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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

NHA Test Prep vs. HealthCenter21: What's the Difference?

By: Katie Schneider
April 15th, 2021

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:

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Middle School

How to Teach Middle School Health Science Courses with HealthCenter21

By: Adam Durst
April 1st, 2021

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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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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CNA Certification | Health Science | HealthCenter21 | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | NOCTI

What Health Science Certifications Does AES Align With?

By: Bri Stauffer
February 25th, 2021

Is your CTE health science program changing this year?

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Anatomy and Physiology | Health Science | HealthCenter21

How to Use HealthCenter21 in an Anatomy and Physiology Course

By: Bri Stauffer
December 19th, 2019

As a health science curriculum developer, we work with thousands of CTE teachers every year.

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | HOSA

Missouri AHEC Case Study: How To Teach Students From a Distance

By: Bri Stauffer
August 4th, 2016

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?”

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Blended Learning | Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Teaching Strategies

Blended Learning Best Practices from Health Science Technology Teachers

By: Sarah Layton
May 3rd, 2016

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.

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