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:…

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December 2022

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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