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    A Trip to New Orleans (Southwest)

    Heat things up with some Cajun and Creole dishes from down in the Bayou! Make gumbo, catfish po-boys, tamarind-glazed pork with bourbon-molasses sweet potatoes and decadent Bananas Foster, served over banana biscuits.
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    Action Research (UGotClass)

    Action research is a form of investigation designed to attempt to solve problems and improve professional practices. It involves systematic observations and data collection which can be then used by the practitioner-researcher in reflection and decision-making. Discover the features of action research and how it can be directly applied to answer questions and solve problems in collaboration with others in your specific professional context. Come away with the ability to develop an action research plan to partner with your key stakeholders to collect data, analyze data, and determine findings to address this curiosity or solve the problem. This class can be taken individually or as part of the Statistics for Decision Making Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 The uniqueness of Action Research What is action research? How is it different from other types of research? Identifying a problem and study purpose Discussion Topic: Drafting and sharing the above components of an action research plan Unit 2 Identifying Key Stakeholders Characteristics of key stakeholders How to communicate with key stakeholders on an action research plan Issues of ethics in Action Research Discussion Topic: Drafting and sharing the above components of an action research plan Unit 3 Data Collection Procedures Identifying data sources Identifying data collection procedures Planning collaborative meetings with key stakeholders Discussion Topic: Drafting and sharing the above components of an action research plan Unit 4 The Final Action Research Plan Identifying data analysis procedures Constructing plans to inform key stakeholders of the results Applying results to help ensure solution(s) to identified problem(s) from Unit 1 Discussion Topic: Drafting and sharing final action research plan containing Unit 4 components and any revisions from first three weeks
  • Adobe InDesign Essentials (UGotClass)

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Software Requirements: Access to Adobe InDesign software required. More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com This class may be taken individually or as part of the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Getting to Know the Interface and Setting up a Document Interface menus Tools Panels Starting and setting up a multi-page document in InDesign Unit 2 Working with Objects and Color Learning to work with color panels Creating, managing and applying color to elements Inserting and managing images and illustrations into an InDesign document Unit 3 Working with Text Learning about insert and flow text to multiple pages Managing long text documents Text editing in InDesign documents Unit 4 Typography Advance typography tools and menus Character and paragraph settings and styles Creating print-ready PDF files.
  • Adobe Photoshop Essentials (UGotClass)

    This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images. Software Requirements: Access to Adobe Photoshop software required. More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com This class may be taken individually or as part of the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Getting to know the Interface and Selection Tools Interface menus Tools Panels Working with the various Selection tools Unit 2 Working with Layers and Masks Layers and layer management Non- destructive editing using masks How to type and format text Using various type formatting and style tools and panels Unit 3 Image Correction & Enhancement Photo correction and enhancement tools Crop, dodge and burn Recoloring, retouching Healing brushes Unit 4 Using the Drawing Tools How to use the Pen tool Other drawing tools in Photoshop Advanced drawing and selection File formats How to save files for print or web
  • Adornos Navideños con Letras en La Doña Cervecería (Washburn at La Doña Cervecería)

    ¿Busca una noche de creatividad en una nueva ubicación? Acompañenos en la primera cervecería de Minnesota con influencia latina, La Doña Cervecería. En esta clase crearemos adornos navideños hechos de arcilla. Estos adornos le darán un toque especial a tu árbol de Navidad o harán un gran regalo. Esta clase se impartirá en español e inglés.
  • Advanced Data Analysis (UGotClass)

    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 the 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. Prerequisite: Intermediate Data Analysis - This class can be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Data Analysis - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey Purposes of surveys Fundamentals of Survey Research Ethical Considerations Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means Chi-Square Statistical Significance Communicating Results Graphically and Textually Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups ANOVA Post Hoc Comparisons Communicating Results Graphically and Textually Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries Developing Research Questions Setting Up Study Communicating Results Graphically and Textually
  • Advanced Excel (UGotClass)

    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. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel - This class can be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Mastering Excel - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Advanced Functions Used To Make Business Decisions Applying multiple criteria to functions Using And criteria Using Or criteria Using And and Or and Not criteria Advanced Logical functions Using If -Then control statements Implementing If functions with Aggregate functions Unit 2 Functions Used to Make Financial Decisions Learning basic financial functions Applying functions to perform loan calculations Computing loan payments Computing interest rate Computing number of payment periods Computing present value of a loan Working with additional functions Unit 3 Applying Different Scenarios Using Excel Data Tools Understanding Different What-If Analysis Tools Performing What-If Analysis to see how data changes outcomes in formulas Using Scenario Manager Using Data Tables Using Goal Seek Applying rules to manage cell data Implement validation rules to avoid invalid entries Entering validation rules Avoiding duplicate data entries Unit 4 Powerful Tools Used to Complete Data Implementation and Analysis Exporting and Importing Data into Workbook Protecting a workbook Making improved business decisions using pivot tables Creating an Excel Dashboard to visually display relevant data
  • Advanced Google Analytics (UGotClass)

