Learn how Jed Patrick keeps his students engaged through interactive and creative learning methods while maintaining a strong focus on real-world application and employment.
Hear from Ken Toth’s 30 years of teaching experience and using successful methods to get his high school students certified and employed by keeping today’s generation engaged, finding successful ways to partner with businesses, and improving certification pass rates.
Learn best practices from the success of Spencer DeGraw, an IT professional-turned-educator, who has turned a two-year college IT program with a few classes into a multi-faceted certification and employment engine using teaching methods like the flipped classroom model to get students high-paying, competitive jobs.
Learn from over 20 years of Linda Brown’s experience getting high school students trained, certified, and employed using a student-run computer repair shop and a ticketing system integrated with TestOut training and peer mentoring.
Learn from the experience of car-salesman-turned-Microsoft-Azure-Support-Engineer, David Carter, as he provides a unique perspective on getting his dream job. He’ll provide suggestions for helping students get employed in IT and be successful on the job after getting hired.
Does making room for certification in your class seem unrealistic or too difficult to do? Learn from Dave Alexander and Zack Steele on tips for tailoring your class around certification and enlisting TestOut’s help to get you there. You’ll hear stories from both instructors and students about the impact certification has on their classes and on individual students’ lives and get ideas that you can take back to your classroom.
Hear from April Pelfrey and Philip Peavey on how to effectively roll out a Cybersecurity Pathway in your Career & Technical Education (CTE) program.
Learn Professor Eugene Andres’ innovative methods for getting buy-in from his students, instructors, and administrators, to enhance your program, recruit students, get students certified and employed in the IT industry.
Receive training from Bart Taylor, a 20-year veteran instructor, on five key methods for ensuring success with certification and job-readiness among students while helping your school embrace an IT certification culture.
This session will provide a quick look at two new TestOut courses that will be released this summer. Ethical Hacker Pro includes many new and cool technologies to propel your students into a cybersecurity career. IT Fundamentals Pro is designed to help students acquire basic knowledge and skills to bridge the chasm into information technology.
Hear Lee Ann Pessoney share her expertise on how to utilize various online tools and resources to ensure success using TestOut Security Pro. She will pass along some tips on how to create lesson plans, effectively promote certifications to students, and explain how to align Security Pro with other CyberSecurity curriculum and standards, such as PLTW and CyberPatriot.
Hear from 50+ year legend and veteran instructor Mary Beth Tarver as she presents a detailed process for building a large-scale and top-ranked online information systems degree.
Receive training from Patrea Wilson, a veteran IT educator and working industry professional, who will share five key methods for increasing student exams and pass rates. She will share her perspective on the importance of certifications in academic programs, the industry, and the federal government/DoD.
Receive training from industry veteran and IT department head Trent Stokes from Bridgerland Technical College. He will train on a key method for ensuring successful student employment: creating a student-ran help desk.
Learn from the experiments, failures, and successes of Brandon Grace as he’s implemented TestOut into his program over the last three years and discovered the best approaches for utilizing it while changing the way he teaches high school and college students.
Hear from high--school--instructor--turned IT--corporate trainer Johnny Carrera on his unique perspective of going from academia to industry. He’ll provide insight on the things he did right in the classroom and things he would do differently now that he’s working in industry.
Hear from Noel Vallejo as he discusses his passion for helping students and how he started TestOut.