Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:00 – 8:00 am

“Text Complexity”
Resources: PowerPoint

Session I 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sonoran I – Lobby Level
In this session, ADE Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) leadership will demonstrate use of the ELP standards and explicit instruction in order to prepare ELLs for transition to mainstream classrooms and ACCS. School Leaders will understand that new standards also call for an increased emphasis of instructional shifts in SEI Classrooms. OELAS will provide methods that make a difference with English language learners and their making progress towards meeting the expectations of College and Career Success.
♦ Tammara Ragsdale, OELAS Director of Professional Development, ADE
♦ OELAS Staff, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Sonoran II – Lobby Level
Dr. Fisher’s breakout session will focus on the 3 components that contribute to the complexity of any text, guidance on how to match readers, texts and tasks along with providing practical instructional applications that will engage students deeply.
♦ Dr. Doug Fisher, Professor of Language and Literacy Education, Department of Teacher Education, San Diego State University
Handout: PowerPoint
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
Believing a community-based literacy effort is key to Arizona’s future, Read On Arizona has created an innovative statewide literacy collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona State Library. Learn how this summer reading program, held at local libraries statewide, will impact student achievement in reading.
♦ Terri Clark, Arizona Literacy Director
Handouts: PowerPoint | Read On Arizona
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
Participants will learn how to bring business and community partnerships together for the common goal of engaging students in the STEM fields. Explore one district’s story and hear how it aligns with research regarding how to build strategic partnerships.
♦ Michael Linn, Director, Community Education, Paradise Valley Unified School District
Handout: Strategic Alliances
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Murphy III – Terrace Level West
After Phase 1 training within your district is complete, it’s not always clear what kind of Phase 2 training will best support teachers and leaders. Learn more about how to identify viable next steps for professional development for a differentiated plan of support for educators.
♦ Lori Shough, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Education Innovation, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handouts: PowerPoint | CCSS Evidence Guide – ELA 6-12 | CCSS Evidence Guide – Math K-8 | Workshop Descriptions | MCESA Implementation Continuum
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
First, each participant will sit at a computer preloaded with videos of three teaching lessons, each with its own problems of practice. Second, participants will be placed in teams to look for patterns in what they have observed and make predictions about what students have learned in the lesson.
♦ Mark Francis, Deputy Associate Superintendent, Arizona Charter School Program, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
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Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
Participants will gain an understanding of the Student Learning Objective (SLO) Process. The SLO Process provides Group B teachers with a means to measure student achievement based on their own course standards; thereby giving them some say in their evaluation data. After analysis of sample assessments and the eight components that make up a good SLO, participants will determine what they will need to do to implement the SLO Process at their sites. ADE will provide templates and a handbook for implementation.
♦ Virginia Stodola, Education Program Specialist, Effective Teachers and Leaders, ADE
Handouts: | PowerPoint | LEA Continuum for Implementation | Performance Rubrics | Student Learning Objective Handbook Summary Documents
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
Participants will learn how to navigate, discover, and access resources of a rich, Arizona-centric site that comprises an integrated framework of historic timelines and articles, oral histories, videos, interactive maps, graphics and virtual tours. Teachers will experience Microsoft Research’s Layerscape and learn how to use it to visualize real-world data.
♦ Michael Conway, Chief, Geologic Extension Service, Arizona Geological Survey
Handouts: Arizona Experience Online | www.arizonaexperience.org
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
This session will provide an overview of the PARCC assessment and current updates in preparation for the 2015 administration. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in short conversations.
♦ Leila Williams, Ph.D., Associate Superintendent for Accountability and Assessment, ADE
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
ADE IT surveyed Arizona’s educational landscape to design a new data system for educators, by educators. Learn what AELAS is and how the system delivers real-time, integrated data directly to the classroom. Come see the new dashboards providing teachers with valuable student information in only a few mouse clicks.
♦ Mark T. Masterson, Chief Information Officer, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Indigo – Terrace Level East
This session will provide information bridging the expectations of Common Core implementation with the InTASC and ISLCC Standards. Large and small group activities will involve the development of specific leadership and learning goals that could be considered part of a teacher or principal’s evaluation.
♦ Debra Duvall, Ed.D., Executive Director, Arizona School Administrators
Handout: PowerPoint
Lantana – Terrace Level East
Supporting A.R.S. 15-701-Move On When Reading and Arizona’s Common Core ELA standards, ADE is extending its professional development content while remaining committed to building capacity at the local, regional and state level. This session will review important components of “Literacy Plans,” which produce an effective reading instruction designed to develop proficient readers, competent writers and critical thinkers.
♦ Mary Wennersten, Director of K-3 Literacy, ADE
♦ Heather DeFrancisco, Education Specialist, Professional Development Division, Pinal County School Office

