January 2015 – SIRDC Newsletter

STATEWIDE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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.

NEW INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE LESSONS

Child Guidance
Assisting in the Development of Students with Special Needs

Culinary Arts
Culinary Kitchen Math Calculations

Dollars and Sense
Money Matters: Making Cents of it All

Family and Community Services
What’s Next? Future Trends in Family and Community Services

Food Science
The Scientific Method of Lab Investigation

Food Safety Principles – Microorganisms Everywhere!

Introduction to Cosmetology
Principles of Infection Control

Practicum in Hospitality Services
Travel Accommodations

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Adventures in Travel: Planning a Texas Vacation

Principles of Human Services
Maintaining Your Health and Well-being

TEACHER ONLINE COURSE

Career Portals Teacher Online Course

Suggested Activities for Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Humans Services: Organized by Career Cluster/Career Pathways

ADDITIONAL FREE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES

Weren’t able to attend the 2015 FCSTAT Conference? Click on the link below to access slide presentations to all breakout sessions sponsored by the Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center.
http://cte.sfasu.edu/rgroup/best-practices/
Click on black title ribbon to access each individual resource.

New SIRDC Media and Technology Resources Section features FREE technology tools.
http://cte.sfasu.edu/rgroup/media-and-technology/
Click on black title ribbon to access each resource. Clicking on “older posts,” located on lower left hand side will take you to the next page.

TEKS RECOMMENDATION UPDATE

Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism and Human Services Career Cluster Courses:

February 11 – 13, 2015 – First reading and filing authorization; official public comment begins

Send Public comments to TEKS@tea.texas.gov

April 15 – 17, 2015 – Public hearing; second reading and final adoption

2017 – 2018 – Expected TEKS implementation

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES

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

2015 TCEC Winter Conference*
Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
February 2 – 4, 2015
For more information: http://www.tcecconference.com/winter

TAFE 31st Annual Teach Tomorrow Summit*
Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway St., Lubbock, Texas 79409
February 14 – 16, 2015
For more information: http://www.tafeonline.org/

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We would love to receive your photos of classroom projects/products that stem from SIRDC lessons. Simply email them to delgadosa@sfasu.edu with permission to include them on our facebook/Twitter and SIRDC website.

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