Employees from 10 career-technical schools from northwest, northeast and central Ohio participated today in a first-ever unified Professional Development Day.
About 1,000 school employees, including teachers, administrators, secretaries and other support staff, participated in the event at one of three sites.
The locations are: Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township; Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 East Township Road 201, Tiffin; and and Tri-Rivers Career Center, 222 Marion Mt. Gilead Rd., Marion.
At Penta, the event was 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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“After years of hosting professional development conferences for administrators from these same schools, it was suggested that we organize a conference that would benefit the entire staffs from each of the 10 schools,” said Ronald Matter, superintendent of Penta. “Collaborating with our fellow colleagues provides us the opportunity to share ideas and develop new strategies that will ultimately benefit students in career-technical education.”
Some of the topics discussed during the event were Instructional Teaching Strategies, Certification Opportunities for Students, Comparison of Subject Content, CPR Training, Career Testing Options, Student Evaluations, Student Organization Involvement, Career Program Promotion Events, Career-Technical Competencies, and Technology.
The career-technical schools participating in the Professional Development Day, besides Penta, were Apollo Career Center in Lima, EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Four County Career Center in Archbold, Lorain County JVS in Lorain, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Pioneer Career & Technology Center in Shelby, Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers in Fremont and Tiffin; and Vantage Career Center in Van Wert.