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

Regional Professional Development for Homeland Security Instructors

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning, Professional Development

At a Glance In response to a decline in students’ NOCTI performance, a multi-school, collaborative approach to professional learning was organized for instructors in one program area. Description Following a change in the NOCTI Homeland Security assessment, a decrease in student performance was noticed at several southwestern Pennsylvania career and technical centers. Further, most of … Continue reading Regional Professional Development for Homeland Security Instructors

Upper Bucks County Technical School: NOCTI Preparation and Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance All students at Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS) are provided multiple levels of support to help them prepare for the NOCTI exams. Students with IEPs are given additional assistance as required and needed to help them succeed on the tests. Description The difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments … Continue reading Upper Bucks County Technical School: NOCTI Preparation and Support for Students with IEPs

Improving NOCTI Scores at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance To prepare students for the NOCTI assessment, Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) administrators and instructors conduct data analysis to identify areas in need of improvement, set student-specific learning goals and provide ongoing support to students. Additional support is provided to students with IEPs. Description At WMCTC, the difference in performance … Continue reading Improving NOCTI Scores at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

Improving NOCTI Scores at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance The faculty of Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School implements data-driven instruction and test preparation strategies to help ready students for end-of-program assessments. Description At CPAVTS, the difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments between students with IEPs and those without IEPs is smaller than it is at many other … Continue reading Improving NOCTI Scores at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School