Group Action Research

Posted on Categories Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Professional Development

At a Glance Instructors at Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) collaborated to conduct a Group Action Research project that tracked the use of the flipped learning instructional strategy in their labs. Description BCTC’s differentiated observation system provides instructors the option to participate in alternatives to traditional clinical observations which can last one to two … Continue reading Group Action Research

Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

Posted on Categories Parent Engagement, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) recognizes outstanding cooperative education students, their teachers, and their employers at an annual award ceremony. Description The LCTI School to Work Coordinator collaborates with the Director of Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development to organize the annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Award Ceremony. The event, which takes … Continue reading Outstanding Cooperative Education Student Awards

Helping Students Obtain Driver’s License to Address Transportation Barriers

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance To help students take advantage of co-op and job opportunities, Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (WBACTC) has an agreement with a local company to provide driver training to students so that they may obtain their driver’s license. Description For many students, transportation barriers can affect their access to jobs and co-op … Continue reading Helping Students Obtain Driver’s License to Address Transportation Barriers

Career Fair for Seniors

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills

At a Glance Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (WBACTC) seniors are required to attend a career fair with local employers to strengthen their career prospects and opportunities. Description WBACTC collaborates with the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, PA CareerLink® Luzerne County and the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board to host the CenterPoint Career Fair at … Continue reading Career Fair for Seniors

Online Database Provides Seniors with Information about Scholarships and Awards

Posted on Categories College and Career Pathways

At a Glance Through an online database developed by Career Institute of Technology (CIT), senior students can complete a simple survey process on the CTC’s website to obtain information about scholarships, tool awards or monetary awards for which they are eligible to apply. Description Scholarships and monetary awards can provide students with significant support as … Continue reading Online Database Provides Seniors with Information about Scholarships and Awards

U.S. Army Website Used to Support Student Achievement

Posted on Categories Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Online Learning Tools & Resources

At a Glance Three CTE programs at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) utilized the U.S. Army’s March2Success website to help prepare students for standardized exams. Description The U.S. Army’s website, found at www.march2success.com, provides access to courses, materials and resources to prepare students and other individuals for standardized tests, support their academic achievement, help them … Continue reading U.S. Army Website Used to Support Student Achievement

Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, Postsecondary Transitions, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance Prospective and senior students at Career Institute of Technology (CIT) take online quizzes specifically created to help them make better informed choices about their future education and career goals. Description As of the 2018-2019 school year, CIT uses the free website www.tryinteract.com to develop quizzes for students that use an “if-then” functionality. … Continue reading Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

MOCTI – Mock Exam to Prepare Students for the NOCTI Practical Exam

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development

At a Glance At Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) instructional coaches collaborated with CTE teachers to administer a mock NOCTI exam (MOCTI) to help students prepare for the NOCTI practical exam. Description The DCTS instructional coaches designed the MOCTI activity to better prepare students for the NOCTI exam. The experience provided teachers with insight on … Continue reading MOCTI – Mock Exam to Prepare Students for the NOCTI Practical Exam

Collins Weekly Writing Routine to Improve Content Retention

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration

At a Glance Instructors at Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) implement a weekly routine of student-written formative assessments to improve student retention of technical content. Description DCTS instructors teach students how to write and answer content questions that require higher order thinking skills to help them retain and apply academic content. The weekly routine began … Continue reading Collins Weekly Writing Routine to Improve Content Retention

Masonry Project Based Learning Activity

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Project-based Learning, Student Engagement

At a Glance Students in the masonry program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) participated in a project based learning activity to deepen their understanding of various arch styles and to hone their research and presentation skills. Description The LCTI masonry instructor implemented a project based learning activity on arch styles for students to … Continue reading Masonry Project Based Learning Activity