ESC Region 15
Career and Technical Education
CTAT - (Career Technical Association of Texas)
CTAT has developed a new site with resources to support you during this time. Intended to serve as a clearing house for resources discovered, acquired and developed by members across Texas. To add to this clearing house, email links or shareable documents to email@example.com.
This new site includes:
- Curriculum resources
- Online learning tools
- TEA updates
- CTAT Chat Live recording and slides
- CTAT communication related to COVID-19 changes
- ESC websites
- Resources by career cluster and program area
- Remote testing platforms
Bookmark this site for CTE related news and information.
Contacts for CEV Multimedia and Goodheart-Willcox
All CTE content areas using iCEV, contact Lora Hurley for support.
Director of Business Development
Cell Phone | 512.944.4407
CEV Office | 806.745.8820
Educational Consultant: North & West Texas Secondary Schools
p: 708-638-9693 or 817.915.7195
CEV Multimedia - Free access to iCEV
First, please know we are here to help as schools continue to remain closed, and you find teachers in need of a distance learning environment. We can work with each school district/teachers and offer free access to an iCEV “Review Account” through the end of June. Click here to access our distance learning page for more information on how iCEV can provide solutions to the schools. Please have each school fill out the form on the landing page.
Additionally, please note that online training is available to the teachers at no cost.
I look forward to hearing from you and let me know how I can help.
Thanks and Stay Well,
Director of Business Development
Cell Phone | 512.944.4407
CEV Office | 806.745.8820
Fax | 806.745.5300
Online CTE Course Response Data Warehouse 3.2020
Multiple resources gathered by a CTE director. Have not vetted all links.
Go to page and create a free account. Thousands of CTE and academic core lesson plans.
Hundreds of Project-Based Learning and STEM Integrated Projects.
Course outlines you can copy, modify and make your own.
KP Education Systems
Using our suite of hundreds of modules with video demonstrations, we can tailor our offering to your very need and it can be done while the course is active, adding modules as needed. Best of all, it’s Mobile Ready so it can work on any smartphone and even some game consoles.
Here are the subjects we cover.
- Culinary Arts - Designed for 7-12, Colleges and Universities with 2-4 year programs
- ServSafe - Fully narrated with diagnostic tools to help get your pass rate to 90% on the first try.
- Commercial Baking - Designed for specialized baking programs. Basic baking included in Culinary Arts
- Food Science - For science credited programs and nutritional sciences in colleges
- FACS Food and Nutrition - Basics used for 6-9 students
- Modern Marketing - A marketing curriculum using current and trending marketing tools. Case studies from the past decade.
- Math Fluency - Help inner city at risk students build confidence by practicing 300-500 math problems in 15 minutes and be successful.
Certiport Testing Information
In an effort to support schools and students to continue their education online in these extraordinary times, Certiport has developed a home-based solution that allows for administered exams that certification candidates can take from home. This solution, “Certiport Exams from Home,” allows individuals to continue to pursue an industry-recognized certification that will distinguish themselves from others in an increasingly difficult hiring environment.
Certiport has been testing this solution over the past two weeks with very good results and school districts across the United States and Canada that have been involved, have indicated very positive experiences. Customers who have participated are encouraged that individuals in their areas will be able to complete testing this school year with this solution.
As Certiport pilots this solution with live, in-market exams, we are looking for additional customers who would like to try this solution and give us feedback. Modifications to a broad solution will be made available as soon as this testing is completed. If you are interested in being a part of this pilot, we have made available a schedule in which you can reserve a spot. A Certiport employee will administer the exams through a hosted typical exam experience with an internet connection and almost any computer. To participate, follow the steps on this link to schedule exams from home: www.certiport.com/examsfromhome. Technical requirements are also found on the same URL. Participation may be limited based upon response volume.
This solution is currently only available in English with the expectation that it will expand into additional languages as soon as possible. This service will be available until June 30, 2020.
BE Publishing - update
B.E. Publishing is providing teachers and their students with access to our online programs and curriculum at no charge through June 30, 2020. With schools across America increasingly relying on high quality online instructional materials, it's our way of 'pitching in' during these challenging times.
These resources provide teachers with a host of CTE content including eTexts, instructor resources, student worksheets, and a lot more. It’s our hope that this will give you and your students the tools for effective and engaging online instruction and learning.
