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Health Science | Medical Terminology | Lesson Plans

5 Best Medical Terminology Lesson Plans for High School Teachers

By: Brad Hummel
October 21st, 2021

Your medical terminology textbooks and existing plans may have served you well, but you need new ideas to supplement your instruction and help your students better comprehend complex concepts.

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

NCHSE Curriculum Enhancements: An Honest Review for Health Science Teachers

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? 

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | National Health Science Assessment | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

Are the NCHSE Curriculum Enhancements 6.0 Compatible with HealthCenter21?

By: Mike Cescon
October 19th, 2021

As a health science teacher, you’ve likely looked into either HealthCenter21 or the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum enhancements, and are wondering whether or not the two can be used side-by-side to help you in the classroom. After all, these two resources are robust and complex, and figuring out ways to integrate them can be confusing and overwhelming.  Teachers often share these feelings to AES, and come to us with questions about whether the two resources are compatible, unsure where to even begin in using them together. To answer these questions and help you along, we spoke with Rhonda Evatt and Katrina Haynes, the two authors of the Enhancements.  In this article, you’ll discover tips about how to use the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum Enhancements and AES’ HealthCenter21 together to teach your classes.

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Digital Curriculum | Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Principles of Health Science

Intro to Health Science Curriculum: What Solution is Best for Me?

By: Brad Hummel
October 7th, 2021

Your Introduction to Health Science course is the core of your program’s curriculum in the CTE health science pathway. When teaching this foundational class, you are concerned that your students receive the best material to prepare them for success as they pursue careers in health science. You also want teaching materials that are appropriate for your students and that satisfy academic and certification standards.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science

What Are AMT Certifications?

By: Bri Stauffer
October 4th, 2021

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally accredited provider of healthcare certifications that help people start their careers in the medical field. In total, AMT provides 10 allied health certifications: Medical Assistant (RMA) Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) Dental Assistant (RDA) Medical Technologist (MT) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) Molecular Diagnostics Technologist (MDT) Certified Laboratory Consultant (CLC) Allied Health Instructor (AHI) In this post, you’ll learn the basics of each certification, why it’s important, and who can use each certification to start their careers.

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Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Pharmacy Technician

4 Best Pharmacy Technician Textbooks for CTE Health Science Classes

By: Mike Cescon
September 23rd, 2021

Whether you’re an experienced Pharmacy Technician instructor or just getting started, you know that the textbook you choose can serve as the backbone of your class and the key to getting your students certified.  If you choose the right textbook--great! But if you choose wrongly, your Pharmacy Technician class could be hobbled--or doomed--from the start. 

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