Summer Working Connections registration is open now 
Registration is open now for Summer Working Connections, which runs July 11-15, 2022. As of now, we have over 100 IT and cyber faculty from across the country signed up, but seats are still available. Six tracks will be offered in-person here at Collin College in Frisco, Texas – the first time we’ve hosted Working Connections face-to-face since July 2019 – and three more will be offered only online. Track topics include CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals, cybersecurity, data science, hybrid cloud, internet of things, Raspberry Pi, Python, and service support management. We’re also offering a special “Leadership Academy” track that will workshop skills and strategies to take your program to the next level, including ways to strengthen your interpersonal communication skills to work with different personality types, implement essential 21st-century “life skills,” improve your program by developing a more strategic approach to innovation, and maximize employer-education relationships.
LEARN MORE about Summer Working Connections HERE
CTC workshops and presentations at HITEC in Utah
The National CTC will have a huge presence at the upcoming High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HITEC) in Salt Lake City July 25-28, 2022, which will be held in person for the first time since July 2019. The CTC will be hosting two pre-conference workshops – one on AI and digital literacy, one on free labs for 5G and blockchain – plus a breakout session on strategies for hosting professional development events and a poster session with successful students from schools in our program. We’ll also have an exhibit hall booth and are discussing the possibility of hosting brief micro-workshops there. There will also be a pre-conference workshop and breakout session hosted by our sister grant “IT Skill Standards 2020 and Beyond” project grant that’s been convening employers from across the country to identify essential job skills for the most in-demand IT job clusters.
Latest Brown Bag webinar posted online 
Thirty educators joined the CTC last month for the latest 30-minute Brown Bag webinar. These quick discussions of special topics have proven to be popular with busy faculty and administrators. This edition – entitled “Lights, Camera, Education” – featured a presentation by Adam Richardson, assistant professor of cybersecurity at Lansing Community College, on how best to produce online environments that promote effective communication for virtual students. Adam provided both a general overview of lighting and audio essentials and specific hardware and software recommendations. This was the eighth Brown Bag webinar delivered by the CTC since the series began in 2020. To date, these webinars have been attended “live” by over 300 people with another 800 views of the recordings on YouTube.
VISIT athe Brown Bag YouTube playlist to see all of the recordings HERE
Check Out Our Newest Blogs:  2021’s National Visiting Committee Report Completed — on to 2022  IT Faculty Question of the Day - Q6  Ongoing Classroom Impact of Summer Working Connections  

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Brown Bag Series - Lights! Camera! Education! IT Faculty Question of the Day: Q6

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