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Next two free Brown Bag webinars for IT faculty scheduled

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To close out the spring term, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has two more “Brown Bag” webinars scheduled. First launched in 2020, the Brown Bag series offers special topic presentations via bite-sized, 30-minute segments on both technical and “soft” topics. To date, these webinars have been attended “live” by close to 500 people with…

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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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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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IT Faculty Professional Development Opportunity

If you are a high school or community college STEM teacher, you may be aware of the “AP Computer Science Principles” exam (or dual cred) opportunity that became available in the last couple of years.  The “Beauty and Joy of Computing” (BJC) is a College Board-endorsed curriculum and professional development provider for the “AP Computer…

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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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Free webinars for tech educators

We have pulled together a list of upcoming free webinars for tech educators and administrators. Topics range from recruitment and retention to management and technical issues.   CTC – NAPE Micromessaging Webinar Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student September 25, 2014 / 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central NOTE: This free webinar is open to…

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