Shop Talk April 14

Watch this recording from April 14 where teachers from Sacramento area community colleges and high schools share the methods they’ve been using to engage students and teach Advanced manufacturing online. Hear from Sierra College and others. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk April 7, 2020

In this edition of Shop Talk, Colin Denny from Pleasant Grove High School and Pete Delosa of Golden Sierra High School share their tips on teaching advanced manufacturing remotely. Steve Dicus with the Advanced Manufacturing initiative for the North Region with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and a former Career Technical Education high school teacher, facilitates the discussion among college and high school instructors. The participants share what online tools they are using to guide students during remote instructor required by COVID-19. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk April 1

April 1, 2020 — Shop Talk is a discussion with CTE teachers in the Sacramento region focused on teaching Advanced Manufacturing remotely. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk March 31, 2020

On the March 30, 2020 Shop Talk among Advanced Manufacturing instructors in the Sacramento region, they share tips on teaching remotely. In this call, Dan Turner of Yuba College and others demonstrate some of the tools that they are using to teach and engage students during COVID-19. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Autodesk Office Hours and Webinars

Thanks to Di Jin, Account manager, Autodesk Education Experiences, for making these additional resources available to advanced manufacturing teachers. There are several upcoming webinars as well as recorded webinars.

Office Hours for CCC Faculty: 2-3pm every Tuesday: https://autodesk.zoom.us/j/268525532

Office Hours for CCC Students: 3-4pm every Thursday: https://autodesk.zoom.us/j/613121153

Why you should use Fusion 360 in Academia

Spend less time teaching “picks & clicks” and more time teaching engineering fundamentals with Fusion 360, an integrated CAD/CAM/CAE cloud-based platform

Presenters: Gaby Waldman-Fried and Gregg Stoklosa

Date/Time: Thursday April 16th 3pm EDT

                             Watch the recording:  https://autodesk.zoom.us/rec/share/usJSc4Hw901IHZHx4RiYA59xAY_beaa81iYd-qIFmoMssR1paUyzwlvYvQA11f8

Using Fusion Team to Manage a Virtual Classroom

Fusion Team provides students and educators a platform that facilitates ongoing learning and collaboration. Students can work on projects together and educators can easily share course materials and CAD files with students

Presenters: Dan Banach and Di Jin

Date/Time: Monday April 20th 1pm EDT

Watch the recording: https://autodesk.zoom.us/rec/share/15xzDO2gy1lJeNLf8X3DArcjPbT1eaa8hCcd_PNfmEj8rkiHGjV-NOCCr42gEOuP

Best Practices for Teaching Fusion Online

From “flip the classroom” to asynchronous teaching, Fusion 360 can help you adapt your classroom to a virtual setting. Fusion has lots of online learning resources available for free to educators and students.

Presenters: Di Jin and Jared Vanscoder

Date/Time: Tuesday April 21st 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yIvK9pNjTku9aKTsQQLY3Q

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/95787817451

5 Tips to Use Fusion to Make Grading Easy

Seamless collaboration tools make it easy for students work on projects and for you to have access to their work at every step of the way.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Gaby Waldman-Fried

Date/Time: Friday April 24th 12pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wozXrDcJSuSDIDxdLcPgiw

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/91848298429

Best Practices for Keeping Students Engaged in Virtual Learning (with Faculty Guests)

Engagement in the classroom has a direct correlation with student success. We will cover how to keep students engaged in a virtual setting while teaching CAD/CAM/CAE. Guest faculty will share best practices and time will be reserved for open forum discussions.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Jason Roth

Date/Time: Tuesday April 28th 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1MCPdqzYSEydUKzlVlAwDg

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/96802315436

Transitioning to Fusion for Secondary

Fusion 360 is a cloud based, collaborative CAD/CAM/CAE platform widely used in secondary, post-secondary and industry. This session will help you become familiar with Fusion 360’s design techniques that will grow with your student’s knowledge of design and engineering.

Presenters: Dan Banach and Di Jin

Date/Time: Thursday April 30th 2pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TicagIaWTp6WXNrC2dpviA

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/93453349043

Tips and Tricks for Transitioning to Fusion CAD

If you come from a SolidWorks (or other CAD) background, this session will help you become familiar with Fusion 360’s workspaces and new modeling paradigms to accelerate your design workflows.

