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CCE 2019

Note: Sessions, meals, receptions and offsite events are for conference participants only.

Agenda

    • Sunday, April 7, 2019
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      1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
      Registration Open
      3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Optional Focus Groups & Course Coordinator Sessions
      6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM
      Welcome Reception
      6:45 PM  -  7:15 PM
      Opening Remarks from Jason Sakos, VP of Marketing, STM/Hardside
      7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM
      Dinner
    • Monday, April 8, 2019
    •  
      6:45 AM  -  7:30 AM
      Registration Open
      Coffee & Snacks are available to take on the bus
      7:30 AM  -  7:40 AM
      Board Busses to Depart to Microsoft
      7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Commute to Redmond
      8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM
      Arrivals on Microsoft Campus, Product Stations Open, Breakfast Available
      9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
      Keynote #1: Meet the New Office: The Redmond Rollout
      Corinne Hoisington, Professor, Central Virginia Community College
      10:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Break
      10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Keynote #2
      Fernando Bleichmar, EVP Higher Ed & Skills, Cengage
      11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Keynote #3: Cengage Unlimited From All Angles
      Join us to learn more about Cengage Unlimited from every perspective! Panelists include instructors, students, parents, and Cengage staff. We’ll explore the impact that CU has had on higher education - from affordability to an enhanced learning experience. Our panel will share their first thoughts and impressions, overall experience, how CU has affected student learning, and where we’re headed next. You’ll get the inside scoop about what’s on the horizon and have an opportunity to get your CU questions answered.
      11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
      Lunch
      12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
      Breakout Session #1
      12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
      MindTap Roadmap and Innovation: Programming Course Areas
      Saul Costa, Next Tech
      Kristin McNary, Cengage

      Sneak-peek: Take a look at the research and development underway to improve IDE and coding sandbox cheat detection, instructor modification functionality and GIT integration in MindTap Programming. Provide feedback, sign up to be a tester and inform the direction of our products.
      12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
      Cyber Security Certification Update
      Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University

      Several new and updated security certifications have recently been released, such as CompTIA's Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), Penetration Tester (PenTest+), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), and Security+. In addition, other security certifications remain popular. What do these certifications cover? Which of these are best for our students? And what are the latest attacks and defenses that are reflected in the security certifications? In this presentation we will look at an update on security and security certifications. We will also explore Cengage tools for helping students achieve security certification test success.
      12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
      *SPARK* Student Interest by Including Emerging Technology Topics Into Your Intro to Computing Course
      Rebecca Curtin, William Rainey Harper College

      Every Computer Concepts course must cover the basics: hardware, software, Internet basics, etc. But each topic can be sprinkled with topics and assignments that students are more excited about. Why not learn about the 3-D printing of pizza, body organs, cars and houses as part of the hardware section? Why not assign a simple project on augmented reality by having them use an app from a retailer such as IKEA or Home Depot? Why not have them take a phishing quiz to learn how to recognize bogus emails as part of the Internet section? The topics are endless. During this session, actual examples of how emerging technology topics and assignments are intermixed into an Introduction to Computing course will be provided.
      12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
      Microsoft Campus Tours
      Take a brief self-guided tour of the Microsoft Visitors Center and shop the Microsoft Store. You will take a brief walk from The Mixer over to the Microsoft Visitors Center and Store and have some dedicated time to explore and shop. These tours are limited to 15 participants per time slot. To secure your tour time, please sign up at the Information Desk. Tours will depart from the Information Desk at the scheduled breakout start time and will return in time for the next scheduled session.
      12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
      The Inclusive Classroom: Technology to Empower Every Learner
      With more than one billion people with disabilities in the world, Microsoft is passionate about accessibility and is invested in ensuring our products work for every administrator, professor/teacher, and student to empower educational institutions throughout the US. You’ve seen the Super Bowl commercial, now come and hear about how Microsoft is building technology to help make every classroom accessible and every learner independent.
      1:45 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Break
      2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Breakout Session #2
      2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Microsoft Campus Tours
      Take a brief self-guided tour of the Microsoft Visitors Center and shop the Microsoft Store. You will take a brief walk from The Mixer over to the Microsoft Visitors Center and Store and have some dedicated time to explore and shop. These tours are limited to 15 participants per time slot. To secure your tour time, please sign up at the Information Desk. Tours will depart from the Information Desk at the scheduled breakout start time and will return in time for the next scheduled session.
      2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Hands-on Approach to Teaching Computer Science
      Hau Nguyen, Grossmont College

