Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute

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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.

Working Connections training workshops offer several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. The goal of Working Connections is to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in a subsequent semester, bringing the most current information to their classrooms either as a stand-alone course or as supplemental information to an existing course.

Since 2004, more than 875 faculty members have attended the National Convergence Technology Center's Working Connections training.  In the past four years, 81% of the faculty chose a discipline that they were not currently teaching, leading to 159 new degrees, certificates, or courses created and implemented using the training provided.  By the National CTC's calculations, over 37,600 students and faculty have been impacted by the training provided by Summer and Winter Working Connections training since the program began eight short years ago.

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Winter Working Connections 2017

Previous Working Connections tracks have included:

  • Android App Development
  • Windows Command Line & PowerShell
  • iPv6
  • ITIL
  • Junos as a Second Language
  • Citrix Desktop Virtualization
  • EMC Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Intro to Wireless (CWNA)
  • Mobile Device Programming
  • Security +
  • Intro to Forensics
  • Mobile Apps (HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery)
  • iOS Mobile Programming
  • Building & Using Mobile Apps in the Classroom
  • Windows Server 2012
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • vCloud Director
  • Control Systems Security
  • Cloud Provisioning & Administration (EMC)
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Creating Online Technical Courses
  • EMC Storage & Management
  • VMware vSphere 5.5
  • Effective Pedagogy of Social Media in the Classroom
  • Information Security Professional (CISSP Prep)
  • Online Course Development: IT Courses
  • VMWare (Install, Configure & Manage)
  • Wireless Security
  • Wireshark

Learn more about the impact of Working Connections on faculty and students! Download the PDF.