Safe2Say Something Administrative Manual

Posted on Categories Communications, New Teacher Induction, Professional Development

At a Glance The administrative director of Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) developed a comprehensive safety manual for staff members to help ensure they are aware of and follow the Act 44 safety requirements. Description Administrative Director Mark Krupa recognized a need for all GCCTC personnel to be aware of the Act 44 … Continue reading Safe2Say Something Administrative Manual

Increasing Participation on Local Advisory Committee

Posted on Categories Administrator Leadership, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Communications, Engagement

At a Glance The director of Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) implements several outreach strategies to increase participation in the Local Advisory Committee. Description When Mark Krupa first became director of GCCTC in 2016, he set a goal to improve the image of career and technical education among local businesses, community members and … Continue reading Increasing Participation on Local Advisory Committee

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

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

Workshops to Develop a Curriculum

Posted on Categories Administrator Leadership, Curriculum Planning, Instruction, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas

Corry Area School District’s Career & Technical Center: Workshops to Develop a Curriculum  At a Glance Corry Area School District’s Career & Technical Center (Corry CTEC) conducts Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) workshops to align the CTE program curricula with the state task lists and the needs of the local economy. Description Corry CTEC uses a … Continue reading Workshops to Develop a Curriculum

Using School-Made Videos to Build Relationships

Posted on Categories Administrator Leadership, Communications, Engagement, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance During the 2017-2018 school year, staff members at the Career Institute of Technology (CIT) developed short videos about the CTE programs offered at the school to market the programs to prospective students. The sending districts now use the videos to promote CIT. For example, counselors show the videos to help introduce the … Continue reading Using School-Made Videos to Build Relationships

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Keeping it Simple but Effective, Incorporating Literacy and Numeracy into the CTE Classroom

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning, Math T Charts, Professional Development

At a Glance At Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC), instructors integrate CTE and academic content to help students learn and develop trade-specific literacy and numeracy skills and help them understand the connection between academic coursework and the CTE curriculum. Description Several SCCTC instructors attended SREB- and TAP-related professional development to learn CTE/academic integration … Continue reading Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Keeping it Simple but Effective, Incorporating Literacy and Numeracy into the CTE Classroom

Lawrence County Career and Technical Center: Inspiration on the Walls

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Career Information and Exploration, Communications, Student Engagement

At a Glance Inspirational displays intended to motivate students fill the walls at Lawrence County Career and Technical Center (LCCTC). Description Staff at LCCTC create eye-catching displays about students’ academic achievement, their postsecondary plans and information about school clubs and activities. Displays are engaging and student-centered. It is believed that these displays engage and motivate … Continue reading Lawrence County Career and Technical Center: Inspiration on the Walls

Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center: Utilizing Recruitment Strategies and Brand Exposure Techniques to Increase Enrollment

Posted on Categories Communications, Parent Engagement, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance At Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center (WMCTC), the administrative team and faculty implemented innovative recruitment and marketing strategies to support student enrollment. Description In 2010 WMCTC completed a 38 million dollar total renovation of its facilities and programs. The renovation was expected to spur an enrollment growth. However, without a … Continue reading Western Montgomery County Career and Technology Center: Utilizing Recruitment Strategies and Brand Exposure Techniques to Increase Enrollment