Educational Organizations Offer Many Opportunities

ASCD Offers Principal Academy

Arizona ASCD is very excited to sponsor the first Arizona Principal Leadership Academy in partnership with ASCD starting in fall of 2019 and wrapping up in spring of 2020. The Academy is a mix of 3 onsite sessions and 3 virtual sessions. The research base related to the impact of strong leadership on student achievement grows more robust everyday. Instructional leadership is more important than ever and it is essential that leadership and student learning are linked within a school system.

The Academy will focus learning on:

• Developing into a successful instructional leader
• Understanding effective observation and feedback practices
• Aligning instruction to educator effectiveness tools
• Expanding skills and strategies for working with adult learners
• Supporting teacher practice that leads to student learning
• Creating an instructional leadership plan to propel the work forward

All the details are at azascd.org

Sahaurita District offers opportunities

SUSD TECH: Google Classroom Mon, June 3, 2019 OR Wed, July 24, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Classroom Management K-12 Tues, June 4, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm

SUSD TECH: Let’s Organize Your Google Drive! Wed, June 5, 2019 8:00am-11:00am
Supporting Students of Diverse Backgrounds & Identities 6-12, Part 1 Mon, July 22, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Active Participation K-5 Tues, July 23, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Strategies for Students with Behaviors K-5: Part 1 Mon, July 29, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Register today! http://susd30.us/community/events/
Questions? Please contact: Mary Jo Boyter mboyter@sahuarita.net (K-5) Kevin Harcourt kharcourt@sahuarita.net (6-12)

Arizona Educational Foundation Opportunities

PRINCIPALS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OF ARIZONA
Registration is now open for the Principals Leadership Academy (PLAA). Now in its 11th year, PLAA is a 9-month program for emerging school leaders or principals in or about to be in their first year of leadership. Districts enrolling multiple participants received a group discount. A few scholarships are available. To register or for more information, visit https://www.azedfoundation.org/principals-lead-academy.

A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Arizona Educational Foundation will hold information sessions this Fall for new schools wishing to apply for the A+ Schools of Excellence Award. Dates are:

Aug. 15, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. at Sahuarita Unified School District (Sahuarita)
Sept. 4, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. at Kyrene Traditional Academy (Tempe)
Sept. 12, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. at Acacia Elementary School (Phoenix)

To register or for more information on A+ Schools, please visit https://www.azedfoundation.org/a-schools

Arizona Science Teachers Association

ASTA AMBASSADOR WORKSHOPS JUNE 25 & JUNE 26 IN TUCSON – REGISTER TODAY

Phenomena Based 3-Dimensional Learning for All – 6 hours of professional learning with follow-up webinar facilitated by ASTA Ambassador Meg Gebert
When: Tuesday, June 25th 8:30-4:00 at U of A Central Ag Campus, Tucson
Cost: $25 ASTA Members; $40 Non ASTA Members
Registration closes June 21, 2019
Learn how to connect the dots and develop lessons that intertwine the 3-dimensions (science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas) with a scientific phenomena. By exploring the big ideas in the AZ Science Standards, you will determine how to focus lessons with a scientific phenomena to deepen student understanding of the big ideas while applying the crosscutting concepts.

Developing & Using Models in Science Education – 3 hours of professional learning facilitated by ASTA Ambassador Joan Gilbert
When: Wednesday, June 26 8:30-11:45 am at U of A Central Ag Campus, Tucson
Cost: $15 ASTA Members; $30 Non ASTA Members
Registration closes June 20, 2019
Come learn what a scientific model is and how they can be used to drive standards-based instruction. Developing and Using Models is a key component of the science and engineering practices from the A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the new AZ Science Standards. You will focus on how to support students in developing and using scientific models throughout their learning process.

Engaging in Argument from Evidence – 3 hours of professional learning facilitated by ASTA Ambassador Svea Anderson
When: June 26, 1:00 – 4:15 pm at U of A Central Ag Campus, Tucson

Cost: $15 ASTA Members; $30 Non ASTA Members
Registration closes June 20, 2019
Come will learn how an evidence-based argument can be used to drive standards-based instruction. Building Evidence-Based Arguments is a key component of the science and engineering practices from the A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the new AZ Science Standards. You will focus on how to support students in constructing and critiquing arguments based on evidence.