      This talk will discuss various hands-on approaches to teaching Computer Science courses. It will leverage interactive materials and hands-on coding environment in MindTap Programming. It will also illustrate how MindTap can be integrated with the Canvas LMS. In addition, this session will discuss why MindTap was chosen and what students think about it. It will also describe best practices and tips and tricks for successful MindTap deployment of Computer Programming courses.
      2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      CompTIA A+ Turns to the Cloud and More
      Joy Dark and Jean Andrews, Cengage Authors

      Many of the new CompTIA 2019 A+ exam objectives focus on cloud computing and virtualization. Come see how to engage your learners in these exciting new objectives through learn-by-doing team projects. Learn how to incorporate Google Cloud, Amazon Cloud Services, Windows Server Active Directory, programmable IoT devices, smart homes, thin clients, cloud models (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), virtual machines, and the change management process into comprehensive team projects to check off a ton of new A+ objectives and learn many IT career skills. Through each activity and project, students are encouraged to own their learning. Empowered learners prepare for successful IT careers through CompTIA A+ certification, teaching themselves, problem solving, working in teams, and honing their career-making people skills.
      2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Engaging Introductory Computing Student Learning with Authentic Datasets
      David Clisbee, Minnesota State University, Mankato

      Sometimes it can be difficult to inspire introductory computing students to engage with and see the value of working with large datasets while practicing critical thinking skills using Microsoft Excel. Conference participants will benefit from discussion of specific strategies for selecting and using authentic data in hands-on, group activities that students reported as relevant not only to their academic pursuits but perceived as applicable to their future careers. Additionally, a full walkthrough of the activity design from concept to student survey responses after completing the activities will be presented. Student responses to engagement surveys will also highlight the respondents’ favoring of learning activities that use authentic, real-world data versus hypothetical, fictional data as well as whether or not the type of data they interact with has an influence on their level of engagement in completing a Microsoft Excel learning activity. The presentation will conclude with future directions and implications for designing Excel activities with datasets students are most likely to find engaging.
      2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
      What is the Future of Learning? Are We Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World?
      Angela Rudd, Gaston College

      As educators we are creating environments for students using technology. But are we creating learning environments that are learning personalized, and not just presenting content using, technology? Students today want to learn, they are Creative and want a culture of Discovery. No longer does a one size fits all approach work. Students need to be able to learn anytime, anywhere and in their own way. In this session, we will discuss what personalized learning is and how this is part of the 21st Century learning revolution. How can we as educators create a culture of students who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and entrepreneurs who can rapidly adapt to the changing world? You’ll leave the session excited to add your creative flair to your course and ready to share with your colleagues. Excitement is contagious. Come join the conversation on re-designing teaching and learning. It was Socrates who said, “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”
      3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Break
      3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
      Breakout Session #3
      3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
      Enhance the IS Program through 1-hour Specialty Courses for Gen Z-ers
      Mava Wilson & Bill Jaber, Lee University

