Best Practices

FCSTAT Mid-Winter Conference

A to Z Tips for Innovative Teachers
Deborah Woodward and Cynthia Moreno

Updated! Statewide Instructional Resources Development Center slide presentation
Sandra Ann Delgado

October 2012 Webinar slide presentation:
Re-visiting Your Teacher Tool Box

FCSTAT Summer Conference 2012 slide presentations:

Career Portals Basics: Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services – Sandra Ann Delgado

Critical Thinking in the Practicum Courses: Intentional Career Planning – Mary Olle, M.S. and Tara Newman, Ph.D.

Effective Lesson Planning: Making a Real World Connection slide presentation and presentation notes – Sandra Ann Delgado

Free Resources for Teachers! – Sandra Ann Delgado

Got an iPad? Information on FREE educational apps to use in your classroom – Cynthia Moreno

Milestones of Human Development slide presentation and presentation notes. – Marie Saracino, Ph.D., Professor, Child Development and Family Living Program

Use of Manipulatives and Graphic Organizers in the Classroom slide presentation and presentation notes – Deborah Woodward


Attached below are 300 ways to praise your Career and Technical Education students!

Zip files of writing prompts by cluster are attached below. Writing prompts by course can be found on the individual course pages under Resources.

ARD Special Education Student Placement Meetings: By distributing and explaining the TEKS and skills requirements for your course, the ARD committee can make accurate determinations on the placement and accommodations for the student. See CTE Program Skills Inventory below.

Projects that incorporate multi-media technology tools encourage students to problem solve and use critical thinking skills as well as be creative and express themselves. See Multi-Media tools attachment below.

Zip files of Math Assessment Questions by cluster are attached below. Course specific Math Assessment Questions are located in the Resources section of each course landing page.


Free presentations and lessons from the Purdue University on Internet and technology safety.