High School Professional Development Workshops

WORKSHOPS ARE CLOSED

Summer 2024

Learn New Techniques To Prepare Students For College Coursework

Central Community College (CCC) provides skill-based workshops for high school educators in the 25-county service area to learn techniques and procedures taught at the college level. These professional development workshops will provide useful information, activities, and training to help educators prepare students for future success.

Cap

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

Cost

Most of these workshops have a small fee. 

Stipend

Who will receive the stipend?

  • High school instructors in the CCC 25-county service area who teach in the discipline or related field of the workshop
  • High school counselors in the CCC 25-county service area
  • High school Early College contact person(s) from CCC 25-county service area

A stipend is available to those who qualify and attend each day. 

All high school counselors, teachers, and staff are welcome to register for these workshops.

For More Information Contact:

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

Payment Questions:
Student Accounts
308-398-7411

Workshop Descriptions

(CLOSED) DSGN - Hands-on Manufacturing (Hastings) (May 28-30)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $64.50

Date: May 28-30  (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (1-hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus - 550 S. Technical Blvd., Hastings, NE
Building: Hamilton
Room: 
121
Instructors: Brian Davis, Ryan Jones
Cap: 16
Stipend: $450 (for those who qualify)

In this workshop, we will design and build a fidget spinner and accessories. We will use solid modeling software, 3D printers, and a CNC Mill to manufacture the fidget spinner and assemble all the components. No manufacturing experience is necessary.

One day will be a tour of local manufacturing companies.

When registering for the summer professional development workshop at CCC, you will be asked to pay a refundable deposit. You will be refunded the deposit in full upon completion of the workshop.

(CLOSED) ENGL - Teaching Dual Credit English Composition I & II (Kearney) (May 29)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $34.50

Date: May 29  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (1/2-hour lunch)
Location: Kearney Center - 1215 30th Avenue, Kearney, NE
Building: Main
Room: 328
Instructor: Amy Hammond
Cap: 15
Stipend: $150 (for those who qualify)

This session is for those teaching English Composition I or II at a high school. The session will cover:

  • Incorporating the texts and materials into Canvas
  • Classroom activities for student engagement and critical thinking
  • Essay assignment guidance and idea sharing
  • Integrating Turn-it-in into the Canvas Modules
  • Seamless essay grading using the Turn-it-in grading features
  • Creating your rubric in Turn-it-in
  • ASL evaluations over the final essay

Please bring a laptop.

(CLOSED) HMRM - Creole, Soul Food, and Sushi with Culinary Arts (Hastings) (May 29-30)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $49.50

Date: May 29-30  (Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (1/2-hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus - 550 S. Technical Blvd., Hastings, NE
Building: Platte
Room: 155
Instructors: Courtney Rempe, Dylan Krings, Eron Baker
Cap: 20
Stipend: $300 (for those who qualify)

This hands-on workshop will be in our culinary lab. We will demonstrate techniques and fundamentals of creole, soul food, and sushi. You will learn about the history, help prepare dishes, and taste all the delicious food.

(CLOSED) AUTO - NC3 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS5) Certification (Hastings) (June 10)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $29.50

Date: June 10  (Monday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (no lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus - 550 S. Technical Blvd., Hastings, NE
Building: Furnas
Room: F128
Instructor: Nick Kelley
Cap: 10
Stipend: $100 (for those who qualify)

This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn more about Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems used in automotive or light truck applications. We will be using the new Snap-On TPMS5 tool for this Certification. This is a great Certification for entry-level work for High School and College level students as well as entry-level Technicians.

Please bring to this workshop: a laptop, safety glasses, work shoes/boots, and long pants.

