York County School of Technology: Linking Life Skill Students with CTE Programs that Align with Their Interests and Skills

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At a Glance The YTECH-X program at the York County School of Technology (York Tech) offers life skill students from 14 school districts in York County the opportunity to attend York Tech in 11th grade and experience six different technical programs for three weeks at a time. The students then select one of the technical … Continue reading York County School of Technology: Linking Life Skill Students with CTE Programs that Align with Their Interests and Skills

Venango Technology Center: Multiple Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

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At a Glance Venango Technology Center (VTC) uses a Multiple Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to proactively implement interventions for students who face barriers to learning. Description VTC administrators and faculty recognize the importance of supporting at-risk students and providing them the resources and tools they need to overcome challenges. However, their usual efforts to … Continue reading Venango Technology Center: Multiple Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

SUN Area Technical Institute:  Student Awareness Team

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At a Glance The Student Awareness Team at SUN Area Technical Institute (SUN Tech) identifies students who are struggling and proactively provides resources and support to address their specific barriers to learning. Description Established at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the Student Awareness Team at SUN Tech identifies students who may be facing … Continue reading SUN Area Technical Institute:  Student Awareness Team

Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Lancaster County Public Sending Schools and Lancaster/Lebanon IU13: Strengthening Partnerships between Sending Districts, CTCs, and IU 13 to Support CTE Students with Diverse Needs

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At a Glance Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, its sending school districts and the Lancaster/Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 focused on improving their collaboration and communication practices so that they could better serve students with diverse needs. As part of this process, they delineated specific responsibilities among themselves and increased their transparency when working together. … Continue reading Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Lancaster County Public Sending Schools and Lancaster/Lebanon IU13: Strengthening Partnerships between Sending Districts, CTCs, and IU 13 to Support CTE Students with Diverse Needs

Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Early Intervention to Address Student Performance Concerns

Posted on Categories Crosscutting Strategies, Engagement, Engaging At Risk Students, Special Populations

At a Glance Instructors at Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) use alert forms to notify the student, the parents, the counselor, and the executive director if a student’s grade dips below 75% in a class. This early-intervention approach addresses the needs of all students facing barriers to learning, including those from across the … Continue reading Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center: Early Intervention to Address Student Performance Concerns

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Ongoing Support for Students in the Foster Care System

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At a Glance At Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC), the special education facilitator collaborates with the court advocate, caseworkers and sending school faculty to support students who are in the foster care system. Description GJCTC special education facilitator Korie Duryea works closely with the Court Appointed Special Advocate as well as with other … Continue reading Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center: Ongoing Support for Students in the Foster Care System

Lenape Technical School: Using Work Samples to Assess Prospective Students with IEPs

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At a Glance Instructors at Lenape Technical School (Lenape Tech) developed work samples to administer to prospective students with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) to help students determine if a particular CTE program is a good fit for them. Description The administration and instructors at Lenape Tech continue to search for additional information they can provide … Continue reading Lenape Technical School: Using Work Samples to Assess Prospective Students with IEPs