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  • Quarterly CTE Directors Meeting
    October 30, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session#: 57586
    Quarterly CTE Directors Meetings are designed to offer district leaders with opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in career and technical education (CTE). Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, compliance, curriculum updates and other relevant information. Central office professionals and campus level administrators with CTE administration and program supervision responsibilities are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    Quarterly CTE Directors Meeting
    January 29, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session#: 57608
    Quarterly CTE Directors Meetings are designed to offer district leaders with opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in career and technical education (CTE). Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, compliance, curriculum updates and other relevant information. Central office professionals and campus level administrators with CTE administration and program supervision responsibilities are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    Quarterly CTE Directors Meeting
    April 29, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session#: 57609
    Quarterly CTE Directors Meetings are designed to offer district leaders with opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in career and technical education (CTE). Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, compliance, curriculum updates and other relevant information. Central office professionals and campus level administrators with CTE administration and program supervision responsibilities are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    Quarterly CTE Directors Meeting
    August 26, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session#: 57610
    Quarterly CTE Directors Meetings are designed to offer district leaders with opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in career and technical education (CTE). Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, compliance, curriculum updates and other relevant information. Central office professionals and campus level administrators with CTE administration and program supervision responsibilities are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

  • CTE SSA Meetings for Rural Counties
    November 13, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 57626
    These ESC-20 CTE SSA Meetings for Rural School districts are support and networking meetings exclusively planned for member districts for the ESC-20 CTE Perkins Grant Shared Services Arrangement. These meetings are designed to be collaborative and networking conversations around members’ specific needs related to implementation and guidelines of Perkins Law and in support of CTE career assessment, program development and improvement, compliance and CTE student support. Agendas are the same for both meetings.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    CTE SSA Meetings for Bexar County Districts and Charter Schools
    November 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 57621
    These ESC-20 CTE SSA Meetings for Bexar County and Charter School districts are support and networking meetings exclusively planned for member districts for the ESC-20 CTE Perkins Grant Shared Services Arrangement. These meetings are designed to be collaborative and networking conversations around members’ specific needs related to implementation and guidelines of Perkins Law and in support of CTE career assessment, program development and improvement, compliance and CTE student support. Agendas are the same for both meetings
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    CTE SSA Meetings for Bexar County Districts and Charter Schools
    January 30, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 57622
    These ESC-20 CTE SSA Meetings for Bexar County and Charter School districts are support and networking meetings exclusively planned for member districts for the ESC-20 CTE Perkins Grant Shared Services Arrangement. These meetings are designed to be collaborative and networking conversations around members’ specific needs related to implementation and guidelines of Perkins Law and in support of CTE career assessment, program development and improvement, compliance and CTE student support. Agendas are the same for both meetings
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    CTE SSA Meetings for Rural Counties
    January 31, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 57627
    These ESC-20 CTE SSA Meetings for Rural School districts are support and networking meetings exclusively planned for member districts for the ESC-20 CTE Perkins Grant Shared Services Arrangement. These meetings are designed to be collaborative and networking conversations around members’ specific needs related to implementation and guidelines of Perkins Law and in support of CTE career assessment, program development and improvement, compliance and CTE student support. Agendas are the same for both meetings.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    CTE SSA Meetings for Bexar County Districts and Charter Schools
    April 23, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 57623
    These ESC-20 CTE SSA Meetings for Bexar County and Charter School districts are support and networking meetings exclusively planned for member districts for the ESC-20 CTE Perkins Grant Shared Services Arrangement. These meetings are designed to be collaborative and networking conversations around members’ specific needs related to implementation and guidelines of Perkins Law and in support of CTE career assessment, program development and improvement, compliance and CTE student support. Agendas are the same for both meetings
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

    CTE SSA Meetings for Rural Counties
    April 24, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 57628
    These ESC-20 CTE SSA Meetings for Rural School districts are support and networking meetings exclusively planned for member districts for the ESC-20 CTE Perkins Grant Shared Services Arrangement. These meetings are designed to be collaborative and networking conversations around members’ specific needs related to implementation and guidelines of Perkins Law and in support of CTE career assessment, program development and improvement, compliance and CTE student support. Agendas are the same for both meetings.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Free

  • Small Group Counseling Make and Take
    October 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59490
    Have you ever struggled with how to get started with small groups? In the morning, of this session we will focus on all aspects of small group counseling. We will discuss everything from how to set up groups, referrals/interviews, record keeping, and the group process. During the afternoon, participants will be given the opportunity to make fun, engaging, and low cost games and activities. Participants will be given the opportunity to network with one another to share best practices, challenges, and experiences. Come prepared to learn, play, and have fun!
    Presenter:
    Janina Cleveland
    Tracy Reinen
    Fee: $100 $25 for Counseling Co-op

    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings
    October 16, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59479
    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings are designed to offer counselor leaders opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in counseling. Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, curriculum updates, social emotional learning, mental health, trauma, and other relevant information. Counselor leaders at the district and campus level are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Free

    Youth Mental Health First Aide
    November 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session#: 59160

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child and acknowledges the importance of student health and wellness, which includes mental health. In order for states to provide equitable access to quality education and the conditions to support student learning, mental health is a key part for all this to happen. State education agencies are now charged with implementation of ESSA. This is critical piece to ensure that health and wellness is supported.

