Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media Sector Team


Our weekly live webinar series helps ICT educators stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies and related community college efforts, all without attending a conference! Be sure to register for the webinars that interest you, so we can send you related materials.


January 24

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Connecting With Your Learners Before, During and After Class

Enjoy a funny real-time demonstration of classroom connection technology that has made Dr. Lance Ford one of the most informative and sought after speakers on this topic…live from his school in Oklahoma!

Learning is no longer defined as a one-hour block of time in a classroom on
Monday/Wednesday/Friday. The paradigm of anytime/anywhere learning is fully embraced by today’s learners. Further, their expectation is that learning is individualized and differentiated for their needs and goals.

This creates some inherent challenges for the teacher or faculty member delivering instruction. How do I respond when questions arise? What content and pacing schedule do I need to follow so that learning is inclusive? Is it possible to differentiate assessment and make it authentic for the learners?

Join Dr. Lance Ford, Educational Technology Advocate for Cisco, to explore how Cisco tools can provide faculty and their learners with an accessible, technology-transparent experience that spans what happens before, during and after the “live” classroom meeting.


January 31

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Virtual Labs Update: NETLAB+ and CCNA v7

The team at NDG will bring us the latest lab updates for NETLAB+ and lead a discussion around the new CCNA v7 content. We’ll learn about the timeline for lab updates and any needed modifications to existing NETLAB+ hardware required to support the v7 update.


February 7

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

America’s Leading Cyber Crime Instructor Tells All!

Wireshark Guru and America’s leading Cyber Crime Instructor, Laura Chappell will take us on a lively and humorous review of current topics and risks in cybersecurity. Laura will also give a sneak preview of her upcoming CORE-IT Virtual Conference that provides interactive cybersecurity training for both faculty and professionals. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!


February 21

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

One Year Update: The Google IT Support Professional Certificate’s Impact and How Colleges Can Get Involved

Over the past year, several college CEOs and faculty have contacted the ICT-DM Sector to find out how to implement the Google IT Certification on their campus. Learn about program updates, the one-year impact study, and how you can get involved during this informative webinar presented by Mara Lockowandt from JFF and Kate Johnson from Google. They will cover:

  • How the Google IT Support Professional Certificate fits into the future of work (automation among employers = a greater need for IT fundamentals and troubleshooting capabilities)
  • The impact of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and job placement indicators determined in our one-year impact study
  • Plans to scale to 100 community colleges nationwide in 2020
  • Interesting use cases of the IT Cert, such as College of the Canyons’ pre-apprenticeship model and employer engagement with CC learners (e.g., Grand Rapids CC interview day for IT Cert completers with a national hiring consortium member)
  • Learnings as we scale


February 28

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

The CAE Designation: What it Really Takes and Why it’s Worth the Effort

Did you know that nearly half of the colleges with the Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) designation in California are community colleges? Although it’s a lot of work to apply for this prestigious designation, there are many benefits to both the colleges and their students. Join Nancy Jones from Coastline College and Shawn Monsen from Sierra College to learn what it really takes to complete the application process and why it’s worth the effort.




NICE 2019 Conference and Expo

Novemeber 18-20, 2019
Phoenix, AZ 

2019 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

December 9-10, 2019
Orange County, CA

WASTC 2020 ICT Educators Conference 

January 6-7, 2020
San Jose, CA 

CompTIA Train-the-Trainer Online Courses

CompTIA holds online train-the-trainer courses for each of their certification exams around the time a new exam is released. There is no cost associated with these online courses. Sessions typically run for two hours and are recorded for viewing at a later time. These are a great resource for instructors preparing to teach courses aligned with CompTIA certifications.

Here are the TTT courses with links to session videos that are currently available

Certification: IT Fundamentals+

Exam Number: FC0-U61


Certification: A+ (Core 1)

Exam Number: 220-1001


Certification: A+ (Core 2)

Exam Number: 220-102


Certification: Network +

Exam Number: N10-007


Certification: Security+

Exam Number: SY0-501


Certification: CySA+

Exam Number: CS0-001


Certification: PenTest+

Exam Number: PT0-001


Certification: CASP+

Exam Number: CAS-003


Certification: Cloud+

Exam Number: CV0-002


Certification: Project+

Exam Number: PK0-004


Certification: Linux+

Exam Number: April 2019


Vision for Success

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office, through its Vision for Success website, provides access to free video trainings produced by Skillsoft and LinkedIn Learning. For instructors teaching IT/Cybersecurity courses there are literally hundreds of useful video classes you can take.

Learning content is not limited to technology fields. Video courses available on the site are applicable across a broad range of disciplines useful for just about any course faculty teach.

The Online Network of Educators (@ONE)

@ONE offers a variety of free or low-cost professional development opportunities, whether you’re interested in a quick webinar or workshop to improve your online course, or a certificate program designed to take your online course design or teaching practices to the next level. Webinars, courses, and certificate programs draw from experienced online teachers and designers throughout the state, harnessing the energy, experience, and insights of the largest higher education system in the world.


CompTIA Instructor Network (CIN) is a worldwide community for instructors who provide CompTIA certification training. Join CIN to gain access to the latest CompTIA resources, network with other experts and instructors, and share your stories and best practices.


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