Tag Archives: professional development for IT faculty

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Ten Things to Consider When Voting on Job Skills

The “BILT model” (regular blog readers know that BILT stands for Business and Industry Leadership Team) championed by the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) puts employers in a co-leadership role at a technical program.  One of the cornerstones of that “BILT model” is an annual job skills validation vote in which employers prioritize and rank […]

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Student Poster Session at HI-TEC

Every year, the National Convergence Technology Center sponsors some of the top students from the Convergence College Network (CCN) community to participate in a Poster Session at the Advance Technological Education’s (ATE) High Impact Exchange Conference (HI-TEC). Each student has to create a poster about a project that they’re working on or researching and present it […]

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“I Am ATE” Featuring Principal Investigator Ann Beheler

The National Convergence Technology Center’s very own Principal Investigator Ann Beheler was recently featured in ATE Central’s “I Am ATE” interview series.  Click here to learn more about Ann and the CTC.   She also offers her perspectives on the future of the IT industry and advice for new ATE grantees.  

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Class In Session for Staff at the National Convergence Technology Center

Last summer, Dr. Ann Beheler, Principal Investigator of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), encouraged some of the CTC staff to take the CompTIA Network + class.  The goal was to for these three staff members – none of whom has a professional background in IT – learn the basic technical competency in networking administration […]

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Winter Working Connections and Successful Online Training

For the third December in a row, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting its annual Winter Working Connections professional development training event completely on-line. When it was first offered in 2009, Winter Working Connections was an expansion of the CTC’s popular week-long, in-person, Summer Working Connections event that runs each July.  The […]

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Wearable Market Continues to Expand

One of the largest growing markets in the “internet of things” is wearables. A recent Venture Beat article notes a sizable increase in wearables sales. It’s still a relatively small market, but for the second quarter of 2017, 26.3 million wearables were sold worldwide.  The leader is the Chinese company Xiaomi, with Apple and Fitbit […]

Bill Saichek (Orange Coast College) spoke to attendees of the 2017 HI-TEC educator conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Teaching the Internet of Things

Two faculty members associated with the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently delivered a standing-room-only conference presentation on teaching the Internet of Things (“IoT”) to IT networking students. Brian Nelson (Lansing Community College) and Bill Saichek (Orange Coast College) spoke to attendees of the 2017 HI-TEC educator conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are […]

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Perspectives and Successes from IT Administrators

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) spends a lot of time working with IT faculty, whether through professional development events like Working Connections or through quarterly meetings with the 60 schools in the Convergence College Network (CCN) that features best practice sharing. But twice a year, the CTC allows administrators the opportunity to get more […]

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Winter Working Connections 2013 Recap

The “Winter Working Connections” professional training event wrapped just before the holidays and by all accounts, it was a huge success. This is fourth time the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) offered a three-day December counterpart to its long-running Summer Working Connections. The 2013 edition of Winter Working Connections welcomed over 40 IT/convergence faculty members […]

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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 […]