Professional Development Calendars

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Bruce Watkins
Agricultural, Welding, and Community Service Careers
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-364-1643  **  Bruce.Watkins@azed.gov
Agribusiness Systems 01.0100.90
Air Force ROTC 28.0202.00
Animal Systems 01.0100.40
Army ROTC 28.0301.00
Environmental Service Systems 01.0100.00
Fire Service 43.0100.00
Food Products and Processing Systems 01.0100.20
Law, Public Safety and Security 43.0200.00
Natural Renewable Resources Systems 01.0100.50
Navy/Marine ROTC
28.0401.00
Plant Systems
01.0100.30
Power, Structural and Technical Systems
01.0100.60
Welding Technologies
48.0508.00
Calendar of Events
August 21, 2015 – “New OSHA Requirements” – Tucson
Registration Fee: No Fee
New OSHA Requirements Registration – Registration closes August 10
August 21, 2015 – “Solar Electricity Workshop” – Tucson
Registration Fee: $10 Option 2 – $135 Option 1 (includes complete PV system for bucket, pump, 20 watt module, cables and PV fittings)
Solar Electricity Workshop Registration – Registration closes August 10
August 22, 2015 – “Wildlife Career Development Event Workshop” – Tucson
Registration Fee: $10
Wildlife Career Development Event Workshop Registration – Registration closes August 10
August 22, 2015 – “Meats Career Development Event Workshop” – Tucson
Registration Fee: $10
Meats Career Development Event Workshop Registration – Registration closes August 10
August 22, 2015 – “Teacher Career Development Event Competition” – Tucson
Registration Fee: No Fee
Teacher Career Development Event Competition Registration – Registration closes August 10
August 29, 2015 – “AATA Business Meeting” – Tucson
Registration Fee: Free
AATA Business Meeting Registration – Facilitator: Dennis Bushong
September 14, 2015 – “Welding Advisory Committee Meeting” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: Free  
September 24, 2015 – “Team Ag Ed Meeting” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: Free 
October 3, 2015 – “Ag Mechanics CDE” – TBA
Registration Fee: $50
Information – Standard: 18.0 Ag Mechanics
October 3, 2015 – “Quality Program Review” – TBA
Registration Fee: Free
Information – Facilitator: Curtis Williams/April Scibienski
January 22-23, 2016 – “FFA Award Application” – Peoria
Registration Fee: Free
Information – Facilitator: National FFA
March 17, 2016 – “Team Ag Ed Meeting” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: Free 
March 18-19, 2016 – “Plasma Cam” – Gilbert
Registration Fee: $180
Information – Standard: 18.5 Metal Fabrication
April 18, 2016 – “Welding Advisory Committee Meeting” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: Free 
June 6-9, 2016 – “A Taste of Welding” – Glendale
Registration Fee: $250
Information – Facilitator: Sam Colton/Curtis Casey
June 6-10, 2016 – “AG Economics Certification For Academic Credit” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $400
Information – Standard: 17.0 Agribusiness
June 14-17, 2016 – “Summer Tours” – Southern California
Registration Fee: $350
Information – Facilitator: Bruce Watkins
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Shea Padilla
Business, Marketing, and Media Education
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-542-5049  **  Shea.Padilla@azed.gov
Accounting and Related Services 52.0300.00
Advertising and Public Relations 52.1800.30
Animation 10.0200.60
Business Management and Administrative Services 52.0200.00
Business Operations Support and Assistant Services 52.0400.00
Digital Photography 10.0200.50
Digital Printing 10.0200.20
Entertainment Marketing 52.1800.40
Entrepreneurship 52.1800.50
Film and TV 10.0200.90
Financial Services 52.0800.00
Graphic/Web Design 10.0200.30
Journalism 10.0200.40
Music/Audio Production 10.0200.00
Professional Sales and Marketing 52.1800.20
Calendar of Events
October 10, 2015 – “Guerilla Film Gear, Building a Sound Booth, Your Studio and How to Hack It” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $120
Guerilla Film Gear Registration – Registration closes September 25
October 16, 2015 – “STEM for Graphic Design Instructors” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $216
STEM for Graphic Design Instructors Registration – Registration closes October 2
October 23, 2015 – “Implementing the Seven Principles of Engagement with Free Technologies” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $190
Im‫plementing the 7 Principals of Engagement Registration – Registration closes October 9 
February 19, 2016 – “Galvanize the Principles of Graphic Design” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $216
Information – Insightful tips, tricks, trends for multiple Standards & Measurement Criteria
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Rachael Mann
Education and Training
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-542-5315  **  Rachael.Mann@azed.gov
Early Childhood Education 13.1210.00 Education Professions 13.1200.00
Calendar of Events
August 8, 2015 – “Kagan Cooperative Learning and Active Engagement” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $175
Cooperative Learning and Active Engagement Registration
August 27, 2015 – “Micro Credentialing and the EdRising Virtual Campus ” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $60
Micro Credentialing and the EdRising Virtual Campus Registration – Registration closes August 7
August 28, 2015 – “Educators Rising Advisor Training” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $75
Educators Rising Advisor Training Registration – Registration closes August 7
September 30 – October 1, 2015 – “Playmakers 102” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $145
Information – The power of play to overcome poverty, violence and illness and transform the Eary Childhood classroom
October 15, 2015 – “Kodo Kids: Exploring the “E” in STEM: Engineering in Early Childhood” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $75
Information – Learn how to deepen children’s engineering mindset, problem solving skills, and investigation-based learning through play and investigations (Kodo Kids)
October 29, 2015 – “Drawing, Dictating & Writing: Books for Learning” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $100
Drawing, Dictating & Writing: Books for Learning Registration
December 10, 2015 – “Young Writers Can Do Big Things” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $100
Young Writers Can Do Big Things Registration
January 13, 2016 – “Investigation-Based Teaching Practices to Foster STEM” – Tucson
Registration Fee: $75
