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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 | Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum | Texas | Computer Science

By: Brad Hummel
October 11th, 2022

If you teach business education in Texas, chances are you'll be asked to teach the Principles of Information Technology course. It’s critical to meet your TEKS for this course to ensure that your students are successful.

Digital Citizenship | Google Apps | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Microsoft Office | Middle School | Lesson Plans | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
September 20th, 2022

If you’re a new middle school computer applications teacher, you’re facing many choices for technology lesson plans for your students. Making the right choices for your classroom can seem overwhelming since learning basic computer and technology skills will set them up for later success.

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CNA Certification | Health Science Textbooks | Technology Curriculum

By: Mike Cescon
March 31st, 2022

Whether you’re new to teaching a CNA program or not, you probably know that the course material you choose can either make or break your class. Choose the right curriculum, and your students will be well on their way to earning their certifications. However, choose the wrong one, and they may find themselves unprepared for their exams. 

Computer Applications | Coding and Programming | Technology Curriculum | Middle School | Digital Literacy

By: Brad Hummel
March 10th, 2022

If you’re a middle school technology teacher, you might be anxious about ensuring your students receive an up-to-date, engaging curriculum. You need a curriculum that will help learners use computers, mobile devices, and the internet safely and effectively.

Business Education | Technology Curriculum

By: Brad Hummel
March 8th, 2022

If you’re looking for new materials to teach an introductory business and technology course, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options out there. When teaching such a foundational course, it’s crucial to choose the right curriculum for your students–one that will prepare them both for more advanced coursework and their future careers.

Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum | Middle School

By: Sarah Layton
August 8th, 2019

As a new middle school technology teacher, you probably come from one of two backgrounds.