Cassie Wright

Cassie Wright

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Get Started with Strategy-Based Instruction

Posted by Cassie Wright on Mar 11, 2019 2:48:00 PM

When did you first become an automotive or diesel instructor?

If you’re like many other instructors in the field, you probably spent time as a technician before turning to education and, like any good instructor, did your best to improve your teaching skills. Between a variety of instructor guides to professional development workshops, it can seem like there’s a lot to figure out. But instead of trying to learn all kinds of new processes and terms when it comes to teaching, it can often be just as effective to work with what you already know. 

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Topics: Curriculum, Instructors

Supporting Automotive Education: 7 Organizations You Should Know About

Posted by Cassie Wright on Feb 25, 2019 12:28:29 PM

When it comes to supporting automotive programs, students, and instructors, it’s easy enough to think of large foundations, such as the ASE Family of Organizations. But there are many more organizations with the goal of providing support, scholarships, training, and other resources in the hopes of engaging youth and providing the necessary tools to help the automotive industry address skills gaps and technician shortages. 

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Topics: Curriculum, Funding

How You Can Use Virtual Resources to Teach Tool Usage

Posted by Cassie Wright on Feb 19, 2019 1:38:36 PM

What are some of the most important skills an automotive tech needs to learn?

The first things that come to mind might be safety procedures or understanding the basics, but what about the ability to properly use the tools of the trade? 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Technology

Why a Flipped Classroom Works for Automotive Technology

Posted by Cassie Wright on Jan 28, 2019 2:03:00 PM

From videos to virtual reality, technology has brought about quite a few changes to the traditional classroom. One of those changes, the flipped classroom, is becoming more popular than ever. 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Instructors

Could Virtual Reality Be the Future of Automotive Training?

Posted by Cassie Wright on Jan 21, 2019 2:24:00 PM

From high-performance PC experiences to free mobile apps, video games have become a large market with a wide influence. It’s no wonder, then, that the gaming industry is now looking at new technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to increase its market. 

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Topics: Student Engagement, Technology

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Refresh Your Curriculum?

Posted by Cassie Wright on Dec 31, 2018 2:06:00 PM

 

No matter how many bright students, wonderful instructors, and useful resources an automotive classroom has, there’s one thing that can make the learning process more—or less—difficult: curriculum.

Curriculum, which is comprised of the learning objectives, lessons, materials, assignments, and assessments used to teach a course, is the last thing you want to work against your students’ success. In fact, studies show that better curriculum—and textbooks—can improve student achievement.

But how do you know if your current curriculum is the problem?

 

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Topics: Curriculum, Technology

How to Train Top Service Advisors

Posted by Cassie Wright on Dec 17, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Service advisors have a unique role as both the face of an automotive shop and the link between customers and technicians. Therefore, it makes sense that classroom training for service advisors should have a good balance between customer focused skills and automotive knowledge.

Instructors play an important role in providing this kind of targeted training. But aside from starting with a good foundation of knowledge, how can you instill the kinds of skills that help service advisors thrive in the classroom and on the job? 

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Topics: Student Engagement, Curriculum, Instructors

CDX Learning Systems Partners with Tiqani to Expand Global Reach and Support

Posted by Cassie Wright on Nov 30, 2018 2:15:00 PM

CDX Learning Systems, a division of Jones & Bartlett Learning, is excited to announce a partnership with Tiqani Management Consultancy FZE, a premier automotive talent development firm. Together, CDX and Tiqani will lead the way in offering innovative educational materials and automotive training on a global scale. 

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Topics: Curriculum

4 Essential Soft Skills to Teach Your Automotive Students

Posted by Cassie Wright on Nov 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

According to a 2013 report by the Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI), over 75% of employers believed soft skills were just as important as, if not more important than, technical knowledge. 

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Topics: Curriculum

Meet Ian Giddings: Your CDX Contact for Training Success

Posted by Cassie Wright on Nov 19, 2018 11:52:00 AM

 

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Topics: CDX Support