This is a new newsletter blog that will be posted once a month to highlight other blog posts, videos, events, and other things going on in the collision repair program.
Exciting News….We just received a letter from Tomorrow’s Technician magazine that we are one of the top twenty finalist selected to become the Tomorrow Technician/Chicago Pneumatic School of the Year.
If we win, our school will receive $10,000 worth of Chicago Pneumatic tools, featured on Tomorrow’s Technicians magazine and special recognition for our school. There will also be three regional winners, which will win $5000 worth of Chicago Pneumatic tools. We will keep you updated on this awesome news.
Why we blog and produce videos:
Sitting in class listening to a lecture is a form of learning, but you must apply the learned skills before mastering them. Technical education, such as collision repair, already has a head start applying learned skills with the opportunity to have “hands-on” training in the lab. However, according to the Bloom’s Taxonomy, applying is not the deepest level of learning. The deepest level is creating. The definition of creating is: putting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing. I believe by allowing the students to perform student led videos, class presentations, and other activities align with this definition. The students know that just knowing the information is not enough to create, produce and convey the subject to others. I believe this requires the deepest level of learning to perform.
Some of the blog posts and videos are instructor led. I believe this give the students an alternative way to reflect on what they have learned in class. This may capture their attention in a way that may give them their “ah ha” moment.
Another reason for the blogs and videos is to educate students that may be looking for a career pathway. Let’s face it, less technical education is being taught in public schools and more kids are spending time online. So it makes sense to me to approach them on their turf to educate them about possible career pathways.
Alright, back to the monthly newsletter
This was a short month as we just recently returned from the winter break. However, we do have some things going on to let you know about.
We have one student led video
We were able to produce several student/instructor videos this month.
Highlights of car show
Student interviews at the car show
You can watch all of our videos on out YouTube BCRN channel at www.YouTube.com/ButlerCollision
Here are a few of our blog posts this month
Darryl Starbird Car Show
Back from the winter break
Stay updated with our blogs at www.BCRN.BlogSpot.com
BCRN in other places
Do you have a Facebook account? If so, join our new Butler Auto Collision Repair page. You can become a fan HERE
We also have a group for all collision repair schools, students, and technicians to network. Join this group
Well, I’m sure this is enough information this month. I am not going to write the tips, quotes, fact section this time. However, I do want to end this with one question. Who do you think will win Super Bowl 43? Leave us a comment.