PA Career Ready Index Activities

Posted on Categories Assessment, Career Development & Postsecondary Prep, Career Information and Exploration, Classroom Assessments, Employability Skills, Online Learning Tools & Resources

At a Glance Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) implemented several student-centered strategies to support students and provide evidence of their progress as they complete the required Pennsylvania Career and Education Work (CEW) standards. Description To meet the state requirements for schools and school districts to maintain student evidence through Grade 11 for the … Continue reading PA Career Ready Index Activities

Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Industry Certifications, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Postsecondary Transitions

At a Glance Mercer County Career Center (MCCC) students may use the World Wide Interactive Network (WIN), an online, self-paced curriculum designed to prepare students for the WorkKeys Assessments. Description According to ACT’s website for the NCRC, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is awarded to individuals who demonstrate achievement and a certain level … Continue reading Mercer County Career Center: Preparing Students for the National Career Readiness Certificate

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

Veterinary Assistant Safety Program

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At a Glance The Beaver County Career and Technology Center (BCCTC) Veterinary Assistant Program utilizes a manual to ensure proper student safety. Overview Stephanie Vuckovich, instructor of the Veterinary Assistant Program, developed a student safety manual. It includes laboratory safety rules, such as staying calm while handling animals, keeping lab doors closed when animals are … Continue reading Veterinary Assistant Safety Program

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

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 Technology to Improve Health Related Vocabulary and Concepts

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

At a Glance Students use classroom response technology to complete lessons and give the instructor immediate information about the efficacy of a lesson. Overview The Health Occupations instructor at North Montco Technical Career Center uses instructional technology to improve students’ understanding of health related vocabulary. By incorporating the use of “clickers” as a student response … Continue reading Using Technology to Improve Health Related Vocabulary and Concepts

Basic Skills Icons and Classifications in Graphic Arts Program

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Rubric for Formative Assessment in Culinary Arts Butler County Area Vocational Technical School At a Glance The culinary instructor at the Butler County Area Vocational Technical School (BCATVS) uses a rubric to assess various student performance and skills every day. Overview Mike Barczak, the culinary instruction at BCATVS created a rubric that he uses daily … Continue reading Basic Skills Icons and Classifications in Graphic Arts Program

Rubric for Formative Assessment in Culinary Arts

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

Basic Skills Icons and Classifications in Graphic Arts Program Butler County Area Vocational Technical School At a Glance The graphic arts instructor at Butler County Area Vocational Technical School (BCATVS) uses a system of icons to help his students identify the skills required for certain assignments. Overview Instructor John Spaulding created a system of icons … Continue reading Rubric for Formative Assessment in Culinary Arts

Using Google Classroom to Support Drafting Curriculum

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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