2011 Educational Annual Program

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AWS Educational Sessions FABTECH 2011 Video Presentations

Plummer Memorial Lecture
by Tim Lawrence
Skills USA
The Future of University Welding Education
by Bryan Chin, Ph.D.
Auburn University

Lesson Planning I
by David Hernandez
American Welding Society
Structuring the Shop Experience
by Ed Norman
Southwest Area Career Center

E-Learning on a Budget
by David Hernandez
American Welding Society
Introducing Interactive Tools in the Classroom
by Richard Hutchinson
American Welding Society

Lesson Planning II
by David Hernandez
American Welding Society
Project and Community Based Curriculum Design
by David Hernandez
American Welding Society

Best Practices: Panel Discussion
by Bryan Chin, Ed Norman, Branden Muelbrandt

Recruiting Students into Welding Programs
by Larry Zirker
Idaho National Laboratory

Implementing the SENSE Program
by Ed Norman
Southwest Area Career Center

AWS Educational Sessions FABTECH 2011


Course Length

Varies per presentation




Free of Charge

Geared toward welding educators, this program highlights the latest developments and best practices in welding education.

The AWS Education Committee along with the AWS Education Services Department host the Education Annual Program at the FABTECH Exposition. In an effort to make this valuable content available to a broader audience, AWS has made the majority of the program sessions available here free of charge.


What is a virtual conference?

A virtual conference is a video recording of a live conference presented in a high-quality, on-demand format that can accessed at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection. Virtual conferences offer the flexibility to watch educational presentations at your schedule and pace.

What does this conference cover?

The annual AWS FABTECH Educational Program covers a wide range of topics in welding education, including the latest developments in technology, instruction, recruitment, standards, curriculum design, and corporate partnerships.

Who should watch these presentations?

The AWS FABTECH Educational Program is ideal for welding educators, school administrators, guidance counselors, and other professionals responsible for improving the quality of welding education.

Where were these presentations captured?

The 2011 AWS FABTECH Educational Program was presented and recorded at the FABTECH Exposition in Chicago, IL from November 15, 2011 to November 17, 2011.

Can I link these presentations on my website or blog?

Linking is permitted and encouraged solely for educational purposes. The American Welding Society retains the copyright to all of the presentations featured on the American Welding Society website. It must be clear that the information originates with AWS Learning and all AWS trademarks, logos, trademark and copyright symbols and attribution must remain in place.

Can I attend the next AWS FABTECH EXPO?

Absolutely! FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. More information on the latest Annual Program is available at FABTECH Expo website.
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