The AES CTE Blog

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

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Computer Applications | Google Apps | Google Docs | Middle School

Top 3 Google Docs Lessons for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 4th, 2020

As a computer applications curriculum developer, teachers often ask if we have Google Docs lesson plans and activities.

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Communication Skills | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

3 Best Communication Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 21st, 2020

Good communication skills are arguably the most important thing for anyone to have in today’s working world.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Personal Finance | Middle School

3 Best Personal Finance Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 14th, 2020

Personal financial literacy is a crucial soft skill for middle school students and is required in many career readiness and elective classes.

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Career Readiness | Middle School | 21st Century Skills

How to Teach 21st Century Skills in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
February 20th, 2020

21st Century skills are a popular topic among educators, especially in relation to middle school career readiness classes.

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Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Middle School | Computer Science

Review of Code.org for Middle School Computer Science

By: Bri Stauffer
February 13th, 2020

As a curriculum developer, we speak with thousands of middle school teachers every year.

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Career Exploration | Career Readiness | Middle School

5 Best Career Exploration Lesson Plans for Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
December 12th, 2019

If you’re a middle school career readiness teacher, chances are one of the first topics you plan to teach is career exploration.

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