1. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - Effective Verbal Communication

    • Resource ID: 13424
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate communication skills required to evaluate body language such as gestures, verbal tone, and inflection during testimony needed for courtroom policies and procedures.
  2. Lesson Plan: What would you do? Ethics in Culinary Arts

    • Resource ID: 19893
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will recognize and model professional ethics in the food service industry by role-playing and then answering the question, "What would you do?"  Students will investigate and understand the laws and regulations associated with owning and operating a food service business.
  3. Lesson Plan: Where Shall We Eat? Culinary Dining Concepts

    • Resource ID: 19889
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research the history of the food industry and the current trends in society that affect the industry today.  Students will investigate and understand the various food service operations and give examples of quality customer service.
  4. Lesson Plan: Point of Sales in Food Service

    • Resource ID: 19992
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students demonstrate knowledge in technology applications appropriate for the food industry. Students will explain and use the point-of-sale systems in various food service operations.
  5. Lesson Plan: Food Measurement Matters

    • Resource ID: 20015
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will use math skills and convert U.S. to metric measures using formulas in order to precisely measure foods.
  6. Lesson Plan: Using Math and Science for Quality Food

    • Resource ID: 20017
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will use math and science skills in culinary arts. Students will calculate baker's percentage using ingredient weights from standardized recipes.
  7. Lesson Plan: Communication and Telephone Strategies

    • Resource ID: 20095
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze communication skills, and identify skills, techniques, and strategies for answering business telephones and taking messages.
  8. 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.  
  9. Universal Design for Learning - Instruction for all Populations in CTE

    • Resource ID: 15760
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video provides an outline of Universal Design for Learning principles useful for working and instructing all students including special populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. 
  13. Legislative Updates: Serving Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15676
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, legislative updates that are important to know with regard to serving students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms are discussed.
  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. 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.
  19. 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.  
  20. 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.