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Education and Training

Education and Training

News & Updates

Get the Math

July 13, 2015 // No Comments

Get the Math is designed to help students understand real-world applications of Algebra I. Interrelated video segments and interactive tools support student learning of algebraic concepts related to music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Educators’ resources include videos of a teacher using Get the Math materials in…

Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

News & Updates

July is National Culinary Arts Month

July 2, 2015 // No Comments

This month-long celebration is to promote awareness of professional cooks and chefs and their contributions to new culinary trends and dining excellence. Dine out during the month of July and remember to thank your favorite chef! For more information about professional chefs, visit: American Culinary Federation

Human Services

Human Services

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Teacher Online Resource Center

July 1, 2015 // No Comments

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are working together to help young people in America build skills for making financial decisions. We believe financial education has the power to enable children and youth to achieve their own financial goals throughout their lives. Here you will…

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.


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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