1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. New Teacher Toolkit

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This resource is a new teacher toolkit, that includes helpful resources for a new CTE teacher coming from industry into the classroom.
  4. Homeless Education Advocacy Manual: Disaster Edition

    • Resource ID: THEO-AM
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    For those recovering from a disaster, man-made or natural, immediate needs for income and housing may overshadow critical concerns about education of children and youth. However, the needs of displaced students should also be considered. This manual is designed to encourage and assist advocates...
  5. Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY Fact Sheet)

    • Resource ID: THEO-SSHCY
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A fact sheet & tips for teachers, principals, school leaders, counselors, and other school staff
  6. 10 Things YOU Can Do to Help Children in Homeless Situations

    • Resource ID: THEO-10T
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Flyer on how to help children experiencing homelessness.
  7. After Hurricane Harvey: Supporting Displaced Texas Students

    • Resource ID: THEO-SDTS
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Hurricane Harvey has affected tens of thousands of Texas students and their families. Federal and state disaster relief agencies, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas, and the Region 10 Education Service...
  8. Homeless Liaison Directory

    • Resource ID: THEO-HLD
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Contact information for the Homeless Education Liaisons in the public Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Texas may be obtained in several ways.
  9. National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

    • Resource ID: NCHE
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
    This website was produced...
  10. Hear US

    • Resource ID: Hear-US
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Since 2005, HEAR US offers award-winning resources and information for those concerned about homeless children, teens and families.
  11. Homeless Student Resources

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This binder is a collection of homeless education resources, that may help CTE teachers, counselors, and administrators support homeless and displaced students.
  12. Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide

    • Resource ID: FC-SS-RG
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    TEA developed a premiere resource to support Texas schools in addressing the education of students in foster care: Texas Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide (PDF). This guide is the product of collaboration with the Texas...
  13. Middle School Matters

    • Resource ID: MSM-Main
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8
    Middle School Matters is a privately funded education initiative that offers high-quality support and resources for the middle grades.
  14. Establishing and Maintaining Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 16345
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This webcast provides you with information on Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committees.  In addition to providing you with steps on how to establish a committee,  we will also give you tips on how to maintain a committee that is successful in meeting the needs of your...
  15. 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.
  16. Following an Established Process – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15718
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video discusses the importance of establishing a process by which Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committees are run.  This process includes establishing bylaws, conducting periodic meetings and selecting committee leaders.
  17. Teaching Work Ethics in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15724
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video demonstrates how work ethics can be taught to students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.  Teaching examples in different settings are shown.
  18. Teaching Professionalism to Students with Special Needs - Training for Post-Secondary Employment

    • Resource ID: 15723
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Given the nature of their hands-on, lab-based, applied curriculum, CTE teachers can focus on employability skills. Here are examples of instructional strategies that can be used when teaching these skills to your students with disabilities in an inclusive setting.
  19. Pre-Planning for Safety in CTE Lab Settings -Using a Prior Walk-Through

    • Resource ID: 15691
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in CTE Lab settings is paramount and an important concern for all teachers. In this video Jeff Eichman of ESC 6 provides you with tools on how to pre-plan for safety and create a learning environment that reduces hazards.
  20. WYNN - Assistive Technology Software for Literacy

    • Resource ID: 15755
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video provides an overview of WYNN - an assistive technology software  tool designed to enhance success for individuals with reading challenges and writing difficulties. Using a read-aloud format the software allows readers to follow along and manipulate text on screen.