Webinars

oin the K-12 Academic Standard group for free Webinar Trainings. These Trainings will support the implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. All you need is a computer or a device with Internet access to participate in the Training. Please be sure to save your seat in the Webinar by using the registration links provided below.

Our “Webinars” are conducting through GoTo Training sessions. To view the recorded Webinars, install the GoTo Meeting Codec at no charge.

Register for Upcoming Webinar Trainings: Live Webinar Trainings are scheduled in the afternoon, 3:30pm-4:30pm MST (Phoenix time) – unless otherwise noted. You will need to register for the Trainings by using the registration links provided below.

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  Wednesday, January 7, 2015
 

Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Customize Learning Using Symbaloo  
Do you find yourself ‘drowning’ in resources? Is it a frustrating task sharing websites, resources or links with students or colleagues?

Enter Symbaloo, a powerful social and visual bookmarking tool that provides the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate how Symbaloo, can be used to customize learning spaces for their students and the classroom. In addition, participants will explore and engage in strategies to improve how they organize, sort and share digital content such as videos, websites and other online resources with Symbaloo.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Customize Learning Using Symbaloo on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5637378996853937408

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 Thursday, January 8, 2015
 

Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (High School)  
Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (High School) on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8461789073567505664

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
 

Text Complexity  

In this one hour web-in-hour overview of text complexity, participants will examine the three components of text complexity; the quantitative measures, qualitative measures and the reader and task considerations. Participants will work with the Text Analysis Worksheet and begin to understand the criteria and descriptors for determining if text is readily accessible, moderately complex or very complex. Participants will also learn some scaffolds for assisting readers as they begin to read more complex texts.

The intended audience is Teachers, Coaches, and Specialists. It would be helpful to attend this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Please download and be familiar with all of the attachments.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Text Complexity on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4657992309717406208

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

 Wednesday, January 14, 2015
 

Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (Grades 5-8)  
Participation in a science fair can be a very rewarding experience. It is the culmination of conducting research or testing designs and provides valuable feedback to students as they continue on in their STEM pursuits. Integrating the Science & Engineering Practices, found in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, can help engage students in scientific investigations while increasing conceptual understanding. In this 1-hour webinar we’ll look at interdisciplinary strategies to help build instruction that moves students beyond memorization, recall, and a basic level of knowledge to a much higher cognitive demand of problem solvers and critical thinkers where science fair projects are an authentic outcome that enhances student learning.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Developing Authentic Science Fair Research and Projects (Grades 5-8) on Wednesday, January 14, 2014 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7938275303699573248

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 Thursday, January 15, 2015
 

Webinar: Argument Literacy  
Argument writing plays a special role in the Common Core standards because it is a critical skill necessary for success in the post-secondary world. According to Neil Postman, ‘argument is the soul of an education because it forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.’ This webinar is designed to share some of the major foundations, definitions, components and organizational structures of argument writing.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Argument Literacy on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6392893016548236032

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
 

The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series – Part 1: What is Science?  

The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science? (January 15)
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community (February 11)
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind (April 28)

3:30 – 4:30 PM MST

Part 1: What is Science? Science is an ongoing process, not just an accumulation of facts. This webinar will share what makes science science and provide information from educational research on effective nature of science instruction. 

To register for The Nature of Science Webinar Series Part 1: What is Science? click on the following link: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/286106478424828160

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Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended.  You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

 Wednesday,
January 21,
2015
 

Inquiry and the 5E Instructional Model  


Guest Presenter: Vicky Massey, National Science Education Leadership Association Region D Director and National Science Teachers Association District XIV Director

Students acquire knowledge and develop conceptual understanding by posing questions about the natural world and investigating phenomena. This webinar will provide an overview of the 5E Inquiry Instructional Model that provides a built-in structure for students to construct their understanding of a concept over time.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 3:30 – 5:00 PM MST

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Inquiry and the 5E Instructional Model go to: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5333442093520944128

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 Wednesday,
January 21,
2015
 

Webinar: The Development of Number Sense in K-2  
This webinar will focus on the learning trajectory stages that support and develop conceptual understanding of number in kindergarten through 2nd grade. This information will be helpful for students who don’t seem to be where they are ‘supposed’ to be at this time of the year. The mathematical practices and AZCCRS will be embedded throughout the presentation.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: The Development of Number Sense in K-2 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1759681861398825728

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 
 

Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions  
Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions for the Classroom

Do you already know and love using Chrome as your browser but want more out of your relationship? In this Webinar we will investigate and explore varies Chrome extensions that can increase productivity in our students, our classroom as well as increase efficiency in using the Web.

