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

Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports

The foundation of a successful CTE program starts with local leadership. The purpose of this guidebook is to share ideas and practical examples of “promising practices” that CTC leadership stakeholders can implement to improve their working relationships. These practices include: (1) Open, transparent, ongoing communication; (2) Sharing resources (financial, programmatic, etc.)  Collaborative approaches to … Continue reading Career and Technical Education Leadership Connections: A Guide to Effective Working Relationships

Effective Use of School Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Student Achievement

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use

At a Glance The administration, staff, and newly created school-based data team concentrated on the effective use of data-driven decision making to improve the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s (LCCTC) culture of learning, specifically to increase the School Performance Profile score, improve student performance on Keystone exams, and improve the overall achievement of LCCTC … Continue reading Effective Use of School Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Student Achievement

Data Reporting to the Joint Operating Committee

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use

At a Glance A.W. Beattie Career Center’s executive director provides a written and verbal annual report to the center’s Joint Operating Committee. Overview Every January, the executive director of the A.W. Beattie Career Center makes a presentation to members of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC), many of whom may be new and not fully aware … Continue reading Data Reporting to the Joint Operating Committee

Centralized Lesson Plan Database

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Technology Integration

At a Glance At Clarion County Career Center, a comprehensive database was implemented to organize and store lesson plans and guides for each of the school’s programs of study. The system also tracks students’ task completion. Overview In 2013-14, administrators and staff at Clarion County Career Center implemented the Guides4Learning database to house the lesson … Continue reading Centralized Lesson Plan Database

School-embedded Instructional Coaching Model

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Professional Development

At a Glance In order to improve instruction and raise student achievement levels, Dauphin County Technical School employs three, full-time instructional coaches who support teachers by modeling instructional strategies, providing direct classroom support, and offering regular professional development opportunities. Overview Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) is a full-time, comprehensive public career and technical school serving … Continue reading School-embedded Instructional Coaching Model

Use of School Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Student Achievement

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Professional Development

At a Glance The administration, staff, and newly created school-based data team concentrated on the effective use of data-driven decision making to improve the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s culture of learning, specifically to increase the School Performance Profile score, improve student performance on Keystone exams, and improve the overall achievement of LCCTC graduates. … Continue reading Use of School Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Student Achievement

Paraeducators Daily Activity Log

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Classroom Management

At a Glance Staff at Indiana County Technology Center designed web-based forms to help paraeducators track and document their daily activity. Overview Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) is a regional career and technical school, serving high school and adult students. ICTC, which offers 14 programs has a staff of 14 instructors and 10 paraeducators. In … Continue reading Paraeducators Daily Activity Log

Career and Technology Center Community Relations Plan

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board

At a Glance Administrators at Franklin County Career and Technology Center developed and implemented a comprehensive community relations plan designed to provide the sending school districts and the community with news of the activities and accomplishments of the students and the school.   Overview To publicize the positive accomplishments of students, the school, and program … Continue reading Career and Technology Center Community Relations Plan