(CLOSED) AGRI - Agricultural Essentials (Hastings) (June 10-12)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $64.50

Date: June 10-12  (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (1-hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus - 550 S. Technical Blvd., Hastings, NE
Building: Webster
Room:
 101
Instructor: Brad Lang, Jeff Buescher
Cap: 15
Stipend: $450 (for those who qualify)

This workshop will provide a wide variety of lesson plan sessions including:

  • Basic Livestock Ration Formulation and Pricing
  • Feedstuffs Identification / Feed Label Reading and Pricing
  • Hands-on Digestive Tract Anatomy
  • Ruminants
  • Monogastric
  • Poultry
  • Technology Application in Livestock Production
  • Pesticide Label Interpretation
  • Personal and Environmental Safety Related to Pesticide Use
  • Pesticide Rate Calculations (Acre area / Rate of Application / Rate of Speed / Fertilizer Math)
  • Technology Application in Crop Production
(CLOSED) INFO - Introduction to Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robots (Hastings) (June 11-13)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $64.50

Date: June 11-13  (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (1/2-hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus - 550 S. Technical Blvd., Hastings, NE
Building: Platte
Room: 117
Instructor:  Alex Kemnitz, Dan Gompert
Cap: 15
Stipend: $450 (for those who qualify)

Participants will embark on an exhilarating journey delving into the fundamentals of three captivating domains and discovering their seamless integration into classroom dynamics. Guided by the expertise of Dan Gompert, an instructor at Central Community College, you will unravel the mysteries of the Arduino programming language and its application. Harness the power of the Raspberry Pi units and unlock the potential of interfacing with the interconnected tech of the future. Diving deeper into the realm of robotics, Alex Kemnitz, sponsor of the Robotic Club at Grand Island Public Schools, will illuminate the path toward mastering basic programming in the world of robots.

When registering for the summer professional development workshop at CCC, you will be asked to pay a refundable deposit. You will be refunded the deposit in full upon completion of the workshop.

(CLOSED) AGRI - Remote Pilot Certification Preparation for Instructors (Columbus) (June 11-13)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $64.50

Date: June 11-13 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2-hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus - 4500 63rd St., Columbus, NE
Building: North Education Center
Room: Room 959
Instructor: Chase Janssen
Cap: 10
Stipend: $450 (for those who qualify)

The FAA requires individuals to possess a remote pilot certificate for instructors to fly drones with their students. This workshop prepares you to take the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Exam to fly drones for education legally. We will also cover career options related to drones and the possibilities available for what drones can do for agricultural operations.

When registering for the summer professional development workshop at CCC, you will be asked to pay a refundable deposit. You will be refunded the deposit in full upon completion of the workshop.

(CLOSED) CRIM - Crime Scene Investigation (Grand Island) (June 12)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $34.50

Date: June 12  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (1-hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus - 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE
Building: Main Campus
Room: Room 101
Instructor: James Davis, John Sumsion
Cap: 12
Stipend: $150 (for those who qualify)

Join us to explore the Criminal Justice Program at CCC and discover what it has to offer!

This event offers a hands-on experience where you can learn about conducting real crime scene investigations. You will have the opportunity to participate in various activities at the CCC Crime House, such as fingerprinting, mold castings, and crime scene management. Additionally, you will visit the Grand Island Evidence Lab and speak with their Evidence Technician. Experts in the field will come in and discuss actual crime scene investigations and share their experiences with real-life investigations.

(CLOSED) SPCH - Propeller Power: Boosting Student Confidence and Navigating Online Speech (Grand Island) (June 12)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $27

Date: June 12  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus - 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE
Building: Main Campus
Room: 554
Instructor: Kristin Hoesing
Cap: 20
Stipend: $75 (for those who qualify)

What is it like to take an online speech course?

In this workshop, we will dive into the experience of taking an online speech course. Participants will get the chance to take part in fun activities and visit the CCC pollinator garden.

This workshop will cover the following areas:

Structure: Gain insight into the organization and layout of an online speech class, including how lessons are structured and how students progress through the class.

Digital Tools: Explore the various digital tools such as Harmonize, Yuja, and Canvas that are used in the online speech course.