RealityWorks - Family Consumer Science
Access Your Guides and Curriculum
Reproduction and Pregnancy:
Child Care Education:
Realityworks - Ag
Access Your Guides and Curriculum
Hydroponics and Plant Science:
Bovine and Swine Skills:
CAT SKELETON MODEL
COW HOOF MODEL
COW KIDNEY MODEL
COW UDDER MODEL
COW UTERUS MODEL
DISSECTED FETAL PIG MODEL
DOG KIDNEY MODEL
DOG UTERUS MODEL
HORSE HOOF MODEL
HORSE STOMACH MODEL
HORSE UTERUS MODEL
LARGE DOG MODEL
LARGE DOG SKELETON MODEL
PIG KIDNEY MODEL
PIG STOMACH MODEL
PIG UTERUS MODEL
SMALL COW MODEL SET
SMALL DOG MODEL
SMALL DOG SKELETON MODEL
3D Classroom Posters:
Realityworks - Health Science
Access Your Guides and Curriculum
Skills Training Tools:
ADVANCED AIRWAY INTUBATION SIMULATOR
ARTERY PUNCTURE AND INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION TRAINING ARM
BANDAGING AND WOUND CARE SIMULATOR
BLOOD PRESSURE SIMULATOR
BUTTOCKS DORSOGLUTEAL INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION SIMULATOR
BUTTOCKS VENTROGLUTEAL INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION SIMULATOR
CATHETERIZATION MODEL VINYL
CATHETERIZATION TRAINER ON A STAND
DIABETES EDUCATION KIT
EPINEPHRINE TRAINING KIT
FOREARM VENIPUNCTURE TRAINER CLASS PACK
IV IVY ADMIN TRAINER
LAERDAL COMPATIBLE CATHETERIZATION SIMULATORS
LARGE INJECTION PAD
MULTIPURPOSE VENOUS TRAINING ARM
NALOXONE TRAINING KIT
SMALL INJECTION PAD
TRANSPARENT CATHETERIZATION SIMULATOR
UPPER ARM INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION SIMULATOR
VENIPUNCTURE AND IV HAND TRAINER
VENOUS VENIPUNCTURE AND IV ADMIN TRAINER
AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM MODEL
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM MODEL
DUAL-SEX URINARY SYSTEM IN SITU MODEL
EAR ANATOMY MODEL
EYE ANATOMY MODEL
FEMALE PELVIC CAVITY MODEL
HUMAN FOOT ANATOMY MODEL
HUMAN HAND ANATOMY MODEL
HUMAN HEART MODEL
HUMAN SKELETON NATURAL SIZE
HUMAN SKELETON TABLETOP SIZE
HUMAN TORSO MODEL NATURAL SIZE
HUMAN TORSO MODEL TABLETOP SIZE
LYMPHATIC SYSTEM MODEL
MALE PELVIC CAVITY MODEL
MALE URINARY SYSTEM MODEL
MUSCULAR FIGURE NATURAL SIZE
MUSCULAR FIGURE TABLETOP SIZE
OCCLUDED ARTERY AND BRAIN STROKE MODEL SETS
PATHOLOGICAL MODEL OF UTERUS
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM MODEL
URINARY SYSTEM MODEL
Moulage Training Tools:
Choices 360 (for Perkins SSA Members)
Members of the Region 15 Carl D. Perkins SSA have access to this online products for grades 7-12. Please let me know if I need to send you access codes, etc.
Texas Labor Market and Career Information
Nature Watch - Free Animal Tracks Poster and Curriculum -
Nature Watch offers an amazing Animal Track Poster, and with so many children learning at home we’ve decided to make a smaller version of it available to download and print for FREE!
The poster shows front and hind tracks of 16 common North American Mammals. Developed in collaboration with a tracking expert and a sketch artist, it does an incredible job of illustrating the 3D impressions that animals leave behind! Learners can compare, contrast and identify!
Numbers next to each track correspond to a legend at the bottom – download the Free Instructor’s Guide and the poster becomes an interactive learning tool!
Advanced Technologies Consultants
Free access to our entire catalog of online learning, called FESTO's MindSight eLearning courses, including online simulation (see attached) for the foreseeable future (at least June 30)
Courses include Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, PLCs, Electrical, Robotics, Process Control, STEM, etc.
Along with the free access to any and all MindSight courses we offer, we are offering a number of free simulation tools to help aid in instruction:
· The full online programming software with online simulation and curriculum for collaborative robots from Universal Robots;
· FluidSim software from FESTO for pneumatics, hydraulic and electrical circuits;
· LabVolt Virtual Lab software for Hydraulics and Pneumatics and Electrical; and
· LabVolt Industrial Training Zone's FULL CATALOG of courses for Welding, PLCs, Engines, etc
WhiteBox Learning is a turn-key learning solution where students can experience the engineering design process through virtual models, unlimited design iterations, and online competitions.
If you are interested, visit our at-home digital learning solutions page at https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/digital-learning-solutions
Complete the form at the bottom of the page, and our customer care team will contact you to get you started.
Amazon Future Engineer - Coder Z
Amazon Future Engineer offers FREE online Virtual Robotics and Coding classes for any student, teacher or school affected by COVID-19 in the United States. Sign up here to create a free account.
