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The AES CTE Blog

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

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Month

By: Bri Stauffer
January 12th, 2023

As a career and technical education (CTE) teacher, you know the importance of preparing students for the workforce — no matter which CTE career cluster or pathway they follow. But how do you express that importance to your students, school, and community? That’s where CTE Month comes in!

English Language Learners | Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Classroom Management | Differentiated Instruction | Teaching Strategies | Classroom Planning | Educational Resources

By: Brad Hummel
December 8th, 2022

As a CTE teacher, discovering that you’ll have English Language Learners (ELLs) in your classroom can sometimes be overwhelming.


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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science Textbooks | Patient Care Technician

By: Mike Cescon
September 15th, 2022

Finding the right textbook for your patient care technician course is essential to ensuring your students learn the skills they need. With the right PCT learning materials, your kids will be well on their way to earning in-demand careers--with the wrong one, however, they might find themselves scrambling to catch up to their peers.

Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education (CTE)

By: Bri Stauffer
August 29th, 2022

Many CTE teachers have heard about blended learning and the benefits that it can provide to students in CTE pathways. After all, in the right cases, blended learning can help both engage students and ensure they retain what they've learned for the long term. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

By: Bri Stauffer
August 16th, 2022

There are five overarching industry pathways for CTE students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

By: Mike Cescon
July 21st, 2022

If you’re new to teaching high school health science, you probably feel overwhelmed trying to find the best curriculum for your course. After all, with so many textbooks and lesson plans out there, where do you begin? And how do you know you’re making the right choice?