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

CTE Instructional Coaching Resource Guide

Posted on Categories BCTE Toolkits, Case Studies, Reports, Career Information and Exploration, Postsecondary Transitions, Professional Development, Student Engagement

While Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers are typically considered to be experts in their industry or field, they often join the teaching profession without extensive background or formal training in instructional strategies and practices. To support CTE teachers and to ensure that their instruction meets today’s high standards, many career and technical centers (CTCs) … Continue reading CTE Instructional Coaching Resource Guide

Lesson Plan/Learning Guide – Using Multiple Instructional Practices

Posted on Categories Academic/Technical Skill Integration, Curriculum Planning

At a Glance At Career Institute of Technology (CIT), the Networking/IT instructor created a detailed learning guide that meaningfully incorporates a variety of instructional strategies, technology, and literacy activities. Overview The Networking/IT instructor used a format created by the school’s Supervisor of CTE to develop the learning guide. Students use the learning guide to work … Continue reading Lesson Plan/Learning Guide – Using Multiple Instructional Practices

Student Learning Guides

Posted on Categories Curriculum Planning

At a Glance At Schuylkill Technology Center, Student Learning Guides clearly describe content and teaching strategies critical to Pennsylvania Programs of Study / Pennsylvania Core Standard instruction. Overview Schuylkill Technology Center administrators and instructional staff, working in conjunction with the Career Technical Distinguished School Leaders 1 (CTDSLs), designed a curriculum template to provide a list … Continue reading Student Learning Guides

Instructional Coaches Recommended Reading

Posted on Categories New Teacher Induction, Professional Development

The following books were recommended by Pennsylvania instructional coaches for use by their peers and colleagues.  This list is intended as a reference, not an endorsement.  Coaching Matters Joellen Killion and Cindy Harrison Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs Donald S. Kachur, Judith A. Stout, Claudia L. Edwards Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in … Continue reading Instructional Coaches Recommended Reading