1. Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources will allow students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.
    This binder...
  2. Lesson Plan: Investigating STEM Cluster Careers

    • Resource ID: 14590
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
  3. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing for Teens

    • Resource ID: 20173
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
  4. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

    • Resource ID: 20174
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the importance of  participation in curricular and extracurricular  activities in college and career preparation.
  5. Lesson Plan: College and Career Readiness - The Adventure Starts Here!

    • Resource ID: 20176
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the skills needed in one or more of the 16 career clusters and identify those as academic skills taught in middle school.  Students will relate those academic skills to their personal career goals and understand the importance of career preparation in...
  6. Lesson Plan: Suggested Career Cluster Activities

    • Resource ID: 19942
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify the various career opportunities and pathways within one or more career clusters. Students will also research and explore careers of personal interest, including academic, certification, and technical skill requirements.
  7. Lesson Plan: Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

    • Resource ID: 20037
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and...
  8. Lesson Plan: Piggy Bank vs. Bank - Choosing and Maintaining Your Account

    • Resource ID: 20038
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will analyze data to make decisions about banking and finance.
  9. Lesson Plan: The Job Interview

    • Resource ID: 20039
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will practice job interview skills, discuss and recognize the do’s and don’ts, and participate in a mock interview.
  10. Lesson Plan: Let’s Look at Professional Associations

    • Resource ID: 20041
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify professional associations affiliated with a career pathway.
  11. Lesson Plan: Career Investigations

    • Resource ID: 20044
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.
  12. Lesson Plan: Dress for Success

    • Resource ID: 20045
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will describe appropriate appearance for an interview.
  13. Lesson Plan: It Takes Teamwork!

    • Resource ID: 20059
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop effective leadership skills through participation in activities such as career and technical student organizations.
  14. Investigating Careers

    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    The goal of this course is to create a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The students research labor market...
  15. Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    In Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, students will apply knowledge and skills related to mathematics,...
  16. Professional Standards in Agribusiness

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Professional Standards in Agribusiness primarily focuses on leadership, communication, employer-employee relations, and problem solving as they relate to agribusiness.
    This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any...
  17. Non-Verbal Communication with the use of a Zam

    • Resource ID: 15756
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A Zam Communicator is a device that allows a person who has a speech impairment to communicate by spelling out words using a keypad or by pressing on an icon to display a message.  It is specifically designed to be used between patients and medical professionals.  
  18. 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.
  19. The Process of Response to Intervention (RTI)

    • Resource ID: 15758
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach which is used to identify and support students with learning and behavior needs.  In this video, the process as well as the benefits of RTI are described.
  20. 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.