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CWWK Teacher Track Sessions


The College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) features nearly 60 educational seminars on topics related to wood products manufacturing, including 6 “Teacher Track” seminars specifically geared to woodworking educators. ALL CWWK seminars are $10 unlimited for verified woodworking educators and students. Learn more here.

CWWK Teacher Track Seminars

Marketing Your Program – Are You Getting Anyone’s Attention?
Thursday, July 20 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor Mark Smith addresses promoting your program locally and nationally, developing revenue streams for your program, building industry partnerships, establishing a network of supporters, creating an online presence for your program and your students, and identifying what your industry supporters want from you.”

Classroom Tool Safety: A Participatory Session
Thursday, July 20 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
John Stearns, a high school instructor, will moderate the session and bring ideas he uses in his shop that have kept his students accident-free in the shop (“knock on wood”) for 7 years. Safety instruction, testing and follow up will be covered, as well as good tips to keep your shop safe all year long.

Get in the Game with Grants!
Thursday, July 20 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
John Stearns, will lead an idea session on how to look for grant organizations, both national and regional; understand how and what they want to fund; how to read and prepare grant proposals using key words and phrases in order to maximize your chances of receiving an award; and how to report and maintain a good relationship with grant organizations.

Teaching STEM Through Guitar Building
Friday, July 21 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructors Nancy Wilson Chang and Ed Ufford will share how your school can use the STEM Guitar project to engage students and about the free resources available to launch the project at your school, as well as examples of project integration at other schools.

Teaching and Evaluating the Wood Industry’s Skill Standards
Friday, July 21 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join Bert Christensen and Patrick Molzahn, two veteran teachers who have used the WCA Skill Standards to shape their curriculum and find out how they manage the training and credentialing process. You will learn ways to plan and prepare your academic calendar to incorporate WCA credentials into your curriculum and practical methods to evaluate your students.

Using Technology to Create 21st Century Manufacturing Curriculum
Saturday, July 22 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Brian and Jodi Ausland will provide a guided tour of the CTEOnline website, help you set up your account. See what it looks like when quality educators are afforded 21st century tools to shape and share their best practices. You will receive full access and orientation to the CTE Online community curriculum platform.

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