ATE Events — November 2022

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Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center2100 Arrowwood LnAlexandriaMN56308

The CTE Works! Summit is Minnesota's largest conference convening everyday leaders in Career and Technical Education (CTE) across the full spectrum of education and workforce systems. This annual event is where participants reimagine college and career readiness and workforce development through conversation, innovation, and shared best practices.

The theory behind Universal Design for Learning inspires many educators. However,  there are some common stumbling blocks teachers face when they start applying UDL to their instructional design. With years of experience implementing UDL in her own work at the University of Kentucky’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and as a CAST National Faculty member, Jennifer Pusateri offers six steps to jumpstart your practice. These easy-to-implement steps can help you meet the needs of the diverse learners in your classrooms. 

Join for this behind-the-scenes discussion with Jennifer about her newly released book from CAST Publishing: Transform Your Teaching with Universal Design for Learning. This book will enrich your practice!

This one-day conference provides attendees with a chance to network with advanced manufacturing educators, share best practices, see cutting edge technology, and engage with HTEC partners. Registration is free. 

Disability Cultural Centers are an innovation on the rise within higher education. This webinar will describe the role of Disability Cultural Centers on campuses, the benefits they offer students, and how they differ from the disability office that is tasked with student accommodations. The presenter will highlight recent research and share practical strategies for institutions that may not yet be in the position for a Center at this time, but are interested in building disability culture on campus. Inclusive practices on how to embrace disability culture regardless of your role on campus will guide the discussion. 

The Supercharge Your Professional Learning minicourse is a three-part webinar series designed for educators who are looking for effective ways to design and lead professional development initiatives.

Engage in interactive live sessions and problem-solving office hours with Nicole Tucker-Smith, co-author of the book Supercharge Your Professional Learning. With a compelling health-and-wellness analogy, this course will provide concepts and tips for designing professional learning that refuels rather than fatigues. Together, we'll explore ways of designing effective professional development and removing barriers to adult learning.

Participants in this minicourse will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how the UDL Guidelines support adult learner variability and reduce barriers in professional learning.
  • Apply insights, concepts, strategies, templates, techniques, and materials to design and provide impactful professional learning experiences.

Live Sessions
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thursday, November 10, 2022

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET

(2 days)

Sleep Inn & Suites100 Hays Country Acres RdDripping SpringsTX78620

Focused on Texas grape growers, TWGGA’s Grape Camp event provides education sessions exploring viticulture challenges like water, drought, heat, and labor, plus unique grape and wine sensory education. Learn from vineyard and winery experts and enjoy a chance to network with your wine and grape peers at this one-of-a-kind event. New for 2022: Explore starting a vineyard, winery, or tasting room with the Wine and Grape 101 Course on Wednesday, November 2 (separate registration required).

During this virtual workshop, attendees will be introduced to solar energy foundational concepts and explore the basic science and technology behind modern solar movement. This event will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on energy-based learning. 

Northland Aerospace13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and Northland Community and Technical College is excited to host the RADC 2021-22 Challenge: Blackout! NCAT is located at the Northland Aerospace campus in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 

Doors will open at 7:30 AM with team check-in beginning at 8:00 AM. Teams that have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster to allow for the match list to be run. Teams running late should contact the Event Partner prior to the 30 minute cutoff to avoid being dropped. Organizers anticipate that the event will conclude no later than 4:00 PM. 

Tournament 1: November 5, 2022
Tournament 2: December 17, 2022 

This forum will bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual meeting of community college engineering technologies faculty in Florida. This event is held on November 10th and 18th at 09:00 AM.

(3 days)

Madonna Inn100 Madonna RdSan Luis ObispoCA93405

Looking for the latest viticulture and technology from the world's top experts? The Sustainable Ag Expo brings together researchers and growers so you can earn continuing education hours and improve your business all while connecting with peers and agriculture companies.

(5 days)


Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of:

  • Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting;
  • Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance;
  • The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources.

Conventional electronics today form on the planar surfaces of brittle wafer substrates and are not compatible with 3D deformable surfaces. As a result, stretchable electronic devices have been developed for continuous health monitoring. Practical applications of the next-generation stretchable electronics hinge on the integration of stretchable sustained power supplies with highly sensitive on-skin sensors and wireless transmission modules. This talk presents the challenges, design strategies, and novel fabrication processes behind a potential standalone stretchable device platform that (a) integrates with 3D curvilinear dynamically changing surfaces, and (b) dissolves completely after its effective operation. The resulting device platform creates application opportunities in fundamental biomedical research, disease diagnostic confirmation, healthy aging, human-machine interface, and smart internet of things.

In this webinar, Amanda Nicholson, Chief Operating Officer of the Product Stewardship Institute, will discuss how EPR policies and laws can influence design choices and how they can benefit businesses — leveling the playing field for all. She’ll also touch on how manufacturers can build on EPR principles to better manage products throughout their life cycles to conserve resources, decrease environmental impact, and share the burden of responsibility. Using exemplary and precautionary case studies, Nicholson will discuss how to design products and processes to create a more circular economy. Learn how EPR can help manufacturers work with governments, waste management companies, and consumers to develop and implement programs to minimize waste. 

Website overlays have exploded in popularity amongst businesses and organizations looking for a “quick fix” to their web accessibility issues. Overlay providers claim to offer a low-cost, automated solution to web accessibility. But do overlays really work? This session will provide an explanation of web accessibility overlays, how they work (and don’t work), and why organizations should think twice about fully automating their compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Since the Fall of 2021, students and faculty from College of the Canyons have engaged in multidisciplinary design collaborations with students and faculty from other colleges and universities worldwide. Aside from the unique educational experiences these projects have provided Canyons students, faculty have also benefitted through development of new technical skills and enhanced currency in the A/E/C profession. Projects with educational institutions in El Salvador, Romania, and Scotland will be discussed which have included language barriers as well as concurrent participation in the U.S. Department of Energy/NREL Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. 

Jason Oliver, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Chair of the COC Architecture Program) will present an overview of the process employed in initiating these international collaborations, managing student/faculty teams, and lessons learned with the hope of inspiring other community college programs to explore similar unique Project Based Learning experiences to build international relationships for the benefit of student learning and educator professional development. 

This webinar will cover a current supply chain ATE grant and the ongoing work in developing curriculum and materials. Presenters include Dr. Ying-Tsu Loh, Dr. Terri Quenzer, and Emily Quach.

Shedd Aquarium1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr.ChicagoIL60605

This hands-on workshop will introduce the basic elements of creating a Remotely Operated vehicle (ROV), practical applications of these devices, soldering, framing, design, cameras, and safety considerations. Those who may have students participating in the MATE ROV competition will find this workshop especially helpful.

(2 days)

Pellissippi State Community College Blount County Campus2731 W Lamar Alexander PkwyFriendsvilleTN37737

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.

Register now for a free, two-day CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) 2.0 workshop! Spaces are limited.

NCyTE is offering a free workshop that will cover the CMMC 2.0 and the new Department of Defense (DoD) requirements which include: moving from a five-level compliance model to a three-level model, shifting most auditing requirements to the DoD, and revising the program to mirror NIST 800-171 more closely.

Who should attend?

  • Cybersecurity faculty
  • Small business IT or cybersecurity personnel 

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. John Sands who has over 30 years of experience in education and workforce research in data communications, manufacturing technologies, information technology, information security management and cybersecurity. He has led previous CMMC workshops and is well versed in CMMC 2.0.

All attendees will receive an Instructor Guidebook, Student Guidebook, training resources, and a Canvas course package. The workshop is limited to 25 attendees and spots are filling up quickly.