April 2020
Shop Talk Helps Teachers Navigate Remote Instruction
Teachers are helping teachers by sharing their methods and resources to teach advanced manufacturing remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Shop Talk, a video conference call facilitated by Edu2Mfg's Steve Dicus, has become an even more important resource for instructors faced with engaging hands-on students outside of the usual classrooms and labs. On the calls, this community of high school teachers and community college faculty members share their remote teaching methods to help each other. The group has steadily been growing with 23 participants on the recent call.

For example, on a recent Shop Talk, Dan Turner, Welding instructor, Yuba College, described how he is using Miller Electric Open Book. In addition to welding, it provides material on safety, blue print reading, basic electricity, introduction to metal, measuring and more. Instructors can set up quizzes and track students' results. He also showed how he is using Kahoot.com as a way to use gamification to engage students. Instructables.com was another online tool mentioned in the discussion.

Several call participants shared the challenges of students having chrome books and the need to access CAD and other programs in the cloud, and what they are doing to help students, such as using Tinkercad & AutoCAD®.

Join Shop Talk: The next Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 PM. Instructors interested in joining these Shop Talk calls or reviewing the recorded calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.
Project Update
Industry Partners form CTE Coalition to Support Manufacturing Education
To help Career Technical Education instructors quickly and easily access valuable resources during this time when schools are closed, manufacturing industry partners have joined together to form the CTE Coalition. Through this resource, you'll find teaching tools from:
  • Autodesk
  • AWS
  • camInstructor
  • Caterpillar
  • HAAS
  • NC3
  • Sandvik
  • SkillsUSA
  • SME/Tooling U
To learn more, go to CTE Coalition.
Autodesk® Makes Resources Available
Thanks to Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, for sharing these resources. 
Teachers Share Video Libraries
Thanks to some of our teachers for sharing their video libraries on YouTube that may provide content for other instructors. Below are links to their home pages on YouTube. Be sure to click their videos, playlists and channels tabs to see many useful resources.
Dan Frank, Advanced Manufacturing, Rocklin High School - Daniel Frank
Scott Seacrist, Advanced Manufacturing, Lincoln High School - MrSeacrist
Jonathan Schwartz, Advanced Manufacturing, Wood & Math, Colfax High School - ColfaxMath (Adv. Mfg. & Math) and TopSaw (Wood)
Makers Manufacture Masks and Shields for Care Providers
During the recent Shop Talk, it was asked if any schools, colleges or organizations are producing masks, shields or other equipment.

OpShieldsUp Partners with Masks for Docs and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
At Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College in Rocklin, makers and manufacturers have formed Operation Shields Up to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line care providers. This all volunteer group is partnering with Masks For Docs and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. The PPE shields are 100% donation based and not for sale. The group seeks:
  • Those who can 3D print parts to support the effort
  • Volunteers to make, sanitize, assemble and pack PPEs in Rocklin
  • Experts in sourcing materials, administration and manufacturing
  • Donations of supplies and materials
  • Donations of food for the volunteers
  • Financial donations to support the effort
Go to OpShieldsUp.org to learn more.
Cabrillo College Makerspace Produces Masks
Payson McNett, Cabrillo College Art Studio instructor and director of Digital Fabrication, is producing masks in the college makerspace . The 3-D printed mask has a snap-in section for medical grade filtration materials that can be changed out as needed. The designs for these PPE masks are posted on the Billings Clinic Foundation website. For prototypes or help with designs, please contact Payson McNett at  pamcnett(at)cabrillo.edu .
Jeff Briggs . Regional Director . Advanced Manufacturing North Region 
916.316.8100 . JeffBriggs@SierraCollege.edu  .  http://www.edu2mfg.org/  
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Funding provided in part through Sierra College Grant #19-452-001, administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.