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  • Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime - Webinar October 15
    There is a very high risk of cyber-attacks due to increased need for info about Covid-19, Stimulus Checks, Job Postings, and general web searching at home. Criminals posing as IRS agents ask for bank information to deposit a stimulus check or someone poses as a potential employer offering a sign on bonus to be deposited into your checking account. These cyber crimes are on the increase. So, how do you stay safe? Start by understanding the threats by attending this webinar.
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  • A Future Brighter Than Ever
    On August 13th and 14th the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Program (MNAiC) offered a Bright Ideas Virtual Hackathon. MNAiC participants gathered with mentors and they had the greatest time coming up with ideas to positively change the world.
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  • Tomorrow- DONT MISS! Dr Manjeet Rege hosts "Artificial Intelligence – A World of Devices That Think and Learn"
    SIGN UP AND SHARE! https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/mn-state-it-coe-academic-webinar-series-3 SIGN UP AND SHARE! https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/mn-state-it-coe-academic-webinar-series-3 Dr. Manjeet Rege is an Associate Professor of Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science and Director, Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence at the University of St. Thomas. An author, mentor, thought leader, and a frequent public speaker on Big Data, Machine Lear...
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  • New Career Readiness Modules and Badges Coming Soon
    Five new Modules are being built and will be available for faculty to use in the fall 2020 semester. The Modules will cover the skills of creative problem solving, critical thinking, empathy, intercultural fluency, and resilience.
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  • Podcast: Students Speak Out: Why Career Readiness Skills are Critical to Learn in College
    In our third Career Readiness podcast episode, we hear from two Minnesota State technology students. Rose Dillon, a computer science major at Metropolitan State University, and Molly Clabots, a software development student from Minneapolis College, talk about why they and their peers feel that learning teamwork, communications, and leadership skills in their college courses is essential in preparing them for the working world.
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  • Teaching Career Readiness Skills to Technology Students … How-To's from Minnesota State Faculty
    In our second Career Readiness podcast episode, we hear from IT faculty members Vickie McLain (Lake Superior College) and Brian Huilman (Minneapolis College) about their use of the Career Readiness Modules. Vickie and Brian talk about their experience teaching communications, professional writing, and teamwork skills in their courses, and the impact the Modules are having on students
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  • Data Derby 2020 Winners Announced
    Data Derby Winners 2020
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  • New Directions 2020 Agenda Announced
    REGISTER NOW: https://itconnect.workoutloud.com/Event/new-directions-faculty-conference-2020 Monday, May 18th - Wednesday May 20th, 2020 Faculty Focused I.T. Virtual Conference
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  • Virtual Summer I.T. Bootcamps From the ITCOE
    MN State ITCOE is thrilled to announce our 2020 Bootcamps for the first time will be held virtually. Sign up now! Limited number of spots, and we are filling quickly.
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  • What Does a PC Specialist Do?
    Should I Become a PC Specialist?
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  • Cyber Security Set to Soar
    Why You Should Consider a Career in Cyber Security Right Now
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  • Don't Miss This Free Webinar: Data for Good: Building a Compassionate, Whole Story
    Free Webinar From the MN State ITCOE: Reporting data is an increasing requirement in health care, especially with greater awareness of the need for strong public health knowledge and responses. Join us for this free webinar hosted by SAS’ National Director of Behavioral Health and Whole Person Care, Dr. Josh Morgan to discuss how strengths-based and whole person data and analytics can be particularly important for short- and long-term recovery.
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  • Minnesota State Mankato to Host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually
    Minnesota State Mankato to host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually on March 28-29 More than 200 students, 50 teams to address real-world data analytics problem Mankato, Minn. – More than 200 students representing 50 teams from universities and colleges throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Kansas, will compete in the ninth annual Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) Saturday and Sunday...
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  • Career Readiness Modules Podcast – Episode One
    Listen to this first episode in our new series of podcasts focused on the Career Readiness D2L Modules. In this episode, Wilson Garland and Janice Aanenson from the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence discuss the importance of teaching career readiness skills to IT and computer science students, employer viewpoints on career readiness skills, the value of the Career Readiness D2L Modules to faculty and students, and how faculty can utilize the Modules and award digital badges in their cours...
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  • Are You Signed Up? Prepare For Your Future
    It seems like Spring is the time for everything DATA. Not only do you have two opportunities to participate in data competitions, but we are also seeing a lot of research and articles coming out with new ideas and concepts, as they relates to data.
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  • Announcing Minnesota State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Winners - St Cloud State, Pine Tech, & Lake Superior College
    Announcing Minnesota State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Winners - St Cloud State, Pine Tech, & Lake Superior College
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  • Free Spring Professional Development Events for Our Favorite Faculty
    #1.) SAS Visual Analytics VIYA Basics Friday, April 24th, 2020 → Saturday, April 25th, 2020 @MNStateITCOE Training Center in St. Paul Back by request and sure to fill quickly!  Professional SAS trainers will teach two important areas: SAS VIYA Basics and GAP Overview (Global Academic Programs).  SAS VISUAL ANALYTICS 1 FOR SAS® Viya®: BASICS (1.5 days) An introduction to data preparation, data discovery, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics. ...
