Workshops to Develop a Curriculum

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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

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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”

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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”

RISE Mentoring Program

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At a Glance The RISE mentoring program at Lawrence County Career and Technical Center (LCCTC) is designed to better prepare students for a successful transition to work and/or post-secondary education. Overview RISE stands for Reaching Independence Striving for Excellence. Through this program, each CTE instructor is paired with an academic teacher to mentor a group … Continue reading RISE Mentoring Program

Collins Writing Overview for CTE Teachers

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On behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, NC3T oversees several initiatives including the facilitation of the Technical Assistance Program’s CTE Instructional Coaches’ Group. Participation in this group is open to educators who work with CTE teachers in PA to increase student achievement through improving instructional practices and delivery. … Continue reading Collins Writing Overview for CTE Teachers

Plumbing Lesson: Application of PVC Primer and Glue to Make a Water Tight Joint

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At a Glance The main purpose of this lesson is to teach the importance of the proper installation of PVC primer and glue and how to apply it in a manner that will create a water tight seal. Overview This lesson, developed by the plumbing instructor at Schuylkill Technology Center South Campus, is designed to … Continue reading Plumbing Lesson: Application of PVC Primer and Glue to Make a Water Tight Joint

Centralized Lesson Plan Database

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Technology Integration

At a Glance At Clarion County Career Center, a comprehensive database was implemented to organize and store lesson plans and guides for each of the school’s programs of study. The system also tracks students’ task completion. Overview In 2013-14, administrators and staff at Clarion County Career Center implemented the Guides4Learning database to house the lesson … Continue reading Centralized Lesson Plan Database

Bowling Pin Restoration

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At a Glance Students in the Auto Collision program at Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School use bowling pins obtained from a local bowling alley to practice car restoration skills, such as sanding, priming, painting, and applying decals and clearcoat. Overview The Auto Collision instructor obtains used bowling pins so that students can continue to develop … Continue reading Bowling Pin Restoration

STEAM Initiative

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At a Glance At the A.W. Beattie Career Center, the STEAM Coordinator implements activities at the school, the sending schools, and the community to promote the acquisition of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Medicine) skills. Overview During the 2015-2016 school year, A.W. Beattie administrators decided to create a combined Assessment Coordinator and STEAM … Continue reading STEAM Initiative