Solving announces a fall workshop for Teachers, Parents, and AZFPS Coaches (prospective and current ones).

  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 8:30- 3:30 at the Herberger Young Scholars Academy, ASU West. 4701 W Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306
  • Cost is $45 per person and $10 per person for additional people from one school/district.
  • Payment may be made by purchase order, cash or check.

The workshop will cover the Creative Problem Solving Process as used in the FPS Program, vocabulary, techniques, and tools for FPSP and how to incorporate the FPS model into an educational program K-12. Arizona College and Career Ready Standards are covered using the Future Problem Solving Program.

  • Attendees will receive Recertification and Gifted Endorsement credit hours.
  • Snacks will be provided. Attendees should bring a sack lunch.

To register, contact Joanne Spiess:
[email protected], or call (602) 535-6215.

Registration intent (email or phone # above)
must be received by August 17.


AAGT Parent Institute 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by the
Herberger Young Scholars Academy on Arizona State University – West Campus
4701 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306

8th Annual Parent Institute Flyer

8th Annual Parent Institute Flyer

What is Parent Institute Day?
AAGT’s Parent Institute is a one day event geared towards the needs of Arizona’s parents of gifted and talented children. Our goal is to advocate, educate, and communicate on behalf of gifted learners in the state of Arizona. Your day starts with a dynamic keynote speaker, opportunities to meet with statewide stakeholders and elected officials, and breakout sessions based on parents’ needs.

Also provided is an on-site enrichment program for K-8 students to attend while their parents are in sessions.

Adult Registration Fees:
$25 Member/$35 Non-Member. Lunch is included for adults.

K-8 Student Enrichment Program:
$25 per child – students must bring a bag lunch. Lunch is not provided for students. Space in this program is limited!

Deadline to register is Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Register online at https://aagt.wildapricot.org/event-2269432

Questions? Call 602.882.1848 or email [email protected]

PSDI Advanced/Honors Strategies Sessions – Tucson & Phoenix

The 2016 Phoenix Desert Summer

Institute
Advanced/Honors Strategies Sessions
www.pdsisummerworkshops.com

Most of these courses may also be used for the

Gifted Endorsement.

In conjunction with the Phoenix Desert AP®

Summer Institute, we are pleased to offer the following newly designed workshop

sessions. These sessions are designed for any teacher in grades 7-10 who assists building

the school’s overall Academic Excellence Initiative. Cost for the four day workshop

is $695.00 per person.

Tucson Session
June 21-24, 2016 (Tuesday – Friday)
At: Tucson High Magnet School
400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phoenix Session
July 18-21, 2016 (Monday-Thursday)
At: Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

More information, class syllabus, class description, presenter information and information

on hotels offering special rates may be found at the following website: www.pdsisummerworkshops.com.

For AP* Classes only: www.phoenixdesertsi.com.

Click here for more information about these sessions.


Click here for information about the
2016 Phoenix Desert AP Summer Institute courses.


PDSI AP Summer Institute – Tucson & Phoenix

Chandler Gifted Summer Summit – Thursday, July 14th

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program ~ Applications due April 14, 2016

Collegiate Scholars Academy, Grades 9-12

2016 Collegiate Scholars Academy

This is a fantastic opportunity for 9th-11th grade students to experience college firsthand and continue their academic and personal development over the summer!

The Collegiate Scholars Academy allows a student to fast track their future and earn college credit this summer. Courses in a variety of topics are taught in-person by ASU faculty on an ASU campus. Collegiate Scholars Academy summer participants gain full access to ASU campus resources such as the library, tutoring services, and Sun Devil Fitness complex in addition to special presentations and workshops to aid in college preparation, degree selection, and scholarships.

