High School Professional Development Workshops

Summer 2022

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 - Soil Science Lab Exercises: AGRI 1530 (June 1-2)

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 1-2 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 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
4. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Participants will be provided the AGRI 1530: Soil Science Lab Manual written by Dr. Dirk Charlson.

Preference should be given to instructors teaching AGRI 1530 in early entry program, but anyone may enroll.

MATH - Creating a College-like Experience in your Calculus Classroom (June 14)

Cost: $25

Date: June 14 (Tuesday)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 312
Instructor: Rachel Brown
Cap: 25
Stipend: $75

So, you have a CCC syllabus. Now what? This is a practical workshop designed for high school instructors teaching Calculus. We will explore ways to create a college-like experience for your dual-credit high school students. We will explore topics such as required vs. 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.

MATH - Creating a College-like Experience in your College Algebra Classroom (June 14)

Cost: $25

Date: June 14 (Tuesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 312
Instructor: Rachel Brown
Cap: 25
Stipend: $75

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 vs. 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. 

HIMS - Enhance Your Curriculum by Integrating Ethics (June 14)

Cost: $25

Date: June 14 (Tuesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Center for Health and Technical Sciences
Room: 959
Instructor: Joni Schlatz
Cap: 24
Stipend: $75

Ethics is the foundation of great leadership. Teaching students to make good decisions based on a defined set of values helps form the core foundation of ethical leadership. Come learn about the ethics resources available through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative High School Program. Leave with a better understanding of ethics and access to numerous classroom resources including course guides, lesson modules, and more! (Continuation of NCE presentation).

AGRI - Using Drones in the Classroom (June 14)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 14 (Tuesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room:
 101
Instructor: Dirk Charlson
Cap: 10
Stipend: $150

This workshop will provide hands-on experience in using drones in the classroom.  Topics will include legal requirements to fly drones in education, available drone technology, and a hands-on activity using a Phantom 4 Pro.  No previous experience with drones or remote pilot certification is necessary to participate in this workshop.

AMDT - Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology (June 14-16)

Cost: $77.50

Date: June 14-16 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Hamilton
Room: 160 (AMDT classroom)
Instructor:  Bruce Bartos, Brian Davis, Troy Davis
Cap: 12
Stipend: $600

This session will be an overview of the AMDT program, its educational track, and curriculum updates. This information is essential for pathway partners, current faculty, and interested educators.  

You will be guided through hands-on exercises covering current technology in manufacturing and experience what students do in the program including Manual and CNC work, Injection molding, basic machining, and tool setup.

DSGN - Drafting and Design Workshop with Tekla and SolidWorks (June 14-16)

Cost: $62.50

Date: June 14-16 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Hamilton
Room: 121 (Drafting Lab)
Instructor: Renee DeWyke, Gene Friesen, Amy Stuart
Cap: 15
Stipend: $450

This session will provide hands-on demonstrations and discussion time with drafting and design professionals. We will work with Tekla for beginners and Manufacturing Fundamentals SolidWorks software. As a participant, you will complete a ripcord flyer project! The final day includes an industry tour with local industry partners that use design software.

This training is suitable for any new or experienced design skill level.

HLTH - Health Career Workshop (June 15)

Cost: $27.50

Date: June 15 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Center for Health and Technical Sciences
Room: Room 929
Instructor: Kerri Dey, Hailey Morrow, Amy Santos, Callie Watson
Cap: 20
Stipend: $100

Participants will be educated on health career programs, admissions criteria, and general education requirements. They will have hands-on interactions in each of the four programs which include Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Paramedicine. Don't miss out on this experience as leaders share knowledge and skills unique to each career.

ACCT - How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset-Cash (June 15)

Cost: $30

Date: June 15 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 312
Instructor: Britt Blackwell
Cap: 30
Stipend: $125

Participants will receive hands-on training to learn the basics on how to reconcile your checking account with your bank statement, how to identify mistakes made by your financial institution versus common mistakes made by participants, and how to correct mistakes after they have been identified. Online banking is a great tool, but the balance shown may not reflect an accurate amount.

Participants need to bring a pencil and calculator to class. A laptop computer will be acceptable.

AGRI - Plant Science Lab Exercises: AGRI 1350 (June 15-16)

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 15-16 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 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
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 AGRI 1350 in early entry program, but anyone may enroll.

DSGN - Drafting and Design Industry Tour (June 16)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 16 (Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Hamilton
Room: 121 (Drafting Lab)
Instructor: Renee DeWyke, Gene Friesen, Amy Stuart
Cap: 15
Stipend: $150

In this workshop you will tour local industry partners that use design software. You will visit manufacturing companies who employ CCC graduates and will be able to observe their various responsibilities. The day will be full of information and opportunities to connect with professionals in drafting and design technology.

In the morning, we will meet in the Drafting Lab on the Hastings Campus.

CRIM - Criminal Justice in Action (June 16-17) - (CLOSED)

(WORKSHOP CLOSED)

Cost: $57.50

Date: June 16-17 (Thursday-Friday)
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 101
Instructor: Michael David
Cap: 8
Stipend: $400

This workshop will provide hands-on experiences in the various parts of the Criminal Justice System. Your guide has over 30 years’ experience in Criminal Justice. This will be a fun and educational learning experience.

Activities include law enforcement ride-a-longs, visit the jail, and visit YRTC.

ENGL - English Composition I and II: An Overview (June 20 in-person)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 20 (Monday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 103
Instructor: Katie Hodges
Cap: 25 (in-person)
Stipend: $150

An overview will be provided including key concepts, essential materials, and instructional resources. We will discuss the assessment of student learning (ASL) and the importance of going through the process. Time will be available for setting up the course in Canvas. This workshop is NEW. We encourage high school and accredited instructors to join.