      Gen Z students have access to online tutorials, YouTube and a plethora of other technologies which allow them to learn on-their-own. So what are the benefits of offering 1-credit courses to students? If it is a course for required elective credits, how can a course be designed to meet academic requirements, teach the latest technology or programming language and be interesting to students while not duplicating what can be obtained somewhere online for free? Our students have been asking for current/latest language and technology courses. So as part of our curriculum redesign, we added two 3-credit elective courses. Our goal is to offer 1-credit latest technology options each semester to introduce a new language, concept or technology. Our venture into offering 1-credit courses will be discussed, along with the issues faced, the method of instruction, the results and the successes and failures highlighted. In addition, a list of 1-credit courses we intend to offer with the why they are selected will be discussed. With participation from all attendees, a participant should walk away with a list of possible 1-credit electives and suggestions for implementation.
      3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
      The Next Generation of Teaching IT, Networking and Securing Using Live Virtual Machine Labs
      Carrie Shaffer, Practice Labs

      Come engage with us on the latest MindTap Live Virtual Machine Lab offerings and learn how to best leverage these labs in your IT, Networking, and Cybersecurity courses. We’ll provide an overview of the latest and greatest functionality within our Live Virtual Machine Labs and provide tips and tricks for student success within these labs.
      3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
      Infusing Digital Citizenship into your Classroom
      Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College

      Which directions should be shared as students head down the streets of their future workplaces and communities? The ability to practice and advocate online behavior that demonstrates legal, ethical, safe and responsible use of information and communication technologies at work and at play. Digital citizens are people who conscientiously connect, share, buy, sell and work online and across social media apps. On a global scale, our students must recognize how their homegrown efforts affect their neighbors and populations abroad, digital citizens use technology to report events, organize action and mobilize supporters across nations.
      3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
      Follow the Yellow Brick Road Towards a Solution to the STEM Skills Gap
      Keith Morneau, ECPI University

      According to multiple workforce studies, there are millions of jobs that exist and not enough workers to fill them in STEM-related fields. Since the mid-1990s, we have all heard that graduates need more soft skills. Over the last 10 years, we’ve heard that not only do graduates have soft skills issues but also hard skills too. The journey to “Oz” is not going to be easy, filled with challenges and opportunities along the way. Bridging the skills gap is going to require new ideas and approaches in partnership with government, associations, employers and universities. But, with the right vision and strategy, we can finally bridge the STEM skills gap. This session will discuss the STEM skills gap, the current landscape both regionally and nationally, and the potential ideas for solutions that can be implemented today.
      4:30 PM  -  4:40 PM
      Board Buses to return to Grand Hyatt Seattle
      4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
      Return to Hotel
      6:20 PM 
      Meet in Hotel Lobby for Transportation to Evening Event
      Busses depart promptly at 6:30 p.m. from 7th Avenue Entrance
      7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
      Offsite Dinner Event at Museum of Pop Culture
      *Note: The Offsite Dinner Event is for registered attendees only. The venue will be closed to the public for our event and there is not availability to purchase guest tickets for this event.
    • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    •  
      6:45 AM  -  7:30 AM
      Registration Open
      Coffee & Snacks are available to take on the bus
      7:30 AM  -  7:40 AM
      Board Busses to depart to Microsoft
      7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
      Commute to Redmond
      8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
      Arrivals on Microsoft Campus, Product Stations Open, Breakfast Available
      9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Breakout Session #4
      9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Microsoft Campus Tours
      Take a brief self-guided tour of the Microsoft Visitors Center and shop the Microsoft Store. You will take a brief walk from The Mixer over to the Microsoft Visitors Center and Store and have some dedicated time to explore and shop. These tours are limited to 15 participants per time slot. To secure your tour time, please sign up at the Information Desk. Tours will depart from the Information Desk at the scheduled breakout start time and will return in time for the next scheduled session.
      9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Soft Skills for the Virtual World
      Mark Shellman, Gaston College

