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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: Student Engagement, Curriculum

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: Student Engagement, Curriculum

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

How to Keep Students Engaged in the Classroom

Posted by Amanda Banner on Sep 12, 2018 4:31:00 PM

Who recalls the classroom scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in which a room full of blank-faced students stare at their teacher while he explains economics? Much like the sleeping, gum-popping actors, today’s students are often bored out of their minds. 

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Topics: Student Engagement

Top 10 Ford Tech was told once he wouldn’t walk again

Posted by Amanda Banner on Aug 27, 2018 2:21:08 PM

Want to offer your students a model of hard work and perseverance? Meet Al Gray of El Dorado, Arkansas, who earned a top 10 ranking in Ford’s Professional Technician Society (PTS) Performance Challenge after working for years to excel as a Ford Technician while recovering from a debilitating injury.

Read more in the El Dorado News Times.

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August Instructor Training Sessions - Register Today

Posted by Amanda Banner on Aug 8, 2018 3:35:27 PM

We will be hosting a series of online training sessions for instructors using FAT Online, Medium/Heavy Vehicle ONLINE, and LV and MLR for Secondary schools.

View Our Upcoming Events

Click here to register for FAT Online instructor training.

Click here to register for Medium/Heavy Vehicle ONLINE instructor training.

Click here to register for LV and MLR for Secondary schools instructor training.

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New 'My Account' Brings New Changes

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 20, 2018 2:37:11 PM

This summer, CDX is updating our login page to offer a more streamlined process for new customers, improved security, and to align with our parent company, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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Shortage of Automotive Technicians Offers Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 13, 2018 2:41:00 PM

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026." Yet, there is rising shortage of qualified automotive technicians. Why is this?

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Kirk VanGelder Discusses What’s New In Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Second Edition

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 6, 2018 2:53:00 PM

Have you been wondering what's new in the latest edition of Fundamentals of Automotive Technology? Watch Kirk VanGelder, automotive instructor and CDX author, discuss what makes the new edition so special:

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