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Education and Training Cluster

Featured products and free samples to download

CIMC supports instructors and programs in the Education and Training career cluster by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below. Many others are available. To learn more, or to order any of these materials, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by , or use our online catalog.


Substitute Teacher Toolbox

This publication is designed to help administrators who are left with an unexpected void in the classroom. It is designed to help substitutes who have been called in to help out in an unfamiliar area or in a situation where lesson plans are unavailable. This collection of activities may also help a teacher who is planning to be away from the classroom, and who knows a substitute will not be able to carry out the original lesson plans because of a lack of technical expertise or lack of familiarity. The activities included in Substitute Teacher Toolbox and on our website are not restricted to substitute teachers, however. Permanent classroom teachers may use any of these exercises in the regular classroom as a break from or as a supplement to regular lesson plans. Instructional managers and resource centers may also want copies of this toolbox. Because we include activities that focus on the development and reinforcement of soft skills such as communication, attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving, professionalism and more, they can be added to any curriculum to better prepare students for college and career opportunities.

Units include:

  • Introduction
  • Use of this Publication
  • Tips and Tools for Substitutes 
  • Classroom Activities
  • Communication Skills  
  • Attitude and Enthusiasm Skills
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal  Skills
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity 
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self-Discovery and Goal Setting 
  • Time Management 
  • Respectability and Professionalism 

Substitute Teacher Toolbox sample


Teachers as Advisors for Secondary and Postsecondary Students

advisorscover.jpgTeachers as Advisors is a useful resource for teachers who take on the role of an advisor. Topics include parent conferences, interpreting PLAN results, computing GPA, career clusters, financial aid, developing plans of study, work-based learning, and more.

Teachers as Advisors covers the following Education and Training pathways:

  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/Training

We are offering sections 1 and 2, "Getting Started" and "Advisor Training," as a free sample to download.

Teachers as Advisors, Sections 1 and 2 (PDF file, 561 KB)


Online Competency Testing

Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in the Education and Training cluster.

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