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The iCEV CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

Heather Thomas

As a former educator with almost twenty years in the classroom, Heather loves working with educators to help them succeed and get the most value out of the AES curriculum systems.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Teachers | Teacher Retention

By: Heather Thomas
April 20th, 2021

Have you ever had a health science instructor go back to the industry in the middle of the school year? Do you wish you could have better retention of your health science teachers? You’re not alone. An administrator in Texas recently told me that within the first two weeks of school every year, they’ll see a handful of health science instructors quit and go back to the industry. This is hugely disruptive to their students’ learning and often results in the administrator scrambling to cover the classes. Like this administrator, your new teachers are optimistic and excited about their new career path, and you want to help them have a good start to the year. But what can you do to make that happen?

Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Microsoft Office

By: Heather Thomas
April 8th, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we interact with thousands of middle and high school computer teachers every year. These teachers often ask us the difference between our Microsoft Office curriculum and other options, such as Jasperactive.


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Health Science | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

By: Heather Thomas
September 24th, 2020

As a health science curriculum developer, we speak with thousands of health science instructors every year. Many of these are experienced teachers, who have been delivering healthcare classes for years. While others are just getting started and looking for advice on which courses to offer their students. 

Health Science | Distance Learning

By: Heather Thomas
April 9th, 2020

As a health science teacher, one of your most important roles is to teach your students hands-on skills.