Dane Tom has used CDX since 2001. He teaches at Roy High School in South Roy, Utah, where he uses Fundamentals of Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Online.
Today’s students are tech savvy. They know their ways around any gadget you put in front of them. In fact, many parents fear their kids are spending too much time on devices after school and not enough time in school to prepare them for future employment. Automotive technology programs allow students to use and further develop their technology skills while working and learning in a fun and engaging way. This means automotive technology programs help bridge the gap between home and school while providing students with valuable STEM educations.
Instructor Mark Emmons and his class at McCollum High School in San Antonio.
Mark Emmons, an automotive technology instructor, loves how CDX adapts to all kinds of learning styles.
CDX offers several useful resources for instructors, including lecture outlines and PowerPoint slides, for all CDX titles.
As an educator, you probably know the cost of every item in your classroom as well as the cost of materials and resources you wish you could afford. When push came to shove, it’s likely you’ve purchased some items using your own money. You probably also know that however diligently you work to provide the materials your students need, it’s still not enough to teach them the way you’d like. Imagine what you could do, if only you had more funds.
CDX offers free review copies of its textbooks to qualified instructors. Watch the video below to find out
how you can receive review copies of your choice.
If your students have internet access, they can complete their CDX homework without having to use a traditional computer.
Joseph Barroso teaches at East Providence Area Career & Tech Center in East Providence, Rhode Island. He has used CDX’s Maintenance and Light Repair Online for three years.
Teaching to the test has become commonplace in classrooms across the U.S. The pressure to achieve excellent grades and pass standardized tests provokes some students to cheat. This means not only that these students receive grades they don’t earn, but also that they miss out on knowledge they will need in the future.
How many times have you heard the phrase “teaching to the test?” Focusing on test scores has become a trend in schools, but it’s only resulted in teaching students how to memorize facts rather than apply knowledge. This method of instruction also prevents students from developing important life skills like problem-solving and the ability to complete more complex chains of tasks.