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Results Are In — Summer Working Connections

The National CTC’s first in-person Summer Working Connections since July 2019 has ended and the numbers are in! Final headcount, 107 faculty members participated — 55 in-person and 52 online. We were delighted to celebrate its 20th anniversary with friends near and far, including a visit by Collin College President Neil Matkin to share his…

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CCN Focus Feature: Shawn Lampe, Kirkwood Community College

For the past three years, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has featured blogs that introduced 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 resources to enhance…

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𝗖𝗧𝗖 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀 & 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗖 𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝘁𝗮𝗵

The National CTC will have a huge presence at the upcoming High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HITEC) in Salt Lake City on July 25-28, 2022, which will be held in person for the first time since July 2019. The CTC will be hosting two pre-conference workshops – one on AI and digital literacy, one on…

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Ten Industry Perspectives from IT Employers

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently convened its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) for the annual vote and discussion of entry-level KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities). Regular blog readers know well that the CTC believes that this annual vote is essential to keeping curriculum aligned with evolving workforce needs. If you’re not familiar…

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Strategies and Tools for Successful Online Teaching

The National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) recently hosted its second “Brown Bag” webinar of the spring. First launched in 2020, this series offers special topic presentations via bite-sized, 30-minute segments on both technical and employability topics. To date, these webinars have been attended “live” by over 300 people with another 800 views of the recordings…

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The CTC is Going to Utah

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will have a huge presence at the upcoming HITEC conference (High Impact Technology Exchange Conference) in Salt Lake City, which will be held in person for the first since July 2019. If you’re unfamiliar with HITEC, it’s a fantastic event for STEM technical educators and industry vendors. There are…

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IT Faculty Question of the Day — Q6

This week, the National CTC is featuring the final question of the “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series — “What advice would you give an IT student about to graduate and enter the workforce?” This series consisted of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. We encourage you to view all…

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Ongoing classroom Impact of Summer Working Connections

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently conducted its annual longitudinal survey of attendees from the past three years of Summer Working Connections events. Faithful blog readers know that Working Connections offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current IT faculty. This helps teachers get the newest technologies and latest industry trends into their classrooms.…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Cutting-edge, Cost-effective Professional Development – Working Connections

  On July 11-15, the National Science Foundations’ National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at Collin College in Frisco, TX! From the first set of classes in 2002, Working Connection has been making the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encouraging the kind of networking…

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