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Instructional Best Practices - Summer 2018 is a Course

Instructional Best Practices - Summer 2018

Ended Jul 10, 2018
1 credit


Full course description

Full course description

Course Dates:
July 9-10, 2018


2 days





Course Type:



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!


· Identify the six most critical components of a lesson
· Define active participation
· Identify reasons why we use active participation
· List the points in the lesson where we use active participation
· Distinguish between overt and covert forms of active participation
· List strategies that promote active participation
· List strategies that impede active participation
· Define the word objective
· Differentiate between goals and objectives (objectives and non-objectives)
· Identify the two parts of an objective
· Select appropriate behavior for an objective
· Distinguish between standards, measurement criteria and objectives
· Determine the level of Bloom’s Taxonomy to which an objective is written
· Write objectives that support a measurement criteria
· Define introduction
· Identify critical attributes and purposes of an introduction
· Identify the types of introductions that you may use in a lesson
· Identify when to use an introduction
· Write an introduction
· Define closure
· Identify the critical attributes and purpose of closure
· List the times that you should use closure in a lesson
· Create a closure activity


Course Instructors

Mr. Curt Bertelsen is a Pima County JTED fully accredited teacher in Tucson, Arizona. Curt started his career an Agricultural Science teacher in 1985 and has been devoted in helping shape education ever since.


Pima County JTED @ Master Pieces
2855 W. Master Pieces Dr. 
Building 1 / PD Classroom
Tucson, AZ  85741


8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day (half hour lunch).  
We will take a very short 30-minute lunch which allows us to finish the day by 3:30 p.m.  You can either bring your lunch or run out and grab something.  You're more than welcome to eat lunch as we continue with our class.  We have a refrigerator and microwave available for your use. You may want to bring a light sweater if you get cold easily. 

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