    This course teaches skills for providing initial support to young people experiencing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders. Each participant will receive a certification for completing the 8 hour course and will be certified in Mental Health First Aid USA from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

    ***NOTE: This course also meets the criteria for 19 TAC §228.30 (c)(3) Texas Education Agency requires educator preparation programs to provide all candidates seeking initial certification in any certification class.

    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Cheri Kahn
    Free

    Mindfulness In the School Setting
    November 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59484

    Mindfulness-Based Practices for Educators in the Classroom

    Our young people experience a great deal of stress and anxiety in school that we, as educators, feel we need more tools to assist our students. We will discuss how mindfulness-based strategies are tools for educators that seek to improve students' cognition, their social development, and emotional development, which can lead to better academic outcomes.

    Objectives for this three-hour presentation include:

    • Understand what mindfulness is and why it matters
    • Learn current research on how mindfulness supports students
    • Learn mindfulness tools and exercises for students at all grade levels
    • Provide recommendations for integrating mindfulness in the classroom
    Presenter:
    Dr. Martha Livingston
    San Antonio Counseling and Behavior Center
    Fee: $100 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Trauma Informed Practices Part I
    November 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59488
    Designed for classroom staff who work with children who exhibit problematic behaviors. Participants will learn about the universal needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity and how they can be met in a classroom. This session will also explore understanding LGBTQ youth experience and the impact of rejection and the crisis of belonging as well as ADHD and trauma and the diagnosis of ADHD and PTSD.
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Fee: $100 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Suicide and Self Harm
    December 3, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59494
    Suicide and Self-Harm - The presenter will help individuals understand the complexities of self-injury and suicide prevention and how they can assist their students and families to understand the importance of seeking help. The presenter will also provide information on common applications that are being used to help students dealing with each topic.
    Presenter:
    Clarissa Zamora
    San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
    Fee: $100 $0 for Counseling Co-op             

    Helping the Grieving Student
    December 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59861

    Helping the Grieving Student will address the many dimensions of child and adolescent grief, including perception and developmental relevance. Suggestions for communication with families, staff, and community will be outlined. Recommendations for classroom/campus based interventions and issues to be provided, as well as indicators of complex or traumatic grief.

    Objectives:

    • Recognizing the physiological, emotional, behavioral and spiritual manifestations of grief.
    • Understanding a child’s perception of death as it relates to the stages of development.
    • Communicating with children and their caregivers about death and dying.
    • Recognizing indicators of complicated or traumatic grief.
    • Communicating with faculty, staff and the community at large.
    • Instituting age and classroom appropriate interventions for grieving students.
    Presenter:
    Leslie Wood
    Children’s Bereavement Center
    Fee: $50 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings
    December 17, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59481
    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings are designed to offer counselor leaders opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in counseling. Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, curriculum updates, social emotional learning, mental health, trauma, and other relevant information. Counselor leaders at the district and campus level are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Free

    Youth Mental Health First Aide
    January 14, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session#: 59162

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child and acknowledges the importance of student health and wellness, which includes mental health. In order for states to provide equitable access to quality education and the conditions to support student learning, mental health is a key part for all this to happen. State education agencies are now charged with implementation of ESSA. This is critical piece to ensure that health and wellness is supported.

    This course teaches skills for providing initial support to young people experiencing mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders. Each participant will receive a certification for completing the 8 hour course and will be certified in Mental Health First Aid USA from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

    ***NOTE: This course also meets the criteria for 19 TAC §228.30 (c)(3) Texas Education Agency requires educator preparation programs to provide all candidates seeking initial certification in any certification class.

    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Cheri Kahn
    Free

    Small Group Counseling Make and Take
    January 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59491
    Have you ever struggled with how to get started with small groups? In the morning, of this session we will focus on all aspects of small group counseling. We will discuss everything from how to set up groups, referrals/interviews, record keeping, and the group process. During the afternoon, participants will be given the opportunity to make fun, engaging, and low cost games and activities. Participants will be given the opportunity to network with one another to share best practices, challenges, and experiences. Come prepared to learn, play, and have fun!
    Presenter:
    Janina Cleveland
    Tracy Reinen
    Fee: $100 $25 for Counseling Co-op

    Helping the Grieving Student
    February 4, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59862

    Helping the Grieving Student will address the many dimensions of child and adolescent grief, including perception and developmental relevance. Suggestions for communication with families, staff, and community will be outlined. Recommendations for classroom/campus based interventions and issues to be provided, as well as indicators of complex or traumatic grief.

