1. 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.
  2. Overview of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

    • Resource ID: 15740
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, the eligibility criteria and functions of two divisions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) are described.  The agencies that are discussed include the Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) and the Division of Blind Services (DBS). 
  3. Overview of Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners - Introduction to the Sheltered Instruction Observation

    • Resource ID: 19858
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video introduces the concept for sheltered instruction for English Language Learners. In addition, there is a second video summarizing the important role of parents when working with English Language Learners (ELLs) in Spanish and English. Also included is a quick overview of the Sheltered...
  4. Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA08
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications cluster specifically. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. 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.
  9. Introduction to Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

    • Resource ID: 15731
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    PLCs involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. This video shows an example of a PLC that specifically emphasizes the value of bringing ESL and SPED personnel to the table.
  10. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers

    • Resource ID: 15734
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    PLCs 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.  
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Tips for Informing Colleagues about CTE at IEP Meetings

    • Resource ID: 15767
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When attending IEP meetings it is critical that CTE personnel provide the committee with accurate information about CTE programs of study. In this video the rationale and tips for providing such information is provided.
  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.