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. O*NET

    • Resource ID: Coun-ONET
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    ONET website
  5. 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.
  6. MYFUTURE.COM

    • Resource ID: Coun-MFDC
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    College, career, military exploration site
  7. 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,...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA08
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications cluster specifically. 
  11. Foundational Learning Session 1: Unpacking Standards

    • Resource ID: FLS1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the first in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. This foundational learning session focuses on how to unpack TEKS to ensure your instructional planning results in...
  12. Foundational Learning Session 2: Student Learning Objectives

    • Resource ID: FLS2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the second in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. This foundational learning session focuses on how to generate student learning objectives from unpacked state...
  13. Foundational Learning Session 3: Activities

    • Resource ID: FLS3
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the third in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. In this session, be prepared to use one of the student learning objectives you developed during Foundational Learning...
  14. Foundational Learning Session 4: Knowledge of Students

    • Resource ID: FLS4
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the fourth in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. For this session, please have your class rosters available for review.
  15. Foundational Learning Session 5: Classroom Management

    • Resource ID: FLS5
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the fifth 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. This session describes concrete approaches you can use to promote positive student behaviors and to cultivate a...
  16. Foundational Learning Session 6: Differentiation

    • Resource ID: FLS6
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the sixth 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, teacher's will use the T-TESS Instruction Dimension 2.4: Differentiation rubric to evaluate...
  17. Administrator Foundational Learning Sessions

    • Grade Range: N/A
    Administrator Foundational Learning Sessions are a set of videos designed to share best practices and research about the importance and benefits of career and technical education (CTE) with administrators. Sessions are designed to give administrators practical information to support their...
  18. Foundational Learning Sessions

    • Grade Range: N/A
    Foundational Learning Sessions are teacher training sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. Foundational Learning Session topics include:
    CTE Mentor Program Introduction
    Foundational Learning...
  19. TxCTE Ramp Up: Cluster Specific Closed Facebook Groups

    • Grade Range: N/A
    Welcome to the TxCTE Ramp Up! The TxCTE Ramp Up is a group of cluster-specific online communities that are part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE New Teacher Mentor Program. Each cluster-specific closed Facebook group provides an opportunity for beginning CTE teachers to seek advice,...
  20. 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,...