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

Upper Bucks County Technical School: NOCTI Preparation and Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance All students at Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS) are provided multiple levels of support to help them prepare for the NOCTI exams. Students with IEPs are given additional assistance as required and needed to help them succeed on the tests. Description The difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments … Continue reading Upper Bucks County Technical School: NOCTI Preparation and Support for Students with IEPs

Improving NOCTI Scores at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance To prepare students for the NOCTI assessment, Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) administrators and instructors conduct data analysis to identify areas in need of improvement, set student-specific learning goals and provide ongoing support to students. Additional support is provided to students with IEPs. Description At WMCTC, the difference in performance … Continue reading Improving NOCTI Scores at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

Improving NOCTI Scores at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance The faculty of Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School implements data-driven instruction and test preparation strategies to help ready students for end-of-program assessments. Description At CPAVTS, the difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments between students with IEPs and those without IEPs is smaller than it is at many other … Continue reading Improving NOCTI Scores at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School

Franklin CTC’s Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories Professional Development, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Franklin County Career & Technology Center (FCCTC) students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) receive ongoing support to help prepare for the NOCTI assessment. Description FCCTC Assistant Administrative Director Dr. Ben Mordan attributes the success of IEP students on the NOCTI exam to two factors: 1) the support IEP students receive from instructors … Continue reading Franklin CTC’s Support for Students with IEPs

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

North Montco Technical Career Center: Personalized Learning Project

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, NOCTI Prep, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Professional Development, Student Engagement

At a Glance Supported by a Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Personalized Learning Grant, North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) implemented an innovative personalized learning paradigm that leverages digital technology to create an individual learning path for each student. Description NMTCC is the first CTC in the state to be awarded the Pennsylvania Department of … Continue reading North Montco Technical Career Center: Personalized Learning Project

Developing a School wide Professional Development Plan

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Professional Development

This guide draws upon the collective professional experience and knowledge of the instructional Support and Guidance PLC members as presented during PLC meetings and in online discussion forums. The guide captures the information and considerations that PLC members identified as being key enrollment and recruitment strategies. Read the guide here.