1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. Lesson Plan: Food Safety and Sanitation Guidelines

    • Resource ID: 19844
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will understand the importance of food safety and sanitation in Culinary Arts, and in restaurants.
  4. Lesson Plan: Be Our Guest - Customer Service Skills in Restaurant and Food Services, and Travel and Tourism

    • Resource ID: 20168
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will understand the importance of customer service in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, particularly the travel industry and food service industry.  Students will analyze how to anticipate customer needs.
  5. Lesson Plan: End of Course Project Options – Operations of Restaurants

    • Resource ID: 19838
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will review all TEKS for Operations of Restaurants, then research and develop a project proposal and presentation. Student projects and presentations will be based on selected course TEKS.
  6. Lesson Plan: Ethics in Operations of Restaurants

    • Resource ID: 19891
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will investigate the legal and ethical responsibilities in the food service industry.  Students will role-play in scenarios and then answer, "What would you do?"  Students will demonstrate professional and ethical decision-making skills in the workplace.
  7. Lesson Plan: The Balancing Act Managing Career and Family in Restaurant Management

    • Resource ID: 19931
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will understand the importance of balancing a career, family, and leisure time in the Restaurant Industry.  Students will develop time-management and stress-management strategies to optimize balance in life.
  8. Lesson Plan: Introductory Lesson - Operations of Restaurants

    • Resource ID: 20065
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will develop an awareness of career opportunities related to the course Introduction to Culinary Arts.
  9. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Hotel Management

    • Resource ID: 20075
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Students will recognize and explain the programs of study in the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster as well as the connection between Career and Technical Education (CTE), the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster, and Hotel Management.
  10. Lesson Plan: Get That Job! Resumes, Portfolios, and Interview Skills

    • Resource ID: 20112
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will identify self-responsibility and self-management skills, review components of resumes, portfolios, and interviews. Students will also create a personal resume, enhance a career portfolio with additional items, identify proper interview techniques, analyze interview...
  11. Lesson Plan: Back to the Future – An Introduction to Sustainability in Food Service

    • Resource ID: 19760
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will gain awareness of sustainable practices in the food service industry, with an aim to understand business policies and procedures.
  12. Lesson Plan: Hotel Management and Ownership

    • Resource ID: 20099
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will expand job-specific technical vocabulary.
  13. Lesson Plan: Food Safety and Sanitation Guidelines - Culinary Arts

    • Resource ID: 20120
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will practice correct hand washing steps, recognize ways to prevent common kitchen accidents, observe how to use a fire extinguisher, outline foodborne illness and the causes, clarify how proper food handling practices can prevent foodborne illness, and analyze the...
  14. Lesson Plan: Customer Service – The Cornerstone of Restaurant Operations

    • Resource ID: 19815
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will outline solutions and improvements to services that impact the customer.
  15. Lesson Plan: Working Together - Hotel Departments

    • Resource ID: 19884
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate the various departments within hotels and explain the roles and responsibilities of each department.  Students will identify their interests and skill sets to determine the best career pathway in Hospitality and Tourism.
  16. Lesson Plan: In the Balance

    • Resource ID: 20088
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze the importance of balancing a career, family and leisure activities, use scientific methods to assess stress levels, and implement stress management techniques. Students will also discuss what changes affect a work-life balance.
  17. Lesson Plan: Careers in Travel and Tourism Management

    • Resource ID: 19773
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will outline education opportunities available after high school graduation, especially in Travel and Tourism Management. Students will also evaluate personal job skills, aptitude, and interests with a state recognized assessment program.
  18. Lesson Plan: Building Teamwork - Food Truck Design Project

    • Resource ID: 19764
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will be provided with opportunities to explore and practice team building skills during the planning, development and presentation of a Food Truck Project using recycled items. Students will be able to make decisions regarding the name, type of food and a marketing slogan...
  19. Lesson Plan: End of Course Project Options - Hospitality Services

    • Resource ID: 19840
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will review all TEKS for Practicum in Hospitality Services, then research and develop a project proposal and presentation. Student projects and presentations will be based on selected course TEKS.
  20. Lesson Plan: Get That Job! Résumés, Portfolios, and Interview Skills

    • Resource ID: 20109
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will update a personal career portfolio.