News and Events
July 21-24, 2014 - Chicago, IL
HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.
September 25, 2014
This webinar will be centered on NAPE’s Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student™ curriculum and will focus on supporting faculty efforts to better recruit and retain every student and increase their performance and persistence in STEM programs of study. STEM faculty will learn about the various types of micromessages and how those micromessages impact student decisions when considering and/or selecting to enroll in nontraditional CTE programs, how to encourage persistence through the use of micro-affirmations, and how to inoculate students from internalizing micro-inequities that, over time, deter students from engaging in nontraditional CTE pathways.
This one hour webinar introducing the Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student™ instructional content is being offered to all CCN members.
October 12-14, 2014 - Orlando, FL
Increasing numbers of people, institutions, and agencies are recognizing that Career Pathways is what this country needs to bring relevancy to education and increased skills to the workplace. This will lead to more qualified graduates and increased economic prosperity for all. The annual National Career Pathways Network conference brings together practitioners from secondary, postsecondary, and business to network, listen, and learn from each other. They include those who work with traditional students and those who focus on adult education learners.
October 22-24, 2014 - Washington D.C.
The ATE Principal Investigators conference brings together key people working on ATE projects across the country to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education. Conference attendees represent community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, four-year colleges, and research and development centers covering projects in a wide variety of areas such as: information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.
November 9-12, 2014 - Denver, CO
The STEMtech conference is an international convening that emphasizes increasing student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at all levels. Over 400 sessions focus on improving STEM education, better aligning educational systems with each other and local workforce needs, and exploring technology's role in the teaching and learning processes.
November 14, 2014 - Frisco, TX
The Texas Community College Technology Forum provides an opportunity for Texas education technologists to convene and discuss trends, innovations and best practices in administrative, instructional and research computing technology. This day-long forum will feature inspirational speakers, workshops and an exhibit area. The conference is being offered at no charge to educators, administrators and non-profit entities interested in technology in higher education. Running concurrently will be the Cloud and Emerging Convergence Summit, a special professional development track throughout the day.
December 15-17, 2014 - Frisco, TX
Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effect professional development opportunities to current high school and community college faculty that is often only available through expensive commercial training. Working Connections makes the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encourages the kind of networking and collaboration among educational and business leaders that can strengthen any IT educational program.
CTC Email Newsletter Archive
CTC in the News
Collin College Continuing Education Catalog, Summer, 2014
IT Student Profiles
Collin College, Winter, 2013
Cybersecurity: Protecting business and personal data
Frisco Style Magazine, October 2, 2013
A Leg Up on the Competition
ATE@20 Blog, September 16, 2013
CTC's BILT Identify Trends to Keep Curriculum Current
Florida State College Press Release, August 22, 2013
Lansing Community College Press Release, August 5, 2013
EdTech Focus on Higher Education, May 10, 2013
Are the Days of the IT Specialist Numbered?
Georgia Southern University News, February 18, 2013
Past News and Events
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