County offers summer education opportunities

The Cochise County School Superintendent’s Office is holding a series of personal and professional development classes, and the public is invited.

The Innovations in Education Mini Workshop will be a one-day event covering a number of topics, from mental health to technology.

Although each of the four sessions is primarily aimed at those in the education field, parents and community members are welcome to participate also.

The workshops are:

Breaking the Silence – Developed by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), the objective of this class is to help fight the stigma of mental illness and recognize the warning signs. This program will help participants to understand that mental illness can be diagnosed and treated like a physical condition. Runs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $35. Limited to 25 people.

Math Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Embedded Formative Assessment – Presented by Harold Campbell, mathematics specialist from the Arizona Department of Education. UDL and the formative assessment process are complementary practices involving significant planning ahead of instruction. Runs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $35. Limited to 25 people.

Google Basics – Learn how to use Google (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms and Sites) in some practical and unexpected ways. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Google account – one will be set up for you in the class. Runs 1:30 p.m. to 4:30pm. Cost $35. Limited to 12 people.

True Colors, Keys to Successful Training – Geared toward helping teachers recognize their teaching style and their students’ learning styles to create an environment where students engage in differentiated learning opportunities that meet their needs. Runs 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost $40. Limited to 20 participants.

These workshops will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at the Cochise County complex, 1415 Melody Lane, Bisbee, Building D (IT Department). There will be a welcome and networking hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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For further information contact Cindy Morales at or call (520) 432-8950.