Education and Training

Education and Training

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TED Talk – Every Kid Needs a Champion – SIRDC Lesson: History of American Education

October 1, 2014 // No Comments

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal…

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Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

October 21, 2014 // No Comments

The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to start a new tradition and raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season by: √ providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters, and √ painting a pumpkin teal – the color of food allergy awareness – to place in front of their house along…

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Human Services

Human Services

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Content Brief – The Importance of Play to Healthy Development

October 1, 2014 // No Comments

Content Briefs have been written by post secondary instructors for your use. They consist of up-to-date information on current topics you can incorporate into your Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Human Services cluster courses. http://cte.sfasu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/The-Importance-of-Play-to-Healthy-Development.pdf

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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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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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