November 2013 Newsletter


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
0˚ Haircut

Dollars and Sense
Saving for the Future

Family and Community Services
Focus on Serving Children – Our Future

Food Science
Knowledge Is Power: Why Study Food Science?
Nutrients and Beyond! The Six Nutrient Groups
Nutrition Science for Life!

Interpersonal Studies
A Look at Workplace Ethics
Building Healthy Lifelong Relationships
Crisis and the Family


New website addressing the needs of gifted and talented students:

Texas Council on Economic Education
Attention Dollars and Sense teachers, the Fall Personal Finance Challenge is on. Are your student teams registered to play the challenge? The Online campus testing window is November 11 through December 6, 2013. For more information see

Career and Technical Education (CTE) TEKS Review
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the State Board of Education’s TEKS review committees for career and technical education (CTE). To express your interest in serving on a CTE TEKS review committee, please submit a completed application and attach a current résumé. Please visit the TEA website at for an application and for more information. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 10, 2014. Nominations to the TEKS review committees are expected to be announced in spring 2014.


December 4 – 7, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
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TIVA 2014 Midwinter Professional Development Conference
January 16 – 18, 2014
Austin, Texas
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2014 FCSTAT Midwinter Professional Development Conference
January 23 – 25, 2014
Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
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Texas Career Education Winter Conference TCEC
February 4 – 6, 2014
Austin, Texas
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