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The iCEV CTE Blog

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

Jim Schultz

As the Founder and President of AES, Jim's focus is on helping administrators and teachers so they can have more time to connect with and empower their students to become lifelong learners.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Career Clusters | Health Science

By: Jim Schultz
April 20th, 2022

The health science career cluster is a career and technical education (CTE) pathway in which students learn about wellness, nutrition, medicine, injury, disease, technology, and hundreds of other subjects.

Business Education | Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Career Clusters

By: Jim Schultz
April 20th, 2022

The Business Management and Administration career cluster is a national CTE track that helps students prepare for careers related to running an effective and productive business.


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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

By: Jim Schultz
April 18th, 2022

CTE teachers are faced with increasingly diverse students in the classroom, and finding ways to differentiate your lessons can be tough. Some students will come to your class with more knowledge and experience than others. Not to mention that students all learn at different paces and in different ways. It may seem like a never-ending task, but there is a solution! Using technology to differentiate instruction can help you save time while better meeting the needs of all of your students.

IC3 Certification

By: Jim Schultz
February 10th, 2021

The IC3 GS5 is a previous version of the IC3 GS6 certification to measure a students’ knowledge of digital literacy concepts and skills.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Curriculum Development | Digital Curriculum

By: Jim Schultz
May 4th, 2017

When teachers are reviewing our career and technical education (CTE) curriculum for use in their classrooms, they often ask us questions to determine if we are the right fit for their needs. Because many students go directly into the workforce after completing a program, CTE teachers are wary when choosing curriculum because students must be provided with correct information. Not to mention the fact that teachers need to meet state standards and prepare their students for certification!

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Flipped Classroom | Teaching Strategies

By: Jim Schultz
March 30th, 2017

As a CTE curriculum provider, teachers often ask us for ideas on how best to use eLearning curriculum in their classroom. While we know every classroom and set of students is unique, one option we suggest is a flipped classroom approach. When we share this, some teachers ask questions like “What is a flipped classroom?” and “What are the benefits of a flipped classroom?”