Aug. 12, 2020—The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Virtual Instructor Conference held over 900 instructors from across the nation, according to a press release.
Fernando Bleichmar, general manager of U.S. Higher Education and Skills for Cengage, gave the keynote address where he focused on macro trends in education. Further, Toyota T-TEN instructors shared their Safe Lab plan, ASE staff discussed the impact of COVID-19 on program accreditation, and SkillsUSA showed how to develop students’ employability skills.
Instructors also heard about varied instructional models, how to engage distance learners, and how to put work-based learning into action. Eight different publishers explored curriculum presentation in a virtual environment. Finally, Eric Chester, a speaker and author, delivered a closing speech that went over keys to student motivation.
Educators who participated in the conference received a collective total of 5,700 hours of professional development training specifically geared to training programs coping with the effects of COVID-19.
Instructors who were not able to attend the live conference will have the opportunity to view recorded sessions, download handouts, and receive certificates of completion by visiting the events section of the ASE Education Foundation website.