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Learn from our Summer Working Connections Guest Speakers

Regular blog readers are by now well familiar with the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) annual Summer Working Connections event. Faculty from across the country that attend Working Connections select a specific IT track and then spend five days taking a deep dive into that topic. The goal is to immediately implement what they’ve learned…

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Two Trends with Online Training

The books are closed for the 2021 edition of Summer Working Connections. Last month the National CTC hosted 128 faculty members online from 23 states across the country for a five-day professional development event. Regular blog readers know that Working Connections (offered for five days each July and three days each December) provides a deep…

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Summer Working Connections Starts Today

Working Connections, an annual professional development event for IT faculty hosted by the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), launched earlier today. We’re welcoming 139 faculty members from 23 states to take a five-day, deep dive into one of six specific topics. The goal is that these attendees will take this training back home and immediately…

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Happy Birthday, Working Connections!

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is pleased to announce that Summer Working Connections, the successful annual IT faculty professional development event, is turning 20. The first North Texas edition of Summer Working Connections was held at Richland College in Dallas in 2002. The tracks way back then included Java, .Net Server, Visual Basic, and…

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Did you miss these posts from 2018?

As 2018 comes to a close, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) wanted to take a moment to look back at the many topics covered in its blog.  In 2018, the National CTC posted 37 blog entries.  Using Google Analytics, the posts below were identified as among the most popular blog posts of the year. …

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Working Connections’ Photos and Impact

Since 2002, Working Connections professional development events – both the five-day summer sessions and the three-day winter session – have provided free training to over 700 faculty members (1850+ duplicated enrollments) in over 100 cutting-edge IT topics to keep curriculum aligned with current workforce skills.  The most recent longitudinal survey data gathered from faculty attendees…

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How do you use social media at your events?

For several years now, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) has publicized a special Twitter hashtag in conjunction with its annual Summer Working Connections professional development training event.  This past July, however, for the first time ever, the National CTC took this social media strategy one step further by creating a “photo booth” space in…

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Counting Down to Summer Working Connections

The biggest event of the year for the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) starts in just 28 days. The Summer Working Connections training event – which runs July 16-20 – hosts IT educators from all over the country for an in-depth, five-day workshop on a specific topic. The conference also features lunch presentations that share…

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Working Connections preview

If the days are getting longer and the temperatures hotter, then it must be time for Summer Working Connections.  Just like last year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is hosting or supporting three separate Working Connections events with the hope of offering professional development for over 150 IT instructors from schools across the country. …

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