Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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

“Disrupting Classroom Discourse: Preparing K-12 Teachers and Students for Common Core Academic Language Demands”
Resources:  PowerPoint | Dr. Kate Kinsella’s Bio

Session I 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sonoran I – Lobby Level
The newly revised ACCS Educator Toolbox, along with a tour of the various resources ranging from lessons, units, curriculum resources, training information, web links, etc., will be viewed, explained and explored. There will be an overview of fully accessible free resources designed to assist in effectively implementing ACCS in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
♦ Kimlee Buttacavoli-Grant, Director of K-12 English Language Arts, ADE
Sonoran II – Lobby Level
From kindergarten through high school, educators across the subject areas must assume responsibility for shoring up students’ lexical foundations for academic success. This session is designed to assist with new national K-12 standards and assessments, which focus heavily on mature comprehension of literature and informational text, with related evidence-based discussion and writing.
Please Note: This presentation will be continued during Session II from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
♦ Dr. Kate Kinsella, Adjunct Faculty Member, Center for Teacher Efficacy, San Francisco State University
Handout:  PowerPoint
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
Educating school boards is critical to developing and sustaining conditions which promote a culture of excellence. We will discuss the process and implementation of Kingman’s “School Board Academic Workshop.” This new process proved to be a hit with the school board and made a difference in their perception of the hard choices facing our Priority school.
♦ Gretchen Dorner, Director of Title I and Assessment, Kingman Unified School District
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
The session will include an overview of the PARCC assessment guidelines, format, and sample items. This is a hands-on presentation and participants will leave with the tools they need to effectively assess students’ literacy skills in ELA.
♦ Wendi Anderson, PARCC Director, ADE
♦ Sarah Gardner, Coordinator of PARCC ELA/Literacy Support Materials, ADE
Handouts:  |  PowerPoint  |  ELA Task Generation Model |  Evidence Tables  |  Expanded Rubric  |  Click here to sign up for PARCC Updates!
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Murphy III – Terrace Level West
Participants will learn strategies on how to incorporate health and nutrition into Common Core subject areas through hands on activities, resources and evidence based instruction.
♦ Nerissa Emers, School Nurse / Local Wellness Policies (LWP) Coordinator, ADE
♦ Health and Nutrition Services Staff, ADE
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
Exploring ideas for organization, sequence and timeframes for the instruction of Arizona’s Common Core Standards for ELA and Math. Both will require a significantly different approach to lesson design, focusing on integrated tasks over a sequence of days. Reviewing organization of curriculum documents to reflect the emphasis of integration in ELA with emphasis on the focus and coherence in mathematics.
♦ Candace Diehl, Administrator for Standards and Assessment, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handout: PowerPoint

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Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
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
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 session will provide an overview of district process for designing and implementing K-12 Curriculum Frameworks with ACCS. The research used for comprehensive approaches to curriculum development will be shared along with our collaborative experiences working with ADE and national level committees and how they impacted our work. Samples of district Curriculum Frameworks will be provided.
♦ Connie Witte, Administrator for Curriculum & Instruction, Peoria Unified School District
♦ Nan Gillispie, Director for K-12 Curriculum, Peoria Unified School District
Handouts: PowerPoint | Cycle for Core (Tier I) | Components
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
Robotics is known as “The Varsity Sport for the Mind” because it combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Team Crush 1011 will demonstrate a robot built by their team and answer questions. Among their many accolades, Team Crush has earned the prestigious “Engineering Inspiration Award,” the Imagery Award, and the Quality award.
♦ Lorenzo Lujan, Lead Mentor, Crush 1011 Robotics
Indigo – Terrace Level East
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
Lantana – Terrace Level East
District and school leaders will learn about the new 2014 CIP format on ALEAT based on practices that inform all school systems. Participants will practice developing SMART goals, strategies and action steps customized from a list of research based indictors of successful LEAs. Using integration of the Common Core as an example, leaders will discuss strategies for ensuring alignment between LEA and School level CIPs and reflect upon factors to ensure a smooth transition.
♦ Nancy Konitzer, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Title I and ESEA Consolidated Activities, ADE
Handouts: PowerPoint | Considerations for Implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards | Arizona’s Common Core Web Site

