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

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

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

Dauphin County Technical School: Student Culminating Career Portfolio

Posted on Categories Classroom Assessments, Curriculum Planning, Employability Skills, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance As part of the Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) curriculum, each student is expected to complete a Culminating Career Portfolio by the end of senior year. The portfolio consists of four major components, and students are provided resources and support from a team of staff members as they work on it. Description … Continue reading Dauphin County Technical School: Student Culminating Career Portfolio

Teacher Strategies to Improve Student Performance

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Curriculum Planning, New Teacher Induction, NOCTI Prep, Professional Development

Research has proven that consistent teacher effort to utilize proven strategies will make significant improvements in student performance. A series of small curriculum planning and instructional delivery changes made by a teacher over time will result in more focused instruction, more engaged students and improved performance. Download the guide HERE.

Five Innovative Practices Taking Place in PA’s CTCs

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Communications, Curriculum Planning, Professional Development, Student Engagement

The programs profiled in this guide represent a variety of initiatives and opportunities for students to take advantage of the training and preparation offered by CTE, which offers more than most people may realize. Key elements identified in the educational collaborations profiled in this report include: Leadership that scans the economy to identify emerging workforce … Continue reading Five Innovative Practices Taking Place in PA’s CTCs

Chester County Technical College High School Curriculum Plan

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning, Professional Development

At a Glance As part of a curriculum initiative project, administrators and instructors at Chester County Technical College High School (TCHS) developed a curriculum plan that details how to create and implement high quality instruction. Overview Administrators and faculty developed the curriculum plan in order to provide teachers with an effective model for lesson planning, … Continue reading Chester County Technical College High School Curriculum Plan

Veterinary Assistant Safety Program

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At a Glance The Beaver County Career and Technology Center (BCCTC) Veterinary Assistant Program utilizes a manual to ensure proper student safety. Overview Stephanie Vuckovich, instructor of the Veterinary Assistant Program, developed a student safety manual. It includes laboratory safety rules, such as staying calm while handling animals, keeping lab doors closed when animals are … Continue reading Veterinary Assistant Safety Program

Tiny House Project Positively Impacts Student Engagement

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning, Project-based Learning

At a Glance Construction Technical Program students participate in the “Tiny House Project,” a collaborative project spanning seven technical programs and over 200 students. Overview Students in the Construction Cluster program at the Brownstown Campus of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (CTC) participated in a project-based learning experience entitled, “The Tiny House Project.” … Continue reading Tiny House Project Positively Impacts Student Engagement