    Objectives:

    • Recognizing the physiological, emotional, behavioral and spiritual manifestations of grief.
    • Understanding a child’s perception of death as it relates to the stages of development.
    • Communicating with children and their caregivers about death and dying.
    • Recognizing indicators of complicated or traumatic grief.
    • Communicating with faculty, staff and the community at large.
    • Instituting age and classroom appropriate interventions for grieving students.
    Presenter:
    Leslie Wood
    Children’s Bereavement Center
    Fee: $50 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Mindfulness In the School Setting
    February 05, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59485

    Mindfulness-Based Practices for Educators in the Classroom

    Our young people experience a great deal of stress and anxiety in school that we, as educators, feel we need more tools to assist our students. We will discuss how mindfulness-based strategies are tools for educators that seek to improve students' cognition, their social development, and emotional development, which can lead to better academic outcomes.

    Objectives for this three-hour presentation include:

    • Understand what mindfulness is and why it matters
    • Learn current research on how mindfulness supports students
    • Learn mindfulness tools and exercises for students at all grade levels
    • Provide recommendations for integrating mindfulness in the classroom
    Presenter:
    Dr. Martha Livingston
    San Antonio Counseling and Behavior Center
    Fee: $100 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Suicide and Self Harm
    February 18, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59495
    Suicide and Self-Harm - The presenter will help individuals understand the complexities of self-injury and suicide prevention and how they can assist their students and families to understand the importance of seeking help. The presenter will also provide information on common applications that are being used to help students dealing with each topic.
    Presenter:
    Clarissa Zamora
    San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
    Fee: $100 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings
    February 19, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59482
    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings are designed to offer counselor leaders opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in counseling. Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, curriculum updates, social emotional learning, mental health, trauma, and other relevant information. Counselor leaders at the district and campus level are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Free

    Trauma Informed Practices Part II
    March 24, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59489
    This session will provide participants activities that promote sensation awareness and how to safely discharge activation, learn the benefits of using movement in trauma intervention, and how to differentiate between feelings and sensations. This session will also include how to create a trauma informed school by increasing awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Fee: $100 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Human Trafficking
    April 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59493

    The purpose of this training is to provide participants an increased awareness of the issues of human trafficking through the exposure of informational materials and research to include: victim identification, investigation techniques, rescue and prosecution considerations, referral and service provider availability.

    Presenter:
    Ransomed Life
    Fee: $50 $0 for Counseling Co-op

    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings
    May 7, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59483
    Quarterly Counselor Leader Meetings are designed to offer counselor leaders opportunities throughout the school year to receive information and updates in counseling. Topics include TEA updates, ESC-20 updates, hot topics, district best practices, curriculum updates, social emotional learning, mental health, trauma, and other relevant information. Counselor leaders at the district and campus level are encouraged to attend.
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Free

  • Practicum, Career Prep and Work-Based
    Learning Teacher Training Workshop
    October 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59759

    Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructional settings are essential elements of every districts' career and technical education (CTE) program offerings.

    This Career Preparation Teacher Training workshop is designed to meet the requirements of Texas Academic Code (19 TAC Chapter 231) requiring school districts to ensure that each CTE teacher has completed "...appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety...".

    This six-hour, enhanced, interactive training program will help participants understand and apply current rules and statue from Texas Education Code (TEC), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    This fast-paced, interactive workshop is appropriate for CTE teachers who are new to Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning instructional settings and is an excellent refresher for veteran teachers and CTE Administrators who wish to "sharpen your saw".

    Each session enrollment is strictly limited to 30 participants. Participant resources include a binder, interactive forms and tons of teacher resources.

    Presenter:
    Connie Turner
    Fee: $175 CTE Co-op $100
    CTE SSA $0


    Turn your videos into masterpieces:
    Basics of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    October 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60908

    This is a basics skills workshop for those wanting to learn video editing with Premiere Pro. Have you been given access to the Adobe Creative Cloud and you wonder how you will be using some of the apps? This is an introductory workshop to one of those apps in the Creative Cloud: Premiere Pro. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Become familiar with Premiere’s environment
    • Apply design principles as we edit video
    • Work on real video editing samples
    • Add audio to their videos

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop. Access to Adobe CC, Premier Pro and Adobe ID

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Free: $150 CTE Co-op $75
    CTE SSA $0


    Coding Boot Camp for Teachers and Parents
    October 16, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60093
    Hup, two, three, four, let's get started coding! We will use a variety of devices to help us understand what coding is all about. Throughout the session we will learn basic computer science structures and how they are used. We will understand how coding can fit into both family and classroom activities. Come ready to get a FUN brain workout and leave with a microbit to use with your family or students.
    Presenter:
    Nancy Rodriguez
    Fee: $175 CTE Co-op $125
    CTE SSA $0

    Supporting English Language Learners (ELL’s)
    in Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    October 17, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59769

    Today’s classrooms increasingly include a diverse population of students, including those for whom English is a second language. Teaching English Language Learners in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses explores the unique challenges of career-oriented education and teaching both academic and technical vocabulary to students while supporting students as they prepare to transition to high skill, high wage, high demand careers and post-secondary education. This session provides simple and straightforward strategies for supporting all students for learning success, especially those for whom English is a second language.

