MOCTI – Mock Exam to Prepare Students for the NOCTI Practical Exam

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At a Glance At Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) instructional coaches collaborated with CTE teachers to administer a mock NOCTI exam (MOCTI) to help students prepare for the NOCTI practical exam. Description The DCTS instructional coaches designed the MOCTI activity to better prepare students for the NOCTI exam. The experience provided teachers with insight on … Continue reading MOCTI – Mock Exam to Prepare Students for the NOCTI Practical Exam

NOCTI BINGO

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, NOCTI Prep, Professional Development

At a Glance The literacy and math coaches at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute implemented a creative, BINGO-based professional development challenge to encourage instructors to use best teaching practices while preparing students for the NOCTI tests. Description In February 2019, the LCTI instructional coach and instructional technology specialist rolled out a voluntary NOCTI BINGO challenge … Continue reading NOCTI BINGO

Technical College High School – Pickering: Advanced Manufacturing Premier Event

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At a Glance Technical College High School-Pickering (TCHS-Pickering) hosted the Advanced Manufacturing Premier (AMP) event for students and families to educate them about the benefit of pursuing a career in manufacturing. Description TCHS-Pickering administrators developed the AMP event in an effort to change outdated perceptions about careers in manufacturing. AMP offered sending school educators, students … Continue reading Technical College High School – Pickering: Advanced Manufacturing Premier Event

Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School: NOCTI Assessment Support for Students with IEPs

Posted on Categories NOCTI Prep, Special Needs Students / IEPs

At a Glance Admiral Peary Area Vocation Technical School (APAVTS) students with IEPs are offered a range of support services to help prepare for the NOCTI assessments. These ongoing services are aligned to meet the specific learning needs of students. Description At APAVTS, the difference in performance on the NOCTI and NIMS assessments between students … Continue reading Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School: NOCTI Assessment Support for Students with IEPs

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

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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

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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

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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

Southwest Regional Carpenter Apprenticeship Seminar

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills, NOCTI Prep, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Through collaboration among eight CTCs in southwest Pennsylvania and the Carpenters Apprentice Union, senior carpentry students attend the Annual Carpenter’s Apprentice Training Career Connection Seminar. Students spend a day at the training center and participate in activities such as mock interviews, sample assessments and relevant carpentry lessons. Description The Annual Carpenters Apprentice … Continue reading Southwest Regional Carpenter Apprenticeship Seminar

Student Mentors

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, NOCTI Prep, Student Engagement

At a Glance At the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTCLC), Welding Technology instructor Kyle Linko selects upperclassman to serve as mentors to new students. Description In 2014, Mr. Linko started a mentoring practice through which upperclassman assist small groups of new students as they learn welding processes.  By using mentors, Mr. Linko finds … Continue reading Student Mentors

“Pink Out Week”

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At a Glance Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) Cosmetology students participate in “Pink Out Week” during which they provide Cosmetology services to elementary school students to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Description Since 2007, SCCTC cosmetology students have participated in “Pink Out Week” every October. During this event, they provide services … Continue reading “Pink Out Week”