ATE Events — February 2020

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Join John McGill as he discusses how to run an effective cybersecurity club.

Corpus Christi RDSPD1761 Hudson StreetCorpus ChristiTX7814United States

This will be a two part training day. Writing in the Disciplines workshop in the morning and a Math workshop in the afternoon.

Polk State College - Lakeland Campus3425 Winter Lake RoadLakelandFL33813

This workshop provides participants with concrete tools for teaching critical thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, participants are able to create lesson plans that enhance critical thinking skills based on content from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences. Participants will also learn how these skills can be easily and accurately measured.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of the human brain regarding dispositions toward critical thought, bias, use of evidence, and heuristic thinking.
  • Understand what works and what doesn’t work regarding critical thinking instruction.
  • Learn and apply precise pedagogical methods that help students at any level improve their critical thinking skills.
  • Learn and apply precise pedagogical methods to improve writing skills based on critical thinking practices.
  • Create critical thinking rubrics.


  • Participate in exercises proven to enhance critical thinking.
  • Create exercises and exams that enhance and measure critical thinking skills.
  • Use and create rubrics that provide viable measurements of critical thinking.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

(2 days)

Oregon Convention Center777 NE Martin Luther King Jr BlvdPortlandOR97232United States

Learn, connect and grow at the Oregon Wine Symposium, the Northwest wine industry's premier educational event and trade show.

When complex requests, such as extending deadlines for assignments, are presented, it can be difficult to know how to assess their reasonableness. Much time can be spent analyzing how to proceed. In the end, how to know if the accommodation would actually address a barrier and provide access? In this webinar, this question and propose a framework for considering challenging requests will be covered. Also modeling the proposed framework through the example of extended time for deadlines to provide a concrete example of its use. While the framework is not meant to be a checklist that would turn complex requests into routine decisions, having a structured approach to considering requests can increase confidence in decision-making.

Florida International University11200 SW 8th StMiamiFL33199United States

Dr. Barry Gump is the first holder of the Harvey R. Chaplin Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Beverage Management at Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In this position he is developing new graduate and undergraduate beverage classes to expand the offerings of the Beverage Management curriculum. Dr. Gump is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Enology at California State University, Fresno. He has had a long association (over thirty years) with the wine industry, conducting research in analytical methodology applied to grapes, juices, and wines.

(4 days)

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center165 Waterfront StreetNational HarborMD 20745

Join more than 2,300 leaders in higher education for DREAM 2020, Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) 16th annual conference in National Harbor, February 18–21, 2020. Choose from over 100 workshops, enjoy plenaries and receptions, hear from outstanding students, network with new colleagues and old, and find solutions to propel your college and your students, to greater success.

Disability resource personnel are committed to designing campuses that are fully accessible. Participants will learn to identify opportunities for engagement and strategies for achieving routine inclusion in campus projects related to digital accessibility, with a minimum of technical expertise. The University of Arizona’s current DRC staff structure and AHEAD's involvement with procurement, IT initiatives, campus-wide and individual department outreach and collaborative presentations/workshops will be demonstrated as use-case examples to take back to the institution.

(2 days)

Utah Valley University College of Engineering & Technology800 W University PkwyOremUT84058United States

College of Engineering and Technology (CET) at the Utah Valley University is once more celebrating the Engineering and Technology Week. During these celebrations:

  • Students will tour the engineering and technology labs at UVU, have lunch and engage in fun hands-on projects sponsored by the UVU students.
  • Middle and High School students will receive scholarships for technology-related projects from their schools (see web page below for criteria).
  • Students will receive awards and gifts for the winning projects and/or for just visiting UVU.

(3 days)

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas500 W Las Colinas BoulevardIrvingTexas75039United States

The TWGGA Annual Conference and Trade Show is the perfect opportunity to attend educational seminars, meet suppliers, enjoy Texas wine, and network, network, network!

The conference will include educational tracks covering Viticulture, Enology, Legal, and Marketing as well as two days of Exhibitors demonstrating their products and services.

(3 days)

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs700 Cool Springs BlvdFranklinTN37067United States

The Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the Pick TN Conference for 2020. The conference will consist of annual business meeting, election of new officers, and a selection of classes and workshops. Classes and workshops may be attended by both members and non-members provided they have registered for the conference. Registration will cover access to all workshops and presentations being presented by the TFWA and Pick TN. This will also include access to the Tradeshow floor, which will host a variety of vendors Thursday and Friday.

Diseased states are typically characterized by the presence or absence of a biomarker. These biomarkers may be general characteristics of the environment (i.e. stiffness, pH) or specific biomacromolecules (i.e. peptides, nucleic acids, proteins, cell receptors). In this seminar, I will discuss synthetic strategies for generating nanoscale hydrogels that recognize and respond to multiple biological stimuli. These multi-responsive nanomaterials are useful for (i) actuating biological signals, (ii) targeting drug delivery, and (iii) facilitating tissue regeneration.

Presenter: John Clegg is currently a postdoctoral fellow in bioengineering in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is also appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. John received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Carolina in 2014, and his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (MSE, Biomedical Engineering, 2016, MA, STEM Education, 2018, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2019).

In his research John designs and synthesizes hydrogels, which achieve targeted drug delivery through a combination of cell hitchhiking and responsiveness to the extracellular environment. He is interested in (1) Developing synthesis methods for generating novel hydrogel materials with precise network structure, as well as (2) Applying cell-material constructs to treat inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer.

Do you ever feel like you are lost in space in your own classroom, looking for evidence of intelligent life? Workshop participants explore their current practices in the classroom that encourage critical thinking skills. After watching videos of and participating in hands-on examples of critical thinking exercises, workshop participants create their own exercises to ensure higher-level critical thinking among their students.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Clarify the meaning of critical thinking in higher education and employment environments, including the most recent research about employers’ desire for graduates who possess critical thinking skills.
  • Evaluate teaching “scenes” from a selection of film clips and identify common mistakes teachers make when trying to elicit critical thinking responses from students.
  • Review and apply the “Seven Valuable Intellectual Traits” identified by the Foundation for Critical Thinking.
  • Practice strategies that indicate evidence of critical thinking in the classroom and in assignments.
  • Observe and use Discussion Question Requirements, Diversity Day, Daily Exit Cards, the One-Minute Paper, the Interview Assignment, Annotation Station, and Question Fishbowl.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

(3 days)

Rochester Inn & Convention Center5257 West Henrietta RoadRochesterNY14467United States

B.E.V. NY is New York's annual conference for the grape and wine industry, combining the resources of Cornell's Extension Enology Lab, the Finger Lakes Grape Program, and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Discounted registration available through February 14, 2020.

This webinar will discuss targeted coaching skills that both technician instructors and employers need to know to be successful. It will share broad research findings from both studies and interviews about effective coaching principles and methods. It will spotlight two technician education practitioners who have used these principles and methods to develop effective targeted coaching approaches. You will learn how they used design methods and key principles. You will see some models that you can use to develop your own local targeted coaching program. This webinar will build your understanding of the unique needs of diverse learners and help you understand the opportunities for building on the distinct experiences and perspectives of diversity in both classroom and work apprenticeships.

Cybersecurity threats and technologies change fast and it can be difficult to keep your curriculum current. Did you know that companies like IBM need to educate their clients on new technologies and you can use many of IBM's resources in your classroom free of charge?

Join Heather Ricciuto, Academic Outreach Leader at IBM Security, for a tour of the wide variety of IBM resources available to educators and students, including course materials, open badges, how-to videos, and hands-on labs.

Bonus: You'll find many of IBM's courses are also useful for educators looking to upgrade their own skills and earn official credentials.