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. Practicum in Printing and Imaging Technology

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an advanced technical understanding of the printing industry with a focus on finishing and...
  4. Practicum in Commercial Photography

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an advanced technical understanding of the commercial photography industry with a focus on...
  5. Practicum in Fashion Design

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an advanced technical understanding of the business aspects of fashion, with emphasis on...
  6. Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop a technical understanding of the industry with a focus on skill proficiency. Instruction may be delivered...
  7. Printing and Imaging Technology I

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Careers in printing span all aspects of the industry, including pre-press, press, and finishing and bindery operations. In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be...
  8. Lesson Plan: History of Printing and Imaging

    • Resource ID: 10769
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research the history of printing and imaging and analyze the evolution of this field and its historical impact on society.
  9. Lesson Plan: Going Global in Fashion Design

    • Resource ID: 10725
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    This lesson in Practicum of Fashion Design helps guide student through an appreciation of the marketing and retail buying on a global market and assess the benefits of international trade. 
  10. Lesson Plan: Graphic Design Management and Interpersonal Skills

    • Resource ID: 10747
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this Practicum lesson, students will participate in an interactive group to design a mock business venture in the Graphic Arts and Communication Industry.
  11. Lesson Plan: Career Exploration in Photography

    • Resource ID: 10702
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson helps students explore various careers in Photography. Upon completion of this lesson, the student will investigate O*NET to prepare for a future career.
  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. Lesson Plan: Career Pathways in Printing and Imaging

    • Resource ID: 10783
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Practicum students are given insight into career pathways and clusters and spend time researching opportunities and examining their own interests for the future. 
  14. Lesson Plan: Portfolios in Graphic Design

    • Resource ID: 10760
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will create a professional portfolio for career in Graphic Design and Illustration to understand the importance of a professional presentation during an interview.
  15. Lesson Plan: Leadership in Fashion Design

    • Resource ID: 10718
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn to identify with successful leadership traits and will determine the characteristics necessary to be successful leaders.
  16. Lesson Plan: Portfolios in Fashion Design

    • Resource ID: 10734
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    This lesson guides Fashion Design students through the process to build a portfolio of their works and projects they have developed through this career cluster to use as they bridge to postsecondary education and for job interviews.
  17. Lesson Plan: Personal Management in Fashion Design

    • Resource ID: 10733
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, each student will apply concepts of personal development using the goal setting concept to create short-term goals and long-terms goals for the current school academic year.
  18. Lesson Plan: Career Pathways in Fashion Design

    • Resource ID: 10731
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    This lesson allows students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...