    Includes two trainers and a resource book for all participants.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Maggie De Los Santos
    Fee: $175 CTE Co-op $100
    CTE SSA $0
    Bilingual/ESL Co-op $0


    iCEV Curriculum Training for CTE Teacher Users
    October 31, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59842

    This session is designed for teachers who are currently using the iCEV online curriculum and would like to learn more about how to effectively use the curriculum in their classroom.

    In this interactive session, career and technical educators will work with representatives from iCEV to engage in an in-depth review of the various iCEV online curriculums. This hand-on session will show participants how to use the key components of the site to improve instructional strategies and to save time. Participants will gain confident in using the curriculum. A review of student accounts and certifications will be included in this interactive session so participants will have an opportunity to try them out and ask questions as we go along. Participants are asked to please bring you own device with you to this training (Laptops).

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Jim Missildine
    Free

    Online Meets Brick & Mortar, the Blended Classroom
    November 1, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60910

    Having access to sharing content online and in our classrooms provides an opportunity to utilize blended learning strategies. Blended learning is where lesson delivery is presented: in part using an online platform and part in the regular classroom. Learn how blended models help increase student engagement and promote personalized learning.

    At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Extend your classroom beyond the brick and mortar walls  
    • Meet the needs of diverse learners
    • Make classroom content available to students who are absent
    • Transform learning environment from teacher centered to learner centered
    • Aim toward Distinguished in T-TESS ratings

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    CTE Classroom Management Series:
    Positive Strategies to Change Behavior
    November 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59770
    This workshop is for new and veteran teachers alike. Classroom Management remains the number one issue for ALL teachers, but it doesn't have to be! Learn the different types of behavior to have a positive and proactive approach that REALLY works for each of the different types of misbehaviors and where discipline does NOT have to be an issue. This engaging and hands-on session will offer participants several strategies that will allow them to have classrooms that are orderly, respectful, fun, engaging and motivating! The scientific-based research used in this session is from Kathleen McConnell, Gail Ryser, James Patton, Randy Sprick, Harry Wong, Barbara Blackburn, Robert Marzano, Marcia Tate and Willard Daggett who state students learn best when they are focused, engaged and can relate to learning through real-life application thus increasing motivation, academic success and decreasing difficult behaviors.
    Presenter:
    Marie Riley
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Ozobots! Oh My!
    November 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59980

    Integrate ozobots into your world. Learn ways to incorporate an ozobot into you instruction as a form on engagement, assessment, and teaching skills that can are be applied in Career Exploration, Marketing, Manufacturing, Ag Production, Architecture, Culinary Arts, and a myriad of other CTE program areas. In the world of today and tomorrow, technology is integral to all career fields. This training allows CTE instructors (and CTE administrators) to learn, explore, and enhance their classroom instruction with the aid of this small robot. We can teach you ways to connect even better with your students through the use of this innovative technology.

    Bring a fully charged device to this training.

    Each participant will leave the training with their very own Ozobot robot!

    Presenter:
    Jessica Nombrana
    Fee: $150 CTE Co-op $100
    CTE SSA $0


    CTE Classroom Strategies Series:
    Differentiation: CTE Cracks The Code
    November 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59868
    Have you tried differentiating instruction but you're struggling to make it work? Do you want to help all of your students make progress in their learning? If so, join us as we experience differentiated instruction through the eyes of Career & Technology diverse learners and crack the code to make planning differentiation easier. Participants will walk away with planning tools and collaboratively planned lessons for implementation in the classroom. This training is appropriate for CTE teachers. Please bring a laptop or tablet.
    Presenter:
    Nancy Rodriguez
    Fee: $175 CTE Co-op $125
    CTE SSA $0



    A Roadmap through PBL
    November 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59979

    This one day is an overview of engaging the landmarks of project based learning. Through this PD we will learn how our teaching style can be enhanced with a project based learning approach. We will capture success skills and employability skills that promote critical thinking, collaboration, and computational thinking.

    Bring a fully charged Device to this training

    Presenter:
    Jessica Nombrana
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    CTE 101 for New (and Next to New) Administrators
    November 22, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59771

    If you are a CTE Administrator with fewer than 5 years’ experience supervising CTE programs, this workshop is for you!

    This collaborative conversation with new (and next to new) administrators is a fast paced overview and dialog of the duties of a CTE Administrator as they relate to state and federal guidelines, program development, compliance, funding, coding, and more.

    Participants will receive a binder full of resources for the CTE Administrator. Time is planned for networking and question and answer session. We will review topics such as state and federal laws and guidelines, the SAAH (Student Attendance Accounting Handbook), funding basics for CTE on the state and federal level, CTE Administrator's calendar for the year, CTE staff and teaching credentials, career clusters, the foundation high school plan and endorsements, student industry certifications, business advisory councils and partnerships, non-traditional student participation in CTE courses, and much more.

