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START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ

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5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States

June 2021

CTSO New Advisor Training – June 1, 2021

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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 1 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305 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,…

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CTE Essentials – June 1, 2021

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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 1 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at WEST-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305   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…

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Work-based Learning – June 2, 2021

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 2 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305 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…

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Instructional Best Practices Day 1 – June 3, 2021

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 3 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305.  To earn 1 ADE credit you must also attend Instructional Best Practices Day 2 on June 8, 2021. This course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum.  In this highly engaging course teachers will focus on the design and delivery of relevant and engaging lessons. Special emphasis is…

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Technical Reading- June 3, 2021

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 3 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at WEST-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305.   To receive 1 ADE Credit you must also attend the partner class Performance Literacy on Thursday June 10, 2021. Your CTE classroom truly is the key to 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…

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Instructional Best Practices Day 2 – June 8, 2021

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 8 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305.  To earn 1 ADE credit you must have previously attended Instructional Best Practices Day 1. Prerequisites: Instructional Best Practices Day 1 This course is Day 2 of an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum.  In this highly engaging course teachers will focus on the design and delivery of relevant…

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Using Advisory Councils Effectively – June 8, 2021

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 8 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at WEST-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305.   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…

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Classroom Management – June 10, 2021

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 10 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. 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…

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Performance Literacy – June 10, 2021

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
START @ West-MEC – Glendale, AZ, 5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 10 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at WEST-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305.  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…

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Effective Demonstrations – June 15, 2021

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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at WEST-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305.  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…

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Scope & Sequence – June 15, 2021

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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. 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…

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Lesson Plan Writing -June 17, 2021

June 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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 17 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. 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…

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Serving Exceptional Students in CTE – June 17, 2021

June 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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 17 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at West-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. 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 include special education law, modifications, accommodations, interventions, supports, the special education process, the Response to Intervention process and more. Our…

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Laboratory Safety & Management – June 22, 2021

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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 22 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at START @ WEST-MEC Presentation Room.  5405 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. 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.  Participants, who complete the lab safety course, have the…

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Empowering Students through Professional Skills – June 22, 2021

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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This class will be held IN PERSON on June 22 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at West-MEC Corporate Offices.  5487 N 99th Ave, Glendale AZ  85305. 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. Upon successful completion of homework, this course qualifies for ADE…

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