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Education and Training

Education and Training

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The Wall Street Journal – Wanted: More Home Economics

June 29, 2014 // No Comments

The idea of high-school home-economics courses seems outdated to some, but experts, including the first lady, are emphasizing the need for students to learn the skills taught in home ec. One of the major issues for states is finding highly qualified teachers for FCS courses. According to the study, half…

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Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

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Fight Bac! Like a ProducePro

July 18, 2014 // No Comments

FightBac.org has a new food safety campaign – Fight Bac! Like a ProducePro Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Like any raw fresh foods, naturally occurring bacteria in fresh fruits and vegetables can cause food poisoning. Follow these safe handling tips to consistently protect yourself…

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Human Services

Human Services

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Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

August 14, 2014 // No Comments

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them. The Importance of Developmental and Behavioral Screening As many as one in four children through the…

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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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