Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Check-In and Full Breakfast 7:00 – 7:30 am

Sandra Tarlen Tesch, Keynote Speaker 7:45 – 9:15 am

Session I 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Canyon I – Lobby Level
In this session, we will discuss the history of House Bill 2823 (passed in 2012), conduct an interview with a participating LEA in the pilot, and field questions. The bill set the stage for LEAs in the state to develop principal/teacher evaluation systems based on the Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness criteria. This criterion requires inclusion of student academic progress, accounting for 33% to 50% of evaluation outcome. Included was a provision for Arizona Department of Education to develop an evaluation instrument complying with principal/teacher frameworks and to pilot these instruments starting in the 2012-13 school year. ADE requested and selected a small group of interested LEAs representing various demographics including small charters to urban districts.
♦ Steve Larson, Education Program Specialist, Effective Teachers and Leaders, ADE
♦ Virginia Stodola, Education Program Specialist, Effective Teachers and Leaders, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint
Canyon III – Lobby Level
The Next Generation National Science Standards include Engineering. ENGR 102 HS is a University of Arizona course that presents engineering to high school students and provides three units of credit towards an engineering degree. This session will introduce ENGR 102 HS and offer information on bringing the program to your high school.
♦ J. Jill Rogers, ENGR 102 HS Program Coordinator, College of Engineering, University of Arizona
Handouts:  PowerPoint  |  The Marshmallow Challenge
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
Early Learning Standards have been developed to provide a framework for planning quality learning experiences for all children ages 3 to 5 years. Covering a broad range of skill development, they also provide instructional foundation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the revised Arizona Early Learning Standards. The standards have a new design and new components to assist instructional staff in their use.
♦ Terry Doolan, Director, Early Childhood Education, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
Designed to give educators information that will assist in a Real World Design Project. Information will include software requirements, timetables, funding, mentors and student recruitment. Get a building administrator’s perspective of this exciting application of STEM for students!
♦ Robert Kennerly, Mathematics and Engineering Teacher, Mountain View High School, Marana Unified School District
Handouts:  PowerPoint  |  Technical Specs
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Murphy III – Terrace Level West
The session will identify outcomes of participation in hands-on after school learning experiences that integrate support from academia, industry and the community in programs enhancing STEM learning and preparing students for the workforce. Presentation includes video and data acquired through program evaluation.
♦ Carol Popovich, Senior FIRST Community Relations Representative, Microchip Technology Inc.
Handout:  PowerPoint
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
Sunnyside School District has gained national attention and awards for implementing innovative technology into the classroom. A successful one-to-one program doesn’t stop with distributing laptops, however. This presentation will provide a framework for effective integration of various aspects of technology within the educational process in a successful one-to-one computing program.
♦ Sunnyside Unified School District Staff

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Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
How can social studies and history teachers effectively assess Common Core literacy standards in the classroom? This presentation will explore a method that works well with students, including how it is developed; where it can be used; when and how to introduce it; and how to measure results for reflection and re-teaching. This will be an interactive presentation, so come prepared to learn, discuss and participate with other educators.
♦ Deborah A, Painter-Plimley, History and Economics Teacher, Combs High School, J.O. Combs Unified School District
Handout:  PowerPoint  |  Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
In this session, ADE’s Assistive Technology team will demonstrate tools such as: supports tied to Common Core Standards, aids for study/organization, typing tutors, visual supports, communication supports, and tools for teacher productivity and professional development. These tools are FREE, can be used in post-secondary settings, and can be accessed from ANY computer ANYWHERE, with no worries about licensing software or paying for upgrades. They require little investment in staff or student training, and can also be used with other populations (ELL, RTI, struggling students who don’t qualify for Special Education).
♦ Bruce Kennedy, MPA, Assistive Technology Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
♦ Mary Keeney, CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
♦ Ann Gortarez, MA, Assistive Technology Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint
Primrose – Terrace Level East
Teachers from the Kyrene School District will share the results of a Qualitative Text Complexity Analysis Project. This group of teachers read and analyzed the text in Appendix B and applied what they learned from that exercise when analyzing books that are commonly read in our classrooms. Kyrene collaborated with the English Language Arts team in the K-12 Academic Standards Unit at ADE by utilizing the Text Complexity Rubric and worksheets that have been released from PARCC and modified by the ELA team at ADE. Come hear about our experience and results!
♦ Shawndra Reid, Language Arts Coordinator, Kyrene School District
Handout:  PowerPoint
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
This session will clarify expectations of ARS 15-701, Move on When Reading for grades K-3, which requires all LEAs and charters to provide the State Board of Education a K-3 Literacy plan, assessment data three times a year, and a budget for the use of K-3 reading funds. Updated information will be provided along with answers to questions about Literacy Plans, assessment data, and the funding and plan submission timelines for 2013-2014.
♦ Mary Wennersten, Director of K-3 Literacy, ADE
♦ Cindy Daniels, Director of K-3 Reading, Arizona State Board of Education
Handout:  PowerPoint
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
Assessments for Group B teachers have challenges in bridging the gap between written and enacted curriculum, clarifying priorities for courses to construct an assessment blueprint, and developing expertise in writing item specifications and items. This session will explain the process used by a partnership of 40 districts for developing an assessment, assessment design, and professional development to support the implementation.
♦ Candace Diehl, Administrator for Standards and Assessment, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handout:  PowerPoint
Indigo – Terrace Level East
Learn more about Teaching Strategies GOLD, the state-required assessment instrument, and related state and federal requirements on progress-monitoring in preschool. Attendees will learn strategies and receive tools for supporting teachers in collecting high-quality progress-monitoring data as well as how this can be used to guide early childhood instruction.
♦ Susan Lewis, Education Program Specialist, Early Childhood Education, ADE
Handouts:  PowerPoint  |  Anecdotal Notes
Lantana – Terrace Level East
Is your district ready to take the online PARCC assessment in 2014-2015? You will learn about Technology Readiness inventory tool and the minimum requirements for new technology purchases. You will also be introduced to the new Assessment Capacity Planning Tool to help you to identify your gaps.
♦ Cathy Poplin, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint

