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The AES CTE Blog

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

Business Education | Career Readiness | Lesson Plans | Public Speaking

By: Brad Hummel
September 22nd, 2022

Imagine yourself at the podium to deliver a speech that could change your life, but without a clue about how to be an effective public speaker and communicator. This is the situation your students face if they don’t learn the fundamentals of public speaking.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Leadership

By: Brad Hummel
September 8th, 2022

There's no question that leadership is one of the most sought-after career skills. But among high school students, it’s often hard to find. Your students need guidance and the right projects and activities to help them become the leaders they want to be.


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Business Education | Keyboarding

By: Brad Hummel
September 6th, 2022

If you’re new to teaching Business Keyboarding in Florida, you might be unsure about what this course entails and what standards you’ll have to satisfy in your classroom.

Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School

By: Brad Hummel
August 25th, 2022

As a high school entrepreneurship teacher, you have the opportunity to inspire learners to pursue successful careers in business. You want to offer your students compelling, creative lessons, projects, and activities that will help them understand the role and challenges of the entrepreneur and prepare them for the opportunities of today’s business workforce. 

Business Education | Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Georgia

By: Mike Cescon
July 7th, 2022

If you’re new to teaching Introduction to Business and Technology in Georgia, you may be confused about what this course entails and what standards you have to meet to ensure your students learn the skills they need.

Business Education | Computer Applications | Texas

By: Brad Hummel
July 5th, 2022

Basic computing skills have become increasingly essential to our lives and our ability to function using digital technology. Today’s students need to have a solid understanding of typing, data, and computer applications to use the software they’ll need for most occupations.