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					                                     STRATEGIC PLAN
                                           CHAPTER 4,
          INDUCTION PLAN, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and TECHNOLOGY


                                   Organization Description

In the early 1960’s the Pennsylvania Department of Education saw a need to develop vocational
programs in the state. Each county was divided into regions enabling school districts within those
regions to join together and develop an area vocational technical school for secondary students.
Through this effort, schools could cost effectively provide programs on a cooperative basis. Federal
funds were provided to each state to assist in building and equipping of vocational schools. These
funds were matching – 50% local and 50% state and federal. Montgomery County was divided into
four regions. One of the four regions included Colonial, Norristown, Lower Merion and Upper
Merion School Districts. The Intermediate Unit was designated as the administrative center for all
four regions. During the early discussion stages, the decision was made by all four districts to
become independent of the Intermediate Unit and form their own governing body. At the same
time, Lower Merion School District elected not to participate due to their belief that they already
had adequate facilities and programs currently in operation. Thus the Central Montco Technical
High School became a three-district jointure. The school was designed, built and opened its doors
in September 1967. Programs were developed with input from over 100 local employers. Four
years after opening it was necessary to expand the school to accommodate new programs and
students. After completing a twenty million dollar renovation, The Center for Technical Studies
was renamed Central Montco Technical High School in September 2007.

Like many secondary career and technical education schools in Pennsylvania, CMTHS is a shared-
time, half-day school to which students are bussed to and from their home school. In addition to
students (grade 10-12) from the three participating districts noted above, a small number of students
attend the school from other public and private schools. The current 2007-2008 enrollment is 600.
CMTHS governance structure explained below complies with the Pennsylvania School Code and
the State Board Education rules and regulations.

Each of the three participating district collaborates with CMTHS in assuring the best possible
educational experience and opportunities for their respective students, including students whose
primary language is not English.

The CMTHS governance structure is as follows: The Joint Operating Committee, which is similar
to the local district school board, consists of three local district members from each of the three
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participating districts. The current Superintendent of Record is Dr. Melissa Jamula from the Upper
Merion School District. This position rotates every 2 years among the Superintendents of the three
participating districts. The Director of Vocational Education and Chief Operating Executive Officer
of CMTHS is R. Walter Slauch. Working in collaboration with Mr. Slauch are the following: the
Assistant Director, Toni Damon, the Professional Advisory Committee (superintendents of
participating districts), the Principal’s Advisory Committee, which is comprised of high school
principals from the sending schools, the Occupational Advisory Committee (program course/level)
which consists of business, industry community and recent graduate representatives, and the Local
Advisory Committee (center-wide level) which consists of business, industry and community
representatives from the attendance area.

                                        CORE PURPOSE

                                              Mission
As a result of a consensus building process involving professional staff, Joint Operating Committee,
community, parents, business and industry representatives, Central Montco Technical High School
adopted the following mission statement:

                    Shaping Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Careers

                                               Vision
It is the vision of CMTHS to continue to provide high-level competency-based career and technical
education (CTE) programs, high-level academic integration within each CTE program and
articulated career and post secondary pathway options for all students.

                                          Shared Values
    CMTHS seeks to maintain an open line of communication with all stakeholders. This is a
     reciprocal process that encourages dialogue and utilizes the most up-to-date modes of
     communication. Communication modes include, but are not limited to: school website, district
     cable channels, mailings, e-mail and printed information.
    CMTHS follows a competency-based curriculum, which is aligned to state academic and
     industry standards.
    CMTHS believes in educating the whole child. In addition to affecting psychomotor and
     cognitive abilities of our students, the school seeks to impact the emotional and physical needs
     of each student as well. In addition, through Project-Based learning CMTHS seeks to increase
     students’ abilities in problem solving, team building and interpersonal relationships.
    CMTHS strongly encourages and fosters parental involvement in the educational process.
     CMTHS seeks to assist parents and families on issues related to training and assessing resources
     in advocating for all families including those whose voices are not heard, thus creating stronger
     communities.
    CMTHS will continue to provide meaningful professional development to support student
     achievement by promoting high expectations for every student. Professional development will
     include best practices and methods that are designed to meet the educational programs and
     services while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
    CMTHS seeks to foster self-reflection and ethical behavior in its students through a safe and
     healthy school environment.



