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SPRING SUMMER OFFERINGS

• Classroom Management

Enhance your classroom management skills. You will identify and develop procedures and routines that are perfect for YOUR situation. We will take a deep look at the philosophy of “Discipline with Dignity” to ensure that you possess discipline strategies that are highly effective without escalating disruptive student behavior. You will leave this course having developed your procedures, routines, classroom rules and consequences.
NOTE: There is homework associated with this class.

DATE:Thurs., June 12, 2014, or Thurs., July 31, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• Instructional Best Practices (AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium – Day 1)

This course is an introduction to the design and use of CTE curriculum. It includes an in depth look at writing objectives and incorporating active participation strategies throughout instruction, weaving these strategies across the entire workshop. Participants in this workshop will receive password-protected access to the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium with its 2500+ (and growing) bank of outstanding lesson plans for more than 20 CTE programs written by Arizona CTE teachers.

Date: June 10, 2014, or Thurs., July 24, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305 COST: $25.00

• Effective Demonstrations

Whether in a welding lab or a bioscience lab,effective demonstrations are crucial. If done correctly, every student can successfully perform the task 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 task in a safe environment. Come and learn this four-part demonstration method.

Date: Fri., July 25, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• Instructional Best Practices (AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium – Day 2)

Day 2 of the Curriculum Consortium Training follows the training begun in Day 1 and will add expertise in using introductions and closure to any teacher’s toolbox, whether a new teacher or one with many years of experience, as well as hands-on experience with several additional vocabulary and active participation strategies.

Pre-requisite: Day 1 of the Curriculum Consortium Training is required.

DATE: Wed., April 22, 2014, June 11, 2014 or Tues., July 29, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• Technical Reading

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 provide opportunities for you to incorporate additional standards into your lessons, AND will give you strategies to take back to your classroom to increase your students’ ability to read difficult technical information more effectively. Come find out why CTE really is a powerful driver for creating literate employees for our 21 st century workforce.

DATE: Tues., July 29, 2014, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• Legal & Ethical Issues

Jo Ann Gelormine will discuss the unique challenges school counselors face working with minors in a school setting. Participants will discuss state laws and court decisions, as well as the recent changes to the American School Counselor Association ethical codes. Participants will also have an opportunity to work through several ethical dilemmas.

DATE: Wed., April 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• Getting to know West-MEC

Career Development is an important College and Career Ready aspect for elementary students to begin researching. Elementary Administrators, Counselors and Elementary Educational Professionals, come learn more about West-MEC and our Career Driven Education Programs.

DATE: Wed., April 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $0

• Think Tank

Think Tank is designed to provide CTE professional with an opportunity to hear a presentation on a particular topic and to discuss that topic in depth. The topics for the spring are yet to be decided. The short list includes College & Career Readiness Standards, Leadership Development and Curriculum Integration. Whatever the topic, you won’t be disappointed. Consider this your opportunity to “feed your brain.”

DATE: Thurs., May 8, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• CTSO Training

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 will receive lunch, notebooks, jump drives and a gavel.

DATE: Thurs., June 5, 2014 or Fri., August 1, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $8.00 /per person

• CTSO Adviser’s Toolkit

Managing a CTE student organization (CTSO) can be overwhelming. The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the skills you need to do the job effectively and without pulling your hair out! During this workshop, participants will cover event organization and management, legal and ethical issues, ADE requirements, integrating CTSOs into the curriculum, fundraising, recognition events and more. You will have an opportunity to gain insights and share resources with fellow CTE teachers.

NOTE: There is homework associated with this class.

Date: Fri., June 6, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

• Using Advisory Councils Effectively

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.

Date: Thur., June 17, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25

• LearnMate Training

Intelitek and AZTECH Educational Resources will be providing training on the Learnmate online curriculum delivery system June 16th – 19th. This training workshop will start out with the basics of using the system and then progress through all the features of the system including authoring or imputing your own curriculum into the system. This will allow for your students to access YOUR curriculum from anywhere at any time and take tests over your content.

Date: Mon., June 16, 2014 through Thurs., June 19, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $0

• Work-based Learning

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.

Date: Wed., June 18, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: West-MEC Corporate Center, 5487 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, 85305
COST: $25.00

Industry Update

The 2014 CTE Industry Update Program provides educators the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills and receive on-the-job training in CTE program-related industries. The program also enables educators to experience work-based learning in much the same way as their students. Applicants are especially encouraged to pursue experiences in new technology and innovations consistent with their CTE programs.

Downloads

Industry Update Checklist
2014 Business Partner Packet
2014 Confidentiality Agreement
2014 Industry Update Program Application
2014 Media Release Form
2014 Training Plan
Consultant Form
W-9 Form


West-MEC offers a series of courses and workshops. Educators from throughout Arizona are welcome to participate. Priority is given to employees from West-MEC member districts. The prices listed are for employees in member districts. Individuals from districts outside of West-MEC who wish to participate in these workshops should contact the West-MEC Professional Development office at 623.738.0024 for pricing.

All workshop/course participants will receive certificates documenting their hours for purposes of recertification.

Cancellations must be in writing and postmarked or e-mailed to mike.bush@west-mec.org no later than seven (7) days prior to the date of the workshop.

Substitutions will not be accepted unless received in writing from the original registrant or CTE Director’s office. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. A letter from the original registrant authorizing the substitution must be e-mailed to mike.bush@west-mec.org along with the substitute’s completed registration form no later than seven (7) days prior to the date on which the workshop will be held.

Refunds are not available. Registrants who fail to cancel participation within seven (7) days prior to a workshop or who fail to make a substitution within seven (7) days will be charged for the workshop.