The resources shared below are a collection of materials aimed at providing ideas and resources to Career and Technical Education teachers during school closures. Click on the green plus sign to access resources.

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Elementary - Multiple Pathways
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Module - We Are One: This module is designed for elementary students-grade level 2 to 5, to be able to work mostly independently. Although they are intended to use 5 dollar cardboard VR goggles, students can still go through the modules without them.
  • Career Exploration Module - These self-paced activities combine California's Career Technical Education (CTE) industry sectors and design-thinking principles to help your students to discover ways they can change the world!
  • Creativity Cart Projects - Use any materials (recyclables, scrap materials, old boxes, etc...), pick a theme (robots, bridges, garden, etc...) and let your child's imagination take flight as they create something unique! You can find more ideas on our Creativity Cart page.
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Secondary - Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Ted Talk

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Design, Visual, and Media Arts:

How Art, Technology, and Design Inform Creative Leaders by John Maeda

What to trust in a post-truth world by Alex Edmans

How we are helping local reporters turn important stories into national news by Gangadhar Patil

Production and Managerial Arts

Why Theater is Essential to Democracy by Oskar Eustis

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Secondary - Business and Finance

Ted Talks

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Business Management

Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career by Larry Smith

The Remote Work Revolution by Kavi Guppta

Financial Services

To solve the worlds biggest problems, invest in women and girls by Musimbi Kanyoro

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Secondary - Education, Child Development, and Family Services

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Child Development

A new way to get every child ready for Kindergarten by Claudia Miner

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Secondary - Engineering & Design

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Engineering Technology:

Turning trash into toys for learning by Arvind Gupta

Building blocks that blink, beep and teach by Ayah Bdeir 

Lesson Plans

Woodworking/Engineering: @techedteachao shares some ideas on how to teach woodworking through elearning.

Construction and Trade Lesson Plans by Vocational Information Center

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Secondary - Fashion and Interior Design

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Fashion Design and Merchandising:

Fashion and creativity by Isaac Mizrahi 

How data is driving the future of fashion by Steve Brown 

Interior Design

The first secret of design is noticing by Tony Fadell

Sculpted space, within and without by Antony Gormley

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Secondary - Health Science and Medical Technology

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Biotechnology

Patient Care

Transforming healthcare for children and their families by Doug Dietz

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Secondary - Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation (includes Culinary)

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Food Service and Hospitality:

A forgotten space-age technology could change the way we grow food by Lisa Dyson

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Secondary - Information and Communication Technologies

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Software and Systems Development

Will automation take away all our jobs? by David Autor

Hackers: the internet’s immune system by Keren Elazari

The mind behind Linux by  Linus Torvalds

A computer that works like the brain by Kwabena Boahen

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Secondary - Public Services

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Legal Practices

How to put the power of law into peoples' hands by Vivek Maru

A prosecutor's vision for a better justice system by Adam Foss

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Secondary - Transportation

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

Systems Diagnostics and Service

The future race car by Chris Gerdes

A plane you can drive by Anna Mracek Dietrich

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Secondary - Multiple Pathways

Ted Talks:

Use the attached Ted Talk Reflection Worksheet and linked Ted Talks to create an engaging activity for your students.

21st Century Skills

Skills every child will need to succeed in 21st century by Dr. Laura Jana

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