Professional Development Opportunities

NOTE: All Teachers and Directors are welcome to attend any training at any location.

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May 2022

Instructional Best Practices

May 31 - June 1

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 measurable 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, and closure to assess learning. These strategies will be woven and modeled throughout the entire course. All participants who are employed by members of AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium and…

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Advanced Methods of Teaching CTE

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

This course will support teachers’ continuing development as outstanding teachers for CTE programs by examining their personal educational philosophy, instructional design, and methodology. Three major components comprise the course: 1. Examining Beliefs About Learning – developing your own personal philosophy about learning, 2. Motivating Adolescent Learners – designing a classroom that is especially effective for high school students, and 3. Multiple active participation strategies will be demonstrated in this class throughout the day. Each participant will receive over forty active…

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June 2022

Scope and Sequence

June 2 - June 3

Developing a scope and sequence is an important first step in delivering an effective CTE program! In this hands-on course CTE teachers will have an opportunity to look at the overall scope of their program to identify what students need to know and be able to do in order to meet industry demands. You will examine your program standards and design a sequence of instructional units to assist you in getting students where they need to be. The final product?…

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Effective Classroom Teaching

June 2 - June 3

Would you like to improve your classroom delivery? This course will focus on the six basic components of a lesson and how to effectively deliver the lesson. During the class a demonstration lesson will be taught by the participant and observed by a coach. The coach will guide the teacher by debriefing the lesson and assisting the teacher in setting future goals. Each participant will have planning time, teach a lesson and have the opportunity to be coached. Join us…

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Foundations for Online Instruction

June 6 - June 7

This course will walk you through how to integrate the principles of teaching CTE concepts into those technology platforms you love. You will experience online instruction from the student point of view using active participation strategies and some of our favorite technology applications. There will be no homework for this two-day course. Location: Zoom – Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting. Link: If you do not have a Pima JTED account,…

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Laboratory Safety and Management

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 lab effectively and efficiently. Join us as we identify a variety of practical steps you can take to ensure that your students are safe in the laboratory and that you are…

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Serving Exceptional Education Students in CTE

June 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 more. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to serve exceptional students enrolled in CTE courses more effectively. There will be homework for this…

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Grading and Assessment

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

How should students in CTE be assessed? How do we set up a fair grading system for both teachers and students? This course is designed to look at the wide variety of options that address both of these questions so that you can establish your own philosophy for grading, and identify fair and appropriate methods to assess student learning and progress in your program. Participants will engage with a variety of formative and summative assessment techniques and create a performance…

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Strategic Planning

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

A clearly defined strategic plan serves as a road map to get your CTE program where it needs to be! This course is designed to help participants develop a strategic/tactical plan with guided support through the analysis process, assistance with establishing goals, identification of strategies and use of metrics to measure success. There will be homework for this course. Location: Zoom – Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting. Link: If you…

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Lesson Plan Writing

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 task analysis for one or more learning objectives, establish the measurement criteria, determine the number of lessons to be written for the unit of instruction and develop the first lesson…

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CTE Essentials

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 plan your program’s calendar.  It will also provide some insight into the many roles a CTE teacher plays in the course of any school day, where to find support to meet…

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Classroom Management

June 13 - June 14

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 how a course syllabus serves as a powerful communication tool between teacher and students and will leave with a draft that defines your procedures, routines, classroom rules and consequences…

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Program Management

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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: advisory committees, work-based learning, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO), end of program assessments, attracting and retaining non-traditional students and more. You will develop a 3-year implementation plan for your…

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Using Advisory Councils Effectively

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

An energetic and involved advisory council can have a significant impact in helping your program and students achieve their goals! This interactive course is designed to ensure success in the formation and use of industry advisory councils. During this course you will learn how to form a committee, conduct useful advisory council meetings and use advisory council members for continuous program improvement. This class will have homework. Location: Zoom – Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to…

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Using Rubrics to Increase Student Success

June 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

CTE courses are performance-based.  When teachers let students know exactly how their work will be evaluated, the students’ level of performance always improves. In this class, you will participate in an activity, then see how knowing the rubric beforehand would have made a positive difference in your performance.  Several types of rubrics that are effective for different assignments will be discussed.  You will also create a rubric for one of your own student projects with guided support and feedback. Bring…

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