• 7 Ways to Save Time in Your Health Science Class

7 Ways to Save Time in Your CTE Health Science Class

What could you do as a CTE teacher with just a little more time on your hands? My guess is that you don’t even have the time to consider that question! But with the right tools in your health science class, you can not only form a response, you could even actually achieve your answer.

It’s comments like Sandra’s and so many other teachers that inspire us as we develop, update, and change HealthCenter21. Our primary goal at AES revolves around “helping teachers prepare students with the career skills they need for lifelong success.”

What you may not realize is that to support that goal, […]

  • A Review of the 4 Best Principles of Health Science Textbooks

What is the Best Principles of Health Science Textbook? (Reviews)

Have you ever asked another teacher: “What health science textbook would you recommend for a Principles of Health Science course?” Many CTE Health Science teachers came from industry, and we know the last thing they want to do is research textbooks.

So, while we help many high school health science teachers with our digital curriculum, we understand you will want to consider all of your options. We know that a textbook can help provide additional resources and variety for providing differentiated instruction in a course. We’re simply going to share some basic information about each of these popular textbooks all in one place. So you can start your […]

  • 5 Best Middle School Textbooks for Computer Applications (A Review)

The 5 Best Middle School Textbooks for Computer Applications

Have you ever asked another teacher: “What middle school textbooks would you recommend for Computer Applications?” If you are teaching middle school computer applications courses, at some point you’ll be on the hunt for middle school textbooks and resources for your classroom. That search will take you on an Internet textbook safari, trying to track the best resources in regards to content, usability, and value. But unless you’ve discovered some kind of crazy time-creating device, you likely don’t have the time to give the research it’s due. In that vein, we’ve compiled a list of popular middle school textbooks for computer […]

  • Domestic Violence Curriculum for Health Science Courses

Review of Domestic Violence Curriculum: What Is It?

Do you have domestic violence curriculum in your health science courses? Some states are already requiring this content, which means that other states are probably not far behind. So it’s critical that you include this content. But how do you approach this uncomfortable topic and make sure you prepare your students to address potential domestic violence situations with patients? The best plan is to find a curriculum resource that has already done the research and the approach for you. AES recently released one such resource in HealthCenter21. We’ve taken our expertise in instructional design and applied it to this topic. We’ll review […]

  • How to Teach Google Apps in Your Technology Curriculum

How to Easily Teach Google Apps in a Technology Curriculum

Do you know how to start teaching Google Apps in your technology curriculum? If you said no, you are in some pretty good company. It turns out that many middle and high school teachers are looking for these resources. Because we’ve provided technology curriculum to teach Microsoft Office for middle and high school for years, it was a logical transition when teachers started asking us about Google Apps technology curriculum.

It didn’t take long to realize that the Google Apps trend was growing and that the need for technology curriculum resources was real. We know that implementation of new technology curriculum is time-consuming […]

  • How to Implement Blended Learning Curriculum in a CTE Program

How to Implement Blended Learning Curriculum in a CTE Program

Do you know how to implement blended learning curriculum into your CTE courses? CTE teachers often talk to us about the struggle of keeping students engaged. These same teachers are challenged by classrooms of students with a wide range of abilities and needs. We’ve found that one way to address both of these challenges is by incorporating blended learning curriculum into daily lessons. While blended learning curriculum provides a great solution, it also can require a lot of work from the teacher. But it can be done. There are some great tools and resources out there to help alleviate the workload that can accompany blended […]

  • pros and cons of differentiated instruction

The Pros and Cons of Differentiated Instruction in CTE

Do you ever consider the pros and cons of differentiated instruction? If you teach middle or high school career and technical education or elective courses, chances are you are incorporating some kind of differentiated instruction in your classroom. The reality is that, unlike core courses, CTE and electives have a greater variety of individual learners at different levels. We know that’s true because in our daily mission to create curriculum to help CTE teachers, we get valuable feedback. It’s always been clear that we need to address the need these teachers have for curriculum resources that are easily to implement as varied instruction. But while […]

  • digital curriculum

Digital Curriculum vs. Textbooks: How Do You Know Which Is Right for You?

If your state participates in career and technical education textbook adoption, in recent years, you may have found more than traditional textbooks on that list. States, districts, and schools have been increasingly open-minded to including digital curriculum resources along side of textbooks on state adoptions lists for CTE. And there are some really solid reasons for including digital curriculum as an option. We understand that the reality for many teachers is that they get stuck with a textbook for up to 6 or 7 years or more because of financial restrictions, especially in elective courses.

That being said, current and relevant […]

  • Free Health Science Activities on the Zika Virus

Get Ready-Made Health Science Activities on the Zika Virus

As a health science teacher, incorporating different activities and projects in your lessons is a great tip for keeping students engaged. Sometimes finding relevant health science activities can be difficult, and creating them yourself takes a lot of time.

The purpose of health science education is to prepare students for success in their careers. It’s important to connect classroom learning with real world events. Current event reports can be an effective way to connect your health science lesson activities to the real world.
Lessons for Current Health Issues in the News

You won’t find lesson plans for the Zika Virus in those dusty textbooks!

There […]

  • middle school technology curriculum

4 Big Challenges with Middle School Technology Curriculum

What’s your biggest challenge with middle school technology curriculum? This niche has quite a few. We know this to be true from talking to so many teachers throughout the school year and beyond. If you are responsible for middle school technology curriculum, then you know what we’re talking about. Let’s take a look at some of these challenges and some possible solutions.

Challenge #1: No Time for Middle School Technology Lesson Plans
Tick, tock. It never stops! Middle school technology teachers can teach up to 6 or 7 classes per day! This obviously leaves little time for planning middle school technology curriculum. Compare that to a […]