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Health Science | Medical Terminology

4 Engaging Medical Terminology Games to Boost Student Motivation

By: Brad Hummel
July 22nd, 2021

When teaching difficult concepts such as medical terminology, health science teachers can feel overwhelmed and frustrated. You want your students to engage with and memorize important material, but you might be uncertain about how to keep your students focused and energized. Worse still, you fear that your students may be bored and unable to master vocabulary that will be a part of assessments and certification exams.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps

Google Apps Lesson Plans vs. Google Apps Curriculum: Which One Do You Really Need?

By: Emma Stanton
July 15th, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers every year. Many are looking for new resources to teach their students how to use Google Apps.

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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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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

What to Know About Accreditation for Your Health Science Program

By: Laura Posey
July 1st, 2021

As a health science curriculum developer, we regularly speak with teachers who are adding new certifications to their pathway. When implementing new health science certifications, these teachers often ask us questions such as: “Is HealthCenter21 accredited?” and “How do I get my course accredited?” While many accredited health science programs use our HealthCenter21 curriculum to prepare their students for certification exams, AES is not a certifying body and cannot award accreditation to CTE programs. But don’t worry - that doesn’t mean we can’t help you!

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Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Sports Medicine

Top Sports Medicine Textbooks for CTE Health Science (Reviews)

By: Heather Thomas
June 24th, 2021

Did your health science program just add a new course for sports medicine?  Or do you need to update your existing sports medicine curriculum? If so, you’re likely looking for the best instructional materials to help cover your standards and prepare students for their future careers.

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IC3 Certification | Digital Literacy

What Is the IC3 GS6 Certification?

By: Alison Pijar
June 17th, 2021

Are you planning to implement the IC3 Digital Literacy certifications in your program for the upcoming school year?  Did you know the IC3 Digital Literacy program has been restructured with the release of the IC3 GS6 version? Unlike the previous version, the IC3 GS6 exams are organized according to the level of knowledge needed to earn the certificate. With this new structure, you need to evaluate the exams to determine which level is appropriate for your students and how the IC3 Digital Literacy program will fit into your courses. In this article, you’ll learn about the new IC3 GS6 standards and the detailed objectives found on each IC3 GS6 exam.

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Health Science | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | Phlebotomy

How to Use HealthCenter21 in a Phlebotomy Technician Course

By: Betty Jean Schultz
June 10th, 2021

As a CTE health science teacher, your curriculum ranges from health science foundations to certification-focused topics.

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