Facilitating Your Business Education Lesson Plans

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by Sarah Layton One of our favorite questions to ask of teachers that participate in a free trial of our online curriculum is “what are you looking for?” We recently got a great answer from a teacher looking at our online business education lesson plans. Facilitating Your Business Education Lesson Plans Here’s what she said… [...]

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Student Work Ethic: Encouraging Accountability in CTE

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by Sarah Layton We’ve talked about student engagement being the “holy grail” for teachers. But it recently came to my attention how lacking many students are in accountability and decent student work ethic. If those things are not present, there’s little chance of keeping students engaged and moving forward. I’ve heard over and over again [...]

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How Blended Learning Has Changed

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by Dick Carlson How “Blended Learning” Has Changed Since It Was Discovered By Columbus Christopher Columbus was probably the first Blended Learner.  He went to school, and was taught that if he sailed West he’d eventually get East. When he did his Field Work, though, he reported back in his dissertation that he’d actually discovered [...]

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Keeping Students Engaged: Kill the Status Quo

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by Sarah Layton We’ve been trying out a saying here lately in the office, “our biggest competition is the status quo.” That’s really true of so many things in life as well. Reminding ourselves to reach beyond that is a great exercise. For example, take the daunting task of keeping students engaged. Are you reading [...]

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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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