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The AES CTE Blog

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

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.

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.

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.

Cengage SAM | Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
December 1st, 2016

Every year at Applied Educational Systems we talk with hundreds of business and computer applications teachers. In speaking with these teachers, many questions arise, one of which is: “What’s the difference between the SAM Cengage program and Business&ITCenter21? Which one is better for me?”

Computer Applications | Technology Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
November 10th, 2016

Here at Applied Educational Systems we speak with thousands of computer teachers and administrators across the United States. When an educator is interested in reviewing our computer applications curriculum, Business&ITCenter21, we are often asked questions like: “Isn’t this just like the Microsoft IT Academy Program?”