U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education to speak at NCCET COVID-19 Forum

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education to speak at the NCCET’s Distance Learning Adaptation Forum - Beyond COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – The National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) has announced that U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Career, Technical and Adult Education Scott Stump will speak at the “Distance Learning Adaptation Forum - Beyond COVID-19” virtual conference May 18-21. The live, interactive video conference will address best practices in a post-pandemic world across a series of topics presented by experts in higher education.

In addition, “Return, Revert, or Revolution? Workforce Development and Continuing Education’s New Challenge?” will be presented by Dr. Victoria L. Steeger, chief learning officer, office of state procurement, Maryland department of general services. She will be joined by Dr. Daniel Demarte, president of Jamestown (NY) Community College and Dr. Steven Bloomberg, president of Southeast Arkansas College. Also, a session on student engagement in remote teaching will be led by Joe Kitterman, CEO and founder of 180 Skills, the world’s largest library of skills training for the manufacturing sector.

Panel presentations scheduled during the “Distance Learning Adaptation Forum - Beyond COVID-19” conference include:

-“Learning Reimagined... Introducing Northeast Mississippi Community College” will be presented by Dr. Michelle Baragona, vice president of instruction, Northeast Mississippi Community College and distinguished instructor Carlena McCombs Benjamin.

-“Virtual Skills for Remote or Home Offices” and “Comparing Online Collaboration Tools” will be presented by Dr. Carrie Root, CEO, Alpha UMi, Trenton Hightower, CEO, GradCast and Erik Christensen, dean at South Florida State College.

-“The NCCET National Shared Online Certified Curriculum” will be presented by Eric Richardson, founder and CEO, Growth Development Associates and Dr. Richard Cothran, dean of corporate and community education at Tri-County Technical College.

-“Digital Marketing & Social Media” will be presented by Suzanne Kart, award-winning marketing strategist, speaker, writer, content creator, and consultant along with Jennifer Carroll, director of corporate services at Delta College.

-“The Challenge of Conducting Competency-based Assessments Online” will be presented by Jamie Justice, director of education and U.S and global innovation at EON Reality, Inc. and Paige Brooks-Jeffers, executive director of professional development and innovation at The Kentucky Community & Technical College System.

-“Where are our Next Students Coming From: The Adult Prospect Pipeline” will be presented by Jack Mackenzie, founder, CollegeAPP, Dr. Rachelle Sharpe, deputy executive director, Washington Student Achievement Council and Dr. Timothy Wilson, chief relationship officer, at UPLEARN.ai.

-“Pandemic Leveraging of Video to Engage Students and Promote Higher-order Thinking Online” will be presented by Professor Mark Bunting, The University of Texas at Austin, Rudy Garza, founding partner, G51, Daniel Gonzales, director of product, G51, Brigitte Johannessen, director of university operations, G51 and Professor Kristin Spindler, Concordia University Texas.

-“Marketing Your Online Workforce Development Classes” will be presented by Vince Norton, owner, Norton Norris Inc., Jean Norris, Ed.D, managing partner, Norton Norris, Inc., Britney Peterson, director of partnerships, National University System and Dr. Joseph Sallustio, COO and EVP, Claremont Lincoln University.

-“Converting Live Courses to Robust Online Courses: A Case Study” will be presented by Eric Richardson, founder and CEO, Growth Development Associates alongside Dr. Frank Shepard, associate professor of finance and chair of the business department at Ave Maria University.

-“Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality – Practical Application and Use in Higher Education” will be presented by Frank Botdorf, director of business development and partnerships, EON Reality, Inc. and Mike Mathews, vice president of technology and innovation at Oral Roberts University.

-“Leadership in Managing a Remote Workforce” will be presented by Tina Gottus, director of corporate and community education at South Florida State College, Nate Hatzie, COO and facilitator, Alpha UMi and Dr. Carrie Root, CEO, Alpha UMi.

Registration for the conference is open to all NCCET members. Non-members may take advantage of the newly established Associate Member tier which requires no fee and can be established at nccet.org/membership. Full conference tuition for all sixteen sessions is $350 for associate member schools and $95 for all other member schools. That conference tuition covers unrestricted access by registered school officials and is not a per person fee. The complete conference schedule of events is available at nccet.org/events.

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About the National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET)
The NCCET is organized to provide charitable, scientific, and educational services that include, but are not limited to providing leadership for professionals in areas such as continuing professional education and occupational training, community services programming, workforce and economic development, and the programs, organizational structures and technologies that support lifelong learning. NCCET programs are committed to three specific deliverables. First, identifying and certifying new curriculum training programs that our colleges can use within any of these areas. Second, improving the skills of community, technical and junior college professionals in these areas through conferences and publications and newly identified staff development solutions. Third, promoting and enabling distinct institutional revenue growth functions across all of these areas within community colleges, technical colleges and junior colleges. For more information, visit nccet.org.  



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Randy Mitchelson, APR

Comments (1)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Randy. A true opportunity for exposure to so much knowledge in a short period of time. Enjoy your day!

May 14, 2020 06:50 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR

Hi Wayne Martin  - Yes, the education community is forced to scramble to learn new ways to deliver curriculum 

May 14, 2020 10:54 AM

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