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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 ExchangeAdobe 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. 

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