At Applied Educational Systems, we work with many secondary CTE and elective teachers. Some common concerns we hear from these teachers are centered around classroom management problems. This is something many teachers struggle with, but it’s even more of a challenge for those who did not have formal education for teaching.
Have you ever asked yourself: How can I teach career readiness skills when I'm not a career readiness expert? Teachers of all types are being asked to incorporate career readiness activities into their curriculum. Add to that that the curriculum must be engaging and with a real-life context for students. Yet teachers do not have as many resources available to help with this content as they do for their specific subject area.
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Some of you out there in the blogosphere may be wondering, “How does AES develop this amazing web-based curriculum for career and technology education?” No, I didn’t read your minds. We’ve got some really great folks here at AES that know how to find out the questions you are asking. Today, I’ll share with you how Instructional Designers (ID) like me create the courses that your students complete.
According to the United States Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in medical records and health information technicians will grow 22% from 2012 to 2022. And the Occupational Outlook Handbook categorizes that 22% as "much faster than average" growth. Not too shabby for our current job market, right? As you help students explore careers and develop employability skills, you'll want to be sure that you are including HIT content. Where can you find health information technology lesson plans?
I recently interviewed Sue Lefler, an Allied Health Technology teacher at Auburn Career Center in Concord Township, OH. Her message? Project-based learning in CTE plays an important role in helping students learn about health science and to prepare for careers.
Cynthia is a middle school teacher from California with a major interest in cyber bullying and cyber bullying prevention. She had one excellent question that stuck out in my mind and inspired me to find an answer.