Volume 3, Issue 4 |April 2022
Project to Host Second Webinar
In Spring 2022 Series
Preparing Technicians will host Webinar 2, Professional Development and Instructional Resources for the Future of Work, on April 22 as part of its free Spring 2022 series.

On March 18, Webinar 1 featured the project's recently published recommendations report, The Framework for A Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core, and discussed its three skill areas, advanced digital literacy, data knowledge and analysis, and business knowledge and processes. The webinar also included an introduction of the project's instructional cards to address the convergence of these skill areas within the Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core. The cards complement the Toolkit for Adopting a Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core currently in development.

Webinar 2 will go into more depth about the instructional resources developed by the project including how to implement the instructional cards in multiple settings to address the Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core.

For more information or to register for the rest of the series, visit the project website.
Watch Webinar 1
New Instructional Card Now Available -
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Microlessons for Skills in the Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core

Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work continues to develop tools and resources to support educators in future-proofing tomorrow's technicians.

The catalog of instructional cards is growing as additions are being published weekly on the website. The cards will assist educators in adoption of The Framework for a Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core.

The instructional cards contain bite-sized lessons designed to address skill areas within the Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core—advanced digital literacy, data knowledge and analysis, and business knowledge and processes—for introduction in advanced technology education programs.

for a current list of all
available cards
and check back soon as new cards are being added!
New National Science Foundation directorate to accelerate Breakthrough technologies, societal and economic advances
Opportunities and Events
Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification Institutes I and II
If you are involved in career and technical education, adult education, counseling, corrections, or workforce development and your duties have expanded to include Career Pathways, you and your team are invited to attend the National Career Pathways Network's Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification I and II Institutes. This summer’s CPL institutes will be held June 23 and 24 at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.

Click here for more information or to register.
HI-TEC: A National Conference on Advanced Technological Education - Register Today
Don't miss the 2022 HI-TEC conference on July 25–28 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah!

Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with preparing America’s skilled technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy. For more information visit the website.
NCPN Connect 2022 Conference
Make plans to attend NCPN Connect 2022 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, October 20-22! This in-person event presented by the National Career Pathways Network will include keynotes, breakout sessions, networking for attendees, and more. Conference strands cover: Career Counseling, Development, and Advising; Teaching and Learning; Designing/Delivering Programs; Establishing/Growing Partnerships; and Workforce Development.

For more information visit the NCPN Connect 2022 website.
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