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Third Annual SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting

About the Meeting

SkillsCommons has continued to develop and deliver free and easy access to workforce development training materials and program management and support materials for workforce development programs. SkillsCommons’ IMPACTcommunities have become part of its sustaining organization enabling affordable innovations in workforce education and workforce development programs to be easily and widely adopted and adapted by teachers, learners, industries, and professional organizations. SkillsCommons services, resources, and communities will help scale the benefits of the US Department of Labor’s TAACCCT investment in workforce development programs at community colleges across America.

JOIN US THIS YEAR at the MERLOT-OLC INNOVATE 2018 conference where you can:

  • SHARE & CONNECT with other TAACCCT grantees, higher ed. institutions, industry organizations and technology companies at our open sessions and the entire INNOVATE Conference!
  • JOIN & LEVERAGE the current IMPACTcommunities and help grow the projects so they have a bigger impact on workforce development throughout the U.S.A. 
  • PURSUE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES by leveraging the expertise and capabilities of successful TAACCCT grantees, SkillsCommons, and the IMPACTcommunities.
  • LEARN ABOUT INNOVATIONS in technology you can apply to your workforce development program.
  • RAISE THE VISIBILITY of your project at a conference with over 1,100 professional attending
  • LEARN ABOUT STRATEGIES in online and blended learning strategies available at the INNOVATE Conference and
  • ATTEND SESSIONS in the new Workforce Innovation Track and the Community College Summit!

NOTE TO TAACCCT PROJECTSAttendance at these meetings is not required as part of your grant. If you plan to attend any in-person events, be sure that they are consistent with your Statement of Work and with the SGA restrictions on allocable costs in the fourth year of the grant.

 

Schedule

8:00am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast

Join fellow attendees for networking and a community meal.
Ryman Hall B1- B3
8:30am - 10:00am Creating Data-Driven Success Stories Hermitage D, Workshop

8:30am -12:00pm Community College Summit
  • Affordable Learning Solutions: FREE Textbook Affordability Tools
  • Storytelling: Recognizing and Marketing the Impact of Your Programs
  • Industry Expert to Expert Instructor (IE2EI): Free professional development to help industry experts quickly and easily learn strategies for successfully teaching in community and technical colleges
  • Small group discussions and ideation
Ryman A/B/D/E
10:00am - 10:30am Networking BREAK and Exhibits

Build your network of resources by getting to know educators and organizations that can help provide support for your project's success.
Ryman Hall B1-B3
12:00pm - 12:45pm Welcome Lunch

Note: All attendees are asked to RSVP for luncheon during the registration process. There is no additional fee; lunch is included in your conference registration.
Tennessee Ballroom
12:45pm - 2:00pm Conference Exploration Time
2:00pm - 2:45pm StoryTelling Workshop Magnolia Boardroom B

Nicolette Van der Lee and StoryTelling IMPACTcommunity Members
2:45pm - 3:30pm Networking BREAK and Exhibits

Build your network of resources by getting to know educators and organizations that can help provide support for your project's success.
Ryman Hall B1-B3
3:30pm - 4:15pm Industry Expert to Expert Instructor Group Discussion Magnolia Boardroom B

Brenda Perea and IE2EI IMPACTcommunity members
3:30pm - 4:15pm SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunities: Solving Big Issues in Today’s Higher Ed Magnolia Ballroom, Emerging Ideas Session

Christian Lagarde
4:30pm - 5:30pm OLC Innovate Opening Keynote: Campfire Stories Tennessee Ballroom
5:30pm - 7:00pm OLC/MERLOT INNOVATE WELCOME RECEPTION

Networking and refreshments
Ryman Hall B1-B3
7:00pm Dinner on your own
7:30am - 8:30am OLC/MERLOT Community Breakfast Tennessee Ballroom
8:45am – 9:30am Customizing and Scaling SkillsCommons Services Magnolia Boardroom B

Maria Fieth
9:45am - 10:30am Skills2Work (S2W) Editorial Boards Review Sessions Magnolia Boardroom B

Christian Lagarde and Editorial Board Members
10:30am - 11:15am Networking BREAK and Exhibits

Build your network of resources by getting to know educators and organizations that can help provide support for your project's success.
Ryman Hall B1-B3
11:15am - 12:00pm SkillsCommons Partnership Strategies: Makeovers, Technology Partners, and More Magnolia Boardroom B

Gerry Hanley
12:00pm - 1:20pm OLC/MERLOT Awards Lunch (ticketed) OR Lunch on your own (Exhibit Hall closed during lunch) Tennessee Ballroom
1:30pm - 2:15pm Celebration of Accomplishments and a Look Ahead Magnolia Boardroom B

SkillsCommons Team
1:30pm - 2:15pm Curating OER in Workforce Development Ryman Studio MNO, Education Session

Christian Lagarde
2:30pm - 3:15pm Skills2Work (S2W) Editorial Boards Review Sessions - Part 1 Magnolia Boardroom B

Editorial Board Editors, Berni Gosky and Holly Schmitt, and Board Members
3:15pm - 4:00pm Skills2Work (S2W) Editorial Boards Review Sessions - Part 2 Magnolia Boardroom B

Editorial Board Editors, Berni Gosky and Holly Schmitt, and Board Members
4:15pm - 5:30pm Innovate Keynote Address: Jordan Shapiro Tennessee Ballroom
5:30pm – 7:00pm ProctorU Post-Keynote Party: "Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ" Happy Hour And A Half (all attendees) Tennessee Lobby A
7:00pm Dinner on your own. We recommend you make dinner reservations in advance if eating at the hotel. Hotel shuttles to Broadway are also available. Cascades and Magnolia Canopy (see hotel website for shuttle times/details/fees)
7:30am – 9:30am Continental Breakfast Tennessee Ballroom
8:15am – 9:30am Innovate Keynote Address: Ruha Benjamin Tennessee Ballroom
9:45am - 10:30am 1:1 SkillsCommons Consulting Time Magnolia Boardroom B

Rick Lumadue
SkillsCommons Team
10:45am - 11:15am Final Networking BREAK and Exhibits

Build your network of resources by getting to know educators and organizations that can help provide support for your project's success.
Ryman Hall B1-B3
11:15am - 12:00pm Final Follow-Up Sessions Scheduled as Needed Magnolia Boardroom B
12:00pm - 12:30pm OLC/MERLOT Innovate 2018 Closing Celebration Event: Failing Forward Tennessee Lobby A
12:30pm End of Conference

Pricing

All attendees wishing to attend should indicate that they plan to participate in the Third Annual SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting when prompted during the registration process. The meeting is included in your
OLC Innovate 2018 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the meeting.