1. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities - Improving Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instruction

    • Resource ID: 15732
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Professional learning communities involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. The focus is on continuous improvement in teaching as well as in student learning. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.  
  4. 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.
  5. Utilizing CTE Advisory Committees to Ensure Safety

    • Resource ID: 15694
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, the benefits of utilizing an advisory committee to give recommendations to CTE programs about safety standards is discussed and advice is given regarding ways to ensure safety in CTE labs.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Person-Centered Thinking and Planning: Role of Parents in Person-Centered Thinking

    • Resource ID: 15715
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    This video provides insight into the importance of the parents' role in person-centered planning. Parents have unique knowledge of what is important to and for their child. This video further highlights the importance of bringing this information to IEP/ARD Committees.
  9. 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.  
  10. Recruiting and Sustaining Membership on Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15717
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTE advisory committees require representation from the community, employers, educational institutions, and parents.   This video presents ideas for ways to recruit members that represent these areas, as well as ways to sustain membership on these committees.
  11. 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.  
  12. Business Professionals of America

    • Resource ID: CTSO-BPA
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    CTSO - BPA
  13. Following an Established Process – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committees

    • Resource ID: 15718
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video discusses the importance of establishing a process by which Career and Technical Education (CTE) advisory committees are run.  This process includes establishing bylaws, conducting periodic meetings and selecting committee leaders.
  14. 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.
  15. Future Business Leaders of America

    • Resource ID: CTSO - FBLA
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    CTSO FBLA
  16. 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.
  17. Introduction to Independent Living Skills Training

    • Resource ID: 15722
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    It is important for individuals with disabilities to have independent living skills so that they can make their own decisions about their life.  This video provides an overview of how CTE teachers can incorporate independent living skills training into their curriculum.
  18. Teaching Professionalism to Students with Special Needs - Training for Post-Secondary Employment

    • Resource ID: 15723
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Given the nature of their hands-on, lab-based, applied curriculum, CTE teachers can focus on employability skills. Here are examples of instructional strategies that can be used when teaching these skills to your students with disabilities in an inclusive setting.
  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.
  20. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America - FCCLA

    • Resource ID: CTSO - FCCLA
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTSO FCCLA