Session II 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Sonoran I – Lobby Level
In this session, OELAS and Assessment will partner to provide samples of innovative item types for preparing ELLs for the PARCC Assessment. School Leaders will understand that SEI classroom instruction should address a full range of reading and writing across the disciplines of science and social studies where English language learners are close reading text, citing evidence, and writing to sources.
♦ Tammara Ragsdale, OELAS Director of Professional Development, ADE
♦ Wendi Anderson, PARCC Director, ADE
Handouts: PowerPoint | Language Complexity
Sonoran II – Lobby Level
This session will focus on developing a district-wide K-5 standards-based system for instructing, grading, assessing, and reporting student learning.
♦ Diane Murphy, PreK – 5th grade ELA Curriculum Specialist and Coach, Scottsdale Unified School District
Handouts: PowerPoint | Resources
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
Collecting data is the basis of every classroom observation. Being able to differentiate between evidence and opinion when observing a teacher is crucial to the integrity of the observation process. During this session participants will participate in partner and table group activities to learn strategies to identify opinion in your observation process and how to eliminate it in preparation for the post observation conference with a teacher.
♦ Steve Larson, Education Program Specialist, Effective Teachers and Leaders, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
Participants will have an opportunity to observe the positive changes Palo Verde Middle School has put into place that are doable and staff friendly. These changes have made Palo Verde a leader in implementing Common Core Practices and a leader academically in Washington Elementary School District.
♦ Carrie Hale, Language Arts Instructor & Department Chair, Palo Verde Elementary School, Washington Elementary School District
Handouts: Presentation Notes | Attack the Text in Math | Attack the Text in ELA | Behavior Matrix | Integration Planning Template | Flee Map | Learning Walk Tool | Wednesday School-Based Plan | Progress Report | Target Goals
Murphy III – Terrace Level West
After Phase 1 training on the school campus is complete, it’s not always clear what kind of Phase 2 training will best support teachers. Learn more about how to identify viable next steps for professional development for a differentiated plan of support for teachers at your school.
♦ Lori Shough, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Education Innovation, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handouts: PowerPoint | CCSS Evidence Guide – ELA 6-12 | CCSS Evidence Guide – Math K-8 | Workshop Descriptions | MCESA Implementation Continuum
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
Districts will discuss the process of reviewing school and LEA data at an LEA level and what changes have been made as a result of data reviewed. Districts will also share the strategies and market plan used to make systemic changes at the LEA.
♦ Maura Mall, Director of Program Support and Monitoring, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
Participants will learn about the Arizona Department of Education’s own web based math fluency game and how it can help students with the Common Core standards. Knowledge will be shared about how to implement this exciting technology and improve math fluency for K – 8th graders in an engaging and fun team based game.
♦ Annie Gilbert, Director of Innovative Learning, ADE
Handouts: Freethrows TM | Alignment to ACCS – Mathematics | Digital Curriculum Evaluation Rubric | Weighted Decision Criteria Item Rubric Descriptions
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
This tale is about two districts that came to the same conclusion; their schools are performing but…? Listen as they share their journey this year with their leadership teams and building a districtwide understanding of assessment, instruction with ACCS, classroom observation with feedback, and data analysis starting with K-3 and scaling it up to high school.
♦ Mary Wennersten, Director of K-3 Literacy, ADE
♦ Dr. Paul Stanton, Superintendent, Humboldt Unified School District
♦ Dave Smucker, Superintendent, Prescott Unified School District
Handouts: PowerPoint | Class Observation Form 1 | Class Observation Form 2
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
This presentation will provide specific information about the design of the PARCC assessment system, as well as information about what is currently happening within the PARCC consortium. The presentation will also address rumors about PARCC, providing accurate information about the new assessment system that will replace the AIMS assessments.
♦ Sarah Gardner, Coordinator of PARCC ELA/Literacy Support Materials, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
Do you need to “re-tool” your school culture to help them implement the ACCS? This interactive workshop will dialogue around readings on adult learning, motivation, and collective efficacy. Learn the “Five Leadership Steps” to start shaping an adult culture, supporting staff success with the changes ahead.
♦ Sid Bailey, Director of AZ LEADS3, ADE
♦ Tess Lauffer, Lead Coach, AZ LEADS3
Handouts: PowerPoint | Essential Beliefs About Adult Learning | Conditions for Adult Learning | Teacher Efficacy Article
Indigo – Terrace Level East
This session will provide information bridging the expectations of Common Core implementation with the InTASC and ISLCC Standards. Large and small group activities will involve the development of specific leadership and learning goals that could be considered part of a teacher or principal’s evaluation.
♦ Debra Duvall, Ed.D., Executive Director, Arizona School Administrators
Handout: PowerPoint
Lantana – Terrace Level East
Parents, business leaders, and the public can play a critical role in supporting the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards. During this workshop, participants will receive practical tools and resources and learn best practices to better engage these audiences in supporting the Common Core in their communities.
♦ Erin Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Expect More Arizona
Handout: PowerPoint

