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. 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.
  3. Eligibility Criteria for Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

    • Resource ID: 15727
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Centers for Independent Living (CIL) provide a variety of independent living services to individuals with disabilities.  The eligibility criteria for receiving services from a CIL are discussed in this video.
  4. The Role of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers in Student Transition-Centers for Independent Living (CIL's)

    • Resource ID: 15730
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers are uniquely positioned to be of help to students who are transitioning to life after school.  A representative from a CIL discusses how CTE teachers can play an influential role in the transition planning process for students.
  5. 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.
  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 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...
  8. 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.
  9. The Inclusive Nature of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

    • Resource ID: 15738
    • 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. Many organizations are inclusive in nature as they provide opportunities for learning and competition for all students, including special needs students. 
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Teaching Work Ethics in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15724
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video demonstrates how work ethics can be taught to students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.  Teaching examples in different settings are shown.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.  
  15. Texas CTE Resource Center YouTube Playlist

    • Resource ID: TXCTEYT
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The Texas CTE Resource Center YouTube Playlist on the TEA channel hosts special populations videos in a closed captioned format. 
  16. Establishing and Maintaining Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 16345
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This webcast provides you with information on Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committees.  In addition to providing you with steps on how to establish a committee,  we will also give you tips on how to maintain a committee that is successful in meeting the needs of your...