Resources for Practicum in Education and Training

The Bureau of Labor Statistics link below will lead you to the current edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). http://www.bls.gov/oco/
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A tool that will help keep you organized! The TEKS Tracker was developed to help you keep track of the TEKS you have covered. See attachment below.
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The Practicum Coordination Handbook for Family and Consumer Sciences in Architecture and Construction, Arts, A.V. Technology and Communication, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services is available below.

For your convenience, we have updated the Paid and Unpaid Training Plans for your Practicum course. See attachments below.
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The attachment below contains ten writing prompts that have been specifically written for this course. Please see the TEA link below to access rubrics to assess student writing.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/writing/

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.

The attachment below contains ten math problems that have been specifically written for this course.

Below you will find an attached zip file containing Three Child Safety Fact Sheets which may be used when addressing Practicum in Education and Training TEKS

  • (5) The student creates and maintains an effective learning environment. The students is expected to:
    • (A) create and maintain safe and effective learning environments;

Additional resources can be found at http://www.safekids.org/.

Texas CARES
The online version of Texas CARES is the product of the Texas Workforce Commission/Labor Market. Students can take the O*Net Work Importance Locator or Interest Profiler self-assessment tests. Website also includes a video station with over 200 videos on work options, skill and ability, career clusters and occupations.
http://www.texascaresonline.com/wowmenu.asp

Education Video Library
Free videos on an array of educational subject topics such as: Comprehensive Assessment, Integrated Studies, Project-Based Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Teacher Development and Technology Integration from grade levels Pre-K to high school.
http://www.edutopia.org/video

Are You a Teen Worker?
You’re earning your own money. You’re making new friends. You’re learning new things and becoming independent. Work can be a fun, rewarding, and an exciting part of your life. But did you know that your job could harm you?

Every 9 minutes, a U.S. teen gets hurt on the job. These teens are young people like Emily, who was working alone at a sandwich shop when a robber with a gun attacked her. And they’re like Joe, a construction helper who was electrocuted on his job.

This guide gives you the facts you need to stay safe and healthy at work. It also shows you what jobs you can (and can’t do), and it teaches you about your rights and responsibilities as a young worker.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-184/pdfs/2011-184.pdf

Poster – Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Compliance Assistance – Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/minwage.pdf

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities
Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
https://www.bookshare.org/

Try a new teaching tool for 2012
The Teaching Channel can help you remember information pertaining to your subject area. No more forgetting what you saved.
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/lesson-planner

Free iPad Apps

  1. Technology Integration
    Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation
    TEKS 8A, B
  2. Mind Tools HD
    Build useful skills in leadership, team management, strategy, problem-solving, decision-making, project management, and more
    TEKS 1A, 2C

Information on various online Masters Degree programs. http://www.mastersdegreeonline.org/