At a Glance A team of experienced teachers at Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) developed an internal warehouse of professional resources and instructional strategies for their peers to use. Description To support new teachers, MCCC Principal Aaron Kline spearheaded an initiative to create an inhouse professional warehouse of teaching resources and relevant forms that MCCC … Continue reading FOCUS Team Provides Resources for Teachers
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
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
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
At a Glance To help new employees better understand the emergency procedures at Indiana County Technology Center, students in the Digital Media program developed a video that covers what new employees read in their emergency procedures booklet. Knowing that not all new employees may read the booklet in its entirety, the administration wanted to create … Continue reading Emergency Procedures Video for Staff
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.
Occupational Advisory Committees provide a vital link between the Career Technical Center, and the local and regional business and industry community. Active OACs ensure the relevance of career and technical education programs and serve as an advocate for the impact of career and technical education in addressing regional workforce needs. The purpose of this PDE … Continue reading Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) Guide
The following areas of sustained professional development are typically required to develop a mature pathways model. Much of this should be paid through existing professional development allocations. Expertise within the district, college, or partnership should be developed and shared as quickly as possible so that the practice can be sustained internally. PATHWAYS-PROFESSIONAL-DEVELOPMENT-OVERVIEW
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, NC3T oversees several initiatives including the facilitation of the Technical Assistance Program’s CTE Instructional Coaches’ Group. Participation in this group is open to educators who work with CTE teachers in PA to increase student achievement through improving instructional practices and delivery. … Continue reading Collins Writing Overview for CTE Teachers
This guide captures the information and considerations that CTE leaders and stakeholders identified as being key strategies for integrating numeracy and literacy to strengthen students’ academic and technical skills.