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So, Why Us?

Administrators know that educators only have a moment in the life of each learner to make a difference. It is our job to make those moments as valuable as possible to the learner. Giving curricular tools that magnify the educator’s impact and to make lasting and meaningful education happen.

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Our courses are designed to be easy to deploy for first-time educators, as well as battle hardened veterans. Today, as an educator, you have so many pressures and no time to waste. Let us save you time so you can focus on being an educator (and enjoying it).

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We give you the training you need to be successful in facilitating any of our courses. We will support you with coaching on the technology as well as the pedagogy. We tailor your training to you as an individual. We take care of you, the educator first, so you can be there for your students. 

Tested in the Trenches

Educator certified and Student tested courses. We have been doing this for quite a while now. You will benefit from how we have listened to our dynamic facilitator community. We are constantly improving and learning. We owe so much of our success to our extended family of educational professionals. Come be one of the family.

Our Courses

We believe that we have the best STEM and Career courses available. We are adding more all the time and you are welcome to contact us to learn more when you are ready to do something spectacular with your students.

Mobile Application Design and Development Course with Industry Certification

  • Mobile Application Design and Development: Industry Certification Course for Mobile Application Design and Development



With our Mobile Application Design and Development Course your students can earn and industry certification (optional) as they explore one of the fastest growing high demand STEM careers and industries worldwide. This course requires no previous programming or design experience for the learner or the teacher. Give your students the opportunity to create their own mobile applications, build a portfolio of work, gain industry credentials,  and engage in real STEM skills as they grow their stutabsmile300psskills for this exciting high demand career.
 The STEAM job market for mobile app designers and developers is expected to soar by 32% from 2010 through 2020, creating close to 300,000 new positions in the US alone. Ranking this career near the top of all IT related careers for growth this decade. Naturally, the majority of these jobs will be related to Android, iOS, Mac and Windows as these giants represent over 90% of all smartphones and tablets in the world.

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Their Learners to Achieve :

  • Understand the basics of programming and programming of mobile apps
  • Understand the Design Process and Mobile Application Life Cycles
  • Understand the basics of User Interface and User Experience design
  • Understand how to monetize an app to generate revenue
  • Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
  • Understand the fundamentals of how mobile hardware works
  • Demonstrate how to deploy apps to different devices including iOS, Droid, Windows, Blackberry and Mac
  • Able to analyze, test and write critical reviews of apps
  • How to present designs to a customer or investor
  • Understand the legal issues of intellectual property and starting up a mobile application company
  • Create a Portfolio of mobile apps they can show to potential employers or continue to expand and grow them into money making marketable apps.200laptabphps
  • Be properly prepared to take and earn the Mobile Application Designer and Developer Certification provided by WebProfessionals.org

Course Length: One Semester or Two Semesters (depending on deployment options you choose)

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.
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Personal Finance and Wealth Management Course



Spreadsheets, interest rates, loans, bank accounts, taxes, and what is this? Three possible suspects in a mystery full of intrigue and embezzlement. If the last part of the sentence caught your eye, then it will catch your students’ as well. By piquing your learners  attention with the chance to catch the crook, you’ll have your students learning and living with the math and financial understanding you want them to have. Inside this career-themed course and simulation, your students will build their own kit of personal financial tools, and will learn how to make good financial choices, and why they’re making them. They will become financially savvy advocates who will not only be making better choices for themselves, but will be able to explain what they know to others.dollhook200ps

As the learners live this mystery you will enjoy a different approach to teaching personal financial subject matter. Personal finance is a topic that so often is met with blank stares and very little retention. With this STEM Career simulation, you’ll see your students excited to come to class, knowing that they’re one step closer to finding the culprit, and without realizing they’re taking significant steps to becoming financially adept and confident.

STEAM career jobs are growing in the financials services sector.  The business and financial services industry is expected to grow between 2012 to 2022 at a steady 13% that is 2% above the average for all jobs. Personal Financial education is fundamental for everyone. People are getting into debt younger, and tragically more than 20% below the age of 24 are going bankrupt every year.

