Professional Development Opportunities

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July 2021

Serving Exceptional Students in CTE

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

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. This is an ADE-approved Professional Development…

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August 2021

Effective Demonstrations

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

Whether in a welding lab or a bioscience lab, effective demonstrations are crucial. 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 pace. This is a real career extender! When you are successful in the lab, and the students are successful in the lab, teaching can be very rewarding. An added bonus is that…

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September 2021

Serving Exceptional Students in CTE

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 am

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.

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Serving Exceptional Students in CTE

September 1 @ 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.

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Instructional Best Practices

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

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, 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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Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on September 21, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on July 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

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, 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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Instructional Best Practices

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

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, 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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Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on September 21, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on July 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

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, 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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CTSO New Advisor Training

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 opportunities, share strategies for conducting awards recognition functions and explore related legal and ethical considerations. Advisors will also be acquainted with CTSO resources available to them. Come and learn about…

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Serving Exceptional Students in CTE

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 am

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.

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Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on September 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on September 21, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on July 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

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, 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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Classroom Management

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Classroom Management

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Effective Demonstrations In-Person course

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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Classroom Management

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

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 and high expectations. All of this is based on the belief that excellent classroom management is built on the foundation of well-planned, relevant, and engaging…

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October 2021

CTSO New Advisor Training

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 opportunities, share strategies for conducting awards recognition functions and explore related legal and ethical considerations. Advisors will also be acquainted with CTSO resources available to them. Come and learn about…

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Laboratory Safety and Management

October 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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Program Management

October 9 @ 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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Lesson Plan Writing

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on October 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Lesson Plan Writing

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on October 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Professional Skills

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

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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Grading and Assessment

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Work-Based Learning

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75

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 is an ADE-approved Professional Development event. Upon the successful completion of the class – which includes submission of all homework – participants will…

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Technical Reading & Performance Literacy

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on October 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

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 closely examines the Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS) Reading Standards.  You will determine where they are relevant in your curriculum, examine vocabulary strategies, learn about fluency and Lexile scores,…

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Technical Reading & Performance Literacy

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on October 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

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 closely examines the Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS) Reading Standards.  You will determine where they are relevant in your curriculum, examine vocabulary strategies, learn about fluency and Lexile scores,…

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Work-Based Learning

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

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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November 2021

Using Rubrics to Increase Student Success

November 5 @ 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. 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 guided support and feedback. Bring the assignment for one of your student projects and your current grading criteria for that project with…

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Technical Reading & Performance Literacy

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on November 17, 2021 at 8:00 am

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 closely examines the Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS) Reading Standards.  You will determine where they are relevant in your curriculum, examine vocabulary strategies, learn about fluency and Lexile scores,…

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Technical Reading & Performance Literacy

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on November 17, 2021 at 8:00 am

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 closely examines the Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS) Reading Standards.  You will determine where they are relevant in your curriculum, examine vocabulary strategies, learn about fluency and Lexile scores,…

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Using Advisory Councils Effectively

November 30 @ 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.

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December 2021

Effective Classroom Teaching

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on December 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Effective Classroom Teaching

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on December 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Lesson Plan Writing

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on December 8, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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Lesson Plan Writing

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Course (See all)

One event on December 8, 2021 at 8:00 am

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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CTSO New Advisor Training

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 opportunities, share strategies for conducting awards recognition functions and explore related legal and ethical considerations. Advisors will also be acquainted with CTSO resources available to them. Come and learn about…

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