North Montco Technical Career Center: Personalized Learning Project

Posted on Categories Classroom Management, NOCTI Prep, Online Learning Tools & Resources, Professional Development, Student Engagement

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

Warren County Career Center: Partnership with Local Police Department

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, NOCTI Prep, Project-based Learning, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

At a Glance Through a partnership with the local police department, welding students at Warren County Career Center (WCCC) gain relevant work experience as they complete several hands-on projects for the department. Description The collaboration between the WCCC welding program and the City of Warren Police Department is a long-established tradition. Due to this strong … Continue reading Warren County Career Center: Partnership with Local Police Department

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

Work-Based Learning Toolkit

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Professional Development, Project-based Learning, Student Engagement, Work-based learning

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technology offers several toolkits targeted to the needs of CTE staff. BCTE Work-based Learning Toolkit, published in early 2017, is available for download.

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

Tiny House Project Positively Impacts Student Engagement

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning, Project-based Learning

At a Glance Construction Technical Program students participate in the “Tiny House Project,” a collaborative project spanning seven technical programs and over 200 students. Overview Students in the Construction Cluster program at the Brownstown Campus of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (CTC) participated in a project-based learning experience entitled, “The Tiny House Project.” … Continue reading Tiny House Project Positively Impacts Student Engagement

Senior Seminar at Central Montco Technical High School

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At a Glance Using the Career Education and Work Standards (CEW) as a guide, Senior Seminar was developed to teach career literacy to students in every program of study; course syllabus is provided. Origin / Implementation Reading specialist and Senior Seminar instructor, Kathy Slattery, shares information about the curriculum she developed: Years ago, as a … Continue reading Senior Seminar at Central Montco Technical High School

Evaluating Student Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning

At a Glance Lebanon County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC) faculty assess students’ math and reading skills to identify students who need academic intervention to score at a ninth grade reading and math level.  Overview To identify who requires additional academic support and to monitor progress, all full-day LCCTC students’ reading and math skills are … Continue reading Evaluating Student Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Math Integration

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning

At a Glance At Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC), two certified math teachers collaborate with CTE instructors to help them integrate math concepts into lesson plans.  Overview With the support of two math teachers, career and technical education (CTE) instructors at GACTC align their program curriculum with career-specific math concepts. First, the math … Continue reading Math Integration