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The AES CTE Blog

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

Business Education | High School | Digital Literacy | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
May 5th, 2022

There’s no denying that social media has become a central topic for many high school classrooms to explore. Students love to engage with it, and depending on the projects you use to exercise their skills, they may walk away with greater insight into how it affects their lives. 

Health Science | Medical Terminology | Projects

By: Brad Hummel
April 14th, 2022

Teaching medical terminology is a critical part of the health science career pathway. Complex terms and language undergird the science and practice of medicine, so it’s crucial that students memorize medical terms to earn their certifications and be successful in their future careers.

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High School | Microsoft Office | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
April 5th, 2022

When it comes to teaching Microsoft Office, projects are an excellent way to assess the practical skills your high schoolers have picked up in class. After all, Office applications like Word and Excel are really just tools—it’s up to students to make great things out of them. 

Business Education | Marketing | Projects

By: Mike Cescon
December 23rd, 2021

When it comes to teaching marketing, projects are essential to test your high schoolers’ ability to apply the skills they’ve learned in class. Marketing is an industry built around creativity, after all, and the right creative project will exercise your students’ marketing skills in a way a test never could.