Emergency Procedures Video for Staff

Posted on Categories Communications, New Teacher Induction, Professional Development

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

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.

Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC) Guide

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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

Pathways Professional Development Overview

Posted on Categories College and Career Pathways, New Teacher Induction, Professional Development

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

Collins Writing Overview for CTE Teachers

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, New Teacher Induction, Professional Development, Student Engagement, Video & Webinars

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

Instructional Coaches Recommended Reading

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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