Please bring a laptop.

AGRI - Animal Science: AGRI 1700 (June 21)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 21 (Tuesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room: 101
Instructor: Bradley Lang
Cap: 12
Stipend: $150

Take-aways from the workshop include:

  • Basic knowledge of digestive tracts of different livestock species.
  • Basic understanding of reproductive tracts of various livestock species.
  • Hands-on exercise in feedstuffs identification.
  • Basic knowledge of nutrients and nutrition in livestock.
  • Technology applications in livestock production.
  • Math applications in ration calculation and pricing.
  • Hands-on dissection of bovine reproductive tract.
  • Application of an Anatomage Table in the teaching of animal anatomy.
  • Related Internet resources for the educator.
AUTO - Introduction to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (June 21)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 21 (Tuesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Furnas
Room: F128
Instructor: Nick Kelley
Cap: 15
Stipend: $150

This workshop is designed to introduce students to fundamental TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) features. Topics include description and operation, diagnosis, servicing, and history of TPMS. The workshop will be based on NC3 curriculum and students will have the opportunity to achieve NC3 certification after course completion. This workshop is designed for instructors, administration or anyone interested as to how this system works and why it is needed.

BSAD - Overview of Business Administration, Accounting, and Personal Finance Programs (June 21) - (CANCELED)

(WORKSHOP CANCELED)

Cost: $25

Date: June 21 (Tuesday)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Ed. Center
Room: 939
Instructor: Sara Bennett, Shayla Stock
Cap: 24
Stipend: $75

Participants will be provided with an overview of business administration, accounting, and personal finance programs offered at CCC. Emphasis will be placed on course requirements, transferability, as well as the specific courses needed to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree. Getting students ready for college-level business courses will be covered. We will conclude with a discussion of career opportunities in accounting, business administration, and entrepreneurship fields.

ENGL - English Composition I and II: An Overview (June 22 Webex) - (CANCELED)

(WORKSHOP CANCELED)

Cost: $27.50

Date: June 22 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Online via Webex
Instructor: Katie Hodges
Cap: 25 (online via Webex)
Stipend: $100

An overview will be provided including key concepts, essential materials, and instructional resources. We will discuss the assessment of student learning (ASL) and the importance of going through the process.Time will be available for setting up the course in Canvas. This workshop is NEW. We encourage high school and accredited instructors to join. 

Please bring a laptop.

MATH - Making Math Make Sense (June 22)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 22 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 312
Instructor: Rachel Brown
Cap: 25
Stipend: $150

We all know there is a difference between being able to do math and truly understanding it. In this workshop, we will explore ways to deepen students' understanding of mathematics by highlighting reoccurring themes found throughout the algebra sequence. We will spend time discussing common mistakes and misunderstandings we observe, and find ways to correct them. Do you have a favorite trick or technique you teach your students? Be prepared to share it with the group! This workshop is perfect for anyone teaching Algebra I through Calculus! 

BSAD - Overview of Business Administration, Accounting, and Personal Finance Programs (June 22)

Cost: $25

Date: June 22 (Wednesday)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (no lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 255
Instructor: Sara Bennett, Shayla Stock
Cap: 24
Stipend: $75

Participants will be provided with an overview of business administration, accounting, and personal finance programs offered at CCC. Emphasis will be placed on course requirements, transferability, as well as the specific courses needed to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree. Getting students ready for college-level business courses will be covered. We will conclude with a discussion of career opportunities in accounting, business administration, and entrepreneurship fields.

AGRI - Pesticide Use and Safety (June 22)

Cost: $32.50

Date: June 22 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Webster
Room: 101
Instructor: Bradley Lang
Cap: 12
Stipend: $150

Take-aways from the workshop will include:

  • Exercises in reading and understanding pesticide labels.
  • Knowledge of personal and environmental safety.
  • Understanding pesticide use in an integrated pest management program.
  • Knowledge of spray nozzles and their selection and use.
  • Application of math principles in area calculations, mixture calculations, and sprayer calibration.

Material presented is part of the training to take the State Commercial Applicator Exam.

Please bring a laptop or tablet if possible.

AGRI - Remote Pilot Certification Preparation for Instructors (June 28-29)

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 28-29 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Room: 311
Instructor: Dirk Charlson
Cap: 10
Stipend: $300

In order for middle school/high school instructors to fly drones with their students, the FAA requires the instructor to possess a remote pilot certificate.  This workshop prepares participants to take the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Exam to legally fly drones for education.

WELD - Advanced Welding Education (June 28-30)

Cost: $62.50

Date: June 28-30 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Grand Island Campus
Building: Center for Health and Technical Sciences
Room:
 976 (Welding Classroom)
Instructor:  Brandon Piersol, Mike Snell, John Wilmes
Cap: 20
Stipend: $450

This session will cover GMAW (Spray Arc) welding. There are many career opportunities in the local area in welding and request for this type of welding. On the third day, you may also work with GTAW, GMAW, and SMAW. 

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.

HMRM - Culinary Collaborations (June 29-30) - (CLOSED)

(WORKSHOP CLOSED)

Cost: $47.50

Date: June 29-30 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch will be provided in our culinary kitchen)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Platte
Room: 155
Instructor: Dylan Krings, Courtney Rempe, Lindsay Higel 
Cap: 12
Stipend: $300

You will participate in this hands-on culinary workshop in our culinary lab to demonstrate techniques and fundamentals that your students can do in your high school classroom. Time will also be spent in a lecture format discussing what skill sets are necessary for students to have for successful employment in this industry, what our industry trends are, what the job market looks like, and what our program has to offer for degree options.

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