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Fall 2016 Educator Workshops

Fall 2016 Educator Workshops

New England Institute of Technology invites secondary educators to participate in free after school workshops.  Classes will meet weekly in East Greenwich starting the week of October 11th and run through the week of December 5th.  Space is limited.


In today's world of interconnected digital devices, the security of one's personal information and communications is an ever-increasing concern. Through a series of non-technical discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to implement various tools and techniques, both personally and in the classroom, which allow them to better protect personal information and communications, secure their electronic devices and safely navigate the Internet. At the completion of the course, participants will have achieved a greater understanding of the potential threats lurking in the "digital shadows," how to recognize them, and how to protect against them.
This workshop runs on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 12th through Dec. 7th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Offered by the Information Technology Department
Materials required: 1GB USB thumb drive

Computer Programming

Industry’s demands for computer programming professionals continue to rise.  Due to U.S. shortages of programmer graduates in America, companies import technical expertise.  Schools should encourage their students to pursue a lucrative career in software engineering.  This introduction to C# class will help high school teachers introduce the art of application development in a fun, engaging, and relevant atmosphere.  Educators will learn how to design user interfaces using forms and write code that will perform the tasks requested via its front-end.
This workshop runs on Thursdays, beginning on Oct. 13th through Dec. 8th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Offered by the Information Technology Department

The Automobile and American Culture

The course is a combination of the history of the automobile in this country and the influence that the automobile and its related technologies has had on our culture and society.
This workshop runs on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 12th through Dec 7th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Offered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Using Digital Media Production to Enhance Learning

Practice several media production techniques that help deliver information in an engaging way. By the end of the class you will have produced a 1-2-minute video that illustrates a concept you would like to use to engage your students in a class you teach. What are your objectives for engagement? Participants will work with NE Tech video cameras/lighting and editing systems each week. We will touch on using graphics/animation in your projects as well as green screening.  Think about what idea you would like to present. We also have the capability for doing some simple animation as well. 
This workshop will run on Tuesdays beginning Oct 11th through Dec. 6th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and is offered by the Digital Media Production Department.


The class will involve the introduction of Solidworks (CAD) to intermediate level users. Progression of the lessons will depend on the skill set of the participants. The course will consist of understanding the fundamentals of Solidworks, how to make parts and utilize the 3D printer. Should the participants master the CAD concepts quickly, I will then assign a group project. This will allow teams to assemble their parts together, while providing them with a basic knowledge of the assembly features in Solidworks.  
This workshop runs on Wednesdays, beginning Oct 12th through Dec 7th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and is offered by the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department

Expanding the Classroom

The Expanding the Classroom workshop will discuss the role of technology in the modern day “expanded” classroom as well as the obstacles to its full use.  Participants will investigate the use of several different applications for the delivery of text, audio and video in and out of your classroom.  You will be asked to compare and contrast the options available to use after experiments with some choices.  You will experiment with the Canvas online learning management system as a hub of a digital classroom.  Participants will produce at least one lesson, activity or assignment, using one or more of the new tools available to you.  
Classes run every Tuesday starting on October 11th through December 6th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and are offered by the NEIT Faculty Resource Center

Organizing Your Life with Project Management

This course centers on the competing demands students face in planning and achieving desired goals - commonly known as the “Triple Constraint” in the practice of project management. The triple constraint refers to scope, time, and resources allocated in a project’s lifecycle. Whenever one facet is adjusted, another is affected. In fact, everyone faces these challenges in many endeavors – in school, in work, and certainly in daily life. How do we select or adapt to assigned plans (projects), prioritize them, and control them as best as possible from beginning to completion? What makes leaders effective and teams dynamic throughout this process?  This skill set provides participans with a valuable foundation in the principles and application of successful project management.
Classes run every Tuesday starting Oct. 11th through Dec 6th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Offered by the Business Management Department

For questions please contact Erin Flynn at 800-736-7744 ext. 3462 or by email at