      Everyone agrees that soft skills are extremely important. For many years employers have communicated the need for students to have soft skills upon graduation, in addition to the “hard skills” needed for their chosen discipline. Communication skills would surely be in the top ten list of every employer; however, the face of communication has now changed. Once upon a time, business was conducted solely in person; however, in the virtual world there are no handshakes. Although it is still extremely important to communicate to students the interpersonal skills needed for in-person communication in the workplace, it is even more important for them to understand the different mediums of communication they will be encountering once they graduate. Adapting to these environments may make the difference in students succeeding in the workplace of today. The programming projects of today are constructed by various people across the country, or even across the globe, no longer in a string of cubicles on one office. The ability to communicate “virtually” is a necessity in the business world of today. By attending this session, it is the hope of the presenter that participants will first understand there has been a paradigm shift in the need for soft skills. No longer do we need to focus solely on in-person soft skills; instead, we need to additionally incorporate soft skills for students communicating in virtual environments. Another benefit of attending the presentation will be the sharing of ideas within the audience of how to interject virtual soft skills into the various curriculums.
      9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Getting Students A-Head in the Cloud
      Ted Simpson, University of Wisconsin Barron County
      Jill West, Georgia Northwestern Technical College


      The latest industry certifications are moving toward the Cloud and Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). In this session we’ll discuss the new SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) and Cloud based certifications that are recently available from CompTIA (Cloud+), VMware, and Microsoft. In addition to describing the certifications, the session will identify possible job markets for these certifications and show how our books and other Cengage products such as MindTap and Cengage Unlimited can be used to help students meet certification prerequisites.
      9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
      SAM Path: A Roadmap to Success
      Teresa Worthy, Gaston College

      Tools in SAM can be your roadmap to student success! Currently, student success, retention and completion are the focus of educational institutions throughout our country. As educators, many of us utilize SAM in the classroom to promote success in our courses, but are we utilizing all the great tools SAM has to offer? SAM has a wonderful tool called SAM Path. This valuable tool assesses students and provides customized, individual remedial help based on each student’s individual needs. Ultimately, it gauges student learning of the material for both the student and the instructor and helps guide the instructor’s focus to where additional help and clarification are needed for student success in the course. In this session we will discuss the SAM Path and Frequency Analysis Tools and show attendees how they can be used collectively to identify problem-areas for students, Show how the SAM Path feature analyzes students’ performance to identify areas for remediation and customizes assignments accordingly and explain how these tools can be used to verify that students are learning course material and ensure student success.
      9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Creating a Culture for Internships that Support Experiential Learning
      Anthony Dillon, University of South Carolina

      At the University of South Carolina, student interns spend many summers working with such companies as Bank of America, Best Buy, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Boeing, Capgemini, Charles Schwab, Google, Hendrick Automotive, IBM, Lowes, Michelin, and many others. The USC Integrated Information Technology program requires students to complete a six-credit internship involving 400 working hours in an IT position as part of its degree program. The structure of the class, along with a seminar class course prepares students for their ultimate move from the classroom to full-time employment. Experiential learning begins with the Seminar class as a prerequisite to the internship. The class focuses on the understanding and importance of employability skills but gives the unique opportunity to network with business partners on a regular basis who enter the classroom as guest speakers. Upon completing the internship, students experience both the technical and professional aspects of the corporate world and each student gains the necessary hands-on experiences through a supervised program. By using a dedicated director of the internship program, the university builds upon relationships with companies and expands on opportunities that allow a variety of career choices for USC graduates.
      10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Break
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Breakout Session #5
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Microsoft Campus Tours
      Take a brief self-guided tour of the Microsoft Visitors Center and shop the Microsoft Store. You will take a brief walk from The Mixer over to the Microsoft Visitors Center and Store and have some dedicated time to explore and shop. These tours are limited to 15 participants per time slot. To secure your tour time, please sign up at the Information Desk. Tours will depart from the Information Desk at the scheduled breakout start time and will return in time for the next scheduled session.
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      HTML and MindTap - Helping Students Become Unlimited
      Angie Rudd, Gaston College