Information – Come play with intriguing materials and learn 8 Investigation-Based Teaching Practices to deepen STEM learning while children use open-ended materials (Kodo Kids)
April 16, 2016 – “Dice, Dominos & Decks of Cards for the 8 Mathematical Practices” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $100
Dice, Dominos & Decks of Cards for the 8 Mathematical Practices Registration
April 21, 2016 – “Brain-based Learning” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $80
Information – As long as the brain is not prohibited from fulfilling its normal processes, learning will occur
May 2, 2016 – “Language, Literacy, and Laughter” – Tucson
Registration Fee: $45
Presenter: Sharon MacDonald http://www.sharonmacdonald.com/literacy-language-and-laughter.aspx
July TBD, 2016 – “Math and Music: A Natural Harmony” – ACTEAZ Summer Conference – Tucson
Registration Fee: $55
Information – Math and music are virtually inseparable. Math is sometimes best introduced to young children through music
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Tracy Rexroat
Engineering Sciences, Manufacturing and Information Technologies
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-364-0322  **  Tracy.Rexroat@azed.gov
Automation/Robotics 48.0500.20
Computer Maintenance 15.1200.20
Electronic Technologies 15.0300.00
Engineering Sciences 15.0000.00 
Network Technologies 15.1200.30
Precision Machining 48.0500.30
Software Development 15.1200.40
Web Page Development 15.1200.50
Calendar of Events
August 22, 2015 – “Software Applications and Programming for Game Design” – Mesa
Registration Fee: $40
Software Applications and Programming for Game Design Registration – Registration closes August 7 
September 12, 2015 – “Perry Outreach Program for Students” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: FREE
Perry Outreach Program Registration – Application deadline for students is August 12
January TBD, 2016 – “A Night of Cyber Security”
Registration Fee: Free
A Night of Cyber Security Registration – Registration closes August 21
Information – Facility tour with trainings offered by multi-career engineers; Robotics applications
January TBD, 2016 – “RWDC Real World Design Training-Tour” – Prescott
Registration Fee: Free
Information –
Facility tour with trainings offered by multi-career engineers; Robotics applications
January 27, 2016 – “2016 AZ StRUT Teacher Workshop” – Mesa
Registration Fee: Free
AZ StRUT Teacher Workshop Registration – Registration closes January 22
Information –
A+ Certification, Linux, Strata IT, Cloud Essentials, Social Media Security, More
January 27, 2016 – “Computer Maintenance and Networking Updates” – Mesa
Registration Fee: Free
Information –
Prepare students and teachers to design a video game; Learn concepts in debugging using appropriate programs/calculations
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Andy Kuntz
Family and Consumer Sciences
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-542-1838  **  Andrew.Kuntz@azed.gov
Culinary Arts 12.0500.00
Fashion Design and Merchandising 52.1900.20
Hospitality Management 52.0900.00
Interior Design 52.1900.30
Calendar of Events
September TBD, 2015 – “Knife Skills”
November 7, 2015 – “Fashion Workshop – Innovative Construction Techniques” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $55
Fashion Workshop Registration – Registration closes October 9
TBD, 2016 – “Culinary Camp”
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Debra James
Health Careers Education
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-364-1368  **  Debra.James@azed.gov
Bioscience 41.0100.00
Cosmetology
12.0400.00
Dental Assisting 51.0600.00
Emergency Medical Services 51.0900.30
Laboratory Assisting 51.0800.30
Medical Assisting Services 51.0800.60
Medical Imaging Support Services 51.0800.40
Mental and Social Health Services 51.1500.00  
Nursing Services 51.3900.00
Pharmacy Support Services 51.0800.20
Respiratory Therapy Technician 51.0900.20
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services 51.0800.50
Surgical Technician 51.0900.40
Therapeutic Massage 51.3500.00
Veterinary/Animal Health Technician/Veterinary Assistant 51.0808.00
Calendar of Events
September 11-12, 2015 – “Building a Better Classroom for Health Careers Instructors” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $150
Building a Better Classroom for Health Careers Instructors Registration – Registration closes August 31
September 12, 2015 – “Perry Outreach Program for Students” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: FREE
Perry Outreach Program Registration – Application deadline for students is August 12
November 13, 2015 – “Scientific and Crime Scene Documentation – Electronic Notebooks” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $65
SCIENTIFIC AND CRIME SCENE DOCUMENTATION Registration – Registration closes August 28
January 9, 2016 – “Educator Day Conference” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $50
Educator Day Conference Registration – Registration closes December 18
March 5, 2016 – “Building a Better Classroom-Cosmetology” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $70
Building a Better Classroom – Building a Better Classroom – Cosmetology Registration – Registration closes February 26 
April 22, 2016 – “Understanding and Teaching Statistics” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $65
Understanding and Teaching Statistics Registration – Registration closes April 10 
July 17-18, 2016 – “CPR for Healthcare Instructors” – Tucson
Registration Fee: $250
CPR for Healthcare Instructors Registration – Registration closes
Information – Basic life support for the adult and child
TBD, 2016 – “CNA Educators Retreat” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: N/A
Information – Learn about the CNA education process and network with other CNA educators
TBD, 2016 – “How to Improve CNA Test Scores” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: N/A
Information – Regulations, organizational policies and property, responsibility in the workplace
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Cindy Gutierrez (English)
Industrial Trades Education
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-542-5515  **  Cindy.English@azed.gov
Aircraft Mechanics 47.0600.50
Air Transportation 49.0100.00
Architectural Drafting 15.1300.20
Automotive Collision Repair 47.0600.30
Automotive Technologies 47.0600.20
Cabinetmaking 46.0400.40
Carpentry 46.0400.30
Construction Technologies 46.0400.20
Diesel Engine Repair 47.0600.40
Electronic Drafting 15.1300.30
Environmental Control Technologies-Water Operator 15.0506.00
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 47.0200.00
Heavy Equipment Operations 49.0200.00

