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The iCEV CTE Blog

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

Mike Cescon

With past experience in teaching, a couple of degrees in writing, and an upbringing immersed in medical jargon, Mike is positioned well to hear out the most common questions teachers ask about the AES curriculum. His goal is to write content that quickly and effectively answers these questions so you can back to what matters - teaching your students.

Automotive | Industry Certifications | ASE

By: Mike Cescon
February 23rd, 2023

If you’re new to teaching an automotive course, you may be unaware of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). As one of the most popular certification providers in the transportation sector, it’s essential you understand ASE and how it can benefit your students. 

High School

By: Mike Cescon
February 21st, 2023

If you teach high school interior design, then you know that finding a strong textbook is key to making your course one your students will remember. The right textbook will inspire your students with the knowledge and art within. The wrong one, however, might leave them bored and disinterested. 


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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | High School | Automotive

By: Mike Cescon
February 14th, 2023

If you teach an automotive technology CTE program, you probably know how hard it is to find the perfect textbook for your class. With the right book, your students will learn everything they need to succeed as automotive technicians. With the wrong one, they may find holes in their knowledge that are difficult to patch. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Agricultural Science | FFA

By: Mike Cescon
February 9th, 2023

Whether you’re new to teaching agricultural science or just want to become more involved in the community, one of the most important groups you need to learn about is the National FFA Organization.

High School | Personal Finance | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
February 7th, 2023

It’s all too common for high school students to enter adulthood without a solid grasp on personal finances. In the worst cases, this can lead to financial mistakes or disasters that follow students all their lives. This is exactly why it’s critical to have business or finance teachers truly dedicated to providing students with the financial education they need to succeed. 

Agricultural Science

By: Mike Cescon
January 19th, 2023

If you teach in a high school agriculture program, you’re probably looking for a solid animal science curriculum to educate your kids. After all, the right curriculum option can teach your students everything they need to know about animal behavior, anatomy, nutrition, and more. The wrong one, however, could leave them far behind others in the field.