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NACCE 2019 Full Agenda

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Saturday, October 12


Sunday, October 13


Monday, October 14
Breakout Session 1 from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session 2 from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Breakout Session 3 from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Session 4 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 15
Breakout Session 5 from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM


Room: Cardiff

Track: Product Education Session

Level: Beginner

How do we engage students and workers to take ownership, become self-directed, and create value by solving problems? Entrepreneurs are some of the most self-directed, effective problem-solvers in our communities today. ELI’s Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs use real-world, unlikely entrepreneurs to demonstrate the power of human agency that is derived through learning to think and act like an entrepreneur.

In the 1950s Mississippi Delta, there was one man who saw opportunity where others did not - an unlikely entrepreneur named Cleve Mormon - the man who owned the Ice House. In every community, there are “Ice House Entrepreneurs”—ordinary people who have no particular advantage over others, yet somehow they manage to succeed. What sets them apart? What can we learn from them?

Join ELI to learn about the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs! Ice House is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in individuals, organizations, and communities. The program empowers learners by exposing them to entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in entrepreneurial experiences that will develop creativity and critical thinking, effective problem finding and solving, and teamwork - 21st-century workforce skills that will enable them to succeed no matter their chosen path.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how Ice House impacts individuals, organizations, and communities
  • Understand the Ice House philosophy, concepts, and delivery models
  • Differentiate between the Ice House Programs and intended audiences for delivery

    ROB HERNDON, President, ELI, OH

    Breakout Session 6 from 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


    Room: Crystal Cove

    Track: Product Education Session

    Level: Beginner

    Maker Spaces/Digital Fabrication Labs can play many roles in a Community College. Artists and retirees can learn new techniques to explore their creativity. Students headed into STEM programs can explore Design Thinking and Engineering Techniques. For those headed into the workforce, classes and coursework can result in certification that re-assures employers that their new hires are coming in with relevant skills. For entrepreneurs with ideas that they want to explore, the MS/DFL is a place to prototype and connect with others of like mind. By taking advantage of the Small Business/Entrepreneurship programs available at many Community Colleges, entrepreneurs may even be able to launch their idea/product. Come discuss how ShopBot can work in Maker Spaces/Digital Fabrication Labs to contribute Tools for Making, Tools for Life.

    • How Maker Spaces/Digital Fabrication Labs can provide a framework for Problem/Project Based Learning across disciplines and career goals.
    • Focus of a MS/DFL: Certification, Design Thinking, or both?
    • Train the Trainers: What kinds of Professional Development should MS/DFL managers/faculty receive to provide the best experience for their students.

    SALLYE COYLE, PH.D., Director of Community Outreach, ShopBot Tools, Inc., NC; Consultant, TIES (Teaching Institute for Education in STEM); Consultant, Good Harbor Bay

    Breakout Session 7 from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    Breakout Session 8 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 16