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  • Upcoming Events for Students and Faculty
    Spring Events From MN State ITCOE MIDWEST UNDERGRADUATE DATA ANALYTICS COMPETITION - MARCH 28 - 29, 2020 DATA DERBY - APRIL 18, 2020
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  • Updated Career Readiness Modules Now Available
    Our three Career Readiness Modules have been updated recently, with new content recommended by faculty, students and employers. The Modules are being used at seven Minnesota State institutions this semester, with digital badging pilots happening as well.
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  • Code Savvy Seeks Volunteers
    Code Savvy Seeks Volunteers to Help Teach Coding and Encourage Gender and Ethnic Diversity in Computer Science
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  • Why Cyber Security Awareness is Actually the Scariest Part of October.
    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence wants to emphasize to our amazing Minnesota State faculty how important it is to help students be aware of cybersecurity and the impact it will have on almost all future career fields. Learn more about why cyber threats are so scary to our every day lives and also about how we can fight back.
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  • ITCoE Wins Grant to Begin Awarding Badges for Career Readiness Skills
    Education Design Lab has selected the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence to be one of five U.S. institutions responsible for improving their 21st Century Skills Badges, resulting in a $25,000 grant that will be shared between three Minnesota State campuses.
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  • Don't Miss Out!!! Student 360 2020 is in January 2020
    Student 360 sponsored by The Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA) will be hosted this year by Target, Corp. The event will be held January 31, 2020 from 8am - 5pm and include a number of industry leading speakers, panel members and sessions that provide you with valuable insights. 
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  • The Importance of Networking in Today's Job Market
    To land your dream job or even get an interview make sure you have a solid network of clients, connections, peers, or leaders. This article will tell you ways to achieve that.
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  • There is No End to the Summer Fun at ITCOE - Fall Faculty Events
    Fall opportunities for Faculty and a summer program recap.
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  • Fall Scholarship Opportunities
    A list of scholarship opportunities
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  • Making a Difference
    A summary of all of our accomplishments as we move forward with the new school year.
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  • Summer Bootcamps Are Officially Done! And, Did We Mention? They Were Awesome.
    MN State IT Center of Excellence had a busy and fun June hosting Cyber Bootcamp at Metropolitan State University and the 1st Annual Data Bootcamp at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Both of these events brought together students from across Minnesota to explore cyber or data and advance their understanding and abilities.
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  • VIDEO: Students, Employers and Faculty Explain the Importance of Career Readiness Curriculum
    Watch this 3-minute video to hear from students, employers, faculty, and ITCoE leadership, to understand why career readiness skills are valued, and how the new Career Readiness D2L Modules can help faculty deliver this important training in their courses.
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  • Career Readiness Module Pilots Receive High Marks from Faculty and Students
    Since the announcement of the Career Readiness Modules in February 2019, the ITCoE has worked closely with five faculty members to pilot the Modules in their winter 2019 courses. Read this article to learn about the pilots and hear what faculty and students are saying.
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  • Summer Faculty Work Projects
    Faculty Curriculum Development Information
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  • Keep in Touch and Keep Moving Forward!
    Don't miss a thing. A blog on how to stay up to date through the summer on everything we offer!
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  • Summer Bootcamps for Data and Cyber!
    MN State IT Center of Excellence will be hosting two (2) Bootcamp Events in June 2019 just for you!
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  • Keynote Speakers and Panel Guests
    New Directions provides an opportunity to learn more about past and current Center projects and how you can get involved. It’s also a great way for you to hear from Leading Experts in the Information Technology Field. As always, we aim to have new and dynamic speakers and panel guest to help us all understand the needs of the industry. This year’s line-up once again delivers!
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  • Register now for the New Directions In IT Education - Minnesota State IT Faculty Conference
    New Directions in IT Education is the annual Minnesota State Faculty Conference that provides an opportunity for educators and industry leaders to interact with their peers and influence the direction of education. This year’s conference will be held May 15-17, 2019 at North Hennepin Community and Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN.
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  • Strong Turnout for Career Readiness Lunch-and-Learn
    On Friday March 1, thirteen faculty from across the state braved snowy skies and roads to gather for lunch during the annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium in Minneapolis, to learn about the new D2L Career Readiness Modules being offered by ITCOE.  Wilson Garland, Janice Aanenson and Chad Eckes from ITCOE provided information and took questions about the Modules, as well as discussed the needs for improved Career Readiness curriculum options for faculty to offer in their classes.  While...
