Introduction

CTE is an effective program for engaging and educating a wide range of students, including students with disabilities or from special populations. With the research showing an increase in students with special needs participating in CTE, teachers need to have the tools and information to be ready to teach all students. This series of educational videos provide information to CTE teachers on topics such as the disability laws, accommodations in the CTE classroom, instructional methods and techniques, Universal Design for Learning, English language learners, behavior management, and more.

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Texas Education Agency

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE Classrooms

This course on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE Classrooms will help educators:

• Discover the many ways they already embrace UDL principles
• Learn new ways of applying UDL principles to reach all students, including special populations, as comprehensively as possible while effectively removing the   barriers and impediments to their learning.
• Identify the specific UDL principles that can be especially useful to them.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/universal-design-learning-udl-cte-cl...

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Texas Education Agency

Building Successful Partnerships

This course will help educators:

• Examine how Career and Technology Education (CTE) teachers and schools can utilize effective partnerships.
• Assist students with disabilities to best plan for life after graduation.
• Demonstrate how CTE program directors and instructors can be proactive in creating practical, student-centered plans for acquiring industry based competencies through partnerships.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/building-successful-partnerships

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Texas Education Agency

Working with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) in CTE Classrooms

Career Guidance: Tools for Practical Applications

Effective Classroom and Behavior Management

Working with English Language Learners in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

In this course you will see best practice strategies as they relate to effectively instructing English language learners in CTE classrooms. The objectives of this course are to:

  • identify typical instruction that CTE teachers are called upon to address.
  • provide simple, easy to use strategies that all CTE teachers can incorporate into their curriculum to deal with these challenges.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/working-english-language-learners-ca...

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Texas Education Agency

IEP/ARD Process - Legal Issues

Instructional Strategies, Accommodations, Modifications and Adaptations in CTE Classrooms

Using Accommodations and Modifications Effectively in CTE Classrooms

In this course CTE teachers will learn how to participate in the IEP process including writing goals for students with disabilities in the CTE field through collaboration. The course will also demonstrate effective accommodations and modifications that can be used in traditional and non-traditional CTE settings with students who have learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/using-accommodations-and-modificatio...

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Texas Education Agency

Best Practices: CTE Teachers’ Role in Transition ARD Meetings

The objective of this video series is to acquaint educators with best practice concepts in relation to CTE teachers’ participation in the ARD process. In addition to detailing the roles and responsibilities of the ARD committee members, a best practice mock ARD scenario will be presented.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/best-practices-cte-teachers%E2%80%99...

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Texas Education Agency

Comprehensive CTE Program Characteristics Serving Special Populations

In order to maximize learning of students from special populations, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs need to be comprehensive, creative, and include components that aid in the successful attainment of postsecondary goals.  In this video series, educators will be introduced to examples of such practices and components.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/comprehensive-cte-program-characteri...

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Texas Education Agency