High School Professional Development Workshops

Summer 2019

Learn new skills taught at college level.

Central Community College (CCC) provides skill-based workshops for high school educators within our 25-county service area to learn techniques and procedures taught at college level. These professional development workshops will help high school educators prepare future students for college coursework.

Cap

These workshops have limited space. Be sure to register early.

Cost

High School Educator must pay for workshop at the time they register. 

Stipend

Who will receive the stipend?

  • High School Teachers in our CCC 25-county service area who teach within the same discipline area as the workshop.
  • High School Counselors in our CCC 25-county service area.
  • High School Early College Contact Person from high schools in our CCC 25-county service area.

Those who qualify will receive a stipend if they attend each day for the entire time. 

All high school teachers in the CCC 25-county service area are welcome to register for any of these workshops, although they will not receive a stipend unless the workshop aligns to their teaching area.

For More Information Contact:

Joanie Guerrero
308-398-7344
jguerrero@cccneb.edu
Jamey Peterson-Jones
308-398-7581
jameypeterson@cccneb.edu

  Payment Questions:
  308-398-7411

Workshop Descriptions

AMDT Teacher-Training Workshop (Kearney) - May 28-30

Date: May 28-30
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Kearney Center
Room: 110 (will also use 106 AMDT lab)
Instructor:  Bruce Bartos, Troy Davis, Brian Davis
Cap: 12
Cost: $60
Stipend: $450

This workshop will give high school educators a chance to learn various skills on using a variety of equipment. We will cover: Measurement, Manual Lathe and Mill, Surface Grinding, Basic CNC on both Lathe and Mill, which include machine setup, tool offsets, programming and operation. We will answer questions about problems experienced while using the equipment or about any of CCC’s program of study.

In addition, CCC Instructors will work with area High School Dual Credit Instructors to build and refine skills needed to teach the curriculum. Additionally, the high school instructors will walk through each of the courses they are teaching for CCC credit and will work to create their Moodle courses and grade books for the upcoming semester.

Automotive Technology Train-the-Trainer (Hastings) - June 4

Date: June 4
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (working lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Furnas
Room:
 113
Instructor:  Kyle Finecy, John Oberheide, Nick Kelley
Cap: 5
Cost: $32.50
Stipend: $175

This workshop is for instructors currently teaching CCC AUTO pathway courses.

This workshop will be a chance for all High School Instructors currently teaching CCC Automotive Technology pathway courses to engage one another on tips and techniques in the classroom. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Classroom management
  • In-depth discussion of each pathway course’s core competencies and learning objectives
  • Equipment needs of pathway schools
  • Pathway school requirements
  • CCC AUTO scope and sequence of courses

 (All participants please bring a laptop.)

(MOS) Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Prep & Testing (Columbus) - June 10-11

Date: June 10-11
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room:
 948 (BTEC Lab)
Instructor:  Janis DeHaven
Cap: 8
Cost: $55
Stipend: $400

Microsoft Certification practice and proctoring for 2016 Office Suite products.

This two-day workshop is for those who are already familiar with the Microsoft Office software products and need dedicated time to train before they test for their certification(s).

Individuals will participate in the Microsoft Office Software Exam Prep Sessions, which include test simulation software, question and answer sessions with BTEC instructor, prepping and testing, and the opportunity to sit for the MOS certification(s). They can test on all five software's at the specialist or expert (Word & Excel) level. Discussion will also take place regarding how students will benefit with these certifcations as they continue to the workforce or furthering their higher education goals.

Auto Body Introduction / Exploration (Hastings) - June 10-12

Date: June 10-12
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Furnas
Room:
 138
Instructor:  Fred Kuta, Michael Hoskins
Cap: 10
Cost: $75
Stipend: $600

We will cover information about Auto Body Technology and the opportunities for students that can lead to a fulfilling career in the field of Auto Body.

This workshop will include several hands-on-activities. We will explore how to fill a dent, apply primer and color to "Enhance Your Ride!" We will also cover the newest technology available and provide activities and lessons to take back to the classroom.

SolidWorks Fundamentals (Grand Island) - June 10-12

Date: June 10-12
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Center for Industry and Technology (CIT) (behind the main campus)
Room:
   962
Instructor:  Taylor Brandt
Cap: 10
Cost: $75
Stipend: $600

Introduction to SolidWorks Fundamental skills. Class will cover the basics of Parametric Design utilizing the SolidWorks software.

Mechatronics with Instrumentation & Controls (Kearney) - June 11

This workshop is for High School Counselors and Administrators.

Date: June 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Kearney Center
Room: 110
Cost: Free
Stipend: $110

This workshop will give high school counselors and administrators an understanding of the different pathways in Mechatronics, with a focus on Instrumentation and Controls. Participants will get hands on experience and take part in collaborative discussions on important topics related to Career Technical Education.

YOU WILL:

  • Learn about a high demand career in the Mechatronics field
  • Get hands on experience in our labs
  • Interact with a panel of industry leaders and current Mechatronics students

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • Getting parents and students on-board with CTE
  • Debunking the manufacturing myth
  • Effective strategies to assist students with career exploration
  • The range of options available in Mechatronics
Writing and Speaking for Success (Columbus) - June 12

Date: June 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: Lower Level of Resource Center or Library
Room:
 595
Instructor:  Margaret (Peg) Slusarksi
Cap: 20
Cost: $30
Stipend: $150

This workshop will cover tips, tidbits, and basics to help you help your students become better writers and speakers. Painless and sprinkled with humor, this workshop will cover practical activities and take-home handouts to enhance writing and speaking skills.

