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

Celestial Holmes

Celestial has been an Instructional Designer for 13 years and because of that, she knows the 'why' behind the way we design our lessons.

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Computer Applications | Digital Literacy

How to Meet ISTE Standards for Students with AES

By: Celestial Holmes
January 14th, 2021

As a curriculum developer with content to teach career readiness and 21st Century skills, computer teachers often ask how our curriculum aligns with the ISTE Standards for Students.

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Health Science | High School

Best High School Health Science Curriculum: PLTW vs. HealthCenter21

By: Celestial Holmes
November 19th, 2020

There are many options out there to help you build a high school health science curriculum, and each one is designed to fit different needs. Because of this, health science teachers need to be certain they find the right program for their classes.

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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) | Career Readiness | Digital Citizenship

3 Big Reasons You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship in CTE

By: Celestial Holmes
October 12th, 2017

CTE teachers like you need to teach their students the skills to succeed. You’re an expert in your field,  even if you’re not a trained teacher. With a bit of practice, planning, teaching, and grading can all become second nature. But there are some skills that may not be on your radar. You want to do everything you can to get your students off on the right foot once they’re out of the classroom. Today, that requires teaching digital citizenship!

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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Problem Solving Curriculum in CTE...A Natural Fit

By: Celestial Holmes
May 1st, 2014

I don't think there's an area of study and learning that is more conducive to problem solving curriculum than career and technical education. It's such a natural fit as students learn real-world skills and practice real-world situations.

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Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum

The 5 Parts of Web-Based Curriculum for CTE: How Is It Developed?

By: Celestial Holmes
March 20th, 2014

Some of you out there in the blogosphere may be wondering, “How does AES develop this amazing web-based curriculum for career and technology education?” No, I didn’t read your minds. We’ve got some really great folks here at AES that know how to find out the questions you are asking. Today, I’ll share with you how Instructional Designers (ID) like me create the courses that your students complete.

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