1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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...
  8. 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. 

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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-...

  12. Best Practices: CTE Teachers’ Role in Transition ARD Meetings

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

    The objective of this video series is to acquaint educators with best practice concepts in relation to CTE teachers’ participation in the ARD process.  In addition to detailing the roles and responsibilities of the ARD committee members, a best practice mock ARD scenario will be...

  13. Comprehensive CTE Program Characteristics Serving Special Populations

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

    In order to maximize learning of students from special populations, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs need to be comprehensive, creative, and include components that aid in the successful attainment of postsecondary goals.  In this video series, educators will be introduced to...

  14. Student Counseling Resources

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

    This binder contains Texas CTE program, college, and career website links and descriptions.

  15. 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.

  16. Business Professionals of America

    • Resource ID: CTSO-BPA
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

    CTSO - BPA

  17. Skills USA Texas

    • Resource ID: CTSO-Skills USA
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    CTSO Skills USA Texas

  18. Career and Technical Student Organizations

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

    The State of Texas and the Texas Education Code also recognizes the value of career and technical student organizations by emphasizing the importance of “participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the ...

  19. 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). 

  20. 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...