1. Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: CTEMentoringProgram
    • Grade Range: N/A

    In December of 2016, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) contracted with Resources for Learning, LLC, (RFL) to launch the Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Mentoring Program. The CTE New Teacher Mentoring Program offers ongoing mentoring and induction-type professional development,...

  2. Lesson Plan: Professionalism in the Workplace

    • Resource ID: 13137
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn and demonstrate an understanding of professional standards in the workplace.
  3. Lesson Plan: Investigating IT Employment Opportunities

    • Resource ID: 13066
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson focuses on IT employment opportunities. Students will research the different types of IT careers and explore their own personal qualities that qualify them for employment in IT. Download the resource by selecting it from the related items section below.
  4. Lesson Plan: Basic Internet Functions

    • Resource ID: 13086
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the basics of the internet. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills they learn to use specific searches to find information. 
  5. Lesson Plan: Keyboards, Mice, and Other Input Devices

    • Resource ID: 13073
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to various input devices. Students will be able to practice connecting input devices to computers and explore their functions.
  6. Lesson Plan: Cutting Edge Technology

    • Resource ID: 13084
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will practice exchanging information using various types of technology. They will also have opportunities to identify new and emerging technologies through a project presentation.
  7. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Databases Lesson

    • Resource ID: 13112
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to database software. Students will have the opportunity to practice in pre-built database templates, as well as create their own home inventory database. 
  8. Lesson Plan: Copyright

    • Resource ID: 13071
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
  9. Lesson Plan: Design Principles

    • Resource ID: 13115
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson explores design principles for publishing. Through a project, students will practice applying these design principles to a desktop publishing document while working with various font types. 
  10. Lesson Plan: Using Text Effects

    • Resource ID: 13118
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the concept of  using text effects.  Students will have the opportunity to practice using various text effects from fonts, colors, size, text art, etc. 
  11. Lesson Plan: Resume Writing - IT

    • Resource ID: 13064
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson explores the importance of and the components of resumes. Students will evaluate their existing resumes and create a new personal resume.
  12. Lesson Plan: Presentation Software - Functions & Terminology

    • Resource ID: 13090
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to the functions of presentation software as well as the terminology associated with presentation software. Students will individually research three different types of presentation software to create a presentation that compares and contrasts each one. 
  13. Lesson Plan: Formatting a Research Paper MLA Style

    • Resource ID: 13102
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will explore research papers in MLA formatting. They will have the opportunity to evaluate existing research papers, format existing research papers, practice citing sources,  and create their own research paper. 
  14. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design

    • Resource ID: 13124
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
  15. Lesson Plan: Professionals Presentation Project

    • Resource ID: 13126
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will create "A Day in the Life of," presentation of an IT professional. Students will research, write, use graphics, and deliver an oral presentation of their product.
  16. Lesson Plan: Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

    • Resource ID: 12966
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn and further understand what entrepreneurship entails and how to start a business in Information Technology industry.
  17. Lesson Plan: Ethics and the Digital Age

    • Resource ID: 13139
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore ethics and professionalism in the Digital Age. Students will also, practice creating Digital Ethics Plans.
  18. Lesson Plan: Networking Fundamentals

    • Resource ID: 13141
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the fundamentals of networking. Students will have the opportunity to build a cable and setup their own network. 
  19. Lesson Plan: Networking and Modems

    • Resource ID: 13143
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the concepts surrounding modems: function, types, and installations. Students will have the opportunity to practice installing both internal and external modems.
  20. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Audio Recording

    • Resource ID: 13036
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to audio recording. With the use of a sound recording program, the student will be able to produce an appropriate .wav file to the satisfaction of the instructor.