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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education | CTE | Teaching Strategies

What is Blended Learning in CTE and How Does it Work?

By: Sarah Layton
June 22nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer and provider, the term "blended learning" is a big part of our daily dialog here at AES. It’s what we believe in, and it’s how we encourage teachers to use our curriculum. When teachers are reviewing our eLearning curriculum and we talk about blended learning, we are often asked questions like: “What is blended learning in CTE?” and “How are other CTE teachers successfully implementing blended learning in the classroom?”

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness

How to Easily Build Strong Career Exploration Lesson Plans

By: Sarah Layton
June 15th, 2017

With an increasing focus on career preparation as part of elective courses, finding career exploration lesson plans and activities can be tough. How do you go about creating or finding these lessons and ideas? And then how can you build them into your existing career readiness curriculum?

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Accounting | Business Education | High School | Middle School

Accounting Lesson Plans for Middle and High School Classes

By: Sarah Layton
June 8th, 2017

Are you in need of some fresh accounting lesson plans for middle or high school? I'll be the first to admit that accounting is not my favorite subject. And I'm sure that's true for a lot of your students, too. But the fact of the matter is...it's gotta be done! Not only is it in your state standards and in NBEA standards, it's really important information for your students to understand.

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

Career Exploration Lesson Plans You'll Love

By: Sarah Layton
June 1st, 2017

Are you looking for ideas for career exploration lesson plans? We've heard from hundreds of middle school teachers that finding ways to introduce career exploration is tough... yet it's required!

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | CTE Funding

How To Get CTE Funding for Your Classroom

By: Jackie McClanahan
May 25th, 2017

When CTE teachers are reviewing our digital curriculum, a big hurdle we hear about is funding. Most teachers think they need to use their own classroom budget to purchase new instructional materials... but we have found if you do a little digging, it will all work out!

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CNA Certification | Health Science | HealthCenter21 | AES Updates

New Dementia Care Curriculum Module

By: Bri Stauffer
May 18th, 2017

We hear from health science teachers nearly every day about topics they would like to see us add to HealthCenter21. These comments from our community of teachers help us to decide what content to add to the Product Roadmap for future development. An example of this is our decision to create the Cultural, Social, and Ethnic Diversity module and Domestic Violence module due to the need our teachers expressed.

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