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3D Printed Science and Math: Visualizations and Experiments

$195

with Network Learning Resources

Mar 6, 2017

A 3D printer can be used to teach science and math in two ways: when a teacher creates an accurate 3D model of a concept for students to handle, or to design a “starter set” model that students can then alter and use as the basis for explorations. The instructors will impart ideas for developing appropriate content of concepts ranging from kindergarten to grad school and will teach participants to use the free and open source 3D modeling program OpenSCAD. The class assumes participants already know the basics of using a 3D printer, from the UGotClass “Introduction to 3D Printing” or equivalent experience. Recommended optional e-book: Horvath and Cameron, 3D Printed Science Projects (Apress, 2016).

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3D Printing for Educators

$345

with Network Learning Resources

Feb 6, 2017

This includes Introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Printed Science and Math: Visualizations and Experiments. $345 for both or $195 each if taken separately.

There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy. The intro class (recommended to be taken first) covers the entire 3D printing workflow with a focus on open source and free software. The market is somewhat fractured and different 3D printers vary somewhat in their operations there are not a lot of standards in the industry yet, but the instructors will guide participants through what the options are and where to learn the details of operation of their particular existing or planned hardware. The second class then builds on this knowledge to think about how to help students create their own exploratory models, or how to create models that a teacher can create to help students visualize an abstract concept. Participants will use some of the software covered in the Intro to 3D Printing class to create several different types of 3D printable models, and will discuss the details of how to print their design on the 3D printer they already have or plan to acquire in the future.

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About Boating Safely

$40

with Robert Crone

Feb 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This course provides basic information intended for beginning boaters and will include basic OPEN CPN electronic charts. The cost is $40 plus $5 for family members  sharing the text payable the first night of the class.

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Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

$195

with Network Learning Resources

Feb 6, 2017

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Click here for course outline.

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Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Jan 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class is designed to give the beginner a solid foundation in learning the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique.

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR THE BEGINNER SUPPLY LIST:

Tube Acrylic paints:

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Titanium White

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

Brushes:

#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Round Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat Bristle

*#8 Fan, Bristle

*¾” Angular, Blend

*1 ½” Flat Bristle

*2” Flat, Household, Bristle or Blend

*2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette knives (Flat, Bent)

*Matte Medium

*Mixing Palette and Storage Container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints)  

Support (board/surface to tape down your watercolor paper)

*Canvas Panels (Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board) (pre-primed),*(4) 11”x 14”, (2) 12”x 16”

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

Mediums(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Gloves (rubber gloves)

 

Many pre-packaged painting sets include an assortment of acrylic paints and various brushes at substantial savings compared to purchasing items separately. Bring the supplies you may already have. We will be discussing supplies and materials the first class. Items with an * will be used the first class.  I will look forward to seeing you in class on January 30th!

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Advanced Data Analysis

$195

with Network Learning Resources

Apr 3, 2017

After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. One month course, Jeff Kritzer, instructor.

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Advanced ESOL: Reading and Writing Skills

Free

with Barbara Miller

Jan 11, 2017 at 8:15 am

Learn to increase your ability to function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations. Handle work demands that require oral and written instructions.  Brush up on correct usage of English grammar and writing, as well as reading authentic materials on familiar subjects using context and word analysis skills. Students should expect to spend time online outside of class as well as preparing homework.

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Advanced Excel

$195

with Network Learning Resources

Apr 3, 2017

We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. One month course; John Rutledge, instructor

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