Certified Welding Testing Co - (Rich DePue)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Canadian Welding Bureau, CWBi Acorn team, and The Certified Welding and Testing Co, are excited to announce that we are providing 17 online welding courses to high schools and colleges at no-cost. We know a number of schools are needing additional supports to teach classes through distance learning and our aim is to support students and educators in this tough time. The following courses are included in this package:
Health and Safety (HS1.1)
Hand and Power Tools (ST1.1)
Material Handling (MH1.1)
Power Sources (PS1.1)
Joint Design and Welding Symbols (JS1.1)
Weld Quality (WC1.1)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (WP1.1)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (WP2.1)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (WP3.1)
Flux Cored Arc Welding (WP4.1)
Plasma Arc Cutting (WP6.1)
Introduction to Layout and Pattern Development 1 (LP1.1)
Metal Forming 1 (MB1.1)
Stationary Power Tools (SM1.1)
Air Carbon Arc Gouging (WP8.1)
Drawing Interpretation (DR1.1)
In order to gain access to the program, I have attached the following documents to be completed:
1. Temporary license agreement
2. Class list form
Security: Please note we are not storing the data from the class lists. We do not require complete or even accurate first and last names for the class list, however, if teachers want to track student grades and progression they can complete this as required.
Process: Once these documents are completed and submitted to Jiah Yang (Jiah.Yang@cwbgroup.org), within 24-48 hours we will provide teachers with login information for the courses and the Acorn staff can arrange a webinar on using the system. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Jiah Yang (Jiah.Yang@cwbgroup.org, 1-289-668-0830)
For more information on our platform and content, please visit our website: https://www.cwbgroup.org/acorn
Let either of us know if you have any questions
Jiah Yang Richard J. DePue
CWB Group The Certified Welding & Testing Co. Inc.
Office: 1-800-844-6790 Ext.274 716-474-6519
TCEA - Google Educator Preparation
If your district is using Google Classroom this might be a great opportunity for you to hone your skills before the next school year.
TCEA is offering online self paced Google Educator Level 1 and Level 2 Certification
- Must be a TCEA member ($49/year).
- Google Educator Level 1 and Level 2 bundled pricing available at $54 per person or $29 for one.
- Upon successful completion of all modules, you will receive TCEA’s custom digital badge and certificate. At that point, you may choose to pursue the Google Educator Level 1 Certification. Instructions are provided in the course as to how to proceed.
- Google Certified Educator Level 1 $10 exam fee
- Google Certified Educator Level 2 $25 exam fee
Another certification you might look into (business, IT, art AV teachers) is Google Cloud Certified Professional - G Suite. This certification is on TEA's Industry Based Certification List for students to earn while in high school. Why not earn the certification this summer in preparation for guiding students through the certification process next year.
Ready to prep your students for the exam?
If you are looking for PD this summer you might talk to your administrator about leveraging one of these certifications in exchange for your trade days.
Nikon School Online - Arts, AV, Technology
Stream every class for free though the month of April.
- Creator’s Mindset: Creating Video Content with Z 50
- Getting Started with Your Nikon DSLR
- Photographing Children and Pets
- Hands-on with SB-5000 Speedlight
- Fundamentals of Photography
- Environmental Portraiture
- The Art of Making Music Videos
- Beyond the Fundamentals of Photography
- Discovering Macro Photography
- Exploring Dynamic Landscape Photography
We have just released a new, free distance learning tool, VEXcode VR, which allows students to learn Computer Science while at home, even without a physical robot. It works on laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks and no download or student login is required. We have student-facing activities built around it as well. More information about VEXcode VR is available on the VEX Blog and you can start using it at vr.vex.com
ServSafe Texas Food Handler Certification - Free
In these difficult times with COVID-19 affecting so many of us, ServSafe and the National Restaurant Association are committed to supporting restaurant workers by offering a free ServSafe Food Handler course and exam until the end of April.
Click "Add to Profile" for the course you need, based on where you work. If you do not see a course for your state or county you should choose the first product "ServSafe Food Handler Course and Assessment Bundle". We are limited this offer to one course per person. Once you have added the course to your profile, click on "ServSafe Food Handler" at the top left, then click on "Take Online Course" at the top left. You will see the course under "My Online Courses", click "Launch/Abrir" to start your course. Please stay safe, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.
The James Dyson Foundation - Curriculum
DESIGN, FROM THE INSIDE OUT
The Engineering Curriculum is a complete set of free lessons that allow students to dive into the world of engineering and understand how different fields collaborate to make a technology company, like Dyson, work. The teacher's pack contains six lesson plans, worksheets and supporting information for the teacher, explaining how the lessons relate to design engineering at Dyson.
Teach with Adorama
We have heard from many of our Education customers while they love the content we produce, it can be a challenge to find related articles and videos. So we have taken the feedback and curated the content into four areas to begin with: Photography 101, Video 101, Audio 101 and Business & Branding 101.
Adobe Distance Learning Resources
Whether your school routinely supports distance learning or is facing unexpected closures, we've assembled these resources and learning opportunities to help educators engage remote students through online learning.
- Courses, Articles, and Blogs
- Events and Webinars
- Higher Ed projects that make distance learning engaging
- K-12 Projects that make distance learning engaging
- Khan + Create Activities
- Events and activities for teens and college student
- Resources to support young learners
- Wellbeing resources for educators
- Dive deeper with digital literacy