Calendar of Events


Throughout the year there are a variety of CTE events from CTSO competitions, school program events, community events, as well as, professional development and CTE curriculum opportunities for CTE educators.  ACTEAZ is proud to support the CTE events in Arizona and throughout the nation.  We encourage you to take a moment and check the upcoming events for more information.

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FBLA Leadership Camp
September 16-18 Prescott, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/leadership-camp.
Premier Series: Instructional Best Practices
This course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum. In this highly engaging course, teachers will focus on the design and delivery of relevant and engaging lessons. Special emphasis is placed on active participation strategies, a strong introduction to each lesson, clear and appropriate objective(s), a variety of ways to meet […]
SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute
September 18-22 Washington, D.C. For more information, visit: https://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/washington-leadership-training-institute/.
Serving Exceptional Students in CTE
Host: Pima County JTED This one-day course is designed to provide CTE educators and other interested parties with a broad understanding of special education. During the course of this interactive workshop we will cover a range of topics include special education law, modifications, accommodations, interventions, supports, the special education process, the Response to Intervention process and […]
Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education
Host: Pima County JTED In this highly engaging course teachers will focus on the design and delivery of relevant and engaging lessons. Special emphasis is placed on writing clear, aligned and measureable objective(s), a variety of methods for structuring learning to meet objective(s), incorporation of active participation strategies, developing a strong introduction to each lesson, […]
Classroom Management
Host: Pima County JTED In this course teachers will enhance classroom management skills by developing rules, procedures and routines that are aligned to their content and environment. We will consider the philosophy of “Discipline with Dignity” to ensure that you possess discipline strategies that are highly effective without escalating disruptive student behavior. Participants will evaluate […]
Classroom Management
Host: Pima County JTED In this course teachers will enhance classroom management skills by developing rules, procedures and routines that are aligned to their content and environment. We will consider the philosophy of “Discipline with Dignity” to ensure that you possess discipline strategies that are highly effective without escalating disruptive student behavior. Participants will evaluate […]
Effective Demonstrations In-Person
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online (Zoom) Whether in a welding lab or a bioscience lab, effective demonstrations are crucial. In this course, teachers will engage in the four-step demonstration method, which gradually transitions the learning of a new skill from teacher to student, through effective modeling, guided instruction and independent practice. If done correctly […]
Premier Series: Classroom Management
Details Date: September 25 Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Cost: $75 Course Category: Classroom Management Registration Link https://login.acteaz.org/registrations/conference/2021-classroom-mgmt-2 Location Online via Zoom Host ACTEAZ
HOSA Washington Leadership Academy
September 25-28 Washington, D.C. For more information, visit: https://www.azhosa.org/washington-leadership-academy.
Grading and Assessments
Host: West-MEC Cost: $25 How should students in CTE be assessed? How do we set up a fair grading system for both teachers and students?  Learn about the wide variety of options that address both of these issues to help you develop both your own philosophy for grading as well as effective strategies for multiple […]
2021 Best Practices & Innovations in CTE Conference
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Austin, Texas Signature event for secondary and postsecondary CTE Administrators. For more information, visit: https://www.acteonline.org/bestpractices/.
FCCLA Chapter Leadership Camp
September 29 – October 1 Williams, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfccla.org/clc.
CTE Program Management
Host: West-MEC Cost: $25 What constitutes an “approved program?”  Come and learn in depth what is required to ensure that your program is in compliance and eligible to receive Federal, State, CTED and JTED funding. You will leave with the skills needed to manage the many facets of running a premier CTE program including:  purchasing, […]
CTSO New Advisor Training
Host: FBLA Arizona Location: Online Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) will take your CTE Program to the next level! This course is designed for first, second and Third year advisors who want to effectively manage a CTSO. During this course advisors will discuss how to seamlessly integrate a CTSO into their curriculum, brainstorm fundraising […]
FFA Greenhand and 360 Conference (Winslow, AZ)
October 4 Winslow, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azed.gov/calendar/event/ffa-greenhand-and-360-conference-2.