Session II 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Canyon I – Lobby Level
Examination of current mathematics performance tasks and online resources exploration of opportunities for creating and sharing relevant, meaningful performance tasks for students in grades K-5. Specific criteria and step-by-step guidelines for designing tasks for instruction and assessment will be shared. Although not necessary, attendees are encouraged to bring tablets and/or laptops with Wi-Fi capacity.
♦ Kimberly Rimbey, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Rodel Foundation of Arizona
Handout:  PowerPoint  |  Performance-Based Math, Grades K-5
Canyon III – Lobby Level
Participants will learn ways that they can make systemic changes that will involve all stakeholders to help students become prepared for college and career. This session will show how you can create a unified approach for all contents to develop students’ skills to read, write, speak, listen, comprehend, and think in all subject areas in preparation for the Common Core.
♦ James Cory Shinkle, Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator, Glendale Union High School District
Handout:  PowerPoint
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is the ideal vehicle for providing opportunities for academic success and requirements. A statewide effort is underway to equip and empower CTE teachers to meet the academic challenges through professional development and curriculum creation.
♦ Curt Bertelsen, Director of Professional Development, Pima County JTED
Handout:  PowerPoint
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
Examining characteristics of a college, career and civic ready student and offering strategies and resources to assist with transition. A review of Arizona’s new Excellence in Civic Engagement Program focusing on leadership and support to get schools involved.
♦ John Balentine, Lead Accountability Specialist, Career and Technical Education, ADE
Murphy III – Terrace Level West
Arizona’s Common Core Standards require students to be more tech savvy. Will your teachers be ready to meet challenges of increased use of technology in the classroom? Learn about online professional development provided through a partnership with Intel Corporation. Each course has Common Core Connections.
♦ Cathy Poplin, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
This workshop will focus on capacity building through STEM partnerships with industry, STEM professionals, school districts, and IHE. A panel discussion including an industry representative, Encore STEM professional, rural district superintendent, and a Rio Salado College Post-Bacc Teacher Preparation Program representative will emphasize collaborative strategies benefiting STEM Education.
♦ Karen Nave, Noyce Scholars Program Manager, Rio Salado College
Handouts:  Building Capacity Through STEM Infused Partnerships  |  www.RioSalado.edu/Noyce
Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
The REIL initiative utilizes a variety of settings specific to the work of Instructional Coaches and administrators while providing pre-embedded opportunities for meaningful observation and conversation, coaching and evaluation, and a systemic approach to developing individual capacity of instructional leaders.
♦ Shona Miranda, Administrator for Leadership Development, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handout:  PowerPoint
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
This interactive session provides a variety of free resources and early childhood curricular approaches to help participants introduce technology into the classroom. Learn more about Eight Educational Outreach’s efforts to provide professional development for teachers as well as its focus on infusing technology into early childhood curriculum, education and training.
♦ Kimberly Flack, Associate General Manager, Eight Educational Outreach
Handouts:  Key Messages  |  Technology Examples  |  AZ.PBS Learning Media Flyer
Primrose – Terrace Level East
Experts from ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy will discuss their findings as part of this recent report, which examines the potential of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Arizona in terms of providing employers certified skills need to compete regionally, nationally and internationally and students avenues for higher education, quality of life and job satisfaction.
♦ ASU Morristown Institute Faculty
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
This session will clarify expectations of ARS 15-701, Move on When Reading for grades K-3, which requires all LEAs and charters to provide the State Board of Education a K-3 Literacy plan, assessment data three times a year, and a budget for the use of K-3 reading funds. Updated information will be provided along with answers to questions about Literacy Plans, assessment data, and the funding and plan submission timelines for 2013-2014.
♦ Mary Wennersten, Director of K-3 Literacy, ADE
♦ Cindy Daniels, Director of K-3 Reading, Arizona State Board of Education
Handout:  PowerPoint
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
How do you meet the needs of all learners and embrace the expectation of ACCS Mathematics? Experience the leadership and instructional processes necessary to implement ACCS Mathematics and ensure learning for all students. Learn how one district uses PLCs to build a collective response to learning.
♦ Mona Toncheff, Mathematics Content Specialist, Phoenix Union High School District
Handouts:  PowerPoint  |  Supporting Documents
Indigo – Terrace Level East
Participants will take a hands-on approach to working with and understanding the PARCC Model Content Frameworks along with the publically-released evidence statements for mathematics. We will explore what the PARCC documents are telling us about the assessment and learn how to determine the fit of classroom materials.
♦ Ted Coe, Mathematics Professor and Department Chair, Scottsdale Community College
Handout:  PowerPoint

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Updated 6/26/2013