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Important Notice:  Effective Spring of 2018 the Arizona Department of Education Certification Office no longer issues provisional CTE teaching certificates.  In lieu of provisional CTE teaching certificates they now issue standard CTE teaching certificates but with deficiencies.  Prior to 2018 standard CTE teaching certificates were not issued with deficiencies.  So, this is simply a name change but it has no impact on the requirements – they remain in place

Provisionally Certified Teachers/Standard Certified CTE Teachers with deficiencies are both required to take a certain number of “Professional Knowledge” courses.   On your Certificate in the “deficiencies” column it may say, for instance, Prof Knldg 9 SH.  That means you need nine semester hours (SH) of coursework in Professional Knowledge.  Each of our 15 hour (seat hours) courses earns one semester hour of credit.

Each of the courses offered through the Pima JTED Premier Program Series has been approved by the Arizona Department of Education (A.D.E.). Teachers will receive an official A.D.E. certificate upon completion of each course. These certificates are accepted by the A.D.E. Certification Office to meet the “Professional Knowledge” requirement for Standard CTE Teacher Certification.

As a benefit to teachers there is no charge for these courses for teachers employed by Pima County JTED and our member districts (TUSD, Amphi, Vail, Rio Rico etc.)  In fact, we offer our courses free to community members pursuing CTE Certification as a part of our effort to create a pipeline of teachers to fill teaching positions as they come open.

Because Pima JTED offers the following “Professional Knowledge” coursework required by the A.D.E. Certification Division, Pima JTED will no longer reimburse 50% of tuition if a teacher elects to take professional knowledge coursework through other providers.

Attendance at every course session is essential for success and mandatory for certification for each participant.  In the event of an emergency, please contact our office at 520-209-1830 to speak with Mary Andrade.

Option B

The following course is designed for fully certified high school teachers (math, English, etc.) who also want to become certified to teach CTE.  These teachers must possess a valid non-CTE Arizona Teaching Certificate and will become certified through “Option B”.  You may access the Requirements for Career and Technical Education Certificates by following this link https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=57a5f2d5aadebe02a4f4f3be

Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education

Instructor: Curt Bertelsen
For: Academic Teachers Pursuing CTE Certification
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
3 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  5 days

Course Description:

The first two days of 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 writing clear, aligned and measureable objective(s), a variety of methods for structuring learning to meet objective(s), incorporation of active participation strategies, developing a strong introduction to each lesson, and closure to assess learning. These strategies will be woven and modeled throughout the entire course. All participants who complete both days of this training will receive password-protected access to the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium with its bank of outstanding lesson plans and/or other valuable resources for CTE programs written by Arizona CTE teachers. This course is excellent for every teacher!  Ace your next evaluation!

Days three and four of 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 how a course syllabus serves as a powerful communication tool between teacher and students and leave with a draft that defines your procedures, routines, classroom rules and consequences.  On the final day of this course we look at 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: 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 achieve premier program status!

Summer 2019 (*with one Fall date)

  • July 8 and 9, 2019
    July 10 and 11, 2019
    *October 2, 2019

Fall 2019

  • September 4 and 5, 2019
    September 18 and 19, 2019
    October 2, 2019

Spring 2020

  • January 29 and 30, 2020
    February 26 and 27, 2020
    April 2, 2020
  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • All 5 days required
  • JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.   (PD Hub link:  pdhub.pimajted.org)
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Attendance at every course session is essential for success and mandatory for certification for each participant.  In the event of an emergency, please contact our office at 520-209-1830 to speak with Pima County JTED Professional Development Department

The following courses will help you to become a strong classroom instructor

OPTIONS A, C, and F

The following series of courses is designed for CTE teachers who: come with a bachelor’s degree in their field via “Option A” or come from industry with 6,000 hours of industry experience via “Option C” or come from Industry with 5 years of full time work experience plus a degree or credential.  You may access the Requirements for Career and Technical Education Certificates by following this link (https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=57a5f2d5aadebe02a4f4f3be)

