At the Shop talk on February 23, 2021 Randy Schuster, Design Hub, American River College, presented on using simulations for remote instruction. He demonstrated tools that enable students to experience milling, land surveying and drone flights. Even when COVID is over, Schuster envisions using the program for pre-training on the simulator before students actually get on mills. Watch the recording below.
On October 20, 2020, there were 18 participants on the Shop Talk zoom meeting. They discussed the results of Manufacturing Day and announced the Breakfast with a Manufacturer series that will continue virtual tours throughout the year.
In addition, the Autodesk team described new developments to support educators during the pandemic, the new Edu2Mfg website was shared, information was provided about how educators can access virtual servers and there was a discussion on how education labs are handling partial reopening.
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The North Region Advanced Manufacturing initiative for California Community Colleges sponsors Shop Talk calls for educators. On Sept. 8, 2020 over 15 participants shared how they are engaging students remotely, and some of the technology they are using to offer instruction virtually. In addition, the group discussed how to attract women to manufacturing classes and careers.
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.
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.
See some of the Edu2Mfg online teaching resources
San Diego County Dept. of Education online teaching resources
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.
- Link on Edu2Mfg was shown to find the remote teaching tools shared by teachers https://edu2mfg.org/news/category/instructor-resources
- Onshape Representatives did a demonstration
- 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.
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.
On May 5, college and high school instructors gathered for this webinar to share resources and techniques to teach remotely and prepare students for advanced manufacturing careers. This week Roy Ingram, from Sierra College Mechatronics presented.
Here’s what is covered on the April 28 call attended by over 20 teachers from mostly Sacramento area colleges and high schools as well as businesses. The group is sharing tools and solutions to enhance remote teaching of advanced manufacturing topics. The video link is below.
- Name & School
- Karen Fraser-Middleton, Marketing Action, Inc. Principle
- Edu2mfg.org – teacher resources
- Jon Zeh, Dept Chair. Mechanical-Electrical Technology department Sac City College.
- ‘New’ Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program.
- Renowned Mechanical-Electrical Systems – A.S. degree and certificates
- Steve Dicus, Title Less
- Virtual Tour of Parallax
- Pick a date, time and participants
- Open Discussion
- What assistance can we collectively offer with your teaching efforts?
- What does tomorrow look-like at your site?
- Shall the weekly calls continue or …?
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Sacramento region college and high school teachers are meeting to share how they are teaching advanced manufacturing courses to their students remotely.
This afternoon, we have Randy Schuster, from American River College who shares several tools he uses to connect on-line with his students. In addition, he ‘spotlights’ some of his students’ work as a way to inform us what skills and software students in ARC’s Design Technology Program experience.
And, by popular demand, I have agreed to share a website EdPuzzle, a free site that allows the user to edit YouTube videos, add your voice-over to the video and imbed questions your students need to answer while viewing the video. The site allows the teacher to track students’ progress and appears to integrates into most LMS’.
See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.