      Are you using MindTap with HTML5 and CSS3 to teach coding? Have you thought about incorporating MindTap, but are nervous about how the platform works with HTML5 and CSS3? Then join me, as I show you the tricks to be successful in this environment. I will show you how I use the platform with students and ways you can help students be successful in this learning environment. If you are currently using MindTap with HTLM5 and CSS3, then let's extend the conversation to include what works and what might need tweaking. What can we do for students, and what can Cengage do for instructors to make the learning experience excel for all? Let's join together to become Unlimited with MindTap and HTML5.
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Immersive Education: Accelerating the Availability of Cybersecurity Workers to the Workforce
      Pam Schmelz, Ivy Tech Community College

      There is a great need for cybersecurity personnel. Schools aren’t producing enough graduates right now to fill the increasing need for cybersecurity workers. Ivy Tech, in partnership with the Indiana National Guard and the National Center for Complex Operations (NCCO), has put together a program to graduate around 40 students in 11 months with the AAS in Cybersecurity with plans to start 80 students in the fall of 2019. The program is being hosted at the Muscatatuck Urban Training center in Butlerville, IN, which will give students access to real-life situations, like a fully-outfitted smart house, a working water treatment plant, a jail and many other features. Ivy Tech Community College has the honor of being designated as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education through a rigorous process supported by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. In this session, you will learn more about how all of this came to fruition, what we are learning as the first 40-student cohort works through the curriculum and how we will implement lessons learned and best practices for our 80-student cohort in the fall of 2019.
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Facilitating, Transforming and Implementing Curriculum Changes
      Annjanette Bennar, Goodwin College

      Organizational change at any level is likely to encounter unforeseen obstacles, yet it is both necessary and possible to enact meaningful transformation when updating curriculum. This session will focus on the progression of making the change from an out-of-date, traditional, Computing class to include a student-centered approach by incorporating MindTap Computing. The discussion will include researching various options, proposing solutions to the leadership team, obtaining buy-in from a skeptical faculty, designing a model that works for both on-ground and online formats, and actually implementing the changes. The process will be outlined from start to finish, with special attention given to the challenges and wisdom attained along the way. Also included will be an analysis regarding effective course design for multiple delivery formats while keeping the integrity of a teacher involved model. Conference participants will leave with new ideas of how to best implement MindTap into existing curriculum, insights into the challenges they might face in the process and valuable information about what worked at another institution.
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Making Digital Product Implementation Easy
      Donna Sue Shellman, Gaston College

      Digital products are becoming more prevalent in higher education. In fact, students of all ages typically enjoy working with digital products once they master the learning curve. However, obstacles that digital product producers face include getting the faculty to consider, adopt and implement digital products. Faculty professional roles include teaching, researching, committee work, project work and numerous other tasks. Teaching often gets the least of the time and energy remaining. Thus, faculty hesitate to change what they believe to be working: If it’s working, don’t change anything. In addition, the technology learning curve can be daunting, especially to the faculty members least familiar with technology. Faculty often hesitate when faced with adopting digital technologies, despite it making faculty lives easier and strengthening the student learning experience. Why do faculty members continue to resist adopting digital products? Digital solutions incorporate a vast amount of resources into the learning experience and are proven to increase student learning. Come listen to one instructor’s experience in adopting digital technology and learn how Cengage made her outcome a successful one. Attendees will learn why digital solutions are important and steps for implementation.
      12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
      Lunch
      1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Keynote #4: Microsoft Teams In the Classroom
      Microsoft Teams Product Team
      2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
      Break
      2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Keynote #5: What is AI and Will it Take Over the World Soon
      David Gibson, Microsoft Sr. Education Strategy Leader
      Corinne Hoisington, Professor, Central Virginia Community College

      3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Closing Remarks, Raffles
      4:00 PM  -  4:10 PM
      Board Buses to return to Grand Hyatt Seattle
      4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Return to Hotel
      5:00 PM 
      Free Night in Seattle
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