Navarro Independent School District
Career and Technical Education
Public Notification of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of Navarro Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, marital status, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or other legally protected status in its vocational programs, services or activities as well as its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Navarro Independent School District offers several Career and Technical Education programs, including but not limited to Business Marketing, Health Science, Cybersecurity, Agriculture, Engineering, Information Technology, etc. Admission to these programs is based on interest, lottery selection, first come first serve basis, age appropriateness, and/or class space availability. Navarro Independent School District will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the following personnel who have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Kathy Peel, Human Resources Director/Title IX Coordinator, E-mail: Kathy.Peel@nisd.us; Janna Smith, Special Education Director/Section 504 Coordinator, Email: Janna.Smith@nisd.us; Phone: (830) 372-1930.
Distrito Escolar Independiente de Navarro
Career and Technical Education
Public Notification of Nondiscrimination
Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Navarro de no discriminar por motivos de edad, raza, religión, color, origen nacional, género, estado civil, estatus de militar/veterano, discapacidad, la información genética, orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género, u otro estado legalmente protegido en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, así como en sus prácticas de empleo tal como lo requiere el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Distrito Escolar Independiente de Navarro ofrece programas de Educación Profesional y Técnica incluyendo, pero no limitado a Negocios Mercadeo, Ciencias de la Salud, Seguridad Cibernética, Agricultura, Ingeniería, Tecnología de Información, etc. La admisión a estos programas anteriores se basa en interés, selección por lotería, por orden de llegada, edad apropiada y o disponibilidad de espacios. Distrito Escolar Independiente de Navarro tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de destrezas en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de quejas, contacte al siguiente personal que ha sido designado para manejar consultas sobre políticas de no discriminación: Kathy Peel, Director de Recursos Humanos/Coordinador Interino de Título IX, E-mail: Kathy.Peel@nisd.us; Janna Smith, Director de Educación Especial/Coordinador de la Sección 504, Email: Janna.Smith@nisd.us; Teléfono: (830) 372-1930.
CTE Teacher Resources
Professional Learning & Growth Resources for CTE Teachers
TEA Learn CTE-specific or TEA Learn Instructional (search instructional need) - Many professional development courses for CPE credit previously offered through the Texas Gateway (Classic Gateway) are transitioning to the new TEALearn course platform and can be used for CPE credit; available to view on the Texas Gateway; and sunsetting and no longer available
Adobe Education Exchange - Adobe workshops, teaching materials, and opportunities to connect with other educators seeking new and creative ways to teach and prepare your students for certification
Microsoft Educator Center - Professional Development and resources that supports multimedia experiences for hybrid, flip classroom, or online digital/remote learning that keep educators, students, and families connected.
Microsoft Office Training Site - Free video clips of functions used in Microsoft Office programs. Use them for your own learning, to embed in your instruction, or allow students to use them as a resource or seek help with Microsoft Office programs. It has video tutorials for OneDrive, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Office 365, etc. As the district updates office, this is the best site for you to supplement or have your students learn the differences between the software version (2013/2016) of the adopted textbook and the district's current software version. This site also gives additional enrichment and real-world activities for activities and lesson plan ideas. This will help students practice their skills for the MOS test AND meet the business application TEKS of the course.
Education Service Center 20 - Services the San Antonio area and provides in-person and virtual professional development, including for CTE-specific, instructional and special populations, etc.
Education Service Center 13 (ESC XIII)- Services Austin area but also includes Seguin. Also provides professional development not offered at ESC 20.
NISD Ed Tech Professional Learning - Educational Technology Department focuses on providing in-depth technology integration service, training, and support for instructional and academic purposes, specifically supporting the CTE's main mission in preparing all students for success in college, career, and community leadership. Ed Tech provides a variety of professional development opportunities for effective integration of educational technology via face-to-face training, webinars, self-paced online courses, one-on-one coaching, and campus and small group settings, just to name a few. Information regarding our professional development opportunities can be found on our Educational Technology Professional Learning Hub.
United Training-Software Training -(requires registration fee) -Offers virtual and in-person technology/software skills training at coop pricing that is not reflected on the website. Request for a session will need to be approved by the teacher's assigned region coordinator prior to session registration.
Curriculum Resources for CTE Teachers
Texas CTE (txcte.org/teachers) - Engaging. TEKS aligns CTE classroom resources that you can use with your students as part of instruction or career and industry exploration. Education Service Center XI
Texas OnCourse-A state-funded initiative to improve college and career readiness by equipping all Texas students for an educational and professional future that unlocks their potential.
If Then Collection - A digital asset library of women STEM innovators, for educational and other non-commercial uses. Teachers and students are free to use these images as needed for posters or activities.
Virtual Field Trips - Register your class for weeks’ worth of virtual field trips related to your programs from Discovery Education.
Discovery Education & Library Media Online Services Apps (Single Sign-On through Class Link App) - Remember, Library Services has Apps that contain useful resources, like EBSCO with tools to improve skills, college admission exams and placement tests, and career options to build workplace skills. Great for HS educators and helps expand the school's resources and complements the curriculum. Teaching tools include flashcards, ebooks, videos, lesson plans, and student activities to support CTE and CCR.
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRC) - The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board conducts research on career and technical education and brings it into classrooms. Focused on improving the quality of CTE in public high schools. The organizations share a commitment to helping schools engage students through career and technical studies, so students learn more and are ready for college, career and advanced training. Available resources include Math-in-CTE integration and much more.
General CTE Resources
Texas Education Agency CTE - Includes all information about Texas CTE, including state program of study sequences, certification information, TEKS, etc.
Texas Education Agency CTE Teacher Resources - Includes information for teacher certifications, practicum courses & student certifications
TEA Industry-Based Certification Information - IBCs are now a part of accountability. A student can earn up to 1.0 accountability measure for passing an industry certification listed on the state IBC list.
Education Service Center 20 CTE - CTE Resources & Updates
Education Service Center 13 CTE - CTE Resources & Updates
Career and Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) - State CTE
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) - National CTE
Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) - State Technology Education
International Standards for Technology Education (ITSE) Association - National Technology Education
Texas Industrial Vocation Association (TIVA) - State Industrial Vocational Education
Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas - State Ag Education
Technology Resources (Troubleshooting & Maintenance) **Coming Soon