Category Archives: Core Content Knowledge

Off to a Real Life Experience for Students

Christine Flavin is a photography professor at Kirkwood Community College. She teaches photography using both digital and traditional technology. Students in her class experience working in the traditional chemical darkroom. They process film and make black and white silver gelatin prints. They also do a lot of digital photography and use imaging programs like Lightroom… [Read the Full Story]

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How the Community College Mission Trumps On-the-Job Training

The following is written by George Trotter, instructor in Industrial Maintenance Technologies. I think my teaching philosophy has come to reflect the idea that education, especially technical education, is the process of delivering the principles governing our vocation in a manner and sequence that can be digested by the student until they not only have… [Read the Full Story]

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September 2014 Featured Professional Development Fellow: Brian Brownfield

Starting this month, KCELT is beginning a new monthly series featuring our Professional Development Fellows (PDFs), a group or fellowship of Kirkwood Community College faculty who advance Kirkwood’s  mission, vision, principles, values, and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement descisions..  Our PDFs help more students learn and succeed through high quality professional development practices and personalized… [Read the Full Story]

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What has inspired me during my first semester at Kirkwood Community College

This post was composed by Bobby Wade, instructor in the Advanced Manufacturing Academy.  The original document was written as a reflection of the Fall 2013 section of the History of the Community College. I was asked by my sister-in-law a couple of years ago what I would like to leave as a legacy.  My response… [Read the Full Story]

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Organizing Electrical Faults for Lab Sheets

This was the 2012 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Jonathon Pope from Automotive Technology. Proposal Every class in the automotive program has Lab Sheets for the students to perform their hands-on portion for the topic they are covering.  There are several different classes that use the same vehicle but have different electrical faults that are installed… [Read the Full Story]

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