Integrating Chrome extensions in the classroom can encourage students to create original works in innovative ways as well as plan, conduct and manage research using appropriate digital resources and tools.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Chrome Extensions on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1605025655702591744

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
 

Argument in the 6-12 Science Classroom  

An overview of argumentation and the skills necessary to immerse students in the process will be discussed. Resources for developing lessons focused on developing and analyzing arguments in the secondary science classroom will be shared. Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

This event is offered on two separate dates. Please choose the date which works best for you:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST – or -
Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST

To register for Webinar: Argument in the 6-12 Science Classroom on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST or Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST, go to: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/5894985771570909952

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 
 

Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote  
In this interactive Webinar participants will investigate and explore Evernote, the FREE App for the smartphone, tablet and computer. Evernote is more than a robust note taking App, Evernote provides users with the ability to store everything digital, including PDFs, voice recordings, videos, emails, notes, photos and so much more. Teachers can use Evernote to easily share content with students, plan digital-rich lessons or develop student eportfolios. Students can use Evernote to plan, archive and retrieve research and classwork; including voice notes and video. Evernote is an amazing digital tool for today’s digital teacher and digital learner. Evernote can be described as the do anything, save anything and share anything App.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools in the Classroom Series: Evernote on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2784983051855475712

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 Wednesday, February 11, 2015
 

The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 2:
The Nature of the Scientific Community
 

The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science? (January 15)
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community (February 11)
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind (April 28)

3:30 – 4:30 PM MST 

Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community Science would not progress without the interaction between scientists and their community. This webinar will share information about the characteristics and expectations of the scientific community and how the larger society influences science. 

To register for The Nature of Science Webinar Series Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community click on the following link: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/7126969858796088320

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Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended.  You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

 Thursday, February 12, 2015
 

Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes  
Participants will examine the literacy practices that are imbedded within the ELA instructional shifts and the outcomes that students should be able to demonstrate as a result. Participants will make connections between the Shifts, the Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language Anchor standards for ELA with the expectations of College and Career Readiness outlined in the Writing Program Administrators’ Outcome Statement for First-Year Composition used at our state universities and many other institutions across the country.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Instructional Shifts, Literacy Practices, and Student Outcomes on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/868770676741364736

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 

ELA/Literacy Review  

In this 90 minute whirlwind tour of the major components found in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards participants will review topics such as; Instructional Shifts, Close Reading, Text Complexity, Text Dependent Questions, Argument Literacy, Discipline Literacy, the Instructional Practices Guides, and the EQUiP Rubric which can be used to evaluate lessons and units for alignment to the standards. Participants will receive general information about each topic and where they might go for further in-depth instruction and resources.

This webinar is appropriate for any Arizona educator. Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or small groups in order to enhance discussion.

Please download and print materials prior to attending the webinar.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6490579126057260544

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 Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 

Webinar: Productivity Tools Webinar Series: Digital Classroom Collaboration with Lino  
Collaborate. Collaboration. Collaborating. Regardless of how it is stated, the AZCCRS are clear, students must learn to work together, express and listen carefully to ideas, integrate information from oral, visual, quantitative, and media sources, evaluate what they hear, use media and visual displays strategically to help achieve communicative purposes. Students need to be able to use technology strategically when creating, refining, and collaborating on writing.

How do students collaborate in your classroom? What digital tools are they using to communicate and interact with others? In this interactive Webinar participants will investigate and explore Lino. Lino is a FREE digital tool that is simple to use and supports online digital collaboration.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools Webinar Series: Digital Classroom Collaboration with Lino on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/35744386843207936

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 Wednesday, February 18, 2015
 

Webinar: Overview of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in K-3  

This webinar is an introduction to problem solving using Cognitively Guided Instruction practices and pedagogy. CGI emphasizes student’s mathematical thinking and intuitive understandings about number and mathematics. Problem types and expectations from the College and Career Ready Standards will be introduced and shared as well as beginning student solution strategies.

