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Featured Events

26 Jan 2017 8:30 AM • Queen Creek Unified School District Office - 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
02 Feb 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
03 Feb 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
14 Feb 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 - Camelback Room
15 Feb 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 - CamelBack Room
01 Mar 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 - Camelback Room
02 Mar 2017 9:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 1200
03 Mar 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
31 Mar 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
04 Apr 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Upcoming Supportive School Culture Events

26 Jan 2017 8:30 AM • Queen Creek Unified School District Office - 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
31 Jan 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N Central Ave., 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
07 Feb 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
21 Feb 2017 12:00 PM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Upcoming STEM Events

02 Mar 2017 9:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 1200
06 Apr 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - Piestewa Room - 4041 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012

Upcoming REIL Events

03 Feb 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
03 Mar 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
31 Mar 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
05 May 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Upcoming Standards Events

02 Feb 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
14 Feb 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 - Camelback Room
01 Mar 2017 8:00 AM • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 - Camelback Room

Upcoming Assessment Events

31 Jan 2017 8:30 AM • MCESA- 4041 N Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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    • 24 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • MCESA- 4041 N Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    It's no secret that great teams accomplish great things. Join this half-day session and learn how to identify the areas of your team dynamics that can be improved upon to increase your effectiveness.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Understand how individual preferences affect group work.
    • Evaluate team's effectiveness based on essential characteristics of an effective team and develop a strategy to increase team functionality. 
    • Increase their leadership team's ability to influence the effectiveness of other leaders and teams on their campus.

    Please note participants will be notified by e-mail with any workshop updates and/or changes. In addition, a minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will be cancelled.

    Email natasha.camp@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

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    epth of Knowledge plays a central role in the development of high-stakes tests, and can serve as a useful tool in classroom formative assessment as well. Participants in this workshop will deepen their understanding of Depth of Knowledge, calibrate that understanding with colleagues, and design strategies to integrate Depth of Knowledge into instruction and formative assessment. Time will also be devoted to systems planning, capturing DOK data, and differentiating assessments to measure the progress of all students. This program works best when schools send two or more participants, but individuals will also gain valuable insight.

    Registrations will not be accepted after – 05/31/16

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Renee Molina at renee.molina@mcesa.maricopa.gov or Sauda Waldron at sauda.waldron@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

    • 26 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Queen Creek Unified School District Office - 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    • 2
    Registration is closed


    Building resilience is more than teaching character education; it is setting a foundation which will allow character education curricula to be built upon. This workshop will give an overview of the research behind resilience and the role it plays in education. Participants will leave with strategies of how to build resilience in their classrooms and throughout the campus.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define resiliency and reflect on current practices that either help or hinder resilience. 
    • Develop an understanding that resiliency is a process, not a trait and it can be built and strengthened within a school.
    • Understand external and internal protective factors that promote resiliency and be able to apply them to strengthen youth's development of resilience. 
    • Identify strategies to build resiliency within students. 

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 31 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N Central Ave., 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0

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    1 out of every 4 children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event. Traumatic Experiences can cause higher absenteeism and a variety of achievement issues. This workshop will support you with recognizing signs of trauma and knowing how to respond to avoid re-traumatizing students.


    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define trauma and how it differs from everyday stress
    • Understand the potential impact of trauma on the brain and learning.
    • Identify possible symptoms of trauma.
    • List the protective factors schools need to have in place to help traumatized children learn.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 31 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA- 4041 N Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0

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    Depth of Knowledge plays a central role in the development of high-stakes tests, and can serve as a useful tool in classroom formative assessment as well.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Deepen understanding of Depth of Knowledge
    • Calibrate understanding with colleagues
    • Design strategies to integrate Depth of Knowledge into instruction and formative assessment.
    This workshop includes systems planning, capturing DOK data, and differentiating assessments to measure the progress of all students. This program works best when schools send two or more participants, but individuals will also gain valuable insight.

    Please contact Jennifer Buchanan at Jennifer.Buchanan@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any questions.

