Available courses

This 30-hour PIL focuses on aspects of principal leadership that fall within two domains of the Framework for Leadership:  Domain 3 Leadership for Learning and Domain 4 Professional Community Leadership.  It includes 14 hours of instruction accomplished through one six-hour session, two one-hour pre-recorded webinars, two one-hour online meetings, and one final four-hour Report Out session.  Participants will be expected to complete a minimum of 16 hours of job embedded assignments that include three projects:  (1) Collaborate with one or more teachers to create and implement an annual plan of work for effective Occupational Advisory Committee operations; (2) Initiate and progress through a program of national accreditation for one or more career and technical programs using the OAC plan of work as a resource; and (3) Ensure curriculum and assessments are aligned in one or more career and technical programs to ensure students have the opportunity to test for and successfully earn portable industry credentials.  The culminating project is a portfolio of work that documents completion of the three job-embedded assignments and student achievement results measured by the number of students earning industry credentials in the selected CTE program(s). 


This 30-hour PACTA PIL will be offered regionally and includes 14 contact hours:  six (6) hour initial session; two (2) hours on online meetings; two (2) hours of pre-recorded webinars; and a final four (4) hour report-out session.  The course content includes hiring procedures, induction plans, performance improvement processes, and evaluation outcomes.  There are three job-embedded assignments (16 hours):  revise or create a hiring procedure for classroom teachers; review and revise your school’s induction plan for maximum effectiveness; and review or create and critique a performance improvement plan for a classroom teacher or principal.  The culminating project includes the three job-embedded assignments and verbal presentation of the challenges and successes of implementing the assignments in your school.  Administrators will gain skill and evidence for components of the Framework for Leadership in Domains 1a, 1b, 1c, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3d, 4a, 4b, and 4c.


This program is focused on use of STEM to increase the rigor and relevance of instruction in secondary career and technical education programs.  This PIL will use the CTE requirement for integration of academic and technical education to align the STEM activities and projects currently in place in career and technical education programs with CEW and STEM activities of the participating school districts at the middle and high school levels.  By capturing students' interest in STEM content at an earlier age a, a proactive approach will ensure that existing middle students are on track in high school to complete the academic coursework in high school for adequate preparation to enter STEM degree programs at post-secondary institutions.

 

High-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs can launch America's future competitiveness through increased student engagement, the innovative integration of traditional academic courses, and by meeting the needs of both employers and the economy as a whole.  Through active student engagement, students are able to improve performance outcomes.  But CTE needs an updated focus to attract academically prepared students--one that includes the evidence to convince participating school district administrators to support CTE in the secondary curriculum. Modern CTE programs, geared to technology and industry standards, can provide the same level of rigor and relevance to which the other traditional academic courses aspire, and at the same time maintain the unique identity of CTE. The future of CTE lies in promoting high standards, developing curriculum in emerging fields such as biotechnology and mechatronics, and attracting students who are academically prepared for work and higher education in the 21st century. This is the time to help administrators to demonstrate the alignment of CTE and STEM to improve the performance of students enrolled in career and technical programs, while at the same time improve the perception of CTE in participating school districts and in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.


PACTA’s New Director’s Academy is a 60-hour PIL for new Directors (less than five years of experience), current administrators aspiring to the Director’s position, or current Directors who desire a more in-depth understanding of the critical aspects of their roles and responsibilities and desire to network with their peers. The course will be delivered through six sessions (two full days, two half-days, and several on-site mentoring sessions) spread throughout the year.  This will allow participants to maintain contact with the instructors and Course/Project Facilitator to provide the maximum opportunity for participants to be able to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to answer the essential questions and to fulfill the competencies and job-embedded assignments of the course.


This 30-hour PACTA PIL will be offered regionally (if enrollment permits) Fall 2016 and includes 14 contact hours: six (6) hour initial session; two (2) hours of online meetings; two (2) hours of pre-recorded webinars; and a final four (4) hour report-out session. The course content includes budget philosophy; program planning and instructional design goals; performance accountability; phases of budgeting; effective use of fiscal resources; and budget management and internal controls. There are three job-embedded assignments (16 hours): selection of a school improvement model (TSTW, Learning Focused Schools, other); analysis of the school’s current budget with recommendations for cost cutting/saving measures; and a school budget document that includes visual aids and narrative descriptions. The culminating project includes the three job-embedded assignments and the presentation of the budget document to the course participants. Administrators will gain skill and evidence for components of the Framework for Leadership in Domains 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2c, 2e, 3a, 3b, and 4c.

The PACTA Curriculum Leadership PIL is designed to give participants an overview of CTE curriculum models and assist in the development of an action plan for a standardized currciulum model.

This is a 60-hour PIL approved course provided by PACTA.  Three face-to-face meetings and on-site mentoring comprise 28 hours of the course.  Three job embedded assignments are included that comprise the remaining 32 hours of the course. 

This is a 30-hour PIL approved course provided by PACTA.  It involves 14 hours of face-to-face and online meetings.  The remaining 16 hours comprise the job embedded assignments.

This 30 hour Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership course is a follow-up course to Educator Effectiveness I offered in 2013-2014.  It will focus on use of the Student Learning Objective as the vehicle through which teachers will increase student achievement outcomes.  It includes 16 hours of participant interaction, including face-to-face meetings, on-line meetings, and webinars.  It includes 14  hours of job-embedded assignments.   

This 30 hour Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) course will include 16  hours of personal contact, including face to face interaction, webinars, and on-line meetings.  It will also include 14 hours of embedded assignments in partial fulfillment of the requirements of this course.

This 30 hour Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) course includes 16 hours of contact and 14 hours of job embedded assignments.  It is an updated version of the PACTA Educator Effectiveness I offered in 2013-2014 based on the information we now know about the Framework for Teaching, Building Data, Teacher Specific Data, and Student Learning Objectives.

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2012-2013 PACTA Academic PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2012-2013 PACTA Curriculum Leadership PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2012-2013 PACTA NOCTI PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2012-2013 PACTA Special Education PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2012-2013 PACTA Supervision PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments.

This is the MOODLE Site for the Philadelphia CTE Leadership PIL for 2013-2014 delivered by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA). This MOODLE Site is divided into topical sections covered in the PIL. Each topical section will contain all files, resources, links, videos, discussion boards, job embedded assignment submission "drop boxes" and other related items.Participants can access this MOODLE Course site at any time and all resources by topic area will be available. Each PIL instructor's materials will be available prior to the start of each topical area

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2013-2014 PACTA Curriculum Leadership PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the assignment drop box for submitting responses to discussion questions, projects, and final reports

The PACTA Curriculum Leadership PIL is designed to give participants an overview of CTE curriculum models and assist in the development of an action plan for a standardized currciulum model.

This is the MOODLE classroom for the PACTA Educator Effectiveness PIL for 2013-14. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum, webinars, and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments.

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2013-2014 PACTA Effective Instructional Supervision PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the assignment drop box for submitting responses to discussion questions, supervision plans, and final reports

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2012-2013 PACTA SAS/STEM/CTE PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2013-2014 PACTA Special Education PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the assignment drop box for submitting responses to discussion questions, IEP charts, and final reports.

This is the MOODLE classroom for the 2013-2014 PACTA SAS/STEM/CTE PIL. This site will contain all reference materials used in the PIL along with the online journaling forum and the virtual drop box for submitting job embedded assignments