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.
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
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
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
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
This 30-minute narrated PowerPoint presentation was developed as a professional learning resource for CTE teachers and staff who have little experiences teaching students with limited English proficiency. View video HERE.
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
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
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
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