ATE Events — January 2019

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This is the 4nd Annual WASTC hosted Winter ICT Educators Conference. This is both a Cisco Academy conference and a general ICT educators' conference. Educators and industry representative are very welcome to attend.

This webinar helps you break the cycle of non-transformative reflection that educators often encounter. You’ll become familiar with (a) what learner reflection entails, (b) why learner reflection is critically important according to research, and (c) how to implement reflection in ways that help learners reap its benefits and become autonomous learners.

(3 days)

3793 NE OCEAN BOULEVARDJensen BeachFL34957

Join other Career Pathways and CTE Florida leaders and practitioners for a variety of workshops, professional dialogues, and a student showcase from around the state. More importantly learn from this year's selected Best Practice Award winners as they highlight all of the great innovation and achievements within their programs.

Active learning has been proven to help students analyze and apply course materials to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts being taught. Active-learning strategies include brainstorming, think-pair-share, case studies, discussions, in-class demonstrations, and many other deep-learning techniques. Kahoot, a free survey and quiz application, can be used to engage students in discussions about key events and survey them to assess their understanding of the course content. During this webinar, the facilitator discusses active-learning strategies and shares examples of engaging class discussions using Kahoot. By the end of this webinar, you will understand what is meant by the term active learning and are able to build a Kahoot survey and quiz and gather immediate results and feedback.

You will learn how to implement the strategies of each pillar, as well as how to use them for your own reflection. Sharing best practices will also be discussed using a research proven matrix where a department or entire campus can help teachers track successful activities and introduce them to other educators. 

Gain the understanding of how to use modes of reception and multiple intelligences as simple guides for developing differentiated lessons.

  • Knowledge of strategies for each pillar.
  • Obtaining four vital reflective practice questions.
  • Grasp of sharing best practices through the matrix.
  • Structured large and small group discussions.
  • Active involvement in one or more strategies for each of the four pillars.
  • Materials provided for active involvement, notetaking, and takeaways.
  • Built-in time for you to practice strategies with your peers.

(7 days)

Hyatt Regency650 15th StreetDenverCO80202

Geo Week will commence on January 25th, 2019 with the start of the MAPPS Winter Conference which will run from January 25th until January 28th. Geo Week continues with the start of both International LiDAR Mapping Forum and ASPRS Annual Conference on Monday, January 28th which will run concurrently with a single exhibit hall and inclusive social activities. ILMF will close on the evening of January 30th and ASPRS Annual Conference will conclude with post-conference workshops on January 31st.

Geo Week is a multi-event collaboration including participation from MAPPS, ILMF, and ASPRS. All the education, networking, and business carried out at MAPPS, ILMF, and ASPRS can now be accomplished in just one week!

Based on the popular book, Teaching With Your Mouth Shut (2000) by Donald Finkel, this workshop explores various active-learning strategies and activities that allow faculty to engage students without being limited to only lectures. The workshop incorporates the theory of multiple intelligences—interpersonal, linguistic, and kinesthetic intelligences—while demonstrating and sharing active-learning techniques and strategies. Participants receive lesson-planning ideas and learn how to incorporate music into the classroom. Participants also consider several classroom assessment techniques and explore at least three instructional technologies.

The root of the word ‘communication’ is ‘communis’, meaning to make common. Unfortunately, many of us in the education and grant-funded sectors struggle with identifying the main messages we need to make common to our key stakeholders. And for many of us in the ATE community, we could use help in creating simple, memorable ways to speak and write consistently about our project and center’s work. Clearly defined and consistently implemented mission statements and messaging platforms are key to ensuring that all points of contact with your project or center will reinforce the right messages.

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 review how these messaging elements can be created to more effectively engage students, partners, funders, and other key external audiences. For those who attended the ATE PI pre-conference workshop, we’ll also revisit the relationship between brand strategy (positioning and personality) and messaging. Farra will provide some examples of how other organizations define and use these tools with examples you can learn from, as Rachael helps connect lessons from the wider nonprofit world to the ATE community.

(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. 

In this webinar, experienced STEM education evaluator Kirk Knestis will share strategies for effectively communicating with evaluation clients to avoid three common “evaluation fails.” (1) Project implementation delays; (2) evaluation scope creep (clients wanting something more or different from what was originally planned); and (3) substantial changes in the project over the course of the evaluation. These issues are typical causes for an evaluation to be derailed and fail to produce useful and valid results. Webinar participants will learn how clear documentation—specifically, an evaluation contract (legal commitment to the work), scope of work (detailed description of evaluation services and deliverables), and study protocol (technical details concerning data collection and analysis)—can make potentially difficult conversations go better for all involved, averting potential evaluation crises and failures. Getting these documents right and using them in project communications helps ensure a smoothly operating evaluation, happy client, and profitable project for the evaluator. For a sneak peek of some of what Kirk will address in this webinar, see his blog post,

Presenter: Kirk Knestis
Moderator: Michael Lesiecki

EMs that succeed in quickly bringing electric vehicles (EVs) or hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) to market are in a strong position to dominate the industry. An integrated simulation approach is key to accelerating their development via frontloading. AVL offers tailored simulation solutions to support engineering tasks that are faced during the electrification process to achieve a short time-to-market. These include concept, layout analysis, optimisation and integration tasks from a system level, to detailed 3D component analysis.

Intracortical neural interfaces (INI) have made impressive progress in recent years and are used to improve their understanding of the nervous system, understand function and disease models, and potentially develop new therapies and devices. A fundamental challenge rests with the implantable electrodes and their biocompatibility and questionable long-term reliability. Nanoscience and nanotechnology can play a key role in developing new approaches and new strategies for neural interfaces. This webinar will focus on studies of silicon carbide (SiC) micromachined semiconductor neural devices and the materials challenges that must be understood and overcome to bring this promising technology to clinical trial.