Bri Stauffer

Bri has been part of the AES team since December 2013. She enjoys working with teachers from across the US to help prepare students for the workforce.
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Things To Know About the Medical Office Assistant Beta Modules

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 start giving the Medical Office Assistant modules a makeover.

January 18, 2017

The Most In-Depth Review of TEKS Health Science Adopted Instructional Materials

Are you a health science instructor in Texas trying to decide what TEKS Health Science adopted instructional materials for Principles of Health Science you should choose under Proclamation 2017? There are 9 options to choose from, but finding time to learn about each one may not fit into your already busy teaching schedule.

January 12, 2017

ACTE VISION 2016 Conference: A Behind the Scenes Look

For CTE educators, finding time to learn about their field and think of new ideas is difficult, especially when it involves traveling. Because we work with thousands of educators across the United States, we want to help them any way we can. Jim Schultz, President of AES, attended the ACTE VISION 2016 Conference and would like to give an overview of the conference to help you stay informed and be inspired by others in your field.

December 22, 2016

Pearson IT Lab vs. Business&ITCenter21: What is Best for Your Classroom?

Are you a computer applications teacher looking for new curriculum to teach important computer skills to your students? At Applied Educational Systems we hear from hundreds of middle and high school computer teachers each year when they are reviewing our Business&ITCenter21 curriculum. In talking with these teachers, we know they are usually looking at multiple curriculum options. During this time, teachers often ask us questions like “Is Business&ITCenter21 better than MyITLab?” and “What’s the difference between your curriculum and the Pearson IT Lab program?

December 08, 2016

A Review of the SAM Cengage Program vs. Business&ITCenter21: Which is Better?

Every year at Applied Educational Systems we talk with hundreds of business and computer applications teachers. In speaking with these teachers, many questions arise, one of which is: “What’s the difference between the SAM Cengage program and Business&ITCenter21? Which one is better for me?”

December 01, 2016

One Computer Teacher's Massive Review of a Cengage Middle School Textbook

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other computer teachers.

November 23, 2016

Paxton Patterson vs. HealthCenter21: Which Health Science Curriculum Should You Choose?

As a health science curriculum provider, we work with thousands of health science educators across the United States. In speaking with these instructors, many of them are looking for new curriculum for their health science programs, but are not sure what would work best. It can take a lot of time to research the many options out there, and educators don’t have much spare time. Add to that the fear of not choosing the “right” health science curriculum, and this seemingly easy task can turn into a lot of frustration. To help health science teachers start reviewing the options out there, we’ve taken a look at two common choices: Paxton Patterson and HealthCenter21.

November 17, 2016

An Honest Comparison of the Microsoft IT Academy Program and Business&ITCenter21: Which is Better?

Here at Applied Educational Systems we speak with thousands of computer teachers and administrators across the United States. When an educator is interested in reviewing our computer applications curriculum, Business&ITCenter21, we are often asked questions like: “Isn’t this just like the Microsoft IT Academy Program?”

November 10, 2016

Elearning vs. Textbooks in a Business Computer Applications Class: Which is Better?

Two of the most popular types of instructional materials for a Business Computer Applications course are textbooks and interactive eLearning curriculum. In working with hundreds of educators who teach this type of course in middle or high school, we often hear questions asking which is better. Each type of instructional material has its own pros and cons, so in this article I will review both types and see how they compare.

November 03, 2016

How To Choose New TEKS Curriculum for Your Health Science Courses

Are you a health science teacher in Texas trying to decide what materials to use in your Principles of Health Science classes? With the Texas Proclamation 2017, there are a number of TEKS curriculum choices available. But how can you possibly find enough time to review them while also teaching?

October 20, 2016

Save Time with CTE Curriculum That Meets Health Science Standards

All educators need to meet educational standards, no matter what subjects they teach. One subset of educators that need to also worry about industry standards are CTE teachers. When looking for new CTE curriculum, they often struggle to find content that meets state, national, and industry standards while also keeping students engaged and interested.

October 13, 2016

Advice and Tips on How To Use Google Classroom

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other computer teachers.

October 06, 2016

Florida's Digital Information Technology Course: What's New?

Are you looking for information on the new Florida Digital Information Technology course standards? Over the past year, we have spoken with hundreds of business education teachers in Florida, and a common topic of conversation was the change in the Florida Curriculum Frameworks around the Business Technology Education Core (BTE Core) and Introduction to Information Technology course. These changes are a concern for many teachers, as there is nothing worse than having to come up with new engaging lessons and projects that also meet new standards!

September 29, 2016

Useful Tips for Health Science High School Teachers

When looking to use our HealthCenter21 curriculum in their health science high school courses, health science instructors often ask questions like: “Do you have any tips for using HealthCenter21 successfully?” and “I have limited technology access… can I still use this curriculum?

September 15, 2016

How To Blend New Curriculum in Your Computer Applications Class

Many computer applications teachers want to add digital curriculum to their courses, but don’t know how to get started. When looking to use digital curriculum in their computer applications class, teachers often ask us questions like: “What’s the best way to blend your curriculum with my other resources?” and “Do you have best practices for using Business&ITCenter21?”

September 08, 2016

A Practical Guide to the 2017 Principles of Health Science TEKS Changes

Are you searching for information on the new Texas Principles of Health Science TEKS standards? We know that a big challenge for health science instructors is trying to keep up with changing standards.

August 23, 2016

How To Decide on New Instructional Materials for Your Computer Applications Class

Are you a new teacher in search of instructional materials for your computer applications class? Or a seasoned teacher struggling to keep your students engaged with computer lessons? You are not alone! This happens to computer teachers across the United States. As a computer curriculum provider, we hear from hundreds of teachers facing these challenges. These are some of the actual comments we have received from teachers like you:

August 16, 2016

Behind the Scenes at the 2016 HOSA Leadership Conference

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Neil Leisenring, an intern here at Applied Educational Systems. Neil is attending George Washington University in Washington, DC and has written a handful of articles for us.

August 11, 2016

Missouri AHEC Case Study: How To Teach Students From a Distance

With the constant changes in the healthcare industry and increase in requirements for the CTE Health Science Cluster, many CTE administrators and instructors are in search of ways to better prepare students. As a curriculum provider for Health Science programs, we talk to hundreds of teachers and administrators about this challenge. When looking to overcome this, educators often ask us questions like: “How are other teachers and schools using HealthCenter21?” and “Will HealthCenter21 work for my program?

August 04, 2016

3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other teachers.

July 28, 2016
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