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

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.

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

Early Childhood Care and Education: Using Assessment Data to Target Letter Recognition Skills

Posted on Categories Employability Skills, Project-based Learning

At a Glance Early Childhood Care and Education students are using assessment data to target children’s letter recognition skills through a project-based activity that involves parent participation. Overview Students enrolled in the Early Child Care and Education program use data collected from preschoolers to guide curriculum and teaching strategies. At the start of the school … Continue reading Early Childhood Care and Education: Using Assessment Data to Target Letter Recognition Skills

Real-World Building Construction Project

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At a Glance At State College Area High School, first year students enrolled in the masonry unit of the Building Construction Technology Program experience contextual learning in a real-life building scenario. Overview At State College Area High School, students participating in the first year masonry unit of the Building Construction Technology Program move quickly beyond … Continue reading Real-World Building Construction Project

Cooperative Education Program

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Project-based Learning

At a Glance The Cooperative Education Program at A.W. Beattie Career Center offers all students, regardless of their education level, work-based learning opportunities linked to post-secondary education and employment.  Overview A.W. Beattie Career Center (AWBCC) is a regional career technical school that offers eighteen Career Pathways for students in grades 10-12.  The Center enrolls approximately … Continue reading Cooperative Education Program

Precision Machining Air Motor Project

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At a Glance Students in the precision machining program at Keystone Central School District Career and Technical Center build an operational air motor using a specific set of written instructions and blueprints with little or no verbal directions from the instructor.  Overview Precision machining students at Keystone Central School District Career and Technical Center utilize … Continue reading Precision Machining Air Motor Project

Dining At The White House Project

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At a Glance The culinary instructor at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School brought the non-fiction story of former White House Chef John Moeller, “Dining at the White House” into the classroom, and to life, with an impactful and authentic State-like dinner cooking experience with Chef Moeller. Overview In this project, students were asked to make a … Continue reading Dining At The White House Project

Hands-on Veterinary Rat Growth Project

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At a Glance The small animal/veterinary program at W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences uses rats to engage students and to teach the scientific method, lab procedures, and data calculations. Overview The W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences is a magnet high school in Philadelphia that serves grades 9 through 12. … Continue reading Hands-on Veterinary Rat Growth Project

Farm Management Project

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At a Glance Students in their junior year of the animal science program at the School District of Philadelphia’s W.B. Saul High School complete a semester project that requires them to apply each section of theory learned during the course, including previous years’ topics. Overview The purpose of this project is to integrate all aspects … Continue reading Farm Management Project