8 Reasons to Register for the Working Connections Institute

Register for the 12th Annual Working Connections Faculty Development Institute

Technology Moves Us

So, what are the top reasons why you should attend?

  • The annual Institute is designed by faculty for faculty.
  • You receive twenty-seven hours of high quality training at the exceptionally affordable price of $100.  (This includes instruction, instructional documents and a textbook, breakfast, lunch and snacks, and give-aways).
  • You will experience hands-on application using the latest tools to learn the latest technologies.
  • Working Connections is designed to prepare you to meet your student’s educational needs for the upcoming academic year.
  • Through networking, instruction time, and presentations your are provided with the opportunity to share best practices with your community and technical college peers on using and teaching information technology.
  • Your get to hear from industry professionals on relevant, current issues to increase your awareness and knowledge of emerging technologies, new products, and the latest application iterations.
  • Working Connections supports your work in maintaining your Professional-Technical Certification.
  • Working Connections doesn’t conflict with your normally contracted teaching hours as it always takes place during the latter part of August.

The 12th Working Connections ICT Faculty Development Institute, Tuesday, August 24-Thursday, August, 26, 2010 will bring Washington State community and technical college (CTC) information, computing and business faculty together on the Bellevue College campus to participate for an intensive  three-day professional development training period.  This information and computing technology experience offers faculty in-depth, hands-on labs in current and beta iterations of software and hardware applications.

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Working Connections for CoEWhat faculty said about the 2009 Working Connections Institute:

“Just keep up what you have been doing for the past, how many, years?”

“My friend from California was very impressed with the Institute–I was so proud of you guys!”

“Working Connections appeared seamless again this year. Thank you for all your hard work.”

“Excellent track.  I am excited I learned these skills and look forward to enhancing my curriculum with them.”

2010 Tracks:

  • Track #1: How to Make the Most of Web 2.0 in Your Classroom
  • Track #2: SharePoint 2010: What’s New
  • Track #3: Office 2010
  • Track #4: Virtually, Virtualization and Windows 7
  • Track #5: What’s New Adobe? Creative Suite 5!
  • Track #6: Visual Studio: Gets a Makeover for 2010

Track Instructors Needed

We are interested in interviewing instructors for the following tracks:

  • Track #4: Virtually, Virtualization and Windows 7
  • Track #5: What’s New Adobe? Creative Suite 4!
  • Track #6: Visual Studio: Gets a Makeover for 2010

Payment is $2,063 (this includes all curriculum development, instruction, and travel) for the August 24-26, 2010 Institute.  Please email your inquiry, and attach a resume, to maureen.majury@bellevuecollege.edu.  The faculty advisory board will review all inquiries and then schedule interview for qualified candidates.  Feel free to share this with colleagues at your college.

We have arranged for an exclusive rate at the luxurious Hotel Sierra (opens in a new window) (a five-minute or less walk from the N-Building at Bellevue College) of $139 per night. This package includes a continental breakfast and more!

Hotel Sierra Bellevue

3244 139th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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