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. Lesson Plan: Basic Angles in Welding

    • Resource ID: 14114
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson helps students to get acquainted with instructions to build correct angles for various welding projects.
  3. Lesson Plan: Manufacturing - Filling the Gap

    • Resource ID: 14131
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their ability to fill the end of a 1 inch piece of square tubing. It is critical that students are able to fill gaps with an arc weld. 
  4. Lesson Plan: Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

    • Resource ID: 14135
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    It is critical that students are able to demonstrate the proper processes to use in Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In this lesson, students will learn the methods used in Fluxed Core Arc Welding.
  5. Lesson Plan: Manufacturing - Welding Basic Lines and Views

    • Resource ID: 14116
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate knowledge of welding sketches and identify types of welds such as fillet, groove, spot, plug, and flanged.
  6. Lesson Plan: Basic Metals in Welding

    • Resource ID: 14118
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify commonly used terms associated with metals, types of metals, and shapes of metals. In groups, students will conduct a Spark Test to sample different metals. 
  7. Lesson Plan: Welding Box Project

    • Resource ID: 14127
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    It is critical that students are able to demonstrate welding skills necessary to complete a project independently. In this lesson, students will construct a 5x3 divided metal box.
  8. Lesson Plan: Using a Ruler

    • Resource ID: 14163
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Through this lesson, students will be able to read and use a ruler to conduct work pertaining to welding.
  9. Lesson Plan: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

    • Resource ID: 14008
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the principles of hydraulic and pneumatic systems in a manufacturing process.
  10. Lesson Plan: Mass Production in Manufacturing

    • Resource ID: 14105
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the impact of mass production in increasing the efficiency of manufacturing. The students will be able to create a paper towel holder using mass production techniques.
  11. Lesson Plan: Success in the Welding Shop

    • Resource ID: 14159
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, the student will be able to successfully participate in a welding shop environment and interview for a position in a shop.
  12. Lesson Plan: Careers in Green Energy

    • Resource ID: 14762
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    Students will be able to compare renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They will also demonstrate they know how to research information and create a presentation about a green energy career they are interested in pursuing.
  13. Lesson Plan: Intro to Robotics I - Part 1 - Overview

    • Resource ID: 14912
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will define and describe robot applications, learn to build a robot, and explore careers in the field of robotics.
  14. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Evolution and Classification

    • Resource ID: 14916
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    Students will refine the design of a robotic or automated system to ensure quality, efficiency, and manufacturability of the final product.
  15. Lesson Plan: Basic Electricity

    • Resource ID: 14771
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of basic electricity and electronic fundamentals. Students will expand their knowledge of DC circuits as an application to transistor circuits.
  16. Lesson Plan: Microprocessor Basics

    • Resource ID: 14773
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will apply basic knowledge of  transistors, binary and logic to more complicated devices like microprocessors. Students will work to create prototypes and outline the details to complete a project. 
  17. Lesson Plan: Rubber Band Airplane

    • Resource ID: 14788
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will build and fly a plane powered by a rubber band, and evaluate variables in design.  
  18. Lesson Plan: The Nature of Matter

    • Resource ID: 14804
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn how matter is fundamental to the understanding of electricity. Student will also be able to describe the atomic models, electron orbits and shells, and how valence electrons determine conductivity.
  19. Lesson Plan: Engineering Mathematics - Electrical Systems

    • Resource ID: 14899
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about electricity and design a building/wing/floor that meets a certain power consumption criteria using conventional power sources (fossil fuels) and renewable power sources.
  20. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Time Management

    • Resource ID: 14914
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will create a robotics project, develop a weekly schedule for the implementation of the project, and apply time-management skills to complete the task efficiently.