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. 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

  4. 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...
  5. 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. 

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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). 

  9. 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...

  10. Lesson Plan: The Balancing Act - Hotel Management

    • Resource ID: 19932
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will examine and apply how scientific principles are used in the hotel industry.
  11. Lesson Plan: Who’s in Charge? Peers and Authority Figures

    • Resource ID: 19887
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify the positive and negative ways peers can influence others, and demonstrate appropriate responses to authority figures.
  12. Lesson Plan: What’s Next? Future Trends in Family and Community Services

    • Resource ID: 19896
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research family and community service agencies, organizations, and faith-based services, and identify career options in those areas.  Students will analyze the role socialization plays in human development and behavior.
  13. Lesson Plan: What Happens Before Birth? Prenatal Development

    • Resource ID: 19898
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will describe prenatal health care and the importance on the mother and unborn child.  Student will explore nutritional needs and identify the stages of pregnancy.
  14. Lesson Plan: Types of Lodging Properties

    • Resource ID: 19904
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate the various types of lodging, and identify their personal interests and skill levels in those areas of hotel management to determine career paths.  
  15. Lesson Plan: Franchise and Chain Hotel Travel Accommodations

    • Resource ID: 19908
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will compare and contrast chain and franchise lodging operations and describe the various travel accommodations unique to each style of management.  Students will investigate full-service and limited-service hotels.
  16. Lesson Plan: Visual Appeal of Plating Food

    • Resource ID: 19912
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will practice the art of plating food in a visually appealing arrangement for customer satisfaction and interest.  
  17. Lesson Plan: The Impact of Technology on the Family Life Cycle

    • Resource ID: 19924
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will describe the stages of the family life cycle, and predict the impact of technological advances on families throughout the family life cycle.  Students will then formulate a plan for effective management of technology on families throughout their life-time.
  18. Lesson Plan: End of Course Project Options - Dollars and Sense

    • Resource ID: 20152
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will review all TEKS for Dollars and Sense, then research and develop a project proposal and presentation. Student projects and presentations will be based on selected course TEKS.
  19. Lesson Plan: On the Job - Food Service Careers

    • Resource ID: 20000
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze future employment opportunities in the Food Service Industry, and identify the various career pathways within traditional and non-traditional food service.
  20. Lesson Plan: Food Measurement Matters

    • Resource ID: 20015
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will use math skills and convert U.S. to metric measures using formulas in order to precisely measure foods.