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. 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.
  3. MYFUTURE.COM

    • Resource ID: Coun-MFDC
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    College, career, military exploration site
  4. O*NET

    • Resource ID: Coun-ONET
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    ONET website
  5. Skills USA Texas

    • Resource ID: CTSO-Skills USA
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTSO Skills USA Texas
  6. Texas DECA

    • Resource ID: CTSA - DECA
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTSO DECA
  7. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Career Pathways

    • Resource ID: 11277
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the 16 career pathways and the skills needed for college and career success.
  8. Lesson Plan: Investigating STEM Cluster Careers

    • Resource ID: 14590
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
  9. Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

    • Resource ID: 11266
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
  10. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

    • Resource ID: 11264
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.
  11. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

    • Resource ID: 11265
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.
  12. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

    • Resource ID: 12084
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
  13. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

    • Resource ID: 14242
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.
  14. Lesson Plan: Making Resumes

    • Resource ID: 6654
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    This introductory lesson for Career Preparation I in the Career Development cluster is a general lesson in developing a resume.  This lesson can be used for the Career Preparation course or for any CTE course to help students develop this important skill.  
  15. Lesson Plan: Show Yourself Off - Write a Resume

    • Resource ID: 19952
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will create personal resumes to use when searching for a job. Students will be able to differentiate between chronological and functional resumes and add an updated resume to their career portfolio.
  16. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing for Teens

    • Resource ID: 20173
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
  17. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

    • Resource ID: 20174
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
  18. Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

    • Resource ID: 20176
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in...
  19. Lesson Plan: Identity Theft and Credit Safety

    • Resource ID: 20034
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate an understanding of financial management and discuss the impact of identify theft on credit.
  20. Lesson Plan: Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

    • Resource ID: 20035
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will understand and determine actions to obtain and keep good credit scores. Students will apply these skills to their financial future.