This is the first annual MCAA Virtual Masonry Instructor Conference. We look forward to gathering instructors from around the country to share knowledge and resources to be used in the classroom. This year, our conference will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Central over the course of two weeks.
Each one-hour program will feature leaders within the masonry industry who will share insight into careers and the future of our trade. Upon registration, you will get an email from us with instructions on accessing GoToWebinar. The email will include 12 separate links for each session included in the conference.
We will offer one practice session on Monday, July 27th from 9:00 to 9:15AM Central time. Use your link for the webinar titled "CONFIDENCE IN THE CLASSROOM" to test links and become familiar with using the software. Your registration fee includes membership to the National Masonry Instructors Association (NMIA).
Upon the conclusion of the conference, you will receive an email with new links to the on-demand recordings of the sessions.
Do you have a question?
Please call the MCAA at 1.800.536.2225 or email Beth Gaudio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Edith Sayewich will talk about how instructors can gain confidence and build rapport with students to effectively manage the classroom. Tips and advice will be useful for everyone from novice to seasoned instructors.
Macy Williams and Bo Black will share their experience creating and developing masonry clubs. They will share ideas on how to start a new club that could turn into a formal program at your school.
NCCER and their curriculum partner, Pearson, will discuss the latest in e-learning opportunities using NCCERconnect.
We will discuss how mental health and suicide prevention can be woven into an existing safety, wellness and performance management practice.
We will also answer what role does the opioid epidemic play in all of this?
A variety of presenters will introduce you to virtual reality, production software, and robotics relevant to the masonry industry.
This session will help you navigate the licensing process. Pointers will be given to help you efficiently complete the necessary licensing requirements.
Presenters will share ways to convince both parents and students that a career in masonry is a rewarding choice. Your will hear real-world evidence that a masonry career is practical and prosperous.
Suppliers will discuss discount programs specifically set up for high school and vocational training programs. Additionally, instructors will share insight into how they secure materials in an economical way.
Understand NCCER curriculum and how other masonry programs secure classroom resources. Advice will be given on the help the industry provides.
A roundtable discussion where presenters will share insights into student engagement. They will also talk about their experiences into what works and what doesn’t.
Software representatives will share new technologies within the masonry industry, particularly Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its integration into estimating software.
Leave on a high note and inspired with success stories from several instructors. Learn about how this field can change the lives of both instructors and their students.
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors.
The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.
The National Masonry Instructors Association’s mission is to develop collaborative
partnerships with the education community, business and industry, to create
awareness of the professionalism of the masonry occupation by promoting quality
masonry programs and keeping members informed of innovative trends and changing
Do you have a question?
Please call the MCAA at 800.536.2225 or email Beth Gaudio at email@example.com