LCISD CTE Weekly Newsletter
December 18, 2020
Message from the Director
You have worked so hard this first semester, and I am incredibly grateful to be able to work with you. Please take the next two weeks to rest and refill your cup. Take time to disconnect from work completely and to do something that makes you happy!
When you get back on January 4, there will be time to meet and plan in the afternoon. As I did my campus tours, one thing that was discussed over and over again was the need for more time with your counterparts on different campuses. After speaking with building admin, if you choose, you will have time to meet as a PLC with colleagues on different campuses. I know that time together, across campuses, is so important, and I hope that you are able to take advantage of this time on the fourth. If you need help connecting with your cross-district content PLC, let me know, and I will be happy to connect you via e-mail.
A couple of notes as you prepare for January 4:
All building PD and building-level PLC meetings are priority--but between @2:30-4:00pm is a window of time that connecting with cross-district peers is possible (verify your building info and let me know if you have any questions).
This is optional, as I know many of you teach multiple preps and have LOTS of things to do, just a window of opportunity to connect with your PLC.
If you have items you'd like to share with the team, especially if not all members of our PLC can make it, please do. :)
I will have office hours open during this time, for questions, support, brainstorming during this time, via Zoom (Please, don't hesitate to jump in!)
Zoom Link: https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/81064462743
Just a couple of reminders from Mrs. Guntle: Please put the program code on all of your PO requests. Also, any correspondence coming from CTE staff and teachers needs to have the non-discrimination clause on it. This is what is used at the bottom of her paperwork and e-mails:
Educational opportunities are offered by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.
El Distrito Escolar Consolidado Independiente de Lamar, ofrece oportunidades educacionales sin cuenta de raza, religion, nacionalidád, sexo o disabilidades.
Have a wonderful winter break, and I look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Kayse Lazar, Ed.D.
2021-2022 Classroom Budget Planning Worksheet
CTE Advisory Committee
Furthermore, we need to add to the committee! We are missing representatives for the following areas:
- Floral design
- Animal science (specifically veterinary medicine)
- Design and Multimedia
- Digital Communications
- Business Management
- Education (specifically k-12)
- Family & Community Services (i.e., social worker)
- Computer Science
- Automotive Technology
If you know anyone in these industries that would be willing to serve on our committee, please send them my way!
Things to look into...
CTE TEKS Revision Work Groups
CTE TEKS Revision Announcement:
Application for State Board of Education Career and Technical Education TEKS Revision Work Groups for Education and Training, Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Additional CTE Courses that Satisfy a Science Graduation Requirement
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on a TEKS review work group for select subchapters of TAC 130. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The SBOE identifies individuals, including educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers, to serve on TEKS work groups. The work groups will review the course TEKS for courses included in Chapter 130 Subchapter E. Education and Training, Subchapter H. Health Science, and Subchapter O. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and four additional CTE courses that may satisfy a science graduation requirement: Advanced Animal Science, Advanced Plant and Soil Science, Food Science, and Forensic Science. Course review entails revision of existing TEKS, evaluation of innovative courses for TEKS adoption, and the development of new courses.
The SBOE's TEKS review and revision process calls for multiple, separate work groups. Individuals selected to participate in the TEKS review can expect to be asked to serve in a series of two-day virtual monthly meetings for February through May. Priority will be given to applications received by January 8, 2021.
A link is provided below to the CTE TEKS review web page where you can access the work group application. Applicants do not need to be educators to apply. Please enter information in the application that best reflects your experience.
For questions regarding this application or the TEKS review process, please contact the Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division at 512-463-9581 or email@example.com.
For bulb users
Career-Focused Virtual Field Trips
You can sign-up for your students to take virtual field trips through different industries including arts, media, and entertainment; robotics and automation; manufacturing and product development; coding and programming; fashion and interior design; information and communication technologies; engineering and architecture; machining and manufacturing; building and construction; and entrepreneurship. Click here for additional information!
Work-Based Learning Trianing
January 20, 2021 at 3:00 – 5:00 Session ID 1578987
February 1, 2021 at 3:00 – 5:00 Session ID 1586773
March 3, 2021 at 1:00 – 3:00 Session ID 1586774