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.
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.
Topics: Student Engagement
Gerald Simmons of Kosciusko Vo-Tech in Kosciusko, Mississippi is a longtime user of CDX. He says,
“We’ve had CDX since 2002, the old versions when it was just the discs. We loved it. It was great for the
This year, however, Kosciusko Vo-Tech was certified by NATEF, so it adopted Fundamentals of
Maintenance and Light Repair and its online counterpart.
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.
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.
Click here to register for Medium/Heavy Vehicle ONLINE instructor training.
Click here to register for LV and MLR for Secondary schools instructor training.
Rafael De León teaches at Automotive Service Institute in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, where he uses Fundamentals of Automotive Technology and its online counterpart.
Rafael stopped by CDX’s booth at SkillsUSA in June to share his appreciation of the program.