October 2013 Instructional Resources


The following resources have been developed or located for your use by the Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center team. Click on the lesson titles below for instant access! Please make sure to rate the lessons and add to your FAVORITES! Feel free to share this newsletter with your colleagues.

Cosmetology I
Be Visually Aware – Nail Diseases and Disorders
Family and Community Services
We Serve – Introduction to Service Learning
Food Science
Food Science? Food Scientists?
Don’t be a Fool; Use the Right Tool – Lab Equipment
Instructional Practices in Education and Training
Principles and Areas of Development
Interpersonal Studies
Financial Obligations Throughout the Family Life Cycle
Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness
Successful Lab Management Guidelines
Table Settings, Etiquette and Presentation
Principles of Human Services
Child Abuse Prevention
Practicum in Culinary Arts
Laws and Regulations in the Food Service Industry

Sample Assessment Questions
Restaurant Management Assessment Questions
Practicum in Hospitality Services Assessment Questions
Child Development Assessment Questions

Important Information

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Update

Career and technical education (CTE) – The next subject area TEKS scheduled for review and revision is CTE. Applications for individuals interested in serving on a CTE TEKS review committee are expected to be available in late October. Information will be posted to the TEKS webpage at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148 as it becomes available.

Upcoming Conferences

Hospitality Educators Association of Texas – 18th Annual Professional Development Educator Conference
November 14-16, 2013
Dallas Anatole Hilton, Dallas, Texas
For more information:
Click on the links below:
Conference Agenda
Conference Registration Form
Hotel Reservation

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