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

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Digital Curriculum | Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Principles of Health Science

Intro to Health Science Curriculum: What Solution is Best for Me?

By: Brad Hummel
October 7th, 2021

Your Introduction to Health Science course is the core of your program’s curriculum in the CTE health science pathway. When teaching this foundational class, you are concerned that your students receive the best material to prepare them for success as they pursue careers in health science. You also want teaching materials that are appropriate for your students and that satisfy academic and certification standards.

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HealthCenter21 | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | EKG

How to Teach an EKG Technician Course with HealthCenter21

By: Brad Hummel
October 5th, 2021

Many health science instructors teach courses relating to electrocardiography, leading to student certification as EKG technicians. When you are preparing students for a certification exam, you want to be sure you are using your curriculum effectively. Teachers often ask AES how to use our digital curriculum HealthCenter21 to equip students for the EKG technician 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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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

What Are AMT Certifications?

By: Bri Stauffer
October 4th, 2021

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally accredited provider of healthcare certifications that help people start their careers in the medical field. In total, AMT provides 10 allied health certifications: Medical Assistant (RMA) Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) Dental Assistant (RDA) Medical Technologist (MT) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) Molecular Diagnostics Technologist (MDT) Certified Laboratory Consultant (CLC) Allied Health Instructor (AHI) In this post, you’ll learn the basics of each certification, why it’s important, and who can use each certification to start their careers.

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Business Education | High School

Best Places to Find High School Business Lesson Plans

By: Brad Hummel
September 30th, 2021

As a business curriculum provider, we often speak with high school teachers looking for new lesson plans to supplement their curriculum.

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

5 Best Career Exploration Projects for Middle School

By: Brad Hummel
September 28th, 2021

Middle school is an important but uncertain time for students to think about their interests and abilities and begin to contemplate their future occupations. As a teacher, you strive to turn that uncertainty into excitement. One of the best ways to do so is to use engaging projects that guide and inspire your students to discover the diverse career opportunities available to them.

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Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Pharmacy Technician

4 Best Pharmacy Technician Textbooks for CTE Health Science Classes

By: Mike Cescon
September 23rd, 2021

Whether you’re an experienced Pharmacy Technician instructor or just getting started, you know that the textbook you choose can serve as the backbone of your class and the key to getting your students certified.  If you choose the right textbook--great! But if you choose wrongly, your Pharmacy Technician class could be hobbled--or doomed--from the start. 

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