1. 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.

  2. Foundational Learning Session 1: Unpacking Standards

    • Resource ID: FLS1
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    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...

  3. Foundational Learning Session 2: Student Learning Objectives

    • Resource ID: FLS2
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    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...

  4. Foundational Learning Session 4: Knowledge of Students

    • Resource ID: FLS4
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    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.

  5. Foundational Learning Session 5: Classroom Management

    • Resource ID: FLS5
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    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...

  6. Foundational Learning Session 6: Differentiation

    • Resource ID: FLS6
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    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...

  7. Foundational Learning Session 7: End-of-Year Reflection

    • Resource ID: FLS7
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    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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE Classrooms will help educators:

    • Discover the many ways they already embrace UDL principles
    • Learn new ways of applying UDL principles to reach all students, including special populations, as comprehensively as...

  11. Building Successful Partnerships

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course will help educators:

    • Examine how Career and Technology Education (CTE) teachers and schools can utilize effective partnerships.
    • Assist students with disabilities to best plan for life after graduation.
    • Demonstrate how CTE program directors...

  12. Customizing the Good Behavior Game (GBG)

    • Resource ID: SP035
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a behavior management strategy that is implemented to reduce and prevent disruptive behaviors and it is especially useful with students with EBD.  In this video, recommendations regarding how to customize the game are presented. 

  13. Good Behavior Game Incentives

    • Resource ID: SP037
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a behavior management strategy that is implemented to reduce and prevent disruptive behaviors and it is especially useful with students with EBD.  This video describes how incentives are used in the game. 

  14. Working with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The objectives of this video are to acquaint educators with:

    • Characteristics of students with EBD
    • Best practice strategies for instructing students with EBD in CTE programs of study
    • Additional resources for working with all students

  15. Career Guidance: Tools for Practical Applications

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

    The objectives of this video are to acquaint educators with:

    • Key aspects of successful career assessment programs
    • Career clusters
    • Non-traditional careers

  16. Working with English Language Learners in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this course you will see best practice strategies as they relate to effectively instructing English language learners in CTE classrooms. The objectives of this course are to: 

    • identify typical instruction that CTE teachers are called upon to address.
    • provide...
  17. Effective Classroom and Behavior Management

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    A well-managed classroom promotes appropriate student behavior and affords the teacher more time to focus on instruction. This course summarizes elements of classroom management, establishing rapport and managing escalating behavior. 

  18. IEP/ARD Process - Legal Issues

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    Public education has always been informed by legislation.  It is evident that we need these laws because they provide protections for families,  students and schools. In this course a quick recap of legal issues will be provided in relation the IEP/ARD process. 

  19. Instructional Strategies, Accommodations, Modifications and Adaptations in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course provides an overview of instructional strategies, accommodations, modifications and adaptations that can be used effectively when working with students with disabilities in CTE classrooms.

  20. Using Accommodations and Modifications Effectively in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this course CTE teachers will learn how to participate in the IEP process including writing goals for students with disabilities in the CTE field through collaboration. The course will also demonstrate effective accommodations and modifications that can be used in traditional and non-...