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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance: Reconciliation

    • Resource ID: 11560
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  6. Business Management and Administration: Cultural Challenges in Global Business

    • Resource ID: 11504
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11
    This lesson focuses on students learning the basics of business ethics. Students will create a skit based on an unethical situation and the resolution to said situation. 
  7. Texas DECA

    • Resource ID: CTSA - DECA
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTSO DECA
  8. Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

    • Resource ID: 11478
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11
    This lesson teaches students the fundamentals of international business. It includes information on trade partnerships, domestic business, the business environment, and the global marketplace. 
  9. CTE Mentor Program Introduction

    • Resource ID: FLS0
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This video provides a brief introduction to the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program and gives an overview of the various program components designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Foundational Learning Session 7: End-of-Year Reflection

    • Resource ID: FLS7
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the seventh 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, we discuss ways in which you can approach end-of-year reflection and harness your strengths to...
  17. Foundational Learning Session 8: Building Community & Business Relationships

    • Resource ID: FLS8
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the eighth 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, we explore ways in which you can bolster your CTE program through relationships and...
  18. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 1: Why Do We Need to Support Beginning Teachers?

    • Resource ID: AFLS1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The CTE Foundational Learning Sessions are a set of videos designed to educate administrators on the importance and benefits of Career and Technical Education. The first foundational learning session video discusses the importance of supporting beginning CTE teachers.
    Career and...
  19. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 2: The Benefits of a Supportive CTE Environment

    • Resource ID: AFLS2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The second administrator foundational learning session details the myriad benefits that that a supportive CTE environment will produce.
    By supporting new teachers administrators are cultivating a sense of self-efficacy within them. These strong mentor/new teacher relationships will help...
  20. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 3: Building Business & Community Relationships

    • Resource ID: AFLS3
    • Grade Range: N/A
    One way to bolster CTE programs in schools is to build relationships and partnerships with local businesses and the community as a whole. By expanding the CTE vision outwards into the surrounding community you are tapping into a vast pool of resources. Business and community partnerships have...