Ascend – Education in Action

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills, Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Chester County Technical College High School (CCTCHS) developed the Ascend program to provide students extensive career learning opportunities with local manufacturers that help prepare them for a successful transition to postsecondary education or career opportunities.  Description Through a collaboration with local manufacturing organizations, CCTCHS implemented the Ascend program in the 2016-2017 school … Continue reading Ascend – Education in Action

Teaching Proper Hand Washing

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At a Glance Students in the nursing assistant program at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (CWCTC) conduct a lesson on proper handwashing for local elementary school students. Description The Health Occupations Program instructors at CWCTC wanted a creative and engaging way to integrate more “real-world learning” into the curriculum and to reinforce the techniques … Continue reading Teaching Proper Hand Washing

New Teacher Learning Walks

Posted on Categories Administrator Leadership, New Teacher Induction, Professional Development

At a Glance At Franklin County Career & Technology Center (FCCTC), new teachers visit each CTE program within the school as part of four scheduled learning walks.  The walks provide teachers with an opportunity to observe instructional practices and resources used by more experienced teachers, and the walks teach them about the other programs. Description … Continue reading New Teacher Learning Walks

School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program.

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At a Glance Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) implemented a school-wide positive behavior intervention support program (SWPBIS) that uses positive reinforcement strategies rather than negative interactions to help reduce the number of student discipline referrals. Description SCTC administrators in collaboration with a three-member team IU8 developed the SWPBIS to improve student and staff morale by … Continue reading School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program.

Improved Cooperative Education Training Plan

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At a Glance Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) developed a new Cooperative Education Training Plan that aligns the career objectives and Program of Study with students’ coop job placements. Description When students participate in a cooperative education job placement, it is important for the coop coordinator, students and the employer to communicate about the students’ … Continue reading Improved Cooperative Education Training Plan

Mentor-Induction Program

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Berks Career and Technology Center: Mentor-Induction Program At a Glance Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) implemented a stand-alone, three-year induction program for new teachers. Highly organized and comprehensive in scope, the induction program is designed to guide and support new teachers through their first three years of teaching. Key components of the plan are … Continue reading Mentor-Induction Program

Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition

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Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County:  Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition  At a Glance Students in the graphic communication program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC) participated in the Phoenix Challenge Foundation for the Flexographic Printing Industry competition. Description In April 2018, four CTCLC graphic communication students and their instructor … Continue reading Graphic Communication Program Competes in National Competition

Career Information Panel

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Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center:  Interactive Career Information Panel  At a Glance Professionals from the medical and education fields participated in a career information session at Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC). During the event, students asked relevant questions to try to determine the career of each panelist. Students were not aware of … Continue reading Career Information Panel

Alumni Wall of Fame

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Franklin County Career & Technology Center:  Alumni Wall of Fame  At a Glance Each year, Franklin County Career & Technology Center (FCCTC) selects two distinguished alumni to be inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame. Description In 2003 FCCTC began to honor outstanding alumni by electing them to the Alumni Wall of Fame. This project … Continue reading Alumni Wall of Fame

Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Engagement, Students Needs

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center:  Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation At a Glance Through a collaboration between Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) and the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, SCCTC students who are financially eligible can receive scholarships to pay for the necessary expenses of their CTE program … Continue reading Funding Student Educational Needs through Partnership with Foundation