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    epth of Knowledge plays a central role in the development of high-stakes tests, and can serve as a useful tool in classroom formative assessment as well. Participants in this workshop will deepen their understanding of Depth of Knowledge, calibrate that understanding with colleagues, and design strategies to integrate Depth of Knowledge into instruction and formative assessment. Time will also be devoted to systems planning, capturing DOK data, and differentiating assessments to measure the progress of all students. This program works best when schools send two or more participants, but individuals will also gain valuable insight.

    Registrations will not be accepted after – 05/31/16

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Renee Molina at renee.molina@mcesa.maricopa.gov or Sauda Waldron at sauda.waldron@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

    • 02 Feb 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012


    Participants will create lessons to prepare students for writing assessments.  To prepare students for assessments, teachers must explicitly teach students to write. Participants will determine specific grade-level expectations, as well as how to chunk practice and assessment; finding paired texts and creating writing prompts. 

    Cost: $80.00 per participant

    Registrations will not be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    Please note minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will be canceled.  Participants will be notified by email.

    All cancellation request from registrants must be received 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a full refund. 

    Instructor: Wendy Peterson

    Email: alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 03 Feb 2017
    • 05 May 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0

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    The Setting a Foundation for Coaching Series is designed to bring coaches together for four days of learning, reflection, and personal goal setting, with ample opportunities between workshop dates for practicing skills and implementing goals. With each workshop, coaches will reflect on and share experiences, while also receiving feedback from colleagues. The Coaching Series topics include: Building Coaching Relationships, Coaching Communication Skills, and Designing Coaching Support. 

    Series Dates and Topics:

    2/3/17 - Coaching: Setting A Foundation for Coaching- Building Coaching Relationships: Workshop

    3/3/17 - Coaching: Setting A Foundation for Coaching-Coaching Communication Skills (Part 1): Workshop

    3/31/17 - Coaching: Setting A Foundation for Coaching Communication Skills (Part 2): Workshop

    5/5/17 - Coaching: Goal Driven Collaboration-Designing Coaching Support: Workshop

    Please note that this is a series workshop. Participants are expected to attend all 4 days of this series.

    Email michelle.yerkes@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions. 

    Facilitator: Michelle Yerkes


    • 07 Feb 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0

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    Building resilience is more than teaching character education; it is setting a foundation which will allow character education curricula to be built upon. This workshop will give an overview of the research behind resilience and the role it plays in education. Participants will leave with strategies of how to build resilience in their classrooms and throughout the campus.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define resiliency and reflect on current practices that either help or hinder resilience. 
    • Develop an understanding that resiliency is a process, not a trait and it can be built and strengthened within a school.
    • Understand external and internal protective factors that promote resiliency and be able to apply them to strengthen youth's development of resilience. 
    • Identify strategies to build resiliency within students. 

     

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

     


    • 10 Feb 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA 4041 N. Central Phoenix, AZ 85012 11th floor
    • 25
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    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that take place in a child's life before age 18.  Children who have experienced multiple ACEs are more likely to struggle in school. 

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Understand the ACE study.
    • Understand the ACE score.
    • Understand the impact of ACEs.
    • Understand how a caring and supportive school climate can impact ACEs.

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 14 Feb 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 - Camelback Room
    • 30


    Participants will read and analyze rich, complex texts, and then use them as models to enrich their own writing.  Also, participants will create plans to implement mentor texts in their classrooms.  Topics include the qualities of rich text, connecting Close Reading to improved student writing, and finding mentor texts for your classroom.

    Cost: $80 per teacher

    Registrations will not be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    Please note minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will be canceled.  Participants will be notified by email.

    All cancellations must be received 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a full refund. 

    Email alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions. 

    Presenter: Wendy Peterson


    • 15 Feb 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 - CamelBack Room


    Participants in Supporting Student Writers will learn strategies, including modeling, shared writing, collaboration, and writing frames, to help students become stronger, more confident writers.  Additionally, participants will engage in Joyful Writing Centers, varied writing practices designed to ignite creative and critical thinking.

