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

Keystone Central CTC: Penn College NOW Dual Enrollment

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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

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

“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”

Tiny House Project Positively Impacts Student Engagement

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning, Project-based Learning

At a Glance Construction Technical Program students participate in the “Tiny House Project,” a collaborative project spanning seven technical programs and over 200 students. Overview Students in the Construction Cluster program at the Brownstown Campus of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (CTC) participated in a project-based learning experience entitled, “The Tiny House Project.” … Continue reading Tiny House Project Positively Impacts Student Engagement

Senior Seminar at Central Montco Technical High School

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At a Glance Using the Career Education and Work Standards (CEW) as a guide, Senior Seminar was developed to teach career literacy to students in every program of study; course syllabus is provided. Origin / Implementation Reading specialist and Senior Seminar instructor, Kathy Slattery, shares information about the curriculum she developed: Years ago, as a … Continue reading Senior Seminar at Central Montco Technical High School

Evaluating Student Literacy and Numeracy Skills

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At a Glance Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) faculty assess students’ math and reading skills to identify students who need academic intervention to score at a ninth grade reading and math level.  Overview To identify who requires additional academic support and to monitor progress, all full-day LCCTC students’ reading and math skills are … Continue reading Evaluating Student Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Math Integration

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At a Glance At Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC), two certified math teachers collaborate with CTE instructors to help them integrate math concepts into lesson plans.  Overview With the support of two math teachers, career and technical education (CTE) instructors at GACTC align their program curriculum with career-specific math concepts. First, the math … Continue reading Math Integration

Using Technology to Improve Health Related Vocabulary and Concepts

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

At a Glance Students use classroom response technology to complete lessons and give the instructor immediate information about the efficacy of a lesson. Overview The Health Occupations instructor at North Montco Technical Career Center uses instructional technology to improve students’ understanding of health related vocabulary. By incorporating the use of “clickers” as a student response … Continue reading Using Technology to Improve Health Related Vocabulary and Concepts