Group Action Research

Posted on Categories Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Professional Development

At a Glance Instructors at Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) collaborated to conduct a Group Action Research project that tracked the use of the flipped learning instructional strategy in their labs. Description BCTC’s differentiated observation system provides instructors the option to participate in alternatives to traditional clinical observations which can last one to two … Continue reading Group Action Research

Teaching Human Anatomy with Virtual Reality

Posted on Categories Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

At a Glance At Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), the cosmetology teacher used virtual reality to make a theory-heavy unit on human anatomy and physiology more engaging and approachable for students. Description The LCTI cosmetology instructor wanted to find a way to better engage students during the human anatomy and physiology unit. They seemed … Continue reading Teaching Human Anatomy with Virtual Reality

Facilitating Team Building through “Escape Room” Games

Posted on Categories Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Student Engagement

At a Glance Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) instructors use “escape room” games to increase student engagement and to help strengthen team building skills in students. Description For the 2018-2019 school year, the primary instructional goal at DCTS is to increase student engagement. To move towards achieving this goal, the faculty can use Breakout EDU, … Continue reading Facilitating Team Building through “Escape Room” Games

NOCTI BINGO

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, NOCTI Prep, Professional Development

At a Glance The literacy and math coaches at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute implemented a creative, BINGO-based professional development challenge to encourage instructors to use best teaching practices while preparing students for the NOCTI tests. Description In February 2019, the LCTI instructional coach and instructional technology specialist rolled out a voluntary NOCTI BINGO challenge … Continue reading NOCTI BINGO

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

Weekly Enrichment Period

Posted on Categories At Risk Students, Instruction, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Students Needs

At a Glance At Lenape Technical School, a comprehensive technical high school, all academic and CTE teachers must provide enrichment activities, makeup work, or other assistance to students during a set weekly time. Description To reduce the number of students with failing grades and the number of failing grades per student, Lenape Technical School (Lenape … Continue reading Weekly Enrichment Period

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

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

Career Development Workshop

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Employability Skills, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Postsecondary Transitions, Student Engagement

At a Glance Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) students attended a career development workshop that addressed how to plan for future career success. Description In April of 2017, GJCTC collaborated with Cambria County CareerLink and Goodwill to provide a career development workshop that all 10th and 11th grade GJCTC students were required to … Continue reading Career Development Workshop

“Pink Out Week”

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, NOCTI Prep, Student Engagement

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”