    Due to planning requirements, registrations cannot be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    In order to make this course interactive and beneficial to participants, a minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will have to be canceled. We will notify you by email if this is the case.

    All cancellation request must be received 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a full refund. 

    Contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    Presenter:  Wendy Peterson

    • 21 Feb 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 24


    Building resilience is more than teaching character education; it is setting a foundation which will allow character education curricula to be built upon. This workshop will give an overview of the research behind resilience and the role it plays in education. Participants will leave with strategies of how to build resilience in their classrooms and throughout the campus.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define resiliency and reflect on current practices that either help or hinder resilience. 
    • Develop an understanding that resiliency is a process, not a trait and it can be built and strengthened within a school.
    • Understand external and internal protective factors that promote resiliency and be able to apply them to strengthen youth's development of resilience. 
    • Identify strategies to build resiliency within students. 

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

     

     

    • 23 Feb 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0

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    Building resilience is more than teaching character education; it is setting a foundation which will allow character education curricula to be built upon. This workshop will give an overview of the research behind resilience and the role it plays in education. Participants will leave with strategies of how to build resilience in their classrooms and throughout the campus.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define resiliency and reflect on current practices that either help or hinder resilience. 
    • Develop an understanding that resiliency is a process, not a trait and it can be built and strengthened within a school.
    • Understand external and internal protective factors that promote resiliency and be able to apply them to strengthen youth's development of resilience. 
    • Identify strategies to build resiliency within students. 

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.



    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N Central Ave., 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 0

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    To effectively educate youth who have experienced trauma, we must first understand what it does to the brain, body, and behavior. Then we must learn to provide the right amount of support so learning can occur.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Develop a basic understanding of motivational interviewing as it relates to the change process. 
    • Identify the characteristics of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing. 
    • Understand and apply the engagement process of motivational interviewing.

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 - Camelback Room
    • 30


    Participants will employ the writing process and elements of argument to write persuasive/arguments texts. Topics will include the differences between persuasion and argument, argument protocol, and strategies for engaging students in argument writing.

    Cost: $80 per teacher

    Registrations will not be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    Please note minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will be canceled.  Participants will be notified by email.

    All cancellations must be received 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a full refund. 

    Email alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions. 

    Presenter: Wendy Peterson


    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Queen Creek Unified School District Office - 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142


    To effectively educate youth who have experienced trauma, we must first understand what it does to the brain, body, and behavior. Then we must learn to provide the right amount of support so learning can occur.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Develop a basic understanding of motivational interviewing as it relates to the change process. 
    • Identify the characteristics of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing. 
    • Understand and apply the engagement process of motivational interviewing.

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 1200
    • 35

    In this highly engaging workshop, participants develop/refine their understanding of science concepts through participating in the process of inquiry.

    Topics include identifying how incorporating inquiry standards in every lesson enhances instruction and understanding.

    Due to planning requirements, registrations cannot be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    In order to make this course interactive and beneficial to participants, a minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will have to be canceled. We will notify you by email if this is the case.

    Contact: Alisha Garber (alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov)

    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • MCESA- 4041 N Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012


    Distributing leadership throughout your staff increases engagement and buy-in. Join this half-day session and explore strategies that enable you to build leadership capacity and more effectively support initiatives.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Understand the purpose for distributing leadership.  
    • Define distributed leadership and the conditions that facilitate distributed leadership.  
    • Apply knowledge and skills learned to create a plan to distribute leadership.

    Please note participants will be notified by e-mail with any workshop updates and/or changes. In addition, a minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will be cancelled.

    Email natasha.camp@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 04 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave., 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Participants will analyze and evaluate Standards documents and related materials to determine adaptions and additions needed to more fully implement the ELA Standards. Topics include the Six Shifts and the expectations of and research supporting the Standards.

    Cost: $80.00 per participant

    Registrations will not be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    Please note minimum of 10 participants must sign up for the workshop or it will be canceled. Participants will be notified by email.

