To fulfill the goal of providing ongoing mentoring activities and support for beginning CTE teachers, the Texas Education Agency has begun the CTE New Teacher Mentor Program. As part of this initiative, TEA produced a series of Foundational Learning Sessions to explore topics that are relevant to new CTE teachers, such as lesson planning, knowledge of students, classroom management, differentiation, and building community and business relationships.
In addition, three Foundational Learning Sessions were developed for CTE administrators. These sessions provide context and guidance for administrators to support beginning CTE teachers, establish a supportive CTE environment, and build business and industry partnerships.
The links to access the teacher and administrator sessions can be found below.
Beginning Teacher Sessions
CTE Mentor Program Introduction
Foundational Learning Session 1: Unpacking Standards
Foundational Learning Session 2: Student Learning Objectives
Foundational Learning Session 3: Activities
Foundational Learning Session 4: Knowledge of Students
Foundational Learning Session 5: Classroom Management
Foundational Learning Session 6: Differentiation
Foundational Learning Session 7: End-of-Year Reflection
Foundational Learning Session 8: Building Community & Business Relationships
Administrator Foundational Learning Session 1: Why Do We Need to Support Beginning Teachers?
Administrator Foundational Learning Session 2: The Benefits of a Supportive CTE Environment
Administrator Foundational Learning Session 3: Building Business & Community Relationships
New CTE teachers (0-3 years of experience), please contact Caryn Cavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you may participate in the project.