Tips for Attracting Women to Manufacturing

The California Community College Chancellors Office with CA Department of Education via Carl D. Perkins Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC) has produced resources that can help employers and instructors attract women to manufacturing careers.

Shop Talk 8-18 Amatrol Demo

In this August 18, 2020 session of Shop Talk, Chris Klein demonstrates Amatrol curriculum.

Also plans were announced for October Manufacturing Month. Industry partners will be offering virtual tours.

Shop Talk enables college and high school instructors in the greater Sacramento and North region to collaborate, share resources and discuss teaching methods, especially remote learning during COVID-19.

Watch the Aug. 18 Shop Talk with Amatrol demonstration.

Manufacturing Educator Resources

As high school and college educators are adapting to delivering Career Technical Education virtually, many organizations across the state are developing resources lists to help them. Thanks to our partners for sharing this information, suggesting manufacturing simulation tools, discussing online learning methods, providing links to videos of modern manufacturing and giving links to career exploration tools.

Bay Area Mfg Careers – K-16 DISCUSSION FORUM (Online Learning)

Bay Area Mfg Careers – MFG Resources

California Virtual Campus

CACT Online Resources for CTE Education

CTE Distance Learning Resources

List of online manufacturing courses

San Diego COE COVID Resources for CTE

San Diego COE Manufacturing & Product Development

CACT Online CTE Resources

The Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) website has teaching resources listed for remote instruction during COVID-19. Man industry partners are giving teachers trials on thier traning program for use in the virtual classroom. Also find platforms that you can use to engage students and workplace safety information. Check out the CACT CTE Learning Resources

Shop Talk Aug. 4 -Online CTE

In the August 4, 2020 Edu2Mfg Shop Talk, college and high school advanced manufacturing instructors discuss their preparations for school starting. With the pandemic, Career Technical Education teachers in the greater Sacramento region have had to be creative in teaching hands-on manufacturing skills remotely. In these Shop Talk calls, participants share information about kits they are assembling for students, simulation programs they are incorporating and cleaning methods if they are allowing small group labs in person.

23 Advanced Manufacturing educators participate in Shop Talk to share remote teaching techniques and tools.

See some of the Edu2Mfg online teaching resources

San Diego County Dept. of Education online teaching resources

CCC – California Virtual Campus resources

CCCCO San Diego-Imperial Region Advanced Manufacturing resources

Autodesk® Summer Series

Summer Network and Learn series: What’s Happening in Education?

Join this weekly chat to discover novel applications of Autodesk software and discuss interesting projects from around the education world.

When: Starting Jun 5, 2020

Every Friday at 8 am PST

Until: Jul 31, 2020

The first chat ‘Designing in Other Realities’ will be on 6/5 with special guest Juan Antonio Islas Muñoz, Professor and Head of Transportation Design, University of Cincinnati.
Put on your VR googles and explore how students and faculty at the University of Cincinnati have embraced Virtual Reality technology to extend design & visualization capabilities. 

Registration: https://lnkd.in/g_CqWpA

Autodesk Design Academy, where educators and students can get free software and educational resources in manufacturing: https://academy.autodesk.com/



Shop Talk May 26

Instructors met on May 26 and gained tips on how to manage effectively their class when teaching online. The guest speaker was Denise Bushnell, Sierra College, who teachers business and information technology.

Parallax Teacher Training

Parallax Inc. is offering complimentary Summer Teacher training to technology educators in the U.S. Each of these courses feature the cyber:bot robot with micro:bit and introduce Python programming, electronics and cyber security following the cyber:bot tutorial series.  

Each course includes three 90 minute Zoom meetings, with homework in between. Parallax Inc. will be hosting two of the courses, and NICERC will be hosting the other two.

Click here to learn more about Parallax teacher training being offered in June, July and August 2020.

Shop Talk May 19, 2020

On May 19, 2020 over 20 educators and industry partners participated in Shop Talk to discuss Teaching Advanced Manufacturing classes remotely. Watch the recorded session below.

  1. Link on Edu2Mfg was shown to find the remote teaching tools shared by teachers https://edu2mfg.org/news/category/instructor-resources
  2. Onshape Representatives did a demonstration
  3. Jono Schwartz, Colfax High School, demonstrates the card game he invented to teach measurement “The Great American Measurement Toolbox” https://www.printplaygames.com/product/measurement-toolbox/

Find more Edu2Mfg Shop Talk recordings at the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel as well as under Shop Talk on the Edu2Mfg website on the news tab. Find Edu2Mfg instructor vetted instructional resources for teaching CTE remotely.

Shop Talk May 12

Weekly call with college and high school Career Technical Education instructors sharing tips and resources on teaching students remotely during COVID-19. Dan Turner and Joe Bayer from Yuba College and Faith Caplin with Cordova High School share their advice in this session.