techdirections - March 2017
Teacher Training Opportunitiesa
Continuing education options that provide a great way for career-technical and StEM educators and educators to catch up with current technology, upgrade skills, and further their graduate education. Teach with robots! Get professional development robotics training in a city near you. Learn programming with our visual Blockly-based tool. $295 includes two days instruction in a small classroom environment and a robot to keep. Classes scheduled April–August in northern California, Seattle, Chicago, Boulder, Tampa, New York, and Dallas. Parallax inc. https://www.parallax.com/product/classes Preparation for AwS welding inspector/Educator Examination June 19-30. This two-week course is designed to enable students to be prepared to the take the exam, given on the 10th day of the course to accepted applicants. The test will be given in Troy, OH, to those people authorized by AWS. For an application packet, visit www.welding.org. Hobart institute of welding technology 937-332-9500 integrate StEM by Exploring wireless technology ARRL, the national association for amateur radio, offers expenses paid professional development opportunities in July 2017. Topics addressed at the Introduction to Wireless Technology include basic electronics, radio science, micro-controller programming, and basic robotics. Visit www.arrl.org/ti for more details. Application deadline is May 1. Arrl, the National Association for Amateur radio www.arrl.org/ti Upgrade your AAS Degree CTE instructors can upgrade their AAS degree in their technology field to a BS degree in Technology Leadership entirely online. We have a concentration just for CTE educators that can be completed in two years. For more information, contact the program coordinator, Joseph R. Chretien, at Jchretie@fhsu.edu. Fort Hays State University Department of Applied technology Jchretie@fhsu.edu Certifications for technical occupations Add value to your technology programs! ETA International provides over 80 accredited certifications for many technical occupations in communications, electronics, fiber optics, information technology, smart home, renewable energy, and more. Developed by industry experts, ETA certifications are vendor-neutral third party assessments that validate knowledge and hands-on skills for successful careers. EtA international (800) 288-3824 • www.eta-i.org
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