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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.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

By: Sarah Layton
August 4th, 2021

Health Science teachers in high school CTE programs tell us they lack time to create engaging and relevant health science curriculum. There are many challenges that cause this lack of time for instructors, such as changing standards and keeping old health science lessons up to date.

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.

Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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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.

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.

Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

By: Sarah Layton
October 18th, 2018

CTE teachers are faced with increasingly diverse students in the classroom, and finding ways to differentiate your lessons can be tough. Some students will come to your class with more knowledge and experience than others. Not to mention that students all learn at different paces and in different ways. It may seem like a never-ending task, but there is a solution! Using technology to differentiate instruction can help you save time while better meeting the needs of all of your students.

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.