Workshops to Develop a Curriculum

Posted on Categories Administrator Leadership, Curriculum Planning, Instruction, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas

Corry Area School District’s Career & Technical Center: Workshops to Develop a Curriculum  At a Glance Corry Area School District’s Career & Technical Center (Corry CTEC) conducts Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) workshops to align the CTE program curricula with the state task lists and the needs of the local economy. Description Corry CTEC uses a … Continue reading Workshops to Develop a Curriculum

PA Career Ready Index Activities

Posted on Categories Assessment, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Career Information and Exploration, Classroom Assessments, Employability Skills, Online Learning Tools & Resources

At a Glance Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) implemented several student-centered strategies to support students and provide evidence of their progress as they complete the required Pennsylvania Career and Education Work (CEW) standards. Description To meet the state requirements for schools and school districts to maintain student evidence through Grade 11 for the … Continue reading PA Career Ready Index Activities

Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: Career Portfolio Contest

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance Seniors at Seneca Highlands CTC participated in a career portfolio contest that supported the development of the Career Education and Work Standards (CEW). Description Seneca Highlands CTC facilitated the Career Portfolio Contest from October 2017 to the beginning of March 2018. Open to seniors, the contest aims to address CEW and to … Continue reading Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: Career Portfolio Contest

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

Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Industry Certifications, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Postsecondary Transitions

At a Glance Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) students may use the World Wide Interactive Network (WIN), an online, self-paced curriculum designed to prepare students for the WorkKeys Assessments. Description According to ACT’s website for the NCRC, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is awarded to individuals who demonstrate achievement and a certain level … Continue reading Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

Keystone Central CTC: Penn College NOW Dual Enrollment

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, College and Career Pathways, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance Keystone Central Career and Technology Center (KCCTC), and other schools in Keystone Central School District (KCSD), participate in the Penn College NOW program, which provides high school students the opportunity to take dual enrollment courses and earn college credit. Description As a rural school district, KCSD has focused on providing students opportunities … Continue reading Keystone Central CTC: Penn College NOW Dual Enrollment

Mercer County Career Center: STRIVE Positive Behavior Program

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Classroom Management, Recruitment and Retention, Student Engagement

At a Glance Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) implemented STRIVE, a Positive Behavior Expectations program for all students, to create a supportive environment for learning. Description The MCCC administration wanted to help students develop the behaviors needed to become more employable, increase their self-esteem, and improve attendance. With these goals in mind, it collaborated with … Continue reading Mercer County Career Center: STRIVE Positive Behavior Program

Motivating Students to Succeed

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Employability Skills, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance Parkway West Career & Technology Center (PWCTC) partners with Guardian Storage, a local company, to implement The Challenge Program, Inc. The program aims to support education and business partnerships and to motivate and reward students for developing strong work habits. Description Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, PWCTC and the local company … Continue reading Motivating Students to Succeed

Credit Recovery

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Classroom Management, Student Engagement

At a Glance To support students who might withdraw from a CTE program, Northern Westmoreland CTC (NWCTC) reimburses students for academic credit recovery during a summer school program if students successfully pass the course. Description In 2011, NWCTC implemented a credit recovery reimbursement program to support students who might otherwise withdraw from a CTE program … Continue reading Credit Recovery

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