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION SCIENCE TEACHER SYMPOSIUM – REGISTER BY JUNE 30TH TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT!

ASTA’s 3rd annual symposium on crosscutting concepts will be occurring on July 15-16, 2019 at Biosphere 2.

The Structure and Function Science Teacher Symposium is an educational professional development event for K-12 Arizona teachers to increase their understanding of science concepts concerning Structure and Function Crosscutting Concept.

Cost: $100 ASTA members; $140 Non-ASTA Members
Lodging is available at Biosphere 2 – $80/night
Register today for this unique professional learning opportunity!

ASTA is delighted to have the following content experts share their knowledge with attendees during the 2 day symposium:
• Sheri Marlin, Waters Foundation – Introduction to Habits of a Systems Thinker
• Katie Morgan, Biosphere 2 – Coral Presentation
• Dr. Anna Dornhaus, UofA – Insects Behavior and Bodies
• Dr. Elliott Cheu, UofA – Structure and Function on Waves (Light waves)
• Dr. Kamber Schwartz, UofA – Solar Systems
• John Adams, Deputy Director of Biosphere 2 – Biosphere 2 Structure and Function Evolution and the Future
• Rader Lane, Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Geology
• Dr. Kevin Hainline, UofA – James Webb Space Telescope
In addition STEMAZing Leaders from Pima County STEMAZing Program and ASTA Leaders will be facilitating grade level hands-on lessons on wind turbines and insects. Attendees will walk away with materials to use in their classroom.
For more information visit: https://azsta.org/workshops/

Cochise College Geometry Camp

June 3-5 10:00-2:30 Cochise College SV Campus Lunch will be provided

June 3: The Devil Really is in the Details: Plane Geometry Baudhayana to Mirzakhani
June 4: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start: Congruence, Similarity, and Transformations
June 5: Is this Math Class or Art Class? Yes!: Constructions, Perspective, and Tessellations
Registration: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxu2LmUOlhlEY6N

Take advantage of what these organizations offer.

Mark Joraanstad, Ed. D.
Executive Director
Arizona School Administrators

ASCD Offers Principal Academy

Arizona ASCD is very excited to sponsor the first Arizona Principal Leadership Academy in partnership with ASCD starting in fall of 2019 and wrapping up in spring of 2020. The Academy is a mix of 3 onsite sessions and 3 virtual sessions. The research base related to the impact of strong leadership on student achievement grows more robust everyday. Instructional leadership is more important than ever and it is essential that leadership and student learning are linked within a school system.

The Academy will focus learning on:

• Developing into a successful instructional leader
• Understanding effective observation and feedback practices
• Aligning instruction to educator effectiveness tools
• Expanding skills and strategies for working with adult learners
• Supporting teacher practice that leads to student learning
• Creating an instructional leadership plan to propel the work forward

All the details are at azascd.org

Sahaurita District offers opportunities

SUSD TECH: Google Classroom Mon, June 3, 2019 OR Wed, July 24, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Classroom Management K-12 Tues, June 4, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm

SUSD TECH: Let’s Organize Your Google Drive! Wed, June 5, 2019 8:00am-11:00am
Supporting Students of Diverse Backgrounds & Identities 6-12, Part 1 Mon, July 22, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Active Participation K-5 Tues, July 23, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Strategies for Students with Behaviors K-5: Part 1 Mon, July 29, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Register today! http://susd30.us/community/events/
Questions? Please contact: Mary Jo Boyter mboyter@sahuarita.net (K-5) Kevin Harcourt kharcourt@sahuarita.net (6-12)

Arizona Educational Foundation Opportunities

PRINCIPALS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OF ARIZONA
Registration is now open for the Principals Leadership Academy (PLAA). Now in its 11th year, PLAA is a 9-month program for emerging school leaders or principals in or about to be in their first year of leadership. Districts enrolling multiple participants received a group discount. A few scholarships are available. To register or for more information, visit https://www.azedfoundation.org/principals-lead-academy.