    Lace up your running shoes and bring your list of questions. We will tackle them together! Includes a binder and resources for administrators.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $175 CTE Co-op $100
    CTE SSA $0

    Unpacking the CTE TEKS
    December 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59776

    Dive into designing effective instruction with the NEW CTE TEKS using depth and understanding as we unpack the components and work together in an in-depth interactive walkthrough of the curriculum components.

    Participants will leave with an understanding of how to use the components of the CTE TEKS to plan for a unit of study at the depth and specificity of their CTE course and to begin to build a scope and sequence of “calendar at a glance” for their CTE course.

    Depending on the advanced nature of the audience, we will move into lesson plan design for CTE.

    Includes resources.

    Please bring a charged laptop to training this day.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $75
    CTE SSA $0

    Making the Most of Your Career Pathways and Endorsements
    – Strategies for School Districts and Charter Schools
    December 10, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59796

    We are five years into solid implementation of the Foundation High School graduation plan. Have you reviewed your plan and your offerings for coherent sequences of courses since the very beginning? Do your offerings and endorsements set your students up for success? Do your pathways and endorsements align with LMI (Labor Market Information) and offer capstone industry certification for students? Join us for this interactive workshop where we help you to review your district profile and make adjustments for student success.

    NOTE: Bring a fully charged laptop and cord to this workshop and your current master schedule and endorsements with you.

    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    Counseling Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Mmmm, Raspberry Pi
    December 11, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60094
    Wait! Don't eat this Raspberry Pi, it's a computer! During this training, we will use this small device to create incredibly fun projects! The possibilities for using a Raspberry Pi are endless -- they can be used during class or during an after school club. Don't freak out over the price because participants will walk away with a Raspberry Pi kit of their very own.
    Presenter:
    Nancy Rodriguez
    Fee: $300 CTE Co-op $250
    CTE SSA $0

    Building a Workforce Pipeline with Special Education and CTE
    December 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59772

    With the implementation of the Foundation High School Graduation Plan, career and technical education teachers and special education teachers are recognizing their joint roles in preparing students, with and without disabilities, to leave high school with skills and abilities to engage in lifelong learning, access postsecondary education, and to be prepared to survive and find success in a rapidly changing, global workforce. Bring your districts’ student support transition team to include special education teachers, CTE teachers counselors, and administrators to collaborate and design effective student supports for all students, with and without disabilities, in this exciting journey for student lifelong success.

    Includes resources for teachers.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Sam Gonzalez
    Fee: $150 CTE Co-op $75
    CTE SSA $0

    Showcasing student work with digital portfolios!
    December 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60911

    Today students are producing online content that is mostly social in nature. What if we can turn that skill into a productive and long lasting valuable product? Digital Portfolios allow students to keep a record of their progress through years of schooling in addition to providing a forum for reflective practice. Students are also able to document progress in projects and/or competitions thus building a strong career and college readiness foundation.

    At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Create their own professional digital portfolio with a variety of digital tools
    • Model reflective practice for their students
    • Show Distinguished evidence on T-TESS ratings
    • Shift towards a Student-Centered learning environment

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord and digital content (photos and files) to add to a portfolio. We will be exploring Wordpress, Google Sites and other resources.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Coop $50
    CTE SSA $0

  • CTE Classroom Management Series:
    Develop Self-Directed Students
    January 9, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59777
    This workshop is for new and veteran teachers alike. In this session participants will transform their classroom into a high-performing learning environment where students become self-directed, independent thinkers, problem-solvers and successful! Students set time-bound measurable learning targets, identify strategies to successfully meet the targets, study the results that measure the target, and act on the results. Participants will learn how to successfully use classroom data, individual student data and student-led conferences that can be utilized during parent meetings and/or ARD meeting. This system is the most effective way to improve classroom learning results. Participants will see actual classroom examples and develop a draft plan for improvement. The scientific-based research used in this session is from Malcolm Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence which focuses on the best current research in what it takes to make schools and classrooms quality learning places for ALL students.
    Presenter:
    Marie Riley
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Tech up your Classroom with Google Apps for Education!
    January 16, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60912

    Your district is a Google district, how can you maximize the benefits of having all these apps at your disposal? Create activities based on your content using Google Apps and deliver your content using Classroom.

