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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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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | AES Updates | Medical Office Assistant

Things To Know About the Medical Office Assistant Beta Modules

By: Bri Stauffer
May 15th, 2017

Many of our HealthCenter21 users have told us how much they and their students enjoy our newer modules like Diseases & Disorders and Domestic Violence. Because we have heard from you about how these new interactive lessons are helping your students learn better, the Product Team has decided to give the Medical Office Assistant modules a makeover.

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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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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Google Docs

Google Docs Lesson Plans: Missing in Action?

By: Sarah Layton
May 10th, 2017

If you are embracing all that is modern in the classroom, you are probably using Google Docs in some capacity. But what about your students? Increasingly, state and local standards for computer applications and business technology are starting to include student mastery of Google Docs and other Google Applications. When talking with teachers, we have heard there is a significant lag in the materials that are available to teach it. It seems the question on everyone's mind is: Where can I find Google Docs lesson plans?

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | Curriculum Development | Digital Curriculum

Developing Awesome CTE Curriculum: What You Should Know

By: Jim Schultz
May 4th, 2017

When teachers are reviewing our CTE curriculum for use in their classrooms, they often ask us questions to determine if we are the right fit for their needs. Because many students go directly into the workforce after completing a program, CTE teachers are wary when choosing curriculum because students must be provided with correct information. Not to mention the fact that teachers need to meet state standards and prepare their students for certification!

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | iCEV

iCEV vs. HealthCenter21: Which is Best for Your Classroom?

By: Laura Posey
April 27th, 2017

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.

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

Digital Curriculum for CTE: 3 Big Problems Teachers Face

By: Bri Stauffer
April 20th, 2017

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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