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Professional Knowledge Assessment Prep Course (PK Test Prep) - Fall 2021

Session Dates: October 25 - December 5, 2021 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 ...
When: 10/25/2021 − 12/3/2021 8:00 AM − 11:55 PM
Where: Online Class
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CTE Essentials

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 yo...
When: 10/25/2021 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Serving Exceptional Students In CTE

This class will be held IN PERSON on Oct 28 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 cour...
When: 10/28/2021 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: West-MEC - District Office
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ESS Summit

ESS Directors, Case Managers, IEP Coordinators, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Related Service Providers and Administrators: Please join us for an IN-PERSON morning of collaboration, sharing of best practices, updates, and panel discussions regarding ESS supports for student success at...
When: 10/29/2021 8:00 AM − 12:30 PM
Where: West-MEC Northwest Campus
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Rubrics To Increase Student Success

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,...
When: 11/12/2021 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Empowering Students Through Professional Skills

This class will be held IN PERSON on Nov 12 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Southwest Campus.   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...
When: 11/12/2021 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: West-MEC Southwest Campus
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Think Tank – A New Paradigm For Worforce Development - Meeting In The Middle

Location:   In Person at West-MEC Northwest Campus 13201 W Grand Avenue, Surprise AZ 85374 Time:  Breakfast at 8:00 AM   Presentation:   8:30-11:00 AM One of the biggest challenges facing employers today is finding a qualified & engaged workforce. ...
Category: Think Tank
When: 11/18/2021 8:00 AM − 11:00 AM
Where: West-MEC Northwest Campus
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CTE Essentials

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 yo...
When: 01/11/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Advanced Methods Of CTE

Prerequisite:  Completion of Instructional Best Practices Day 1 and Day 2 This Course will support teachers’ continuing development as outstanding teachers for CTE programs by examining their personal educational philosophy, instructional design, and methodology. Three major compon...
When: 01/13/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Professional Knowledge Assessment Prep Course (PK Test Prep) - Winter 2022

Session Dates: January 18 - February 25, 2022 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...
When: 01/18/2022 − 02/25/2022 8:00 AM − 11:55 PM
Where: Online Class
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Instructional Best Practices (2 Day Class) 1st Day Registration

This 2-day course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum.  You will outline the 6 parts to a CTED lesson, focusing 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 me...
When: 01/25/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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PLA For The Win!

Presenter:  Speranta Klees and Rose Rojas   West-MEC and Maricopa Community College District partnered to create pathways through articulation and PLA (prior learning assessment). PLA means students earn college credits at no cost through their industry certifications. We invite p...
When: 01/25/2022 8:30 AM − 9:30 AM
Where: Online Class
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Effective Demonstrations

Please bring your laptop to this class.  (tablet or phone could work) 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 ...
When: 02/10/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Instructional Best Practices (2 Day Class) 2nd Day Registration

This 2-day course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum.  You will outline the 6 parts of a CTED lesson, focusing on the design and delivery of relevant and engaging lessons. Special emphasis is placed on writing clear, aligned, and measurable objective(s), a variety of me...
When: 02/15/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Think Tank – Juvenile Justice

Location:   In-Person at the West-MEC Northwest Campus 13201 W Grand Avenue, Surprise AZ 85374

Time:        Breakfast at 8:00 AM Presentation: 8:30-11:00 AM 

Category: Think Tank
When: 02/17/2022 8:00 AM − 11:00 AM
Where: West-MEC Northwest Campus
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Grading And Assessments

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 t...
When: 02/24/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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More Than Sad Suicide Awareness Training

In an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2020 report, suicide is identified as the 2nd leading cause of death for Arizona's adolescents and young adults (ages 10-34). In fact, on average one person died by suicide every six hours in our state. As an intervention to reduce the suicide rat...
When: 02/24/2022 1:00 PM − 4:00 PM
Where: West-MEC - District Office
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Professional Knowledge Assessment Prep Course (PK Test Prep) - Spring 2022

Session Dates:  March 21 - April 29, 2022 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 bi...
When: 03/21/2022 − 04/29/2022 8:00 AM − 11:55 PM
Where: Online Class
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Rubrics To Increase Student Success

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,...
When: 03/24/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ
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Classroom Management

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 highl...
When: 03/29/2022 8:00 AM − 4:00 PM
Where: START @ West-MEC - Glendale, AZ