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. Information Technology PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA09
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Information Technology cluster specifically.
  6. Business Management and Administration PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA10
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Business Management and Administration cluster specifically.
  7. Architecture and Construction PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA11
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Architecture and Construction cluster specifically.
  8. Finance PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA12
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Finance cluster specifically.
  9. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA13
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security cluster specifically.
  10. Government and Public Administration PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA14
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Government and Public Administration cluster specifically.
  11. Marketing PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA15
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Marketing cluster specifically.
  12. Health Science PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA16
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Health Science cluster specifically.
  13. Manufacturing PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA17
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Manufacturing cluster specifically.
  14. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA18
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Communications cluster specifically.
  15. Lesson Plan Rubrics

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Most of this collection of lesson plan rubrics may be adapted or adopted by classroom teachers across career clusters and content areas. A few career cluster-specific rubrics are also included in this binder. 
  16. 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. 
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.  
  20. 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.