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. Lesson Plan: Careers in Green Energy

    • Resource ID: 14762
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    Students will be able to compare renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They will also demonstrate they know how to research information and create a presentation about a green energy career they are interested in pursuing.
  3. Lesson Plan: Basic Electricity

    • Resource ID: 14771
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of basic electricity and electronic fundamentals. Students will expand their knowledge of DC circuits as an application to transistor circuits.
  4. Lesson Plan: Microprocessor Basics

    • Resource ID: 14773
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will apply basic knowledge of  transistors, binary and logic to more complicated devices like microprocessors. Students will work to create prototypes and outline the details to complete a project. 
  5. Lesson Plan: Rubber Band Airplane

    • Resource ID: 14788
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will build and fly a plane powered by a rubber band, and evaluate variables in design.  
  6. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals and Civilization

    • Resource ID: 14706
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson addresses how engineering and technology has influenced society and the development of civilization.
  7. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Problem Solving

    • Resource ID: 14750
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students are introduced to problem solving techniques in the field of Engineering and Technology. Students are also encouraged to think critically and apply fundamental principles of system modeling and design to multiple design projects.
  8. Lesson Plan: Principles of Applied Engineering - The Power of Ideas

    • Resource ID: 14754
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of ideation and the role it has in corporate competitiveness.
  9. Lesson Plan: Concepts of Engineering - The Great Energy Hunt Lesson

    • Resource ID: 14758
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to various forms of energy, spanning from non-renewable to solar.
  10. Lesson Plan: Inductance

    • Resource ID: 14820
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn to identify inductance and its properties, laws and mathematical rules that support the idea.
  11. Lesson Plan: Parallel Resistive Circuits Part 2

    • Resource ID: 14835
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn Kirchoff’s law to determine voltage, current, and resistance in a parallel circuits.
  12. Lesson Plan: Intro to Robotics I - Part 1 - Overview

    • Resource ID: 14912
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will define and describe robot applications, learn to build a robot, and explore careers in the field of robotics.
  13. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Competition Presentation Preparation

    • Resource ID: 14944
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate how to use various software applications and media technologies for robotics presentations.
  14. Lesson Plan: Construction Robotics I - Part 4 - Body

    • Resource ID: 14928
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will construct and test various robots, and evaluate them for functionality and effectiveness at performing specified tasks.
  15. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Automation and Patents

    • Resource ID: 14910
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss the design and patent processes, and design and build a robot.
  16. Lesson Plan: Paper Airplane Design and Experiment

    • Resource ID: 14592
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson students will learn about engineering and problem solving when tasked to design a paper airplane to carry as many paper clips as possible.
  17. Lesson Plan: Engineering Design Portfolio Part 1

    • Resource ID: 14877
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research and follow a list of criteria during their examination of two portfolio types; traditional portfolio and ePortfolio.
  18. Lesson Plan: Engineering Design Portfolio Part 3

    • Resource ID: 14881
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about evaluating a portfolio using various rubrics. They will then evaluate both traditional and digital portfolios.
  19. Lesson Plan: Researching Careers in Electronics

    • Resource ID: 14796
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, the student will research information related to job requirements for various job titles in the field of electronics and identify ethics with computer usage and copyright policy.
  20. Lesson Plan: Engineering Design Portfolio Part 2

    • Resource ID: 14879
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about two types of portfolios (traditional print and ePortfolio) and will create a traditional print portfolio that meets the criteria given in the rubrics and/or examples given.