1. Non-Verbal Communication with the use of a Zam

    • Resource ID: 15756
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A Zam Communicator is a device that allows a person who has a speech impairment to communicate by spelling out words using a keypad or by pressing on an icon to display a message.  It is specifically designed to be used between patients and medical professionals.  
  2. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities - Improving Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instruction

    • Resource ID: 15732
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Professional learning communities involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. The focus is on continuous improvement in teaching as well as in student learning. 
  3. Utilizing CTE Advisory Committees to Ensure Safety

    • Resource ID: 15694
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, the benefits of utilizing an advisory committee to give recommendations to CTE programs about safety standards is discussed and advice is given regarding ways to ensure safety in CTE labs.
  4. Introduction to Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

    • Resource ID: 15731
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    PLCs involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. This video shows an example of a PLC that specifically emphasizes the value of bringing ESL and SPED personnel to the table.
  5. Eligibility Criteria for Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

    • Resource ID: 15727
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Centers for Independent Living (CIL) provide a variety of independent living services to individuals with disabilities.  The eligibility criteria for receiving services from a CIL are discussed in this video.
  6. The Role of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers in Student Transition-Centers for Independent Living (CIL's)

    • Resource ID: 15730
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers are uniquely positioned to be of help to students who are transitioning to life after school.  A representative from a CIL discusses how CTE teachers can play an influential role in the transition planning process for students.
  7. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers

    • Resource ID: 15734
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    PLCs involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. The focus is on continuous improvement in teaching as well as in student learning.  
  8. The Inclusive Nature of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

    • Resource ID: 15738
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are designed to support and enhance the learning of CTE programs. Many organizations are inclusive in nature as they provide opportunities for learning and competition for all students, including special needs students. 
  9. Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    • Resource ID: 15672
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video discusses the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and how teachers are impacted.  ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Barack Obama.
  10. Recruiting and Sustaining Membership on Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15717
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTE advisory committees require representation from the community, employers, educational institutions, and parents.   This video presents ideas for ways to recruit members that represent these areas, as well as ways to sustain membership on these committees.
  11. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) Motivate and Improve Student Interest in Learning

    • Resource ID: 15736
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are designed to support and enhance the learning of CTE programs in one or more of the 16 career clusters.  The video demonstrates how participation in CTSOs can motivate and improve student interest in learning.
  12. Addressing Special Education Concerns: Participation in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

    • Resource ID: 15737
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are designed to support and enhance the learning of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in one or more of the 16 career clusters. This video discusses the importance of parent involvement in these organizations.
  13. College Preparation for Students with Disabilities: Know Your Needs

    • Resource ID: 15743
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are several things that can be done to help students with disabilities prepare for college.  This video provides an overview of the steps that teachers, parents, and students with disabilities getting ready to enter college can take.
  14. Addressing Safety Concerns – Services for Individuals with Blindness or Visual Impairment

    • Resource ID: 15742
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    This video reiterates that the division for Blind and Visually Impaired Services (now under the Texas Workforce Commission) can help CTE teachers and other educators address safety concerns for individuals with visual impairment or blindness when at work or in class/lab situations.
  15. Overview of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

    • Resource ID: 15740
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, the eligibility criteria and functions of two divisions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) are described.  The agencies that are discussed include the Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) and the Division of Blind Services (DBS). 
  16. Conclusion: Using Assistive Technology in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15757
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Assistive technology includes adaptive and rehabilitative devices that disabled people can use to perform a variety of tasks.  This video informs Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers how they can acquire these devices for use in their classrooms.
  17. The Process of Response to Intervention (RTI)

    • Resource ID: 15758
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach which is used to identify and support students with learning and behavior needs.  In this video, the process as well as the benefits of RTI are described.
  18. Best Practices for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms and Labs

    • Resource ID: 15692
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms and labs is of the highest importance, not only to ensure the safety of students, but also for the running of a well-organized, efficient classroom.  
  19. Assessing for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Labs

    • Resource ID: 15693
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, laws and regulations for safety pertaining to school buildings and individual classrooms are discussed.  A safety observation form is explained and a copy of the form is provided with the course transcript.
  20. Safety in CTE Lab Settings with Special Populations

    • Resource ID: 15695
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The following is a video showcasing Career and Technical Education (CTE) lab settings. Practical examples of how to maintain a safe environment when working with special populations within these settings is described.