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Lessons from the Professional Development Trenches

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The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently delivered a presentation at the HITEC conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, sharing best practices learned the hard way through many years of successful faculty professional development events. The National CTC hosts faculty professional development across a number of formats and platforms, from half-hour Zoom webinars to multi-day…

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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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CTC’s Student Spotlight: Betsy N., Collin College

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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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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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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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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IT Faculty Question of the Day — Q5

This week, the National CTC is featuring question number five of the “IT Faculty Question of the Day” series — “Is there one special classroom hack or strategy you think other teachers would like to hear about?” This series consist of six videos from four Convergence College Network (CCN) faculty members. We encourage you to…

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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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