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

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Student Engagement

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

Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment

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At a Glance Explicit assignment and task completion expectations, expanded use of technology, and creation of electronic portfolios are some of the strategies instituted by an HVAC instructor who wanted to create a more student-centered learning environment. Overview Emphasis on theory unrelated to practice has been replaced with authentic, student-directed activities using more technology, such … Continue reading Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment

Using Google Classroom to Support Drafting Curriculum

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, Curriculum Planning, English Language Learners, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Technology Integration

At a Glance The drafting instructor at Clearfield County Career and Technology Center utilizes Google Classroom to implement practices that bring together a wide variety of resources and activities into a highly structured and organized curriculum delivery method.  Overview Since he began teaching in 2000 the drafting instructor at Clearfield County Career and Technology Center … Continue reading Using Google Classroom to Support Drafting Curriculum

Student Academic Journals

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Classroom Management, Online Learning Tools & Resources

At a Glance In each program of study at Greene County Career Technology Center, students use academic journals at the beginning and/or the end of class in order to make full use of the instructional time and to improve numeracy and literacy skills.  Overview Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) is a comprehensive career … Continue reading Student Academic Journals

Paraeducators Daily Activity Log

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Classroom Management

At a Glance Staff at Indiana County Technology Center designed web-based forms to help paraeducators track and document their daily activity. Overview Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) is a regional career and technical school, serving high school and adult students. ICTC, which offers 14 programs has a staff of 14 instructors and 10 paraeducators. In … Continue reading Paraeducators Daily Activity Log