Developed by Heather Blount
– CTE Specialist
Education Service Center 17
New edition coming June 1, 2016
e-Book and print copy options
The new CTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Chapter 127 and Chapter 130, to be implemented in 2017-2018, are available for viewing at http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Learning_Support_and_Programs/Career_and_Technical_Education/Career_and_Technical_Education/.
In addition, course crosswalks showing the correlation between the 2010 adopted TEKS currently in use and the new 2015 adopted TEKS are available.
NEW! In January 2016, the State Board of Education (SBOE) approved for first reading and filing authorization proposed Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) a new career and technical education (CTE) course. The SBOE is scheduled to consider the proposed new Extended Career Preparation course for second reading and final adoption at its April 2016 meeting.
The proposal would add TEKS for a new career preparation course to allow students to earn up to a total of three credits each in Career Preparation I and Career Preparation II. If approved, the proposed Extended Career Preparation course would be available when the new CTE TEKS are implemented beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
The official public comment period for the proposed Extended Career Preparation course is now open.
Please visit http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/SBOE_Rules_%28TAC%29/Proposed_State_Board_of_Education_Rules/ to view the proposed new TEKS and submit public comments.
Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 127, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career Development, Subchapter B, High School, §127.16, Extended Career Preparation (One Credit), Adopted 2016
Public Comment Period: March 4, 2016 – April 6, 2016
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: April 2016 SBOE meeting
JUST OUT! The CTE 101: Career and Technical Education course returns to the Texas Gateway on March 11, 2016.This course provides an overview of Career and Technical Education in Texas and how it is implemented at the state and local levels. Teachers who are not certified in CTE and have been assigned to teach one of the CTE courses for mathematics or science credit must complete CTE 101. CTE-certified teachers may complete CTE 101, but it is not a requirement. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn 4 CPE credits.
TEA has posted a revised Paid Training Plan Agreement form and a revised Unpaid Training Plan Agreement form on the CTE Web page. The TEA Program Monitoring and Interventions (PMI) Division recommended a change to the current form in order to insure that local education agencies were in compliance with federal directives from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The changes affect the non-discrimination statements on the form.
It is not necessary to replace any training agreements that are currently in effect and that were developed using the previous training plan form, but districts are encouraged to use the new form from this time forward. The updated form shows a revision date of 11/2015.
If the school is using some other type of training contract, memorandum of understanding (MOU), or group training plan it is important that the language from the training plan agreement non-discrimination statements be included in any such document. If you have questions please contact Ron Whitson at TEA (512-463-9581).
NEW! The Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) needs assistance from teachers and others across the state interested in reviewing new instructional materials that are submitted in response to Proclamation 2017. Proclamation 2017 calls for instructional materials for languages other than English, career and technical education, Special Topics in Social Studies, Statistics, and Algebraic Reasoning. The materials are scheduled to be reviewed during the summer of 2016, adopted by the SBOE in November 2016, and available for use beginning in the 2017‒2018 school year. Nomination forms for those interested in serving on the state review panels for Proclamation 2017 are available on the IMET Web site.
If you have any questions, please contact (512) 463-9601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER: Teachers assigned to teach a CTE course that meets graduation requirements for math or science must meet HOUSE (high objective uniform standard of evaluation) requirements for NCLB.
AAFCS has expanded its portfolio and is very pleased to announce the addition of a professional assessment and certification for Personal and Family Finance Educators! If you’d like to learn more about the professional assessments and certifications, please visit www.aafcs.org/CredentialingCenter/bulletins.asp.
For information regarding the AAFCS Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) Management System visit the Web site at http://www.aafcs.org/CredentialingCenter/test.asp and click on “Testing Procedures and Forms.”
Join the excitement! Be on the cutting edge – utilize Pre-PAC to empower and recognize students and programs in your state!