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Students to Achieve:

  • Understand the basics Income, Credit, Savings and Planning
  • Understand the Design Process as it applies to making a plan and solving a mystery
  • Understand the basics debt
  • Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
  • Understand the fundamental relationship between inflation and buying power
  • Demonstrate how to choose the right investment depending on the life stage
  • Able to analyze, test and critically review their work and use feedback to improve
  • How to present a solution to a client.
  • Understand the legal issues including  privacy and information
  • Create a Portfolio of that demonstrates an understanding of finance
  • Develop spreadsheet for budget tracking, investment analysis and debt resolution
  • Understand the Real Estate Investment and Mortgages200tchr1stulookps
  • Apply varied math concepts to support good financial decision making
  • Understand and apply the powerful concept of Compounding Interest.
  • Understand how different money behaviors can affect you long term.

Course Length: One Semester

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.

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Coding and 3D Video Game Design Course



Our Video Game Design Course is an introduction to the high demand STEM Career of Programming and Coding – but with one GIANT exception – here your students will actually code their own 3D Video Games. Through this uniquely designed career-themed course your students will experience the thrill that comes from creating their own video game, and learn through doing the skills they need using our innovative career simulation model. This course requires no previous programming or design experience for the learner or the teacher. Give your students the opportunity to create their own 3D video game, build a portfolio of work, and engage in real STEM skills as they grow their skills for this exciting high demand STEM career path.

  Computer related STEAM career occupations are growing. Expectations are at least over 18% between 2012 to 2022. This high demand job growth is 6% higher than the average for all careers. Learning how to code has become one of the most basic technical literacy skills needed to compete in the global job market.  ” Code writers, they are my idols” – will.i.am

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Students to Achieve:

  • Understand the basics of programming200gamesmseps
  • Understand the Design Process
  • Understand the basics of 3D worlds and objects
  • Understand basic logical structures including If/Then, Loops, and For/Next.
  • Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
  • Understand the fundamentals math, variables, and storing information as it applies to game programming
  • Demonstrate how to deploy apps to different devices including iOS, Droid, Windows, Blackberry and Mac
  • Able to analyze, test and write critical reviews and quality assurance of software programs
  • How to present designs to a customer, investor or media.
  • Understand the legal issues of intellectual property
  • Create a Portfolio of games they can show to potential employers or continue to expand and grow
  • Produce games to submit to international game competitions including the Future App Game Challenge Competition.

Course Length: One Semester or Two Semesters (depending on deployment options chose by you)200tchr2studps

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.

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Animation for the Web Course


Animation for the Web, or what we call Cartoon Animation is simply a fun way to introduce FLASH and the STEM or STEAM Career of animation. Understanding FLASH technology will add to your students’ arsenal of marketable skills. Through this uniquely designed career-themed course your students will not only gain valuable experience with animation creation and design software that is an industry standard, but they will also be learning how to succeed in the workplace. This course requires no previous animation or design experience for the learner or the teacher. Give your students the opportunity to create their own animations for the web, build a axis-pic-200psportfolio of work, and engage in real STEM skills as they grow their skills for this exciting STEM career path.

The Computer Animation and Multimedia STEAM career field is expected to grow at over 6% between 2012 to 2022. Animation is a highly technical and creative career sector is core to the game, entertainment, marketing and training industries. Essentially, we are talking about digital story telling and as such has become an incredibly important  technical literacy skill set. 

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Students to Achieve:

• Understand the basics of animation
• Understand the Design Process
• Understand the basics of creating characters
• Understand animation staging and layout
• Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
• Understand the fundamentals script writing and persuasive language as it applies to PR and marketing
• Demonstrate how create an animation and deploy it for desktop or web use.
• Able to analyze, test and critically review work and use feedback to improve an animation and its message
• How to present animated designs to a client.
• Understand the legal issues of intellectual property
• Create a Portfolio of animations with varied messaging that can be shown to potential employers
• Produce animations with special effects including tweens and other motion effects.
• Create storyboards to propel scripts to deliver targeted messages for best impact.
• Develop the skills necessary to have animations correctly lip-sync to audio tracks
• Learn how to animate a flawless walk cycle and other challenges animation techniques.

