Creating and Implementing a Curriculum Plan

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At a Glance The administrative director of Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) provided instructors with opportunities for professional development and coaching to help them plan and develop curriculum that meets the requirements of the Danielson Group Framework for Teaching. Overview At Greene County Career and Technology Center (CTC), the administrative director created and … Continue reading Creating and Implementing a Curriculum Plan

Parent Appreciation Dinner

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At a Glance Chester County Technical College High School – Pennock’s Bridge Campus (TCHS-PB) hosted a free Parent Appreciation Dinner to connect with parents, inform them about the opportunities offered their students, and to show the school’s appreciation for their support. Overview TCHS-PB hosted a Parent Appreciation With Staff and Administration (PAWSTA) Night for all … Continue reading Parent Appreciation Dinner

Protocol to Assure Special Population Students Succeed in CTE Programs

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Individuals with Disabilities, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance Beaver County Career & Technology Center administrators and staff created and implemented a Special Education Communication Protocol that addresses CTE and Local Education Agency responsibilities to ensure that students with IEPs or 504 plans receive the necessary services to succeed. Overview The staff at Beaver County Career & Technology Center (BCCTC) developed … Continue reading Protocol to Assure Special Population Students Succeed in CTE Programs

Teaching 21th Century Entrepreneurial Skills through a Virtual Enterprise Class Experience

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At a Glance At Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) West Campus, students in the Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program participate in Virtual Enterprises International, a program that engages them in an international virtual business environment with real-time, real-world dynamics. Overview Members of the BCTC Occupational Advisory Committee and Rick Gochnauer, the Business Management and … Continue reading Teaching 21th Century Entrepreneurial Skills through a Virtual Enterprise Class Experience

Cooperative Education Rating Forms for Employers

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At a Glance Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) automated the co-op feedback process for employers by moving pertinent forms online. Overview HCCTC placed weekly grading and skills grading forms online for employers to use when rating students in co-op placements. Administrators created a Google form, and it populates a spreadsheet. An extension of … Continue reading Cooperative Education Rating Forms for Employers

Substitute Teachers’ Handbook

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At a Glance In order to help substitute teachers perform their job duties, Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center administrators created a substitute teachers’ handbook. Overview The handbook provides substitute teachers with information about school policies and procedures and their role and responsibility. It is updated annually. Origin / Implementation Administrators decided that a comprehensive … Continue reading Substitute Teachers’ Handbook

Paraprofessional Handbook

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At a Glance With input from staff, administrators at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center created a handbook for paraprofessional staff members.  Overview The handbook is a resource for new and current paraprofessionals. It includes strategies, policies, procedures, and annual updates that are all designed to aid the paraprofessionals in fulfilling their duties, functions, and … Continue reading Paraprofessional Handbook

Professional Development through Peer-to-Peer Observation

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At a Glance Using a peer-to-peer learning approach to professional development, administrators provide instructors the opportunity to observe their colleagues teaching. Overview Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center administrators created a peer-to-peer observation model to provide instructors with embedded and practical professional learning opportunities. Under this model, instructors select two of their peers to observe, … Continue reading Professional Development through Peer-to-Peer Observation

Student Career Interview Night

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At a Glance Indiana County Technology Center hosts an annual spring career interview night where local and regional employers are invited to interview students to fill entry-level positions at their company. Overview The purpose of the career interview night at Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) is to connect students who chose to enter the workforce … Continue reading Student Career Interview Night

Gaining Valuable Work Experience by Applying and Integrating CTE Skills

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At a Glance Universal Audenreid Charter High School CTE, Culinary and Communications, students gain valuable work experience and apply the skills they learned in their programs by participating at a local fashion show fundraiser. Overview Universal Audenreid students from the Culinary Arts and the Arts, Entertainment and Communication Academies are very involved in the “Style … Continue reading Gaining Valuable Work Experience by Applying and Integrating CTE Skills