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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

5 Best Career Exploration Projects for Middle School

By: Brad Hummel
September 28th, 2021

Middle school is an important but uncertain time for students to think about their interests and abilities and begin to contemplate their future occupations. As a teacher, you strive to turn that uncertainty into excitement. One of the best ways to do so is to use engaging projects that guide and inspire your students to discover the diverse career opportunities available to them.

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Middle School | Google Sheets

3 Best Lesson Plans for Teaching Google Sheets in Your Middle School Classroom

By: Brad Hummel
August 11th, 2021

Instructing students in a new application such as Google Sheets can be overwhelming, both for you and your learners. You may be familiar with teaching Google Docs as a word processor resource for your students, but you might be less comfortable using Google Sheets to help students learn how to create and manage spreadsheets. You want to provide your classes with resources that are interesting, age-appropriate, and meet your educational standards. Since spreadsheets can often be confusing, you want to make sure the resources you use are relevant to your students.

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Career Readiness | Middle School

Is NGPF the Right Career Readiness Curriculum for You?

By: Emma Stanton
July 29th, 2021

Are you scrambling to find career readiness lesson plans and activities to teach your classes? While we provide a digital career readiness curriculum as part of Business&ITCenter21, some teachers are looking for supplemental lesson plans they can use in their classrooms. A common resource we hear about from middle school teachers like you is Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF).

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Business Education | Career Readiness | IC3 Certification | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

4 Best Certifications for Middle School Business and Career Courses

By: Bri Stauffer
May 20th, 2021

In 2021, the Google Apps certification for students was discontinued. As a result, middle school teachers across the US are scrambling to find a replacement certification to offer their business education students.

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Health Science | HealthCenter21 | Middle School

How to Teach Middle School Health Science Courses with HealthCenter21

By: Adam Durst
April 1st, 2021

Middle school health science classes are designed to introduce students to healthcare careers and encourage them to enroll in your high school program. Because of this, you need a health science curriculum that is appropriate and engaging for your middle school students. That’s why teachers like Mark Rodgers have adopted the HealthCenter21 digital curriculum for their middle school classes: “My kids use HealthCenter21 everywhere. They like it because they can do things on their own and they can be in there as long and as often as they want. They have everything they need right at their fingertips.” Mark Rodgers Jupiter Middle School, FL However, if you’re just getting started with HealthCenter21, you’re probably wondering where to even begin. With so many health science modules to choose from, how do you know which ones to use for middle school courses?

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Career Readiness | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

What Is the 21st Century Success Skills Exam?

By: Katie Schneider
March 18th, 2021

As a career readiness curriculum developer, we speak with teachers on a weekly basis looking for assessment options that will help students demonstrate their mastery of career readiness skills. One option these teachers ask us about is the 21st Century Success Skills exam from Precision Exams.  In this article, you’ll discover answers to four common questions that educators have about the 21st Century Success Skills exam:

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