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3D Printed Science and Math: Visualizations and Experiments


with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Oct 2, 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).

3D Printing for Educators


with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Sep 5, 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


with Tom Lambert

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm

If you are interested in learning to operate a boat safely this 4 night course is for you. Topics include: types of boats, boating laws, safety equipment, navigation, boating problems, trailering and boat handling. $45 with a book. $5 for each additional family member. Payable to the instrcutor on the first night of class.

Absolute Beginner Yoga


with Wendy McLoon-Waterman

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Think you’re not flexible enough to try yoga? Flexibility is a result of yoga, not a prerequisite! Come to learn, play and reap all of the health benefits that yoga has to offer. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes - you just have to be willing to try. No yoga experience is necessary or expected. Designed for yoga novices, this seven week class series will introduce basic yoga postures and healthy alignment. Props will be available but you may want to purchase your own. Gradually the postures will be linked together with the breath into a gentle flow sequence that will stretch your muscles and calm your mind. Each session will end with a period of relaxation. Bring a yoga mat (if you have one) and wear loose fitting clothing that allows you to move freely. Wendy McLoon-Waterman is a certified yoga instructor (RYT500) and a member of Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist working with individuals with physical and/or psycho-emotional challenges, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Full Course

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers


with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Sep 5, 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. One month; Sharon deFonteny, instructor

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Acrylic Painting for the Beginner and Beyond


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! This class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in acrylics for less than five years, with an emphasis on learning the basics through practice. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style. Step-by- step instruction includes: toning the canvas, blocking-in, painting techniques, choosing materials, mediums, and additives and how to design a successful composition. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance. Carolyn Wallace-Zani owns her own studio. She frequently conducts drawing classes for children and adults. Her teaching style and drawing techniques focus on using basic shapes as the building blocks for constructing familiar three-dimensional objects.

Advanced Data Analysis


with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Nov 6, 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 Drawing


with David Haskins

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm

Students will experiment with mark making skills, working from a gesture, building compositions, value structure and textures for finished drawings or studies for paintings. We will discuss the Elements of Art and students are encouraged to work with their favorite drawing medium or experiment with charcoal, conte, graphite, color pencils, pen and ink or mixed media. Students should have at least one year of experience in painting or drawing.

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