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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.

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.

April Newsletter Offers Tools to Teach CTE Remotely

The April issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter focuses on the innovative ways instructors and industry partners in the Sacramento region, California and the nation are working together to continue educating our future workforce outside of the usual classrooms and labs. This is particularly challenging for hands-on advanced manufacturing courses and other Career Technical Education (CTE) classes.

Through video conference calls, called Shop Talk, teachers are sharing their experiences and methods. Industry representatives are retooling their offerings and making online simulations and tools freely available.

Makers and manufacturers are rising to the call to produce equipment needed by those in the health care field.

Learn more in the April Edu2Mfg newsletter.

March 19 Update How can Edu2Mfg Help you?

In the March 19,2020 email update, Advanced Manufacturing North Region announced some updated information to help instructors who are working remotely. A Shop Talk call is slated for Thursday March 26, Jeff Briggs, Regional Director is asking for input and a list of remote teaching videos was started.

Read the Mid-March 2020 Edu2Mfg Update.

Teachers Can Join Shop Talk

Instructors in Advanced Manufacturing Educator Community are Invited to Join “Shop Talk” on Thursday, March 26

Edu2Mfg is hosting a Shop Talk video conference call for Advanced Manufacturing teachers to share how they are overcoming the challenges of delivering their courses online.

According to Steve Dicus, retired CTE high school teacher and consultant to the Advanced Manufacturing North Region, connecting teachers to a community of educators is more important than ever before.

“Recent Shop Talk video conference calls have proven to be valuable to participants,” said Dicus. “We are building a positive community of teachers who can share their best practices. With the current situation, we all benefit from collaborating and sharing our experiences teaching students remotely.”

Join Shop Talk on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/574822054

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,574822054# or +13462487799,574822054#

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Or Skype for Business (Lync):

SIP:574822054@lync.zoom.us For more information about Shop Talk, contact Steve Dicus.