Laboratory Safety and Management
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online Are you ready for students in the lab? This course is designed to assist teachers develop a laboratory improvement plan including management, clean-up procedures, safety procedures, and meeting monitoring agency mandates. Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques that will enable you to evaluate and manage your […]
Premier Series: Work-Based Learning
Create meaningful work-based learning experiences for your students. This course will provide teachers with a variety of models of work-based learning along with the associated forms, agreements, and guidelines. You will select the model that is most appropriate for your situation and create a plan to implement work-based learning as a part of your premier […]
Program Management
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online What constitutes an “approved program”? In this course participants will learn what is required to ensure that a program is in compliance and eligible to receive Federal, State and JTED funding. You will leave with the skills needed to manage the many facets of running a premier CTE program including: […]
East Valley Regional School Counselor Symposium
Host: Arizona School Counselors Association, Mesa Community College We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 4th Annual East Valley Regional School Counselor Symposium on October 15, 2021 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. As a reminder, this year’s event will be held virtually. At the event you will: hear updates […]
Lesson Plan Writing
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online Wouldn’t you love to learn to write lessons that allow you to walk into your classroom each day feeling fully prepared? This is a productive and hands-on course that will help you achieve that goal. Each teacher will review the components of an AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium lesson, complete a […]
Strategic Planning
Host: West-MEC Cost: $25 Location: West-MEC This course is designed to help participants develop a strategic/tactical plan for their CTE program.  Participants will learn the strategic planning process and apply that knowledge to the development of a plan for their program. NOTE:  There is homework associated with this class to earn 1 ADE credit (15 hours). […]
Lesson Plan Writing
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online Wouldn’t you love to learn to write lessons that allow you to walk into your classroom each day feeling fully prepared? This is a productive and hands-on course that will help you achieve that goal. Each teacher will review the components of an AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium lesson, complete a […]
Professional Skills
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online Arizona business and industry partners identify these 9 Professional Skills as essential traits of ideal employee.  It is crucial that students leave our programs with Professional Skills if they are to be truly ready for the jobs of the 21st century.  Come and explore some of the best practices in embedding […]
Grading and Assessment
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online Arizona business and industry partners identify these 9 Professional Skills as essential traits of ideal employee.  It is crucial that students leave our programs with Professional Skills if they are to be truly ready for the jobs of the 21st century.  Come and explore some of the best practices in […]
Premier Series: Work-Based Learning
Details Date: October 23 Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Cost: $75 Course Category: Work-Based Learning Registration Link https://login.acteaz.org/registrations/conference/2021-wbl Location Online via Zoom Host
CTE Essentials
Host: West-MEC Cost: $25 Location: START @ West-MEC The CTE Delivery Model is THE premier educational system for all students. CTE Essentials will give you an overview of each of the four components of this outstanding model, and allow you time to process how you can incorporate each element into all of your instructional units as you […]
SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference
October 26 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azskillsusa.org/flc.  
Technical Reading & Performance Literacy
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online What do you guess is the number 1 desirable skill that the Arizona workforce is looking for in a new employee?  Communication skills!  This 2-day class will teach you strategies to use with your students that integrate reading, writing, and speaking opportunities into your program. Day-one focuses on literacy, and […]
FFA National Convention
October 27 – 30 Indianapolis, IN For more information, visit: https://convention.ffa.org/.
Technical Reading & Performance Literacy
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online What do you guess is the number 1 desirable skill that the Arizona workforce is looking for in a new employee?  Communication skills!  This 2-day class will teach you strategies to use with your students that integrate reading, writing, and speaking opportunities into your program. Day-one focuses on literacy, and […]
Fall Fest Virtual Symposium
Oct. 28 – Dec. 13, 2021 Online ACTEAZ is hosting Fall Fest: A Cornucopia of Tips and Tricks for New CTE Teachers, a virtual symposium for new CTE educators, October 28 – December 13, 2021. ***Sessions and content will be available on demand until December 13, 2021.*** We know the fall semester is extremely busy, and we […]
Serving Exceptional Students In CTE
Host: West-MEC Cost: $25 This class will be held IN PERSON on Oct 28 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at West-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. This course is designed to provide CTE educators and other interested parties with a broad understanding of special education. During the course of this interactive […]
Work-Based Learning
Host: Pima County JTED Location: Online This course satisfies the ADE requirement for the Cooperative Education Endorsement. Create meaningful work-based learning experiences for your students! This course will provide teachers with a variety of models that provide academic and professional growth opportunities for students. You will review workplace employability skills, youth labor laws and the […]
HOSA Leadership Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
November 1 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azhosa.org/fall-leadership-conference
FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference
November 2 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfccla.org/flc
FBLA FLEX Conference
November 3 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/copy-of-fle-conference
SkillsUSA Leadership Training Camp
November 3-5 Williams, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azskillsusa.org/leadership-training-camp
ACOVA Fall Conference
Following the November local administrator’s meeting, ACOVA provides professional development with sessions designed for local administrators. November 4 & 5, 2021 Prescott Resort & Conference Center Prescott, Arizona For more information, click here: https://acova.org/events/.
Premier Series: Instructional Best Practices
This course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum. In this highly engaging course, teachers will focus on the design and delivery of relevant and engaging lessons. Special emphasis is placed on active participation strategies, a strong introduction to each lesson, clear and appropriate objective(s), a variety of ways to meet […]
HOSA Regional Online Testing
November 8-19 Online For more information, visit: https://www.azhosa.org/onlinetesting
Premier Series: Classroom Management
In this course, teachers will enhance classroom management skills by developing procedures and routines that are perfect for YOUR situation. In this course, we will take a deep look at the philosophy of “Discipline with Dignity” and develop classroom rules and consequences. Participants will be empowered to create an atmosphere which is conducive to learning […]
DECA Western Region Leadership Conference
November 18 – 20 Scottsdale, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/high-school-educational-conferences/western-region-leadership-conference/.
