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The AES CTE Blog

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

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.

Business Education | Student Engagement | Lesson Plans | Sports and Entertainment Marketing

By: Mike Cescon
March 24th, 2022

If you teach high school business courses, you know that sports and entertainment marketing is quickly becoming one of the most popular topics among students today. High schoolers love this topic, which makes it all the more important that you have exciting and engaging course material to teach it to them. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
March 22nd, 2022

As a CTE teacher, you’re probably used to cobbling together a curriculum from various resources you’ve found online. While this may be a tried-and-true method, it does come with disadvantages, costing you both time and energy. On the other hand, making the leap to a curriculum system can be overwhelming and may seem like more trouble than it's worth. 

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High School | Medical Assisting | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
March 16th, 2022

Whether you’re new to teaching medical assisting or just need more robust materials for your course, it can be frustrating to find the curriculum you’re looking for. Individual lesson plans and activities may be great for some teachers, but if you want to prepare your students for strong futures as medical assistants, you need a curriculum that’s worthy of them. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science | Texas | Practicum in Health Science

By: Mike Cescon
March 2nd, 2022

If you’re new to teaching health science in Texas, you’re probably confused about some of your more specialized courses. After all, they can get pretty advanced, and each has associated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) your students will have to learn in order to move their careers forward. 

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Health Science Certifications

By: Mike Cescon
February 28th, 2022

Health science teachers often approach AES feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of material available in HealthCenter21. 

Computer Applications | Microsoft Office | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) | Computer Applications Textbooks

By: Mike Cescon
February 22nd, 2022

With how quickly technology advances, it can be a huge hassle ensuring your computer applications course material is up to date. After all, you want your students to have access to the latest resources and information, but textbooks get outdated so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up.