The AES CTE Blog

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

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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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Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Microsoft Office

Jasperactive vs. Business&ITCenter21 for Teaching Microsoft Office

By: Heather Thomas
April 8th, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we interact with thousands of middle and high school computer teachers every year. These teachers often ask us the difference between our Microsoft Office curriculum and other options, such as Jasperactive.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Middle School

How to Teach Middle School Health Science Courses with HealthCenter21

By: Adam Durst
April 1st, 2021

Middle school health science classes are designed to introduce students to healthcare careers and encourage them to enroll in your high school program. Because of this, you need a health science curriculum that is appropriate and engaging for your middle school students. That’s why teachers like Mark Rodgers have adopted the HealthCenter21 digital curriculum for their middle school classes: “My kids use HealthCenter21 everywhere. They like it because they can do things on their own and they can be in there as long and as often as they want. They have everything they need right at their fingertips.” Mark Rodgers Jupiter Middle School, FL However, if you’re just getting started with HealthCenter21, you’re probably wondering where to even begin. With so many health science modules to choose from, how do you know which ones to use for middle school courses?

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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

3 Best Video Tools for CTE Teachers

By: Emma Stanton
March 25th, 2021

Are you struggling to maintain a connection with students during hybrid or remote learning? Do you want to incorporate videos as another way to increase engagement in your classes?  If so, you’re in the right place.

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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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Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum

How to Use AES for Teaching in the Classroom Post-COVID

By: Laura Posey
March 11th, 2021

If you use a digital curriculum system like AES, you’re likely worried about transitioning back to full-time in-person classes. Can you use a digital curriculum for in-class teaching? Is it going to be a good fit once you and your students are back in the classroom? The AES digital curriculum has helped you navigate hybrid and distance learning, but did you know the system was designed for a blended learning classroom implementation?

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