    A project and activity based course, you will get the opportunity to practice with Google Analytics for more advanced learning and skill development. Your instructor will work with you on implementing Google Analytics for your own website. You will come away wiith the skills necessary for employing this most useful tool. This course may be taken individually or as part of the Google analytics Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Google Analytics Setup Your Google Analytics Account Navigating Google Analytics Google Analytics Reports and Dashboards Unit 2 Google Analytics Reports Acquisition Reports Behavior Reports Conversions Unit 3 Google Analytics Data Collection Categorizing Users and Sessions Applying Configuration Settings Generating Reports Unit 4 Creating Custom Dimensions and Metrics Analyzing Data Event Tracking Applying Demographic Filters
  • Advanced Power BI (UGotClass)

    Expand your knowledge of Power BI Desktop to the highest level. This course focuses on the advanced capabilities of Power Query, Data Modeling and Reports. Check for data inconsistencies, design efficient queries, create proper relationships, and write DAX code to ensure reports update quickly and accurately. Add navigation and analytical features to your reports to enable consumers to analyze the results. Prerequisite: Intermediate Power BI - This class can be taken individually or as part of the Power BI Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Power Query Utilize Column profile, distribution, and quality Perform fuzzy match Duplicate versus Reference queries Debug errors Unit 2 Data Modeling What a Star Schema is Understand relationship types Manage relationships Unit 3 DAX Understand contexts CALCULATE function COALESCE function Compute visual totals accurately Unit 4 Reports Insert Objects Create Bookmarks
  • Advanced SQL (UGotClass)

    Take your SQL query skills to a new level by learning how to write more advanced SQL queries for enhanced decision making. In this course, you will learn how to write advanced subqueries, advanced join queries, and UNION queries that query more than one table. You will learn how to use transaction processing to ensure SQL statements execute completely or not at all and how to create stored procedures that enable you to store SQL statements for execution. Requirements: Windows 8 or later. Macs are not compatible. Necessary rights (local administrative rights) to install programs on the computer. Prerequisite: Intermediate SQL - This class can be taken individually or as part of the SQL Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Creating Advanced Subqueries Structured Query Language Review Using the IN keyword to link queries Using the EXISTS keyword to link queries Using the ANY keyword to link queries Using the ALL keyword to link queries Unit 2 Creating Advanced Joins Creating inner joins review Creating outer joins review Creating joins with aggregate functions Creating nested joins Unit 3 Creating Union Queries Creating UNION queries Creating UNION ALL queries Creating a WHERE clause and multiple UNION queries Unit 4 Transaction Processing, Stored Procedures, Triggers Implementing transaction processing Implementing stored procedures Implementing triggers
  • Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt (UGotClass)

    The final course in the Six Sigma Green Belt program is the Advanced Six Sigma Greenbelt course which teaches participants to improve and control processes. Topics included in this course include hypothesis testing, design of experiments, and statistical process control. Participants will have to apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt courses. The instructor will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and web links that have tools participants will use while completing Six Sigma projects Prerequisite: Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt - This class can be taken individually or as part of the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Analyze Exploratory Data Analysis Correlation and Regression Hypothesis Testing Basic Concepts Point & Interval Estimation Unit 2 Major Tests Paired-comparison Tests Single-Factor ANOVA Chi-square Unit 3 Improvement Techniques Design of Experiments (DOE) Introduction Terminology Design Types Implement and Validate Solutions Response Surfaces EVOP DOE Improvement Analysis Unit 4 Control Concepts Statistical Process Control (SPC) Objectives and Benefits Rational Subgrouping Application of Control Charts Variable Charts Attribute Charts Analysis of Control Charts Control Plans
  • Advanced Web Design (UGotClass)

    Responsive Web design enables Web designers and developers to build and maintain a single website to serve all kinds of devices sizes: smartphones, tablets, laptops and more. Prerequisite: IntermediateWeb Design - This course may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Web Design - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Responsive Web Design Planning your layout Creating HTML containers, content, and links Unit 2 Responsive Web Design - Styling Creating and styling the layout with CSS Creating a menu system Styling headings, body text, and footers Unit 3 Responsive Web Design – Styling the Navigation & Making Adjustments Making layout adjustments for different screen sizes Swapping high-resolution graphics for Retina displays Making sure content is printable Where to go for more information Unit 4 Responsive Web Design / Additional Frameworks What is Bootstrap Creating a basic template Reviewing basic styles and typography Where to go for more information
  • African American History: Road to a More Perfect Union (Southwest) ONLINE

