Resources for Practicum in Human Services

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/

For your convenience, we have updated the Paid and Unpaid Training Plans for your Practicum course. See attachments below.

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/

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.

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 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.

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

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. The website provides the 2012 Resource Guide—Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well Being: A Network for Action. Resource guide includes tip sheets for parents and caregivers, ways to get involved and six protective factors. This is a great way to involve your CTSO and students!
For additional information, visit:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/

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

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

Free iPad Apps

  1. Cashier
    Scans barcodes, takes payments, manage inventory, email receipts, track customers, run reports, and more!
    TEKS 3A, B, C, D, E, F, 8A, B
  2. Leadership Development
    Features discussions, webinars, and topics to leadership skills
    TEKS 6A, B