1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. Skills USA Texas

    • Resource ID: CTSO-Skills USA
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTSO Skills USA Texas
  4. Technology Student Association

    • Resource ID: CTSO - TSA
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTSO - TSA
  5. O*NET

    • Resource ID: Coun-ONET
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    ONET website
  6. Employability Skills Framework

    • Resource ID: Coun-ESF
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The Employability Skills Framework is a one-stop resource for information and tools to inform the instruction and assessment of employability skills.
  7. MYFUTURE.COM

    • Resource ID: Coun-MFDC
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    College, career, military exploration site
  8. Lesson Plan: Keyboards, Mice, and Other Input Devices

    • Resource ID: 13073
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to various input devices. Students will be able to practice connecting input devices to computers and explore their functions.
  9. Scope and Sequence: Computer Technician Practicum/Extended Computer Technician Practicum

    • Resource ID: 19462
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Computer Technician Practicum/Extended Computer Technician Practicum course scope and sequence within the Information Technology Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of...
  10. Scope and Sequence: Practicum in Information Technologies/ Extended Practicum in Information Technologies

    • Resource ID: 19468
    • Grade Range: 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Practicum in Information Technologies/ Extended Practicum in Information Technologies course scope and sequence within the Information Technology Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching...
  11. TEA CTE Master Course Lists with TSDS PEIMS Codes

    • Resource ID: 19876
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The Master Course List for Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an administration tool for counselors, teachers, and staff's use in student schedule building and enrollment in the Texas State Data System (TSDS) with the appropriate TSDS PEIMS codes. The guide can also be helpful in...
  12. Lesson Plan: Basic Internet Functions

    • Resource ID: 13086
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the basics of the internet. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills they learn to use specific searches to find information. 
  13. Lesson Plan: Using Text Effects

    • Resource ID: 13118
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the concept of  using text effects.  Students will have the opportunity to practice using various text effects from fonts, colors, size, text art, etc. 
  14. Lesson Plan: Conquering your IT Job Interview

    • Resource ID: 13131
    • Grade Range: 12
    In this lesson, students will explore career expectations relating to the job interview process and role play the interviewer, interviewee, and observer.
  15. Lesson Plan: Design a Webpage - Part II - Using a Bitmap and Vector Graphic Editor

    • Resource ID: 13179
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to design and export a web page layout.
  16. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design

    • Resource ID: 13124
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
  17. Lesson Plan: Web Technologies - Web Administration

    • Resource ID: 13156
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will develop/build and upload a website.
  18. Lesson Plan: Networking and Modems

    • Resource ID: 13143
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the concepts surrounding modems: function, types, and installations. Students will have the opportunity to practice installing both internal and external modems.
  19. Lesson Plan: Web Technologies - Website Planning and Design

    • Resource ID: 13154
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will complete a webpage layout exercise and develop a template for a Quality Assurance Plan.
  20. Lesson Plan: Investigating IT Employment Opportunities

    • Resource ID: 13066
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson focuses on IT employment opportunities. Students will research the different types of IT careers and explore their own personal qualities that qualify them for employment in IT. Download the resource by selecting it from the related items section below.