Session II 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Sonoran I – Lobby Level
The newly revised ACCS Educator Toolbox, along with a tour of the various resources ranging from lessons, units, curriculum resources, training information, web links, etc., will be viewed, explained and explored. There will be an overview of fully accessible free resources designed to assist in effectively implementing ACCS in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
♦ Kimlee Buttacavoli-Grant, Director of K-12 English Language Arts, ADE
Sonoran II – Lobby Level
From kindergarten through high school, educators across the subject areas must assume responsibility for shoring up students’ lexical foundations for academic success. This session is designed to assist with new national K-12 standards and assessments, which focus heavily on mature comprehension of literature and informational text, with related evidence-based discussion and writing.
Please Note: This will be the continuation of a presentation taking place during Session I from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
♦ Dr. Kate Kinsella, Adjunct Faculty Member, Center for Teacher Efficacy, San Francisco State University
Handout:  PowerPoint
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
School personnel will learn techniques to help them increase their parental involvement in any type of meeting. They will also receive information about how to resolve the conflict as well as restore the relationship after conflict has been experienced by the team.
♦ Kathy Gray-Mangerson, Parent Information Network Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
Handout: PowerPoint
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
Participants will work with publically released evidence statements and task models specific to science and technical subjects. Participants will learn how to use these PARCC documents to create classroom assessments designed to assess literacy skills.
♦ Wendi Anderson, PARCC Director, ADE
Handouts:  |  PowerPoint  |  ELA Task Generation Model |  Evidence Tables  |  Expanded Rubric  |  Click here to sign up for PARCC Updates!
Murphy III – Terrace Level West
This country is at a crossroads, shifting from the industrial age to the post-industrial age in how work is done. Businesses and educators are concerned and willing to help. Learn about the four ways businesses can be effective partners and gain knowledge about best practices in creating business-education partnership programs.
♦ Susan Carlson, Executive Director, Arizona Business and Education Coalition
Handouts: PowerPoint  |  Student ECAP Checklist
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
Exploring ideas for organization, sequence and timeframes for the instruction of Arizona’s Common Core Standards for ELA and Math. Both will require a significantly different approach to lesson design, focusing on integrated tasks over a sequence of days. Reviewing organization of curriculum documents to reflect the emphasis of integration in ELA with emphasis on the focus and coherence in mathematics.
♦ Candace Diehl, Administrator for Standards and Assessment, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Handout: PowerPoint
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
Using the leadership metaphor of the baseball diamond, learn to coach your team around the bases with practical steps to enact at each point. Move your team through the stretches between bases with this step-by-step game plan that brings everyone along. 1st Base: Compliance; 2nd Base: Committed Cooperation; 3rd Base: Collaborative Collegiality; and Home Plate: Continuous Improvement.
♦ Sid Bailey, Director of AZ LEADS3, ADE
♦ Tess Lauffer, Lead Coach, AZ LEADS3
Handouts: PowerPoint | Team Function vs. Impact | Teacher Efficacy Article | Mind-Sets and Equitable Education Article
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
This session will provide an overview of district process for designing and implementing K-12 Curriculum Frameworks with ACCS. The research used for comprehensive approaches to curriculum development will be shared along with our collaborative experiences working with ADE and national level committees and how they impacted our work. Samples of district Curriculum Frameworks will be provided.
♦ Connie Witte, Administrator for Curriculum & Instruction, Peoria Unified School District
♦ Nan Gillispie, Director for K-12 Curriculum, Peoria Unified School District
Handouts: PowerPoint | Cycle for Core (Tier I) | Components
Cottonwood – Mezzanine Level
No longer is the use of technology a “privilege” but an essential part of the teaching and learning process. With the prolific use of social media, video and digital content, schools need to revisit their policies regarding technology use. Come hear a panel of progressive districts with updated policies.
♦ Cathy Poplin, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology, ADE
♦ Emil Pluhar, Dysart Unified District
♦ Mary Veres, Sunnyside Unified District
Handout: PowerPoint
Indigo – Terrace Level East
In this session, we will share experiences with using the PARCC model content frameworks to develop curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards. We will also review the frameworks with participants, share sample model content frameworks, and provide templates that educators can use as they develop their own ACCS aligned curriculum.
♦ Diane Ouellette, English Teacher, Combs High School, J.O. Combs Unified School District
Handouts: PowerPoint | Curriculum Map | Appendix A
Lantana – Terrace Level East
This session is adjacent to 2014 Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP) (Wednesday Session I) and utilizes a case study approach including large-group discussion opportunities and a panel of ADE grants management specialists to address specific program area funding questions. Topics include Line Item Activities with Examples for consideration in implementation of ACCS, Supplement and Not Supplant, Allowable and Potentially Non-Allowable Activities, Overcoming the Presumption of Supplanting, and Detailed Grant Funding Guidance to LEAs.
♦ Todd Mason, Grants Manager, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint

Session III 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Sonoran I – Lobby Level
Educating school boards is critical to developing and sustaining the conditions that promote a culture of excellence. This session will cover the process and implementation of Kingman’s “School Board Academic Workshop.” This new process proved to be a hit with the school board and made a difference in their perception of the hard choices facing our Priority school.
♦ Roger Jacks, Superintendent, Kingman Unified School District
Sonoran II – Lobby Level
The Maricopa County Education Service Agency, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, is building a comprehensive decision support system that is transforming the way educators are observed, evaluated, and directed to differentiated individualized professional development. Come learn about this innovative process and product.
♦ Laurie King, Director of Communications and Learning Systems, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
Murphy I – Terrace Level West
This session will describe the future of NAEP as well as introduce NAEP’s newest assessment, the Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment. Attendees will gain insight regarding computer based performance assessments including TEL virtual simulation and interactive items designed to assess critical thinking and problem solving skills.
♦ Shelly Pollnow, Ed.D., Arizona NAEP Director, ADE
Handouts: PowerPoint | Impacts of Technology and Assessment
Murphy II – Terrace Level West
The session will include an overview of the PARCC assessment guidelines, format, and sample items. ELA units of study will be presented with ideas on how to develop classroom formative assessments with items that mirror the PARCC assessment.
♦ Lyndsey Heizer, Title I Coordinator and Reading Specialist, Gilbert Elementary School, Gilbert Public Schools
Handout:  PowerPoint
Murphy III – Terrace Level West
We will share available college and career readiness resources and best practices and will review the Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS): an effective, free online career and college planning resource tool assisting students with the Education Career Action Plan process; CTE students with Programs of Study needs or ESS students with Transition Plans. Share ideas and questions with Arizona Educator peers.
♦ Kay Schreiber, State College & Career Coordinator, ADE
Finger Rock I – Terrace Level West
This session will discuss the impact the transition to the ACCS will have on writing IEP goals.
♦ Sandra Laine, Ed.D., Education Program Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
♦ Linda Mosteller, M.Ed., Education Program Specialist, Exceptional Student Services, ADE
♦ Audra Ahumada, M.Ed., Director of Alternate Assessment, ADE
Handout:  PowerPoint
Finger Rock II – Terrace Level West
Incorporating research-based STEM curriculum and youth development in gardening, nutrition, literature, food science, and nature exploration!
♦ Elizabeth Sparks, 4-H Extension Assistant Agent, Pima County Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona
Finger Rock III – Terrace Level West
An interactive session in which participants join small groups for hands-on experiences with evidence-based early literacy strategies evaluated in large multisite early reading first projects. Descriptions of implementation, supporting data, and opportunities to try/adapt/discuss strategies are provided. Learners will receive access to web-based learning modules and accompanying instructional design tools.
♦ Karen Burstein, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and President, Southwest Institute for Families and Children
Aster I, II – Terrace Level East
Jason Piontkowski from Madison School District will share his knowledge of the student growth targets and their usefulness within their district. The session will be participatory in nature to brainstorm how this data can be useful in other ways beyond what Jason will share.
♦ Jason Piontkowski, Director of Assessment and School Improvement, Madison School District
Indigo – 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
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

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