Student Engagement: Discover how students engage in discussions and speech activities, as well as general speech rubrics.

Guidelines: Learn about speech recording guidelines and the requirements of the Nebraska Transfer Initiative.

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

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $59.50

Date: June 20-21  (Thursday-Friday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (1-hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus - 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE
Building: Main
Room: 101
Instructors: John Sumsion, Michael David
Cap: 8
Stipend: $400 (for those who qualify)

We will explore three significant aspects of the Criminal Justice System with hands-on experiences in all areas.

Individuals will tour the Hall County jail, attend drug court, participate in law enforcement ride-a-longs, and visit the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center for Girls in Hastings, NE.

Transportation is available for off-campus activities.

Tour Dress Code: casual dress, no shorts, or graphics on shirts.

(CLOSED) ECED - Empowering Educators: Introducing Paraeducator & Early Childhood Certificates (Grand Island) (June 25)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $27.00

Date: June 25  (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus - 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, NE
Building: Main Campus
Room: 525
Instructor: Dr. Amy Mancini, Taylor Brase
Cap: 50
Stipend: $75 (for those who qualify)

Join us for an enlightening workshop introducing the Paraeducator Certificate and the updates made to the Early Childhood Education Certificate.

This session offers an in-depth exploration of a 12-credit Paraeducator certificate designed to qualify individuals for higher-paying paraeducator positions in Title I, SPED, and Early Childhood settings. Participants will gain insights into the certificate’s core components, including its transferability to 4-year colleges, alignment with state educational standards, the integration of Project Para, and MANDT training. Moreover, we will delve into the recent changes made to the Early Childhood Education Certificate, including a reduction in total credits and its alignment with the requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Attendees will discover how these enhancements offer valuable pathways for career advancement and empower both current and future paraeducators and early childhood educators.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about these transformative certificates shaping the future of education and empowering paraeducators and early childhood educators alike.

(CLOSED) WELD - Welding Technology (Columbus) (June 25-27)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $64.50

Date: June 25-27 (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (1-hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus - 4500 63rd St., Columbus, NE
Building: North Education Center
Room: 980
Instructor: Bryce Standley
Cap: 12
Stipend: $450 (for those who qualify)

This workshop is intended to have freedom and versatility within the welding lab. The welding processes we will focus on will be Gas Tungsten Arc, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and Oxy-Acetylene Welding and/or Brazing. We will cover the basic theory of each process and talk about how they relate to our FFA district competition. The majority of the time will be spent in the welding lab.

We want this to be flexible, so come with questions if you have them!

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.

When registering for the summer professional development workshop at CCC, you will be asked to pay a refundable deposit. You will be refunded the deposit in full upon completion of the workshop.

(CLOSED) ECED - Empowering Educators: Introducing Paraeducator & Early Childhood Certificates (Columbus) (June 26)

WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Cost: $27.00

Date: June 26  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (no lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus - 4500 63rd St., Columbus, NE
Building: West Education Center
Room: 209
Instructor: Dr. Amy Mancini, Taylor Brase
Cap: 50
Stipend: $75 (for those who qualify)

Join us for an enlightening workshop introducing the Paraeducator Certificate and the updates made to the Early Childhood Education Certificate.

This session offers an in-depth exploration of a 12-credit Paraeducator certificate designed to qualify individuals for higher-paying paraeducator positions in Title I, SPED, and Early Childhood settings. Participants will gain insights into the certificate’s core components, including its transferability to 4-year colleges, alignment with state educational standards, the integration of Project Para, and MANDT training. Moreover, we will delve into the recent changes made to the Early Childhood Education Certificate, including a reduction in total credits and its alignment with the requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Attendees will discover how these enhancements offer valuable pathways for career advancement and empower both current and future paraeducators and early childhood educators.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about these transformative certificates shaping the future of education and empowering paraeducators and early childhood educators alike.

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