Safe2Say Something Administrative Manual

Posted on Categories Communications, New Teacher Induction, Professional Development

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

New Teacher Learning Walks

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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

Mentor-Induction Program

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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

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

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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