Teaching Technicians http://www.teachingtechnicians.org Teaching Technicians Revamping Robotics Education to Meet 2st Century Workforce Needs http://www.teachingtechnicians.org/Event/Details.aspx?EventID=14c4ccc2-f01b-4e3d-8df8-2225c3caaafe 9/14/2017 10:06:40 AM Workshop Overview: The interdisciplinary nature of robots make robotics a useful STEM pedagogical tool. There is also significant need for industrial certification programs in robotics. Robots are increasingly used across industry sectors to improve production throughputs while maintaining product quality. The benefits of robotics, however, depend on workers with up-to-date knowledge and skills to maintain and use existing robots, enhance future technologies, and educate users. It is critical that education efforts respond to the demand for robotics specialists by offering courses and professional certification in robotics and automation. This NSF sponsored workshop introduces a new approach for teaching Industrial Robotics in electrical engineering technology programs to match industry needs and provide a replicable model for programs around the US. Who should attend: This workshop is offered to faculty members of two and four year institutions and designed for the instructors who wish to increase their experience in Industrial Robotics and is interested in revamping existing or developing courses in Industrial Robotics. Where and When: Bay de Noc Community College. Escanaba, Michigan October 20 and 21, 2017 8am—4pm. Travel assistance: Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Stipends of $500 is provided to each participant to cover travel expenses. For register or to request more information, contact Mark Highum at 906-217-4083 or highumm@baycollege.edu. Losing the Privacy War http://www.teachingtechnicians.org/Event/Details.aspx?EventID=6fde43ab-1f5c-4593-a93c-f5cdb0051d17 10/16/2017 7:05:06 AM Dr. Margaret Leary, CIPP/G & Professor, Northern Virginia Community College, will discuss the recent Equifax breach and what it means to consumers, as well as look at the relationship of online public records accessed by data aggregators (such as Equifax), to identity theft and examine the potentially negative impact a Federal Breach Notification Law might have on consumers. Recommendations for individuals to protect against identity theft will also be provided. Materials in STEM - (M-STEM) http://www.teachingtechnicians.org/Event/Details.aspx?EventID=6287b644-a38e-4c51-af89-70adb36c1b49 10/10/2017 4:06:42 PM The M-STEM Workshop will be at Thomas Nelson Community College in less than 30 days! The Materials in STEM theme, "Materials....and Beyond", beckons us to look at the reach of materials science and technology here on Earth and from the depths of the oceans to the boundless extent of the solar system. We have top-notch keynote speakers lined up as well as sessions such as: Microlearning Techniques, The Toothpick Factory,Teachers with Torches, Working with Ceramics and Glass, Composites Recycling, Engineering Water Rockets, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and more. A full program pdf, the workshop agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios and more are online now at www.materialsinstem.org. Just $129 for educators to attend where you'll find projects, programs and initiatives that: provide unique learning experiences; accelerate learning with new models, tools and techniques; form strategies to engage students; inspire teachers with professional development opportunities; give access to exhibitors with key offerings; and provide an opportunity to learn a new skill Register now and join us for two action-packed days of professional development for educators at Thomas Nelson Community College. Questions? Call Robin Ballard at 425-640-1145 robin.ballard@edcc.edu HI-TEC High Impact Technology Exchange Conference http://www.teachingtechnicians.org/Event/Details.aspx?EventID=ba25bb27-c64f-4512-84b9-3006d7b8e61a 10/17/2017 4:48:53 PM 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