1. Human Growth and Development

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Human Growth and Development is an examination of human development across the lifespan with emphasis on research, theoretical perspectives, and common physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developmental milestones. The course covers material that is generally taught in a postsecondary, one...
  2. Instructional Practices

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Instructional Practices is a field-based (practicum) internship that provides students with background knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students work under the joint direction and supervision of both a teacher with...
  3. Practicum in Education and Training

    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Practicum in Education and Training is a field-based internship that provides students background knowledge of child and adolescent development principles as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students in the course work under the joint direction and supervision of...
  4. Aging and Dementia

    • Resource ID: Aging-Dementia
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    A Snapshot on Aging and Dementia Instructor’s Manual, student manual, and slide deck. The instructor manual has been reviewed by the Alzheimer’s Association® and meets the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topics:
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  5. Non-Verbal Communication with the use of a Zam

    • Resource ID: 15756
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A Zam Communicator is a device that allows a person who has a speech impairment to communicate by spelling out words using a keypad or by pressing on an icon to display a message.  It is specifically designed to be used between patients and medical professionals.  
  6. Universal Design for Learning - Instruction for all Populations in CTE

    • Resource ID: 15760
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video provides an outline of Universal Design for Learning principles useful for working and instructing all students including special populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
  7. The Process of Response to Intervention (RTI)

    • Resource ID: 15758
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach which is used to identify and support students with learning and behavior needs.  In this video, the process as well as the benefits of RTI are described.
  8. Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

    • Resource ID: 15672
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This video discusses the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and how teachers are impacted.  ESEA was reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Barack Obama.
  9. Advantages of Professional Learning Communities - Improving Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instruction

    • Resource ID: 15732
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Professional learning communities 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. 
  10. Legislative Updates: Serving Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Resource ID: 15676
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, legislative updates that are important to know with regard to serving students with disabilities in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms are discussed.
  11. Best Practices for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms and Labs

    • Resource ID: 15692
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms and labs is of the highest importance, not only to ensure the safety of students, but also for the running of a well-organized, efficient classroom.  
  12. Assessing for Safety in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Labs

    • Resource ID: 15693
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this video, laws and regulations for safety pertaining to school buildings and individual classrooms are discussed.  A safety observation form is explained and a copy of the form is provided with the course transcript.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Person-Centered Thinking and Planning: Role of Parents in Person-Centered Thinking

    • Resource ID: 15715
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    This video provides insight into the importance of the parents' role in person-centered planning. Parents have unique knowledge of what is important to and for their child. This video further highlights the importance of bringing this information to IEP/ARD Committees.
  17. 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.  
  18. 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.
  19. 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.  
  20. 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.