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Response to Intervention (RtI)
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tiered framework designed to recognize and assist struggling learners through a systematic approach that includes strategies for intervention across curriculum, instruction, assessment and implementation.
Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information
This resource presents supporting information of the mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Write for Texas Overview Video
This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.
Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas
This resource provides information on Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas.
Flashing Lights Senate Bill 30
Flashing Lights: Creating Safe Interactions Between Citizens and Law Enforcement is a product of the Texas Community Safety Education Act (Senate Bill 30), passed by the 85th Texas Legislature.
11 OnTRACK Grade 8 Math: Proportionality
Students learn to to use proportional relationships to describe dilation; explain proportional and non-proportional relationships involving slope; and use proportional and non-proportional relationships to develop foundational concepts of functions.
17 OnTRACK Scientific Process Skills
This binder contains seventeen separate resources focused on the scientific processes for conducting laboratory and field investigations.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prevention and Awareness: Human Trafficking of School-Aged Children
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) amended its child abuse prevention, mandatory reporting, and training requirements to include human trafficking in alignment with updates to state law concerning the definition of child abuse and neglect (TAC § 61.1051, Subchapter EE, Commissioner’s Rules on Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect, including Trafficking of a Child).
Training concerning prevention techniques for, and recognition of, sexual abuse, trafficking, and other maltreatment of children including those with significant cognitive disabilities, must be provided as a part of new employee orientation and to existing school staff not previously trained as required by TEC §38.004.
The purpose of this module is to assist and equip educators in meeting the training requirements for the Commissioner's Rule (TAC §61.1051) on reporting Child Abuse, Neglect, including Trafficking of a Child. Each district and open-enrollment charter school must maintain records that include the name of each staff member who participated in training (TAC §61.1051). It is the responsibility of the LEA to track the participation and completion of this training module locally.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) represent one of the largest professional resources for reporting suspected child abuse in Texas. It is critical for district leadership, educators, and school staff to remain vigilant in their identification and reporting of suspected child abuse, neglect, including the trafficking of a child.