Experiential Learning Visits

Hosted by National Connection

Experiential Learning Visits offer a rare opportunity to explore the nexus of technology and education in practice. You’ll gain invaluable hands-on experiences you can take home. These popular programs are ticketed events open to all conference attendees. Fees are in addition to full conference program registration fees.  

Thursday, April 5th

8:15 am – 6:00 pm
Social Media and Your District Brand: Insights from Dell

Spend the morning in Austin at Regan High School’s cybersecurity academy and the “library of the future” at Joe Lee Johnson High School in the Round Rock Independent School District. Then, gain insights about managing and monitoring your district’s brand on social media from Dell, one of the nation’s largest technology providers. After lunch on Dell’s corporate campus in Round Rock, there will be an executive briefing at its Social Media Command Center, and tours of redesigned space to support 21st century workplace skills, and the product testing area.
(Transportation and lunch included)
$135 NC/CUBE
$150 Other

 

Friday, April 6

8:00 am – Noon
Going Beyond the Game at Northside Independent School District

Tour innovative facilities and hear how the mission of the Northside Independent School District athletic program supports the development of well-rounded students with high academic standards and strong character at the fourth largest district in Texas. Grant Teaff, winningest coach in Baylor football history, former executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, and author of the recent book, “A Coach's Influence: Beyond the Game” will share insights from his career. In a state well-known for its high school sports, this visit will highlight policy and safety concerns school boards must address when supporting student athletic programs.
(Transportation and lunch included)
$100 NC/CUBE
$125 Other

 

12:30 – 5:30 pm
STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc and Alamo Area Academies, Inc.

See state-of-the-art robotic technology in the Body Weld Shop at the 2.2 million square foot Toyota production facility before moving through the entire production process. Then, learn how San Antonio came together more than 20 years ago, to address the growing “skills gap” in their community by launching the non-profit Alamo Area Academies, Inc. The Academies tour and briefing provides a roadmap for school leaders who want to replicate similar collaborations with industries in their local areas to provide youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations. Limit 40 per tour.
(Transportation provided. Clothing Requirements: Long pants (no skirts, no shorts); Shirts must have sleeves (short sleeves acceptable: no sleeveless or cap sleeves); Closed toe shoes).
$100 NC/CUBE
$125 Other

 

Saturday, April 7

12:45 – 4:00 pm
A Taste of the Future at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio Campus

Visit one of the nation’s premier culinary arts programs and hear industry insights about career opportunities in the ever-changing food world. Founded in 1946, the CIA was the first culinary college and San Antonio is one of only four global campuses. See why CIA’s education programs are distinguished by their quality, innovation, and use of resources that emphasize hands-on learning in small class settings.
(Transportation and tasting included)
$150 NC/CUBE
$165 Other

 

Sunday April 8th 

2:00 – 5:30 pm
Helping Future Generations Remember – The Alamo and Beyond
Participate in a guided tour at The Alamo and learn how distance learning resources can engage students in your district through virtual torus and history trunks. Plus, discover how the National Park Service delivers access to resources at their many resources during a visit to one of the sites in the new  San Antonio Missions National Park.

(Transportation included)
$100 NC/CUBE
$125 Other

 

Monday, April 9

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
STEM in the Real-World: Tours of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc and Alamo Area Academies, Inc.

See state-of-the-art robotic technology in the Body Weld Shop at the 2.2 million square foot Toyota production facility before moving through the entire production process. Then, learn how San Antonio came together more than 20 years ago, to address the growing “skills gap” in their community by launching the non-profit Alamo Area Academies, Inc. The Academies tour and briefing provides a roadmap for school leaders who want to replicate similar collaborations with industries in their local areas to provide youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations. Limit 40 per tour.
(Transportation provided. Clothing Requirements: Long pants (no skirts, no shorts); Shirts must have sleeves (short sleeves acceptable: no sleeveless or cap sleeves); Closed toe shoes).
$100 NC/CUBE
$125 Other

 

8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Marvels of Modern Medicine - US Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), Fort Sam Houston

Fort Sam Houston, founded in 1845, includes some of the oldest structures on any Army installation plus serves as the "Home of Army Medicine". Army health care professionals collaborate with scientists in industry and academia to attain common research goals that provide world-class medical technologies to protect and sustain America’s service men and women. The visit includes a historical tour and museum visit, briefing on medical innovations, and lunch at a dining facility on post.
 (Transportation and lunch included)
$100 NC/CUBE
$125 Other

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