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The AES CTE Blog

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

Digital Citizenship | Student Engagement | Middle School | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
October 13th, 2022

With how much of our lives takes place over the internet, digital citizenship skills have become essential for students to develop in the modern day. Students who have developed these skills are well-equipped to handle technology healthily, while those who haven’t may fall victim to pitfalls like cyberbullying or irresponsible social media use. 

High School | Personal Finance | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
October 6th, 2022

It’s all too common for high school students to enter adulthood without a solid grasp on personal finances. In the worst cases, this can lead to financial mistakes or disasters that follow students all their lives. This is exactly why it’s critical to have business or finance teachers truly dedicated to providing students with the financial education they need to succeed. 

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Business Education | Career Readiness | Lesson Plans | Public Speaking

By: Brad Hummel
September 22nd, 2022

Imagine yourself at the podium to deliver a speech that could change your life, but without a clue about how to be an effective public speaker and communicator. This is the situation your students face if they don’t learn the fundamentals of public speaking.

Digital Citizenship | Google Apps | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Microsoft Office | Middle School | Lesson Plans | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
September 20th, 2022

If you’re a new middle school computer applications teacher, you’re facing many choices for technology lesson plans for your students. Making the right choices for your classroom can seem overwhelming since learning basic computer and technology skills will set them up for later success.

Computer Applications | Microsoft Publisher | Microsoft Office | Lesson Plans

By: Brad Hummel
August 30th, 2022

As a middle or high school computer applications teacher covering Microsoft Office, chances are that you’ll be asked to teach Microsoft Publisher in your classroom.

Health Science | Middle School | Lesson Plans

By: Brad Hummel
July 27th, 2022

When teaching health science to middle school students, you are responsible for introducing learners to several different health science subjects. This will be the first time many students learn about some of the critical topics you will cover.