High School Professional Development Workshops

Summer 2021

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:
  308-398-7411

Workshop Descriptions

AGRI - Introduction to Ag Technology: AGRI 1260 (June 1) (CANCELED)
Workshop is canceled

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 1 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room:
 101
Instructor:  Dirk Charlson
Cap: 20
Stipend: $150

Precision Agriculture is more than GPS, Yield Monitors, and Auto-steer. In this introduction to AGRI 1260: Introduction to Ag Technology, participants will learn how the synthesis of agronomy, digital agriculture, agri-business, and ag technology are used to increase profits for growers. Precision Livestock Farming will also be addressed.

Preference should be given to instructors teaching Intro to Ag Technology, but anyone may enroll.

WELD - Skill Development in Welding (June 1-3) (CLOSED)
registration is closed. 

COST: $62.50

Date: June 1-3 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room:
 975 (Welding Classroom)
Instructor:  Landon Hunt
Cap: 10
Stipend: $450

This session covers GMAW and SMAW theory and skill training in the lab. On the last day you will have a choice of working on GTAW, OAW, FCAW, GMAW, or SMAW.

CCC will provide welding gear. We recommend work pants and boots be worn.

AGRI - Plant Science Lab Exercise: AGRI 1350 (June 2-3) (CLOSED)
registration is closed.

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 2-3 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room:
 101
Instructor:  Dirk Charlson
Cap: 10
Stipend: $300

This workshop will provide hands-on experience teaching four lab exercises in AGRI 1350: Plant Sciences Lab. Each lab will follow the typical 3-hour class period. The four labs will consist of 1) Effect of Temperature on Plant Growth, 2) Effect of Light and Hormones on Plant Growth, 3) Plant Transpiration, and 4) Plant Genetics. Participants will be provided the AGRI 1350: Plant Science Lab Manual written by Dr. Dirk Charlson.

Preference should be given to instructors teaching Plant Science, but anyone may enroll.

AMDT - What is Plastic Injection Molding? (June 3-4) (CANCELED)
WORKSHOP IS CANCELED.

Cost: $57.50

Date: June 3-4 (Thursday-Friday)
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room:
  973 (Plastics lab and classroom)
Instructor:  Ben Wilshusen
Cap: 16
Stipend: $400

Plastic plays a crucial part in our everyday lives. From cellphones to sunglasses, vehicle components to medical devices, plastics is a sophisticated and diverse discipline. This workshop will walk you through the basics of injection molding and the careers in industry. We will cover key elements, variables involved in processing plastics, different kinds of plastics, and their applications. In the end, you will understand the skills and processes that go with it.

AMDT - Intro to CNC Lathe and Mill (June 14-16) (CANCELED)
WORKSHOP IS CANCELED.

Cost: $70.00

Date: June 14-16 (Monday-Wednesday)
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Location: Kearney Center
Room: 110
Instructor:  Adam Daake
Cap: 8
Stipend: $525

This workshop will provide educators a chance to learn CNC Lathe and Mill, including machine setup, tool offsets, programming, and operation. Dedicate time for questions, measurement, design software, manual and CNC machining.

AGRI - Soil Science Lab Exercise: AGRI 1530 (June 15-16)

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 15-16 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room:
 101
Instructor:  Dirk Charlson
Cap: 10
Stipend: $300

This workshop will provide hands-on experience teaching four lab exercises in AGRI 1530: Soil Sciences. Each lab will follow the typical 3-hour class period. The four labs will consist of 1) Effect of Moisture on Soil Temperature, 2) Soil Bulk Density and Porosity, 3) Soil Water Holding Capacity, and 4) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition. Participants will be provided the AGRI1530: Soil Science Lab Manual written by Dr. Dirk Charlson.

Preference should be given to instructors teaching Ag Education, but anyone may enroll.

AUTB - Auto Body Introduction and Exploration (June 15-17)

Cost: $77.50

Date: June 15-17 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Furnas
Room:
 138
Instructors:  Fred Kuta, Michael Hoskins
Cap: 10
Stipend: $600

We will cover the auto body technology program and student opportunities for a fulfilling career in the field. Training will include several hands-on-activities and explore how to fill a dent, apply primer and color. We will cover the newest technology, provide activities and lessons for the classroom. 

AGRI - Basic Concepts of Animal Science: AGRI 1700 (June 17)

Cost: $25.00

Date: June 17 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room:
 106
Instructor:  Brand Lang
Cap: 15
Stipend: $75

Basic concepts and possible student exercises / labs in the following areas will be reviewed.

*Global Livestock Production
*Nutrition and Feedstuffs Identification
*Digestive Systems
*Genetics and Animal Breeding
*Biotechnology Applications
*Reproduction
*Animals in Sustainable Ag
*Specific species Industries (Beef, Swine, Poultry, Sm. Ruminant)

ECED - Trends in Early Childhood Education (June 21-22)

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 21-22 (Monday-Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 405
Instructor:  Barbara Beck
Cap: 20
Stipend: $300

Participants will learn about the latest trends in early childhood education, including childcare and preschool. We will explore statewide initiatives Step Up to Quality, Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Rooted in Relationships, Ready Rosie, and Child Development Associate Credential.

MATH - Creating a College-like Experience in your College Algebra Classroom (June 22)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 22 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 454
Instructor:  Rachel Brown
Cap: 25
Stipend: $150

So, you have a CCC syllabus. Now what? This is a practical workshop designed for high school instructors teaching College Algebra. We will explore ways to create a college-like experience for your dual-credit high school students. We will explore topics such as required versus optional content, overarching course themes, topics that cause students trouble, appropriate rigor, graphing technology and effective course policies. You will receive sample materials and practical tips to ensure your course is preparing students for their next steps.

Preference will be given to those who teach the course, but anyone may enroll.

HMRM - Culinary Collaborations (June 22-23) (CLOSED)
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 22-23 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Platte
Room: 155
Instructor:  Dylan Krings, Lindsay Higel, Courtney Rempe
Cap: 12
Stipend: $300

Attendees will get hands-on experience in our culinary kitchen.  Recipes will include both sweet and savory dishes designed with the high school classroom contact time in mind.  Opportunities for collaboration with peers and faculty on lesson planning as well as how to incorporate recipes from this workshop into those plans.  Attendees are welcome to stay for their 30-minute lunch break and enjoy the food that is prepared that day, or take an off-campus break if they wish.

CRIM - Criminal Justice in Action (June 22-23) (CLOSED)
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Cost: $57.50

Date: June 22-23 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (working lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: Start in room 101, then hit the road
Instructor:  Michael David
Cap: 8
Stipend: $400

Hands-on experience for high school teachers and advisors showing not only various aspects of Criminal Justice, but what students will experience as a Criminal Justice student.

Activites include: Law enforcement ride-a-longs, prison tour, hands-on forensic, court visit, and guest speakers.

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