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Blended Learning | CTE

The Top 3 Benefits of Blended Learning

By: Chris Zook
July 27th, 2017

Blended learning is one of the most powerful and influential innovations in education. By combining the benefits of face-to-face education with the anywhere-anytime power of the Internet, blended learning lets teachers get more done in less time without breaking the bank.

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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education | CTE | Teaching Strategies

What is Blended Learning in CTE and How Does it Work?

By: Sarah Layton
June 22nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer and provider, the term "blended learning" is a big part of our daily dialog here at AES. It’s what we believe in, and it’s how we encourage teachers to use our curriculum. When teachers are reviewing our eLearning curriculum and we talk about blended learning, we are often asked questions like: “What is blended learning in CTE?” and “How are other CTE teachers successfully implementing blended learning in the classroom?”

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | CTE Funding

How To Get CTE Funding for Your Classroom

By: Jackie McClanahan
May 25th, 2017

When CTE teachers are reviewing our digital curriculum, a big hurdle we hear about is funding. Most teachers think they need to use their own classroom budget to purchase new instructional materials... but we have found if you do a little digging, it will all work out!

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | Curriculum Development | Digital Curriculum

Developing Awesome CTE Curriculum: What You Should Know

By: Jim Schultz
May 4th, 2017

When teachers are reviewing our CTE curriculum for use in their classrooms, they often ask us questions to determine if we are the right fit for their needs. Because many students go directly into the workforce after completing a program, CTE teachers are wary when choosing curriculum because students must be provided with correct information. Not to mention the fact that teachers need to meet state standards and prepare their students for certification!

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

Digital Curriculum for CTE: 3 Big Problems Teachers Face

By: Bri Stauffer
April 20th, 2017

Are you considering transitioning to digital curriculum for your CTE program? While there are many benefits that teachers, students, and even administrators receive from using a digital CTE curriculum, there are some issues as well. When reviewing our eLearning curriculum, CTE teachers have expressed worry about some specific challenges such as:

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | teaching as a second career

4 Teacher Retention Strategies to Reduce Turnover in CTE

By: Bri Stauffer
March 2nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer, very often our team speaks with CTE administrators to better understand their struggles and those of their teachers. A common thread to these conversations is high teacher turnover. Most of these instructors have moved from an industry career to teaching and are faced with unfamiliar situations for which they have not been trained. Here’s one example from a health science instructor in Marion County, Florida:

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