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Blended Learning | Differentiated Instruction | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

9 Tips for Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

By: Sarah Layton
July 20th, 2017

CTE teachers are faced with increasingly diverse students in the classroom, and finding ways to differentiate your lessons can be tough. Some students will come to your class with more knowledge and experience than others. Not to mention that students all learn at different paces and in different ways. It may seem like a never-ending task, but there is a solution! Using technology to differentiate instruction can help you save time while better meeting the needs of all of your students.

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Blended Learning | Career and Technical Education | CTE | Teaching Strategies

What is Blended Learning in CTE and How Does it Work?

By: Sarah Layton
June 22nd, 2017

As a CTE curriculum developer and provider, the term "blended learning" is a big part of our daily dialog here at AES. It’s what we believe in, and it’s how we encourage teachers to use our curriculum. When teachers are reviewing our eLearning curriculum and we talk about blended learning, we are often asked questions like: “What is blended learning in CTE?” and “How are other CTE teachers successfully implementing blended learning in the classroom?”

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Career and Technical Education | CTE | Digital Curriculum | Teaching Strategies

Digital Curriculum for CTE: 3 Big Problems Teachers Face

By: Bri Stauffer
April 20th, 2017

Are you considering transitioning to digital curriculum for your CTE program? While there are many benefits that teachers, students, and even administrators receive from using a digital CTE curriculum, there are some issues as well. When reviewing our eLearning curriculum, CTE teachers have expressed worry about some specific challenges such as:

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Career and Technical Education | flipped classroom | Teaching Strategies

How To Experience the Benefits of a Flipped Classroom in CTE

By: Jim Schultz
March 30th, 2017

As a CTE curriculum provider, teachers often ask us for ideas on how best to use eLearning curriculum in their classroom. While we know every classroom and set of students is unique, one option we suggest is a flipped classroom approach. When we share this, some teachers ask questions like “What is a flipped classroom?” and “What are the benefits of a flipped classroom?”

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Google Classroom | Teaching Strategies

Advice and Tips on How To Use Google Classroom

By: Frank DiMaria
October 6th, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other computer teachers.

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Computer Applications | Differentiated Instruction | Teaching Strategies

3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

By: Frank DiMaria
July 28th, 2016

Note from Bri: This is a guest post from Frank DiMaria, a middle school computer teacher in Fort Mill, SC. Frank has written a number of articles about educational technology and tips for other teachers.

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