Course Length: One Semester or Two Semesters (depending on deployment options you choose)

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.200hapygirlthumsps

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Building Green and Residential Architecture Design Course



Your learners will engage in alternative energies, alternative materials, and alternative designs as they design the homes of today and tomorrow. Students will experience this exciting STEM/STEAM industry and future of architecture and residential design.  as they learn the basics of 3D CAD while getting to know the importance in building green. indoor-air-200psThis course requires no previous cad or design experience for the learner or the teacher. Give your students the opportunity to create their own homes of the future and build a portfolio of green design work. Let this course help you engage your students in real STEM / STEAM skills as they grow their talents and  skills for this exciting high demand career.

Architecture and Green Construction is growing. Green construction is driving more growth in commercial than residential, but that trend is changing.  As STEAM careers go, Architecture is growing at 17 % between 2012 and 2022 with a high demand for green design and sustainable materials knowledge. Despite the economic slump,  non-residential Green Construction has doubled in value the last four years.  Residential green building is expecting to grow by 38% as of 2018. Making Green Construction a high demand STEAM career choice.

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Their Learners to Achieve :

  • Understand the basics 3D CAD design
  • Understand the Design Process
  • Understand the basics of the structures and systems that are at the heart of residential architecture
  • Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
  • Understand the fundamentals Measurements and Dimensionsbrochure1bg2color1d200ps
  • Demonstrate how to meet codes and correctly layout the necessary mechanicals of a home (Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical).
  • Able to analyze, test and critically review work and use feedback to improve a home design
  • How to present a green design and its benefits to a client.
  • Understand the legal issues including intellectual property
  • Create a Portfolio of green home designs and a repertoire of green technologies and concepts that can easily be incorporated into future work.
  • Produce a physical scale model of a 3D CAD design
  • Understand how to apply the problem solving process to create unique green home designs to meet specific client needs and location
  • Understand the difference between traditional and green design concepts.
  • Learn and apply varied math concepts to support good design decisions200guyslookingps

Course Length: One Semester or Two Semesters (depending on deployment options you choose)

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.

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Sustainable Landscape Design



Green is the new – well Green. Landscape and Horticulture is over a 60 Billion dollar a year STEM (STEAM) industry in the US. The landscape industry has always been a place for those who love nature, design and working outdoors. This curriculum will allow your students to invent new outdoor living spaces that add value to property. The green industry is fast growing STEM career field full of earnings potential, but to take advantage, your students need more than an eye for design and the ability to wield a shovel. This is a high demand career expecting much from new landscape designers including: 3D CAD drawings, optimal plant choice, predict-model plant growth, and test impact of year round sun, shade andhouse3designshot200ps water. This course requires no previous cad or landscape design experience for the learner or the teacher. Give your students the opportunity to create sustainable designs in 3D that complement the environment and give people inspiring spaces to live and experience outside their own homes. You students will build a portfolio of green design work to show potential employers or to use as they start their own entrepreneurial venture. We hope you will use this course to engage your students in an exciting, creative, green STEM (STEAM) career where they will get to work in partnership with nature.

Sustainable Landscape Architecture and Design is expected to maintain  growth of over 14% for the decade of 2012 to 2022. This ” Green STEAM Career ” and the jobs that make up the whole green industry sector is growing.  As other related STEAM careers go, Environmental Science is growing at 15%, and Civil Engineering is pushing 20%. These careers all are high demand, creative and increasingly technically challenging jobs with a great future.

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Students to Achieve

  • Understand the basics 3D CAD design
  • Understand the Design Process
  • Understand the basics landscape design including textures, depth, scale, color and style
  • Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
  • Understand the fundamentals Measurements and Dimensions
  • Demonstrate how to choose the correct plants to meet customer taste and interest meeting the demands of sustainable design practices.
  • Able to analyze, test and critically review their work and use feedback to improve their sustainable landscape design
  • How to present a green design and its benefits to a client.
  • Understand the legal issues including intellectual property
  • Create a Portfolio of sustainable landscape designs that demonstrate an understanding of how to incorporate green approaches to varied design challenges.
  • Create a working hand sketch of a design and translate the design into a 3D CAD systemgrenhse200ps
  • Understand the difference between traditional and green design concepts including xeriscaping.
  • Apply varied math concepts to support good design decisions
  • Understand plant growth characteristics and predict how the design will age over 20 years.
  • Understand how plant choices, plant hardiness and planting zones affect the success of a design over the long term.

