April 2015 SIRDC Newsletter



Attention Teachers Planning on Attending the 2015 FCSTAT Professional Conference:

Does it sadden you to pack up or discard outstanding student work and projects that are left behind as the school year comes to an end? Did your students participate in any unique service learning projects that you’d love to tell your colleagues about? Would you like one more opportunity to SHOW OFF a student CTSO project?

The SIRDC team is once again providing you with an opportunity to share best practices and network with your FCSTAT colleagues! We will be sponsoring our second SIRDC Lesson Showcase and Best Practices Session at the 2015 FCSTAT Professional Conference. If you are interested in showcasing one or more SIRDC lessons, teaching strategies or student projects, please contact Sandra Delgado at delgadosa@sfasu.edu. We have space for approximately 25 lesson/strategy presenters. We are in need of at least one presenter for each Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services Career Cluster® course. Requests to participate in this session will be accepted until May 30, 2015. Selected individuals will be contacted by June 5, 2015 with more details.


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.



Career Portals

It Takes Teamwork!

Child Development

Children’s Needs: The Foundation of Growth and Development

Counseling and Mental Health

Health and Wellness Throughout the Lifespan

The Use of Technology in Counseling and Mental Health

Food Science

More Power to You! The Energy in Food

Hospitality Services

Marketing Techniques for the Hospitality Industry

Human Growth and Development

Career Opportunities in Education and Training

The Education of Students with Special Needs

Instructional Practices in Education and Training

A Look at Qualities of Effective Schools

Interpersonal Studies

Families Across the Lifespan

Practicum in Education and Training

Accepted! College Selection and Admission

Practicum in Human Services

How to Effectively Communicate with Clients

Mathematical Applications in Human Services

Principles of Human Services

Decisions: Managing Your Money

Leadership Today – Making the Right Decisions

Travel and Tourism Management

The State of the Economy and Travel Decisions


Listed below are professional development conferences and workshops you may be interested in attending.

2015 FCSTAT Professional Development Conference

Sheraton Hotel

Dallas, Texas

July 27 – 31, 2015


2015 TIVA Summer Professional Development Conference

Omni Houston by the Galleria

July 13 – 17, 2015


2015 TCEC Summer Conference

JULY 20 – 23, 2015

Fort Worth Convention Center

Fort Worth, Texas


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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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