The College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) features 53 educational seminars on topics related to wood products manufacturing, including seven “Teacher Track” seminars specifically geared to woodworking educators. ALL CWWK seminars are $10 unlimited for verified woodworking educators and students. Learn more here.
TU36: How to Keep Your Keester Out of Court (and Other Tips from a Veteran Educator)
Wednesday, July 17 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Patrick Molzahn, Madison College
Patrick Molzahn, author of Modern Cabinetmaking and instructor at Madison College, will share his experiences from over 25 years of teaching. Get tips on what you can do to reduce your exposure and learn about useful teaching resources. Read more.
TU45: Marketing Your Program – Are You Getting Anyone’s Attention?
Tuesday, July 25, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Mark Smith, Reed-Custer High School
Let’s face it, you are busy teacher. You have all the normal teaching activities to deal with and a classroom/shop to maintain. Time is precious and you have little of it, but marketing your program inside and outside the school is something you should be making time for! Read more
WE51: Shop Safety in Education
Wednesday, July 26 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Reuben Foat, Cerritos College
Are you looking to improve safety practices in your woodshop? Reuben Foat leads a discussion on safety culture in an educational environment and will share some of the practices in place at Cerritos College’s Woodworking program. Read more.
WE56: Teacher Project Swap
Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jordan Clarke, Palomar College
Educators – bring your project plans and ideas! What is resonating or popular with your students these days? This is an opportunity to share ideas with your peers and inspire others. Bring copies of your project plans (or a digital file), submit photos of projects to share. Read more.
WE50: Teacher CNC Training Session
Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sallye Coyle, ShopBot; Christian Correa, Wesley Crawford, John Kelly, CTEC
Bring your own laptop, this is a working session! In this crash-course, we will go over introductory-level CNC and CAD. Learn from other high school educators how you can get started with this technology and introduce it to your students. We will walk through creating a project in CAD software, exporting it to the CNC machine, and then cutting it. THIS IS A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP – you will take home a CNC project that you can teach your students. Read more.
TH85: Building Trades into Education: Bridging the Skills Gap Through Collaboration
Thursday, July 27, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Katrina Christensen, Peter Lutz, Molly Turner – SWCEC
Hear from veteran wood educators who represent three of the districts in the Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative (SWCEC). They have developed a collaborative approach to bridging the skills gap through project-based learning, networking, and instilling 21st-century skills in high school students across Southwest Colorado. Read more.
TH94: Teaching and Evaluating the Wood Industry’s Skill Standards
Thursday, July 27, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Greg Larson, WCA
This session will provide useful ideas that you can use to implement the WCA credentialing system in your school. The WCA has assembled a library of videos, training resources, and educational materials to make your job easier. Join a veteran teacher who have used the WCA Skill Standards to shape their curriculum and find out how they manage the training and credentialing process. Read more.