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Education and Training

Education and Training

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Improving Teacher Preparation: Building on Innovation

December 8, 2014 // No Comments

The U. S. Department of Education states that students learn more from effective teachers. High-quality teacher preparation matters. Providing all children in America with the opportunity for a world-class education is critical for their success and the success of our nation, and every child deserves a great teacher. For more…

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Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

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What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

December 3, 2014 // No Comments

This new interactive tool is designed to help educators, health professionals, community leaders and consumers find nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. The extensive collection taps into consumer enthusiasm for recipes and promotes cooking at home as a key strategy for encouraging Americans to eat healthier meals. What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl…

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Human Services

Human Services

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FCCLA at the Table – Stronger Families One Meal At a Time

December 3, 2014 // No Comments

Research shows that families that eat meals together reap long-term benefits that feed the body, mind and spirit. And that’s why Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has launched a national campaign – FCCLA@TheTable – by asking our 200,000 members to take a pledge to plan and prepare…

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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide free online instructional resources to Texas teachers implementing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education. Our focus is on helping teachers provide high quality, rigorous instruction for three career clusters: Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services. Our goal is to help teachers make teaching and learning engaging, relevant, and meaningful to students' lives.

In an effort to support the development of student leadership skills and participation in career and technical student organizations (CTSO), all SIRDC lesson plans include a CTSO component. Strategies for working with special needs populations and limited English language learners are included, as well as enrichment and service learning components.

The College and Career Readiness Standards as well as career awareness and career preparation standards have been integrated and collectively serve as the underlying foundation of the resources and activities of this project.

We will continually encourage and seek active involvement, participation and suggestions from our cluster teachers in the collection and development of our resources.

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Teacher Comments

The SIRDC website has been a lifesaver for our long-term substitute. She utilizes it for six preps in Education and Training and Human Services. You all have done an amazing job and I appreciate your hard work. M. Castillo - Canutillo ISD

I teach Principles of Hospitality and Tourism and use your information on almost a daily basis and love it! It is such a great resource for teachers!! A. Sprinkle - Fort Worth ISD

What a treasure for teachers! Thanks! Marilyn Bolt - Hudson ISD

Thank you, this will really make my life easier this year. Really like the organization of the lessons and the teacher training. Rebecca Delgadillo - Northside ISD

Great Stuff! Thank you! Can't wait to get home and use your FREE resources. Nicole Douda - Denison ISD

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