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Business Education | High School | Marketing

REVIEW: CTE Online's High School Marketing Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
May 24th, 2018

High school business educators often struggle with finding materials to teach marketing courses that aren’t related to sports or entertainment.

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Business Education | Business&ITCenter21 | GMetrix

GMetrix vs. Business&ITCenter21: Which Digital Business Education Solution Works for You?

By: Chris Zook
November 30th, 2017

GMetrix and Business&ITCenter21 are two of the world’s most innovative business education solutions. But which one is right for you? The best way to decide is to look at both options side by side.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Business Education | High School

5 Awesome International Business Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 21st, 2017

If you’re like most high school business education teachers, you’ve probably spent some time searching for international business lesson plans. We know you are tired of using the same old lessons from your decades-old textbook. With how much the business world and international relations have changed that textbook is probably obsolete! You want relevant, engaging, and current lessons to help your students understand international business. These five resources are the best places to find lesson plans and activities to teach international business.

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Accounting | Business Education | High School | Middle School

9 Accounting Lesson Plans for Middle School, High School, and Business Ed

By: Sarah Layton
June 8th, 2017

Are you in need of some fresh accounting lesson plans for middle or high school? I'll be the first to admit that accounting is not my favorite subject. And I'm sure that's true for a lot of your students, too. But the fact of the matter is...it's gotta be done! Not only is it in your state standards and in NBEA standards, it's really important information for your students to understand.

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Business Education | Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum | Business&ITCenter21

Digital Curriculum: Will it Work? - A Teacher's Perspective and Advice

By: Bri Stauffer
February 2nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum provider, we often speak with teachers and administrators about our digital curriculum. When we talk to CTE Directors in large school districts, the biggest question we are asked regarding HealthCenter21 and Business&ITCenter21 is: “How do I know it will work?”

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Business Education | Computer Applications | CTE Career Clusters | CTE Standards | florida curriculum frameworks

Florida's Digital Information Technology Course: What's New?

By: Bri Stauffer
September 29th, 2016

Are you looking for information on the new Florida Digital Information Technology course standards? Over the past year, we have spoken with hundreds of business education teachers in Florida, and a common topic of conversation was the change in the Florida Curriculum Frameworks around the Business Technology Education Core (BTE Core) and Introduction to Information Technology course. These changes are a concern for many teachers, as there is nothing worse than having to come up with new engaging lessons and projects that also meet new standards!

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