The AES CTE Blog

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

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Digital Curriculum | Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Student Engagement

5 Ways HealthCenter21 Boosts Student Interest and Engagement

By: Bri Stauffer
June 3rd, 2021

We speak with dozens of CTE health science instructors every week who tell us they are unsure about implementing a new digital curriculum in their classes. Very often, these teachers have had previous experiences with online software that was boring and led to students being burnt out from too much screen time. Because of this, teachers considering our digital curriculum system, HealthCenter21, frequently ask how it helps keep students engaged and interested in the material. In this article, you’ll learn five ways HealthCenter21 can help you keep students engaged:

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Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

TestOut vs. Business&ITCenter21 for Teaching Microsoft Office

By: John Krimmel
June 1st, 2021

As a computer applications curriculum developer, we work with thousands of middle and high school teachers every year who need to prepare their students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. 

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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 | Textbooks

5 Best Dental Assistant Textbooks for CTE Health Science (Reviews)

By: Emma Stanton
May 27th, 2021

Did your health science program just add a new course for dental assisting? Or are you looking to update your current dental assistant curriculum?

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Business Education | Career Readiness | IC3 Certification | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

4 Best Certifications for Middle School Business and Career Courses

By: Bri Stauffer
May 20th, 2021

In 2021, the Google Apps certification for students was discontinued. As a result, middle school teachers across the US are scrambling to find a replacement certification to offer their business education students.

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Business Education | Digital Curriculum | Business&ITCenter21

Best High School Business Curriculum: BusinessU vs. AES

By: Marcus Esters
May 18th, 2021

Business education teachers are always looking to introduce new digital resources to their programs that better meet the needs of their courses and students. 

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Health Science | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | CBCS

What Is the NHA CBCS Certification? (Updated for 2021)

By: Kristin Savko
May 13th, 2021

As a health science curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers who need to prepare their students for industry certifications every year. Many of these teachers are looking for ways to expand their offerings beyond medical assisting and CNA certifications. One of the most popular options teachers consider when expanding their programs is the NHA Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS). But did you know the NHA updated the CBCS exam in 2021?  If you’re starting a new medical billing and coding program or are planning your courses for next school year, you need to know the latest certification details!

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