November 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 live links below for instant access! Please make sure to rate the lessons/courses and add to your FAVORITES! Feel free to share this newsletter with your colleagues.

Previously published INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE LESSONS

Practicum in Education and Training

Accepted! College Selection and Admission

Hotel Management

Guest Services – First Impressions

Dollars and Sense

Interest: What Does It Mean?

Career Portals

Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

Previously published ONLINE TEACHER COURSES

Education and Training

Principles of Education and Training

Hospitality and Tourism

Culinary Arts

Practicum in Culinary Arts

Human Services

Principles of Human Services

Dollars and Sense

Practicum in Human Services

Career Development

Career Portals Online Course

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES

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

Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas Mid-Winter Conference

Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

January 21- 23, 2016

https://www.fcstat.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Pages.main&Page=ConfMidWinter

2016 TIVA Mid-Winter Conference

Omni San Antonio, Texas

January 28 – 30, 2016

http://tiva.org/now/conference/midwinter-conference/

Texas Career Education Winter Conference

February 3-5, 2016

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk – Antonio, Texas

http://www.tcecconference.com/winter

UPCOMING STATEWIDE CTSO EVENTS

32nd Annual TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit

January 30 – February 1st, 2016

University of Houston – Houston, Texas

http://www.tafeonline.org/?page=2015TT_General_Info

SkillsUSA State Conference

March 31 – April 3, 2016

American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas

http://www.skillsusatx.org/state-conference/

FCCLA State Leadership Conference

April 7 – 9, 2016

Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, Texas

http://www.texasfccla.org/state-meetinghotel-info-copy.html

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION

2015 – 2016 Teacher Shortage Areas Notice

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Status of NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements

Online Work-Based Learning Course Now Available

Online training for CTE work-based learning that meets the requirements of the Texas Teacher Assignment Rules (TAC 19, Part 2, §231) for Career Preparation and practicum teachers is now available. It can be accessed free of charge at: http://www.TEAWBLTraining.org

The training takes approximately 10 hours to complete and is divided into 12 sections covering laws, rules, and procedures related to work-based learning and safety. For additional information or assistance, email CTE@tamucc.edu.

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