WA State CTC IT Faculty Professional Development Training Scholarships for 2019-2020

The Center of Excellence for Information Technology is offering IT Professional Development Training Scholarships to CTC IT Faculty across Washington State

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The application process is open for the July 2019-May 10, 2020 period:

IT Professional Development must take place prior to May 10, 2019 (some exceptions can be made – contact the Center to make that request). Please utilize the shared resource, best practices, and examples to use in your classroom from these 2017-2018 recipient’s presentations.  Topics range from machine learning, blockchain technology, to quantum computing, using technology in education, to teaching entrepreneurial and growth mindset. Please submit your applications to the Center of Excellence. 

IT faculty (professional/technical programs) must submit the following to the Center: The IT professional development scholarship rationale.

This must include:

  • the type of training,
  • what it will accomplish for the faculty member and students,
  • how it will be incorporated into the faculty member’s IT program and/or curriculum, and
  • what best practices, curriculum examples, and how to incorporate it into an IT program.
  • The scholarship recipient will also commit to present at the IT Futures Summit on May 17-18, 2018 (held at the Mercer Island Community Center).

The following are examples of the types of IT professional development training opportunities IT faculty could consider, if they don’t already have a training opportunity in mind.

Congratulations to Tina Ostrander, IT faculty from Green River College, for being awarded the first professional development scholarship. She’ll be attending Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education.

The Center has updated new 2019 conferences and training opportunities.

Online or local in-person training is also an option for those who don’t want to attend a professional development or training conference are also available.


Once each of the deadlines have passed the Center and advisory board members will review the IT Professional Development Training Scholarship rationale.  WA State CTC IT faculty will be selected and informed.  Those not selected will also be notified, and their application rationale will be held for the next deadline for consideration. If any IT faculty member selected can’t commit to the training, then another faculty member will be selected.


Please be sure your rational includes the following specific information:

  • Name
  • Full Time/Part Time?
  • What IT program of study do you teach?
  • What is the proposed IT professional development opportunity you would like to attend or take?
  • Why would this enhance your teaching and how would you immediately use it in your classroom, or if not immediately, when?
  • What is the cost of the registration or training?
  • Gas/Airfare/Car Rental? Or, is this not applicable?
  • Hotel? Or, is this not applicable?
  • Can you commit to presenting for 30-minutes at the IT Futures Summit, May 16-17, 2019 at the Mercer Island Community Center, on what you learned, how it can be used in the classroom/program/curriculum, and how you’ve infused it into your IT program?
  • Your college is aware that you are applying for this scholarship and will support your attendance if you are selected as an IT Professional Development recipient.

Please send your rationale and the specific information requested to Maureen Majury, Center Director at maureen.majury@bellevuecollege.edu.

2018-2019 IT Scholarship Recipient’s Power Point Presentations (including resources and best practices for IT faculty across the state.

2017-2018 IT Scholarship Recipient’s Power Point Presentations (including resources and best practices for IT faculty across the state.