Education and Training

Education and Training

News & Updates

Legislative Briefing Book (2015)

August 4, 2015 // No Comments

After each legislative session, the Texas Education Agency produces a briefing book that describes new laws that impact public education. The following are links to briefing books from recent legislative sessions. For more information, visit: Reports and Data Legislative Briefing Book (2015)

Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

News & Updates

CTE Work-Based Training Online Course

August 17, 2015 // No Comments

In Texas, public school districts are responsible for ensuring that each teacher assigned to a career preparation or practicum course has completed appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety. This training is designed to help teachers who will be coordinating student work-based learning experiences. It…

Human Services

Human Services

News & Updates

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

August 21, 2015 // No Comments

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as…

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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