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  • 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.
  • Book Discussion: A Good Time for the Truth (Edison) ONLINE

    Join your community for a discussion about this collection of essays, gain a better understanding of perspectives from people of color in Minnesota, and generate your next step to work for justice and equity. This class is now being held online, interactive through an interactive videoconferencing platform. You can choose to enable your camera and audio, or just view the live content. There will be time to socialize with fellow students and the instructor if you choose to, before and after each session. More information will be sent after you enroll.
  • Certificate in Learning Styles (UGotClass)

    New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - and you - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently. In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum. Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles. Courses: Developing the Socialization Skills of Students with ASD in the Inclusive Classroom Gender Matters: Gender in the Classroom Generational Learning Styles For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ
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    Cinema: Watch, Analyze & Discuss (Washburn at Justice Page)

    Film is art (and entertainment). You'll watch great films at home, directed by men and women, modern, black and white, American, foreign, and then meet to discuss the story, themes, and cinematic technique. A subscription to HBO Max streaming service will be required.
  • Designing Online Instruction (UGotClass)

    Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. This class may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Online Teaching or the Certified Online Instructor program - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Overview of the Online Instructional Environment Internet basics Principles behind the adoption of technology innovation The nature of the online learning environment Unit 2 Envisioning Your Online Course Types of web courses Preparing for the move to the Web Analyzing your current course Planning your web course Identifying resources Design guidelines Unit 3 Developing a Web course Team vs. Individual approach to development Phases of design and development Models of web courses Unit 4 Online Interaction Online collaboration Creating an interactive environment Motivating student-student interaction Managing interaction Unit 5 Issues in the Web Environment Managing email Facilitating discussions Class size Copyright
  • Developing the Socialization Skills of Students with ASD in the Inclusive Classroom (UGotClass)

    Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with ASD students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue. This course can be taken on individually or as part of the Certificate in Learning Styles. - Optional three graduate credits available from Framingham State University for just $225 additional. More information after you register. - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 What is ASD How is ASD diagnosed What kinds of behaviors are common among ASD students What experiences are typical for ASD students in school Unit 2 Effective communication and learning environment What constitutes a comfortable environment How to tell if your ASD student is feeling lost Bullying and inclusion Unit 3 Effective Interventions Enforcing the IEP and 504 Plans Teens and ASD Unit 4 Working with Parents Listening to Parent Concerns Understanding Parents’ experiences and perspective Creating Parent/Teacher Teamwork
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    East Side Freedom Library: Collection Tour

    Come visit and learn about the East Side Freedom Library. Located in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul, our city's most diverse and most economically challenged community. Our mission is "to inspire solidarity, work for justice, and advocate for equity for all." To this purpose, we have gathered, cataloged, and shelve more than 27,000 books, and we curate programs, in person and online, which encourage our neighbors to share their stories through art and culture (poetry, music, theater, dance, visual art, storytelling). Learn more about our work, including ways that you can become involved.
  • Fostering Online Discussion (UGotClass)

    Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners. Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of ‘continual engagement’ in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment. This class may be taken individually or as part of the Certificate in Online Teaching or the Certified Online Instructor program - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ - Optional additional $40 USD paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota. Agenda Unit 1 How Continual Engagement Helps You Foster Effective Online Discussions What is continual engagement? Why is continual engagement important? Breaking down the barriers to effective continual engagement in your discussion interaction Unit 2 Building Your Students’ Success through Your Interaction Why continual engagement in online discussion is important to your students’ success Choosing your words carefully in discussion interaction Strategies to use at the beginning of your term Strategies to use as the term gets underway Strategies to use when things get hectic Unit 3 Assessing Your Students’ Performance Giving effective feedback Communicating with students about grades Some special challenges of group work and how to overcome them Unit 4 Keeping Your Communication Skills Sharp How networking with your peers can build your skills Using break times effectively Working with an assistant How online interaction enhances your face-to-face instruction
  • Gender Matters: Gender in the Classroom (UGotClass)

    Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else. This course can be taken on individually or as part of the Certificate in Learning Styles. - Optional two graduate credits available from Framingham State University for just $150 additional. More information after you register. - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 The Brain and Gender Differences The brain and learning The female brain The male brain Summary of neurological and hormonal differences Unit 2 Helping Girls Learn More How girls learn Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more Unit 3 Helping Boys Learn More How boys learn Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn Helping boys with language skills The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more Unit 4 Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More Helping girls succeed in the workplace Helping boys succeed with college Grading learning and knowledge Gender neutral grading
  • Generational Learning Styles (UGotClass)

    Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways. This course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more and discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience." You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more. This course can be taken on individually or as part of the Certificate in Learning Styles. - Optional graduate credit available from the University of South Dakota for just $40 additional. More information after you register. - For more information, go to our Online Professional Development Certificates & Courses FAQ Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Generational Learning Styles The origin of generational learning styles & foundation of learning style theories Learning theory and the brain What defines a generation - the concept of the cohort experience Unit 2 Understanding generational factors influencing how you learn and teach Characteristics of the Baby Boomers Characteristics and definitions for Generation X Learning characteristics of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers How YOUR generational characteristics influence your approach to teaching: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y Unit 3 Understanding Generation Y Core values of Gen Y Impact of technology on generational learning The impact of generational characteristics on approaches to and expectations of education, perceptions of time, prioritizing work/life/school, goals and ambition, collaborative vs. individual, worldview, inputs versus outcomes and other value differences Unit 4 Helping Your Gen Y Students to Learn More Communication tips with Gen Y students and the emerging generation Classroom instruction tips for Gen Y and the emerging generation Addressing awkwardness and other social characteristics of Gen Y Understanding and using technology to facilitate learning The top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more
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    Native American: How to Talk About Native Nations (Southwest) ONLINE (Tour)

    Join us for this Indigenous People's Day Event! Do you ever feel hesitant when searching for the right language to use to talk about Native nations? Join Native Governance Center for a short presentation on terminology basics! In addition to covering what's ok and not ok, the session will showcase the wide range of opinions on language and terminology within Indian Country. You'll learn about topics such as: The Native nations that share geography with Mni Sota Makoce Native American vs. Indigenous vs. American Indian Differentiating between reservations, casinos, and Native nations Respectfully referring to individual Native people and groups of Native people The event is geared toward beginners and open to all: come with your questions! Attendees will participate in breakout sessions and a live Q&A with the presenters. If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
  • Racism in Real Estate (Roosevelt)

    Explore structural racism and the racial wealth gap as it applies to housing. We will consider the role of the real estate industry in the history of racial housing discrimination and how these policies shape our communities today. Sponsored by RETHOS. The Twin Cities Metro area has the lowest rate of Black homeownership in the United States, with just 19% of Black Minneapolis residents owning their home in 2019 (APM Research Lab). Racist real estate practices including redlining, racial covenants, and single-family zoning have been used for decades to segregate neighborhoods and bar residents from homeownership. How were these policies enacted and how do they continue to affect non-white residents today? Find out at one of Rethos’ Racism in Real Estate classes this fall! In this class, instructors Denise Pike, Public Historian, and Jackie Berry, Realtor, will dive deep into the history and ongoing presence of racial housing discrimination in Minnesota. Come ready to learn some initial steps you can take to combat racist housing policies in your neighborhood! You’ll receive a handout full of helpful resources and weblinks to explore and further your understanding of our state’s complicated housing history. This class was created with materials from the Mapping Prejudice project and other research by instructor Denise Pike. Class curriculum is centered primarily around the Twin Cities and some of Greater Minnesota. Rethos: Places Reimagined is a statewide nonprofit with a mission to connect people to places and promote community vitality. Rethos supports the reuse of old buildings through community engagement and education. Our classes teach about the places that surround us, how they've evolved, and how we take good care of them.
  • Racism in Real Estate (Roosevelt) ONLINE

    8/29 Update: The 9/22 online section of this class has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 6th from 1-2:30pm. Explore structural racism and the racial wealth gap as it applies to housing. We will consider the role of the real estate industry in the history of racial housing discrimination and how these policies shape our communities today. Sponsored by RETHOS. The Twin Cities Metro area has the lowest rate of Black homeownership in the United States, with just 19% of Black Minneapolis residents owning their home in 2019 (APM Research Lab). Racist real estate practices including redlining, racial covenants, and single-family zoning have been used for decades to segregate neighborhoods and bar residents from homeownership. How were these policies enacted and how do they continue to affect non-white residents today? Find out at one of Rethos’ Racism in Real Estate classes this fall! In this class, instructors Denise Pike, Public Historian, and Jackie Berry, Realtor, will dive deep into the history and ongoing presence of racial housing discrimination in Minnesota. Come ready to learn some initial steps you can take to combat racist housing policies in your neighborhood! You’ll receive a handout full of helpful resources and weblinks to explore and further your understanding of our state’s complicated housing history. This class was created with materials from the Mapping Prejudice project and other research by instructor Denise Pike. Class curriculum is centered primarily around the Twin Cities and some of Greater Minnesota. Rethos: Places Reimagined is a statewide nonprofit with a mission to connect people to places and promote community vitality. Rethos supports the reuse of old buildings through community engagement and education. Our classes teach about the places that surround us, how they've evolved, and how we take good care of them.
  • Simple Actions for Our Climate Crisis (Edison)

    This class will help you understand climate change and will outline actions we can take to help reduce climate chaos impact in our urban and rural habitats.
  • Wonderland Park on Lake Street (South)

    In 1905, Wonderland Park offered the public the chance to do everything from ride one of the world’s finest carousels to witness amazing, death-defying acts. The park, located at East Lake St and 31st Ave S, also featured infants born prematurely on display in electric incubators. Leave this presentation with a deeper understanding of America’s love affair with electricity.