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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) | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
March 22nd, 2022

As a CTE teacher, you’re probably used to cobbling together a curriculum from various resources you’ve found online. While this may be a tried-and-true method, it does come with disadvantages, costing you both time and energy. On the other hand, making the leap to a curriculum system can be overwhelming and may seem like more trouble than it's worth. 

High School | Medical Assisting | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
March 16th, 2022

Whether you’re new to teaching medical assisting or just need more robust materials for your course, it can be frustrating to find the curriculum you’re looking for. Individual lesson plans and activities may be great for some teachers, but if you want to prepare your students for strong futures as medical assistants, you need a curriculum that’s worthy of them. 

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Business Education | Textbook Alternatives | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
January 13th, 2022

If you’re looking for educational resources to help you teach your high school business course, you’ve probably asked yourself a really important question: Should I pay for my resources, or should I try to find free ones? 

Business Education | Business&ITCenter21 | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
October 27th, 2021

Some teachers who use Business&ITCenter21 end up disappointed that it doesn’t cover every business topic with the depth they would like. Though Business&ITCenter21 is comprehensive, it has its limitations when it comes to more specialized business or computer courses. 

Health Science | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
October 20th, 2021

With the wealth of educational material available online, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for resources to teach your health science class. Which resources align with your teaching style? Which will help your health science class meet its objectives? Which will be the most engaging for your students to follow?