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Health Science | Middle School

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way’s Middle School Health Science Lessons

By: Bri Stauffer
April 16th, 2019

CTE health science courses are quickly moving into middle schools. As a result, there’s a growing need for middle school health science instructional materials.

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Health Science | High School | Medical Terminology

4 Best Medical Terminology Activities for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
March 14th, 2019

Knowing medical terms is crucial for success in the health care workplace. Because of this, you need to be sure your students have those terms down pat! While you could stick with in-class lectures and flashcards for memorizing, that’s not always the best way for your students to learn (and retain) information. With something as critical as medical terminology, you can do more! That’s why you it’s a great idea to add medical terminology activities to your curriculum. But where do you start?

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Health Science | CTE Online

REVIEW: CTE Online's Health Science and Medical Technology Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
January 17th, 2019

There’s an abundance of textbooks for introductory health science courses for high school. But when it comes to keeping students engaged and interested, textbooks are pretty low on the totem pole compared to other options you have. We often hear this frustration from health science instructors across the United States. You want to include more variety in your teaching, but who knows where to start?

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Anatomy and Physiology | Health Science | High School

4 Best High School Anatomy and Physiology Activities Recommended by Actual Teachers

By: Bri Stauffer
January 3rd, 2019

Teaching anatomy and physiology seems pretty straightforward. Give a lecture on the basics of a body system, the parts of the system, how it works, and how it interacts with the other body systems. Sounds simple, right? But even though the content is straightforward, a cut-and-dry lecture isn’t enough for a high school classroom. High school students need hands-on activities to help them remember important details and stay engaged with your lessons.

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Health Science | National Health Career Association Certification

Certification vs. Accreditation vs. Licensure: What’s the Difference in Health Care?

By: Chris Zook
December 13th, 2018

 Certification, accreditation, and licensure are all professional development opportunities for students and health care workers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the health care industry.

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Health Science | High School

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science High School Courses

By: Bri Stauffer
November 8th, 2018

CTE health science programs are growing across the United States. As a result, there are more options for instructional materials than ever before. A popular choice for many health science classrooms is Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Biomedical Science program. This option can be the perfect fit for some classes, but not quite right for others. In this blog, we’ll review the biomedical science courses to help you decide if they’re the right fit for you and your students. But before we dive into the specifics of the courses, we’ll give a little background on Project Lead the Way!

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