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

Health Science | NCHSE | Professional Development

By: Brad Hummel
December 28th, 2021

As a new health science teacher, it’s natural to seek out professional development opportunities to help you better manage the demands of your classroom. Especially if you don’t have other educators in your school to rely on for help, these opportunities can be invaluable as you seek to grow and improve as a teacher.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) | Health Science | NCHSE | Work-Based Learning

By: Brad Hummel
November 18th, 2021

Are you a CTE health science teacher looking to add work-based learning (WBL) to your program? If so, you might be unsure about where to begin and how to be successful with WBL. You might have heard that the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) offers a work-based learning guide and want more information to help you decide if this resource is appropriate for you.

Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards | Educational Resources

By: Mike Cescon
October 20th, 2021

With the wealth of educational material available online, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for resources to teach your health science class. Which resources align with your teaching style? Which will help your health science class meet its objectives? Which will be the most engaging for your students to follow? 

Health Science | HealthCenter21 | National Health Science Assessment | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

By: Mike Cescon
October 19th, 2021

As a health science teacher, you’ve likely looked into either HealthCenter21 or the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum enhancements, and are wondering whether or not the two can be used side-by-side to help you in the classroom. After all, these two resources are robust and complex, and figuring out ways to integrate them can be confusing and overwhelming.  Teachers often share these feelings to AES, and come to us with questions about whether the two resources are compatible, unsure where to even begin in using them together. To answer these questions and help you along, we spoke with Rhonda Evatt and Katrina Haynes, the two authors of the Enhancements.  In this article, you’ll discover tips about how to use the NCHSE Health Science Curriculum Enhancements and AES’ HealthCenter21 together to teach your classes.

National Health Science Assessment | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

By: Emma Stanton
December 3rd, 2020

Are you new to teaching CTE health science classes? If so, you’re probably looking for direction on what topics to teach and how to organize your syllabus.

Health Science | NCHSE | National Health Science Standards

By: Heather Thomas
September 24th, 2020

As a health science curriculum developer, we speak with thousands of health science instructors every year. Many of these are experienced teachers, who have been delivering healthcare classes for years. While others are just getting started and looking for advice on which courses to offer their students.