The full two-day training will be in June 2015.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Overview of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in K-3 on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/5999605406289174784

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Webinar: Math Problem Solving Using Table 2 Multiplication and Division in 3-5  

This Webinar will examine multiplication and division problem types from Table 2 from the AZCCRS. We will look at the development of solution strategies along with connections that students make in problem solving opportunities in the 3-5 classroom

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Problem Solving Using Table 2 Multiplication and Division in 3-5 on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7489327114794254080

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 Tuesday, February 24, 2015
 

Webinar: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking Site Diigo  
Ensuring students are digitally literate is extremely critical. Students need to be able to successfully navigate through their technological society, be equipped with the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas. Enter Diigo, a powerful Social Bookmarking tools that provide the platform for best practices for teachers and students to be able to address how they interact with digital information. In this Webinar participants will investigate and explore strategies to improve how their students organize, sort and share digital content such as YouTube videos, websites and other online resources with Diigo.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Curate the Web with Social Bookmarking Site Diigo on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/732419143169785344

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Webinar: AZCCRS-Mathematics Shifts & Instruction, High School  
Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) are designed to facilitate student success in college or career paths after high school graduation. This webinar will identify the Shifts, Mathematical Practices and High School Content. We will briefly analyze the increased rigor expected by the Standards and discuss the implications for educators and curriculum based on the shifts, practices and content. This webinar is designed for anyone interested in an introduction to AZCCRS-Mathematics High School. To register for Overview of Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards – Mathematics on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4889936491353191938 After you register you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information for joining the training.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: AZCCRS-Mathematics Shifts & Instruction, High School on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4889936491353191938

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

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 Wednesday, February 25, 2015
 

Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations Overview  
This one hour K-2 Foundational Writing Overview webinar is the beginning of a series of four webinars designed to outline the major components and elements of a solid K-2 foundational writing program. Participants will complete a standards hunt to identify all of the foundational writing standards for K-2 and understand the research and rationale for research based foundational writing instruction. The other webinars in this series will focus on the writing foundations of handwriting, spelling and sentence construction.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations Overview on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8481428549462208000

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Wednesday, February 26, 2015
Webinar: Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction, 6-12  
The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the behaviors and habits of mind of mathematically proficient students. The Practices bridge content knowledge with application and understanding in mathematics. This webinar will serve as an overview of the full-day professional development offered at ADE. We will identify the Mathematical Practices, identify evidence of MP in the classroom, and discuss student and teacher actions that support MP. We recommend you attend the webinar with a partner or team to aid in discussion questions during the webinar.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Integrating Mathematical Practices in Instruction, 6-12 on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/28677826095409665

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

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

Tuesday, March 10,
2015
  
 

Webinar: Productivity Tools Webinar Series: Digital Classroom Collaboration with Padlet  
Collaborate. Collaboration. Collaborating. Regardless of how it is stated, the AZCCRS are clear, students must learn to work together, express and listen carefully to ideas, integrate information from oral, visual, quantitative, and media sources, evaluate what they hear, use media and visual displays strategically to help achieve communicative purposes. Student need to be able to use technology strategically when creating, refining, and collaborating on writing.

How do students collaborate in your classroom? What digital tools are they using to communicate and interact with others? In this interactive Webinar participants will investigate and explore Padlet. Padlet is a FREE digital tool that is simple to use and supports online digital collaboration.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Productivity Tools Webinar Series: Digital Classroom Collaboration with Padlet on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2775173209400641536

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

Tuesday, March 10,
2015
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning to AZCCRS – Math: EQuIP Part I Overview & Dimensions  
An introduction to the EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products.) The Tri-State Collaborative (comprised of educational leaders from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island) developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. The purpose of this webinar: * introduce the mathematics rubric and its purposes * provide clear, descriptive criteria for lessons & units aligning to Common Core Standards * provide meaningful, constructive feedback to developers of lessons & units using the rubric * utilize the rubric to identify lessons that can serve as models * provide a protocol for collegial review

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning to AZCCRS – Math: EQuIP Part I Overview & Dimensions on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4333204276187479810

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

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  Wednesday, March 11,
2015
 
 

Webinar: Close Reading in the Classroom  
This one hour webinar is intended for teachers, trainers, coaches, specialists and provides a brief history and connection between Close Reading and the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.

Participants will be introduced to the concept of productive struggle, the Close Reading Routine and the use of phasing to increase comprehension of complex text.