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    The staff of CMTHS is committed to creating and maintaining an orderly, trusting and caring
     environment where teaching and learning are exciting and students are assisted as they develop
     responsibility. All aspects of the school’s organization and curricular activities are student
     centered and designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all students experience
     success.

                                      Academic Standards
Academic standards describe the knowledge and skills that students will be expected to demonstrate
(know and be able to do). CMTHS shall utilize an integrated approach to providing learning
opportunities for all of its students to attain the academic standard, as per Chapter 4, Section 4.12 of
the School Code. The presently approved Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading, Writing,
Speaking and Listening, Mathematics, Arts and Humanities, Social Studies, Career Education and
Work, Health Safety and Physical Education, Family and Consumer Science, World Languages,
Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology shall guide CMTHS; educational programs
in these areas as they relate to the school’s courses and programs. Over the next six years, CMTHS
will continue to update and align its curriculum, instruction and assessment programs as appropriate
to its career and technical education focus consistent with approved state academic standards.

                                  Strategic Planning Process
A Steering Committee for the Strategic Planning process was formed in August 2007. The Steering
Committee consisted of the required representatives within the CMTHS community. Each member
of the committee had viewership rights to all aspects of the strategic plan. Through the steering
committee, additional strategic planning committee members were identified and representatives
from all stakeholders were included.

The steering committee met monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month beginning in
September 2007. During these meetings a draft of the strategic plan was designed. As the plan was
drafted, it was displayed for public viewing on the school’s website and made available for teachers
and stakeholders in public areas of the building.
Strategic planning activities included, but were not limited to the following:
 Review of the previous strategic plan
 Review of previous year student surveys, student achievement data, student discipline data,
    student, staff and community perception data and community statistics data, as well as input
    from business and industry which is obtained through our Occupational Advisory Committee
    meetings.
 Establishment of strategic plan goals.
 Designing strategies and action plans to achieve the goals recommended.
In May of 2008, the Joint Operating Committee, which serves as the official school board will
approve the final draft of the strategic plan. In that same month the final draft will be available via
the school’s website for public view. Copies of the final draft will be sent to each sending school
for review and public comment, and additional copies will be made available in the main office of
CMTHS for public viewing as well.




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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PLANNING COMMITTEE


NAME                      AFFILIATION                       APPOINTED BY
Andrea Wilson             CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Robert O’Neill            CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Jane Flanagan             CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Kathleen Bello            CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Toni Damon                CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Mary Russo                CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
John Everett              CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Tracey Tupper             CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
R. Walter Slauch          CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Patricia Andren           CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Lawrence Byron            CMTHS                             CMTHS Administration
Joan Morello              Penn Liberty Bank                 CMTHS Administration
(LAC Committee member))
Janet DiCenzo             Mont. Cty. Workforce & WIB        CMTHS Administration
(LAC Committee Member)
Jane Bailey               Parent                            Teacher
Lisa Bailey               Student                           Teacher
Thomas Maslanka           Parent                            Teacher
Matthew Maslanka          Student                           Teacher
Lisa Genovese             Counselor, Colonial SD            CMTHS Administration
E. J. Smith               Ass’t. Principal, Norristown SD   CMTHS Administration
Dr. Melissa Jamula        Superintendent, Upper Merion      CMTHS Administration
                          SD
Jonathan Bauer            Principal, Upper Merion SD        CMTHS Administration
Debbie Taormina           Parent                            Teacher
Matthew Taormina          Student                           Teacher
Michael Melnyk            JOC Member, Norristown SD         CMTHS Administration
Lawrence Blanche          JOC Member, Upper Merion SD       CMTHS Administration
Susan Moore               JOC Member, Colonial SD           CMTHS Administration