Course Length: One Semester or Two Semesters (depending on deployment options you choose)

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.

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Web Development with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript with Industry Certification

To be Released Fall 2014HTML is the language of the web. There is not a website in the world that doesn’t use HTML. But, now there is a new standard. Anyone wishing to be a part of the high demand STEM career field of Web Development must understand how to code to the new HTML5 standards. This standard is not an option but a must. tchr3stutab300psAlong with knowing HTML5 any aspiring web developer needs to understand how to use CSS3 and JavaScript as the tools to control the style and behavior of the site. Web Developers are expected to understand about security, systems, web accessibility, and dynamic web technologies. This course does not require any previous HTML or coding experience on the part of the learner or the educator. Give your students the opportunity to create HTML5 compliant websites and build a portfolio of work that shows their talent and skills in a real STEM career.  This course has an optional Industry Certification available.

HTML5 Web Development is expected to maintain  growth of over 20% for the decade of 2012 to 2022. That is 8% over the average for all careers. Web Developers are part of at high demand STEAM career pathway that is naturally very attractive to people who enjoy a blend of art, digital story-telling, and computer science. -David Rusenko  

Some of What Teachers Can Expect Students to Achieve

  • Understand the basics HTML5 and how to code to the new standards
  • Understand the basics of CSS3 and how to use CSS3 to complement the HTML5 coding and define how to display the HTML5 elements
  • Understand how JavaScript is used to define different behaviors of a website
  • Understand and apply best practices to create websites that are web accessible for users who may have different levels of impairments
  • Recognize what it takes to be a professional in the industry
  • Understand the fundamental relationship between Content, Style and Behavior.
  • Demonstrate how to create a website for a client based on the customer’s needs and vision
  • Able to analyze, test and critically review their work and use feedback to improve
  • How to present a solution to a client.
  • Understand the legal issues including  privacy, copyright, and information security
  • Create a Portfolio of that demonstrates an understanding of web development using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Develop a basic web security plan
  • Understand how Local Networks, Servers and the Internet work together200girlnotbkps
  • Understand the trends in the web industry
  • Understand how different dynamic web technologies affect website performance and gather information.
  • Understand when to use HTML5, CSS3 or JavaScript to build different features into a website design

Course Length: One Semester

Brochure, Sample Syllabus and other materials available on request.

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Happy Educators and Learners

So, what is it that makes our courses so great? What is our "Secret?" It is our community of educators who continually help us to shape, grow and transform our work into easy to implement, meaningful, relevant and engaging learning. We love them all.

  • Steve Duft,  Technology Education Instructor, Haven, KS

    I use CTeLearning courses becuase I see more success with their products others I have tried. Like many educators I get all learning levels in my classes. These courses get all my students engaged,  and that makes teaching much easier, effective and all around more fun me. I have been using their courses continually since 2004.  

    Steve Duft, Technology Education Instructor, Haven, KS
  • Nina Bajwa, Student, Merced, CA

    Video Game Design….gave us a lot of excitement and thrills, but it also helped us learn many things. One of the things it helped us learn was how it is going to be in a real job. We learned to be organized and work in a professional manner.

    Nina Bajwa, Student, Merced, CA
  • Dr. Mauricio Castillo, CSULA College of Engineering and Computer Science, Los Angeles, CA

    As a professor of STEM and a CTE educator teaching the next generation of technologist I find the Virtual Internship Series a terrific way to engage our new engineering and technology students. This helps us retain students in our programs. We like it so much that we have recommended the secondary level courses to our regional high schools.

    Dr. Mauricio Castillo, CSULA College of Engineering and Computer Science, Los Angeles, CA
  • Abigail H, Mobile Application Design Student, La Grange, TX

    The simple idea of learning how to make my own apps was what made me feel the most excited – as I gain more knowledge and confidence, I’ll have the confidence to make what I want to create later down the line. It’s pretty cool to be able to say that I have a legit certification that I can use beyond high school for a career if I choose to go towards application design.

