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The iCEV CTE Blog

The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

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a high school business teacher, you know the feeling of dread when you discover that your favorite materials have gone out of date.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 But they’re also antiquated, expensive, and out-of-date the minute they’re published.


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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.

Health Science | Textbooks | Diversified Health Occupations

By: Sarah Layton
January 5th, 2017

As a health science curriculum provider, we talk to thousands of health science instructors across the United States. When talking to these instructors, many of them are in search of new curriculum, but don’t know what would work best. Very often, these educators ask questions like: “Which curriculum is best? The Cengage DHO Health Science textbook or the HealthCenter21 eLearning curriculum?”