    At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Create and store your content in the cloud
    • Enjoy seamless integration with a variety of Google apps
    • Provide a new streamlined, paperless, learning environment that benefits all learners
    • Easily provide a personalized experience, and the ability to differentiate your lessons
    • Classroom management at your fingertips
    • Increase student engagement
    • Move to distinguished in your T-TESS evaluation

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop. Access to Google Account Required.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Procurement with Federal Funds:
    Overview for Program Directors of ISDs and Charter Schools
    January 27, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 58238
    Overview for Program Directors of ISDs and Charter Schools
    Presenter:
    Denise Dusek
    Fee: $50

    Career Development Strategies for Elementary Counselors
    January 27, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59795
    What does career awareness and career development look like at the PK – 5th grade level? Is it school shirt day? Is it celebrating our community helpers? It’s so much more! Join us for this interactive day of learning to fill your toolbox for strategies around college and career readiness strategies that help build a PK-16 CR alignment for your district. Elementary is the Foundation!
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    Counseling Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Helping Your Students Prepare For Life - Using Texas OnCourse – A Free Interactive Resource to Help Improve CCMR Accountability in Your District
    January 29, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59976
    Targeted to Middle School CTE Career Teachers and Counselors, but welcoming all audiences, participants will learn about Texas OnCourse and its free postsecondary and career advising tools that can support CCMR efforts for student planning and campus/district accountability. The Texas OnCourse Academy, an online professional development program, provides updated information and resources to faculty and staff on 30 postsecondary, military and career advising topics. Middle school students learn about a myriad of postsecondary, military and career options with the TEKS-aligned Middle School Curriculum in addition to a career exploration game called Middle Galaxy. Postsecondary, military and career conversations started at school can continue at home with the Family Guide, which helps parents navigate discussions with their students. Participants will learn how one school district in Texas is using Texas OnCourse resources to better assist and guide students to make informed decisions about choosing appropriate CTE pathways and clusters for their future success. Please bring your own device to have an interactive experience.
    Special Guest Presenter:             Alanna Blomquist, Boerne ISD Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    Counseling Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0


    College, Career and Military Readiness - CCMR Summit
    February 6, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 57992
    The College, Career and Military Readiness Symposium will provide a best practices approach for supporting students to navigate post-secondary and career success. From cradle to college and career, so much must be accomplished to promote and help students not only recognize the need for post-secondary and technical skills to prepare everyone for lifelong success but also to persevere in the face of challenge. Participants will hear from a variety of speakers who serve in both rural and urban areas, get answer to the most pressing college and career areas, and find out about successful initiatives that are working.
    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    Counseling Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Become an Expert In Creating Your Own “How To” Video Tutorials!
    February 14, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60913

    Become a “How to…” master! Learn how to create almost professional videos to aid your students with content that allows for self-paced learning. No more repeating different ways to do something in the classroom. Create your own library of videos. This workshop is a great introduction to flipped classroom.

    At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Create a number of videos to aid student achievement
    • Edit videos and create assessments to verify student learning matches objectives
    • Create YouTube Playlists to match your units of study

    Resources: Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, Google Drive, YouTube, CARP Principles

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0

    CTE, Transition and LID:
    CTE Accredited Courses for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
    February 17, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60802
    The ultimate goal for all students, including those with intellectual disabilities, is to be able to contribute to their communities in a purposeful way. In this session, we will discuss state accredited courses for CTE credit that may be appropriate for students with low incidence disabilities. We will also explore strategies for establishing effective work-based learning programs.
    Presenter:
    Dana Franklin
    Sam Gonzalez
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $75 $50 CTE Co-op
    CTE SSA $0

    CTE Classroom Management Series:
    No Stone Unturned: Connecting with CTE Student Everyday!
    February 19, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59869
    Now that you understand the basics of differentiating instruction for all students, how do you make it a reality? Join us as we uncover the stones and tools to help you reach every CTE student every day. Again, we will experience differentiated instruction and collaborate to create lessons for implementation. Participants will walk away with technology tools to provide evidence that their classroom has left no student learning preference unturned. This training is appropriate for CTE teachers. Please bring a laptop or tablet. It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that participants register and attend Differentiation: CTE Crack's the Code on October 29th, session #59868
    Presenter:
    Nancy Rodriguez
    Fee: $175 CTE Co-op $125
    CTE SSA $0

    Practicum, Career Prep and Work-Based
    Learning Teacher Training Workshop
    March 3, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59783

    Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructional settings are essential elements of every districts' career and technical education (CTE) program offerings.

    This Career Preparation Teacher Training workshop is designed to meet the requirements of Texas Academic Code (19 TAC Chapter 231) requiring school districts to ensure that each CTE teacher has completed "...appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety...".

    This six-hour, enhanced, interactive training program will help participants understand and apply current rules and statue from Texas Education Code (TEC), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    This fast-paced, interactive workshop is appropriate for CTE teachers who are new to Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning instructional settings and is an excellent refresher for veteran teachers and CTE Administrators who wish to "sharpen your saw".

    Each session enrollment is strictly limited to 30 participants. Participant resources include a binder, interactive forms and tons of teacher resources.

    Presenter:
    Connie Turner
    Fee: $175 CTE Coop $100
    CTE SSA $0


    Celebrating Career Awareness and Career Clusters
    with Counselors at all Grade Levels
    March 4, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59794

    In this exciting, fast paced workshop, participants will interactively participate with each other to fill their toolbox with a myriad of tools necessary to guide students…all students, from special needs, to gifted; elementary to high school…in choosing and understanding why he or she is choosing a given course or path. We will explore how to help guide students to tie career awareness tools to a variety of career objectives, passions and goals.

