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

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Classroom Management | Teacher Resources | Teaching Strategies

How to Conquer Classroom Management Problems as a 1st Year Teacher

By: Bri Stauffer
June 28th, 2016

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.

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Career Readiness | CTE Teachers | Teacher Resources

Need Career Readiness Activities?

By: Sarah Layton
March 23rd, 2015

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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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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Blended Learning | Health Science | Online Curriculum Resources | Soft Skills | Teacher Resources

Soft Skills Curriculum in CTE Education

By: Jim Schultz
June 17th, 2014

Who Needs Lesson Plans for Professionalism in Health Care?

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Blended Learning | Digital Curriculum | Online Curriculum Resources | Teacher Resources

The 5 Parts of Web-Based Curriculum for CTE: How Is It Developed?

By: Celestial Holmes
March 20th, 2014

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.

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Blended Learning | health information technology | Health Science | Online Curriculum Resources | Teacher Resources

Health Information Technology Lesson Plans: Where to Find Them

By: Sarah Layton
February 28th, 2014

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?

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Blended Learning | business and computer applications | Microsoft Excel | Online Curriculum Resources | Teacher Resources

Microsoft Excel Lesson Plan: The Olympics (It's FREE!)

By: Sarah Layton
January 30th, 2014

As you are probably aware, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will run February 7-23. Are you going to acknowledge the Olympics in your Computer Applications or Introduction to Business courses? Are you looking for a Microsoft Excel lesson plan on the Olympics?

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