The AES CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

What Is the NHA CBCS Certification? (Updated for 2021)

How to Teach Sports Medicine Courses with HealthCenter21

Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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4 Best CNA Textbooks for CTE Health Science (Reviews)

Paxton Patterson vs HealthCenter21: Which Health Science Curriculum Is Right for You?

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification: What Is It & How Do You Prepare Students?

Effective Health Science Teacher Retention Strategies from a Former Educator

NHA Test Prep vs. HealthCenter21: What's the Difference?

Jasperactive vs. Business&ITCenter21 for Teaching Microsoft Office

How to Teach Middle School Health Science Courses with HealthCenter21

3 Best Video Tools for CTE Teachers

What Is the 21st Century Success Skills Exam?

How to Use AES for Teaching in the Classroom Post-COVID

Top Soft Skills Curriculum for CTE Health Science: PersonAbility vs HealthCenter21

What Is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)?

What Health Science Certifications Does AES Align With?

What Is the Communication Skills for Business Certification?

5 Ways Business&ITCenter21 Keeps Students Engaged

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate CTE Month 2021

What Is the 2013 NHA CBCS Certification?

What (and When) Is CTE Month 2021?

How to Meet ISTE Standards for Students with AES

What Is the NHA CEHRS Certification?

8 Wildly Successful Classroom Management Strategies for 2021

Microsoft Office Lesson Plans vs. Curriculum: Which One Do You Really Need?

What Are the National Health Science Standards?

Review: 5 Popular Medical Assisting Textbooks for High School

Best High School Health Science Curriculum: PLTW vs. HealthCenter21

What is the Google Workspace Certification and How Do You Prepare Your Students?

Top 3 Microsoft Office Certification Test Prep Materials

Best Middle School Health Science Curriculum: Project Lead the Way vs. HealthCenter21

How to Use HealthCenter21 in a Pharmacy Technician Course

4 Best Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for Middle School

How Much Does Digital Health Science Curriculum Cost for High School?

A Quick Guide to the Cost of Middle School Computer Curriculum

What Is the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum Framework?

How Much Does Digital Middle School Health Science Curriculum Cost?

How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2020

Top 4 Teamwork Lesson Plans for High School

What Is the Best Medical Assistant Certification for CTE High School Programs?

How to Use HealthCenter21 in a CNA Course

Best Microsoft Office Curriculum: GCFLearnFree vs. Business&ITCenter21

What Is the GSuite Certification and How Do You Prepare Your Students?

Top 5 Critical Thinking Lesson Plans

4 Best Microsoft Office Curriculum Resources for Middle and High School

Microsoft Word Lesson Plans and Activities to Wow Your Students

Top 4 Considerations When Starting a Middle School Health Science Program

The 6 Best Nursing Assistant Lesson Plan Ideas for High School

Top 3 Basic Accounting Lesson Plans for High School

Problem Solving Lesson Plans Your Middle School Students Will Love

Top 3 Google Docs Lessons for Middle School

Top 5 Blended Learning Best Practices

3 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

3 Best Personal Finance Lesson Plans for Middle School

What Are the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills?

The Ultimate Guide to Career Readiness Lesson Plans

What Is HOSA and How Does It Benefit Health Science Students?

Best Digital Health Science Curriculum: iCEV vs HealthCenter21

Top 7 Blended Learning Strategies for CTE

How to Teach Digital Literacy Skills

3 Ways for Students to Demonstrate Healthcare Skills During Distance Learning

What’s the Difference Between Online Learning and Distance Learning?

4 Teacher Retention Strategies to Reduce Turnover in CTE

NNAAP Exam: What Is It & How Do You Prepare Students?

Microsoft Office Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love

What Are the 5 Health Science Career Pathways?

What Are 21st Century Skills?

9 Best Differentiated Instruction Strategies for CTE

Top 4 Soft Skills Training Materials for High School Students

3 Best Ways to Prepare High School Students for HOSA Events

How to Teach 21st Century Skills in Middle School

Review of Code.org for Middle School Computer Science

3 Biggest Problems with Digital Health Science Curriculum

What Is the Business Management and Administration Career Cluster?

What Is Career & Technical Education (CTE)?

5 Benefits of Blended Learning for CTE Courses

4 Best High School Anatomy and Physiology Activities (Recommended by Teachers)

4 Best Microsoft Office 2019 Textbooks (Reviews)

AAMA CMA vs NHA CCMA: What’s the Difference?

3 Best Professionalism Lesson Plans for High School

What Is a Curriculum and How Do You Make One?

8 Best Marketing Lesson Plans and Projects for High School

Top 5 Alternatives to Cengage SAM for Business Education

How to Use HealthCenter21 in an Anatomy and Physiology Course

5 Best Career Exploration Lesson Plans for Middle School

What Is Digital Citizenship & How Do You Teach It?

Employability Skills Lesson Plans for Middle and High School

NHA CCMA vs. NCCT NCMA: What’s the Difference?

The 7 Best Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout in 2020

Review of Teachers Pay Teachers for Middle School Career Readiness

Kaduceus vs. HealthCenter21: What’s Better Medical Assisting Curriculum?

5 Best Anatomy & Physiology Textbooks for CTE Health Science (Reviews)

What Is the IC3 GS5 Certification?

3 Steps to Prep Your Students for the MOS Word 2019 Exam

How to Get Started with Career Exploration Lesson Plans & Activities

11 Textbook Alternatives That Teachers Love

What's the Difference between GMetrix and Business&ITCenter21 for MOS Certification Prep?

Why Is Career & Technical Education So Important?