    This session will reinforce programs of study (POS) (or whatever you call them in your district…four year plans, PGP’s, career paths…) and can help students think in terms of the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a career, in making choices for postsecondary education, and for life.

    Time will be provided for counselors/participants to network with one another to review the sequencing of courses, vertical alignment, and course pathways within their own ISD, to discuss why they align courses the way they do according to statute or for greater student success, and how individual districts might implement a new strategy or tools back home in their own unique environment.

    Presenter:
    Tracy Reinen
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $100 CTE Co-op $50
    Counseling Co-op $50
    CTE SSA $0


    I can change what? Digital photo editing:
    Intro to Adobe Photoshop CC
    March 19, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60914

    Have you wondered how to improve the quality of your photos? Join us in this introductory workshop in digital photo editing using Photoshop CC. Participants will be able to:

    • Navigate the Photoshop environment
    • Apply basic design principles as the edits are made
    • Hands on practice to take to their classroom
    • Plan on seamless integration with their content

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop.

    Required: Adobe CC Photoshop access, Adobe ID

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $150 CTE Coop $100
    CTE SSA $0

    CTE Classroom Management Series:
    Powerful Research-Based Strategies that Work!
    March 26, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59786
    This workshop is for new and veteran teachers alike. In this powerful session participants will learn research-based strategies that will help maintain the classroom in a positive and practical way and create a cohesive atmosphere of engaged learners. Learn how to manage situations with a positive outcome! With the challenges of today, classroom management is a must! This session will bring practical strategies to life in a positive, engaging and fun way. Shaping behavior in a positive way increases learning and truly is positive for ALL! The scientific-based research used in this session is from Randy Sprick, Harry Wong, Barbara Blackburn, Robert Marzano, Marcia Tate and Willard Daggett and states students learn best when they are focused, engaged and can relate the learning to real-life application thus increasing motivation.
    Presenter:
    Marie Riley
    Fee: $100 CTE Coop $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Supporting English Language Learners (ELL’s)
    in Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    March 31, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59785

    Today’s classrooms increasingly include a diverse population of students, including those for whom English is a second language. Teaching English Language Learners in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses explores the unique challenges of career-oriented education and teaching both academic and technical vocabulary to students while supporting students as they prepare to transition to high skill, high wage, high demand careers and post-secondary education. This session provides simple and straightforward strategies for supporting all students for learning success, especially those for whom English is a second language.

    Includes two trainers and a resource book for all participants.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Maggie De Los Santos
    Fee: $175 CTE Coop $100
    CTE SSA $0
    Bilingual/ESL Co-op $0

    Desk Audit and Fiscal Monitoring Reviews for ISDs and Charter Schools
    April 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 58243
    Desk Audit and Fiscal Monitoring Reviews for ISDs and Charter Schools
    Presenter:
    Denise Dusek
    Fee: $50

    Unpacking the CTE TEKS
    April 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59787

    Dive into designing effective instruction with the NEW CTE TEKS using depth and understanding as we unpack the components and work together in an in-depth interactive walkthrough of the curriculum components.

    Participants will leave with an understanding of how to use the components of the CTE TEKS to plan for a unit of study at the depth and specificity of their CTE course and to begin to build a scope and sequence of “calendar at a glance” for their CTE course.

    Depending on the advanced nature of the audience, we will move into lesson plan design for CTE.

    Includes resources.

    Please bring a charged laptop to training this day.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $150 CTE Coop $75
    CTE SSA $0

    Free apps from Adobe? Let me have some!
    April 9, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 60915

    Did you know that Adobe provides 3 FREE apps that are user friendly and intuitive? This session will provide basic skills on using those free apps, which help create professional quality products. Adobe Spark: Post, Page and Video will become an essential tool for you and your students.

    Participants will:

    • Learn industry design principles
    • Hands on creating: post, site, video
    • Add authentic and relevant learning experiences to your lessons
    • Take a functional promo video to share

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Coop $50
    CTE SSA $0

    CTE TSDS/PEIMS Training for Summer Submission
    May 14, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59790

    This interactive discussion workshop will help to answer some of the questions districts may have regarding CTE PEIMS/TSDS for Summer submission.

    The workshop will be collaboratively presented by PEIMS/TSDS staff and CTE program staff from ESC-20. We encourage districts to bring both CTE, and TSDS/PEIMS administrative staff to help facilitate the conversations and the collaborative relationships at the district level.

    Discussion will begin around CTE programmatic information that is critical to making the decisions about what goes into the PEIMS/TSDS data overall, both Fall and Summer, then we will highlight data and reports for the Summer submission reports.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Corina (Cora) Perez-Sanchez
    Fee: $100 CTE Coop $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Perkins Federal Grant Interactive Support Workshop
    May 15, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session#: 59791

    This fast-pace workshop is designed to be an overview of the Perkins V grant and to assist participants with tips and strategies for writing the Perkins grant for your district.

