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. Printing and Imaging Technology I

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Careers in printing span all aspects of the industry, including pre-press, press, and finishing and bindery operations. In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be...
  5. Audio/Video Production I

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, post-production audio, and...
  6. College and Career Readiness

    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    The career development process is unique to every person and evolves throughout one's life. Students will use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. Students will explore valid, reliable educational and career information to learn more about themselves...
  7. Animation I

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the history and techniques of the animation industry.
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  8. Animation II

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to create two-and three-dimensional animations. The instruction also assists students seeking careers in the animation...
  9. Animation II Lab

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to create two-and three-dimensional animations. The instruction also assists students seeking careers in the animation...
  10. Audio/Video Production I Lab

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and...
  11. Audio/Video Production II

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Building upon the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with...
  12. Audio/Video Production II Lab

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Building upon the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster®, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with...
  13. Digital Audio Technology I

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Digital Audio Technology I was designed to provide students interested in audio production careers such as audio for radio and television broadcasting, audio for video and film, audio for animation and game design, music production and live sound, and additional opportunities and skill sets....
  14. Digital Audio Technology II

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Digital Audio Technology II was designed to provide additional opportunities and skill sets for students interested in audio production careers such as audio for radio and television broadcasting, audio for video and film, audio for animation and game design, and music production and live sound...
  15. Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The goal of this course is for the student understands arts, audio/video technology, and communications systems. Within this context, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in this cluster and the knowledge, skills, and...
  16. Video Game Design

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Video Game Design will allow students to explore one of the largest industries in the global marketplace and the new emerging careers it provides in the field of technology. Students will learn gaming, computerized gaming, evolution of gaming, artistic aspects of perspective, design, animation,...
  17. Animation I Lab

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Districts are encouraged to offer this lab in a consecutive block with Animation I to allow students sufficient time to master the content of both courses. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and...
  18. 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. 
  19. 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.
  20. 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.