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

Evaluating Student Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning

At a Glance Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) faculty assess students’ math and reading skills to identify students who need academic intervention to score at a ninth grade reading and math level.  Overview To identify who requires additional academic support and to monitor progress, all full-day LCCTC students’ reading and math skills are … Continue reading Evaluating Student Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Math Integration

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning

At a Glance At Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC), two certified math teachers collaborate with CTE instructors to help them integrate math concepts into lesson plans.  Overview With the support of two math teachers, career and technical education (CTE) instructors at GACTC align their program curriculum with career-specific math concepts. First, the math … Continue reading Math Integration

Using Visuals to Highlight Competencies and Relevancy

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning, Professional Development

At a Glance The Graphics and Electronics Media instructor at Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) provides students with a visual display of how their assignments align to specific competencies and a timeline of when specific tasks will be completed throughout the year. Overview ICTC Graphics and Electronics Media instructor, Jon Krecota, uses a highly organized … Continue reading Using Visuals to Highlight Competencies and Relevancy

Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, Curriculum Planning, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Student Engagement

At a Glance Explicit assignment and task completion expectations, expanded use of technology, and creation of electronic portfolios are some of the strategies instituted by an HVAC instructor who wanted to create a more student-centered learning environment. Overview Emphasis on theory unrelated to practice has been replaced with authentic, student-directed activities using more technology, such … Continue reading Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment

Curriculum Plan

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning, Professional Development

At a Glance New and existing professional staff are given a comprehensive Curriculum Plan that provides specific examples of curriculum documents required for planning and preparation for each of the career and technical education programs. Overview The 2015-2019, 37-page Curriculum Plan, developed by school administrators for both newly hired and veteran teachers, includes a wealth … Continue reading Curriculum Plan

Internship/Apprenticeship Program with City of Philadelphia Office of Fleet Management

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Curriculum Planning, Professional Development

At a Glance Philadelphia’s Office of Fleet Management Internship and Apprenticeship Program trains and pays students to repair and maintain the city’s fleet of automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles. Overview Starting in the summer after their sophomore year, students accepted into the program are paid while learning how to repair and maintain the city’s police … Continue reading Internship/Apprenticeship Program with City of Philadelphia Office of Fleet Management

Curriculum Resource Binder

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning

At a Glance The Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI) offers teachers a curriculum resource that walks them through the process of lesson and unit planning in order to ensure that lessons meet school and state requirements for academic and technical standards. Overview The assistant director at FCCTI created a curriculum resource for new … Continue reading Curriculum Resource Binder

Curriculum Plan

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning, Professional Development

At a Glance Somerset County Technical Center staff developed a comprehensive curriculum plan that provides new and existing professional staff with examples of curriculum requirements in planning and preparation. Overview The detailed, 37-page Curriculum Plan for the years 2015-2019 starts from the basics – a definition of curriculum – and moves to include a wealth … Continue reading Curriculum Plan

Using Google Classroom to Support Drafting Curriculum

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, Curriculum Planning, English Learners, Individuals with Disabilities, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Technology Integration

At a Glance The drafting instructor at Clearfield County Career and Technology Center utilizes Google Classroom to implement practices that bring together a wide variety of resources and activities into a highly structured and organized curriculum delivery method.  Overview Since he began teaching in 2000 the drafting instructor at Clearfield County Career and Technology Center … Continue reading Using Google Classroom to Support Drafting Curriculum