CTE Teach Workshops

Professional Development Workshops for New Teachers

The Butte County CTE Department participates each year in a special grant-funded project known as "CTE Teach." It is designed to provide extra support to our CTE / Adult program teachers, particularly those in the first few years of their teaching careers. We also provide workshops exploring different topics in education. These provide us with a fun, low-key way to address teaching topics of interest to you as well as a way to get to know the other teachers in the department.


This year we will provide SIX workshops -- please select at least FOUR that interest you the most (although of course you can attend all of them if you'd like).


The days and times for all workshops this year are Wednesdays from 3:30pm - 4:15pm. Below are descriptions and dates for each. Please RSVP to the four (or more!) you would like to attend.


Feel free to share this with a friend or colleague! These workshops are free and open to all.

Advanced Lesson Planning for Student Engagement

Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 3:30-4:45pm

2491 Carmichael Drive

Chico, CA

How can you take your lessons to the "next level" and really engage your students? We additionally will explore CTE Online as a resource for accessing great lessons and developing your own.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Escape the Room - Tapping into Gamification to Engage Students

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd 2020 at 3:30-4:45pm

2491 Carmichael Drive

Chico, CA

This workshop will explore current game-based activities to excite students, support team-building and increase learning in the CTE classroom.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teachers, the Law and Liability

Wednesday, Feb. 19th 2020 at 3:30-4:45pm

2491 Carmichael Drive

Chico, CA

What are your responsibilities to students under the law? We will cover topics such as IEPs, mandatory reporting and issues related to social media.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

To Be Determined based on Your Feedback!

Wednesday, April 1st 2020 at 3:30-4:45pm

2491 Carmichael Drive

Chico, CA

To be determined...

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PAST WORKSHOPS: Acronyms in Education- Breaking the Code to Understand Eduspeak

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 3:30-4:45pm

2491 Carmichael Drive

Chico, CA

What is formative vs. summative assessment? What is an IEP? What is COE and WASC? Why are there so many acronyms???

In this workshop, we will help you cut through the red tape that is the language of Education.

The Struggle is Real: Student Learning through Cognitive Conflict

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 3:30-4:45pm

2491 Carmichael Drive

Chico, CA

In this workshop, you will explore the concept of "cognitive conflict" and use it to find ways to challenge students and enhance their understanding of their subject area.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.