Professional Development Opportunities

2017-2018

Below is a list of courses for the Teacher Series. Click here to return to the Teacher Series.

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

Classroom Management

Course Description:

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 lessons.

ADE Credit Available | Depending on location, homework may be required

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CTE Program Management

Course Description:

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, 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 own CTE Program to be a premier program!

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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CTSO Advisor Toolbox

Course Description:

This workshop is designed to help Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) advisers get a handle on managing a CTSO.  During this workshop advisers will discuss how to manage a CTSO, how to integrate a CTSO effectively in the curriculum, related legal and ethical issues, conducting awards recognition functions and more.  Advisers will also be acquainted with CTSO resources.

ADE Credit Available

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CTSO Officer Training

Course Description:

This is a one-day, stand-alone training designed for CTSO officer teams and advisers. This workshop will cover a variety of topics including conducting effective meetings, officer duties, events management, and developing a Program of Work. Participating teams willr eceive lunch, notebooks, jump drives and a gavel.

Duration: 1 day + homework assignment

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Effective Demonstrations

Course Description:

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 students complete the new skill in a safe environment.  Come and learn this four-part demonstration method.

Duration: 2 days plus self-evaluation of demonstration lesson

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Grading and Assessment

Course Description:

Assessing and grading are two different actions. Learn a variety of formative and summative assessment techniques. A major focus is how to assess student work using rubrics.  This class will help you create a clear grading policy and develop a variety of ways to assess student learning.

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 to align testing and evaluation to your course outcomes and grading policies that will increase effective feedback for students.

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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Instructional Best Practices

Course Description:

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 placed on active participation strategies, a strong introduction to each lesson, clear and appropriate objective(s), a variety of ways to meet the objective(s), and closure to assess learning.  These strategies will be woven across the entire workshop. All participants whose districts are members of the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium and who complete both days of this workshop will receive password-protected access to the AZCTE Curriculum Consortium with its 3500+ bank of outstanding lesson plans for more than 20 CTE courses written by Arizona CTE teachers. This course is excellent for every teacher.  Ace your next evaluation!

ADE Credit Available | Duration: 2 days, no homework

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Laboratory Safety and Management

Course Description:

Are you ready for students in the lab?  This workshop is designed to help participants develop a laboratory improvement plan including management, clean-up procedures, safety procedures, and meeting monitoring agency mandates. 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 protected. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their CTE labs and develop a management system for their CTE labs. You will also be treated to a variety of techniques to enable you to manage your lab effectively and efficiently.   Additionally, you will gain new skills needed to utilize a proven methodology of teaching in the lab or shop.

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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Lesson Plan Writing

Course Description:

This class will show you how to build a lesson plan with all the needed components for student success.

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 if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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Performance Literacy

Course Description:

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 perfect fit for our CTE programs’ focus on career AND college readiness as our students complete their programs.

Prerequisite: Completion of Technical Reading course to receive (1) ADE Credit.

This course will help teachers use CCRS writing and speaking skills to more effectively prepare CTE students for work-based learning and CTSO competitions.

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Scope & Sequence

Course Description:

This class will allow you to prioritize and organize your program’s curriculum for the school year.  This is a two-day class.

This class will give you an opportunity to look at the big picture of your program and design it in a way that makes sense.  During this class, you will look at all the standards required to prepare your students to enter the field, and begin by deciding the order you will teach each unit of instruction.  You will also wrestle with the depth and breadth of instruction for each standard you’ve been tasked with teaching.  The final product?  A scope and sequence that is custom made by you for you.

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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Serving Special Education Students in CTE

Course Description:

This one-day training 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 to provide you with the tools you need to serve special needs students more effectively.

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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Strategic Planning

Course Description:

We all know that truly great CTE programs are the result of stellar planning. Plan for success, enroll in the Strategic Planning course. You’ll learn how leaders develop compelling plans and execute those plans in a way that empowers all involved.

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: Participants who attend the one day training and complete the assigned homework will earn one Arizona Department of Education (ADE) credit.

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Structured English Immersion (SEI)

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to aid the teaching of Academic Career and Technical Education for (CTE) 9-12 educators with structured English immersion professional development in the areas of: ELL Proficiency Standards, Assessment (ELL data analysis and application, formal and informal), SEI Foundations, Learning Experiences: SEI Strategies, and Parent/Home School Scaffolding. Participants will receive extensive professional development from well-defined curriculum that consists of thirty hours of information and discussion sessions accompanied with fifteen hours of practicum corresponding to the application and transfer of the professional development session topics. Numerous opportunities for interaction, peer collaboration in highly meaningful, engaging, relevant, and thought provoking learning environment will be the platform for this professional development experience. Participants will receive forty-five clock hours of SEI content area professional development, and will satisfy the requirements for the Full SEI Endorsement for Arizona Teacher Certification.

Note: ADE Certificate will be issued at the completion of the course.

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Technical Reading

Course Description:

Your CTE classroom truly is the key to meaningful application of the current career and college readiness standards. This workshop will give you specific examples where Arizona’s College and Career Readiness standards for technical reading already exist in your CTE program. It will also provide opportunities for you to incorporate additional standards into your lessons, AND give you strategies to use to increase your students’ ability to read difficult technical information more effectively. Bring your textbook or a couple of industry journal articles to use for building close reading lessons to take back to your classroom the very next day. Come find out why CTE really is a powerful driver for creating literate employees for our 21st century workforce.

Note:  This is the Pre-requisite course to Performance Literacy.  You must complete both courses to receive (1) ADE Credit.

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Using Advisory Councils Effectively

Course Description:

This interactive workshop is designed to ensure success in the formation and use of industry advisory councils. During this workshop you will learn how to form a committee, how to conduct useful advisory council meetings and how to use advisory council members for continuous program improvement.

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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Work-Based Learning

Course Description:

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!

Note: There is homework associated with this class if you wish to earn ADE credit.

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