1. Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) Motivate and Improve Student Interest in Learning

    • Resource ID: 15736
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are designed to support and enhance the learning of CTE programs in one or more of the 16 career clusters.  The video demonstrates how participation in CTSOs can motivate and improve student interest in learning.
  2. Addressing Special Education Concerns: Participation in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

    • Resource ID: 15737
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are designed to support and enhance the learning of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in one or more of the 16 career clusters. This video discusses the importance of parent involvement in these organizations.
  3. College Preparation for Students with Disabilities: Know Your Needs

    • Resource ID: 15743
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are several things that can be done to help students with disabilities prepare for college.  This video provides an overview of the steps that teachers, parents, and students with disabilities getting ready to enter college can take.
  4. Addressing Safety Concerns – Services for Individuals with Blindness or Visual Impairment

    • Resource ID: 15742
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    This video reiterates that the division for Blind and Visually Impaired Services (now under the Texas Workforce Commission) can help CTE teachers and other educators address safety concerns for individuals with visual impairment or blindness when at work or in class/lab situations.
  5. 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). 
  6. Conclusion: Using Assistive Technology in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15757
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Assistive technology includes adaptive and rehabilitative devices that disabled people can use to perform a variety of tasks.  This video informs Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers how they can acquire these devices for use in their classrooms.
  7. 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.
  8. Best Practices for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms and Labs

    • Resource ID: 15692
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms and labs is of the highest importance, not only to ensure the safety of students, but also for the running of a well-organized, efficient classroom.  
  9. Assessing for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Labs

    • Resource ID: 15693
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, laws and regulations for safety pertaining to school buildings and individual classrooms are discussed.  A safety observation form is explained and a copy of the form is provided with the course transcript.
  10. Safety in CTE Lab Settings with Special Populations

    • Resource ID: 15695
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The following is a video showcasing Career and Technical Education (CTE) lab settings. Practical examples of how to maintain a safe environment when working with special populations within these settings is described.
  11. 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.
  12. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees: Provide Opportunities for Members to Meet Your Needs

    • Resource ID: 15720
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees can be of great assistance when supplies and resources are needed in classrooms.  They can also be valuable in relating pertinent information regarding scholarships or community resources that are available.  
  13. Soliciting Parent Input on Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15721
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The interest and involvement of parents is a significant aspect of ensuring student success in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  In this video, the importance of soliciting parent input on CTE advisory committees is discussed.
  14. 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.
  15. The Role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher in Preparing Students with Disabilities for Transition

    • Resource ID: 16351
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, the role of career and technical education (CTE) teachers and parents in preparing students with disabilities for transition to life after high school is described.  An overview of state agencies that aid in transition is provided.  The agencies that are discussed...
  16. Person Centered Thinking: Encouraging Students to Develop Their Own Life Path

    • Resource ID: 16346
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, students are encouraged to use person centered thinking to develop their own life path.  Person centered thinking encourages individuals to explore their values and skills in order to formulate plans for the future.  This will allow them to get importance out of their...
  17. Legislative Updates: Serving Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15676
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, legislative updates that are important to know with regard to serving students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms are discussed.
  18. The Importance of Explaining Programs and Stating Specific Needs to Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15719
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When conducting Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committee meetings, it is important to inform the members of the progress of the program and specifically state any program needs.  
  19. Introduction to Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

    • Resource ID: 15726
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When a student with a disability graduates from high school, there may be concern from parents, caregivers, guardians, or the student themselves concerning post-secondary options. This video explains the services and support systems that are available through Centers for Independent Living.