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  • New D2L Modules for Career Readiness - Coming Soon to a Campus Near You
    In line with the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence mission, we are excited to introduce new career readiness curriculum for IT and CS faculty to use in their courses. We are also excited to introduce Chad Eckes, a new consultant at the COE, who has helped us develop the new D2L Modules, and will be assisting with their launch. Read this article to learn more about the new Modules, our pilots happening this spring, and the broader rollout being planned for Fall 2019.
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  • An Invite to Join Us at the Table
    Info on upcoming Spring 2019 events for college faculty that are interested in IT
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  • 2018 Cyber & Data Curriculum Development Project Update
    There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of this incredible project! As we move into the 2019 Calendar year, we will be seeking for your assistance in creating over 50 Cybersecurity and Data Science/Analytics curriculum modules.
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  • Faculty & Student Training Opportunities
    Learn how to help Students discover internships, career options, increase work experience, sharpen their professional image, resume and interviewing skills!
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  • Applying Emerging Big Data, Analytics, Infrastructure Curriculum to the Classroom
    As many of you remember, at New Directions in IT Education Faculty (NDiIT) Conference in May 2018 we had a full half day dedicated to data. Our Keynote Speaker, James Harroun, SAS, gave a fascinating view into data visualization and exploration which was followed by a panel discussion with experts from Willis Towers Watson and  One 10 Marketing and Brick, Inc  joining in the conversation. The Data Analytics and Science panel discussion concluded Keynote Speaker, Joseph Indelicato, of S...
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  • Making the most Out of the New Academic Year Event Calendar as a MN State Faculty Member
    As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. faculty increase industry knowledge, collaborate and partner with local businesses.
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  • CLC Students Present SOS app for Veterans at White House
    Central Lakes College students represent Minnesota emerging tech community at the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges held at the White House.
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  • Expanding the (Data) Universe
    We hear it in high-stakes and high-value data discussions: data is the new gold; data is everywhere; we are overwhelmed by data; we are drowning in data; we need a data strategy; data-this; data-that…
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  • 10 Sponsored Work Initiatives Under Consideration for Funding
    Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and industry leaders, ten sponsored work initiatives ranging from Agile Course Module Creation to Data Research Colloquiums were developed. Funding award announcements for these projects will be made June 4th.
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  • 2018 New Directions in IT (NDiIT) Education Faculty Conference Highlights
    Nearly 60 faculty and 20 industry leaders came together to share, learn, and create collaborative opportunities at the 2018 New Directions in IT Education Faculty Conference.
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  • SAVE-THE-DATE: Minnesota Cybersecurity Fair
    The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence has partnered with Metropolitan State University and other organizations in Minnesota to establish the MN Cyber Institute.
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  • Are Your College Students Career Ready?
    We are looking for 8-10 I.T. college faculty to join our MNSITCOE Career Readiness Cohort and help develop contextual information technology learning strategies and assessments for each of the 8 career readiness competencies.
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  • FREE Faculty Conference - 2018 New Directions in IT, May 16-18th
    Every spring the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence brings together industry professionals, Minnesota State faculty members, and academic leaders for a FREE two and a half day conference that includes hotel, meals and conference sessions to explore emerging employer needs, identify specific implications for student learning outcomes, and develop replicable roadmaps for department and institutional implementation. This years hot and in demand IT topics include Cybersecurity, Data Science/A...
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  • Career Spotlight: Will 2018 be the Revolutionary Year for Internet of Things?
    Many organizations in Minnesota and across the nation are incorporating Internet of Things  (IoT) technologies into their products, processes and business models. Gartner IoT predicts that there will be nearly 20 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2020 and that IoT product and service suppliers will amount to a business of $300 billion in revenue with retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain and transportation leading the way. In this month’s  IT Connect Career Spo...
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  • Exploring Careers in Cyber Security
    In today’s world increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. As we become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cyberattacks such as corporate security breaches, spear phishing, and social media fraud. And implementing effective cybersecurity measures has proven to be a challenge for most because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
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  • February 10th 2018 - Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
    This annual competition, planned for February 10, 2018, allows institutions of higher education to assess their students’ depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting business IT networks. The top three Minnesota teams will be recognized at the 2018 Student 360 conference. The first place team will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Midwest Regional CCDC and progress to the National CCDC.
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  • IT Career Spotlight: Web Development Careers
    What does a Web Developer do?   Web Developers perform an array of tasks each day,  so if you’re allergic to monotony,  thrive on creativity, understand languages like C++ and find technical problem solving as easy as pi, web development is the calling for you!
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  • 2017 Trends in MN Information Technology Employment and Careers
    Did you know that in 2017 the information technology industry employed approximately 98 thousand individuals in the state of Minnesota across a wide range of organizations, from technology to finance, healthcare, and education? Information technology is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation and Minnesota is one of the top states with a high demand and need for IT talent. Projections estimate over 100,000 IT professionals will be employed in MN by 2024!
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