ATE Events — January 2024

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(2 days)

Cisco Building 9260 E. TasmanSan JoseCA95134

The ICT Educators' Conference is back in person at the Cisco Campus in San Jose. This year's theme, "It's The Human Network," celebrates the incredible power of personal connections, collaboration, and the shared passion for all things ICT.

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Sessions: Hear from industry experts, business partners, and your peers. Learn about the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in the world of ICT education.
  • Inspiring Speakers: Hear from thought leaders who are shaping the future of technology education. Gain insights, perspectives, and strategies that will empower your teaching journey.
  • Networking Galore: Connect with fellow educators, enthusiasts, and professionals who share your passion for ICT. Build lasting relationships, exchange ideas, and expand your network.
  • Tour Cisco San Jose: Immerse yourself in the innovative atmosphere of Cisco a hub of technological advancement and inspiration in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Co-hosted by BEST and LBNL, the 2024 National Institute is the premier event for college faculty, students, and technical professionals aspiring to improve their knowledge and application of high-performance building operations. This year's theme is Less Carbon, More Action! Strategies for Buildings & Technician Education. Lively presentations and roundtable discussions will explore the convergence of new federal initiatives, recently adopted state and local building performance policies, field research on emerging technologies, and workforce education requirements in response to building decarbonization and energy efficiency imperatives.

Learn about advances in building technology and educational strategies at the intersection of technician education, sustainability, energy conservation, clean energy, healthy building operations, and climate change mitigation policies. A dynamic line-up of speakers and interactive sessions will feature these topics and more: 

  • Decarbonization through energy conservation, electrification, distributed energy resources & grid load flexibility
  • Innovative technology research and building performance standards
  • Residential and commercial demonstration projects
  • Education and workforce opportunities for “smart” buildings, building automation & commercial HVAC.

The institute will be a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies and education at the intersection of sustainability, energy conservation, clean energy, and healthy building operations.

This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in vacuum technology and how they apply to system design and operation. Subjects covered include molecular density in vacuum, the ideal gas law, molecular flow in vacuum pressure regimes, characteristics of gas composition at various molecular densities, general principles of gas-solid interactions, vacuum pump technology, pressure sensors, leak detection and the impact of fundamental design decisions and operating practices on vacuum system performance. It is intended for people who are new to vacuum or may not have any formal training. It also provides a general review for those who have had some formal training in vacuum technology. The student should achieve a general understanding of vacuum technology as a foundation for further training in vacuum system design and thin film deposition.

(3 days)

Washington Hilton1919 Connecticut Ave NWWashingtonDC20009

The National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are pleased to invite you to attend the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) 2024 Job Fair at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C. on January 8 – 10, 2024.  

The SFS Job Fair serves as a signature cybersecurity hiring event bringing together more than 950 cybersecurity participants from undergraduate and graduate programs and Federal, State, Local, and Tribal government. Attending this event will help bridge the gap between classroom theories and real-world application. You will be able to share your experiences, network, and platform to give your SFS recipients the valuable tools in preparing them to be workforce ready.

(3 days)

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa3793 NE Ocean BlvdJensen BeachFL34957

The Florida Career Pathways Network is a membership organization for educators, employers, and workforce development partners involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, Career & Technical Education, and other related education reform initiatives. 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.

There is no one vacuum pump technology that can work from atmosphere down to high vacuum (pressures in the range of 10-6 Torr) and below. The achievement of low pressures in research or industrial vacuum systems requires a well-engineered combination of pumping technologies. The mechanisms to pump gases at high molecular densities are quite different from the techniques needed to move molecules once their numbers are substantially reduced. This webinar will discuss some of the measures required to achieve high vacuum and review the range of tools designed specifically to get to a low base pressure. Simple modeling will be introduced which will illustrate critical pressure ranges during pump down and system-specific characteristics that must be considered when determining pump down time and base pressures. The course will include details on the operating principles of rotary vane and dry scroll pumps, as well as turbomolecular, cryopumps, and oil-based diffusion pumps required to reach high vacuum.

Join this monthly convening of the National Clean Energy Workforce Alliance. This month's topic is Opportunities for Partnerships That Create Good Jobs and Address Equity Through the IRA, IIJA, and the CHIPS Act.

