• A Practical Guide to the 2017 Principles of Health Science TEKS Changes

A Practical Guide to the 2017 Principles of Health Science TEKS Changes

Are you searching for information on the new Texas Principles of Health Science TEKS standards? We know that a big challenge for health science instructors is trying to keep up with changing standards.

Because we work with hundreds of educators in Texas, we want to help them in any way possible. To help you in facing these upcoming changes, we want to provide some important information that will impact your Principles of Health Science courses in the 2017-18 school year.

In this article, we will discuss two main topics that every health science instructor should be knowledgeable about in order to have […]

  • How To Decide on New Instructional Materials for Your Computer Applications Class

How To Decide on New Instructional Materials for Your Computer Applications Class

Are you a new teacher in search of instructional materials for your computer applications class? Or a seasoned teacher struggling to keep your students engaged with computer lessons? You are not alone! This happens to computer teachers across the United States. As a computer curriculum provider, we hear from hundreds of teachers facing these challenges. These are some of the actual comments we have received from teachers like you:
“I just found out I would be teaching the class, and we have no curriculum and school has already started!”
“I am currently teaching Microsoft Office / Excel…. Microsoft Office lessons can be […]

  • 2016 HOSA Leadership Conference

Behind the Scenes at the 2016 HOSA Leadership Conference

It can be hard for health science instructors to find extra time to learn about their field, especially when that learning involves traveling. Because we work with thousands of health science instructors, we want to help them in any way possible. To lend a hand to educators who were unable to attend the 2016 HOSA Leadership Conference, we’ve decided to provide an overview to help you stay informed.

This year was the 40th Anniversary of the HOSA Leadership Conference and was also the first year the conference was international. AES had a personal connection to the 2016 HOSA Conference: Our very own Anne […]

  • Missouri AHEC Case Study- How to Teach Rural Students from a Distance

Missouri AHEC Case Study: How To Teach Students From a Distance

With the constant changes in the healthcare industry and increase in requirements for the CTE Health Science Cluster, many CTE administrators and instructors are in search of ways to better prepare students. As a curriculum provider for Health Science programs, we talk to hundreds of teachers and administrators about this challenge. When looking to overcome this, educators often ask us questions like: “How are other teachers and schools using HealthCenter21?” and “Will HealthCenter21 work for my program?”

Our goal is to give teachers more time to spend with students by making sure HealthCenter21 is:

Easy to implement
Flexible and customizable
Continually […]

  • 3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

3 Easy Ways to Include Differentiated Lesson Plans in Computer Classes

Do you struggle to include differentiated lesson plans in your computer classes? I find that those of us who teach electives in middle school encounter students of varying skill levels within a single class. I know what you’re thinking: “All teachers face that.” True. But rarely does an Algebra II teacher walk into a classroom to teach students who have yet to take Algebra I.

Each semester I must teach eighth grade students who did not take my class as seventh or sixth graders. Needless to say these students don’t bring the same computer knowledge and skill set to my […]

  • How Cross-State Standardization of Health Science High School Curriculum Will Benefit Your Students

Expert Insight on Health Science High School Curriculum Standardization

If you teach health science high school courses, you know how precious spare time can be. Because we work with thousands of health science instructors across the United States, we often hear that they don’t have enough time to learn about changes in the healthcare industry and update their curriculum accordingly. Similarly, there is not always time to learn what the latest trends are for teaching content and organizing their classes.

At Applied Educational Systems, we do all we can to help health science instructors spend more time with their students. To that end, we put together a summary of the […]

  • Computer Class Lessons for When You are Kicked out of the Computer Lab

Computer Class Lessons for When You are Kicked Out of the Lab

Have you ever been displaced from your computer lab, forced to come up with computer class lessons without computers? This happens to me every May when students take their End of Course exams in my lab and my students and I are relocated. Being displaced disrupts the students’ routine, and middle school students thrive on routine. Program and schedule changes are not pleasant in a middle school. Couple this with the fact that in May students can see the finish line and many seize any opportunity to coast into summer vacation.

Over the years I’ve used a number of tap-dances to keep my […]

  • Curriculum to teach students about Healthcare Diversity

How to Find Healthcare Diversity Curriculum for CTE Courses

At Applied Educational Systems, we work with thousands of CTE health science instructors across the United States. In working with these educators, we have heard comments such as “I struggle to confidently teach students about healthcare diversity.” and “Do you have content about cultural diversity in healthcare?”

After hearing comments like this from health science teachers, our Development Team decided to create a module to help them teach this important topic, called “Cultural, Social and Ethnic Diversity.”
The Difficulty of Teaching About Diversity in the Healthcare Workplace
In an interview between Sarah Layton and Kristin Savko, one of our Instructional Designers, Sarah asked why […]

  • How to Conquer Classroom Management Problems as a 1st Year Teacher

How to Conquer Classroom Management Problems as a 1st Year Teacher

At Applied Educational Systems, we work with many secondary CTE and elective teachers. Some common concerns we hear from these teachers are centered around classroom management problems. This is something many teachers struggle with, but it’s even more of a challenge for those who did not have formal education for teaching.

The CTE and elective areas are unique in the sense that more teachers, unlike academic, come from industry without getting a degree for education and most haven’t done student teaching!  As one CTE Director put it: “Our first year teachers who come from the industry are in shock when they […]

  • A Review of 3 Middle School Typing Curriculum Options

A Review of 3 Popular Middle School Typing Curriculum Options

Are you a middle school computer applications teacher looking for new typing curriculum resources? As proficient typing is becoming a must for employers, teachers are being put under more pressure to teach keyboarding, but struggle to find content.

Since Applied Educational Systems works with many computer applications teachers across the US, we are often asked questions like: “Do you have keyboarding curriculum?” and “Does Business&ITCenter21 have middle school keyboarding lessons along with the other computer curriculum?”

Though we don’t currently have typing curriculum, we want to share some options that you should review for use in your classroom.
TypingClub Keyboarding Program

TypingClub is a […]