Instructional Design for Great Life Skills Lesson Plans

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by Celestial Holmes Life skills are skills we all need to be successful in everyday life.  Students learn life skills from many sources; most of which have nothing to do with your teaching.  Family, peers, and the world around them have influence on shaping student’s experiences and how they will behave in various circumstances.  So… [...]

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Life Skills Lesson Plans and the Lost Life Skill…

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by Bri Stauffer Some recent experiences have made me think about life skills lesson plans and what might be considered the lost life skill: interpersonal communication. Working two jobs that involve customer service have given me plenty of ups and downs in terms of customer interaction. My job here at AES gives me the chance [...]

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Keeping Students Engaged…Even If They Aren’t YOUR Students!

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by Sarah Layton Are you keeping students engaged in their CTE curriculum? How do you know? Here’s one way… It started out like many other support issues… I had the best support call yesterday! A teacher had run out of student licenses for her HealthCenter21 online curriculum site. As I typically do, I checked out [...]

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Successful Blended Learning: A Key Element

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by Mary Seward Let’s imagine a new course design that uses a blended learning environment. It’s a quality design where the learning activities and assignments promote the achievement of the intended learning outcomes. Sounds great. Enthusiastic discussions ensue on the technology used, the learning management system, the on-line features and assessments, the hands-on learning and [...]

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Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for CTE: Where to Find Them

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by Sarah Layton Yesterday marked the start of Digital Citizenship Week. Are you providing ample digital citizenship lesson plans for your CTE students? Maybe you need some convincing… According to Common Sense Education, here’s why digital citizenship lesson plans are so important: “Every day, your students are tested with each post, search, chat, text message, [...]

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Computer Applications Lesson Plans: The Latest in Web Research

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by Sarah Layton Do you struggle to constantly keep your computer applications lesson plans up-to-date? It turns out that one of the big benefits of using online blended learning tools as part of your lesson plans means that your content gets updated for you! And because it’s online, ie cloud-based, you don’t have to lift [...]

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Have Computer Applications Lesson Plans Become the New “Life Skills”?

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by Ken Richard Have computer applications lesson plans and the like become the “new life skills” lesson plans? Life skills are those skills that you need to succeed in your educational, personal and professional life. I took courses in middle school and high school for a variety of life skills: Balancing a Checkbook, Woodworking, Sewing, [...]

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Blended Learning with Worksheets for the Win!

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by Sarah Layton We’ve slowly been adding student worksheets to all of our online CTE content. Why? You might ask. Aren’t worksheets part of the old way of teaching? Blended learning involves using a variety of tools to help students learn and understand. If online curriculum plus worksheets equals a win, then we’re so on [...]

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Business Education Lesson Plans: Does the Real World Trump Theory?

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by Sarah Layton We were recently asked in regards to our business education lesson plans if they are “real world or theory?” Hmmm…what’s the “right” answer to that question? It seems to me that if your theory-based content doesn’t really match up with reality, then there’s something wrong with your theory. But that aside, we’ve [...]

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Life Skills Lesson Plans: Why Your Students Need Them

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by Dick Carlson Who needs life skills lesson plans? We all do! Here’s why… One of my first real jobs (I think I was about 14 or so) was assembling bicycles out of the box for JC Penney.  (Yeah, I’d cut lawns, delivered papers, baby-sat and done other stuff–but this was a REAL job with [...]

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