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The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Diversified Health Occupations

By: Brad Hummel
November 30th, 2021

As a health science teacher, you may have heard from colleagues who use both HealthCenter21 from AES and the DHO Health Science textbook in their classroom. AES and DHO are both popular, comprehensive curriculum solutions educators turn to for CTE health science classes, but you might be unsure how to successfully use these two resources together.

Digital Curriculum | Health Science | HealthCenter21

By: Brad Hummel
November 2nd, 2021

As a CTE health science educator, you want your learners to excel and get the most out of your class. Because of this, you may be considering moving from textbooks to using a digital curriculum option to help your students achieve more in the classroom.


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HealthCenter21 | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | EKG

By: Brad Hummel
October 5th, 2021

Many health science instructors teach courses relating to electrocardiography, leading to student certification as EKG technicians. When you are preparing students for a certification exam, you want to be sure you are using your curriculum effectively. Teachers often ask AES how to use our curriculum, HealthCenter21 to equip students for the EKG technician certification.

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Soft Skills | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
September 21st, 2021

According to the National Healthcareer Association’s 2021 Industry Outlook report, critical thinking is one of the most lacking soft skills in medical professionals today. If you have critical thinking skills as part of your health science course standards, you need to successfully incorporate them into your class routine. You also need to demonstrate how your curriculum and lessons help students cultivate the necessary thinking skills and qualities to succeed in today’s healthcare field. Because of this, teachers we work with often ask us how they can teach critical thinking to their health science students.

Digital Curriculum | Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Student Engagement

By: Bri Stauffer
June 3rd, 2021

We speak with dozens of CTE health science instructors every week who tell us they are unsure about implementing a new digital curriculum in their classes. Very often, these teachers have had previous experiences with online software that was boring and led to students being burnt out from too much screen time. Because of this, teachers considering our digital curriculum system, HealthCenter21, frequently ask how it helps keep students engaged and interested in the material. In this article, you’ll learn five ways HealthCenter21 can help you keep students engaged:

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Middle School

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?