1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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). 
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. Overview of Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners - Introduction to the Sheltered Instruction Observation

    • Resource ID: 19858
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video introduces the concept for sheltered instruction for English Language Learners. In addition, there is a second video summarizing the important role of parents when working with English Language Learners (ELLs) in Spanish and English. Also included is a quick overview of the Sheltered...
  11. Lesson Plan: Identity Theft and Credit Safety

    • Resource ID: 20034
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate an understanding of financial management and discuss the impact of identify theft on credit.
  12. Lesson Plan: Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

    • Resource ID: 20035
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will understand and determine actions to obtain and keep good credit scores. Students will apply these skills to their financial future.
  13. Lesson Plan: Success in Professional Careers

    • Resource ID: 20040
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will describe characteristics required for personal and professional success.
  14. Lesson Plan: Where Do I Fit In?

    • Resource ID: 20042
    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate decision-making skills related to school and community issues, programs of study, and college and career planning.
  15. 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...
  16. Hurricane Harvey Resources

    • Resource ID: HHR
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This is a link to the central hub for schools to get information from TEA regarding Hurricane Harvey. Our goal is to assist school districts experiencing the effects of the hurricane by providing timely information and support.
  17. College and Career Readiness

    • Grade Range: 7, 8
    The career development process is unique to every person and evolves throughout one's life. Students will use decision-making and problem-solving skills for college and career planning. Students will explore valid, reliable educational and career information to learn more about themselves...
  18. How I Got Here: Yarii

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Yarii
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some students may not fully appreciate the value of dual-credit classes—until they see Yarii’s story. This student (who didn’t even speak English until she was 14)...
  19. Prep for College

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Fact: It’s never too early to start prepping. Learn how to make yourself completely college-ready.