Intergenerational Training through Alternative Scheduling

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At a Glance Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) offers adult education students the opportunity to participate in secondary CTE programs alongside high school students. The intergenerational training is provided through an extended-day schedule for the adult education students. Description The HVAC programs at CPI generally was fully subscribed for both the secondary … Continue reading Intergenerational Training through Alternative Scheduling

Equipment Orientation and Proficiency Log

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At a Glance The Culinary Arts program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) created a Foodservice Equipment Orientation and Proficiency Log to document student sign-offs for each piece of equipment in the lab. Description Safety is of the utmost importance in every lab at LCTI. With the amount of equipment in the culinary lab, … Continue reading Equipment Orientation and Proficiency Log

Academic Integration through Journals

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Classroom Management, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas

At a Glance Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) students complete math and literacy journal entries to reinforce technical content and improve performance on the written portion of the NOCTI exam. Description GCCTC instructors face two challenges. One challenge is that students from sending high schools have different arrival and dismissal times, which makes … Continue reading Academic Integration through Journals

School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program.

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At a Glance Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) implemented a school-wide positive behavior intervention support program (SWPBIS) that uses positive reinforcement strategies rather than negative interactions to help reduce the number of student discipline referrals. Description SCTC administrators in collaboration with a three-member team IU8 developed the SWPBIS to improve student and staff morale by … Continue reading School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program.

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

Credit Recovery

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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

North Montco Technical Career Center: Personalized Learning Project

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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

Using Technology to Assist Students and Instructors

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At a Glance At Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS), the Computer Networking Technologies instructor uses technology apps and programs to assist her and to engage and motivate students. Overview Crys Glee, a Computer and Networking Technologies instructor at FCAVTS uses technology tools to help students learn and review content, and to help her … Continue reading Using Technology to Assist Students and Instructors