Are you adding a new NHA certification to your CTE health science program? If so, you need to ensure you have the right materials to prepare your students for success. While AES isn’t a certification provider, hundreds of health science programs use our system to prepare students for NHA certifications every year. Because of this, teachers and admins often wonder whether they should use our curriculum or the NHA test prep materials for their new certification offerings. Each one has its own strengths and purpose within a health science certification program. Many teachers even use them together to build a strong knowledge and skills base for students sitting for certification. In this article, you’ll learn the differences between the AES curriculum and NHA test prep materials according to three areas:
Middle school health science classes are designed to introduce students to healthcare careers and encourage them to enroll in your high school program. Because of this, you need a health science curriculum that is appropriate and engaging for your middle school students. That’s why teachers like Mark Rodgers have adopted the HealthCenter21 digital curriculum for their middle school classes: “My kids use HealthCenter21 everywhere. They like it because they can do things on their own and they can be in there as long and as often as they want. They have everything they need right at their fingertips.” Mark Rodgers Jupiter Middle School, FL However, if you’re just getting started with HealthCenter21, you’re probably wondering where to even begin. With so many health science modules to choose from, how do you know which ones to use for middle school courses?
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With the constant changes in the healthcare industry and increase in requirements for the CTE Health Science Cluster, many CTE administrators and instructors are in search of ways to better prepare students. As a curriculum provider for Health Science programs, we talk to hundreds of teachers and administrators about this challenge. When looking to overcome this, educators often ask us questions like: “How are other teachers and schools using HealthCenter21?” and “Will HealthCenter21 work for my program?”
What keeps you from trying new things in your CTE health science classroom? If you are like the many health science technology teachers that we encounter every day, then likely the reason has something to do with time and maintaining the status quo. We get it! Finding time to learn new things, let alone figure out how to implement them, is like searching for Bigfoot. And the status quo is one small comfort in the chaotic, unpredictable daily lives of health science technology teachers. For new health science technology teachers, the challenges are that much more intimidating, particularly that first year. But unlike the elusive Bigfoot, you really can find some amazing, time-saving, easy-to-implement curriculum resources for health science.