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

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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction

What Is Blended Learning?

By: Chris Zook
November 15th, 2018

Most often, blended learning incorporates tried-and-true teaching methods (like lecture) with the latest in classroom technology (like digital curriculum).

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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

9 Tips for Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

By: Sarah Layton
July 20th, 2017

CTE teachers are faced with increasingly diverse students in the classroom, and finding ways to differentiate your lessons can be tough. Some students will come to your class with more knowledge and experience than others. Not to mention that students all learn at different paces and in different ways. It may seem like a never-ending task, but there is a solution! Using technology to differentiate instruction can help you save time while better meeting the needs of all of your students.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Computer Applications | Teaching Strategies | Differentiated Instruction

3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

By: Frank DiMaria
July 28th, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other teachers.

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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Teaching Strategies

The Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction in CTE

By: Sarah Layton
March 15th, 2016

Do you ever consider the pros and cons of differentiated instruction? If you teach middle or high school career and technical education (CTE) courses, chances are you are incorporating some kind of differentiated instruction in your classroom. The reality is that, unlike core courses, CTE and electives have a greater variety of individual learners at different levels. We know that's true because in our daily mission to create curriculum to help CTE teachers, we get valuable feedback. It's always been clear that we need to address the need these teachers have for curriculum resources that are easily to implement as varied instruction. But while differentiated instruction is the perfect solution for some, it may not be for others. There are definitely some pros and cons of differentiated instruction. Let's take a look at them!

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Health Science | Differentiated Instruction | Teaching Strategies | Career and Technical Education

How Differentiated Activities Boost Your Effectiveness with Diverse CTE Students

By: Sarah Layton
January 5th, 2016

Do you struggle to provide differentiated activities for your diverse CTE students? This can be extremely challenging and frustrating for a RN who is in their first year of CTE teaching. Have you ever thought: How do I handle the wide range of abilities without spending my family time and weekend developing activities?

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