    Abigail H, Mobile Application Design Student, La Grange, TX
  • Troy Coffey, Computer Technology Educator, Anaheim, CA

    Your program –  It was everything I was looking for and a HUGE sense of relief.  The curriculum was in place, I didn’t have to make up lessons on the fly, I didn’t have to spend my whole summer learning a piece of software in hopes that I could make it work, and you provide support that I couldn’t get anywhere else.  I, honestly, can’t imagine teaching this class without this curriculum.  What a nightmare that would have been, and what a blessing CTeLearning has been. 

    Troy Coffey, Computer Technology Educator, Anaheim, CA
  • Tracy Knapik, STEM Teacher, La Grange, TX

    I have read many programming text books and many of them are written in a manner that will scare off new programmers. This course incorporates videos explaining concepts prior to reading the material and then has projects to put those newly learned skills to work which really helps to reach all types of learners…..100% of my students earned their Industry Certifications with this course.

    Tracy Knapik, STEM Teacher, La Grange, TX
  • Steve Duft,  Technology Education Instructor, Haven, KS

    I use CTeLearning courses becuase I see more success with their products others I have tried. Like many educators I get all learning levels in my classes. These courses get all my students engaged,  and that makes teaching much easier, effective and all around more fun me. I have been using their courses continually since 2004.  

    Steve Duft, Technology Education Instructor, Haven, KS
  • Nina Bajwa, Student, Merced, CA

    Video Game Design….gave us a lot of excitement and thrills, but it also helped us learn many things. One of the things it helped us learn was how it is going to be in a real job. We learned to be organized and work in a professional manner.

    Nina Bajwa, Student, Merced, CA
  • Dr. Mauricio Castillo, CSULA College of Engineering and Computer Science, Los Angeles, CA

    As a professor of STEM and a CTE educator teaching the next generation of technologist I find the Virtual Internship Series a terrific way to engage our new engineering and technology students. This helps us retain students in our programs. We like it so much that we have recommended the secondary level courses to our regional high schools.

    Dr. Mauricio Castillo, CSULA College of Engineering and Computer Science, Los Angeles, CA
  • Abigail H, Mobile Application Design Student, La Grange, TX

    The simple idea of learning how to make my own apps was what made me feel the most excited – as I gain more knowledge and confidence, I’ll have the confidence to make what I want to create later down the line. It’s pretty cool to be able to say that I have a legit certification that I can use beyond high school for a career if I choose to go towards application design.

    Abigail H, Mobile Application Design Student, La Grange, TX
  • Troy Coffey, Computer Technology Educator, Anaheim, CA

    Your program –  It was everything I was looking for and a HUGE sense of relief.  The curriculum was in place, I didn’t have to make up lessons on the fly, I didn’t have to spend my whole summer learning a piece of software in hopes that I could make it work, and you provide support that I couldn’t get anywhere else.  I, honestly, can’t imagine teaching this class without this curriculum.  What a nightmare that would have been, and what a blessing CTeLearning has been. 

    Troy Coffey, Computer Technology Educator, Anaheim, CA
  • Tracy Knapik, STEM Teacher, La Grange, TX

    I have read many programming text books and many of them are written in a manner that will scare off new programmers. This course incorporates videos explaining concepts prior to reading the material and then has projects to put those newly learned skills to work which really helps to reach all types of learners…..100% of my students earned their Industry Certifications with this course.

    Tracy Knapik, STEM Teacher, La Grange, TX

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We believe in the power of a diverse and experienced team coming together to create innovative courseware in a talent rich collaborative approach. We also believe in the power of a rescue dog to keep it all in perspective.

Thousand times a week we engage learners and inspire them. We help educators to challenge their students and put them onto a path to great high demand careers.

But it’s not just our course ware that makes us great, but the connections we make with our client educators, and in turn their learners.

We know that our educators only have a moment in the life of each learner to make a difference. It is our job to help make those moments as valuable as possible to the student. Our supreme goal is to create curricular tools that magnify each educator’s impact and in doing so, to make lasting and meaningful education happen for their students.

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Since 2003, we have enjoyed partnering with educators to bring the best innovative  of STEM / STEAM  Career education globally.  We have never thought it necessary to be big. Rather we have always sought to be important. To make the world a bit better for our being here.

Oh, and back to the dog part. Her name is Libby. She is a rescue puppy. She works hard in our office to remind us not to leave our shoes unattended, or sandwiches on the edge of our desks, and to lighten up and chase our tails once and a while.

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