The AES CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE and elective teachers.

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Digital Curriculum | Test Prep

7 Differences Between Digital Curriculum & Test Prep for CTE

By: Chris Zook
March 8th, 2018

Digital curriculum is quickly becoming a cornerstone in career and technical education. Test prep materials have been a cornerstone in CTE for decades. But what are the differences between the two? Don’t they do mostly the same thing? They do — sometimes. Other times, digital curriculum and test prep couldn’t be more different.

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Career Readiness

The 3 Best Places to Find Teamwork Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 1st, 2018

With the growing focus on teaching soft skills in middle school, you’ve probably spent a lot of time searching for lessons and activity ideas. Finding those lessons to teach middle school students about teamwork isn’t easy.

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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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Health Science | CTE Funding | CTE Month

Top 5 Reasons Health Science Should Be the #1 Funded Career Cluster

By: Chris Zook
February 22nd, 2018

Health science is one of the most popular career clusters in career and technical education (CTE). It attracts hundreds of thousands of students every year from all kinds of backgrounds and with all manner of career ambitions. But there’s one big problem – health science departments are often the last to get funding from school administrations.

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CTE Teachers | Health Science

Top 7 Tips for New Health Science Teachers from Real CTE Educators

By: Bri Stauffer
February 15th, 2018

In working with thousands of CTE health science teachers across the US, we have heard many stories about the first year as a new teacher. The challenges range from unengaged students to poor classroom management.

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CTE Funding | CTE Month

5 Amazing Funding Opportunities for CTE Health Science

By: Chris Zook
February 8th, 2018

Every career and technical education teacher runs into the same obstacle — they need funding. You may know exactly where to go to get that funding. You may also have to find a new way to get it every year.

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Career and Technical Education | CTE Month

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate CTE Month 2018

By: Bri Stauffer
February 1st, 2018

As a CTE teacher, you know the importance of preparing students for the workforce — no matter which career cluster they follow. What you may not know is how to express that importance to your students, school, and community. That’s where CTE Month comes in!

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