ATE Events — May 2020

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This webinar focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals.  Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal.

The webinar will cover

  • the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals
  • what data to enter into each form associated with NSF ATE proposal
  • the importance of providing consistent information on forms and other components of a proposal
  • common errors that can be avoided

Prior learning assessment (PLA) is a powerful tool for engaging non-traditional students. The task of evaluating requests for prior learning credit often falls to faculty members in community college settings. Some faculty doubt PLA because it removes students from seats in the classroom. Others aren’t sure what to say, or if they should say anything, when they identify a student whose prior work or learning experience may qualify them for PLA. This webinar demonstrates how to use PLA as a tool for building relationships with non-traditional students who are harder to engage, ensuring students are seated in future courses, and adding to successful graduate and completion numbers.

This webinar assists participants in understanding the long-term personal and institutional value of prior learning assessment. After this webinar, participants will be able to identify potential PLA candidates, develop a referral plan, and build their own methods of evaluation to determine if a student should or should not receive credit.

Want to connect or engage with local schools to recruit your next generation of workers?  Get an overview of our Adopt-A-School Guide resource that was developed based upon feedback from manufacturers that there was a need for a resource to help them connect with schools.  This Resource provides a comprehensive tool and guidance on working with your local school system to improve student outcomes with the goal of decreasing manufacturing labor shortages.  This guide contains best practices proven to be successful for engaging schools and recruiting students into manufacturing careers.

Macomb Community College Center Campus44575 Garfield RdClinton TwpMI48038United States

The theme of this year’s conference is Preparing Technicians for Autonomous Technologies. Opening remarks will be made by Macomb Community College president, Jim Sawyer.

  • Keynote Speaker: Amit Kapoor, Vice President, Business Unit - Advance Driver Assistance Systems, North America, Continental Automotive Systems
  • Michele R. Mueller, Senior Project Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation, Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Jessica Robinson, Executive Director, Michigan Mobility Institute
  • Michele Economou Ureste, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network
  • National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT)
    • Jonathan Beck, Director, NCAT
    • Chris Hadfield, Director, Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence
    • Jill Zande, President and Executive Director, Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

While the conference is free to attend, registration will be required. Stay tuned for additional information on this free professional development opportunity! 

Faculty and administrators seeking to create, develop or improve a cybersecurity program at their college are invited to attend the Program Development and Technical Assistance Workshop designed to help faculty or administrators add or enhance cybersecurity programs of study at colleges.

The workshop is split into three 2-hour online sessions to allow time to fully cover the subject matter. Please allocate time to attend each.

  • Identify funding sources for proposed or existing cybersecurity programs.
  • Describe the elements of a successful grant application.
  • Define the vocabulary associated with grant applications (indirect, person month, equipment, etc).

Understanding the synthesis-property-application relationship of nanostructured metal oxides has paramount importance to meet the materials needs and challenges of our society. In this webinar, Dr. Mao will present his work on pyrochlore and spinel nanoparticles useful for lighting, scintillators, thermometry, and bioimaging. His research group has gained a clear understanding of the influences of synthesis conditions, particle morphology and composition on their luminescence. These exemplary nanomaterials offer bright promise of producing innovative advances across multiple technologies.

Professor Mao’s research centers around designing advanced nanomaterials, achieving desirable properties and functionalities, and tackling complex interdisciplinary material challenges. Current studies focus on the development of facile and reliable synthesis methods for complex metal oxide nanomaterials, the investigation of their novel properties, and the exploration of their application potentials in the areas of optoelectronics, energy conversion, and sustainability. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and a few book chapters and patents.

In need of training for current and future employees? This webinar is focused on teaching essential employability skills for today’s work environment. Learn how to access 26 learning modules for free through distance learning.  The modules focus on critical employability skills identified by an industry that will contribute to students’ success in a manufacturing career. Example learning module topics include:  Verbal Communications, Reliability, Having a Positive Attitude, Responsibility & Accountability, Problem Solving, Continuous Learning & Critical Thinking. This resource includes lessons, quizzes, videos, teacher guide, and student workbooks.

(4 days)

Hilton Austin500 East 4th StreetAustinTX78701

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses. Come and be inspired by thought-provoking sessions and Preconference Seminars designed specifically for community and technical college educators committed to improving student achievement. With more than 300 sessions in a variety of focus areas and formats presented by your colleagues from across the world, you’ll walk away with dozens of ideas you can implement immediately.

(5 days)

Skamania Lodge1131 SW Skamania Lodge WayStevensonWA98648United States

The 16th Annual VESTA Curriculum Retreat brings together industry members, VESTA instructors and VESTA Management Team members to review, revise and refine the expansive VESTA grape, wine and entrepreneurship curriculum. In addition to a thorough review of the curriculum, the focus this year will be the identification of new approaches and technologies that should be embedded in VESTA courses; identifying appropriate content and technical modules to be incorporated into the computer instructional vineyard and winery simulations; and the continued development and refinement of job standards for the expansion of the Registered Apprenticeship Program.

In this webinar, presenters will share 10 strategies for adapting to this new evaluation reality. These strategies will help participants rethink evaluation plans amidst project changes and disruptions, engage stakeholders virtually, and adapt to remote data collection. Participants will have a chance to hear from other evaluators and share their own successes and struggles with adjusting evaluation practices in the era of social distancing. This webinar will provide practical tools to apply to evaluation work during this time of uncertainty and change. 

The Cyber2yr2020 curriculum content focuses on student competencies in the cognitive framework of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, and contains 58 competencies across eight security domains plus cross-cutting concepts. Each domain is further divided into subdomains with associated learning outcomes. The competencies and learning outcomes are designated as either Essential or Supplemental.

Panelists in this webcast will introduce the Cyber2yr2020 guidelines, which are applicable to both applied and transfer programs, and discuss how they could be used to create or update a two-year Cybersecurity program. Alignment with other frameworks of interest will be highlighted, including the CAE-CD Knowledge Units, the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, and ABET criteria for Cybersecurity programs. Program examples will be presented, and a process for correlating two-year Cybersecurity programs with the Cyber2yr2020 guidelines will be shared, along with the benefits of doing so.