Friday Update 9/22/17

In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Technical College

  • Constitution Day, September 25, 11:30 – 1 pm, Fountain Lobby
  • Board of Directors Meeting, September 26, 2:30 pm (rescheduled from September 18)
  • Student Ambassadors’ Meeting, September 27, 2:45 pm, Board Room
  • FF/EMT Ceremony, September 27, at 6:30 pm at Tavares High School Auditorium
  • Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, September 25-29
  • Luncheon to Celebrate Jack Miller, September 29, 11-1 pm, Student Center


Almost there!



HVAC 1 & 2 – Two students are now enrolled in P3 with HVAC. P3 provides the opportunity for students to work on GED prep as well as their HVAC program at the same time. Students are taking GED Ready tests and signing up for GED tests. The HVAC class as a whole is working well in groups and mentoring fellow classmates in the lab setting.


Medical Assisting – The new Medical Assisting students learned how to put on sterile gloves this week. How hard could that be, you ask? Did you know there is a closed-gloving technique, an open-gloving technique, and the assisted-gloving technique? Ask a MA student to explain!

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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality – In the molecular gastronomy class, students prepared what looks like an egg. But, looks are deceiving. It is a vanilla flavored jell with an orange flavored jell.







Computer Systems & Information Technology / Cybersecurity – This week as the students were getting acclimated back to the school schedule, we held mock IT help desk scenarios. One student would act as the customer, while the other would be the help desk technician and attempt to solve the issues. Each student would research and create the scenario for the other to solve.  If the “help desk” student got stuck, the other students would chime in with their questions or possible solutions to the problem. Everyone seemed to have fun and really enjoyed this exercise; it even brought a few very shy individuals out of their shell a bit. The Cybersecurity class was also involved in this activity, but then returned to their studies after completing their scenarios.


Automotive Service Technology – The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators, the largest and oldest association of local government fleet management professionals in the US, awarded a $5,000 scholarship to student Kevin Cordero. Instructor Mark McKinney and Kevin traveled to St. Petersburg on Thursday to receive the award.








The program received a new piece of equipment this week. The pictures show the new alignment rack which should be fully operational by the end of next week.  The students and instructors are very excited and can’t wait to put it to use as it will be a good compliment to the new alignment machine. It even makes the shop look bigger already.


GED – For Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, reading students have asked to read a play. So, Shakespeare it is! We will venture through scenes of Romeo and Juliet, and following, we will watch the same scenes from an old Franco Zeffirelli movie version.

This week in the GED class, we welcomed back Nigel, one of our students, who was called to Texas to help people during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey.  Then, upon return to Florida, he helped those in need from Hurricane Irma.  We are glad he is back safe and sound, and maybe he can get some much needed rest! 

We also had our first student complete her GED tests and receive her high school diploma.  Mackenzie was quite happy, as we all were for her – CONGRATULATIONS MacKenzie!

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Afternoon Adult Basic Education – This week, it’s been all about verbs, verbs, verbs. Did I mention verbs? We’ve reviewed verb tenses from simple to progressive to perfect, and have discovered new websites for practice and application along the way. We’ve read some exciting new material this week, and have practiced using context clues, while incorporating some great new vocabulary words!







ESOL – We’re right back on track following the hurricane’s aftermath last week. It was a busy week with our Advanced English speakers practicing comparatives and superlatives, and amping up their vocabularies with new adjectives. Beginning English students have been working on the present tense and made their family trees this week. In Civics, we’re learning about Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America, and in Job Skills, where to find jobs, and how to read and respond to job ads. As always, our class time included lots of reading, writing, and time to talk – in English, of course!



Lake County Food bank agencies

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On September 20, Morgan Black and Kim Frazier represented Lake Tech at Lake Receptions’ 4th Annual Business Expo.

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  • Morgan Black will represent Lake Tech at the Tavares Chamber luncheon on September 26.
  • On September 26, Lake Tech will participate in the Lake and Sumter County Healthcare Connection meeting sponsored by CareerSource to determine solutions for the healthcare talent pipeline.
  • A focus group to determine the need for an Industrial Machinery Maintenance Technician training program will be held on October 3 at Lake Tech.
  • Diane Culpepper will be the guest speaker at the Golden Triangle Lake County Rotary Club on October 17.


Sonya Rosenglick has prepared a series of instructional technology workshops she is calling “Fabulous Fridays.” Take advantage of one or more of them so you can implement new tools into your programs.

  1. QR Codes in the Classroom (More new ideas) – Friday, October 6, 2017, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center  
  2. Videos in the Classroom / Creating Your Own Videos Friday, November 3, 2017, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center Assignment:  QR code to Program Video (we can have these on our door for COE)  
  3. Screencasting in the Classroom / Screencast-o-matic, Office Mix Presentations – Friday, December 1, 2017, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center, Assignment:  Screencast for Program
  4. Critical Thinking in the Classroom / Developing Higher Order Thinking Questions to Enhance Better Discussions Friday, January 5, 2018, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center
  5. Formative Assessments / Google Forms, Kahoot!, Socrative – Friday, February 2, 2018, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center, Assignment:  Formative Assessment
  6. Advanced Schoology Tools – Friday, March 2, 2018, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center  
  7. Share Your Project – Friday, April 6, 9 am – 10 am in the Career Success Center (CSC)

Maker Space Workshops

  1. Friday, October 20, 2017, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center
  2. Friday, November 17, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center
  3. Friday, December 15, 2017, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center  
  4. Friday, February 16, 2018, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center  
  5. Friday, March 16, 2018, 9 am – 11 am in the Career Success Center  



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