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The AES CTE Blog

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

Health Science | Textbooks

By: Emma Stanton
October 5th, 2022

Did your health science program just add a new course for dental assisting? Or are you looking to update your current dental assistant curriculum?

Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Textbooks | NREMT

By: Brad Hummel
August 18th, 2022

Imagine responding to a medical emergency without the skills and knowledge necessary to make life-saving decisions. These are the situations that your students face if they don’t receive the correct information to become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).


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Business Education | Textbooks

By: Brad Hummel
December 7th, 2021

As a high school business teacher, you know the feeling of dread when you discover that your favorite materials have gone out of date. Suddenly, you need to revise your lesson plans in a short time period.

Textbooks | Textbook Alternatives

By: Chris Zook
October 31st, 2019

Textbooks are the #1 teaching tool used in the United States today. They’re timeless. They’re trusted. They’re the status quo. Because of this, a lot of teachers choose to stick with textbooks for all of their teaching needs. After all, if they worked for the previous generations, they’ll work for this generation too, right? Maybe! That’s a solid line of logic that teachers and administrators regularly consider. But they’re also antiquated, expensive, and out-of-date the minute they’re published.


By: Chris Zook
September 7th, 2017

It’s no secret that textbook costs have escalated out of control. With new editions going for hundreds of dollars, outrageous prices have led to sub-economies in education focused on used textbook sales, textbook rentals, and even textbook piracy.