Coach for Success

In collaboration with WestEd, Arizona Department of Education’s K–12 Academic Standards and Exceptional Student Services will be hosting a three-session coaching training. This coaching training will prepare staff placed in coaching situations to use a process of observation and analysis in a variety of settings to provide feedback to guide improvement of the implementation of effective instructional strategies.

Professional development and coaching will be provided on a five-step coaching process. Participants will learn coaching strategies that include theoretical and skill applications that will support direct, facilitative, and blended coaching models. Participants will attain knowledge and to manage and lead others. The strategies learned will help schools and districts move toward a collective responsibility for student learning and results.

Initial Training
June 4–5, 2015

8:00–4:00
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311–312

Follow-Up Training
August 20, 2015

8:00–4:00
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311–312

Webinar
September 22, 2015
Time—To Be Announced

Registration cost is $415 per person. This covers three training days and the webinar.

To register go to: http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=4113

Annual Data Collection Electronic Signature Due

For more information, visit http://www.azed.gov/special-education/funding/data-management/annual-sped-data-collection/

Annual Data Collection Final Submit Open

Manual corrections if necessary.

For more information, visit http://www.azed.gov/special-education/funding/data-management/annual-sped-data-collection/

AzTAP’s 17th Annual Assistive Technology Conference

AzTAP’s 17th Annual Assistive Technology Conference

Registration Now Open

The Arizona Technology Access Program and the Arizona Department of Education announce that registration is open for AzTAP’s 17th Annual Assistive Technology Conference. 

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July 12-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Scottsdale, Arizona

Reasons to attend:

  • Increase your AT expertise at Arizona’s only statewide AT Conference
  • Learn about AT devices, resources, and implementation strategies
  • Network with other professionals, AT device users, and 50+ vendors
  • Two full-day preconference workshop options
  • Affordable registration fees & budget friendly rates at a luxury resort
  • Community access to Exhibit Hall, Monday afternoon, 7/13

Early Bird Registration Fees (by 6/1/15)

  • $199 for conference
  • $109 for preconference workshop
  • $289 for both

 Room rate is $99/night (includes resort fees)

 See the flyer for information. For registration and more information, visit the AzTAP website at http://aztap.org/conference/.

AZ SAFE data due for ADC

For more information, visit http://www.azed.gov/special-education/funding/data-management/annual-sped-data-collection/

 

Teachers’ Institute — Aiming for Greatness

Please visit the Teachers’ Institute website!

SAIS Closed for Current Year file Submission

SAIS will close for current year file submissions at 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015. Data for all public education agencies (PEAs) must be complete and accurate in SAIS for FY 2015 at that time, with the exception of data for Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) schools. SAIS closes for AOI file submissions at 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2015. FY 2015 data found to be inaccurate after the statewide data recalculation completes are subject to the 915 data correction process and must be corrected with the assistance of ADE School Finance personnel. ESS Data Management encourages our customers to strive for complete and accurate SAIS data prior to 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015.  

Multi-Tier Behavior Supports Webinar

Multi–Tier Behavior Supports Training for K–12

Sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services, Multi-Tier Behavior Supports is a three-year training that will assist school teams with the development of a school-wide approach for positive behavior management practices. This training is based on School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SW-PBIS) evidence-based elements.

Cost:
Year One—$708 per team member*
Year Two—Grant Funded
Year Three—Grant Funded
*Teams must be comprised of six team members

Registration Information:
Mandatory attendance is required at ONE of the following informational webinars:
May 12, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
May 14, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
May 18, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Required Webinar Participants:
District Team—District Administrator
School Team—Principal

Enrollment for the first year of training will be provided after completion of the following:

  1. Attendance at ONE of the webinars listed above
  2. Submission of a completed school and/or district readiness agreement (details provided at webinar)

 

MTBS Grant Exploration Webinar occurs several times. You will be provided a drop-down menu to register for the date and time that works best for you.

https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/4127015061709889282

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Please read the flyer for more information.

Contact Information:
Celeste Nameth, 602-542-5445, Celeste.Nameth@azed.gov
Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services



Census Non-Reconciliation Deadline

Spotlight on Assistive Technology

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Click on one of the titles below to register for an Assistive Technology workshop.
Therese Willkomm in:
“Simple AT Solutions”
‘AT Solutions in Minutes’ with Therese Willkomm, PhD. Dr. Willkomm is an occupational therapist who is known as ‘the MacGyver of AT’- and after spending a day with her, you will know why! Dr. Willkomm will discuss and demonstrate DIY assistive technology projects that can be made quickly and inexpensively using common materials you can find at your local hardware store, including PVC pipe, corrugated plastics, new Velcro materials, and double sided tapes.

October 24, 2014
at Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson 3rd Floor, Phoenix

Tony Vincent in:
“iPads in the Classroom”
iPads are finding their way into the hands of excited teachers and students since thousands of useful apps and superb accessibility options make these devices popular. Bring your own iPad to get hands-on time with Tony Vincent as he guides you through using some of the best apps around. Tony will share sample activities across various subject areas grade levels K-8 and you’ll learn how iPads can personalize learning and engage all students. Special education and apps can certainly go hand-in-hand!
January 13, 2015
at Arizona Department of Education
1535 W Jefferson 3rd Floor, Phoenix

Penny Reed in:
“Assistive Technology Assessment”
Are you confused about your responsibility to provide assistive technology devices and services? Are you frustrated with delays in obtaining AT assessments from sources outside of your district or with the cost of those assessments? Are you looking for an efficient, effective way to determine a student’s need for assistive technology? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will present a team-based model for completing assistive technology considerations and assessment. It begins with a brief overview of the laws related to the provision of assistive technology in the schools. A simple, easy-to follow system of AT considerations of IEP teams will be demonstrated. Then an assistive technology assessment process will be explained. This assessment process includes three stages: information gathering, decision making, and trial implementation. Specific, easy-to-follow forms will be provided. There will be opportunities for guided practice and feedback throughout the day.
May 6, 2015
at Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Ave, 16th Floor, Phoenix