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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE and elective teachers.

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eLearning | Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum | flipped classroom | eBook

What is eLearning and Why Do Teachers Like It?

By: Sarah Layton
August 3rd, 2017

When reviewing our CTE curriculum, some of the most common questions that teachers ask us is “What is eLearning?”  and "How is eLearning different from eBooks and online courses?"

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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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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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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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Computer Applications | Digital Curriculum

A Quick Guide to the Cost of Middle School Computer Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
May 17th, 2016

One of the first questions a computer applications teacher asks when speaking with someone from Applied Educational Systems is: How much does your middle school computer curriculum cost? Although this is a difficult question to answer, I will try my best to explain some general pricing guidelines.

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