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The AES CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

Business Education | Entrepreneurship | High School

By: Brad Hummel
August 25th, 2022

As a high school entrepreneurship teacher, you have the opportunity to inspire learners to pursue successful careers in business. You want to offer your students compelling, creative lessons, projects, and activities that will help them understand the role and challenges of the entrepreneur and prepare them for the opportunities of today’s business workforce. 

High School | Lesson Plans | Social Media

By: Mike Cescon
June 2nd, 2022

Whether you teach business education or computer applications, social media has become a key subject area for high school courses to explore. After all, successfully navigating social media can grant students many career advantages, while failing to do so can lead to all sorts of self-esteem and anxiety issues. 


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Career Readiness | High School | Resume Writing

By: Mike Cescon
May 31st, 2022

If you teach high school career readiness, you know how delicate a process resume writing can be. These days, students have to craft resumes just right, or they may find their application screened out before it ever had a chance. 

Business Education | High School | Digital Literacy | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
May 5th, 2022

There’s no denying that social media has become a central topic for many high school classrooms to explore. Students love to engage with it, and depending on the projects you use to exercise their skills, they may walk away with greater insight into how it affects their lives. 

Career Readiness | High School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 4th, 2022

Professionalism is an essential soft skill in today’s workplace, and high school teachers are often the ones expected to teach these skills to their students.