Tucson Gifted Conference and Odyssey Coaches Training
October 4, 2014
Provided by: REACH – Amphitheater Gifted Services
Hosted by: Canyon del Oro HS – 25 W. Calle Concordia, Tucson 85704
Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: *Free – Open to all parents and teachers*
Keynote: Dr. James Webb: co-author of A Parents Guide to Gifted Children
*Teachers earn recertification and gifted endorsement hours
for morning & afternoon programs
In conjunction with the Phoenix Desert AP* Summer Institute, we are pleased to offer the following workshop sessions:
|Tucson Session||Yuma Session|
|June 18-21, 2014 (Wed- Saturday)||June 23-26, 2014 (Mon -Thurs)|
|Tucson High Magnet School||Gila Ridge High School|
|400 N. 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705||7150 E 24th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365|
|July 14-17, 2014 (Monday through Thursday)|
|Pinnacle High School|
|3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032|
Instructional Strategies Sessions (Grades 7-10)
These sessions are designed for teachers in Grades 7-10 to build a school’s overall Academic Excellence Initiative.
English Strategies: Connecting Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Academic Excellence
This four-day workshop will offer teachers hands on activities, group discussions and strategies to prepare their 7th though 10th grade students for the rigorous course work expected of students with the Arizona College and Career Ready English Standards. In addition, the participants will also connect the ACCR standards to the advanced curricular topics such as advanced placement, honors, IB and Cambridge Learning. The workshops focus on helping participants explore and articulate middle school and high school curriculums anchored in the skills, knowledge and habits of the mind needed for achieving the English ACCR and for success in advanced coursework. Both middle and high school teachers will find activities that can benefit their students immediately.
Math Strategies: Connecting the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards with Academic Excellence (Grades 7-10)
This four-day workshop will offer teachers hands-on activities, group discussions and strategies to prepare their 7th through 10th grade students for dramatic changes in pedagogy, content and process expected of students with the Arizona College and Career Ready Math Standards. In addition, the participants will connect the ACCR Math standards to curricular topics such as advanced placement, honors, IB and Cambridge Learning. The workshops will focus on helping participants explore and articulate middle school and high school curricula anchored in the skills, knowledge and habits of the mind needed for achieving the Math ACCR standards and for success in advanced coursework. Both middle and high school teachers will find activities that will benefit their students immediately.
The cost for these workshops is $625.00 for the four days. Breakfast is provided the first morning and lunch is provided every day on site.
Gifted Strategies for Teachers Grades K- 8
These four day institutes are designed for the classroom teacher who has the responsibility to “differentiate instruction” for the gifted learner in their classroom. It would also be appropriate for gifted teachers who want to add new tools to their instructional skill set for working with gifted students. In either case the participants will learn about the specific and unique needs of gifted students, strategies for working with these students, teaching methods and specific classroom activities with proven effectiveness.
Gifted Strategies Grades K-6 & Gifted Strategies Grades 6-8 are offered in Tucson.
Gifted Strategies K-6 is offered in Phoenix
More information, class syllabus, class description, presenter information and information on hotels offering special rates may be found at the following website:
www.phoenixdesertsi.com (for AP* Classes only)
The Barrett Summer Scholars (BSS) is a unique summer enrichment experience at Arizona State University for gifted, honors and academically-motivated 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. The program aims to introduce students to the exciting opportunities they have through higher education and prepare them for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. Click here for the 2014 BSS Program Flyer.
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 2014 program dates for students enrolled in 7th, 8th and 9th grade during the 2013-2014 school year are:
- 9th grade program: June 1-13, 2014 at ASU Tempe
- 8th grade program: June 22-27, 2014 at ASU Polytechnic
- 7th grade programs: July 6-11, 2014 at ASU West (Session 1)
July 13-18, 2014 at ASU West (Session 2)
For more detailed information about our program, visit our website at https://eoss.asu.edu/bss.
Applications for the program are available online NOW!
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 Association for Gifted and Talented
Conference Program Contest Design
WHAT: Contest to design the AAGT 40th Annual Conference Program Cover
WHO: AZ Students in K-12th grade. Students must be attending school in Arizona, but they do not need to be in gifted education to participate.
WHEN: Deadline is November 1, 2013. No entries will be returned unless requested in writing at the time of submission.
WHERE: Send camera-ready digital or electronic artwork to [email protected]. Contest Cover sheet must be included. Contact office manager for the cover sheet.
WHAT: Cover design must contain:
40th Annual Arizona Gifted and Talented Conference
Black Canyon Conference Center
February 6th & 7th, 2014
Looking Back – Moving Forward! (conference theme)
Size: 8.5 x 11
WOW: Winning design will be the program cover. Winner will receive $100 gift card and copy of the program.