ATE Events — February 2019

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(4 days)

1380 Harbor Island DrSan DiegoCA92101

Community college workforce and economic development efforts are key to the economic well-being of the United States. Our work ensures that the organization will have a sustainable, inclusive and forward-thinking workforce. Key to this work are the collaborations with foundation, industry, and federal partners. Please join AACC at AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2019: “Skill Up, Step Up” as we highlight promising practices, explore new opportunities, and celebrate all of the ways in which community colleges skill up, and step up. 

(6 days)

The Moscone Center747 Howard StreetSan FranciscoCA94103

Register today for Photonics West, the leading global event for the photonics and laser industries. Your registration badge gives you access to cutting-edge research (over 5,000 presentations) and courses, two world-class exhibitions (1,300 companies), a robust industry program, and plenty of networking opportunities.

While they are effective pedagogical tools, leading discussions can be frustrating. They can easily go awry, leading to uncomfortable silences, the domination of a couple of speakers, superficial contributions, and off-topic remarks. This workshop reviews research-based principles for guiding classroom discussion and strategies for designing and facilitating classroom discussions that work to create an effective, positive learning experience. You’ll experience a variety of specific strategies first-hand, including those relevant to small classes, large classes, online courses, and a variety of disciplines. Plus, you’ll reflect on how to apply these strategies to your own classes. You’ll also learn what you can do to prevent the “common discussion pitfalls” listed above, along with what to do when they happen. You’ll also learn how to design discussions as a part of your course so they truly help students learn (and so you’ll know that they worked!).

(2 days)

The Bond Center - Darr Agriculture Center2401 S Kansas ExpySpringfieldMO65807

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

80 Fort BrownBrownsvilleTX78520

This workshop provides you with the tools needed to teach critical-thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, you are able to create lesson plans that enhance students’ critical-thinking skills using the content from any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. You also learn how to easily and accurately measure critical-thinking skills.

Florida State College9911 Old Baymeadows RoadJacksonvilleFL32256

Promoting Student Success in Math workshop provides effective instructional approaches for non-traditional learners who rely on visual representations of information.

Surveys are a valuable source of evaluation data. Obtaining quality data relies heavily on well-crafted survey items that align with the overall purpose of the evaluation. In this webinar, participants will learn fundamental principles of survey question construction to enhance the validity and utility of survey data. We will discuss the importance of considering data analysis during survey construction and ways to test your survey questions. Participants will receive an overview of survey do’s and don’ts to help apply fundamental principles of survey question development in their own work.

6220 East Texas StreetBossier City,LA71111

This workshop provides you with the tools needed to teach critical-thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, you are able to create lesson plans that enhance students’ critical-thinking skills using the content from any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. You also learn how to easily and accurately measure critical-thinking skills.

During this interactive and fun workshop, participants explore ways faculty and other professional colleagues can increase student success and professional growth and collaboration by improving attitudes toward work, relationships, and learning. Participants also explore ways to encourage a mindset that leads to a stronger sense of self-efficacy and a more persistent effort among our students and our colleagues, as well as within our academic and professional communities.

1986 Pitt Tech RoadWintervilleNC2753728590

The workshop facilitator’s philosophy is to teach adult educators how to be intentional in creating and implementing proven methods and strategies. Therefore, you should expect learning that is participatory and “skills-based.” Real-life case studies, student voices, modeling, small group activities, and frank discussions are the norm. The workshop facilitator views the masterful delivery of content knowledge, particularly to struggling students, as an art form. It is about eye contact, precision with one’s language, and the ability to pick up on non-verbal cues. As such, each workshop becomes its own community of practice, embracing the gifts and wisdom of all.

(4 days)

1333 South Spectrum BoulevardChandlerAZ85286

The Innovations Conference incorporates ideas, initiatives, and inspirations from five vital topics into the broader conference goal of encouraging and facilitating student and organizational learning through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. The conference features Special Sessions, Forums, Lightning Talks, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Sessions for each topic, along with General Session Keynotes aimed at inspiring innovation and change in community college education.

Join the most energetic professionals in community colleges as they come together to showcase their model programs, share lessons learned, and look to the future by exploring innovations in (1) learning and teaching; (2) leadership and organization; (3) workforce preparation and development; (4) student success; and (5) basic skills and developmental education.

(4 days)

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront1401 SW Naito PkwyPortlandOR97201

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) partner each year to discuss the importance of data and the analysis of location information for better decision-making within a jurisdiction.

Start reviewing the workshop and training opportunities, the keynote addresses (including a discussion on the Geospatial Data Act and a comprehensive look at the effects of legal marijuana in jurisdictions), professional development and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout sessions in these focused program tracks:

  • GIS Technologies
  • Modeling & Valuation
  • Planning, Administration & Leadership
  • Technology Showcase

When it comes to getting the word out about your project or center, it seems like there are infinite options for communications channels you could use. But with limited resources, which channels are worth your time? Should you use Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook--and how? Beyond social media and other channels, we’ll zoom out and talk about what strategy is and how you can better define what your project or center’s outreach or marketing strategies should be so you can better determine which tactics are worth your time, and which you can put on the shelf. In this live webinar, we will be joined by Farra Trompeter, Vice President of Big Duck – a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits based in Brooklyn NY, and Rachael Bower, Director/PI of ATE Central, who will build off the conversation we started at the ATE PI pre-conference workshop. We’ll discuss how you can use your target audiences as a guide and answer your questions related to strategies and tactics.

Building enrollment in a STEM program is challenging on many levels. Industry is vitally interested as their future workforce emerges from these programs. Educators want to open these programs to new generations of students and increase access. This webinar will feature three experienced nanotechnology educators who will describe their strategies, collaborations, discuss their results, and share their experiences.