1. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  2. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers Using O*NET

    • Resource ID: 14242
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will perform in-depth research on careers, and produce several products using O*NET and other internet options.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    • Resource ID: Res - BLS
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  4. Get My Future

    • Resource ID: Coun-GMF
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    U.S. Department of Labor career and education resources.
  5. My Next Move

    • Resource ID: Coun_MNM
    • Grade Range: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    US Dept. of Labor My Next Move site
  6. Lesson Plan: Investigating STEM Cluster Careers

    • Resource ID: 14590
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore career opportunities within the STEM Career Cluster.  
  7. Lesson Plan: Careers in BMAC using MAPP

    • Resource ID: 11266
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will explore a variety of careers within the Business Management Cluster and determine their interest level for each career opportunity.
  8. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Human Resources

    • Resource ID: 11264
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will identify and explore career opportunities within the Human Resources pathway such as Corporate Trainer, Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, and HR Generalist.
  9. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers - Careers in Marketing Strategy

    • Resource ID: 11265
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students explore careers related to marketing education. Students will research marketing strategies and the impact of media and advertising on purchasing decisions.
  10. Lesson Plan: Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

    • Resource ID: 12084
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will align personal interests and skills into career opportunities within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster.
  11. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing for Teens

    • Resource ID: 20173
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will develop a resume, write business correspondence, complete a sample job application, and explain the protocol for selecting and using appropriate references for job applications.
  12. Lesson Plan: Can You Lend a Helping Hand?

    • Resource ID: 20037
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will recognize the value of service learning by identifying, planning, and implementing service learning activities with other students and community partners to address local and global issues. Students will also use technology to research service learning projects and...
  13. Lesson Plan: Career Investigations

    • Resource ID: 20044
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will investigate the professional skills needed for college and career success.
  14. 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...
  15. Texas GEAR UP in Action: LVN Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_LVN
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Nursing's a great job. Nurses perform an incredibly demanding, immensely valuable, and incalculably rewarding service to their community—and it's steady work that requires even steadier minds to go in and git 'er done with compassion and a high level of expertise. That's...
  16. How I Got Here: Maria

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Maria
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    During high school, Maria went through every day carrying a secret—she’s an undocumented citizen. While other students were starting to prep for college, Maria was thinking that she’d never be able to step foot on a college campus due to her status. And she was seriously...
  17. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Health Science Academy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Healthscie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When the folks at IDEA Public Schools GEAR UP started hearing that students were wanting to leave to attend more health and science-oriented institutions, they knew they had to come up with an inventive solution or risk losing them all together—and thus was born ...
  18. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Phenomenal Women Career Conference

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Phenomenal
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A great group of gals from ESC Region 12 got the chance to get up close and personal with working women at a Phenomenal Women Career Conference in Temple. Fusing facts with fashion and fun, the day-long conference offered some amazing insight and invaluable info from some incredibly fierce...
  19. Texas GEAR UP in Action: GeoFORCE

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Geoforce
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Students in the Texas GEAR UP State Grant don't have to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when making their summer plans thanks to a partnership with the innovative GeoFORCE program. The STEM-focused geoscience course lets students get hands-on with nature, while also providing them...
  20. Texas GEAR UP in Action: GEAR UP Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_GUclub
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some lucky IDEA Public Schools students from the Rio Grande Valley are getting a highly unique taste of college life through the exciting and engaging Transformational College Field Lessons program. These lessons aren't your typical visits to local colleges or even state universities. No,...