April 2013 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.


Cosmetology I
Finger Wave Hair Style

Dollars and Sense
How the Media Influences Consumers
Saving the Environment

Human Growth and Development
No Longer a Teen: Development in Early Adulthood

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
The Balancing Act: Managing a Career and Family
21st Century Employability Skills

Practicum Coordination Handbook Overview Online Course


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.
For more information see: http://www.careertech.org/news-events/institute/2014cci/

2014 FCCLA National Leadership Conference
July 6 – 10, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
For more information see: http://www.fcclainc.org/content/2014-national-leadership-conference/

Texas Career Education Summer Conference 2014
July 14 – 17, 2014
Westin Galleria Hotel – Houston, Texas
For more information: http://www.tcecconference.com/summer

TIVA 2014 Summer Professional Development
July 14 – 18, 2014
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Irving
For more information: http://tiva.org/now/conference/summer-conference/

FCSTAT 2014 Professional Development Conference
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
July 28 – August 1, 2014
For more information: http://www.fcstat.org/Conference/ProfessionalDevelopmentConference.htm

Show Me The Moolah!! Economic Summit
Attend this Economic Summit to beef up your teaching. This will be an amazing day packed full of free resources and training to implement as soon as you return to school in the fall. Get prepared to engage your students and show them how good business and financial skills make Moolah!! Participants will receive training on resources from the Texas Council on Economic Education and REAP – The Farming Game. Participants will also be treated to Lunch and a tour of the Dallas Federal Reserve by Princeton Williams- Economic Education Program Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The first 50 teachers to register will receive a copy of the Virtual Economics CD, a $100 value!! Scholarships to cover the registration fee are available to the first 25 teachers who request assistance.
Federal Reserve Dallas, Texas
July 29, 2014
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Summit: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For additional information contact Dr. Nancy Shepherd, Stephen F. Austin State University shepherd@sfasu.edu.


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 delgadosa@sfasu.edu. 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 20, 2014 by contacting Ms. Delgado at delgadosa@sfasu.edu. Selected individuals will be contacted by June 1, 2014 with more details.

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