A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Arizona Educational Foundation will hold information sessions this Fall for new schools wishing to apply for the A+ Schools of Excellence Award. Dates are:

Aug. 15, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. at Sahuarita Unified School District (Sahuarita)
Sept. 4, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. at Kyrene Traditional Academy (Tempe)
Sept. 12, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. at Acacia Elementary School (Phoenix)

To register or for more information on A+ Schools, please visit https://www.azedfoundation.org/a-schools

Arizona Science Teachers Association

ASTA AMBASSADOR WORKSHOPS JUNE 25 & JUNE 26 IN TUCSON – REGISTER TODAY

Phenomena Based 3-Dimensional Learning for All – 6 hours of professional learning with follow-up webinar facilitated by ASTA Ambassador Meg Gebert
When: Tuesday, June 25th 8:30-4:00 at U of A Central Ag Campus, Tucson
Cost: $25 ASTA Members; $40 Non ASTA Members
Registration closes June 21, 2019
Learn how to connect the dots and develop lessons that intertwine the 3-dimensions (science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas) with a scientific phenomena. By exploring the big ideas in the AZ Science Standards, you will determine how to focus lessons with a scientific phenomena to deepen student understanding of the big ideas while applying the crosscutting concepts.

Developing & Using Models in Science Education – 3 hours of professional learning facilitated by ASTA Ambassador Joan Gilbert
When: Wednesday, June 26 8:30-11:45 am at U of A Central Ag Campus, Tucson
Cost: $15 ASTA Members; $30 Non ASTA Members
Registration closes June 20, 2019
Come learn what a scientific model is and how they can be used to drive standards-based instruction. Developing and Using Models is a key component of the science and engineering practices from the A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the new AZ Science Standards. You will focus on how to support students in developing and using scientific models throughout their learning process.

Engaging in Argument from Evidence – 3 hours of professional learning facilitated by ASTA Ambassador Svea Anderson
When: June 26, 1:00 – 4:15 pm at U of A Central Ag Campus, Tucson

Cost: $15 ASTA Members; $30 Non ASTA Members
Registration closes June 20, 2019
Come will learn how an evidence-based argument can be used to drive standards-based instruction. Building Evidence-Based Arguments is a key component of the science and engineering practices from the A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the new AZ Science Standards. You will focus on how to support students in constructing and critiquing arguments based on evidence.

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION SCIENCE TEACHER SYMPOSIUM – REGISTER BY JUNE 30TH TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT!

ASTA’s 3rd annual symposium on crosscutting concepts will be occurring on July 15-16, 2019 at Biosphere 2.

The Structure and Function Science Teacher Symposium is an educational professional development event for K-12 Arizona teachers to increase their understanding of science concepts concerning Structure and Function Crosscutting Concept.

Cost: $100 ASTA members; $140 Non-ASTA Members
Lodging is available at Biosphere 2 – $80/night
Register today for this unique professional learning opportunity!

ASTA is delighted to have the following content experts share their knowledge with attendees during the 2 day symposium:
• Sheri Marlin, Waters Foundation – Introduction to Habits of a Systems Thinker
• Katie Morgan, Biosphere 2 – Coral Presentation
• Dr. Anna Dornhaus, UofA – Insects Behavior and Bodies
• Dr. Elliott Cheu, UofA – Structure and Function on Waves (Light waves)
• Dr. Kamber Schwartz, UofA – Solar Systems
• John Adams, Deputy Director of Biosphere 2 – Biosphere 2 Structure and Function Evolution and the Future
• Rader Lane, Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Geology
• Dr. Kevin Hainline, UofA – James Webb Space Telescope
In addition STEMAZing Leaders from Pima County STEMAZing Program and ASTA Leaders will be facilitating grade level hands-on lessons on wind turbines and insects. Attendees will walk away with materials to use in their classroom.
For more information visit: https://azsta.org/workshops/

Cochise College Geometry Camp

June 3-5 10:00-2:30 Cochise College SV Campus Lunch will be provided

June 3: The Devil Really is in the Details: Plane Geometry Baudhayana to Mirzakhani
June 4: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start: Congruence, Similarity, and Transformations
June 5: Is this Math Class or Art Class? Yes!: Constructions, Perspective, and Tessellations
Registration: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxu2LmUOlhlEY6N

Take advantage of what these organizations offer.

Mark Joraanstad, Ed. D.
Executive Director
Arizona School Administrators