    All cancellation request from registrants must be received 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a full refund.

    Instructor: Wendy Peterson

    Email: alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.


    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - Piestewa Room - 4041 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 33

    During this very interactive workshop, participants will examine an open-ended investigation for a specific interdisciplinary science/engineering task that includes exploration and inquiry.

    Topics include designing lessons to include 3 dimensional learning with an emphasis on the science and engineering practices, and identifying how incorporating ELA, close reading, strategies can help reinforce science instruction.  

    Due to planning requirements, registrations cannot be accepted two working days prior to the workshop.

    Contact Alisha Garber


    Presenter: Brian Hoffner

    • 18 Apr 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders and their team members will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. Throughout the series, leaders will benefit from stakeholder input as they plan and implement changed STEM practices in their schools. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Cost is $2,500 per School Team of 2-3. Suggested teams include , but are not limited to: school principal, instructional coach, and principal.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #1 - April 18, 2017 - Getting Ready: Framing/Data - Use the STEM Immersion Guide to gauge current strengths. Define data question(s) related to STEM implementation.

    Session #2 - May 23, 2017 - Data Analysis: Analyze current data to develop a theory of action including potential benchmarks for monitoring effectiveness. Introduction to the STEM Walk-through Protocol.

    Session #3 - June 20, 2017 - High Functioning Teams / Systems Thinking: Design systems for an effective school leadership team. (Principal and Leadership Team)

    Session #4 - June 21, 2017 - Action Planning / Vision: Create an action plan and public narrative to engage members of the school community and garner support for a STEM change initiative. 

    Session #5 - June 22, 2017 - Vision / Strategic Conversations: Identify Stakeholders key to the success of the STEM change initiative and plan strategic conversations for both supporting and opposing influences. 

    Self-Paced Summer Supports - Launching the Tools: Access an online portal with support for implementing STEM tools with your staff.

    Session #6 - September 19, 2017 - Distributed Leadership: Explore strategies effective in increasing distributed leadership and building capacity to support a STEM change initiative on your campus.

    Self-Paced Fall Supports - Understanding the Difference Between a STEM Lesson and a Typical Science/Math Lesson: Access an online portal to observe two lessons (1 STEM / 1 Science or Math) and use the STEM Walk-Through Tool to record evidence of best practices and identify the differences between the lessons with your staff. 

    Session #7 - December 5, 2017 - Understanding Resistance: Create a plan to implement strategies for managing resistance to change and adjusting support.

    Session #8 - February 13, 2018 - Sustainability: Use systems thinking, resiliency, and healthy leading to ensure sustainability of a STEM change initiative. 

    Self-Paced Winter Supports - Analyzing Your Data Determining Next Steps: Use the results from the STEM Walkthrough Protocol to support your staff with data analysis. 

    Session #9 - April 10, 2018 - Closing and Celebrations: Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of the STEM Initiative and plan for adjustments for the upcoming year. (Principal and Leadership Team) 

    Questions? Contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    • 04 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Queen Creek Unified School District Office - 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    • 16


    To effectively educate youth who have experienced trauma, we must first understand what it does to the brain, body, and behavior. Then we must learn to provide the right amount of support so learning can occur.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Develop a basic understanding of motivational interviewing as it relates to the change process. 
    • Identify the characteristics of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing. 
    • Understand and apply the engagement process of motivational interviewing.

    The train-the-trainer session is ideal for school-based leadership teams. Participants will learn the content and be equipped with strategies and resources to train others.

    Cost: Free

    Please note participants will be notified by email with any workshop updates.

    Contact Shelley Carr at shelley.carr@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.

    • 23 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #2 - May 23, 2017 - Data Analysis: Analyze current data to develop a theory of action including potential benchmarks for monitoring effectiveness. Introduction to the STEM Walk-Through protocol.

