News and Events
Summer Working Connections
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.
June 6-10, 2016 - Appleton, WI
June 20-24, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL
July 11-15, 2016 - Frisco, TX
July 25-28, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA
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.
ATE PI Conference
October 26-28, 2016 - 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 6-9, 2015 - Philadeplphia, PA
The League’s STEMtech conference brings you the best of STEM, analytics, big data, advanced technology, and learning management architecture. Join colleagues at this international convening to share and explore research, best practices, and new ideas.
Upcoming CCN Webinars
May 12 (11 a.m. Central)
We offered this last fall and think it would be worthwhile to run again. It’s a one-hour deep dive into everything you ever wanted to know about the CCN – the structure, the levels, the benefits, the points. We encourage all new CCN members to attend. But it may also be a benefit to some of our more “mature” CCN members as well, especially those who missed “CCN 101” in the fall.
Upcoming CCTA Webinars
April 28 (3 p.m. EDT)
Looking for manufacturing education resources? All NSF ATE Centers develop a wealth of best and promising practices, skills alignments, curriculum, and other resources that support 2-year academic technical programs. Learn more about 6 Manufacturing focused centers, their resources and how best to access them in this fast paced lighting round type webinar.
Meeting Requirements, Exceeding Expectations: Understanding the Role of Evaluation in Federal Grants
May 25 (3 p.m. EDT)
External evaluation is a requirement of many federal grant programs. Understanding and addressing these requirements is essential for both successfully seeking grants and achieving the objectives of funded projects. In this webinar, we will review the evaluation language from a variety federal grant programs and translate the specifications into practical steps. Topics will include finding a qualified evaluator, budgeting for evaluation, understanding evaluation design basics, reporting and using evaluation results, and integrating past evaluation results into future grant submissions.
June 16 (3 p.m. EDT)
Leading a consortium across one state or across 6 to accomplish goals can be hard. This webinar will provide best practices for help you successfully lead any consortium to accomplish common goals.
August 18 (3 p.m. EDT)
Successful Strategies for Work-based Learning Experiences: Internships and Apprenticeships Students who complete internships or apprenticeships while in college have a leg up in the job market, find more relevance in their coursework, and tend to be more successful academically and in the workplace. Providing these work-based learning experiences, however, can be challenging. This webinar will focus on models that work and tips for successfully implementing and sustaining apprenticeships and internships.
September 15 (3 p.m. EDT)
Social media is used for informal communication by most and is used by companies for a host of activities including marketing. The session will cover the top tools used for social media and the broad usage by people of all ages. How people’s willingness to share openly about themselves through social media, turns social media into a tool for reaching a greater audience to promote a college program and to gather evidence to meet grant outcomes.
October 13 (3 p.m. EDT)
The Business Industry Leadership Team (BILT) was developed by the National Convergence Technology center in 2004 created a lock-step cooperation with regional and national business to ensure employment for graduates. This BILT process has been recognized as a best practice by many entities, and has been shared with colleges nationwide. This session will discuss adaptations of the BILT concept from the National CTC.
November 17 (3 p.m. EDT)
This session will share effective practices for identifying new business partners and job openings. The emphasis will center on techniques for building relationships with employers.
CTC Email Newsletter Archive
CTC in the News
Education Development Center (EDC) Learning and Teaching Division, December 15, 2015
Helping Entrepreneurs and Educators STEP Up to Social Media
Florida State College at Jacksonville, September 17, 2015
NSF Awards Grant for iNoVATE Expansion Project
EvaluATE Blog, April 29, 2015
Get the Right People In!
EDUCAUSE Review, March 2, 2015
Partnering to Advance Learning in a Technology-Enhanced World
ATE@20 Blog, October 27, 2014
Humble Attitude, Tenacity & Excitement for Information Technology Accelerate Student's Career
AV Magazine, August 6, 2014
Pakedge Donates Over $200,000 in Networking Hardware to ICT Program
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
FSCJ’s Academic Systems Director appointed to state advisory board on online bachelor’s degrees
Lansing Community College Press Release, August 5, 2013
LCC Launches Three New Certificate Programs for Tech-inclined Students
MPICTCenter YouTube, May 28, 2013
MPICT's James Jones Talks about the Convergence Technology Center with Ann Beheler
EdTech Focus on Higher Education, May 10, 2013
Are the Days of the IT Specialist Numbered?
Georgia Southern University News, February 18, 2013
Impacting the Field of Convergence Technology
Past News and Events
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