Our program dates are officially set and the application is available online at https://eoss.asu.edu/collegiate-academy

Applications are due March 4, 2016
      Program dates: – June 6 – July 1, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Winter On-Line Professional Development

Gifted On-Line Professional Development

The Jefferson County School District in Golden, Colorado offers a quarterly rotation of over 20 high quality online courses on various topics related to teaching and nurturing gifted learners. Courses begin in January, March, June and October and are open to anyone in the educational field interested in deepening their understanding of giftedness and gaining practical strategies to use in the classroom and beyond. For more details about these on-line PD courses, click here.

Winter Courses: Six classes beginning January 12th for individuals who wish to register.

Cohorts: For groups of eight or more teachers, a private cohort can be requested for any course to start at your specified date

Course Requirements: A ½ hour live webinar kicks off eight weeks of online learning. The webinar will be recorded for viewing if you cannot attend the live session. Students are required to participate in the discussion boards, complete readings, and submit course assignments each week. The work load is approximately 2-4 hours per week.

Price: $100 per course, per participant

Credit Options: 45 clock hours through the Jefferson County School District are automatically included. Each course may also be taken for three graduate credits from Adams State University for an additional $165. Credits can be used towards re-licensure, a GATE certificate from Adams State University, and/or to prepare for a GT Endorsement.

To register, email Donette Sis at [email protected]. For all other questions, email: Contact Penelope Heinigk, [email protected] or Tonia Heffley, [email protected].

Barrett Summer Scholars ~ Grades 7, 8, & 9

The Barrett Summer Scholars (BSS) is a fantastic opportunity for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders to experience college firsthand and continue their academic and personal development over the summer. This unique program at Arizona State University is specifically designed for gifted, honors and academically-talented 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. This residential program invites students to live on campus, engage in college-level coursework, and participate in a community of peers from across the state. The program helps to prepare students for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. The application is available online at https://eoss.asu.edu/bss. Applications must be submitted by March 4, 2016.

Barrett Summer Scholars provides students with a glimpse into the life of a college student and strives to give its participants a holistic experience that includes engaging in intellectually-stimulating coursework, living in a residence hall, and participating in a community of peers who share in their interests and abilities.

The 2015 program dates for students enrolled in 7th, 8th and 9th grade during the 2013-2014 school year are:

  • 9th grade program: June 5 – June 17, 2016 at ASU Tempe & ASU Downtown Phoenix
  • 8th grade, Session One: June 19 – 24, 2016 at ASU Polytechnic
  • 8th grade, Session Two – June 26 – July 1, 2016 at ASU Polytechnic
  • 7th grade program – June 26 – July 1, 2016 at ASU West

*Students in 8th grade are invited to participate in either Session One OR Session Two.

Barrett Summer Scholars program contact: Cecilia Maez at [email protected]

For more detailed information about our program, visit our website at https://eoss.asu.edu/bss.

Lastly, school administrators can register for an information session at https://eoss.asu.edu/bss/infosession

Questions?   Email us at [email protected] or call (480) 965-6060.

Arizona Future Problem Solving Winter Workshop – January 30, 2016

Arizona Future Problem Solving Winter Workshop – January 30, 2016

Arizona Future Problem Solving announces a winter workshop for Teachers, Parents, and AZFPS Coaches (prospective and current ones).

  • January 30, 2016 from 8:30 – 3:30 at the ASU West, Sands Building, Room #225, 4701 W Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306
  • Cost is $45 per person and $10 per person for additional people from one school/district. Payment may be made by purchase order, cash or check.

The workshop will cover the Creative Problem Solving Process as used in the FPS Program, vocabulary, techniques, and tools for FPSP and how to incorporate the FPS model into an educational program K-12. Arizona College and Career Ready Standards are covered using the Future Problem Solving Program.

  • Attendees will receive Recertification and Gifted Endorsement credit hours.
  • Snacks will be provided. Attendees should bring a sack lunch.

To register, contact Joanne Spiess: [email protected], or (602) 535-6215.
Registration intent must be received by January 23rd. Click here for the flyer.

Arizona Future Problem Solving is an affiliate of FPSPI, Future Problem Solving Program International

Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented (AAGT)