This webinar will provide an opportunity to understand how strong partnerships between community-based organizations, labor unions, government agencies, and companies seeking federal funding are required to receive incentives from the nearly $2 trillion in investments available through recent legislation, including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the Chips and Science Act. By leveraging strong partnerships, attendees will see the benefits that lead to creating good jobs that address equity, presenting opportunities for local communities to better compete for funding and maximize incentives.

The webinar will be led by Doug Bloch, Principal and Strategic Consultant at Bloch Industries. This will be an interactive session where questions and discussion are encouraged.

Join KidWind for this wind-focused, three-hour virtual workshop to explore the science of wind power!

During this virtual workshop, educators will learn the foundations of wind power including the science and technology of wind turbines and blade design. This workshop will also introduce activities for the classroom that engage students in dynamic, hands-on energy-based learning.

All teachers who pre-register will receive a $100 kit before the 3 hour virtual training and will go through how to use these materials in the classroom.

Some things to know:

  • This workshop and the materials used are geared towards middle school and high school teachers.
  • No prior knowledge of wind energy is required.
  • You will need a stable internet connection and dedicated space in which to work.
  • KidWind will ship you a box of material 4-7 days before the workshop.
  • Preservice and retired teachers are welcome!

Use discount code CREATEWK2024 to reduce the registration cost to $10. Register by January 17th to receive materials prior to the workshop.

(4 days)

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel500 Canal StreetNew OrleansLA70130

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will present their annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI). WDI 2024 is the premier annual convening for new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals. WDI 2024 will be held January 23-26, 2024.

The program will feature an array of perspectives highlighting innovative strategies and promising practices to support your workforce and economic development efforts.

(3 days)

Orlando World Center Marriott8701 World Center DriveOrlandoFL32821

ATIA 2024 is where the assistive technology community will gather, January 25–27, in Orlando, Florida and virtually! Over the past 24 years, the ATIA conference has been the leading community-building and learning event for all things AT.

Connect with thousands of assistive technology practitioners, teachers, parents, caregivers, persons with disabilities, and more. Discover new technologies, opportunities, and creative ideas that support the power of the AT community. Inspire and empower one another as you engage in authentic, thought-provoking, and collaborative (and fun!) experiences that will shape a better future for persons with disabilities.

In today's society as well as in academia, the integration of Generative AI into our daily tasks and current pedagogies is no longer a distant vision—it's our present reality. This webinar offers a pragmatic exploration of how Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, could affect curriculum development, transform classrooms, and enhance student experiences; provides practical applications of Generative AI, from streamlining daily tasks to guiding students' learning; explores how anticipated advancements in Generative AI could change class design, facilitation, and assessment of student learning; and addresses the pressing question of how educators can seamlessly embed Generative AI into their curricula while ensuring each course's learning objectives are met. As the educational landscape undergoes this pivotal shift, mastering the potential of Generative AI becomes not just advantageous, but essential. Come learn how to unravel the intricacies of incorporating Generative AI into everyday academic tasks, curriculum development, and classroom management!

By the end of this presentation, learners will:

  • Recognize and be able to articulate the current applications of Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in daily academic tasks, curriculum planning, and student learning experiences.
  • Gain insights into upcoming advancements in Generative AI, enabling them to predict and prepare for changes in classroom structures, teaching methodologies, and student assessment techniques.
  • Comprehend the significance of Generative AI in the evolving educational scenario and acquire the skills to effectively incorporate it into curriculum planning, everyday academic operations, and classroom environments, ensuring they remain leaders in this transformative era and optimally prepare students for a globalized future.

Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials. 

The duration of this webinar is one hour, which is equal to 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Weatherization jobs are vital for our transition to a clean energy future,  yet weatherization employers face a continual struggle to fill their open positions. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy and a nationwide coalition of partners, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is developing a vast array of new resources to help weatherization employers recruit effectively and increase awareness of the benefits of weatherization careers. These recruitment materials will help the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) hire a new generation of home energy professionals, including individuals from underrepresented communities. 

The central hub of this work is Green Workforce Connect, a new platform that connects job seekers and contractors to weatherization employers. Tune in to this upcoming webinar to learn about Green Workforce Connect and how your organization can leverage it to achieve your recruitment goals. 

Webinar attendees will learn: 

  • What resources Green Workforce Connect currently includes and how to use them 
  • How these recruitment materials and strategies will be piloted in three states before rolling out to a national audience in September 2024
  • How you can stay informed about updates and expansions to Green Workforce Connect