Helpful links to information and teaching tools
DOCUMENTS & TEMPLATES
Poster of the 11 Elements of High Quality CTE.
Document to help explain CTSOs versus alternate strategies for embedding leadership into pathways.
Can be used to plan/map out your curriculum and projects for a course.
Use to plan a 5 year goal for your pathway as well as specific goals for the current year aligned with the 11 elements of high quality CTE.
Can be used to plan out a project.
Use to plan growth in CTE pathways at a site aligned to the 11 elements of high quality CTE.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Association for Career Technical Education (ACTE)
ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.
California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (CAROCP)
ROCPs are designed to provide quality career preparation and technical education.
A program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of CareerTechnical Education courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.
The new CTE curriculum standards are available for download as a PDF file by industry sector at the bottom of this page or visit the California Department of Education website for other resources relating to the new model curriculum standards.
CITEA promotes and supports Industrial Technology Education, Vocational Education, and Regional Occupational Programs, ITE teachers, students, administrators and programs throughout the State of California, through teacher training, professional communication, and advocacy.
Your single destination for model curriculum, resources, tools and community.
California student leadership organizations.
This toolkit provides resources including: sample projects ready to be used in CTE classrooms, global career planning resources, workforce readiness rubrics, crosswalks of global education and CTE standards, global career profile videos, talking points, and more.
National student leadership organizations.
National standards for entrepreneurship and additional resources for teachers to use in building appropriate objectives, learning activities, and assessments relating to entrepreneurship.
HP LIFE eLearning
Free online training program helps emerging entrepreneurs gain real-life IT and business skills needed to start or grow your business, in your own time, at your own pace. The courses are interactive and full of information and practical exercises that will give you the skills to meet the business challenges you face.
Classroom materials are written for students in grades 6-12 to deepen their understanding of the world and related social issues. These activities will raise awareness of individuals who make a difference and show how problem-solvers begin and carry out their work.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
With an emphasis on college and career readiness, VEI is an in-school, live, global business simulation that offers students a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning and the development of 21st-century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance, and technology.
TEACHING TOOLS & OTHER RESOURCES
A comprehensive collection of free online college courses from the world's top universities, giving people the opportunity to learn a whole host of topics at their own pace.
Get instant access to free courses, workshops, & teaching materials and connect with the creative education community.
Video of student critique and peer feedback.
Beautiful, easy-to-use templates for designing posters, menus, infographics, and more. Help make projects engaging and relevant by having students use Canva to make authentic products.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. Mission is to help make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Lot's of great resources with specifics for College and Career Readiness.
Digital Bytes teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas.
Free resources for teaching today's children about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
Information and resources for teaching digital citizenship in the classroom.
George Lucas invested in making a difference in education to help truly engage students and inspire them to become active, lifelong learners. He created a foundation to identify and spread innovative, replicable and evidence-based approaches to helping K-12 students learn better.
Free grant-finding resource hosting thousands of education, classroom, and teacher grants.
Become a Google Certified Educator.
With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled Google searchers.
Free lessons from arithmetic to physics; learn at your own pace, for free. Extensive lessons, video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the Web.
Multimedia content, student activities, and PD tools to help create a 21st century classroom.
A site dedicated to connecting students with everything they need to begin a career in medical assisting. This page sets out to answer:
How do I choose a program? How do I pay for school? Where should I work?
Bring industry partners from around the world into your classroom digitally.
Career exploration tools.
Bring your classroom to life with PBS. Access 87K+ free digital resources that transform learning.
Project-Based Learning planning resources from High Tech High in San Diego.
Learning resources from the Project Management Institute Education Foundation for teaching and using Project Management.
A ready-made adventure in global learning for K-12 students that calls on their thinking, creativity, and compassion—and it’s free and flexible enough to teach however you choose.
Free classroom supply store for teachers.
Provides an online community for sharing instructional videos where teachers teach teachers.
Thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.
TED Talks, Ted-Ed videos, and more.
For women in high school, college, and beyond to get into crypto and blockchain,