Middle school includes some of the most formative years of a student’s physical and intellectual development. It’s also the first time many students are introduced to health classes, whether that includes physical development, personal wellness, or any other health-related topic. Teaching middle school requires you to tread a fine line though. You want to teach important information, but you have to be careful with wording, content, and presentation.
Health care is one of the biggest industries in the United States. In a broad sense, that includes everyone from an actuary at an insurance company to a doctor working in the country’s most prestigious hospital. Right now, health care in general has a huge potential for growth in every sector — especially when it comes to CTE graduates. Naturally, doctors are in demand. But so are nurses, phlebotomy technicians, patient care technicians, medical office assistants, and more.
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We hear from health science teachers nearly every day about topics they would like to see us add to HealthCenter21. These comments from our community of teachers help us to decide what content to add to the Product Roadmap for future development. An example of this is our decision to create the Cultural, Social, and Ethnic Diversity module and Domestic Violence module due to the need our teachers expressed.
Many of our HealthCenter21 users have told us how much they and their students enjoy our newer modules like Diseases & Disorders and Domestic Violence. Because we have heard from you about how these new interactive lessons are helping your students learn better, the Product Team has decided to give the Medical Office Assistant modules a makeover.
Whether you are experienced or new to the game as a health science technology teacher, chances are you will need to add new instructional materials to your program at some point. As you do, you'll discover digital curriculum options (like HealthCenter21and iCEV) to find one that best fits your unique classroom needs.
As I travel to different Career and Technical Education (CTE) health science programs around the country, I hear many questions from health science educators. At AES, while we like to answer as many questions as we can, sometimes it’s better to have an expert share their thoughts.