Instructional Best Practices

Instructor: Curt Bertelsen
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit

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 writing clear, aligned and measureable objective(s), a variety of methods for structuring learning to meet objective(s), incorporation of active participation strategies, developing a strong introduction to each lesson, and closure to assess learning. These strategies will be woven and modeled throughout the entire course. All participants who complete both days of this training will receive password-protected access to the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium with its bank of outstanding lesson plans and/or other valuable resources for CTE programs written by Arizona CTE teachers. This course is excellent for every teacher! Ace your next evaluation!

Summer – July 8 and 9, 2019
Fall – September 4 and 5, 2019
Spring – January 29 and 30, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • This is a two-day course
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

Registration:  To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Effective Classroom Teaching

Instructor: Lee Jessen
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement: 2 days

Course Description:

Would you like to improve your classroom delivery? This course will focus on the six basic components of a lesson and how to effectively deliver the lesson. During the class a demonstration lesson will be taught by the participant and observed by a coach. The coach will guide the teacher by debriefing the lesson and assisting the teacher in setting future goals.  Each participant will have planning time, teach a lesson and have the opportunity to be coached. Join us for a safe place to hone your skills.

Spring – February 5 and 6, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch each day
  • JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

Registration:  To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Effective Demonstrations

Instructor: Curt Bertelsen
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement: 1 day + homework

Course Description:

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 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. An added bonus is that students complete the new skill in a safe and supportive environment. Come and learn this four-part demonstration method!

Fall – November 14, 2019
Spring – April 28, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade 

Grading and Assessment

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day plus homework

Course Description:

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 rubric aligned to program standards.

Summer – June 6, 2019
Fall – Saturday, November 2, 2019
Spring – May 6, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Technical Skills Assessment

Instructor: Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  2 days

Course Description:

Student Success on the Technical Skills Assessment Matters! Your school earns A-F points for students who complete a CTE program and pass the TSA.  Our State Legislature now looks to TSA scores to determine if CTE programs should be funded.  Successfully passing the TSA builds student’s confidence to enter their chosen profession.  Having students successfully pass the TSA will make you a rock star in the eyes of administrators and business partners! Teachers work with peers in same CTE Program area to create all of the materials needed for a fun, intense, competitive 8-15 day test preparation experience to help boost scores on the TSA significantly!  We hope to see an increase in test scores of 15-30 percentage points as a result of designing a dynamic, competitive, fun experience for students as they prep for the TSA.

Spring – January 23 and 24, 2020
Spring – February 10, and 11 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom
  • This is a two-day course

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Using Rubrics to Increase Student Success

Instructor: Cathy Carey
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement: 1 day + homework

Course Description:

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, and then design a rubric for one of your own student projects with guided support and feedback. Bring the assignment for one of your student projects and your current grading criteria for that project with you to help get this practical day started.

Fall – October 9, 2019
Spring – March 26, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Scope and Sequence

Instructor: Curt Bertelsen
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  2 days

Course Description:

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 industry demands.  You will examine your program standards and design a sequence of instructional units to assist you in getting students where they need to be.  The final product?  A scope and sequence that is designed specifically for your program by you!

Spring – April 30 and May 1, 2020

  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Lesson Plan Writing

Instructor: Lee Jessen
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement: 2 days

Course Description:

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 in the unit. Participants will also engage in a conversation about the effective use of PowerPoint presentations for instruction and review copyright and fair use guidelines.

Fall – October 22 and 23, 2019
Spring – March 3 and 4, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Serving Exceptional Students in CTE

Instructor:  Sue Tillis
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

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.