    The Perkins V Grant is the federal funding source for many districts' career and technical education programs. Come get some helpful hints and strategies for completing this document in an efficient and effective manner and add a few new strategy tools to your toolbox that will help you to improve your CTE programs and help you understand the intersection of compliance, accountability and funding.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $50 CTE Coop $0
    CTE SSA $0

    Demystifying PBL: an introduction to research-based teaching methodologies.
    May 19, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 61125

    Wondering how to turn up your teaching with a proven strategy? Join us for an introduction on how to use PBL for content delivery and increase student engagement in your class.

    At the end of this workshop participants will take away:

    • PBL Foundations
    • Convert a traditional lesson into a PBL
    • PBL seamless integration with technology tools
    • Access to resources to make your lessons a success

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Coop $50
    CTE SSA $0

    Understanding EDGAR (Education Department of General Administrative Regulations) for ISDs and Charter Schools
    June 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 58240
    Understanding EDGAR (Education Department of General Administrative Regulations) for ISDs and Charter Schools
    Presenter:
    Denise Dusek
    Fee: $175  

    Practicum, Career Prep and Work-Based Learning Teacher Training Workshop
    June 5, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59792

    Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructional settings are essential elements of every districts' career and technical education (CTE) program offerings.

    This Career Preparation Teacher Training workshop is designed to meet the requirements of Texas Academic Code (19 TAC Chapter 231) requiring school districts to ensure that each CTE teacher has completed "...appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety...".

    This six-hour, enhanced, interactive training program will help participants understand and apply current rules and statue from Texas Education Code (TEC), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    This fast-paced, interactive workshop is appropriate for CTE teachers who are new to Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning instructional settings and is an excellent refresher for veteran teachers and CTE Administrators who wish to "sharpen your saw".

    Each session enrollment is strictly limited to 30 participants. Participant resources include a binder, interactive forms and tons of teacher resources.

    Presenter:
    Connie Turner
    Fee: $175 CTE Coop $100
    CTE SSA $0

    Make your content Pop-Up with Virtual and Augmented Reality!
    June 11, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 61126

    Simulations have been in existence for a long time. Engage your students in the creation of products that are filled with virtual and/or augmented reality for a rich learning experience.

    At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Explore VR content already available
    • Create their own VR field trip to a destination of their choice
    • Create a lesson to incorporate VR in the classroom

    Note: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with power cord to the workshop.

    Presenter:
    Miriam Martinez
    Fee: $125 CTE Coop $50
    CTE SSA $0

    NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) ICTP – Instructor Craft Training Program - 3 day initial training for craft trade teachers and Agriculture teachers
    June 17, 18, and 19, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day Session#:

    **TENTATIVE – Pending ESC-20 ATS Accreditation Status **

    ICTP Training - This three-day training is for CTE teachers (Agriculture and Craft Teachers) in the NCCER certification Program. The Training is called the ICTP (Instructor Craft Training Program) and uses the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum.

    The NCCER ICTP training program provides CTE teachers with skills and credentials to turn the NCCER certification training around in their classroom to certify CTE students with nationally and internationally recognized industry ready portable credentials. Developed by industry experts and trainers, the units are competency based and contain certifications that complement the TEKS for several CTE courses in the AFNR and Architecture, Construction and Manufacturing Career Clusters.

    NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum with assessments that can be awarded to students with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER's registry that allows business and industry organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of potential new hires.

    Includes books and resources.

    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Fee: $250 CTE Coop 125
    CTE SSA $0

    FCCLA Summer Summit – 2020
    June 23, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 49339
    2020 State Leadership session for FCCLA Advisors and their students - Each Advisor who registers may bring up to 10 students to this session with him or her.
    Presenter:
    Ruthie Kneupper
    Jana Mahoney
    Free

    Practicum, Career Prep and Work-Based Learning Teacher Training Workshop
    August 10, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session#: 59793

    Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning (WBL) instructional settings are essential elements of every districts' career and technical education (CTE) program offerings.

    This Career Preparation Teacher Training workshop is designed to meet the requirements of Texas Academic Code (19 TAC Chapter 231) requiring school districts to ensure that each CTE teacher has completed "...appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety...".

    This six-hour, enhanced, interactive training program will help participants understand and apply current rules and statue from Texas Education Code (TEC), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    This fast-paced, interactive workshop is appropriate for CTE teachers who are new to Practicum, Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning instructional settings and is an excellent refresher for veteran teachers and CTE Administrators who wish to "sharpen your saw".

    Each session enrollment is strictly limited to 30 participants. Participant resources include a binder, interactive forms and tons of teacher resources.

    Presenter:
    Connie Turner
    Fee: $175 CTE Coop $100
    CTE SSA $0

Contact:

Ruthie Kneupper
(210) 370-5424

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