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Posted by Amanda Banner on Feb 13, 2019 12:38:08 PM
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What’s the Best Way to Teach Your Students About Electricity?

Posted by Kirk VanGelder on Feb 11, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Most people know that manufacturers are continuously incorporating more technology and electronics in new vehicles. As a result, there is a need for higher level electrical and electronics training. 

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Topics: Student Engagement, Curriculum

Instructor Spotlight - Todd Kessler

Posted by Amanda Banner on Feb 4, 2019 2:34:00 PM

Todd Kessler, an automotive instructor at York County School of Technology in Pennsylvania, uses multiple CDX resources to give his students a personal classroom experience with a variety of materials. 

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Topics: Instructors

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

Automotive Technology: A Physics Lab on Wheels

Posted by Kirk VanGelder on Jan 14, 2019 4:53:00 PM

In this day and age, students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) knowledge and experience are sought after by a growing number of employers, but these subjects often are seen as  fit for only top academic students. Meanwhile, automotive technology classes are ignored or seen as less important.

Maybe it’s time to challenge that view. 

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Topics: Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE, Curriculum

Instructor Spotlight - Kevin Lawton

Posted by Amanda Banner on Jan 8, 2019 2:11:00 PM

Kevin Lawton teaches at Bedford County Technical Center in Everett, Pennsylvania, where he uses Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Online

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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 Can I Get More Development as an Instructor?

Posted by Amanda Banner on Dec 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford knows something about the importance of continuing to learn. 

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Topics: Instructors

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