Please refer to these resources for more information on what it means to be college and career ready. You may download the Lesson 4 Resources or for a complete list of resources, please download the CCR Resources list.



College Readiness for All Toolbox (ACT)

Website/Online Tool: www.act.org

Resource Description: The College Readiness for All Toolbox is an effective set of well-researched tools, lessons learned, resources, and documents.

Audience Type: Educators and Guidance Counselors

What is College and Career Readiness? (Pearson)

Website/FAQ Tool: http://www.pearsonschool.com

Resource Description: Pearson applies their deep education experience and research, invests in innovative technologies, and promotes collaboration throughout the education ecosystem.

Audience Type: Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, and Mentors

Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative (Texas Cultural Trust and UT Austin)

Website/Curriculum : http://www.txartandmedia.org

Resource Description: These eight courses were developed to teach students creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills essential to success in today’s digital world.

Audience Type: Educators and School District Personnel

CRAFT—College Readiness Assignments for Texas (UT Austin & THECB)

Website/Curriculum Resources: http://craftx.org

Resource Description: CRAs are stand alone lessons designed by high school and college faculty to prepare students for college and career success.

Audience Type: Administrators, Teachers, and CCR Professionals

Course Module—Innovative Pedagogies: Making the Most of Retrieval Practice (Craftx)

Course Module: http://craftx.org

Resource Description: This module approaches Pedagogy and Classroom Practice.

Audience Type: Teachers and CCR Professionals  

Why Project Based Learning? (BIE)

Website/Interactive Tool: http://www.bie.org

Resource Description: The experience of thousands of teachers across all grade levels and subject areas, backed by research, confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn.

Audience Type: Educators

Professional Development: A 21st Century Skills Implementation Guide

PDF Document: http://www.p21.org

Resource Description: This implementation guide presents state leaders, policy makers and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide skills initiatives.

Audience Type: Educators

Teaching Critical 21st Century Skills (eSchool News)

Website: http://www.eschoolnews.com/

Resource Description: Resources to help integrate 21st century skills into your own curriculum.

Audience Type: Educators

21st Century Skills Y2Kare (ASVAB CEP)

PDF Document: http://www.asvabprogram.com

Resource Description: A student newsletter centering on the skills necessary to functioning in today’s knowledge-based economy.

Audience Type: Students

Educator Resources (P21)

Website: http://www.p21.org

Resource Description: P21's reports and publications support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student.

Audience Type: Educators

Texas Performance Standards Project (TEA & ESC Region 13)

Website: http://texaspsp.org

Resource Description: This website focuses on providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented students, and can also be used for providing enhanced academic opportunities for all students .

Audience Type: School District, CCR Professionals, and Educators

Professional Development Modules (Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center)

Course Module: http://txccrsc.org

Resource Description: This implementation guide presents state leaders, policy makers, and/or district and school leaders with assessment tactics and examples to assist in statewide 21st century skills initiatives.

Audience Type: Teachers (9-12)

Five Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator (eSchool News)

Website: http://www.eschoolnews.com

Resource Description: This article e valuates the skills students need to compete in a global economy.

Audience Type: Educators

Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)

Website: http://www.p21.org

Resource Description: This website forwards the mission of bringing together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K-12 education and to kick-start a national conversation on the importance of 21st century skills for all students.

Audience Type: School District, CCR Professionals, and Educators

MILE Guide Self Assessment Survey (P21)

Website: http://mileguide.p21.org

Resource Description: This is a self-a ssessment tool that allows districts to plot where they are on the spectrum of 21st century skills integration and chart a course for more effective integration in the future.

Audience Type: Administrators, Advisors, and Teachers

Study Habits and College Readiness (The Teaching Channel)

Course Module: https://www.teachingchannel.org

Resource Description: The Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools.

Audience Type: Teachers (Grades 9-12)