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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 Readiness | Middle School | Critical Thinking

By: Brad Hummel
January 10th, 2023

As a middle school teacher, you understand the importance of teaching critical thinking early. Without learning fundamental reasoning skills at a young age, your students won’t be prepared for the more significant challenges they’ll face in high school and the working world.

Middle School | Lesson Plans | Computer Science

By: Brad Hummel
December 22nd, 2022

As a middle school computer science teacher, finding the right lesson plans to introduce your students to coding and computing can be tricky. Learning about subjects like basic languages and cybersecurity can be fun for young students, but you need lessons that are appropriate for their age and ability level.

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Health Science | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 2nd, 2022

CTE health science courses are quickly moving into middle schools. As a result, there’s a growing need for middle school health science instructional materials.

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. 

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.

Health Science | Middle School

By: Adam Durst
August 17th, 2022

Middle school health science classes are becoming an integral part of CTE health science programs. However, there aren’t many middle school health science curriculum options out there.