Session III 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Sonoran I – Lobby Level
This session will engage administrators to be active in developing an action plan for how they will roll out the resources for the new Alternate Assessment (National Center and State Collaborative [NCSC]). Administrators will also brainstorm with the Alternate Assessment team regarding the timing of the material rollout and what supports will be required.
♦ Audra Ahumada, Director of Alternate Assessment, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Sonoran II – Lobby Level
Participants will be introduced to the possibilities and opportunities which are now available through using OER and FlexBooks to enhance student learning. Come learn how districts can create their own textbooks (FlexBooks) as well as online curriculum which aligns to their pacing calendars, while saving thousands of dollars.
Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet!
♦ Dr. Howard Carlson, Superintendent, Wickenburg Unified School District
♦ Dr. David Wiley, Professor BYU, and International OER and FlexBooks Leader
♦ Rose Garcia, Director, Wickenburg Digital Learning Program & Wickenburg Virtual
♦ Jennifer Appleby, National Board Certified Science Teacher, Wickenburg Unified School District
♦ Coleen Peterson, Secondary English Teacher and TOSA/Digital Curriculum Specialist, Wickenburg Unified School District
Handout: Presentation Link
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
This session will explore the key features, historical foundation, and research-based literature of universal designs for learning. Examples and supports for implementation will also be shared. Participants will learn the keys to sustainable and systemic implementation.
♦ Jennifer J. Huber, Ph.D., Education Program Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
Data collection should translate to useful information—otherwise it’s nothing more than wallpaper and an onerous burden on those with more important work to complete. This session presents common-sense approaches for turning data into a user-friendly, practical tool (one that you’ll want to embrace!) for solving problems and driving improvements.
♦ Pat Childress, Deputy Associate Superintendent, Organizational Development, ADE
Handouts: PowerPoint | ACCS Survey Data
Murphy III – Terrace Level West
Participants will be given information about the ways the Arizona Early Learning Standards for Language and Literacy along with the Mathematics standards support key shifts being made in the Common Core. Emphasis is placed on how Arizona Early Learning Standards and the Common Core can lead to college and career readiness.
♦ Amy Corriveau, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Early Childhood Education, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
In an interactive session, a team from Cactus High School will share the successful teaming structures, functions, and processes that enabled them to lead change on their campus. The processes implemented are aligned to Dean Fixsen’s phases of implementation.
♦ Cedricia Hester, Assistant Principal, Cactus High School, Peoria Unified School District
Handouts: PowerPoint | Time & Space Map | Empathy Map | Survey | Greek Roots | Team 30 min Lesson | Team School Wide Plan
Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
Participants will use the STEM Matrix to identify the current level of STEM Immersion on their campuses. By examining the Learning criteria, they will determine their immersion goal. Finally, they will examine the Leading criteria to consider what administrative and leadership actions will cause the desired learning effects.
♦ Jacquelyn Kelly, Ph.D., STEM Administrator, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handout: PowerPoint
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
Learn about the architecture and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards and how they support Arizona’s Common Core Standards and STEM instruction. Participants will examine standards documents to develop understanding of how the three dimensions of disciplinary core ideas, scientific and engineering practices, and the crosscutting concepts intersect to develop scientific thinking.
♦ Lacey Wieser, Director of K-12 Science Education, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
This presentation will provide specific information about the design of the PARCC assessment system, as well as information about what is currently happening within the PARCC consortium. The presentation will also address rumors about PARCC, providing accurate information about the new assessment system that will replace the AIMS assessments.
♦ Sarah Gardner, Coordinator of PARCC ELA/Literacy Support Materials, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
Do you need to “re-tool” your school culture to help them implement the ACCS? This interactive workshop will dialogue around “The 10 Principles of Teaching and Learning” and “if-then. . .” dynamic in daily practice. Walk away with practical steps to assist your staff in demonstrating a “growth mindset” for the learning and challenges ahead.
♦ Sid Bailey, Director of AZ LEADS3, ADE
♦ Tess Lauffer, Lead Coach, AZ LEADS3
Handouts: PowerPoint | Principles of Learning and Their Implications | Mind-Sets and Equitable Education Article
Indigo – Terrace Level East
This session will focus on the outcomes of HB 2500 and Arizona’s ESEA conditional waiver and their implications for your teacher and principal evaluation systems. Do these new policies align with your adopted systems? If not, this session will provide the opportunity to identify gaps that need to be addressed, while gleaning evaluation best practices and challenges across the state.
♦ Karen Butterfield, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent for Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders, ADE
♦ Todd Petersen, Deputy Associate Superintendent of Educator Excellence, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Lantana – Terrace Level East
Parents, business leaders, and the public can play a critical role in supporting the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards. During this workshop, participants will receive practical tools and resources and learn best practices to better engage these audiences in supporting the Common Core in their communities.
♦ Erin Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Expect More Arizona
Handout: PowerPoint

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Updated 6/27/2013