CTC Tree Growth

A tree grows in Texas

  The Convergence College Network (CCN) began with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) and just a handful of partner colleges.  Back then the CCN was called the Mentored College Network.  But as the CTC added more and more colleges, it became necessary to rethink the model.  Rather than mentor each college one-on-one, the CTC […]

Synergy Flower Scale

Growing a flower, scaling a program

  As part of an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Center funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently participated in an initiative called Synergy.  It’s through that program that we learned tools and processes to scale our Mentored College program, which is now called the Convergence College Network. Through a […]

Karl Dietrich - Lansing Community College

Working Connections North was a big hit!

Wow – it’s finally over but Working Connections North was a rousing success.  We had 26 attendees with some from as far away as Miami, Florida and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  The instructors were awesome and did a great job. We had Judy Lipinski an independent corporate trainer that taught “Mobile Application Development,” Kathy O’Neill […]

Working Connections Attendees

PHOTOS: Summer Working Connections North

Summer Working Connections North Ann Beheler and Jen McGarvey were recently in Michigan at Lansing Community College to attend the most recent Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute. It was a great week, offering three excellent tracks (Mobile App Development, Ethical Hacking and EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services) and networking opportunities with exceptional people. Congratulations […]

HI-TEC Logo

Deep in the heart of HI-TEC

If you’re coming to HI-TEC (aka the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference) this July 22-24 in Austin, Texas, there are four ways you can say hello to the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) staff and learn more about our program! 1. Pre-conference workshop On Monday morning, July 22, at 8:30am, the National CTC will present a […]

Winter Working Connections 2012 - ITIL

A big summer for Working Connections

  Working Connections – a cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development program for IT faculty – continues to thrive as one of the National Convergence Technology Center’s crown jewels.  This summer we’re celebrating the 12th year hosting our version of Working Connections.  Since our first event all the way back in 2002, we’ve trained more than 875 […]

UNT RoboCamp - kids with robot SumoBot

STEM summer camps for kids

For those who agree that students need to get involved and invested in STEM early, the University of North Texas Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s long-running Engineering Summer Camps  offer an interesting model for success.  These summer camps are hands-on and immersive, but still offer the fun associated with a camp-like atmosphere.  Students engage […]

Ann Beheler

Welcome to the National CTC Blog

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the National Convergence Technology Center’s new blog.  This endeavor has been discussed for a long time in our offices, but we finally have the manpower to make it a reality. More and more, social media isn’t just a gimmicky diversion, but an important digital tool.  It’s our hope […]