It is highly recommended that participants view this training with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Please download all attached materials and be familiar with them.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Close Reading on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3783108711347612160

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 Tuesday, March 17,
2015
 
 

Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations-Handwriting Fluency  
This one hour webinar is the second in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. This webinar will focus on the research and evidence that handwriting practice done in short intervals supports the acquisition of reading skills and promotes writing fluency. Similar to the idea of fluency in reading aids in comprehension of text, as young writers develop handwriting fluency, they can then focus their attention on generating and organizing ideas. Keyboarding skills will also be part of the discussion.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations-Handwriting Fluency on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/9097322186784242432

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Tuesday, March 24,
2015
 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning to AZCCRS – Math: Part II EQuIP Guided Practice  
This is the second of a 2-part series. This session provides Guided Practice applying the EQuIP mathematics rubric to a 7th grade mathematics lesson. Participants will actively apply the rubric criterion and provide feedback in real time. For best results participants must attend PART I and review webinar materials prior to the webinar. The session will progress too quickly and the content will seem disconnected if you have not participated in Part I or previewed the materials.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning to AZCCRS – Math: Part II EQuIP Guided Practice on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2802133234998232065

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

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 Wednesday, March 25,
2015
 
 

Webinar: Digital Tools for Digital Learners Webinar Series: SketchUp and Math (Geometry)  
Geometry + SketchUp = Engaged students!

SketchUp (formally known as Google SketchUp) is a Free Digital tool that allows students to create 3D designs that model real-life objects. Students can design virtually anything they can imagine, from very simple buildings to the more complex and fascinating architectural designs. SketchUp helps students explore their creative side and stretch their analytical skills. SketchUp can be a powerful motivator for students to engage in math, real life applications and learn valuable technical skills.

This Webinar is an introduction to SketchUp, Participants will identify key features of SketchUp and explore how it supports learning Geometry.

Participants are required to download SketchUp and should verify it works on their computers before the Webinar begins. A link will be provided one week before the Webinar giving access to participants to download SketchUP Pro for free. In addition, participants MUST be comfortable using their own computer, able to navigate between the GotoMeeting Webinar platform, SketchUp, and other applications such as a Web browser. Technical Specs will also be sent out one week before the Webinar, participants will want to make sure their current computer (laptop: Apple / PC) will be able to support SketchUp.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

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To register for Webinar: Digital Tools for Digital Learners Webinar Series: SketchUp and Math (Geometry) on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1952334991368535040

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

 Thursday, March 26,
2015
 
 

Academic Writing: (6-12) Entering the Conversation  
What does it mean to write ‘academically?’ How does argument writing fit into the picture? How do student (and teacher!) attitudes influence writing instruction? How do students see the transferability of writing skills to post-secondary environments, college or otherwise? This webinar discusses some ideas and strategies to help students and teachers embrace the writing skills called for in the AZCCRS.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Academic Writing: (6-12) Entering the Conversation on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2450769997017706240

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

  Tuesday, March 31,
2015
 
 

Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations – Spelling  
This one hour webinar is the third in a series of four webinars that focus on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this training we will look at the research and rationale for teaching spelling to support reading and writing. We will also look at research based best practice with students using critical thinking skills to increase spelling proficiency by focusing on the orthographic features in words.

Participants will also receive a checklist to evaluate a spelling program and tables linking the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards to spelling. Please download and be familiar with the articles and documents provided. Consider attending with a partner to facilitate discussion.

Audience: Teachers and Coaches

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations – Spelling on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3029140602832713728

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Tuesday,  April 6, 2015
Webinar: Teaching and Learning Subtraction in K-2  

This webinar will examine how students develop proficiency in subtraction from kindergarten through 2nd grade with an emphasis on developing student’s understanding of the operation. Story problem types and expectations from the ACCRS will be explored as well as strategies students use to solve subtraction story problems and computation problems.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Teaching and Learning Subtraction in K-2 on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register//6170798268479349505

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

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

Thursday,  April 9, 2015
Webinar: Argument Literacy  
Argument writing plays a special role in the Common Core standards because it is a critical skill necessary for success in the post-secondary world. According to Neil Postman, ‘argument is the soul of an education because it forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.’ This webinar is designed to share some of the major foundations, definitions, components and organizational structures of argument writing. Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Argument Literacy on Thursday April, 9 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2809139323088605954

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 Tuesday,  April 14, 2015
 

Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations – Sentence Construction  
This is the fourth in a series of four webinars focusing on K-2 Writing Foundations. In this webinar we will focus on sentence construction and the research and best practice supporting instruction in sentence construction by Bruce Saddler in the book Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Participants will refresh their memory of simple sentences, compound subjects and predicates in simple sentences, compound sentences and sentence expansion leading up to complex sentences. Join us!

Consider viewing this webinar with a partner to facilitate discussion

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: K-2 Writing Foundations – Sentence Construction on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1985075147422233344

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Tuesday,  April 16, 2015  

Webinar: Research and Information Fluency  
Teaching students to strategically navigate massive amounts of information that is available through multi-media has become a priority as we increase our demand for incorporation of evidence and reasoning in student work. And not only do students need to know how to strategically navigate and evaluation information from multiple media formats, they need to be able to use that media to strategically and collaboratively share information as well. Does how we teach ‘research’ need to change? How has it evolved?

