Teachers’ Institute

The Teachers’ Institute Conference continues the theme of “Taking Charge of Change” with a special focus on teachers, instructional coaches, and interventionists. This year, the Teachers’ Institute will be highly aligned to Leading Change to promote common vocabulary, shared understanding, and a clear focus.

 Target Audience: Special and General Education Teachers Preschool to Grade 12, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Related Service Providers, Teachers of ELLs, and Content Specialists.

 Individual Conference registration: $250 per person

  • Online registration is open January 8, 2016 – June 20, 2016
  • Start Date:July 7, 2016
    End Date:July 8, 2016
  • Your invoice number (emailed to you upon completed registration) is your confirmation number
  • Breakfast and lunch each day are included

Each conference participant must register individually for this event using an ADE Connect account.

Group Registration: Teams of 3 or more: $200 per person

Please email Abby Sanchez at [email protected] for assistance.

Conference cancellations/substitutions must be made on or before June 23, 2016.

Register here

 

Please send payments to:

Arizona Department of Education

ATTN: Accounts Receivable, Bin #1

1535 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Purchase Orders may be faxed to (602) 542-3264 or emailed to [email protected]

 

Hotel Reservations:

Renaissance Phoenix

Glendale Hotel & Spa

9495 W Coyotes Blvd

Glendale, AZ 85305

Make guest room reservations by June 6, 2016 to receive state rate of $74/night.         

Book your group rate for ADE Teacher’s Institute

2016 Southern Arizona Regional Education Job Fair

2016 southern AZ ONLY

 

 

 

 

TBI 505 Pilot — Contemporary Issues: Co-morbid Conditions

TBI 505 Pilot — Contemporary Issues: Co-morbid Conditions

What Professionals, Parents, and Survivors need to know about redefining adolescent brain development, co-morbid behavioral health issues and suicide prevention

 

This co-taught NEW 6.5-hour workshop is focused on contemporary issues after brain injury. The workshop includes advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of (a) neurodevelopment AND (b) brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. There is special emphasis on adolescent brain development, the role of the changing brain in transition and exposing myths related to brain-based behaviors; mental health issues including medication management; and identification of depression and suicide prevention strategies. The options of 504 Plans under the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Transition Plans under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and, services into adulthood under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be covered.

The adult education format is

  • 30% lecture
  • 20% large group
  • 20% small group discussions and dialogue
  • 15% video training
  • 10% information sharing and
  • 5% resource review

You must have taken TBI 100 (mTBI/Concussion) OR TBI 101 (Introduction to TBI) prior to this workshop.

Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Secondary and Elementary Principals
  • School Nurses and Health Assistants
  • School Counselors/Behavior Coaches
  • School Psychologists
  • Coaches, Assistants, and Athletic Trainers
  • General Education Teachers
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Community Agencies working w/children
  • Parents and Foster Parents
  • Support Personnel (bus drivers, clerical staff)

Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Register for TBI 505 at the ADE Events Registration page.

All TBI trainings are temporarily on hold while ADE secures a trainer.

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

TBI 404 ~ Cognitive Interventions after Brain Injury

This 6.5-hour workshop will include advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of neurodevelopment AND brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. Focus will be on assessments to identify assets/deficits, appropriate academic strategies targeting executive skills, and the role of problem solving in academic coursework, STEM fields and transition. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with mTBI. Implications for both 504 and IDEA will be addressed as they impact transition services and the ADA. All Pilot training materials will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 100 (mTBI/Concussion) OR TBI 101 (Introduction to TBI) prior to this workshop.

Target Audience:

  • Administrators
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Secondary and Elementary Principals
  • School Nurses and Health Assistants
  • School Counselors / Behavior Coaches
  • School Psychologists
  • Secure Care Staff
  • General Education Teachers/Coaches
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Special Education Teachers & Aides
  • Community Agencies working w/ Children
  • Parents and Foster Parents
  • Support Personnel (bus drivers, clerical staff)

Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Register for TBI 404 at the ADE Events Registration page.

All TBI trainings are temporarily on hold while ADE secures a trainer.

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

Can’t You See Me?; or TBI – The Invisible Disability ~ TBI 101

This overview workshop will include basic information on acquired brain injuries including types, incidence, prevalence, and leading causes. Based on understanding brain-behavior relationships, we will review signs and symptoms of brain injury and discuss impacts in the classroom. Focus will be on formal and informal assessments to identify assets/deficits due to injury and appropriate academic strategies to support the student in the classroom and community. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, video, small/large group discussions and includes a new case study of a student with TBI. Training materials provided.

Target Audience:  Administrators, Directors of Special Education; Secondary and Elementary Principals; School Nurses; School Counselors; Speech/Language Pathologists; Parents; General Education Teachers – All Grade Levels; Special Education Teachers and Aides; School Psychologists; Occupational and Physical Therapists; Any Agency Professionals Working w/ Children

Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Register for TBI 101 at the ADE Events Registration page.

All TBI trainings are temporarily on hold while ADE secures a trainer.

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

Annual Data Collection Electronic Signature Due

 

 

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. 

aztap

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/

 

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.