The AES CTE Blog

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

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Work-Based Learning

13 Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Students, CTE Programs, & Employers

By: Bri Stauffer
May 28th, 2019

Are you thinking of incorporating work-based learning (WBL) into your CTE program? Is WBL worth the time and effort it takes to get started? The short answer is yes! WBL can be an excellent addition to any CTE program. In fact, there are a number of benefits for your students, your CTE program, and your local employers just from implementing WBL!

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Career Readiness | 21st Century Skills

How to Teach Initiative to High School Students

By: Bri Stauffer
May 23rd, 2019

It’s never easy to teach students how to take initiative. How do you know which students are comfortable with initiative, and how do you help the ones who need it? On top of that, how do you know students have mastered initiative for the workplace? One teacher told us that employers list “initiative” as the biggest issue they face with new employees coming from work-based learning programs. So how can you motivate your students to take initiative in the classroom and the workplace?

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Office Specialist

4 Steps for Successful Microsoft Excel Test Prep

By: Bri Stauffer
May 21st, 2019

When it comes to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications, students have the hardest time learning Microsoft Excel 2016.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning vs. Simulated Work-Based Learning vs. Community-Based Learning: What’s the Difference in CTE?

By: Bri Stauffer
May 16th, 2019

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers are scrambling to find ways to give students workplace experience opportunities to secure their futures (and Perkins funding).

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National Health Science Assessment | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

30+ Critical Changes to the NCHSE National Health Science Standards for 2019

By: Bri Stauffer
May 15th, 2019

Do you use the National Health Science Standards (NHSS) to teach your health science classes?

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Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

5 Ways to Reduce Computer Time in Your Classroom When Using Digital Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
May 14th, 2019

When reviewing a digital curriculum system for use in the classroom, teachers and administrators often worry students will spend too much time in front of the computer. This is a valid concern. Fortunately you can incorporate digital curriculum and still have meaningful interactions with your students!

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