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The AES CTE Blog

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

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.

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

By: Jim Schultz
February 2nd, 2022

Career and Technical Education (CTE) has become increasingly popular across the United States as more people realize how crucial CTE is to the country. Yet, many people remain unsure of what exactly "career and technical education" is.

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.

Classroom Management | Teaching Strategies

By: Jim Schultz
November 3rd, 2021

Classrooms are changing. That change can come from a new generation of teachers, emerging technologies, student behaviors, or a combination of factors. As a result, teachers’ classroom management strategies have changed as well. If your classroom management techniques fall behind the times, you'll have a daily struggle to keep your students engaged.  Check out the eight best classroom management strategies that’ll help you govern your classroom and teach your students in 2022:

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.

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

By: Jim Schultz
February 5th, 2020

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.

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!