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Career and College Readiness | Career Readiness | Employability Skills | Life Skills | Elective Courses

7 Best Resources to Teach Workplace Readiness Skills

By: Bri Stauffer
October 26th, 2017

Every year we hear the same challenge from hundreds of middle and high school teachers. States now have standards for workplace readiness education. But even though more schools offer workplace readiness courses than ever before, it’s hard to find resources. You need lesson plans, projects, and other resources to teach workplace readiness skills! In this article, we’ll cover the 7 best places to find workplace skills lesson plans you can use for students in middle school and high school.

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Career and Technical Education | Career Readiness | Digital Citizenship

3 Big Reasons You Need to Teach Digital Citizenship in CTE

By: Celestial Holmes
October 12th, 2017

CTE teachers like you need to teach their students the skills to succeed. You’re an expert in your field,  even if you’re not a trained teacher. With a bit of practice, planning, teaching, and grading can all become second nature. But there are some skills that may not be on your radar. You want to do everything you can to get your students off on the right foot once they’re out of the classroom. Today, that requires teaching digital citizenship!

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness

5 Career Readiness Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love

By: Chris Zook
October 5th, 2017

Career readiness lesson plans are some of the most in-demand educational materials today. They apply to every grade level, and the skills are important for every student to know before joining the workforce. Career readiness lessons give students the practical information and soft skills they need to move forward in their lives. And while it’s helpful to learn these skills at any point in a student’s life, it’s best to learn career readiness when a student is young.

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness

How to Easily Build Strong Career Exploration Lesson Plans

By: Sarah Layton
June 15th, 2017

With an increasing focus on career preparation as part of elective courses, finding career exploration lesson plans and activities can be tough. How do you go about creating or finding these lessons and ideas? And then how can you build them into your existing career readiness curriculum?

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

Career Exploration Lesson Plans You'll Love

By: Sarah Layton
June 1st, 2017

Are you looking for ideas for career exploration lesson plans? We've heard from hundreds of middle school teachers that teaching career exploration is tough — but it's required! Career exploration seems to have a renewed sense of purpose recently, and I hope that trend continues.

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English Language Learners | Career Readiness | AES Updates

Career Readiness Curriculum: Updates for Consistency

By: Bri Stauffer
February 15th, 2017

Here at AES, part of what the Product Team does is review the existing curriculum and see where it can be updated and improved. This is related to our promise to our teachers of providing a continually updated curriculum. Reviewing the current content is just as important as adding brand new topics.

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