Instructor Skills Conference VIII

Moving Toward Instructional Excellence

September 26 – 28, 2017
Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

The North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) presents their annual Instructor Skills Conference VIII. Conference activities will kick-off on Tuesday, September 26th at noon with conference check-in; followed by the opening of the General Session. You will not want to miss this informational afternoon that will end at 5:30 pm. Don’t miss one thing this year at the ISC VIII!

Topic areas include:

Note: This list is subject to change prior to the conference.

  • Adult Learning Principles – Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Auditing Your PTEC Program – NAPTA Endorsement
  • Best Practices for Delivering the 8 Core Courses (potentially multiple sessions)
  • Best Practices in Online Learning
  • Building hands-on/Lab Exercises
  • Building Simulator Exercises
  • Changes in Industry – Addressing the Skill Gap


  • Controlling the Learning Environment
  • Dealing with Classroom Disruptions
  • Dealing with Classroom Disruptions
  • Dealing with Electronics in the classroom
  • Developing (and Using) Lesson Plans
  • Developing Lab Assessments
  • Engaging Industry in PTEC Success – Advisory Committees
  • Exercises for Developing Critical Thinking Skills



  • From Training to Teaching: New Instructor Transition
  • Importance of Industry/Education Partnerships
  • Improving Performance through Training/Education
  • Improving the OJT Experience
  • Innovative, Inexpensive, Interactive Classrooms
  • Internships – Sharing Best Practices
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Learning Theories for Industrial Trainers
  • Leveraging Distance Learning