1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.  
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. CTSOs Encourage Innovative Practices and Student Leadership

    • Resource ID: 15739
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Career and Technical Student Organizations  (CTSOs) encourage innovative practices and student leadership. In this video the teacher highlights specific examples of the ways in which CTSOs benefit both students and teachers.
  9. 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.
  10. 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). 
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Pre-Planning for Safety in CTE Lab Settings -Using a Prior Walk-Through

    • Resource ID: 15691
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in CTE Lab settings is paramount and an important concern for all teachers. In this video Jeff Eichman of ESC 6 provides you with tools on how to pre-plan for safety and create a learning environment that reduces hazards.
  17. CLI Engage

    • Resource ID: ET-CLI
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    CLI Engage provides a comprehensive, integrated resources suite that connects professional development (online courses) to classroom implementation (activity collections) and highly targeted data collection and planning (child progress monitoring and teacher observation and goal-setting). Visit...
  18. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Reports

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This binder contains a list of shortcuts to select Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reports. Follow the shortcuts to read the reports, and link back to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce site for more information and resources.
  19. Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide

    • Resource ID: FC-SS-RG
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    TEA developed a premiere resource to support Texas schools in addressing the education of students in foster care: Texas Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide (PDF). This guide is the product of collaboration with the Texas...