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Instructor Spotlight - Dane Tom

Posted by Amanda Banner on Dec 6, 2018 1:28:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Curriculum

How Automotive Technology Courses Fulfill STEM Education

Posted by Amanda Banner on Nov 14, 2018 4:02:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Curriculum, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE

Instructor Spotlight - Mark Emmons

Posted by Amanda Banner on Nov 8, 2018 3:33:00 PM
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. 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE

How To: Access Lecture Outlines & PowerPoint Slides

Posted by Amanda Banner on Oct 30, 2018 3:22:00 PM

CDX offers several useful resources for instructors, including lecture outlines and PowerPoint slides, for all CDX titles.

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Topics: Curriculum

How to Get More Funding for My Class

Posted by Amanda Banner on Oct 25, 2018 2:20:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Curriculum, Funding

How to Receive Free Review Copies of CDX Textbooks

Posted by Amanda Banner on Oct 17, 2018 1:24:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Curriculum

Take Your Pick: Different Devices for Doing CDX Homework

Posted by Amanda Banner on Oct 11, 2018 3:05:00 PM

If your students have internet access, they can complete their CDX homework without having to use a traditional computer. 

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Topics: Technology

Instructor Spotlight – Joseph Barroso

Posted by Amanda Banner on Oct 6, 2018 1:47:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Curriculum, Student Engagement

Keeping Students Honest

Posted by Amanda Banner on Sep 26, 2018 1:07:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Curriculum, Student Engagement

Stop Grading Papers and Get Into the Shop!

Posted by Amanda Banner on Sep 20, 2018 4:19:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Technology