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

Katie Schneider

As an account manager at AES, Katie works with teachers and administrators every day to better understand how she can help them meet their goals.

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

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

By: Katie Schneider
April 15th, 2021

Are you adding a new NHA certification to your CTE health science program? If so, you need to ensure you have the right materials to prepare your students for success. While AES isn’t a certification provider, hundreds of health science programs use our system to prepare students for NHA certifications every year. Because of this, teachers and admins often wonder whether they should use our curriculum or the NHA test prep materials for their new certification offerings. Each one has its own strengths and purpose within a health science certification program. Many teachers even use them together to build a strong knowledge and skills base for students sitting for certification. In this article, you’ll learn the differences between the AES curriculum and NHA test prep materials according to three areas:

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Career Readiness | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

What Is the 21st Century Success Skills Exam?

By: Katie Schneider
March 18th, 2021

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we speak with teachers on a weekly basis looking for assessment options that will help students demonstrate their mastery of career readiness skills. One option these teachers ask us about is the 21st Century Success Skills exam from Precision Exams.  In this article, you’ll discover answers to four common questions that educators have about the 21st Century Success Skills exam:

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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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Health Science | Soft Skills | National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

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

By: Katie Schneider
March 4th, 2021

Health science teachers have told us they are facing increased pressure from employers looking for candidates with more than just technical know-how. These employers need healthcare workers who are professional, dependable, and can effectively communicate with everyone they meet.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps

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

By: Katie Schneider
November 12th, 2020

NOTE: The Google Workspace exam (formerly the GSuite Certification) was retired by Google on January 1, 2021. Learn more about the exam retirement here. Many schools and teachers across the US are looking to expand their technology and computer curriculum to include certification options for their students.

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Business Education | Career Readiness | High School

Top 4 Teamwork Lesson Plans for High School

By: Katie Schneider
September 10th, 2020

Preparing students for ever-changing workplace practices and expectations can be a struggle for new and tenured teachers alike. 

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