1. Using Student Assessment Data Rubric

    • Resource ID: Rubric15
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Rubrics are an important tool in standards-based education. While rubrics are most often used in grading student work, they can also be super helpful to students in understanding the performance expectations. When used as formative assessments, students can not only understand the expectations,...
  2. Court Room Rubric

    • Resource ID: Rubric06
    • Grade Range: N/A
    Rubrics are an important tool in standards-based education. While rubrics are most often used in grading student work, they can also be super helpful to students in understanding the performance expectations. When used as formative assessments, students can not only understand the expectations,...
  3. CTE State Dashboard

    • Resource ID: DB001
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The CTE State Dashboard, developed by Safal Partners, is a tool designed for users to explore trends related to the 16 Career and Technical Education (CTE) career clusters and occupational information in Texas. It was built using data on CTE course enrollment provided by the Texas Education...
  4. Foundational Learning Session 1: Unpacking Standards

    • Resource ID: FLS1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the first in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. This foundational learning session focuses on how to unpack TEKS to ensure your instructional planning results in...
  5. Foundational Learning Session 2: Student Learning Objectives

    • Resource ID: FLS2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the second in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. This foundational learning session focuses on how to generate student learning objectives from unpacked state...
  6. Foundational Learning Session 3: Activities

    • Resource ID: FLS3
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the third in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. In this session, be prepared to use one of the student learning objectives you developed during Foundational Learning...
  7. Foundational Learning Session 4: Knowledge of Students

    • Resource ID: FLS4
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the fourth in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency CTE Mentor Program. For this session, please have your class rosters available for review.
  8. Foundational Learning Session 5: Classroom Management

    • Resource ID: FLS5
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the fifth in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. This session describes concrete approaches you can use to promote positive student behaviors and to cultivate a...
  9. Foundational Learning Session 6: Differentiation

    • Resource ID: FLS6
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the sixth in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. In this session, teacher's will use the T-TESS Instruction Dimension 2.4: Differentiation rubric to evaluate...
  10. Foundational Learning Session 7: End-of-Year Reflection

    • Resource ID: FLS7
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the seventh in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. In this session, we discuss ways in which you can approach end-of-year reflection and harness your strengths to...
  11. Administrator Foundational Learning Sessions

    • Grade Range: N/A
    Administrator Foundational Learning Sessions are a set of videos designed to share best practices and research about the importance and benefits of career and technical education (CTE) with administrators. Sessions are designed to give administrators practical information to support their...
  12. Foundational Learning Sessions

    • Grade Range: N/A
    Foundational Learning Sessions are teacher training sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. Foundational Learning Session topics include:
    CTE Mentor Program Introduction
    Foundational Learning...
  13. TxCTE Ramp Up: Cluster Specific Closed Facebook Groups

    • Grade Range: N/A
    Welcome to the TxCTE Ramp Up! The TxCTE Ramp Up is a group of cluster-specific online communities that are part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE New Teacher Mentor Program. Each cluster-specific closed Facebook group provides an opportunity for beginning CTE teachers to seek advice,...
  14. Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: CTEMentoringProgram
    • Grade Range: N/A
    In December of 2016, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) contracted with Resources for Learning, LLC, (RFL) to launch the Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program. The CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program offers ongoing mentoring and induction-type professional development,...
  15. CTE Stakeholder Meetings

    • Resource ID: CTEStakeholder
    • Grade Range: N/A
    At the inception of the CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program, two CTE stakeholder meetings were held to discuss the needs of beginning CTE teachers and how to best address those needs. At these meetings, TEA introduced the CTE Mentoring program and facilitated small group discussions about support...
  16. Professional Development

    • Resource ID: CTE PD
    • Grade Range: N/A
    A key component of the CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program lays in the education and training of beginning CTE teachers, CTE administrators, and CTE mentors. This professional development occurs through the development of original training content, in-person training of mentor teachers, and new...
  17. CTE Teacher Self-Efficacy Survey

    • Resource ID: SelfEfficacySurvey
    • Grade Range: N/A
    An important aspect of the CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program was evaluation. One of the program's goals was to research and collect survey information on CTE teachers’ perceptions of their own self-efficacy, their pressing needs, and the quality of available supports in order to...
  18. Foundational Learning Session 8: Building Community & Business Relationships

    • Resource ID: FLS8
    • Grade Range: N/A
    This is the eighth in a series of foundational learning sessions designed to provide support for beginning CTE teachers as part of the Texas Education Agency's CTE Mentor Program. In this session, we explore ways in which you can bolster your CTE program through relationships and...
  19. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 1: Why Do We Need to Support Beginning Teachers?

    • Resource ID: AFLS1
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The CTE Foundational Learning Sessions are a set of videos designed to educate administrators on the importance and benefits of Career and Technical Education. The first foundational learning session video discusses the importance of supporting beginning CTE teachers.
    Career and...
  20. Administrator Foundational Learning Session 2: The Benefits of a Supportive CTE Environment

    • Resource ID: AFLS2
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The second administrator foundational learning session details the myriad benefits that that a supportive CTE environment will produce.
    By supporting new teachers administrators are cultivating a sense of self-efficacy within them. These strong mentor/new teacher relationships will help...