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Education and Training

Education and Training

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15 Books That Will Make You a Better Teacher

March 9, 2015 // No Comments

These books are mostly written by teachers for teachers. They range form the latest research on students, teachers talking about overcoming inequality to help students learn, and great techniques every teacher can use in their classroom. For more information, visit: 15 Books That Will Make You a Better Teacher

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Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

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National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2 – 10, 2015

April 20, 2015 // No Comments

Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2-10, 2015. It’s an annual tradition that was established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated the following year. This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. The…

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Human Services

Human Services

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2015 Prevention Resource Guide – Making Meaningful Connections

April 18, 2015 // No Comments

Department of Human and Human Services is providing a free publication which offers trusted information, strategies, and resources to help communities support and strengthen families, protect children and promote well-being for children and youth. The publication includes tip sheets for parents and caregivers. For additional information, visit: 2015 Prevention Resource…

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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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