    Session #3-5 - June 20-22, 2017

    Self-Paced Summer Supports

    Session #6 - September 19, 2017

    Self-Paced Fall Supports

    Session #7 - December 5, 2017

    Session #8 - February 13, 2018

    Self-Paced Winter Supports

    Session #9 April 10, 2018

    Should you have any further questions please contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    *This course is part of a series

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 30
    All great relationships are built on a common vision and trust. In professional relationships it is important to have a clear agreement on that vision and how each person will realize that vision. In this one-day workshop, the coach and principal will create a plan for implementation and communication of a Principal-Coach Partnership in order to set the foundation for a strong relationship focused on dynamic school improvement.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define what a partnership agreement is and explain how a Principal-Coach Partnership Agreement affects or is affected by school culture.
    • Identify components of a Principal-Coach Partnership Agreement.
    • Use analysis tools to determine aligned coaching roles.
    • Describe how to use analysis tools to determine a strategic teacher caseload.
    • Identify strategies to build and maintain trust with staff while maintaining confidentiality.
    • Identify how and by whom the Principal-Coach Partnership Agreement will be communicated to staff.

    Email michelle.yerkes@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.



    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #3-5 - June 20-22, 2017 - Design Systems for an effective school leadership team. Create an actin plan and public narrative to engage members of the school community and garner support for a change initiative. Identify stakeholders key to the success of the change initiative and plan strategic conversations for both supporting and opposing influences.

    Self-Paced Summer Supports

    Session #6 - September 19, 2017

    Self-Paced Fall Supports

    Session #7 - December 5, 2017

    Session #8 - February 13, 2018

    Self-Paced Winter Supports

    Session #9 April 10, 2018

    Should you have any further questions please contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    *This course is part of a series

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave, 11th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 30

    All great relationships are built on a common vision and trust. In professional relationships it is important to have a clear agreement on that vision and how each person will realize that vision. In this one-day workshop, the coach and principal will create a plan for implementation and communication of a Principal-Coach Partnership in order to set the foundation for a strong relationship focused on dynamic school improvement. 

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Define what a partnership agreement is and explain how a Principal-Coach Partnership Agreement affects or is affected by school culture.
    • Identify components of a Principal-Coach Partnership Agreement.
    • Use analysis tools to determine aligned coaching roles.
    • Describe how to use analysis tools to determine a strategic teacher caseload.
    • Identify strategies to build and maintain trust with staff while maintaining confidentiality.
    • Identify how and by whom the Principal-Coach Partnership Agreement will be communicated to staff.

    Email michelle.yerkes@mcesa.maricopa.gov with any further questions.


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #6 - September 19, 2017 Explore strategies effective in increasing distributed leadership and building capacity to support a change initiative on your campus.

    Self-Paced Fall Supports

    Session #7 - December 5, 2017

    Session #8 - February 13, 2018

    Self-Paced Winter Supports

    Session #9 April 10, 2018

    Should you have any further questions please contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    *This course is part of a series

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #7 - December 5, 2017 Understanding Resistance - Create a plan to implement strategies for managing resistance to change and adjusting support. 

    Session #8 - February 13, 2018

    Self-Paced Winter Supports

    Session #9 April 10, 2018

    Should you have any further questions please contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    *This course is part of a series

    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #8 - February 13, 2018 - Sustainability - Use systems thinking, resiliency, and healthy leading to ensure sustainability of a change initiative.

    Self-Paced Winter Supports

    Session #9 April 10, 2018

    Should you have any further questions please contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    *This course is part of a series

    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MCESA - 4041 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (11th Floor, Camelback Room)


    12 Courses to Lead an effective STEM change initiative.

    Realize your vision and receive timely support in engineering a new, or sustaining an existing STEM community.

    Leaders will participate in a year-long community of practice with other cross-district leaders. Content will be experienced through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. MCESA coaching services are also available for specific onsite support.

    Instructors: Darcy Moody & Brian Hoffner

    Session #9 - April 10, 2018 - Closing and Celebrations - Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of the STEM initiative and plan for adjustments in the coming year.

    Should you have any further questions please contact alisha.garber@mcesa.maricopa.gov

    *This course is part of a series

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