Enrolling and Supporting English Learners in CTE

Posted on Categories English Learners, Special Populations

At a Glance Since 2018, a full-time ESL assistant has worked at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center (RMCTC) to provide English language learners (ELL) students push-in support services. To create and fund this position, the Reading School District (RSD) and RMCTC administrators collaborated to reallocate a district support staff member to the CTC. Description … Continue reading Enrolling and Supporting English Learners in CTE

Non-traditional Student Day

Posted on Categories Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Special Populations

At a Glance Non-traditional students admitted to York County School of Technology attend a Non-traditional Student Day prior to enrollment. During this event, they meet and shadow enrolled and experienced non-traditional students who will serve as mentors to them throughout their high school technical program experience. NOTE: According to the federal law governing and funding … Continue reading Non-traditional Student Day

Push-in Services to Support EL Students in CTE

Posted on Categories English Learners, Special Populations

At a Glance At Erie High School, an English Learner (EL) instructor provides services inside CTE classes (“pushes in”) to support EL students. Description Erie High School is a comprehensive high school that offers 18 CTE programs. As of the 2020-2021 school year, 262 students, or 16 percent of the student population, are identified as … Continue reading Push-in Services to Support EL Students in CTE

Providing Technical Education During a Pandemic

Posted on Categories Promising Practices in Adult CTE, Special Populations

At a Glance While adhering to Pennsylvania Department of Education COVID-19 guidelines and CDC guidelines, as well as navigating through students’ personal challenges, the administration and faculty at Lenape Technical School Adult & Continuing Education set a goal to graduate 25 adult students from five separate entry-level workforce CTE training programs between September and December … Continue reading Providing Technical Education During a Pandemic

Active Learning Templates Used in Practical Nursing Program

Posted on Categories Promising Practices in Adult CTE, Special Populations

At a Glance At Schuylkill Technology Centers (STC), the Practical Nursing program instructors made a dramatic shift in their instructional style, moving from an emphasis on traditional learning to a more active learning approach that promotes critical thinking and decision making. Description When STC moved all its instruction online in March 2020 due to Covid-19, … Continue reading Active Learning Templates Used in Practical Nursing Program

Berks Career and Technology Center: Apprenticeship Training Programs

Posted on Categories Promising Practices in Adult CTE, Special Populations

At a Glance Berks Career and Technology Center’s Adult/Continuing Education department  provides apprenticeship theory training in HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Industrial Maintenance. The apprenticeship programs follow a structured, formalized method of training that combines classroom theory with on-the-job practical hands-on experience. Description For over 25 years, Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC) has provided these … Continue reading Berks Career and Technology Center: Apprenticeship Training Programs

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Satellite Programs in Adult Education

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At a Glance Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center operates three adult education satellite campuses to support local companies as they look to hire a qualified workforce. Description When local employers faced challenges in finding and hiring a qualified workforce, they reached out to Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) for help. They asked … Continue reading Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Satellite Programs in Adult Education

Problem-based Learning – Building Chairs for Students with Autism

Posted on Categories Individuals with Disabilities, Instruction, Project-based Learning, Special Populations

At a Glance Students in Lehigh Career and Technical Institute’s (LCTI) service occupations cluster (SOC) building trades maintenance program and students in the mechatronics program collaborated with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit on a problem-based learning project- to design and build a better classroom chair for students with autism. Description During the 2018-2019 school year, … Continue reading Problem-based Learning – Building Chairs for Students with Autism