Mechatronics with Instrumentation & Controls (Columbus) - June 13

This workshop is for High School Counselors and Administrators.

Date: June 13
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room: 911
Cost: Free
Stipend: $110

(Dorm rooms are available for participants traveling a far distance. Contact: Sue Baer 402-562-1425)

This workshop will give high school counselors and administrators an understanding of the different pathways in Mechatronics, with a focus on Instrumentation and Controls. Participants will get hands on experience and take part in collaborative discussions on important topics related to Career Technical Education.

YOU WILL:

  • Learn about a high demand career in the Mechatronics field
  • Get hands on experience in our labs
  • Interact with a panel of industry leaders and current Mechatronics students

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

  • Getting parents and students on-board with CTE
  • Debunking the manufacturing myth
  • Effective strategies to assist students with career exploration
  • The range of options available in Mechatronics
Criminal Justice in Action (Grand Island) - June 13-14

Date: June 13-14
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (working lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Grand Island Campus
Room:
 IP Classroom 108
Instructor:  Michael David
Cap: 10
Cost: $50
Stipend: $350

This workshop will show teachers and counselors what their students will experience in the CCC Criminal Justice Program. This includes hands on experiences similar to what students will receive in the program, a ride along with the local law enforcement, hands on involvement at Hall County Correctional Facility, observing Court, interacting with the Official and more.

Exploring Careers in IT and Cybersecurity (Grand Island) - June 17-18

Date: June 17-18
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Grand Island Campus
Room: 251
Instructor:  Prashant Magar
Cap: 10
Cost: $55
Stipend: $400

This workshop is designed to give teachers and counselors a better understanding of the various careers in the IT industry, which will help guide them to be able to answer questions that their students may have about IT careers.

Hands-on approach will be used so that participants can learn about the various IT specializations offered at CCC like IT Support, Networking and Software Development, which are designed to build technical as well as interpersonal skills necessary to be successful in the IT industry. This includes hands-on projects like building their own computer, troubleshooting and fixing hardware/software issues, building large secure networks spanning across the globe, building websites, and Cybersecurity.

Participants will work individually as well as in teams to simulate various IT industry scenarios. Participants will learn about different IT positions, job responsibilities, salaries etc. We will go through how a typical day may look like in different IT positions.

We will also explore CCC’s different IT Programs and show how they can prepare students for the field of their choice. This is a great opportunity for participants as they can help their students in making wiser choices and informed decisions based on what each student enjoys. Participants will learn about certificates, diplomas and degrees offered at CCC in the IT area.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Teacher Workshop (Columbus) - June 18-20

Date: June 18-20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room:
 Welding Classroom 975
Instructor:  Bryce Standley
Cap: 8
Cost: $60
Stipend: $450

Teachers who provide welding instruction to their students will have an opportunity to enhance their skills and learn various techniques in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

Areas covered in this workshop will include Gas Tungsten Arc theory, general welding of angles and mechanics, plus lab time to allow for individualized welding.

We are excited to share GTAW will be added to the 19-20 Nebraska FFA Competition.

Protective welding gear will be provided unless you prefer to bring your own gear. Jeans and closed-toe shoes (preferably boots) will be required to wear at this workshop.

Mechatronics with Instrumentation & Controls (Columbus) - June 18-20

This workshop is for High School Teachers.

Date: June 18-20
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room: 911
Cost: Free
Stipend: $330 (if all 3 days are attended)

(Dorm rooms are available for participants traveling a far distance. Contact: Sue Baer 402-562-1425)

This workshop will give high school teachers an understanding of the different pathways in Mechatronics, with a focus on Instrumentation and Controls. Participants will get hands on experience and receive lessons and materials to take back to the classroom.

  • Get hands on experience in our labs
  • Receive lesson plans and materials to increase STEM in your classes
  • Interact with a panel of industry leaders and current Mechatronics students
  • Learn how to make the STEM classroom inviting to all students
  • Tour local industry
(MOS) Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Prep & Testing (Grand Island) - June 19-20

Date: June 19-20
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Grand Island Campus
Room:
 251
Instructor:  Prashant Magar
Cap: 8
Cost: $55
Stipend: $400

Microsoft Certification practice and proctoring for 2016 Office Suite products.

This two-day workshop is for those who are already familiar with the Microsoft Office software products and need dedicated time to train before they test for their certification(s).

Individuals will participate in the Microsoft Office Software Exam Prep Sessions, which include test simulation software, question and answer sessions with BTEC instructor, prepping and testing, and the opportunity to sit for the MOS certification(s). They can test on all five software's at the specialist or expert (Word & Excel) level. Discussion will also take place regarding how students will benefit with these certifcations as they continue to the workforce or furthering their higher education goals.

Criminal Justice in Action (Grand Island) - June 20-21

Date: June 20-21
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (working lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Grand Island Campus
Room:
 IP Classroom 108
Instructor:  Michael David
Cap: 10
Cost: $50
Stipend: $350

This workshop will show teachers and counselors what their students will experience in the CCC Criminal Justice Program. This includes hands on experiences similar to what students will receive in the program, a ride along with the local law enforcement, hands on involvement at Hall County Correctional Facility, observing Court, interacting with the Official and more.

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