Professional Development Series

October 2014

*|FNAME|* – Follow your passion this fall! Check out a few fantastic professional learning events coming up. Give yourself the gift of knowledge and the benefit of some time away from school to get excited about teaching, leading, and learning again. Find out more on our Events page.

KOI Education is excited to host the KOI Professional Development Series for administrators, educators, and related service personnel.

PD Series: Strategies to Build Academic Engagement and Critical Thinking

Get Your Students Ready to Think

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Learn to create a learning rich environment that focuses on the complexity of thinking using Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Levels. In this hands on workshop you will also learn an active reading strategy that facilitates success with complex text across all content areas and how to create a variety of interactive, fun, and engaging 3-D graphic organizers that you can use on Monday!


Ruth Reynoso is a trainer and coach for KOI Education. Prior to joining KOI, she served as a staff development facilitator and mentor teacher within a large urban high school district. She has extensive teaching experience in general, honors, and AP chemistry, and is is recognized as an Arizona Master Teacher.

Workshop Details:

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: KOI Education, 424 S. 2nd Street, Suite 105 Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Who Should Attend: Teachers, General and Special Education, K-12

Cost: $99; includes lunch and 5 continuing education credits

Questions: or 480-420-6465

Register Here

BET-C 2015 Registration is Open!

Get ready for the biggest and best BET-C yet! BET-C has expanded to two days to include

  • March 5th – Pre-Conference Training
  • March 6th – Full Day Conference

This phenomenal professional development opportunity is located at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.

Pre-conference workshops include:

  • Growing Vocabulary through Technology
  • Improving PBIS Fidelity using PBISApps
  • Culturally Responsive Practices: Close the Academic and Discipline Gap
  • Sex Trafficking Prevention

The BET-C full day conference features sessions on positive alternatives to suspension, blended learning, and teacher evaluation as a data driven tool for improving student outcomes, along with many more fantastic breakouts on behavior, education, and technology topics that will be immediately useful in your day to day work.

Keynote Address
Dr. Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas will deliver the keynote address:  How to Use Systematic Screening Data to Support Students within Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered Models of Prevention

Keynote Description: Universal screening is an essential component of tiered models of prevention. Dr. Lane provides an introduction to Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered (CI3T) Model of Prevention that blend RTI and PBIS models, with an emphasis on the importance of systematic screenings. Several free-access and commercially available behavioral screening tools will be presented and participants will be provided examples of how to use these data to (a) monitor overall levels of risk in a school over time, (b) support teachers in using low-intensity supports, and (b) connect students to Tier 2 and 3 supports in a systematic fashion to ensure all students’ needs are considered and addressed.

Register Below:
Pre-Conference ($219)
Full Day ($149 Early Bird rate)!

Data Training from 

SWIS Facilitator Training

November 5–7, 2014The SWIS application is used to collect and report behavior data with precision so school teams can make informed decisions building-wide. A school/district must have a SWIS facilitator in order to get started with SWIS and train teams on how to collect and use data for decision making.

ISIS-SWIS Facilitator Training

November 5, 2014The ISIS-SWIS application is used to collect and report behavior and academic data with precision so teams can make informed student-specific decisions. ISIS-SWIS is the only application designed for Tier III interventions which involve intensive support of an individual student. A school/district must have an ISIS-SWIS facilitator in order to get started with ISIS-SWIS and train teams on how to collect and use data for decision making.

For more info on either of these PBISapps trainings, visit the PBISapps website.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training 

Hosted by KOI Education partner:

Date: October 13-15th, 2014
Cost: $325, with discounts for groups of 5+

Details: Earn 14 CEUs as you receive hands-on practice in teaching yoga & mindfulness to youth and families experiencing homelessness, abuse, addiction, and other forms of trauma.

Download Registration Flyer Here

PBIS Team Leaders

FREE Webinar for learning, sharing & connecting with leaders like yourself!

Thursday, October 23, 2014
4 PM – 5 PM phone/tablet/computer

Join PBIS/MTSS leaders in coming together to build and expand all our capacity (and your school or district’s capacity) for impacting student outcomes in school climate, achievement and positive behaviors. Learn/Share ‘What Works’ in PBIS/MTSS.
This week’s Topic:
  • Supporting your teams Ownership System
  • Establishing a Teaching/Reteaching System and Roll Outs
The leader of this coaching & leadership forum will be Paul Roskelley, an assistant principal, PBIS trainer/coach and gifted leader.
  1. Download the free Fuze app for iOS, Android or PC first.
  2. At the webinar time, enter this meeting number to join: 26468374
  3. Copy/Paste into your calendar and set a reminder for yourself!

Webinar Series Dates:

  • November 20
  • December 18
  • January 22
  • February 19
  • March 19



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