Links by Career Cluster
Links to free online resources, arranged by career cluster
Aerospace & Aviation
New! Aerospace Education Toolkits
These aerospace education toolkits offer teachers a variety of ready-to-use activities that support the diversity of career opportunities in the Aviation & Aerospace Pathways. The toolkits serve multiple purposes:
- To use validated, STEM-informed activities available to educators from content expert organizations.
- To introduce teachers to the wealth of existing resources that support aviation and aerospace education.
- To offer a template that teachers can apply to activities they discover or develop.
Each toolkit focuses on one activity that teachers may use with students at a particular grade level. A chart maps the contents of each activity. It also gives the teacher an overview of the activity and where to find the activity online from the source organization.
- Introduction - Includes a list of toolkits, description of features, and appropriate grades.
- Toolkit 0: Getting Airborne With Numbers - Students practice using the 24-hour clock and making basic calculations such as the time required for a flight, average groundspeed, and fuel consumption. Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12.
- Toolkit 1: Bend that Bar - Students learn about material properties and that engineers must consider many different material properties when designing. This activity focuses on strength-to-weight
ratios and how sometimes the strongest material is not always the best material. Grade Levels: 5-7.
- Toolkit 2: Birds Fish, & Airplanes - Students are introduced to the parts of an airplane. They identify the parts of a bird and a fish and relate those parts to similar parts of an airplane. They recognize the main parts of an airplane and develop a basic understanding of what the main parts do. Grade Levels: K-3.
- Toolkit 3: Finding the Center of Gravity - Students learn about an object’s center of gravity and why it’s important when designing unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Using multiple methods, students determine the center of gravity of simple and complex shapes. Grade Levels: 6-8.
- Toolkit 4: Build Your Own Weather Station - Students build six instruments they can use to make scientific measurements of their local weather. Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12.
- Toolkit 5: Small UAV Safety - Students learn about flight safety and etiquette when using small unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Grade Levels: 6-8.
- Toolkit 6: Let's Build a Tabletop Airport - Students will design and build a model airport, learn the components of an airport, and use the tabletop model to demonstrate airport operations. Grade Levels: 2-4
- Toolkit 7: Aiming High for Careers - Students explore career opportunities in Aerospace & Aviation Pathways using career pathways videos. Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12.
- Toolkit 8: Pioneers of the Sky - Students explore career opportunities in Aerospace & Aviation Pathways using career pathways videos. Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12.
- Toolkit 9: Four Forces of Flight - Students do simple experiments to become familiar with the four forces of flight: thrust, drag, lift and gravity (or weight). Grade Levels: 6-8.
- Toolkit 10: Why Aircraft Fly - Students are introduced to the forces of flight and to jet propulsion. They
demonstrate how lift can overcome weight (gravity) and how thrust (power) can overcome drag (air resistance). They also recognize the importance of aerodynamics in daily activities and they experience that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (Newton’s Third Law of Physics). Grade Levels: 1-3.
- Toolkit 11: Where in the Air - Students identify the layers of the atmosphere and the layers in which different objects can be found. Grade Levels: 9-12.
- Toolkit 12: Construct a Rotor Motor - Students construct a rotor motor from a template and redesign the motor to make it descend more slowly. Grade Levels: 6-8.
Aerospace Education A to Z Resource Guide
Produced as a cooperative effort between the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission and CareerTech, this guide includes over 100 free references for educators.
Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Agriculture Education Shop Project Plans
Free plans and materials lists for 77 Ag Ed shop projects, including projects for tractor tools and equipment, shop tools and equipment, livestock feeding, care and control, landscape and yard signs, crafts and hobbies, and truck/trailer related plans.
Parliamentary Procedure Basics
This guide is intended to assist students in learning the basics of parliamentary procedure. Example motions and wordings are given throughout the units as a guide to correctly using terms during a business meeting. Parliamentary Procedure Basics outlines the fundamentals for training parliamentary procedure teams.
- History and Development
- Parliamentary Procedure Today
- Meeting Conduct
- Main Motions
- Privileged Motions
- Subsidiary Motions
- Incidental Motions
- Unclassified Motions
We are offering unit 4, "Main Motions," as a free sample to download.