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Goals, Strategies and Activities

Goal: Mathematics
Description: CMTHS students will achieve proficiency on local and state assessment at the
following percentages by the year indicated:

56%       2008, 2009, 2010
67%       2011
78%       2012
89%       2013
100%      2014

Strategy: Integrated Math Class
Description: Students will be enrolled into an integrated math course to support student
achievement
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Teaching Quality

 Activity                    Description                                         Evaluation
                                                                                 Procedure
 Math Program                Integrated math class                               PSSA
 Person Responsible          Timeline for Implementation                         Resources
 Matt Tornetta               Start: continuous        Finish: continuous

Strategy: Academic Integration Dinners
Description: Facilitate academic integration dinners that will allow academic and CTE teachers an
opportunity to work together to create integrated lesson plans.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of In-service Activities

 Activity                    Description                                         Evaluation
                                                                                 Procedure
 Academic Integration        Integrated Learning workshops where academic        Integrated
 Dinners                     and CTE teachers create integrated lessons.         Learning
                                                                                 Handbook
 Person Responsible          Timeline for Implementation                         Resources
 Toni Damon                  Start: Fall 2008      Finish: continuous            $10,000

Strategy: Curriculum Alignment
Description: Coordinate activities to align current CTE curricula to meet PDE academic standards.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Professional Development

 Activity                    Description                                     Evaluation
                                                                             Procedure
 Curriculum Revision         Revise CTE curricula to meet PDE standards      CTE curricula
 Person Responsible          Timeline for Implementation                     Resources
 Toni Damon                  Start: Fall 2008       Finish: on going         $0.00




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Strategy: Integrate Technology
Description: Integrate appropriate math software into curriculum.
Educational Practices: Teaching Quality

 Activity                    Description                                      Evaluation
                                                                              Procedure
 Math Software               Use appropriate software to support student      PSSA
                             achievement in math.
 Person Responsible          Timeline for Implementation                    Resources
 Matt Tornetta               Start: Sept 2008             Finish: June 2014 TBD

Strategy: Provide Meaningful Professional Development
Description: Provide PD which is tied into CTE curriculum and PDE academic standards.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Professional Development

 Activity                    Description                                      Evaluation
                                                                              Procedure
 Professional                Bux-Mont Collaborative                           Curriculum Guides
 Development
 Person Responsible          Timeline for Implementation                      Resources
 Toni Damon                  Start: September 2008    Finish: June 2014       $5,000.00


Goal: Reading
Description: CMTHS students will achieve proficiency on local and state assessment at the
following percentages by the year indicated:

63%       2008, 2009, 2010
72%       2011
81%       2012
91%       2013
100%      2014

Strategy: Reading Program
Description: 10th and 11th grade students will be incorporated into the Senior Seminar on a quarterly
basis, placing an emphasis on reading
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Teaching Quality

 Activity                    Description                                      Evaluation Procedure
 Language Arts Program       10th and 11th grade students will be             PSSA
                             incorporated into the Senior Seminar
 Person Responsible          Timeline for Implementation                      Resources
 Kathy Slattery              Start: September 2008       Finish: June 2014    $500




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Strategy: Journaling
Description: Journaling will be implemented in every program throughout the school.
Educational Practices: Teaching Quality

 Activity                   Description                                  Evaluation Procedure
 Journaling School Wide     Journaling will be implemented in every      PSSA
                            program throughout the school
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                  Resources
 All Teachers               Start: September 2008      Finish: June 2014

Strategy: Curriculum Alignment through Technology
Description: Coordinate activities to align current CTE curricula to meet PDE academic standards
using specialized student/curriculum information software.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Professional Development

