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Health Science | Career Exploration | Middle School

How to Teach Health Science Career Exploration in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 30th, 2018

Health science is one of the most popular CTE clusters in the United States. And while health science classes teach students how to perform specific skills, they don’t usually teach them how to choose a health care career! Because of this trend, instructors need to find ways to better incorporate health science career exploration in their lessons. Talking about health care careers is a key piece in your classroom, but there aren’t many resources out there appropriate to middle school students. To help give your students a clearer idea of their potential careers, we’ve put together a list of the five best lesson ideas for health science career exploration:

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Health Science

Top 6 Medical Coding and Billing Lesson Ideas for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 2nd, 2018

Knowledge of medical coding and billing is key for any health science student pursuing a career in medical documentation. Because of this, you need lessons to introduce these concepts, and activities to reinforce the information. Unfortunately, there aren’t many resources out there to teach medical coding and billing to high school students. To help you teach these important topics to your students, we’ve put together a list of lesson ideas! The six best medical coding and billing lessons are: Health insurance basics Duties related to patient health insurance The types of medical coding Claim forms Reimbursements & insurance payments Legal issue pertaining to insurance, coding, & billing   Let's dive in!

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Health Science | CNA Certification | nursing assistant lesson plans

The 6 Best Nursing Assistant Lesson Plan Ideas for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 10th, 2018

High school health science teachers are responsible for preparing the next generation of health care workers. With such an important goal, you need to plan and teach effective lessons - which is difficult if you don’t have a background in education. While you’re an expert with hands-on nursing skills, putting together nursing assistant lesson plans can be frustrating and time consuming. To help you better teach these important skills, we’ve put together a list of ideas to prepare your students for the workforce.

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Health Science | medical assistant

REVIEW: CTE Online's Medical Assistant Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
March 29th, 2018

Textbooks for introductory health science courses are easy to find for high school teachers. But when it comes to teaching a specialized course on medical assisting, finding the right instructional materials is a challenge. We often hear this from health science instructors across the United States. While most instructors tend to look for a textbook, other resources are out there!

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Health Science | Middle School

How (and Why) You Should Teach Health Science in Middle School

By: Chris Zook
March 22nd, 2018

Middle school health science is exploding in popularity. In the past, health science was only taught in high schools and career and technical centers (CTCs). But the benefits of CTE have proven to be so effective that some schools are starting CTE — especially health science — as early as sixth grade.

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CTE Month | CTE Funding | Health Science

Top 5 Reasons Health Science Should Be the #1 Funded Career Cluster

By: Chris Zook
February 22nd, 2018

Health science is one of the most popular career clusters in career and technical education (CTE). It attracts hundreds of thousands of students every year from all kinds of backgrounds and with all manner of career ambitions. But there’s one big problem – health science departments are often the last to get funding from school administrations.

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