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Course Outline and Objectives
This resource provides a high-level outline of the CTE WBL course.
Lesson 1.2: Career Development Process and Programs
Career and technical education (CTE) programs are organized educational activities to prepare a student for careers and/or further education.
This lesson introduces programs and concepts associated with CTE and the career development process.
Lesson 1.3: Career and Technical Education Concepts
This lesson introduces important concepts used to describe CTE programs and distinguish them from other types of programs.
Lesson 1.4: Overview of WBL Courses in Texas Schools
This lesson introduces the high school career development and career and technical education (CTE) practicum courses found in the TEKS.
Lesson 10.5: Integrating CTSO Activities
Lesson 10.5: Integrating CTSO Activities
6 Section 2: Education Laws and Rules
This section provides an overview of general state and federal education laws and rules related to work-based learning (WBL).
10 Section 10: Classroom Tips for WBL
This section explores some classroom practices that experienced work-based learning (WBL) instructors recommend for implementing the classroom component of WBL. Learners will learn strategies that will help them establish expectations, manage the WBL classroom, work with special populations, and much more.
5 Section 12: Preparing WBL Students for Life After Graduation
The primary purpose of career and technical education (CTE) is to prepare students for life beyond high school by helping them develop the academic, technical, and employability skills needed to pursue their chosen career. Participating in a work-based learning (WBL) experience is a major milestone on a CTE student’s career pathway. This section describes the WBL instructor’s critical role in preparing students for the transition from high school to the next phase of their life journey. It includes the definition of “college and career readiness,” a description of post-secondary opportunities for students, and a list of recommended WBL activities for students.
8 Section 9: Timeline for Implementing an WBL Program
This section explains the critical tasks and typical timeline for implementing work-based learning (WBL) in career preparation and practicum courses.
6 Section 1: Work-Based Learning Concepts and Terminology
This section defines basic work-based learning (WBL) concepts and terminology, specifically those concepts and terms related to career preparation and practicum courses that are taught as part of career and technical education (CTE) programs in Texas schools. In addition, it introduces the duties and tasks that teachers assigned to career preparation and practicum courses are expected to perform during a typical school year.
5 Section 3: Texas Education Agency Rules Impacting Work-Based Learning
This section describes Texas Education Agency (TEA) rules related to work-based learning (WBL), with an emphasis on Section V of the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) and rules regarding career preparation and practicum courses. In addition, it provides a brief overview of career and technical education (CTE) funding and coding guidelines.
5 Section 4: Local School Policies
This section discusses local school policies pertain to work-based learning (WBL), as well as how those policies are typically applied in Texas high schools.
6 Section 5: Workplace Laws and Rules
This section describes workplace laws and rules that must be considered when overseeing student work-based learning (WBL) experiences and where to find additional information and resources related to the laws and rules.
7 Section 6: WBL Training Sites
This section explains how to identify and select appropriate training stations for students’ WBL experiences, and ensure that training sponsors understand their responsibilities.
4 Section 7: Training Plans for Career Preparation and Practicum Courses
This section explains what a work-based learning (WBL) training plan is, how it is used, why it is important, and how to correctly complete it.
4 Section 8: Recordkeeping and Documentation for WBL
This section describes the records that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires work-based learning (WBL) teacher-coordinators to verify, produce, and/or maintain to comply with federal and state laws and policies.
Lesson 3.1: SAAH Rules for CTE Funding and Attendance
This resource describes how to use the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook to find CTE rules for funding and attendance.
Lesson 2.4: State Laws and Rules Governing Educator Ethics and Conduct
State Laws and Rules Governing Educator Ethics and Conduct
Lesson 2.2: State Laws and Rules Governing WBL
State Laws and Rules Governing WBL
Lesson 11.16: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
This resource describes the scope of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Cluster in terms of career pathways, practicum courses, work-based learning (WBL) experiences, prerequisites, safety and occupational training, and curriculum resources.