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The AES CTE Blog

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

Career Exploration | Middle School | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
June 23rd, 2022

If you want to truly open the minds of your middle schoolers to the career possibilities out there, then teaching a unit or course on career exploration is the right way to go. These courses allow students to examine many different options so they can decide on the future that resonates with them the most. 

Computer Applications | Microsoft Access | Microsoft Office | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
June 21st, 2022

If you teach high school computer applications, you know how tough it can be to find Microsoft Access lesson plans. After all, Access isn’t nearly as popular an application as Word or PowerPoint, making it all the harder to find resources online to help you teach it. 

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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. 

Business Education | Student Engagement | Lesson Plans | Sports and Entertainment Marketing

By: Mike Cescon
March 24th, 2022

If you teach high school business courses, you know that sports and entertainment marketing is quickly becoming one of the most popular topics among students today. High schoolers love this topic, which makes it all the more important that you have exciting and engaging course material to teach it to them. 

Health Science | High School | Lesson Plans | Sports Medicine

By: Bri Stauffer
February 28th, 2022

When it comes to high school health science classes, finding the right curriculum materials can be the difference between your students soaring ahead or falling behind. As curriculum providers, teachers have told us it’s easy to find lesson ideas for introductory concepts like health career exploration or medical terminology. But when it comes to high school sports medicine courses, there aren’t many options out there. Fortunately, there are a handful of stellar resources filled with lessons for you!

Accounting | Business Education | High School | Middle School | Lesson Plans

By: Brad Hummel
February 23rd, 2022

As a middle or high school business teacher, accounting can be one of the most challenging subjects to teach. You know that a basic understanding of accounting is essential for working in the business world. Still, you might be unsure if your materials are doing enough to ensure students are engaged and while meeting your business education standards.