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Research and Information Fluency on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6514931114321681666

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 Monday,  April 20, 2015
 

Webinar: Addition and Subtraction Problem Types in K-2  
This webinar will examine addition and subtraction problem types from Table 1 from the AZCCRS. We will look at the progression of problem solving opportunities through Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain. Student work samples will be shared to demonstrate grade level proficiency within the variety of problem types.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Addition and Subtraction Problem Types in K-2 on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/499814159472056832

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 Thursday,  April 23, 2015
 

Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review  
In this 90 minute whirlwind tour of the major components found in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards participants will review topics such as; Instructional Shifts, Close Reading, Text Complexity, Text Dependent Questions, Argument Literacy, Discipline Literacy, the Instructional Practices Guides, and the EQUiP Rubric which can be used to evaluate lessons and units for alignment to the standards. Participants will receive general information about each topic and where they might go for further in-depth instruction and resources.

This webinar is appropriate for any Arizona educator. Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or small groups in order to enhance discussion. Please download and print materials prior to attending the webinar

Participant is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: ELA/Literacy Review on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 3:30 – 5:00 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/1985893184073859584

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 Monday,  April 27, 2015 
 

Webinar: Math Journals in K-2  
This webinar will examine ways to incorporate Math Journals into K-2 math lessons. We will look at how journals are used to extend problem solving as well as expanding on key conceptual understandings. Mathematical practices and AZCCRS will be embedded throughout the presentation.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Math Journals in K-2 on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://student.gototraining.com/r/8426736643158904576

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Tuesday,  April 28, 2015
 

The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series - Part 3:
Developing Scientific Habits of Mind
 

The Nature of Science for Educators Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Science? (January 15)
Part 2: The Nature of the Scientific Community (February 11)
Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind (April 28)

3:30 – 4:30 PM MST

Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind The Scientific Method, as presented in many textbooks, is often an oversimplified representation of what is really a rich, complex, and unpredictable process. This webinar will examine the more accurate representation of the process of science and explore resources that can be used to foster scientific habits of mind with students.

To register for The Nature of Science Webinar Series Part 3: Developing Scientific Habits of Mind click on the following link: https://student.gototraining.com/rt/9158080096600706560

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Participants will be eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit for each part attended.  You will need to register for each part. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Tuesday,  April 28, 2015
Webinar: Writing in Mathematics, 6-12  
This professional development opportunity is designed to assist educators in developing resources aligned to Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS). This webinar will serve as an overview of the full-day professional development offered at ADE. We examine the benefits and purposes for writing in mathematics class and how it supports mathematical learning and understanding. We will identify AZCCRS Literacy Standards that integrate with writing in mathematics and understand how writing is used to learn mathematics content.

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Writing in Mathematics, 6-12 on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7244304247238470145

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Tuesday,  May 5, 2015
Webinar: Teaching and Learning Measurement in K-2  

This webinar will examine developing proficiency in the measurement strand with kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Time, length, and money will be addressed within each grade level expectation. There will be an emphasis on developing understanding and application through solving story problems. Mathematical practices and ACCRS will be embedded throughout the presentation.

To register for Webinar: Teaching and Learning Measurement in K-2 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 MST go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7532090420689354241

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Thursday,  May 7, 2015 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA: PART I  
An introduction to the EQuIP Rubric (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products.) The Tri-State Collaborative (comprised of educational leaders from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island) developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the rubric and its purposes: to provide clear, descriptive criteria for common core lessons/ units, to provide meaningful, constructive feedback to developers of lessons/units, identify lessons that can serve as models, and to provide a protocol for collegial review. We will also cover the four dimensions and the criteria in each. .

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA: PART I on Wednesday, May 7, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to:https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4172681076090051330

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Thursday,  May 14, 2015 
Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA: PART II GUIDED PRACTICE  

Webinar – Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA: Part II – GUIDED PRACTICE Guided Practice using the EQuIP rubric on an 8th grade ELA Lesson. (It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that participants have attended EQuIP Parts I – Overview and Dimensions.)

Participant is eligible for 1 hour of Professional Development credit.

To register for Webinar: Evaluating Instructional Materials and Aligning them to the AZCCRS – EQuIP ELA: PART II GUIDED PRACTICE on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM MST go to: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/727492232358779650

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