2015 HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2nd Floor Mezzanine
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CEU Value 0.4
Technology: the Great, the Good and the Evil
Dr. Christopher Molnar, Curriculum Director, Porter and Chester Institutes
Legacy North 1
Using a successful model, this session will show how to modernize and standardize a curriculum
by implementing tablets, replacing paper with electronic, and implementing instructional
technology in a vocational program while increasing student involvement, soft skills, and
responsibility. The tablet has many more uses than just an e-book reader or a game machine,
it can make a difference in your classroom. Attendees will explore a model that can be followed
by others. Upon completion of this session attendees will have developed a game plan to bring
instructional technology into their HVAC programs and be able to anticipate and navigate some
of the obstacles to success.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Educator Credentialing Exams
Bruce Nelson, CMHE, Accreditation Specialist, HVAC Excellence
Legacy North 2
To help attendees identify if they have the retained knowledge to effectively teach a subject or
if they need professional development, educator credentialing exams will be offered free of
charge. The areas of certification available include: air conditioning, light commercial
refrigeration, gas heat, heat pumps, electrical, light commercial air conditioning, electric heat,
oil heat and the capstone which covers educational methodologies.
Using Social Media to Extend Your Reach
Carter Stanfield, Co-Author, Fundamentals of Refrigeration
Legacy South 3
This session will cover the use of various forms of social media to extend your reach and allow
you to build a network with professionals from around the world. Actively engaging in social
media helps instructors build a network with their students, introduces students to a higher
level of professional discussion and resources than they can get at any one campus or location.
This session will involve a brief discussion of the basics for getting started in different types of
social media, some examples of things to avoid, some examples of successful strategies, and a
survey of social networking resources that instructors can plug into to get started.
Soft Skills Instructional Design for the Classroom
Steve Coscia, CSP, President, Coscia Communications
Forum 1 & 2 West
Need Soft Skills classroom resources? This session has them. Join Steve Coscia - Certified
Speaking Professional ® (CSP) in this lively and informative session. Learn the most
innovative soft skill instructional design activities based on the ALL-NEW 4
Steve’s Customer Service Handbook. Ignite your classroom. Expect a very lively and