 Activity                   Description                                      Evaluation Procedure
 Curriculum Revision        Revise CTE curricula to meet PDE standards       CTE curricula
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                      Resources
 Toni Damon                 Start: Fall 2008       Finish: on going          $48,000.00

Strategy: Integrate Technology
Description: Integrate appropriate reading software into curriculum.
Educational Practices: Teaching Quality

 Activity                   Description                                      Evaluation Procedure
 Literacy Software          Use appropriate software to support student      PSSA
                            achievement in math.
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                      Resources
 Matt Tornetta              Start: Sept 2008             Finish: June 2014   TBD
 Kathy Slattery

Strategy: Provide Meaningful Professional Development
Description: Provide PD which is tied into CTE curriculum and PDE academic standards.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Professional Development

 Activity                   Description                                      Evaluation Procedure
 Professional               Bux-Mont Collaborative                           Curriculum Guides
 Development
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                      Resources
 Toni Damon                 Start: September 2008    Finish: June 2014       $5,000.00




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Goal: Skill Attainment
Description: Program completers will meet and/or exceed the state guidelines for skill attainment
for each year assessed.

Strategy: Senior Seminar
Description: Work on career related vocabulary/theory with senior students
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Teaching Quality
 Activity                 Description                                         Evaluation Procedure
 Senior Seminars          Work with program completers through the            NOCTI scores
                          Senior Seminar class to assist in the theoretical
                          preparation of the NOCTI exam.
 Person Responsible       Timeline for Implementation                         Resources
 Kathy Slattery           Start: continuous            Finish: continuous     $ 550.00


Strategy: Gear Up!
Description: Promote excitement and awareness to support student achievement on NOCTI
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure

 Activity                   Description                                 Evaluation Procedure
 Conduct quarterly          Provide test taking tips to students to help      NOCTI scores
 workshops for students     them prepare for the NOCTI. In addition,
 taking the NOCTI           during these workshops students will be
                            provided with all necessary information
                            regarding NOCTI.
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                       Resources $0.00
 Kathy Slattery             Start: September 2008                Finish: n/a

Strategy: Business and Industry Participation
Description: Engage active participation of the Program Occupational Advisory Committee (OAC)
to support student skill attainment.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure and Resources

 Activity              Description                                            Evaluation Procedure
 OAC meetings          Conduct 2 OAC meetings annually in which               NOCTI scores
                       business partners will have an opportunity to
                       discuss relevant trend in the industry as they
                       relate to skill attainment and transition into the
                       workforce.
 Person Responsible    Timeline for Implementation                            Resources $0.00
 Toni Damon & Teachers Start: September 2008                 Finish: n/a




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Goal: Improve Graduation Rate
Description: Graduation rate will meet an 80% threshold and/or show growth.

Strategy: Increase Community Participation
Description: Engage active participation of the community to increase the graduation rate.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure and Resources

 Activity                   Description                                        Evaluation Procedure
 Increase Communication     Increase parental notification system. Parents     Graduation Rate
                            will be notified on a regular basis of up-
                            coming events relevant to student
                            achievement.
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                        Resources
 CMTHS Administration       Start: September 2008                Finish: n/a   TBD

Strategy: Dual Enrollment (DE)
Description: Provide dual enrollment opportunities through all career and technical education
programs to encourage graduation and promote post secondary enrollment.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure, Teaching Quality

 Activity                   Description                                        Evaluation Procedure
 Revise DE agreements       Work with the teaching faculty and post            Completed DE
                            secondary personnel to continually revise DE       agreements
                            agreements.
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                        Resources
 Kathy Bello                Start n/a                Finish       n/a          $0.00

Strategy: Improve Work-based Learning Opportunities
Description: The number of students will increase annually by 10% and/or show growth.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure

 Activity                   Description                                        Evaluation Procedure
 Establish off campus       Meet with industry partners to establish           Co-op reports
 work-base training sites   mentoring, internship, job shadowing, and
                            cooperative education opportunities for
                            students in their respective fields.
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                        Resources
 Amy Schwartz               Start      n/a              Finish     n/a         $0.00




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Goal: Non-Traditional
Description: The number of students enrolled in non-traditional programs will increase by 2%
annually and/or show growth.

