1. CTE Stakeholder Meetings

    • Resource ID: CTEStakeholder
    • Grade Range: N/A

    At the inception of the CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program, two CTE stakeholder meetings were held to discuss the needs of beginning CTE teachers and how to best address those needs. At these meetings, TEA introduced the CTE Mentoring program and facilitated small group discussions about support...

  2. Professional Development

    • Resource ID: CTE PD
    • Grade Range: N/A

    A key component of the CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program lays in the education and training of beginning CTE teachers, CTE administrators, and CTE mentors. This professional development occurs through the development of original training content, in-person training of mentor teachers, and new...

  3. CTE Teacher Self-Efficacy Survey

    • Resource ID: SelfEfficacySurvey
    • Grade Range: N/A

    An important aspect of the CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program was evaluation. One of the program's goals was to research and collect survey information on CTE teachers’ perceptions of their own self-efficacy, their pressing needs, and the quality of available supports in order to...

  4. Information Technology Career Cluster

    • Resource ID: CC11
    • Grade Range: N/A

    This resource provides an overview of the Information Technology Career Cluster and provides links to related student, parent, and teacher resources

  5. 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,...

  6. Lesson Plan: Investigating IT Employment Opportunities

    • Resource ID: 13066
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson focuses on IT employment opportunities. Students will research the different types of IT careers and explore their own personal qualities that qualify them for employment in IT. Download the resource by selecting it from the related items section below.
  7. Lesson Plan: Basic Internet Functions

    • Resource ID: 13086
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the basics of the internet. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills they learn to use specific searches to find information. 
  8. Lesson Plan: Keyboards, Mice, and Other Input Devices

    • Resource ID: 13073
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to various input devices. Students will be able to practice connecting input devices to computers and explore their functions.
  9. Lesson Plan: Cutting Edge Technology

    • Resource ID: 13084
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will practice exchanging information using various types of technology. They will also have opportunities to identify new and emerging technologies through a project presentation.
  10. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Databases Lesson

    • Resource ID: 13112
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to database software. Students will have the opportunity to practice in pre-built database templates, as well as create their own home inventory database. 
  11. Lesson Plan: Copyright

    • Resource ID: 13071
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
  12. Lesson Plan: Design Principles

    • Resource ID: 13115
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson explores design principles for publishing. Through a project, students will practice applying these design principles to a desktop publishing document while working with various font types. 
  13. Lesson Plan: Using Text Effects

    • Resource ID: 13118
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the concept of  using text effects.  Students will have the opportunity to practice using various text effects from fonts, colors, size, text art, etc. 
  14. Scope and Sequence: Computer Maintenance

    • Resource ID: 19457
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12

    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015

    Computer Maintenance course scope and sequence within the Information Technology Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and...

  15. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing - IT

    • Resource ID: 13064
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson explores the importance of and the components of resumes. Students will evaluate their existing resumes and create a new personal resume.
  16. Lesson Plan: Presentation Software - Functions & Terminology

    • Resource ID: 13090
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the functions of presentation software as well as the terminology associated with presentation software. Students will individually research three different types of presentation software to create a presentation that compares and contrasts each one. 
  17. Lesson Plan: Formatting a Research Paper MLA Style

    • Resource ID: 13102
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will explore research papers in MLA formatting. They will have the opportunity to evaluate existing research papers, format existing research papers, practice citing sources,  and create their own research paper. 
  18. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design

    • Resource ID: 13124
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
  19. Lesson Plan: Professionals Presentation Project

    • Resource ID: 13126
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will create "A Day in the Life of," presentation of an IT professional. Students will research, write, use graphics, and deliver an oral presentation of their product.
  20. Lesson Plan: Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

    • Resource ID: 12966
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn and further understand what entrepreneurship entails and how to start a business in Information Technology industry.