    This is a fact-based lecture history of African Americans in the U.S. since 1619. Class is participatory, examining contemporary problems of American history most of us were never taught. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist as we will likely add additional sections.
  • Aging Loved Ones: How to have the Heart to Heart Conversation (Henry)

    Aging and the changes that come with the need for additional caregiving can have a significant impact on your personal finances as well as your family relationships. This workshop reviews the considerations to make in planning for changes that arise as we age and provides tips for starting healthy conversations with family members that can lead to positive outcomes.
  • Alcohol Ink Coaster Set (South)

    Learn to create stunning, one-of-a kind alcohol ink coaster. Alcohol inks are pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy all their own. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of a new technique that you can then take home and expand your artist interest. Choose between these three themes: Minnesota State Shape, Snowflakes, or Holiday items. You will create a set of 4 coasters.
  • All About Knives & Knife Skills (Southwest)

    Bring your current go-to knife and see how it stacks up against newer ones. Once you are equipped with a very sharp and more steeply beveled knife and the grip and skills to use it, you will look forward to preparing raw ingredients in your kitchen. NOTE: Class is from 6-9pm, the brochure mistakenly listed 5:45-8:45pm.
  • Arabic 1 (Roosevelt)

    8/29/22 Update: This class has been moved to Monday evenings, beginning October 3rd. Learn to read, write and speak letters, simple words and phrases in the Arabic language. Gain practical conversational skills you can use to communicate when visiting countries around the Middle East. Key to Language Class Levels
  • Arepas Venezolanas con Arepa Bar (Washburn) Pre-Recorded

    La dueña de Arepa Bar, Soleil Ramirez, le enseñará a hacer arepas venezolanas auténticas y deliciosas. Este platillo es naturalmente libre de gluten y puede hacerse vegano. Los participantes podran escoger su kit de pollo deshebrado o vegetales sofritos y frijoles. Al tomar esta clase, está apoyando a un restaurante local que se ha visto afectado por COVID y los daños a lo largo de Lake Street. Los participantes pueden optar por tomar la clase en español o en inglés. La clase es pregrabada y ofrece mas flexibilidad para hacer las arepas ya sea el jueves que recoga los ingredientes o durante el fin de semana. El precio de la clase incluye todos los ingredientes para hacer diez arepas. El video de la clase se proporcionará antes de la clase. Esta clase no califica para ningún descuento ya que la mayor parte de la tarifa de la clase va directamente a Arepa Bar.
  • Arepas Venezolanas with Arepa Bar (Washburn) Pre-Recorded

    Arepas Bar owner, Soleil Ramirez, will teach you how to make authentic and mouthwatering arepas venezolanas. This dish is naturally gluten free and can be made vegan. Participants can choose between making arepas with pulled chicken or veggies with beans. By taking this class you are supporting local a restaurant that has been affected by COVID and the damage along Lake Street. Participants can choose to take the class in Spanish or English. This is a pre-recorded class, we recommend making the arepas within a few days after pick-up. The class fee includes all ingredients for making ten Arepas. Class video will be provided before pick up date. This class does not qualify for any discounts as most of class fee goes directly to Arepa Bar.
  • Art Painting with Kenneth Caldwell (North)

    This is a great opportunity to have some fun painting with the help of Kenneth Caldwell.
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    Astrology (South)

    Bring your chart to life with the complexity of the sun, moon and planets. Explore major life themes, cycles and your personal weather map. Receive a copy of your chart.
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    Astronomy for Urban Dwellers (Southwest)

    Gain lifetime comfort with the stars and constellations. Discover our place in the universe, Viking and Polynesian stellar navigation, sky legends, black holes, exo-planets, aliens and your true sun sign. Make a Star Wheel and learn about local star parties and family telescopes. Children 7 and up welcome to register with an adult. Bonus outdoor laser-guided sky tour at Kenwood Park, weather permitting. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
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    Astronomy: Laser-Guided Night Sky Tour - Kenwood Park (Southwest)

    NOTE: Correct Time is 7:30-8:45 pm. One night only, date TBD. View the stars of the Autumn night sky. Join us for this in person, outdoor, distanced-and-masked laser-guided sky tour from safe, quiet, beautiful Kenwood Park. Identify bright stars and constellations with provided star wheels and red flashlights. Basics of celestial navigation. Learn your True Sun Sign. Constellation stories at 7:30 PM, sky tour begins 8:00 PM. *** WEATHER DEPENDENT *** Instructor will announce the date between Oct 14 thru Oct 28, with one day email notice of clear weather. No refunds.