Professional Development Opportunities

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

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October 2022

Effective Demonstrations

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 2 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. Please bring your device - laptop/tablet/smartphone - to this class. 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…

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Professional Knowledge Assessment Prep Course (PK Test Prep)

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25

Level 2 CTE Class No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers who must sit for the Assessment of Professional Knowledge Test. This asynchronous, online class allows you to learn at your own pace. You can access lectures, readings, and other learning materials to complete assignments and other activities at any time during this six-week period. A big benefit to asynchronous classes is, of course, the flexibility. Are you prepared to take AEPA Professional Knowledge Assessment for Secondary Education? This…

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Grading & Assessment

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 2 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. 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 ways to assess student learning and progress. You will also leave with a greater understanding of how…

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School-Based Enterprises

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 4 CTE Professional Development Class No prerequisite This class is designed for advanced CTE teachers. An effective school-based enterprise (SBE) provides students with the unique opportunity to develop and practice real-world industry experience while serving the needs of their campus and/or community! This course is designed to help participants successfully develop and manage a successful SBE. Participants will analyze the key components of SBEs and identify the differences between this model and other forms of work-based learning.  Participants will…

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November 2022

Advanced Methods Of CTE

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 4 Prerequisite:  Completion of Instructional Best Practices Day 1 and Day 2 This class is designed for advanced CTE teachers. 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: Examining Beliefs About Learning – developing your own personal philosophy about learning Motivating Adolescent Learners – identify characteristics of adolescents and design a classroom that is especially effective for high…

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Work-Based Learning

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. 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! This course satisfies the ADE requirement for the Cooperative Education Endorsement. NOTE:  There…

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Serving Exceptional Students In CTE

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE educators. 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 workshop, we will cover a range of topics including special education law, modifications, accommodations, interventions, supports, the special education process, the Response to Intervention process, and more. Our goal is that you acquire the tools you need to serve exceptional students enrolled in…

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Empowering Students Through Professional Skills

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. This course will explore the nine Professional Skills identified by the Arizona Department of Education in collaboration with industry.  Participants will identify them, use created rubrics to assess their use, explore strategies to embed them across their curriculum, and methods to evaluate students. NOTE:  There is homework associated with this class to earn 1 ADE credit (15 hours). Location: START @ West-MEC 5405 N 99th Ave Glendale, AZ 85305…

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Classroom Management

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 1 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. 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 leave with…

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Rubrics To Increase Student Success

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. CTE courses are performance-based. When teachers let students know exactly how their work will be evaluated, the students' level of performance always improves. Come and participate in a hands-on activity that uses a rubric, determine where the rubric made a positive difference in your performance, and then design a rubric for one of your own student projects with the help of West-MEC specialists.  Have available an assignment for one…

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December 2022

Scope & Sequence

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Level 4 No prerequisite This class is designed for all high school CTE teachers. 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…

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