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February 2023

Empowering Students Through Professional Skills

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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: [email protected] 5405 N. 99th Ave Glendale, AZ 85305…

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Strategic Planning

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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). Location: [email protected] 5405 N. 99th Ave Glendale, AZ 85305 Link: https://pdcircle.west-mec.org/course/view/158 Date: February 9, 2023 Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $25

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Using Advisory Councils Effectively

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. 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. NOTE:  There is homework associated…

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Serving Exceptional Students In CTE

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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…

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CTE Program Management

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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, and JTED funding. You will leave with the skills needed to manage the many facets of running a premier CTE program including purchasing, collection of data, reports, advisory committees, and of program assessments, attracting and retaining non-traditional students, and more. NOTE:  There is homework associated with this class to earn 1 ADE credit…

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March 2023

Professional Knowledge Assessment Prep Course (PK Test Prep) – Online Class

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25

Event Details: Session Dates: March 6 - April 17, 2023 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…

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Formative Assessment

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 4 No prerequisite This class is designed for advanced CTE teachers. This highly engaging course will provide you with an opportunity to evaluate the purpose of formative assessments.  Topics include the role and types of assessments, the process to develop an objective assessment as well as criteria for crafting quality multiple-choice items.  You will learn the skills needed to create objective assessment items using a process that mirrors the development of items for the Arizona CTE Technical…

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Rubrics To Increase Student Success

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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 student's 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…

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Grading And Assessment

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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…

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Lesson Plan Writing

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Wouldn’t you love to learn to write lessons that allow you to walk into your classroom each day feeling fully prepared? This class will help you with that goal. Each teacher will complete a task analysis for one or more measurement criteria, determine the number of lessons to be written for the unit of instruction, and write the first lesson in the unit. NOTE:  There is homework associated with this class to earn 1 ADE credit (15 hours). Location:…

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April 2023

Work-Based Learning

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

Event Details: Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. 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 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…

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May 2023

Professional Knowledge Assessment Prep Course (PK Test Prep) – Online Class

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25

Event Details: Session Dates: May 1 - June 12, 2023 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…

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Instructional Best Practices, Day 1

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 1 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. This 8-hour class is the first class in a 2 class series. You will only receive 1 ADE Credit once you attend all 8 hours of Instructional Best Practices Day 1 and all 8 hours of Instructional Best Practices Day 2. There is no homework for this class. This course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum.  In this highly engaging course,…

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CTE Essentials

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 1 CTE Class No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE employees. 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…

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June 2023

Laboratory Safety & Management

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 1 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. Please bring your laptop or tablet to this class. This class is designed to help participants develop a laboratory improvement plan including management, clean-up procedures, safety procedures, and meeting monitoring agency mandates.  Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their CTE labs and develop a management system for their CTE labs. NOTE:  There is homework associated with this class to earn 1 ADE credit (15 hours). Location:…

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CTSO New Advisor Training

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Managing a CTE student organization (CTSO) can be rewarding but overwhelming!  This course is designed to provide you with the skills you need to do the job effectively, and without pulling your hair out! In this hands-on workshop, participants will cover event organization and management, legal and ethical issues, ADE requirements, integrating CTSOs into the curriculum, fundraising, recognition events, and more. You will have an opportunity to network with, gain insights, and share resources with fellow CTE Teachers.…

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Technical Reading

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 4 No prerequisite This class is designed for advanced CTE teachers. To receive 1 ADE Credit you must also attend the partner class Performance Literacy. Your CTE classroom truly is the key to the meaningful application of the current career and college readiness standards.   This course will give you specific examples where Arizona’s Common Core standards for Technical Literacy already exist in your CTE program, it will provide opportunities for you to incorporate additional standards into…

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Instructional Best Practices, Day 2

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 1 Prerequisite: Instructional Best Practices, Day 1 This class is designed for all CTE teachers This 8-hour class is the first class in a 2 class series. You will only receive 1 ADE Credit once you attend all 8 hours of Instructional Best Practices Day 1 and all 8 hours of Instructional Best Practices Day 2. There is no homework for this class. This course is Day 2 of an introduction to the design and use of…

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Lesson Plan Writing

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Wouldn’t you love to learn to write lessons that allow you to walk into your classroom each day feeling fully prepared? This class will help you with that goal. Each teacher will complete a task analysis for one or more measurement criteria, determine the number of lessons to be written for the unit of instruction, and write the first lesson in the unit. NOTE:  There is homework associated with this class to earn 1 ADE credit (15 hours). Location:…

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Effective Demonstrations

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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…

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Rubrics To Increase Student Success

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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 student's 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…

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Performance Literacy

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 4 Prerequisite:  Completion of Technical Reading This class is designed for advanced CTE teachers. Performance Literacy is the partner class for Technical Reading.  This second course allows teachers to gain a deeper understanding of writing and speaking standards, identify how they currently use them in their programs, and determine specific steps they can take to increase their use of these standards as well as their students’ success with them. The technical literacy standards are skill-driven and a…

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Grading And Assessment

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: 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…

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Using Advisory Councils Effectively

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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$25

Event Details: Level 3 No prerequisite This class is designed for all CTE teachers. 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. NOTE:  There is homework associated…

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