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.
The following books were recommended by Pennsylvania instructional coaches for use by their peers and colleagues. This list is intended as a reference, not an endorsement. Coaching Matters Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs Donald S. Kachur, Judith A. Stout, Claudia L. Edwards Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in … Continue reading Instructional Coaches Recommended Reading