Fall – August 29, 2019
Fall – October 29, 2019

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Advanced Methods of Teaching CTE

Instructor:  Cathy Carey
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

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 components comprise the course:

  1. Examining Beliefs About Learning – developing your own personal philosophy about learning,
  2. Motivating Adolescent Learners – designing a classroom that is especially effective for high school students, and
  3. Ring of Fire – active participation strategies to use every day in your classroom. Instruction models active participation strategies and major components that are especially effective with adolescents. Each participant will receive their own “Ring of Fire” to utilize in their classroom.

Fall – September 11, 2019
Spring – Saturday, February 8, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Attendance at every course session is essential for success and mandatory for certification for each participant.  In the event of an emergency, please contact our office at 520-209-1830 to speak with Pima County JTED Professional Development Department

The following courses will help you to become an excellent manager of your classroom and lab

Classroom Management

Instructor: Curt Bertelsen
For: Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement: 2 days

Course Description:

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 how a course syllabus serves as a powerful communication tool between teacher and students and leave with a draft that defines your procedures, routines, classroom rules and consequences.

Summer – July 10 and 11, 2019
Fall – September 18 and 19, 2019
Spring – February 26 and 27, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Laboratory Safety and Management

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

Are you ready for students in the lab? This course is designed to assist teachers develop a laboratory improvement plan including management, clean-up procedures, safety procedures, and meeting monitoring agency mandates. Participants will be introduced to a variety of techniques that will enable you to evaluate and manage your lab effectively and efficiently. 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.

Fall – December 11, 2019

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Attendance at every course session is essential for success and mandatory for certification for each participant.  In the event of an emergency, please contact our office at 520-209-1830 to speak with Pima County JTED Professional Development Department

The following courses will help you to develop all aspects of a comprehensive CTE program

Program Management

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

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: 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 achieve premier program status!

Fall – October 2, 2019
Spring – April 2, 2020 

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

CTE Essentials

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

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 also provide some insight into the many roles a CTE teacher plays in the course of any school day, where to find support to meet those expectations, and how to transition between each of them.  CTE Essentials is truly a must have course for the teacher who is looking to build a strong program for students.

Spring – March 5, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

CTSO New Advisor Training

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Recommended for teachers in their first, second or third year of advising
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) will take your CTE Program to the next level! This course is designed for first, second and third year advisors who want to effectively manage a CTSO. During this course, advisors will discuss how to seamlessly integrate a CTSO into their curriculum, brainstorm fundraising opportunities, share strategies for conducting awards recognition functions and explore related legal and ethical considerations. Advisors will also be acquainted with CTSO resources available to them. Come and learn about the CTSO that YOU will be advising!

Fall – September 24, 2019

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade 

CTSO Beginning Officer Training (with officers)

Instructors:  Curt Bertelsen, Cathy Carey, and Terri Lackey
Fee:  $5.00 per person per class for lunch
1 Semester Hour (SH) ADE Credit for Provisionally or Standard Certified CTE Teachers upon completion of both CTSO Beginning Officer Training and CTSO Advanced Officer Training in the same school year
or
6.0 Hours Professional Growth for Standard Certified CTE Teachers.
Requirement:  1 day

Course Description:

You and your officers will work as a team to identify your officer election procedures, clarify officer duties, identify characteristics of effective teams, look at events management, and develop a Program of Work. Student leaders will learn how to make a motion, second it, and vote on it. Participating teams will receive lunch, a notebook and a gavel.

 Please bring 4-7 officers or potential officers to the training! Teachers are to attend and fully engage with their teams for the whole day.

Note: Both Beginning and Advanced Officer Training Courses are required for ADE certificate.

Fall –  August 29, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W Master Pieces Drive

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

CTSO Advanced Officer Training (with officers)

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
Fee:  $5.00 per person per class for lunch
1 Semester Hour (SH) ADE Credit for Provisionally or Standard Certified CTE Teachers upon completion of both CTSO Beginning Officer Training and CTSO Advanced Officer Training in the same school year
or
6.0 Hours Professional Growth for Standard Certified CTE Teachers
Requirement:  1 day

Course Description:

This is a one day, designed for CTSO officer teams and advisors.  This workshop covers those skills associated with conducting meetings including parliamentary procedure. Participating teams receive lunch and resource materials.

