1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.  
  5. 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.
  6. 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.  
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Introduction to Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

    • Resource ID: 15731
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    PLCs involve an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to discuss, implement, and make changes to instructional practices as needed. This video shows an example of a PLC that specifically emphasizes the value of bringing ESL and SPED personnel to the table.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers

    • Resource ID: 15734
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    PLCs 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.  
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. 
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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).