1. Lesson Plan: Setting Up shop

    • Resource ID: 11604
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about setting up a virtual business. Students will design floor plans for their businesses, create a newsletter about virtual assistants, and create a Gantt scheduling chart.
  2. Lesson Plan: Research - Details of a Virtual Business Office

    • Resource ID: 11614
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the steps required to set up an e-commerce business, research details pertaining to setting up a virtual business office, and evaluate and rate business websites.
  3. Lesson Plan: Client Communication

    • Resource ID: 11617
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson will demonstrate ways of communicating with clients, both locally and remotely, and how to successfully apply that knowledge to business-related communications.
  4. Lesson Plan: Accounting for Proprietorship

    • Resource ID: 11625
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson will teach students the fundamentals of accounting needed to make the necessary financial decisions for running a successful virtual business.
  5. Lesson Plan: Online Niche Marketing

    • Resource ID: 11612
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, the students will explain how to use niche marketing to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  6. Lesson Plan: Fees and Prices (Research and Setting)

    • Resource ID: 11619
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson will show how to research pricing and billing practices for a virtual business and then appropriately set fees.
  7. Lesson Plan: Fundamental Bookkeeping Skills Part 2

    • Resource ID: 11627
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson students will learn about bookkeeping skills necessary for a virtual business office. Students will consider how business activities affect accounting equation, complete accounting equations and a chart of accounts. 
  8. Non-Verbal Communication with the use of a Zam

    • Resource ID: 15756
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A Zam Communicator is a device that allows a person who has a speech impairment to communicate by spelling out words using a keypad or by pressing on an icon to display a message.  It is specifically designed to be used between patients and medical professionals.  
  9. Universal Design for Learning - Instruction for all Populations in CTE

    • Resource ID: 15760
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video provides an outline of Universal Design for Learning principles useful for working and instructing all students including special populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
  10. The Process of Response to Intervention (RTI)

    • Resource ID: 15758
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach which is used to identify and support students with learning and behavior needs.  In this video, the process as well as the benefits of RTI are described.
  11. Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    • Resource ID: 15672
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video discusses the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and how teachers are impacted.  ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Barack Obama.
  12. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities - Improving Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instruction

    • Resource ID: 15732
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Professional learning communities involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. The focus is on continuous improvement in teaching as well as in student learning. 
  13. Legislative Updates: Serving Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15676
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, legislative updates that are important to know with regard to serving students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms are discussed.
  14. Best Practices for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms and Labs

    • Resource ID: 15692
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms and labs is of the highest importance, not only to ensure the safety of students, but also for the running of a well-organized, efficient classroom.  
  15. Assessing for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Labs

    • Resource ID: 15693
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, laws and regulations for safety pertaining to school buildings and individual classrooms are discussed.  A safety observation form is explained and a copy of the form is provided with the course transcript.
  16. Utilizing CTE Advisory Committees to Ensure Safety

    • Resource ID: 15694
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, the benefits of utilizing an advisory committee to give recommendations to CTE programs about safety standards is discussed and advice is given regarding ways to ensure safety in CTE labs.
  17. Safety in CTE Lab Settings with Special Populations

    • Resource ID: 15695
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The following is a video showcasing Career and Technical Education (CTE) lab settings. Practical examples of how to maintain a safe environment when working with special populations within these settings is described.
  18. The Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative

    • Resource ID: 15701
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of the Texas College and Career Readiness Initiative is to identify and define the competencies and skills that graduating high school students must possess to be successful in higher education and beyond.  This video explains the process and the intent of the initiative.
  19. Person-Centered Thinking and Planning: Role of Parents in Person-Centered Thinking

    • Resource ID: 15715
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    This video provides insight into the importance of the parents' role in person-centered planning. Parents have unique knowledge of what is important to and for their child. This video further highlights the importance of bringing this information to IEP/ARD Committees.
  20. The Importance of Explaining Programs and Stating Specific Needs to Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15719
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When conducting Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committee meetings, it is important to inform the members of the progress of the program and specifically state any program needs.