Presenters: Gaby Waldman-Fried and Gregg Stoklosa

Date/Time: Monday May 4th 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rM-R_wjDSm26HSpcd49QLw

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/91540006457

Generative Design

Generative Design is cutting edge design exploration technology available within Fusion 360. This tool enables students to quickly generate high-performing design alternatives—many that they’d never think of on their own—from a single idea.

Presenters: John Peros and Jared Vanscoder

Date/Time: Wednesday May 6th 3pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E6qhmQzRRTSefYL-GoEFQQ

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/91836973606

Tips and Tricks for Transitioning to Fusion CAM

If you come from a MasterCam (or other CAM) background, this session will help you become familiar with Fusion 360’s interface and programming style to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Presenters: John Peros and Jason Roth

Date/Time: Tuesday May 12th 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BAbz0DozSqC30fLUWfRGnw

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/93775084580

How to Teach GD&T Using Fusion 360

Fusion 360 has specific tools available to help teach GD&T and get students up and running quickly creating drawings and documentation.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Gaby Waldman-Fried

Date/Time: Friday May 15th 12pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iLfiRKKcS2unHdsmO9F2GQ

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/94339915170

Teaching your Students to Model Efficiently in Fusion 360

Learn about specific top-down assembly workflows in Fusion 360. Best practices will ensure maximum performance and clean assembly files.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Gaby Waldman-Fried

Date/Time: Wednesday May 20th 12pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KrzwyOCJTGizOEn0kPXcpg

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/93957860843

Placer County Teachers Advanced Manufacturing Video Libraries

As part of the collaborative effort by advanced manufacturing instructors and industry partners, teachers are sharing their video libraries. This is just one of many ways the teaching community is responding to the Coronavirus closing educational institutions. On-line instruction is particularly challenging for classes where students develop hands-on skills needed for critical occupations.

Below are links from Placer County manufacturing teachers to their YouTube channels.

Dan Frank, Advanced Manufacturing, Rocklin High School – Daniel Frank

Scott Seacrist, Advanced Manufacturing, Lincoln High School – MrSeacrist

Jonathan Schwartz, Advanced Manufacturing, Wood & Math, Colfax High School – ColfaxMath (Adv. Mfg. & Math) and TopSaw (Wood)

Teacher Resources from Autodesk

Edu2Mfg appreciates Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, sharing these resources with advanced manufacturing teachers in Sacramento area colleges and high schools. 

CTE Coalition Supports Manufacturing Education

With COVID-19 closing schools, college and high school Career Technical Education instructors are seeking new ways to teach hands-on skills. Industry partners have quickly responded by making valuable on-line resources available. The CTE Coalition, a group of manufacturing industry leaders, have come through with a one-stop website linked to teaching tools. Through this resource, you’ll find teaching tools from:

  • Autodesk
  • AWS
  • camInstructor
  • Caterpillar
  • HAAS
  • NC3
  • NCCER
  • Sandvik
  • SkillsUSA
  • SME/Tooling U

To learn more, go to CTE Coalition.

Teacher Shop Talk Reveals Online Instruction Tools

Shop Talk, a video conference call facilitated by Edu2Mfg’s Steve Dicus, has become a beneficial resource during the pandemic. Suddenly, teachers have to find innovative ways to engage hands-on students remotely, without the benefit of the usual labs and classrooms.

As they learn new online teaching methods, the advanced manufacturing and CTE instructors are helping each other by sharing their methods and resources. The community of teachers has grown even stronger during the COVID-19 crisis. The group has steadily increased to 23 participants on the recent call.

During one Edu2Mfg Shop Talk, Dan Turner, Welding instructor, Yuba College, described how he is using Miller Electric ™ Open Book. In addition to welding, it provides material on safety, blue print reading, basic electricity, introduction to metal, measuring and more. Instructors can set up quizzes and track students’ results. 

Turner also showed how he is using Kahoot.com as a way to use gamification to engage students. Instructables.com was another online tool mentioned in the discussion.

In addition, several call participants shared the challenges of students having chrome books and the need to access CAD and other programs in the cloud, and what they are doing to help students, such as using Tinkercad & AutoCAD®.

Join Shop Talk: The next Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 PM. Instructors interested in joining these Shop Talk calls or reviewing the recorded calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.