ADVANCED/HONORS & GIFTED STRATEGIES SESSIONS 
Tucson Session June 23-26, 2015
Tuesday - Friday
Tucson High Magnet School
400 N 2nd Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phoenix Session July 20-23, 2015
Monday - Thursday
Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Cost for the workshops is $625 
Science session has an additional $20 lab fee


PHOENIX DESERT SUMMER INSTITUTE
ADVANCED/HONORS & GIFTED STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS
ADVANCED/HONORS STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS 
FOR TEACHERS GRADES 7-10 
and
GIFTED STRATEGIES GRADES K- 8

In conjunction with the Phoenix Desert AP® Summer Institute we are pleased to offer the following newly designed workshop sessions. These sessions are designed for any teacher in grades 7-10 who teaches Advanced, Honors or Gifted students.

“Advanced/Honors English Strategies” 
This class offers teachers hands-on activities, group discussions, and multiple strategies to prepare for the rigorous course work expected of students in advanced and honors English classes. This workshop focuses on helping participants explore and articulate all aspects of middle school and high school English curriculums, anchored in the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind students need for achieving the ELA AZ College and Career Readiness Standards. Participants will learn strategies for increasing rigor and student expectations to ensure students’ success in both advanced/honors courses and in Advanced Placement English courses, available during the 11th and 12th grades. Both middle school and high school teachers will discover knowledge that can benefit all of their students.

“Advanced/Honors Math Strategies” 
This class offers teachers hands-on activities, group discussions, and multiple strategies to prepare students for the rigorous coursework expected of students in advanced and honors mathematics classes. This workshop focuses on helping participants explore and articulate all aspects of middle school and high school math curriculums, anchored in the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind students need for achieving Arizona’s College and Career Readiness Standards. Participants will learn strategies for increasing rigor and conceptual understanding to ensure students’ success in both advanced/honors courses and in AP® Calculus and AP® Statistics courses. Both middle school and high school teachers will discover knowledge that can benefit all of their students.

“Advanced/Honors Science Strategies” 
This class offers teachers hands-on activities, group discussions, and multiple strategies to prepare for the rigorous course work expected of students in advanced and honors Biology, Physics and Chemistry classes. This workshop focuses on helping participants explore and articulate all aspects of middle school and high school science curriculums, anchored in the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind students need for achieving the AZ College and Career Readiness Standards for Science and Technical Subjects and the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will learn strategies for increasing rigor and student expectations to ensure students’ success in both advanced/honors courses and in Advanced Placement® Science courses, available during the 11th and 12th grades. Both middle school and high school teachers will discover knowledge that can benefit all of their students.

“Advanced/Honors Spanish Strategies” 
This class focuses on techniques to move students through the levels of language proficiency so that they will not only be prepared for the Spanish Language AP® class, but also able to communicate using the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes. This workshop offers a variety of pre-made materials and activities as well as an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to modify and create units that include the 6 AP® themes that can be put to use at the start of the school year. Participants will leave with tricks to increase rigor and student engagement.

​ Gifted Strategies for Teachers Grades K-6  
Gifted Strategies for Teachers Grades 6-8

These four day institutes are designed for the classroom teacher who has the responsibility to “differentiate instruction” for the gifted learner in their classroom. It would also be appropriate for gifted teachers who want to add new tools to their instructional skill set for working with gifted students. In either case the participants will learn about the specific and unique needs of gifted students, strategies for working with these students, teaching methods and specific classroom activities with proven effectiveness.  

*Gifted Strategies K-6 offered in Tucson & Phoenix  
*Gifted Strategies 6-8 Offered only in Tucson


The cost for the four day workshop is $625.00
(Science session is $645 which includes $20 lab fee)
Lunch and materials are included as well as breakfast the first morning.