Career & Technical Ed

CTE Educational Resources | Removing Barriers to Access Online Educational Supports

Curated Curriculum Resources for ALL CTE Programs of Study

General Resources & Tips for Remote Instruction

  • From Larry Ferlazzo, focused on secondary instruction: A short, practical video with Tips for Remote Teaching and his blog listing the Best of the Best Resources.

  • Online learning is difficult for students with executive functioning challenges because of the lack of constant support and the need for self-regulation, but there are ways to help students who struggle in these areas as everyone adjusts to COVID-19-related changes. Executive functioning deficits: 5 strategies to help students learn online

  • A Blueprint for Interest-Based Learning. This is a great way to help you think through the elements of developing projects.

  • The National Dropout Prevention Center has created videos for faculty viewing and subsequent online discussions.

  • A collection of ideas and tools from the University of Texas: UTeach - Ideas for Remote Instruction

  • from Teach for America: Resources for supporting students through school closures.

  • Free Software Roundup from Forbes. Some of it may be useful for you. Some of it may just be a great project for students to learn about the types of software that are used in the real world

  • One-Stop resource for using Zoom effectively and safely.

  • MakeAcademy - free virtual classroom for projects

  • Kahoot! offering free access to their premium version

  • The NHSE is offering free online professional development webinars for all CTE instructors to help prepare you for online teaching.

  • CSTA compiled resources to support teaching. Includes very comprehensive list of resources for all instructors.

  • Oregon’s guidance on Credit by Proficiency

Applying Academics in CTE

  • Did you know there is actually a Museum of Math? Mindbenders for Math

  • Casio is offering three resources for free. is a web-based platform that offers tools for calculation, graphing, geometry and statistics. Downloadable math activities for K-12 and college are also available.

  • National Science Teachers Association Daily Do

Career-Connected Learning

If you are feeling overwhelmed, focus on these resources/tips:

Learn to Teach Online

ACTE recognizes the dramatic impact COVID-19 is having on your instructional efforts. We are pleased to announce through CTE Learn, along with our partner at MaxKnowledge, that we are now offering the following free online courses to prepare educators to teach online.

- EL102 Online Teaching Techniques

- EL103 Teaching Online: A Student-Centered Approach

- EL104 Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment

- EL105 Online Language: Communicating with Students

- EL108 Preparing Students to Become Good Online Learners

- EL112 Workload Management Strategies for Teaching Online

Leadership & Personal Development

  • Use your CTSO and their competition guides as a resource. Many of them already have student projects and resources already designed and ready to go. For a link to all of their homepages, click here.

  • The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program gives middle and high schoolers the opportunity to lead and help meet the needs of the local community. The program includes free lessons, videos and resources.

  • The ExQ Superpower Hour activity that promotes Executive Function through self-reflection is now free. This exercise teaches the importance of practicing self-awareness so students can understand their Superpowers (strengths) and challenges to build confidence, empathy and develop a sense of purpose.

Resources for Teaching Coding

Why coding is important in general. For Business and Art & Design students in particular, see here & here.

Industrial Engineering