Arizona Thespian Festival
November 19 – 20 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://arizonathespians.com/festival-2/
2021 ACTE Vision Conference
December 1-4,2021 New Orleans, Louisiana For more information, visit: https://www.careertechvision.com/index.cfm.
FBLA Adviser Competitive Event Training (Online)
December 3 Online For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/adviser-competitive-events-training
HOSA State Online Testing
January 10-21 Online For more information, visit: https://www.azhosa.org/onlinetesting
HOSA Advisor Leadership Conference (Virtual)
January 14 Online For more information, visit: https://www.azhosa.org/advisor-conference
FBLA Region 3 Conference
January 15 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/region-3-conference
FBLA Region 4 Conference
January 22 Glendale, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/region-4-conference
Arizona Thespians Regional Festivals
January 22 Various locations: SAFT – U of A CAFT – Chandler-Gilbert Community College WAFT – Estrella Community College NAFT – Yavapai Community College For more information, visit: https://arizonathespians.com/.
FBLA Region 1 Conference
January 27 Thatcher, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/region-1-conference
FBLA Region 5 Conference
January 29 Glendale, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/region-5-conference
ACTEAZ/ACOVA Midwinter Leadership Conference
February 3-4, 2022 Prescott Resort and Conference Center Following the February local administrator’s meeting, ACTEAZ and ACOVA provide professional development with sessions designed for local administrators and teachers. For more information, visit: https://www.acteaz.org/events/mid-winter/.
FBLA Region 2 Conference
February 5 Mesa, AZ For more information, click here: https://www.azfbla.org/region-2-conference
AZSCA Annual Conference
Host: Arizona School Counselors Association Gain major school counseling XP at our 2022 conference. Level up your skills, unlock achievements, and return to base with plenty of mods to enhance your school counseling game! Whether you’re a noob or a pro, you’ll find the quests, power-ups, and buffs to be the hero of the school counseling […]
FBLA Middle Level Competition
February 12 Mesa, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/middle-level
SkillsUSA Region 3 Competition
February 19 Mesa, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azskillsusa.org/region-3
SkillsUSA Region 1 Competition
February 24-25 Yuma, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azskillsusa.org/region-1
SkillsUSA Region 5 Competition
February 25-26 Glendale, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azskillsusa.org/region-5
ACTE National Policy Seminar
March 21-23, 2022 Washington, DC For more information, visit: https://www.acteonline.org/nps/.
FFA Spring Conference
March 25-26 Tucson, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azffa.org/spring-conference
EdRising State Leadership Conference
March 27-30 Tucson, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.edrisingaz.org/
FCCLA State Leadership Conference
March 28-30 Tucson, AZ For more information, click here: https://www.azfccla.org/slc
HOSA State Leadership Conference
March 30 – April 1 Tucson, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azhosa.org/state-leadership-conference
FBLA State Leadership Conference
April 4-6 Tucson, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azfbla.org/state-conference
ACTE Region V Conference
April 6-9, 2022 Rapid City, South Dakota For more information, visit: https://www.acteonline.org/region-page/region-v-events/.
Junior Thespians Festival
April 9 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://arizonathespians.com/junior-thespian-festival/
SkillsUSA State Championships
April 18 -20 Phoenix, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azskillsusa.org/skillsusa-arizona-championships
DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC)
April 23-26 Atlanta, GA For more information, visit: https://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/high-school-educational-conferences/international-career-development-conference-hs/
FFA May Chapter Officer Leadership Training
May 6-7 Mesa, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azffa.org/colt
FFA State Leadership Conference
June 9-11 Tucson, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azffa.org/slc
FFA State Leadership Camp
June 20-24 Heber, AZ For more information, visit: https://www.azffa.org/ffa-camp
HOSA International Leadership Conference
June 22-25 Nashville, TN For more information, visit: https://hosa.org/ilc/  
FBLA National Leadership Conference
June 29 – July 2 Chicago, IL For more information, visit: https://www.fbla-pbl.org/conferences-and-programs/student-conferences/national-leadership-conference/  
FCCLA National Leadership Conference
June 29 – July 3 San Diego, CA For more information, visit: https://fcclainc.org/attend/national-leadership-conference  
Thespians Leadership Camp
July 5-8 Heber, AZ For more information, visit: https://arizonathespians.com/
Arizona CTE Summer Conference
July 15-20, 2022 Hilton El Conquistador Resort and Westin La Paloma Resort Tucson, Arizona For more information, visit: https://arizonactecon.com/.