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eLearning | Career and Technical Education

A Guide to the Benefits of eLearning for CTE Programs

By: Bri Stauffer
March 23rd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer, CTE teachers often come to us when looking for new curriculum. These teachers are sometimes unsure of what type of instructional materials will work best for their classroom, asking questions such as: “Is eLearning the right choice for me?” and “How is eLearning different than using the lessons I create myself?" eLearning is becoming a top choice for many CTE teachers, but we understand it can be difficult to decide if you don’t know if it would work for you. The good thing is there are many benefits of eLearning that CTE instructors are experiencing.

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | teaching as a second career

4 Teacher Retention Strategies to Reduce Turnover in CTE

By: Bri Stauffer
March 2nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer, very often our team speaks with CTE administrators to better understand their struggles and those of their teachers. A common thread to these conversations is high teacher turnover. Most of these instructors have moved from an industry career to teaching and are faced with unfamiliar situations for which they have not been trained. Here’s one example from a health science instructor in Marion County, Florida:

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | NCHSE

Expert Advice on How to Help CTE Health Science Programs

By: Jim Schultz
February 23rd, 2017

As I travel to different Career and Technical Education (CTE) health science programs around the country, I hear many questions from health science educators. At AES, while we like to answer as many questions as we can, sometimes it’s better to have an expert share their thoughts.

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English Language Learners | Career Readiness | AES Updates

Career Readiness Curriculum: Updates for Consistency

By: Bri Stauffer
February 15th, 2017

Here at AES, part of what the Product Team does is review the existing curriculum and see where it can be updated and improved. This is related to our promise to our teachers of providing a continually updated curriculum. Reviewing the current content is just as important as adding brand new topics.

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CTE Career Clusters | Health Science | NCHSE

Emerging Trends for the Health Science Career Cluster

By: Bri Stauffer
February 9th, 2017

At Applied Educational Systems, we work to support thousands of health science educators across the United States to have success in the classroom. We hope to support these educators by helping them stay up to date on educational and industry trends related to the CTE Health Science Career Cluster. One way we do this is to attend relevant conferences and meetings and “report back” on what we think health science instructors should be aware of.

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Business Education | Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Business&ITCenter21

Digital Curriculum: Will it Work? - A Teacher's Perspective and Advice

By: Bri Stauffer
February 2nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum provider, we often speak with teachers and administrators about our digital curriculum. When we talk to CTE Directors in large school districts, the biggest question we are asked regarding HealthCenter21 and Business&ITCenter21 is: “How do I know it will work?”

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