Top 6 Principles of Health Science Textbooks for Texas (REVIEWS)

Review: 7 Popular Medical Terminology Textbooks

What Is Career Exploration & How Do You Teach It?

4 Reasons to Update Your Health Science Lesson Plans

What Is the NHA CMAA Exam & How Do You Prepare Students for It?

What is a Syllabus and How Do You Make One?

AMT RMA vs. NHA CCMA: What’s the Difference?

4 Best Customer Service Lesson Plans

6 Best Remediation Strategies for CTE Health Science Classes

What’s the Difference Between the CMAA and CCMA Certifications?

Top 3 Business Management Lesson Plans for High School

What’s New with the 2019 MOS PowerPoint Certification Exam?

4 Best Places to Find Middle School Public Speaking Lesson Plans

What Is a Lesson Plan and How Do You Make One?

What Is the NREMT EMR Certification?

NAHP NRCMA vs. NHA CMAA: What's the Difference?

6 Lifechanging Pieces of Teaching Advice for New Teachers from Experienced Educators

Top 4 Places to Find Excel Lesson Plans for Middle School

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 GS5 Certification

What Is the AMCA CMAC Exam and Is It Right for Your Students?

An In-Depth Review of the IC3 Spark Certification

Top 3 Mistakes Teachers Make in Middle School Technology Classes and How to Avoid Them

How to Relieve Test Anxiety in High School Students

4 Best Leadership Lesson Plans for High School

40+ Changes to the 2019 MOS Excel Certification Exam

Pros & Cons of Using Quizlet in Your Classroom

What Is the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE)?

Review: 7 Best Introduction to Health Science Textbooks

Digital Curriculum vs. Textbooks: Which Is Right for You?

50+ Changes to the 2019 MOS Word Certification Exam

Pros & Cons of Teaching to the Test in CTE

4 Best High School Sports Medicine Lesson Plans & Activities

11 Ways to Prevent Cheating in Schools

What Is Work-Based Learning?

Career Readiness Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love

5 Best Decision Making Activities for Middle School

How to Teach the 6 Pillars of Character in Middle School

3 Resources to Help You Meet CSTA Standards

How To Think Outside the Box with Your Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans

How to Teach a 7th Grade JAG Program

4 Best Tools to Teach EKG Interpretation to Health Science Students

What Is the NHA CPT Exam & How Do You Prepare Students for It?

NHA CCMA vs. AMCA CMAC: What’s the Difference?

13 Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Students, CTE Programs, & Employers

How to Teach Initiative to High School Students

4 Steps for Successful Microsoft Excel Test Prep

Work-Based Learning vs. Simulated Work-Based Learning vs. Community-Based Learning: What’s the Difference in CTE?

30+ Critical Changes to the NCHSE National Health Science Standards for 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Computer Time in Your Classroom When Using Digital Curriculum

6 Steps to Prep Your Students for the NHA CCMA Exam

7 Email Management Strategies Perfect for Teachers

What Is the NHA CCMA Exam & How Do You Prepare Students for It?

IC3 Spark vs IC3 GS5 Digital Literacy Certifications: What’s the Difference?

What Are Co-Teaching Best Practices?

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day 2020

NOCTI Health Assisting vs. NOCTI Medical Assisting: What’s the Difference?

REVIEW: 5 Electronic Health Records (EHR) Providers That Teachers Have Tried

Top 5 Free Middle School Computer Science Resources

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way’s Middle School Health Science Lessons

The 4 Best PowerPoint Lesson Plans for Middle School

NHA vs NCHSE vs NOCTI: What’s the Difference?

The 5 Parts of Perkins V Every Teacher Should Know

AES vs. Canvas: What’s the Difference?

What is Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)?

3 Places to Find Google Sheets Activities for Middle School Students

Top 5 Media Literacy Lesson Plans & Resources

4 Best Medical Terminology Activities for High School

3 Best Places to Find Social Media Lesson Plans for Middle School

Top 3 Economics Lessons for High School

7 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Email in Middle School

What are the California CTE Career Pathways?

What Is Career Clarity?

What are Workplace Communication Skills and How Do You Teach Them?

REVIEW: CTE Online's Health Science and Medical Technology Curriculum

Top 7 Best Empathy Lesson Plans for Middle School

The Top 5 Business Law Lesson Plans for High School

Top 3 Collaborative Learning Lesson Plans for Middle School

4 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

Certification vs. Accreditation vs. Licensure: What’s the Difference in Health Care?

What Are NBEA Standards?

What Is TypingClub and How Can You Use It?

The Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction in CTE

The 32 Best Podcasts by Teachers, for Teachers, & about Teachers

What are the Texas Career Clusters?

Top 4 Digital Citizenship Activities for Middle School

What Is Blended Learning?

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science High School Courses

What Is a Curriculum Map? (And How Do You Make One?)

Where to Find Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans for High School

What Is Career Readiness and How Do You Teach It?

What Is Cooperative Learning and How Does It Work?

11 Principles of Classroom Management to Teach Digital Natives

Health Science Curriculum: Keeping CTE Courses Relevant

Top 8 Medical Assistant Instructor Lesson Plans for High School

What Are the Florida Career Clusters?

"How Do I Teach Business?" | 7 Things Every New Teacher Needs to Start

4 Best Places to Find Information Literacy Lesson Plans for Middle School

The 3 Best Google Forms Lesson Plans Available Online

How to Teach Health Science Career Exploration in Middle School

The 5 Best Middle School Business Education Lesson Plans

60+ Google Apps Lesson Plans Every Teacher Should Own

Top 5 Career Awareness Activities for Middle School Students

Top 6 Medical Coding and Billing Lesson Ideas for High School