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The iCEV CTE Blog

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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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | National Health Science Assessment | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

By: Mike Cescon
October 19th, 2021

As a health science teacher, you’ve likely looked into either HealthCenter21 or the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum enhancements, and are wondering whether or not the two can be used side-by-side to help you in the classroom. After all, these two resources are robust and complex, and figuring out ways to integrate them can be confusing and overwhelming.  Teachers often share these feelings to AES, and come to us with questions about whether the two resources are compatible, unsure where to even begin in using them together. To answer these questions and help you along, we spoke with Rhonda Evatt and Katrina Haynes, the two authors of the Enhancements.  In this article, you’ll discover tips about how to use the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum Enhancements and AES’ HealthCenter21 together to teach your classes.

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. 

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Critical Thinking

By: Mike Cescon
September 8th, 2021

As a CTE instructor, you probably worry whether your classes are really preparing students for careers in the health science field.  After all, it’s all too common to get so caught up in teaching students knowledge and theory that you might miss teaching them the applicable skills and critical thinking necessary to succeed on the job.  Teachers like you often approach AES with your concerns, asking how our HealthCenter21 can help their students achieve the various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a teaching framework that measures the intellectual level at which students are engaging with your material.