1. 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.
  2. 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). 
  3. Digital Audio Technology I

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Digital Audio Technology I was designed to provide students interested in audio production careers such as audio for radio and television broadcasting, audio for video and film, audio for animation and game design, music production and live sound, and additional opportunities and skill sets....
  4. 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. 
  5. The Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative

    • Resource ID: 15701
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of the Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative is to identify and define the competencies and skills that graduating high school students must possess to be successful in higher education and beyond.  This video explains the process and the intent of the initiative.
  6. 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.
  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. Homeless Liaison Directory

    • Resource ID: THEO-HLD
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Contact information for the Homeless Education Liaisons in the public Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Texas may be obtained in several ways.
  9. Tips for Informing Colleagues about CTE at IEP Meetings

    • Resource ID: 15767
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When attending IEP meetings it is critical that CTE personnel provide the committee with accurate information about CTE programs of study. In this video the rationale and tips for providing such information is provided.
  10. The Importance of Explaining Programs and Stating Specific Needs to Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15719
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When conducting Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committee meetings, it is important to inform the members of the progress of the program and specifically state any program needs.  
  11. 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.
  12. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees: Provide Opportunities for Members to Meet Your Needs

    • Resource ID: 15720
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees can be of great assistance when supplies and resources are needed in classrooms.  They can also be valuable in relating pertinent information regarding scholarships or community resources that are available.  
  13. Following an Established Process – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15718
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video discusses the importance of establishing a process by which Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committees are run.  This process includes establishing bylaws, conducting periodic meetings and selecting committee leaders.
  14. 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.  
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Pre-Planning for Safety in CTE Lab Settings -Using a Prior Walk-Through

    • Resource ID: 15691
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in CTE Lab settings is paramount and an important concern for all teachers. In this video Jeff Eichman of ESC 6 provides you with tools on how to pre-plan for safety and create a learning environment that reduces hazards.
  19. 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.
  20. Soliciting Parent Input on Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15721
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The interest and involvement of parents is a significant aspect of ensuring student success in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  In this video, the importance of soliciting parent input on CTE advisory committees is discussed.