Please visit the 2014 Directors Institute page for more information about this event.
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services will be closed for business on the following days. Information provided by State of Arizona Human Resources page.
Calendar Year 2013
|New Year’s Day||Tuesday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day||Monday, January 21|
|Lincoln/Washington/Presidents’ Day||Monday, February 18|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27|
|Independence Day||Thursday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 2|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 14|
|Veterans’ Day||Monday, November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 28|
|Christmas Day||Wednesday, December 25|
** If the holiday falls on a Saturday, then it is observed on Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, then it is observed on Monday.
Calendar Year 2014
|New Year’s Day||Wednesday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day||Monday, January 20|
|Lincoln/Washington/Presidents’ Day||Monday, February 17|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 26|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 1|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 13|
|Veterans’ Day||Tuesday, November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 27|
|Christmas Day||Thursday, December 25|
** If the holiday falls on a Saturday, then it is observed on Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, then it is observed on Monday.
Back to ESS Calendar
Please visit Arizona’s Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference page for more information about this event.
Please visit the Second Annual Teachers’ Institute page for more information about this event.
Attention all college students, career changers, experienced educators, and paraprofessionals!
Find an education job in Arizona!
Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel and Spa
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register online at www.teachinaz.com.
Over 100 statewide districts and charter schools seeking applicants! Get in on this “one stop” experience
For more information, please visit www.teachinaz.com.
Aiming to have the best assistive technology services in the West? These intensive one-day trainings will help you round up the resources and skills you need! Providing quality assistive technology services is one way to make sure all of your students can access Arizona’s Common Core Standards. Registration for each of the one-day trainings is $60.00 and includes your grub (a boxed lunch). Trainings will be held in Phoenix at the Arizona Department of Education’s new location at 3300 N. Central Avenue. Registration is now open on the ADE homepage calendar, so skedaddle on over there and sign up!
January 14, 2014
iPads in Special Education
8:30 – 4:00
iPads are finding their way into the hands of excited teachers and students since thousands of useful software applications in the App Store 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 for teaching and learning the Common Core Standards. Tony will share sample activities across various subject areas and grade levels, and you’ll learn how iPads can personalize learning and engage all students. Special education and apps can certainly go hand-in-hand!
March 11, 2014
AAC for Students with Complex Communication Needs
8:30 – 4:00
This one-day workshop will focus on the use of assistive technology, including AAC devices, mobile devices, and apps to improve students’ communication and access to the curriculum based on the Common Core Standards. Participants will identify the components of communicative competence, including linguistic, social, and strategic skills, and use a rubric to select and implement appropriate strategies and technologies. Participants will review both apps designed for speech-language therapy/assistive technology and generic apps that can be creatively applied to intervention with a wide range of communication goals.
April 29, 2014
Assistive Technology: Consideration, Evaluation, and Assessment
8:30 – 4:00
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.
Meeting Indicator 13 Transition Requirements Using Interagency Collaboration for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
This is a co-presented session by the Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services and the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities designed specifically for developing and implementing IEPs that include transition planning for students with intellectual disabilities. The session will include a review of the required transition components for Indicator 13 and examples of age-appropriate transition assessments, goals and activities specific to this population. There is a strong focus on career options for this population using interagency collaboration.
April 2, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
10251 N. 35th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Register for this event here.
Visit the Secondary Transition page.
Please contact Jeannette Zemeida if you have questions about this program.
During this Webinar, participants will learn research and best practices for effective mentoring of special education teachers who are in their first or second year of practice. Local Education Agencies will also join this Webinar to discuss their current mentoring programs.
Title: Mentoring New Special Education Teachers: Theory and best practices
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM MST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
What is co-teaching? Attend this webinar to learn the main elements of co-teaching including delivery options available to implement co-teaching. Further discussion points include: the importance of co-planning and compatibility; administrative support, and professional development.
Event: click here for the webinar link
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM MST
Tuesday, March 4
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pima County Juvenile Court
What is a surrogate parent and why does a student need one?
A surrogate parent represents the rights of a student who is currently receiving special education, or is being considered for special education eligibility, when no other adult is available or has the legal authority.
How many children does the program serve?
The surrogate parent program currently serves over 200 students across the State with new applications received every month. These students need adult volunteers to represent them as special education decisions are made.
How can I become a surrogate parent volunteer?
Volunteers must attend a workshop on the Surrogate Parent Program and complete a state and federal background clearance check. The workshop will teach volunteers about the special education process in Arizona. Volunteers must submit fingerprints to the Arizona Department of Public Safety and be issued a fingerprint clearance card in order to serve as a surrogate parent. Volunteers may be reimbursed up to $65 for the cost of the fingerprint clearance card.
Where can I get more information about the surrogate parent program?
Candice Trainor, Surrogate Parent Program Coordinator
To register for this training, please visit this link: http://goo.gl/9uLzGf