Whether you are experienced or new to the game as a health science technology teacher, chances are you will need to add new instructional materials to your program at some point. In doing so, you will research different textbook publishers (like Cengage and Pearson) and digital curriculum options (like HealthCenter21 and iCEV) to find one that best fits your unique classroom needs.
Are you considering transitioning to digital curriculum for your CTE program? While there are many benefits that teachers, students, and even administrators receive from using a digital CTE curriculum, there are some issues as well. When reviewing our eLearning curriculum, CTE teachers have expressed worry about some specific challenges such as:
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Many computer applications teachers who are reviewing eLearning curriculum for their classroom ask us questions like: “How is eLearning curriculum different than lesson plans and activities I create myself?” and “Are there certain benefits of eLearning I can’t get from another curriculum option?”
Middle school electives teachers struggle with spending too much time preparing lesson plans and grading student work. Time spent on these tasks means they have less time to create engaging lessons and activities for students, which are critical for a middle school classroom. As a curriculum developer, we hear from teachers across the country, and understand the frustrations and stresses of trying to save time while giving your students your best!
As a CTE curriculum provider, teachers often ask us for ideas on how best to use eLearning curriculum in their classroom. While we know every classroom and set of students is unique, one option we suggest is a flipped classroom approach. When we share this, some teachers ask questions like “What is a flipped classroom?” and “What are the benefits of a flipped classroom?”
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.