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Ten Things We Heard at the ATE Principal Investigators Conference

CTC staff posing at echibit hall booth in Omni Shoreham hotel ballroom

Staff from the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended NSF’s annual Principal Investigators conference for the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program which was held in-person in Washington DC for the first time since 2019. The CTC was a part of two sessions – a demonstration entitled “How to Create National Skill Standards and Implement…

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Winter Working Connections registration opens

Last week, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) launched registration for Winter Working Connections. Seats are already filling up fast. If you want in, act now! Regular blog readers know that Working Connections events (five days in July, three days in December) offer cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current community college IT faculty that’s…

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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’s Student Spotlight: David Rowe, University of North Texas

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. 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 their…

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IT Faculty Question of the Day

This week, the National CTC is featuring question number three of the “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series which consist of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. This week’s question is “IT is always changing – how do you keep up with the ongoing evolution of IT?” Listen to CCN…

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Ann Beheler Recognized by Collin College Board of Trustees

Dr. Ann Beheler was recently recognized by the Collin College Board of Trustees for many years of work leading multiple successful National Science Foundation and Department of Labor grants. Ann stood before the board as Collin College President, Dr. Neil Matkin, ran down a list of Ann’s many accomplishments. He joked that he had “six…

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Winter Working Connections Data Shows the Program Success

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently wrapped up its 12th annual Winter Working Connections professional development event, welcoming 76 faculty members from 54 schools. Only the December 2020 event attracted more attendees. As regular blog readers might recall, for the first time, some Winter Working Connections tracks extended beyond the usual three-day schedule –…

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Using Social Media

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently surveyed faculty members of the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. Sixty-six educators participated. Among the questions was one asking about social media engagement. While the survey was designed to gauge the effectiveness of the CTC’s social media and digital outreach, the results might also point to overall social…

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Student Feature: Pompidou Nsangou

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blog and videos, we would like to introduce IT students attending our Convergence College Network (CCN) schools. 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 their…

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