Promoting CTE and Academic Collaboration

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Professional Development

At a Glance Academic and career technical teachers at Swenson Arts and Technology High School are participating in an ongoing initiative to promote collaboration and integration of academic and CTE curricula.  Overview Swenson Arts and Technology High School is a full-time, comprehensive career technical center (CTC) serving students from the School District of Philadelphia. As … Continue reading Promoting CTE and Academic Collaboration

Mentor/Protégé Program

Posted on Categories Professional Development

At a Glance In order to support new instructors as they navigate instructional, administrative and other professional demands during their first two years of teaching, the faculty at the Career and Technology Center of Lackawanna developed and implemented the Mentor/Protégé Program. Overview Developed through a collaboration between administration and instructional staff, the Career and Technology … Continue reading Mentor/Protégé Program

School-embedded Instructional Coaching Model

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Professional Development

At a Glance In order to improve instruction and raise student achievement levels, Dauphin County Technical School employs three, full-time instructional coaches who support teachers by modeling instructional strategies, providing direct classroom support, and offering regular professional development opportunities. Overview Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) is a full-time, comprehensive public career and technical school serving … Continue reading School-embedded Instructional Coaching Model

Use of School Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Student Achievement

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Professional Development

At a Glance The administration, staff, and newly created school-based data team concentrated on the effective use of data-driven decision making to improve the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s culture of learning, specifically to increase the School Performance Profile score, improve student performance on Keystone exams, and improve the overall achievement of LCCTC graduates. … Continue reading Use of School Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Student Achievement

Paraeducators Daily Activity Log

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Classroom Management

At a Glance Staff at Indiana County Technology Center designed web-based forms to help paraeducators track and document their daily activity. Overview Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) is a regional career and technical school, serving high school and adult students. ICTC, which offers 14 programs has a staff of 14 instructors and 10 paraeducators. In … Continue reading Paraeducators Daily Activity Log

Creating a Positive Culture

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At a Glance The Greene County Career and Technology Center administrator has created an upbeat, results-driven culture of learning and professional behavior.  Overview Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) is a comprehensive career and technical school serving students from five school districts in Greene County. For the last six years, the GCCTC administrator has … Continue reading Creating a Positive Culture

Career and Technology Center Community Relations Plan

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board

At a Glance Administrators at Franklin County Career and Technology Center developed and implemented a comprehensive community relations plan designed to provide the sending school districts and the community with news of the activities and accomplishments of the students and the school.   Overview To publicize the positive accomplishments of students, the school, and program … Continue reading Career and Technology Center Community Relations Plan

STEAM Initiative

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning, Misc. Lesson Plans & Ideas, Professional Development, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

At a Glance At the A.W. Beattie Career Center, the STEAM Coordinator implements activities at the school, the sending schools, and the community to promote the acquisition of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Medicine) skills. Overview During the 2015-2016 school year, A.W. Beattie administrators decided to create a combined Assessment Coordinator and STEAM … Continue reading STEAM Initiative

Auto Collision Repair Partnership with Rubright Racing

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Career Information and Exploration, Curriculum Planning, NOCTI Prep, Student Engagement

At a Glance The Collision Repair instructor at North Montco Career and Technical Center (NMTCC) established a partnership with local company Rubright Racing Enterprises to build a street legal drag car. Overview Through a partnership between NMTCC and Rubright Racing Enterprises, students in the Collision Repair program had the opportunity to build a customized car. … Continue reading Auto Collision Repair Partnership with Rubright Racing