Professional Development Opportunities

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

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October 2022

Program Management

October 1 @ 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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Serving Exceptional Education Students in CTE

October 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. Location: Zoom – Upon registration, you will…

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Using Rubrics to Increase Student Success

October 22 @ 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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Grading & Assessment

October 29 @ 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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November 2022

Using Advisory Councils Effectively

November 5 @ 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. Location: Zoom – Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting. Link: https://infohub.pimajted.org/login?&page=%2Fpages%2Fprofessional_development…

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Professional Skills

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pima JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741 United States
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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 Professional Skills into your CTE program. Utilize modeling, lessons, CTSOs, Work-based learning, classroom and laboratory procedures and more to ensure that your students leave your program as young professionals!…

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Scope and Sequence

November 17 - November 18
Pima JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741 United States
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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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CTSO Advanced Officer Training

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pima JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741 United States
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This is a one day, designed for CTSO officer teams and advisors. This workshop covers those skills associated with conducting meetings including parliamentary procedure. Participating teams receive lunch and resource materials. Please bring 4-7 officers (ideally the same students that you brought to Beginning Officer Training)! Teachers are to attend and fully engage with their teams for the whole day. Location: Pima JTED @ Master Pieces 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr. Building 1 / PD Classroom Tucson, AZ 85741 Link: https://infohub.pimajted.org/login?&page=%2Fpages%2Fprofessional_development…

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December 2022

Effective Demonstrations

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pima JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741 United States
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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 every student can successfully perform the new skill with little or no frustration, without wasted materials, and attain proficiency in a way that will ensure the whole class progresses at an appropriate…

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School-Based Enterprise

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pima JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741 United States
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This course is designed to help participants successfully develop and manage a school-based enterprise. Participants will analyze the key components of school-based enterprises and differentiate such from other forms of work-based learning. Participants will also identify the key elements necessary for planning and implementing a school-based enterprise. Finally, participants will develop a business plan for their proposed enterprise. Location: Pima JTED @ Master Pieces 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr. Building 1 / PD Classroom Tucson, AZ 85741 Link: https://infohub.pimajted.org/login?&page=%2Fpages%2Fprofessional_development If you…

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Work-Based Learning

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pima JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741 United States
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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 associated forms, agreements, and guidelines that must be taken into consideration. After selecting the model that is most appropriate for your situation, you will develop a plan to implement this critical…

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Lesson Plan Writing

December 15 @ 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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