Strategy: Guest Speakers
Description: Provide push-in services for students to gain a better understanding of the non-
traditional opportunities for employment.
Educational Practices: Artful use of outside resources, Counseling Quality

 Activity                 Description                                         Evaluation Procedure
 Arrange for speakers to                                                      Student evaluation
 come into the school and                                                     Number of students
 speak to our classes                                                          remaining in non-
 concerning                                                                    traditional programs
 nontraditional careers.                                                       of study
                                                                              Grad. Follow-up survey
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                       Resources
 Alice Carter-Jones         Start : on-going          Finish: on-going        $0.00

Strategy: Job Shadowing
Description: Provide pull-out services for students to gain a better understanding of the non-
traditional opportunities for employment.
Educational Practices: Artful use of outside resources, Counseling Quality

 Activity                   Description                                       Evaluation Procedure
 Arrange for student                                                          Student evaluation
 visitation to various                                                        Number of students
 places of employment in                                                       remaining in non-
 which non traditional                                                         traditional programs
 employment exist.                                                             of study
                                                                              Grad. Follow-up
                                                                               survey
 Person Responsible         Timeline for Implementation                       Resources
 Alice Carter-Jones         Start: on-going         Finish: on-going          $0.00




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Goal: Technology
Description: To update technology to maintain alignment with curriculum and occupational
Standards by collaborating with other action plan teams.

Strategy: Classroom management tools: Use technology to complete classroom administrative tasks
electronically
Description: Provide the ability for the teaching staff to complete administrative tasks electronically.
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure

Activity                                   Description
To explore, identify and select            Locate, identify and test classroom management tool
classroom management tools:                software
     Gradebooks
     Lesson Plans
     Attendance
     Assignments
     Instructional Content
     Online Learning Environment
     Student Performance Tracking

Person Responsible                         Timeline for Implementation                    Resources
David James/Larry Byron                    Start: March 2008 Finish: February 2010        $480,00.00

Strategy: Increase teacher ability to utilize technology
Description: Professional Development
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure

Activity                          Description
To determine the infrastructure   Determine infrastructure and software needs
and software requirements to
implement classroom
management tools
Person Responsible                Timeline for Implementation                              Resources
David James/Larry Byron           Start: N/A Finish: N/A                                   $12,000.00

Strategy: Increase teacher ability to utilize technology
Description: Professional Development
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure

Activity                          Description
Staff Development                 Improve staff technology skills to increase their use of learning,
                                  instructional and management tools
Person Responsible                Timeline for Implementation                               Resources
David James                       Start: September 2008               Finish: ongoing       $8,500.00



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Strategy: Content: Provide web-based content to our learning community.
Description: Increase the school's use of web-based content. Provide greater access to the
stakeholders and community
Educational Practices: Artful Use of Infrastructure

Activity                        Description
To provide the means to         Simplify e-alert services:
simplify community access            Home & work emails
services                             Teacher announcements in a web-based environment
Person Responsible              Timeline for Implementation                     Resources
Steve Bross                     Start: ongoing                 Finish: ongoing $9,750.00




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      CENTRAL MONTCO TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL




             TEACHER INDUCTION PLAN




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Council- The induction council consists of the following people:
               Jean Magargal - teacher
               Connie Price- teacher
               Kathy Slattery - teacher
               Toni Damon – Assistant Director
               Pat Andren- Administrative Support

The induction coordinator is Kathy Bello. Kathy is a former teacher, and currently is the Coordinator
of Special Projects. The committee will retain the following responsibilities:
                Developing a plan and program that meets the state requirements
                Developing goals, objectives and competencies for the induction program
                Determine the needs of the inductees
                Plan and oversee the program
                Evaluate and monitor the program

                                                   PURPOSE

One of the most valuable resources of any educational institution is its teaching personnel. The
fundamental purpose of teacher induction is to prepare the new teacher to perform in a professional
manner, and to provide the new teacher with tools to perform in a professional manner, and to provide
all students with the opportunity to maximize their potential.

