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

Professional Development Day: Technical Teacher Visits to Area Employers

Posted on Categories Business, Community, Workforce Engagement, Occupational Advisory Board, Professional Development

At a Glance York County School of Technology dedicated an Act 80 professional development day for technical instructors to visit York County area employers. Overview To encourage instructors to build new relationships with local employers, administrators authorized an Act 80 professional development day for technical instructors in September, 2014. On this day, 37 technical instructors … Continue reading Professional Development Day: Technical Teacher Visits to Area Employers

Creating and Implementing a Curriculum Plan

Posted on Categories Professional Development

At a Glance The administrative director of Greene County Career and Technology Center (GCCTC) provided instructors with opportunities for professional development and coaching to help them plan and develop curriculum that meets the requirements of the Danielson Group Framework for Teaching. Overview At Greene County Career and Technology Center (CTC), the administrative director created and … Continue reading Creating and Implementing a Curriculum Plan

CTE Institutional and Individual Program Report Cards

Posted on Categories Accountability & Data Use

At a Glance Monroe Career & Technical Institute (MCTI) administrators developed a rubric to measure the overall effectiveness of the institute’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and individual program areas. Overview In order to measure school-wide and program-specific effectiveness at MCTI, the rubric for the school-wide and the CTE program report cards contains seven … Continue reading CTE Institutional and Individual Program Report Cards