Please bring 4-7 officers (ideally the same students that you brought to Beginning Officer Training)!  Teachers are to attend and fully engage with their teams for the whole day.

Note:  Both Beginning and Advanced Officer Training Courses are required for ADE certificate.

Fall – November 21, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • JTED @ Master Pieces,2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Work-Based Learning

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen and Stacey Rich
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

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 that provide academic and professional growth opportunities for students. You will review workplace employability skills, youth labor laws and the associated forms, agreements, and guidelines that must be taken into consideration. After selecting the model that is most appropriate for your situation, you will develop a plan to implement this critical CTE component into your curriculum.

Spring – March 25, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

School-Based Enterprise

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

This course is designed to help participants successfully develop and manage a school-based enterprise. Participants will analyze the key components of school-based enterprises and differentiate such from other forms of work-based learning. Participants will also identify the key elements necessary for planning and implementing a school-based enterprise. Finally, participants will develop a business plan for their proposed enterprise.

Spring – March 31, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 4 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Strategic Planning

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  2 days

Course Description: 

A clearly defined strategic plan serves as a road map to get your CTE program where it needs to be! This course is designed to help participants develop a strategic/tactical plan with guided support through the analysis process, assistance with establishing goals, identification of strategies and use of metrics to measure success.

Summer – May 29 and 30, 2019
Summer – June 1-2, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 4 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Using Advisory Councils Effectively

Instructor:  Curt Bertelsen
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  1 day + homework

Course Description:

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.

Spring – May 8, 2020

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade

Designing Math Lessons for Your Program

Instructor:  Lee Jessen
1 Semester Hour (SH) ADE Credit for Provisionally and any Standard Certified CTE Teachers
Requirement:  2 days

Course Description:

Do you need to deliver math content to your students? Do you need a little help developing these lessons? This one-on-one workshop is for you. Lee will help to develop podcasts or traditional lessons with your customization. The math content can be anywhere from basic skills to lessons based on the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.

Date TBD

One-on-One or teams by request. Please contact Mary Andrade to register and schedule instructor.

Math Podcasts for Automotive Technology and Construction Technology

Instructor:  Lee Jessen
For:  Auto or Construction teachers who wish to deliver a math credit in their program through podcasts created by a highly qualified math teacher
1 Semester Hour (SH) ADE Credit for Provisionally and any Standard Certified CTE Teachers
Requirement:  2 days

Course Description:

Do you have a vision for delivering math credit in your auto or construction program? Has your board approved math credit for your course and you are wondering how to solve the highly qualified math teacher issue? This two-day course is designed to give you the skills to deliver math lessons customized to your program through podcasts designed and delivered by a highly qualified math teacher. You will learn the strategies to effectively use these podcasts and investigate the materials provided with each podcast. A follow-up classroom observation is required.

Date TBD

One-on-One or teams by request. Please contact Mary Andrade to register and schedule instructor.

Technical Reading

Instructor:  Cathy Carey
For:  Provisionally Certified CTE Teacher and any Standard Certified CTE Teacher
ADE Credit Available:  Yes
1 Semester Hour (SH) Credit
Requirement:  2 days

Course Description:

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 exist in your CTE program, it will provide opportunities for you to incorporate additional standards into your lessons, AND it 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 21st century workforce.

Spring  – Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, 2020

  •  8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with a 30-minute lunch
  • Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces, 2855 W. Master Pieces Dr., Building 1 / PD Classroom

To begin, log into PD HUB using your Username and Password.  PD Hub link: pdhub.pimajted.org
If you need your Username or Password please contact Mary Andrade 

Attendance at every course session is essential for success and mandatory for certification for each participant.  In the event of an emergency, please contact our office at 520-209-1830 to speak with Pima County JTED Professional Development Department.