This plan emphasizes professional development by allowing the beginning teacher to experience, first
hand, the many existing samples of professional skills displayed routinely by experienced school staff.

                                                 OBJECTIVES

         To provide continued assistance in reducing problems typical to beginning teachers
         To assist in the development of the knowledge and skills needed by beginning teachers to be
          successful in their new teaching positions
         To integrate the beginning teacher into the school’s social system
         To familiarize the beginning teacher with the mission of Central Montco Technical High School
          and its service to its sending schools and the surrounding community
         To utilize instructional practices that improve student achievements to accomplish curriculum
          goals




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FACILITY DESCRIPTION


School Name and Address:
            Central Montco Technical High School
            821 Plymouth Road
            Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Telephone Number:
            610-277-2301

Type of School:
             Vocational-Technical School

Population Served:
             Grades 10, 11 and 12 – Approximately 570

Schedule:
                  Half-Day About Program

Districts Served:
              Norristown Area School District
              Upper Merion Area School District
              Colonial School District
              Lower Merion School District (on tuition basis)

Vocational Programs Taught:

          Allied Health Technology                        Automotive Technology
          Biomedical Technology                           Carpentry/Masonry
          Collision Repair Technology                     Commercial Art
          Cosmetology                                     Culinary Arts/Baking/Restaurant Practices
          Digital Media                                   Early Childhood EducationElectricity
          Electricity                                     Engineering Technology/CAD
          Health Occupations                              Networking
          Plumbing                                        Pre-Nursing
          Public Safety




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                                        ORGANIZATION

First year Central Montco Technical High School teachers, educational specialists and new
substitutes are required to participate in the induction program. THE CMTHS “T.I.P.”
REQUIRES AT LEAST ONE FULL SCHOOL YEAR TO IMPLEMENT.

Administrator
   An administrative coordinator/facilitator is assigned each September to the “T.I.P.”
      Committee.

                     TEACHER INDUCTION PLAN REQUIREMENTS

NOTE: Along with a “T.I.P.” schedule with topic list, each new teacher is given
      an orientation packet and a faculty handbook.

SCHEDULED TOPICS AND COMPETENCIES

     1. Classroom Management, Procedures and Techniques
        a. Attendance taking
            Daily attendance on the computer program In-Session
        b. Classroom control – Assertive Discipline/Authority over students
            Classroom and formal level
        c. Daily Planning/Teacher’s Daily Schedule
            Teacher’s Planning and Grade Book via In-Session and bell schedule
        d. Student Grade Tracking and Grade Recording
            Daily and quarterly records
            Grade factoring
        e. Discipline Reports and Procedures
            Effective assertive discipline procedures
            Student discipline report
        f. Fire Drills and Emergency Evacuation
            Route from own lab and from other labs
            Procedure when working outside
            Fire alarms
            Fire extinguishers
            Snow emergency procedure
        g. Lab Safety
            Safety multimedia and booklets
            Equipment and ladder safety
            Chemical safety
            Signs
        h. Supply and Equipment Inventory/Ordering
            Taking inventory
            Requisition
            Purchase order
        i. Equipment Repair Order
            Writing up
        j. Equipment Maintenance
            Maintenance manual, lubrication
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          k. Budget information/preparation for new budget
              Business Office concerns and general information
          l. Curriculum Updating
              Available resources
          m. Copy work procedures
              Request form – timing
          n. Classroom/Lab Teaching Techniques
          o. Crisis Prevention

     2. Sending School Information
        a. Sending school information and visitation
            Review home school location, communities served and appropriate student
              population
            Visit the three primary sending high schools. Meet with “T.I.P.” counsel leader, an
              administrator and guidance counselor. Provide “Mini” program after introductions at
              each school (approximately 30 minutes).

