March 2014 SIRDC 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.


Child Development
CPR and First Aid Guidelines

Cosmetology II
Client Consultation
Client Follow-Up

Instructional Practices in Education and Training
More Strategies, Tips and Resources for Managing Your Classroom

Human Growth and Development
Life in the Middle: Understanding Development in Middle Adulthood
Rewards and Challenges: Development in Late Adulthood

TEA has published a Graduation Program Side by Side available on the House Bill 5 landing page.


FCCLA State Leadership Conference: A World of Opportunities
April 10 – 12, 2014
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Career Clusters Institute®
The 12th Annual Career Clusters® Institute: 2014 Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education Conference will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Phoenix, Arizona, June 16 – 18, 2014.
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2014 FCCLA National Leadership Conference
July 6 – 10, 2014
San Antonio, Texas

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Texas Career Education Summer Conference 2014
July 14 – 17, 2014
Westin Galleria Hotel – Houston, Texas
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TIVA 2014 Summer Professional Development
July 14 – 18, 2014
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Irving
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FCSTAT 2014 Professional Development Conference
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
July 28 – August 1, 2014
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Attention Teachers Planning on Attending the 2014 FCSTAT Professional Conference:
The SIRDC team is providing you with an opportunity to network and share best practices with your FCSTAT colleagues! We will be sponsoring a SIRDC Lesson Showcase Session at the 2014 FCSTAT Professional Conference. If you are interested in showcasing one or more SIRDC lessons/teaching strategies that you have used in your classroom, please contact Sandra Delgado at We have space for approximately 25 – 30 lesson/strategy presenters. We are in need of at least one presenter for each Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services cluster course®. Requests to participate as a lesson/strategy presenter in this session will be accepted until May 1 by contacting Ms. Delgado. Selected individuals will be contacted on May 5, 2014 with more details.

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