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Optics Photonics & Lasers Online Faculty Development Course

Description: FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT AND LASERS SELF-PACED ONLINE OPTICS AND PHOTONICS FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COURSE WITH OPTIONAL HANDS-ON LABORATORY EXPERIENCE The National Center for Optics and Photonic Education (OP-TEC), is a National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center of Excellence with the mission of promoting photonics education and assisting colleges around the United States in developing and implementing educational programs that support expansion of this critical technology. OP-TEC offers a hybrid, online faculty development course in optics and photonics. This Open Entry/Open Exit course has been developed for faculty whose schedules demand a more flexible course timeline. It is perfect for busy faculty who might have difficulty keeping up with weekly assignments in a "scheduled" course, but who would have a period or periods of time during the semester or school year that would allow them to complete assignments and exams independently and at their own pace. It is also an excellent opportunity for junior faculty, adjunct faculty, and lab technicians who may need to prepare to teach a college level or dual credit introductory photonics, optics, or lasers course. This online course is being offered at no charge to U.S. high school, community college and technical college faculty interested in teaching a basic photonics course. The course will cover OP-TEC's Fundamentals of Light and Lasers, 2nd Ed. (2013) text. Modules Include: Nature and Properties of Light, Optical Handling and Positioning, Light Sources and Laser Safety, Basic Geometrical Optics, Basic Physical Optics, and Principles of Lasers. Supplementary videos and tutorials are available for enrolled instructors. The course is facilitated by instructors experienced in teaching photonics concepts at the college level and will require a high level of independent self-paced instruction. The six modules will be completed online and through email with the instructor. Though this course is self-paced, participants must pass all six End of Module tests by May 31, 2018 to be eligible to attend the Capstone Laboratory Experience or receive a certificate of completion. After successful completion of all six modules by May 31, 2018, participants will be invited to participate in a 3-day Capstone Laboratory Experience at an OP-TEC partner college. The June 18-20, 2018 capstone will provide participants the opportunity to conduct most of the laboratory experiments included in the course and discuss with experienced instructors best practices for teaching the materials. Participants who successfully complete the online course and the 3-day hands-on laboratory session will receive a certificate of completion and may apply for CEUs from an OP-TEC partner college. Participants who successfully complete the online portion of the course only, may request a certificate of completion for the online portion. No tuition or materials fees! Participants will be responsible for travel, lodging, and meals for the 3-day lab session June 18-20, 2018. Limited capstone travel assistance may become available in the spring term for those with need (applicants who would like to be considered for assistance should note such in the "Comments" field of the online application form). Applications are accepted online. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.op-tec.org/faculty, call 254-751-9000, or email op-tec@op-tec.org.

Start Date: Monday, January 01, 2018 at 12:01 AM

End Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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“STEM Success for Women: Empowering Educators” Free Online Conference

Description: Attention STEM and CTE Educators: Join us for a can't-miss online conference: the free STEM Success for Women Telesummit: April 17-19 & April 24-26, 2018. Learn proven secrets and strategies for recruiting and retaining more female students and underserved populations in STEM and CTE, from 15 of the country’s leading education experts and practitioners. This powerful online event on broadening participation in STEM and CTE, from the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS), is free thanks to support from the National Science Foundation. Register today for your free pass to attend live and access replays: http://bit.ly/telesummitregister

Start Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

End Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

TimeZone: Pacific Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

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HI-TEC High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

Description: HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy. HI-TEC uniquely explores the convergence of scientific disciplines and technologies. HI-TEC is supported by the National Science Foundation and produced by NSF Advanced Technological Education Centers and Projects. Address: InterContinental Hotel, Miami, Florida Organization Info: The National Science Foundation and a Consortium of NSF Advanced Technological Education Centers and Projects

Start Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
NSF Advanced Technology Education (ATE)

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