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies
47.0300.00
Industrial Electrician 46.0300.30
Mechanical Drafting 15.1300.40

Residential Electrician 46.0300.20
Calendar of Events
September 12, 2015 – “BMW Training” – Avondale
Registration Fee: $40
BMW New Generation Engine Technology Registration – Registration Information
September 26, 2015 – “Heat Up Your CTE Program with a Cool HVAC Workshop” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $45
Heat up your CTE program with a Cool HVAC Workshop Registration – Registration closes September 18
October 9, 2015 – “Concrete Forms and Finishing” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $45
Information – Contact Cindy Gutierrez
October 16-17, 2015 – “NCCER Masonry” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $50
Contact Oscar Olivas
Oscar.Olivas@west-mec.org
November 7, 2015 – “Snap-on Meter Training (VOA)” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $45
Information – Contact Cindy Gutierrez
May TBD, 2016 – “Automotive PD – Ford” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $45
Information – Contact Cindy Gutierrez
June TBD, 2016 – “Automotive PD – GM” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $45
Information – Contact Cindy Gutierrez
June TBD, 2016 – “Concrete Forms and Finishing” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $TBD
Information – Contact Cindy Gutierrez
July TBD, 2016 – “New Product Training” – ACTEAZ Summer Conference – Tucson
Registration Fee: Included
Information – Cost Included in Conference Registration
July TBD, 2016 – “Automotive Best Practices” – ACTEAZ Summer Conference – Tucson
Registration Fee: $TBD
Information – Contact Cindy Gutierrez
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Lynn Tuttle
Performing Arts Education
Fax: 602-542-5334  **  Phone: 602-364-1534  **  Lynn.Tuttle@azed.gov
Arts Management 50.0500.30 Technical Theatre 50.0500.20
Calendar of Events
November 20-21, 2015 – “Technical Theatre/Performing Arts Management” – Thespian Festival, Phoenix Convention Center
Registration Fee: Free
Information – Technical Theatre standards/workplace skills; Sharing best practices
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Interdisciplinary Professional Development
Calendar of Events
Grand Canyon University
August 8, 2015 – “Kagan Cooperative Learning and Active Engagement” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $175
Cooperative Learning and Active Engagement Registration
ADE/CTE Interdisciplinary
November 13, 2015 – “Scientific & Crime Scene Documentation – Notebooking” – Glendale
Registration Fee: $65
Scientific and Crime Scene Documentation – Notebooking Registration – Registration closes August 28
April 22, 2016 – “Understanding and Teaching Statistics” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $65
Understanding and Teaching Statistics Registration – Registration closes April 10 
21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference
January 21-23, 2016 – Phoenix Convention Center
Registration Fee: $200 – $225
21st Century STEM: Integrate to Innovate Conference Registration – Registration closes January 18
 Arizona K12 Center
October 29, 2015 – “Drawing, Dictating & Writing: Books for Learning” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $100
Drawing, Dictating & Writing: Books for Learning Registration
December 10, 2015 – “Young Writers Can Do Big Things” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $100
Young Writers Can Do Big Things Registration
April 16, 2016 – “Dice, Dominos & Decks of Cards for the 8 Mathematical Practices” – Phoenix
Registration Fee: $100
Dice, Dominos & Decks of Cards for the 8 Mathematical Practices Registration

 

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