Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center: Retention Program

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At a Glance The leadership team at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center recognized the need to support incoming students of the Career and Technology Center. The Retention Program has provided keys to supporting at-risk students in their selected CTE programs. Description The administrative team at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) believes that … Continue reading Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center: Retention Program

Steel Center for Career and Technical Education: “Hiring Reimagined”

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At a Glance This Best Practice describes how innovation and thinking outside of the box led Steel Center for Career and Technical Education to create a more diverse staff and overcome the hiring challenges brought on by the covid-19 labor market. Description In today’s Career and Technical Education schools, it can seem impossible to attract … Continue reading Steel Center for Career and Technical Education: “Hiring Reimagined”

Temple University – Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education: Innovative Practices to Retain Career and Technical Education Teachers: Peer Mentoring

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At a Glance The Center for Professional Development at Temple University is committed to providing an increased presence and support to career and technical teachers in Pennsylvania in order for teachers be confident in their role as a CTE teacher. The Peer Mentoring strategy was planned and implemented in 2021-2022 to address the network of … Continue reading Temple University – Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education: Innovative Practices to Retain Career and Technical Education Teachers: Peer Mentoring

Temple University – Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education: Innovative Practices to Retain Career and Technical Education Teachers

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At a Glance The Center for Professional Development at Temple University is committed to providing an increased presence and support to career and technical teachers in Pennsylvania for teachers to be confident as CTE teachers. Two new strategies were planned and implemented in 2021-2022 to address the network of support. Description In 2021-2022, the Center … Continue reading Temple University – Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education: Innovative Practices to Retain Career and Technical Education Teachers

Susquehanna County Career and Technical Center: New Teacher Training, Literacy and Math in Career and Technical Education

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At a Glance This profile highlights how the leadership team at Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) created an action plan to recruit, hire, train and retain new teachers. The action was implemented a decade ago and has created a supportive learning environment for new and veteran teachers. Description SCCTC, under the leadership of … Continue reading Susquehanna County Career and Technical Center: New Teacher Training, Literacy and Math in Career and Technical Education

State College Area High School: Authentic Collaborative Training (ACT)

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At a Glance Three CTCs in Central PA (CCCTC, CPI, and SCAHS) work together to provide Authentic Collaborative Training (ACT) for new and experienced teachers to visit CTE programs at each other’s schools and be a part of scheduled learning walks. The walks provide teachers with an opportunity to observe instructional practices and resources used … Continue reading State College Area High School: Authentic Collaborative Training (ACT)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation: Family and Consumer Sciences Peer Mentoring Program

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At a Glance The Western Pennsylvania FCS Peer Mentor Program was a pilot project during the 2021-2022 school year. The program was developed to provide new Family and Consumer Sciences teachers with mentor support, professional development, and content-based resources. Description Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) certified teachers are currently in high demand in Pennsylvania. Many … Continue reading Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation: Family and Consumer Sciences Peer Mentoring Program

Berks Career and Technology Center: Recruitment of Career and Technical Education Teachers that Work

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At a Glance The Berks Career and Technology Center has implemented several recruitment practices over the years to successfully attract and retain Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers. Recently, the compiled recruitment strategy analytics have been added to the annual data collection for use in the Human Resources Office. The data identifies the most effective … Continue reading Berks Career and Technology Center: Recruitment of Career and Technical Education Teachers that Work

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute: Fifth Grade CTC Tours

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At a Glance Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) offers tours of their facility and programs to fifth grade students from all of their sending districts to introduce them to career and technical education. This profile showcases how the LCTI team organized and facilitated tours in the second semester of 2021 running over two weeks … Continue reading Lehigh Career and Technical Institute: Fifth Grade CTC Tours

Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices

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At a Glance Prospective and senior students at Career Institute of Technology (CIT) take online quizzes specifically created to help them make better informed choices about their future education and career goals. Description As of the 2018-2019 school year, CIT uses the free website www.tryinteract.com to develop quizzes for students that use an “if-then” functionality. … Continue reading Creating Online Quizzes to Help Students Make Informed Program Choices