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Career & Technical Education Blog

The AES CTE Blog

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

Sarah Layton

Sarah is a contributing author to the AES blog. She is committed to helping instructors and students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education (CTE)

By: Sarah Layton
February 3rd, 2020

As a curriculum developer who creates blended learning curriculum, we have dozens of conversations about blended learning every week.

Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum | Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
August 8th, 2019

As a new middle school technology teacher, you probably come from one of two backgrounds.


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Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

By: Sarah Layton
July 16th, 2019

Digital curriculum is becoming a popular option for many career and technical education (CTE) teachers.

Cengage SAM | Computer Applications | Pearson MyITLab | Microsoft Office

By: Sarah Layton
September 21st, 2017

Microsoft Office is the world’s most popular corporate product. It’s the gold standard for computer-based workplace productivity. That’s why it’s so important to teach Microsoft Office to students of all ages.


By: Sarah Layton
August 3rd, 2017

When reviewing our CTE curriculum, some of the most common questions that teachers ask us is “What is eLearning?”  and "How is eLearning different from eBooks and online courses?"

Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Teaching Strategies

By: Sarah Layton
June 22nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer and provider, the term "blended learning" is a big part of our daily dialog here at AES. It’s what we believe in, and it’s how we encourage teachers to use our curriculum. When teachers are reviewing our eLearning curriculum and we talk about blended learning, we are often asked questions like: “What is blended learning in CTE?” and “How are other CTE teachers successfully implementing blended learning in the classroom?”