May 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.


Cosmetology II
The Chemistry of Hair Relaxing

Counseling and Mental Health
Roadblocks to Mental Health Wellness

Culinary Arts
Get That Job! Résumés, Portfolios and Interview Skills
Global Cultures and International Cuisines

Dollars and Sense
Laws, Regulations and Taxes That Impact Consumers

Education and Training – lessons lend themselves to more than one course
Educational Support Staff: Partners in Creating a Strong Learning Community
Stories, Stories and More Stories
How Do I Get That Job? Education Administration

Hotel Management
Get That Job! Résumés, Portfolios and Interview Skills

Hospitality Services
Get That Job! Résumés, Portfolios and Interview Skills

Instructional Practices in Education and Training
Ethical Standards for Educators

Practicum in Human Services
Researching Careers in the Human Services Industry

Restaurant Management
Get That Job! Résumés, Portfolios and Interview Skills

Travel and Tourism Management
Get That Job! Résumés, Portfolios and Interview Skills


Listed below are professional conferences and workshops you may be interested in attending.
“*” indicates that SIRDC will have a session.

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:

Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace
Houston, Texas
June 22 – 23, 2014
For more information see:

SMARTER Texas Personal Financial Literacy, Economics, Entrepreneurship Teacher Professional Development
San Antonio, Texas
Secondary – June 17-18, 2014
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2014 FCCLA National Leadership Conference
July 6 – 10, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
For more information see:

Texas Career Education Summer Conference 2014
July 14 – 17, 2014
Westin Galleria Hotel – Houston, Texas
For more information:

Attention Cosmetology Teachers
Are you looking for strategies to assist your students with the written portion of their Cosmetology licensing examinations? Help is on the way! Make sure to sign up to attend this TIVA session created especially for you!
MAX Teaching with Reading & Writing: Mastering the Academic Challenges of Cosmetology Instruction. Seats are still available and attendees will receive a valuable FREE book!
Wednesday July 16, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TIVA 2014 Summer Professional Development Conference
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Irving
Registration information:

TIVA 2014 Summer Professional Development*
July 14 – 18, 2014
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Irving
For more information:

FCSTAT 2014 Professional Development Conference*
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
July 28 – August 1, 2014
For more information:

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

53rd Annual Council for Economic Education (CEE) National Conference
Dallas, Texas
October 9 – 11, 2014
For more information:

New Career and Technical Education Teacher Conference
The 2014 New Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Conference will be held in Austin, Texas at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel on October 6 – October 8. Attendance is by application only. No registrations will be taken at the conference.
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