Communications in Agriculture
Updated for 2017, Communications in Agriculture is designed to introduce students to topics related to promoting agriculture through a variety of media sources. It is a specialized course for students interested in pursuing a career in communications. This product features a full-color student and teacher edition. The Teacher Resource CD, available separately, includes activities and assignments, along with PowerPoints and tests in Word and RTF (for use with ExamView) formats.
- Communication Theory
- Photographic Journalism
- Business Writing and Resumes
- Journalistic Writing
- Broadcasting Media
- Graphic Design
- New Media
- Creating Presentations
- Delivering Presentations
We are offering unit 2, "Photographic Journalism," as a free sample to download.
Introduction to Agricultural Power and Technology
Introduction to Agricultural Power and Technology is based on the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards. Students typically take this course after completing Introduction to Agriscience, also known as Agricultural Education I. The book is intended to build upon many of the concepts learned from Agriscience Explorations (AG1017) and Introduction to Agriscience (AG1001).
The student book and teacher books are both full-color. The teacher book is printed in a wrap-around format and includes suggested activities and websites. The teacher resource CD includes printable Assignment Sheets, Activity Sheets, and Lab Sheets, written tests in Word, PDF, and RTF (for use with ExamView) formats, PowerPoints for each unit, project grading rubrics, and OSHA fact sheets.
- General Safety
- Hand and Power Tools
- Welding and Cutting Safety
- Oxyfuel Applications
- Plasma Arc Cutting
- Welding Fundamentals
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Gas Metal and Tungsten Arc Welding
- Agricultural Construction and Fabrication
- Electrical Tools and Safety
- Electricity Principles
- Engine Safety and Maintenance
- Geospatial Technologies
We are offering Unit 3, "Welding and Cutting Safety," as a free sample to download.
Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
Design and Color
This free unit of instruction from the Resource Center includes the following objectives:
- Match terms related to principles of design and color to their definitions.
- List functions of design.
- List types of publication design.
- Select the components of printed communication.
- Arrange in order the steps in the design process.
- Discuss factors to consider when applying principles of document design.
- List the two basic types of art and sources for each type.
- Match color descriptions to their definitions.
- Select true statements concerning pointers on using color.
- Complete statements concerning color theory.
- Complete statements concerning color harmonies.
- Distinguish among computer color models.
- Select true statements concerning the basic categories of color printing.
- Select true statements concerning the Pantone Matching System.
Education & Training
Special Education Paraprofessional Workbook Resources
The Oklahoma State Department of Education and The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education partnered to created this required training resource for special education paraprofessionals in Oklahoma. This all-new, full-color student guide is available in our online catalog, or call 800.654.4502 to order item #AD3145. The Facilitator's Guide and accompanying Powerpoint files are free to download:
Download the full Facilitator's Guide (PDF)
NOTE: This file does not always display properly when viewed in a browser. For best results, please download it to your hard drive and open in Acrobat Reader.
Download individual units from the Facilitator's Guide (PDF)
NOTE: These are the same units that make up the full Facilitator's Guide, but are broken into individual units for ease of use.
Learning Activity Packet: Infection, Immunology, and Sanitation
Students will learn basic principles of infection, immunology, and sanitation in this LAP.
Learning Activity Packet: Biochemistry and Microbiology
Students will learn basics principles of biochemistry and microbiology in this LAP.
This module of instruction includes the following objectives:
- Define the term respiratory system.
- Complete statements that describe the characteristics of pulmonary ventilation.
- Select true statements concerning terms used to measure the various aspects of respiratory volume.
- Distinguish among the portions of the thorax that are related to the lungs.
- Match the major organs and structures of the respiratory system to their descriptions.
- Label the major organs and structures of the respiratory system.
- Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the nose that are related to the respiratory system.
- Select true statements that describe the characteristics of the pharynx that are related to the respiratory system.
- Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the larynx that are related to the respiratory system.
- Select true statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the trachea.
- Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the bronchi.
- Label the major structures of the bronchi.
- Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the lungs.
- Label the major external structures of the lungs.
- Complete statements that describe the characteristics and structures of the pleura.
- Label the major structures of the pleura.
- Complete statements that describe the muscles that change the size of the thorax.
- Match common disorders and abnormalities of the respiratory system to their definitions.
- Practice critical thinking: investigate lung-transplant procedures. (Assignment Sheet 1)
Practical Nursing Series: Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. This text builds on the concepts and skills from previous courses. It focuses on nursing for mental health, including: psychiatric care environment, teams, and treatment; therapeutic communication; psychopharmacology; stress, anxiety, and coping; addictive disorders; abuse and neglect; depression; impaired cognition. Mental Health Nursing is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN. A test bank CD for Mental Health Nursing is also available for purchase.
- Introduction to the Psychiatric Care Environment
- Psychiatric Treatment Team Roles and Treatments
- Therapeutic Communication Skills/Mental Health Concepts
- Stress, Anxiety, and Coping
- Addictive Disorders
- Abuse & Neglect
- Understanding Common Mental Health Disorders
- Impaired Cognition
We are offering Module 2, Psychiatric Treatment Team Roles and Treatments, as a free sample for you to download.
Practical Nursing Series: Medical Surgical Nursing II
Medical Surgical Nursing II, used in conjunction with Medical Surgical Nursing I, replaces our Nursing Focus curriculum. Medical Surgical Nursing II adheres to the revised objectives approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
This text builds on the concepts and skills for previous courses. It focuses on prevention of illness, health management, and care of the individual. Treatments, patient care, diet and pharmacological therapy are included in each module. Medical Surgical Nursing II is designed to teach the nursing student focused nursing skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to prepare for the NCLEX-PN.
- Immune Nursing
- Sensory Nursing
- Neurology Nursing
- Digestive Nursing
- Endocrine Nursing
- Urinary Nursing
- Reproductive Nursing
- Oncology Nursing
We are offering the Teacher Edition of “Sensory Nursing” as a free sample to download.
Hospitality & Tourism
This updated edition provides a framework for thinking about the state’s many travel destinations and events, describing each region of the state and the events, activities, and sights that can be found there. Destinations and events are profiled in terms of major tourism themes: agricultural, aviation and aerospace, nature-based, culture and heritage, arts and entertainment, sports, and weather-related. A CD included with the teacher book contains PowerPoint files, quizzes, supplemental resources, and activities.
- Describing Travel in Oklahoma
- Defining Tourism Themes for Oklahoma
- Touring Chickasaw Country
- Touring Frontier Country
- Touring Great Plains Country
- Touring Green Country
- Touring Choctaw Country
- Touring Red Carpet Country
We are offering unit 8, "Touring Red Carpet Country," as a free sample to download.
This curriculum is designed to help prepare learners for a position in the hospitality industry with units on Beverage Basics, Wine, and Laws and Responsible Beverage Service. Topis include: coffee, distilled and fermented beverages, glassware, preparing and serving various types of alcoholic drinks, pairing wine with food, and local, state, and federal laws concerning alcohol. The student materials include a Student Guide and Student Workbook, which contains all consumable pages.
Basic Cooking Principles
A free unit of instruction from the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement that covers many aspects of cooking including flavorings, cooking methods, and presentation.
Hand Tools and Utensils
This free unit of instruction covers the use and care of common kitchen tools and utensils, including using and sharpening knives.
Equipment in a Commercial Kitchen
This free unit of instruction covers the use and care of a variety of equipment used in a commercial kitchen, including dish machines, mixers, slicers, vertical cutter mixers, food choppers, fryers, and braziers.
A Cosmetologist's Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
This curriculum provides the anatomy and physiology information needed by learners in the cosmetology field. Units include: Organization of the Human Body; Biochemistry and Microbiology; Infection, Immunology, and Sanitation; Tissues; Integumentary System; Skeletal System; Muscular System; Nervous System; Circulatory System; and Respiratory, Digestive, and Urinary Systems. Student materials include the Student Guide, and the Student Workbook with consumable pages.