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Mesa Community College faculty develops training for national network of education providers


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  • Dawn Zimmer   |   Mesa Community College

Michael Bogner, Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems Faculty Develops A Train-the-Trainer IOS App Development Program.

Michael Bogner, Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) faculty and National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) Master Trainer, completes development of a Train-the-Trainer iOS App Development Program, a program supported by Apple’s Community Education Initiative.

Earlier this year Bogner led in providing a course he developed – Develop in Swift Explorations – during a national Train-the-Trainer NC3 conference April 25 – April 29 in Tennessee with a week of follow up virtual training the following week.

NC3 Train-theTrainer events are hands-on professional development opportunities providing standardized, world-class training to new and experienced instructors. Hosted at NC3 Regional Centers of Excellence and led by expert instructors such as Bogner, the week-long events offer intensive classroom experiences for instructors to learn and become experts in the newest certifications, allowing them to bring their transformed knowledge back to their classrooms.

“It was an honor to share my best practices with my K-12 and higher education peers,” says Bogner. “The Explorations course is designed as a stand-alone offering or the prerequisite to the more advanced Develop in Swift Fundamentals.”

Bogner completed the final phase of the training modules, the development of the Develop in Swift Fundamentals Canvas course for educators, in late June. Canvas is a course management system supporting online learning and teaching used by many universities and colleges to share information with students; the tool allows instructors to post assignments and grades for students. The Program and Canvas courses were presented to attendees at the NC3 Train–the-Trainers conference July 18 to 20 in Wisconsin.

NC3 states in a letter of appreciation to Bogner, “As an NC3 Master Instructor, you are part of a collaborative team that has a direct impact on thousands of students’ lives. Sharing your story and providing supportive, hands-on instruction fosters confidence and comprehension for both educators and students as they move toward their future careers.”

Dedicated to the teaching profession, Bogner shared his CIS expertise with students in summer classes and will be teaching several Python, iOS Application Development, Pega System Architect Essentials and Level I Programming courses at MCC this fall.

Learn more about available CIS courses available at MCC this fall, including those taught by Boger, at mesacc.edu/schedule, using CIS in the Keyword Search box to find courses.

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for university transfer, career and technical programs, civic engagement, service-learning and innovative approaches to education. On average MCC students provide 23,000 hours of community service annually. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 25,400 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations through a combination of modalities. MCC is transforming how it champions student success through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution with nearly 50% of its students being the first in their families to attend college. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges; its American Indian Institute serves students from the 22 federally recognized Arizona tribes as well as out-of-state tribes. The diverse student body includes hundreds of international students from around the world. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to attain their goals. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O’odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit mesacc.edu to learn more.

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) — hlcommission.org.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.