     3. Community/Industry Information
        a. Community/Industry Tour
            To enable beginning teachers to gain an awareness of the nature and size of the
              community and general locations of the community’s main industries.
        b. Occupational Advisory/Local Advisory Committee Procedures
            Purpose of O.A.C. and L.A.C.
            Structure
            Committees’ responsibilities
            Teacher’s role
            Committee recommendations/procedures

     4. Staff Socialization Activity
        a. Introduction to all staff members
             Personal visitations to all staff members
             All day or half-day visitation of an experienced teacher at work

     5. Support Staff Information and Related Procedures Review
        a. Student Referrals
            Various referral forms
            Procedures for various reasons
        b. Program review procedures
            Preparations for program review activity
        c. Emergency Medical Technician/School Nurse
            Procedures for student or staff medical emergencies
            Health cards
            Reporting health problems
        d. Special Education
            Basic regulations
            Interaction with special education staff
            Understanding nature of the condition
            Student control factors

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          e. Work-Based Learning (Co-op, Internship, etc.)
              Student eligibility requirements
              Procedures for removal of student from program
              Reports
              Grading
          f. Youth Club Activity
              Discuss structure of CTSO
              Discuss SkillsUSA and HOSA

     6. Program Promotion
        a. Methods and importance
            In-school
            Out-of-school
        b. Special techniques
            Bulletins, program brochures and illustrations
            Video tapes and speakers

     7. School Administrative Structure
        a. Management function of the Central Montco Technical High School
            Review flow chart of “chain of command”
            Substitute management situation

     8. Teacher Evaluation Process
                  a. Review school’s teacher evaluation procedure, remedy philosophy and state
                     DEBE-55 and new CMTHS evaluation form

     9. Personnel Procedures
         Benefits
         Payroll
         Building and facilities
         Teacher certification
         Teacher absences
         Medical emergency
         Jury duty
         Mail
         Phone use
         Parking
         Teacher association

     10. Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators
          Mission
          Introduction
          Purpose
          Practices
          Conduct
          Legal obligations
          Certification
          Civil rights

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             Improper personal or financial gain
             Relationships with students
             Professional relationships

                    INDUCTION PROMOTION ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE

To strengthen the Central Montco Technical High School’s Induction Plan, all areas of activity will
need to meet several formative measures.

     1. The program must meet the goals and objectives stated in this plan.
     2. Sufficient time must be allotted to cover each topic. Timelines to implement each topic
        should be kept with an emphasis on starting and ending dates.
     3. A follow-up activity will include feedback from the beginning teacher through discussion
        and observation to determine if the inductee is both comfortable with his/her impressions,
        procedures, acquaintances and physical surroundings and has the knowledge and resources
        to function successfully in the program.
     4. Allow the inductees to participate in the improvement of the “T.I.P.” program through open
        discussion and through the completion of a copy of the “inductee’s Input Questionnaire.”
     5. Schedule meetings bi-weekly with the “T.I.P.” committee and the facilitator/coordinator
        and review progress of program and inductee. At the final meeting discuss and improve the
        system.

                        INDUCTEE PARTICIPATION RECORDKEEPING

Records maintained and filed on the inductee’s participation in the CTS-“T.I.P.” are:
   1. T.I.P. Schedule Chart
      Each inductee has his/her own written schedule. Each topic (by topic title only) is dated and
      signed by the assigned mentor. At the completion of the inductee’s program (approximately
      one school year) one copy is given to the inductee, one for the “T.I.P.” file and the final
      copy is maintained by the facilitating administrator.

     2. Mentor Progress Notes
        As the inductee progresses through the plan, the attending mentor of a specific topic will
        keep notes regarding any items that may need to be repeated or any circumstances to
        improve topic’s activity. All notes, recommendations, changes and remedies pursued will
        also be files with the “T.I.P.” committee.




