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State and National Instructional/Workforce Resources

The following links, although not exhaustive, are provided as quick references to aid everyone in TSTC's quest to become a Success Only Learning Environment (SOLE), for both our students and our employees.

Resources:

  1. Faculty

    • Faculty Instruction (Technical College and Community College Focus)

      Getting Results
      Professional Development Course for Community College Educators
      Funded by National Science Foundation, League for Innovation website

      Video modules are designed for self-study

      Readily-Accessible (click and view) Video Modules include these demonstrations:
      Creating a Community of Learners
      Planning for Outcomes
      Active Teaching and Learning
      Moving Beyond the Classroom
      Teaching with Technology
      Assessing Teaching and Learning
      Link: http://www.league.org/gettingresults/web/

      National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) publications, including Innovative Abstracts

      Provides articles written by community and technical college practitioners throughout the world. Archived articles also available, indexed by subject matter.
      http://www.nisod.org/publications/index.html

      Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence

      Provides professional development faculty resources for community and technical colleges.
      http://www.texascollaborative.org/

      Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

      Provides information to prepare students for success in technical careers.
      http://www.acteonline.org/

      National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

      Provides information to improve effectiveness of career and technical education based upon scientific research methods.
      http://www.nccte.com/index.html

      Career and Technical Education (CTE) National Research Center Related Websites

      Provides useful websites related to career and technical education such as career clusters and career academies.
      http://www.education.umn.edu/nrccte/CTEWebsiteLinks.html

      National Center for Career and Technical Education

      Site includes readily accessible webcasts for numerous topics on career and technical education.
      http://www.nccte.org

    • Resources for Developmental Education Instruction

      National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)

      Provides information on annual conference, professional associations, professional development, and online discussion groups for developmental educators.
      www.nade.net/

      National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE)

      Provides information on training and certification of developmental educators and institutes. Also, resource information on publications and resource dissemination.
      www.ncde.appstate.edu/researchactiv.htm

      Texas Association for Developmental Education (TADE)

      Provides information on annual conference, professional associations, professional development, and online discussion groups for developmental educators.
      www.tade.org/

    • Instruction of the Adult Learner

      Center for Occupational Research and Development

      Provides information for contextual teaching, adult career pathways, and much more.
      http://www.cord.org/

      Lumina Foundation

      This foundation provides information addressing the success and challenges of the adult learner.
      http://www.luminafoundation.org/index.html

    • Online, Distance Learning Instruction

      Best Educational e-Practices (BEEP)

      Provides information and resources for distance education.
      http://www.spjc.edu/eagle/research/beep/beep47.htm#tm_free

      Educause

      This nonprofit organization is dedicated to advancement of information technology in higher education.
      http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?PAGE_ID=720&bhcp=1

      Illinois Online Network

      Provides instructional strategies for teaching online courses and is designed to support online education throughout the world.
      http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/tutorials/pedagogy/instructionalstrategies.asp

      Virtual College of Texas

      Site provides schedule of courses for participating colleges
      http://www.vct.org

  2. Student Support Services

    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

    Site provides best practices, shared by a community of educators, to achieve student learning success.
    http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.f99ce1aeb9ea20a98d7ea23161a001ca/

    Learning Support Centers in Higher Education

    Site provides helpful information for creating and operating Learning Support Centers at higher education institutions.
    http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/whyandhow.htm

  3. Southern Governmental Education Site

    Southern Regional Education Board

    Provides sites for the State Legislature, Texas Education Agency, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, special reports, and fact books.
    http://www.sreb.org/states/Texas.asp

  4. National Government Sites

    Occupational Information Network (O-NET)
    http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet

    National Science Foundation
    http://www.nsf.gov

    U.S. Workforce
    http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce

    United States Department of Education
    http://www.ed.gov

    United States Department of Labor
    http://www.dol.gov

  5. State of Texas Education Sites

    Texas Education Agency
    http://ww.tea.state.tx.us

    Career Development Resources (LMCI)
    http://www.cdr.state.tx.us/

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    http://www.thecb.state.tx.us

    Texas Workforce Commission
    http://www.twc.state.tx.us

    Texas Essential Skills & Knowledge (TEKS)
    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks

  6. State of Texas Ethics Online Training/Quiz
    http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/

  7. Policy Information

    American Association of Community Colleges
    http://www.aacc.nche.edu

    Community College Policy Center
    http://www.communitycollegepolicy.org

  8. Texas Associations

    Texas Administrators of Continuing Education (TACE)
    http://www.taceonline.org/newsite/default.asp

    Texas Association of Community Colleges
    http://www.tacc.org

    Tech-Prep Texas
    http://www.techpreptexas.org

    Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE)
    http://www.tacte.org/newsite/default.asp

    Texas Community College Instructional Administrators (TCCIA)
    http://www.tcciaonline.org/

    Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA)
    http://www.tccta.org/

    Texas Skills Standards
    http://www.tssb.org

  9. Academic Division Chairs

    American Council on Education (ACE)

    Provides online resources helpful for academic division chairs and others in management.
    http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Online_Resources










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