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CCN Focus: Greg Brodt, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of […]

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Twelve Takeaways from Talking to an IT Professional

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) manages a video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT workplace. The hope is that hearing directly from a successful IT worker (rather than their professor) in a video interview may deliver a stronger, lasting impact […]

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STEM Summer Camps in North Texas

For the 14th consecutive year the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of North Texas (a partner college with the National Convergence Technology Center NSF grant) is offering STEM Summer Camps for middle school and high school students in North Texas. Camp programs will be offered at Discovery Park in Denton, as well […]

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Inclusion Summit

One of the grant goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is to “leverage best practices established by national leaders in recruitment, retention, and completion for under-represented” students.  To that end, the National CTC recently hosted a two-part webinar entitled “Inclusion Summit” that offered specific strategies, resources, and practices for working with under-represented populations.  […]

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Eleven Takeaways From Talking to an IT Professional

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently launched a video series entitled “A Day in the Life” in which IT technicians and executives offer students their perspectives on the IT workplace. The hope is that hearing directly from a successful IT worker (rather than their professor) in a video interview may deliver a stronger, lasting […]

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CCN Focus: Richard Grotegut, Bay Area Community College Consortium

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructor s in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country tha t connects IT educators with a […]

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IT Faculty Professional Development Opportunity

If you are a high school or community college STEM teacher, you may be aware of the “AP Computer Science Principles” exam (or dual cred) opportunity that became available in the last couple of years.  The “Beauty and Joy of Computing” (BJC) is a College Board-endorsed curriculum and professional development provider for the “AP Computer […]

Internet of Things Tour Part 4 - Ring Doorbell (Summer Working Connections 2018) - National CTC

A Taste of Consumer IoT for Your Classroom

Back by popular demand, the “Preparing to Teach the Internet of Things” track will again be offered at Summer Working Connections this July 8-12, 2019.  Last summer, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) purchased equipment intended specifically to support the labs and exercises taught at the “Preparing to Teach the Internet of Things” track. That equipment […]

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Preparing for the National Visiting Committee

It’s all about the “so what?” question. This week, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting its annual grant review panel, called the National Visiting Committee (NVC).  Convening an NVC is a requirement of any National Science Foundation grant over $750,000.  The CTC’s NVC is an expert mix of community college educators, IT […]

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Measuring the CTC’s Community of Practice Engagement

Each spring, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) asks for impact data from the 69 colleges in its “Convergence College Network” (CCN) community of practice. This information forms an important part of the grant reporting that the CTC provides both to the National Science Foundation and to the annual National Visiting Committee review panel.  Out of […]