1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: CTEMentoringProgram
    • Grade Range: N/A
    In December of 2016, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) contracted with Resources for Learning, LLC, (RFL) to launch the Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program. The CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program offers ongoing mentoring and induction-type professional development,...
  2. CTE Mentor Program Introduction

    • Resource ID: FLS0
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This video provides a brief introduction to the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program and gives an overview of the various program components designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers.
  3. Foundational Learning Session 8: Building Community & Business Relationships

    • Resource ID: FLS8
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the eighth in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. In this session, we explore ways in which you can bolster your CTE program through relationships and...
  4. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 1: Why Do We Need to Support Beginning Teachers?

    • Resource ID: AFLS1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The CTE Foundational Learning Sessions are a set of videos designed to educate administrators on the importance and benefits of Career and Technical Education. The first foundational learning session video discusses the importance of supporting beginning CTE teachers.
    Career and...
  5. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 2: The Benefits of a Supportive CTE Environment

    • Resource ID: AFLS2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The second administrator foundational learning session details the myriad benefits that that a supportive CTE environment will produce.
    By supporting new teachers administrators are cultivating a sense of self-efficacy within them. These strong mentor/new teacher relationships will help...
  6. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 3: Building Business & Community Relationships

    • Resource ID: AFLS3
    • Grade Range: N/A
    One way to bolster CTE programs in schools is to build relationships and partnerships with local businesses and the community as a whole. By expanding the CTE vision outwards into the surrounding community you are tapping into a vast pool of resources. Business and community partnerships have...
  7. TEKS Implementation Overview

    • Resource ID: TEKS-OVR
    • Grade Range: N/A
    TEKS Implementation Overview
  8. The Revised CTE TEKS: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    • Resource ID: TEKS-PD-AFNR
    • Grade Range: N/A
    AFNR PD
  9. CTE 101: Career and Technical Education in Texas

    • Resource ID: CTE-PD-CTE101
    • Grade Range: N/A
    CTE 101 PD
  10. TxCTE RAMP UP: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    • Resource ID: RampUp1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The TxCTE Ramp Up: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources closed Facebook group provides an opportunity for beginning CTE teachers to seek advice, share ideas, access helpful instructional resources and ideas, network with colleagues, and benefit from the expertise of mentors who have...
  11. CTE State Dashboard

    • Resource ID: DB001
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The CTE State Dashboard, developed by Safal Partners, is a tool designed for users to explore trends related to the 16 Career and Technical Education (CTE) career clusters and occupational information in Texas. It was built using data on CTE course enrollment provided by the Texas Education...
  12. Court Room Rubric

    • Resource ID: Rubric06
    • Grade Range: N/A
    Rubrics are an important tool in standards-based education. While rubrics are most often used in grading student work, they can also be super helpful to students in understanding the performance expectations. When used as formative assessments, students can not only understand the expectations,...
  13. CTE Work-Based Learning Course

    • Resource ID: WBLPDCOURSE01
    • Grade Range: N/A
    In this professional development course, teachers will learn what authentic WBL is and how to ensure students learn the skills and knowledge appropriate for their career pathway in a safe and appropriate environment through collaborative partnerships with local employers.This course introduces...
  14. Lesson Plan: Working Cooperatively in a Social System

    • Resource ID: 6669
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    This lesson provides students, an opportunity within a career context to demonstrate collaborative teamwork skills.
  15. Lesson Plan: The FFA Creed and Song

    • Resource ID: 6694
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students are introduced to "The FFA Creed and Song" and learn about agricultural leadership in organizations.
  16. Lesson Plan: Demonstrating Identification Techniques for Beef Cattle

    • Resource ID: 6707
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Allows students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.
  17. Lesson Plan: Beef Cattle Terminology

    • Resource ID: 6709
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will define terms related to the beef cattle industry. Students will develop their own Beef Cattle Dictionaries to organize the new terms.       
  18. Lesson Plan: Sheep Management/Products Lab

    • Resource ID: 6710
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This lesson helps students to develop knowledge and skills pertaining to making wool products and marketing techniques.
  19. Lesson Plan: Swine Industry Terminology

    • Resource ID: 6712
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn about the terminologies used in the swine industry.
  20. Lesson Plan: Classes of Livestock

    • Resource ID: 6726
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will create a table to define and learn the most commonly used terms in livestock production.