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                      APPENDIX



          A   Beginning Teacher’s Orientation Chart

          B   Inductee’s Input Questionnaire




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                                                            NAME _________________________________________


                                CENTRAL MONTCO TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
                                     TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM
                       BEGINNING TEACHER’S ORIENTATION CHART/COMPETENCY CHART


ACTIVITY                                                  TENTATIVELY        ACTUAL     MENTOR
                                                        SCHEDULED DATE        DATE      SIGN-OFF
Classroom Management
     Attendance taking via In-Session
     Forms
     Daily Planning
     Student Grading
     Discipline Procedures
     Fire drills and evacuation
     Shop safety
     Supplies and equipment
     Equipment repair
     Equipment maintenance
     Budget information
     Curriculum updating
     Student work procedures
     Audio/visual equipment
     Visitation of other school
     Attend JOC meeting

Sending School Information
     Informational
     Visitation (must visit all sending schools)

Community/Industry Information
    Tour industrial areas
    Advisory committees/information/OAC/LAC

Staff Socialization Activity
      Introduction (all)
      All day shop visitation

Support Staff Information & Related Procedures Review
     Student referrals
     Program review, procedures
     EMT/medical emergencies
     Special Education
     I.E.P. reviewing
     Work-Based Learning
     Youth clubs –CTSO, SkillsUSA/HOSA

School Administrative Structure
     Organizational structure
     Function of management

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ACTIVITY                                      TENTATIVELY    ACTUAL   MENTOR
                                            SCHEDULED DATE    DATE    SIGN-OFF
Teacher Evaluation Process
     School procedure
     PDE 5501
     CMTHS form

Personnel Procedures
     Benefits
     Payroll
     Building facilities
     Teacher certification
     Teacher absences
     Teacher medical emergency
     Jury duty
     Mail
     Phone use
     Teachers association

Code of Professional Practice and Conduct
    Mission
    Introduction
    Purpose
    Practices
    Conduct
    Legal obligations
    Certification
    Vital Program – organization
    Civil Rights
    Improper personal or financial gain
    Relationships with students
    Professional relationships




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                                                                                _________________________________
                                                                                                NAME

                                                  TEACHER INDUCTION PLAN

                                           INDUCTEE'S INPUT QUESTIONNAIRE

     This questionnaire is to be completed by the beginning teacher upon the completion of his/her "T.I.P. Program.
     Your suggestions are invited. Please forward this completed questionnaire to the "T.I.P." Coordinator.

                                                                                                  YES        NO

     1. Do you feel that enough time has been allotted for your T.I.P. orientation?              ______     ______

     Comment: _____________________________________________________

     2. Were there particular areas that should have been allotted more time?                    ______     ______

     Comment: ______________________________________________________

     3. Do you feel the objectives, which were explained to you at the on-set of the             ______     ______
        "T.I.P.", were met?

     Comment: ______________________________________________________

     4. Are there areas of our Induction Program, you believe, should be                         ______     ______
        strengthened?

     Comment: ______________________________________________________

     5. Are there any topics or portion of a topic that you would like repeated?                 ______     ______

     Comment: ______________________________________________________

     6. Of the topics listed below, which of them were most important to you professionally. (Circle any)

                classroom management                          cooperative vocational education
                assertive discipline techniques               emergencies
                lesson planning                               crisis prevention
                teaching techniques                           youth clubs
                budget procedures                             program promotion
                support staff interaction                     teacher evaluation process
                community/sending school/                     personnel procedures
                industry indoctrination

     7. Of the topics listed below, which of them were most important to you personally. (Circle any)

           personal visitations/introductions to staff/all day/half day/individual shop/class visitation

     Other_________________________________________________________

     8. What is your overall impression of the Central Montco Technical High School’s/"T.I.P."?

          ___________________________________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________________________________

      Other _________________________________________________________________________________


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