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  • Support Infinite Possibilities in the District 196 Community

    Your donation to Community Education will help an individual in need to participate in a quality learning activity. Select the denomination of your choice. You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of the donation. Thank you for your support of learning in District 196.
  • Bookkeeping Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Understanding Debits and Credits Jun 6-Jul 1 General Ledger and Month End Procedures Jul 5-29 Closing Procedures and Financial Statements Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in 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. First, 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. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers Jun 6 – Jul 1 Financial Analysis and Planning for Non Financial Managers Aug 1 – 26 Cash is King Jul 5 – 29 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Data Analysis

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. Discover the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally, find out how 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. Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Data Analysis Jun 6-Jul 1 Intermediate Data Analysis Jul 5-29 Advanced Data Analysis Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Mastering Excel

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Advanced Excel Aug 1-26 Intermediate Excel Jul 5-29 Mastering Microsoft Excel Jun 6-Jul 1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Leadership Development

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals. Then learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. At the end of completing the three course certificate, you will come away with a new understanding, new toolbox of leadership skills, and the information to move your leadership development into high gear. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Leadership Principles Jun 6-Jul 1 Developing Your Leadership Skills Jul 5-29 Developing Your Professional Career Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $395.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Project Management

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancellation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, learn the ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Project Management Jun 6-Jul 1 Project Management Processes Jul 5-29 Project Management Knowledge Areas Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register Here! Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model. After completing this challenging course, Six Sigma Green Belts serve their organizations as a trained specialist able to work on Six Sigma projects that benefit the organization. Although not required, participants are strongly encouraged to have a project during the course. The instructors and mentors work closely with the class to not only teach the material, but to guide candidates as they work projects. Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model. After completing this challenging course, Six Sigma Green Belts serve their organizations as a trained specialist able to work on Six Sigma projects that benefit the organization. Although not required, participants are strongly encouraged to have a project during the course. The instructors and mentors work closely with the class to not only teach the material, but to guide candidates as they work projects. Register Here! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt Jun 6-Jul 1 Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt Jul 5-29 Advanced Six Sigma Green Belt Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Supervisory and Leadership Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand, and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor's role and responsibilities, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied at your job immediately. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Supervisory & Leadership Certificate Jun 6-Jul 29 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 3.2 Length 32 Hours Price $395.00 Register now!
  • Digital Marketing Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your website traffic, doing search engine optimization and how to successfully employ online advertising. Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Improving Email Promotions Jun 6-Jul 1 Boosting Your Website Traffic Jul 5-29 Online Advertising Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register Now!
  • Social Media For Business Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks. Register Now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Introduction to Social Media Jun 6-Jul 1 Integrating Social Media in Your Organization Aug 1-26 Marketing Using Social Media Jul 5-29 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register Now!
  • Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. 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. Use Adobe 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. Access to the Adobe software tools required. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Adobe InDesign Essentials Aug 1-26 Adobe Illustrator Essentials Jun 6-Jul 1 Adobe Photoshop Essentials Jul 5-29 Price $545.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Online Teaching

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Advanced Teaching Online Jun 6-Jul 1 Designing Online Instruction Jul 5-29 Fostering Online Discussion Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $495.00 Register now!
  • Certificate in Learning Styles

    Do not register here. Please click Register now! 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. Register now! Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and a very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. After you register, you will be given a web address with easy-to-follow instructions to go to get into your virtual classroom. You may participate any time of day or evening with online reading, listen and see presentations, and complete self-quizzes. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. COURSE SCHEDULE Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Jul 5-29 Gender in the Classroom Jul 5-29 Generational Learning Styles Aug 1-26 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/International Learning Units (ILUs) 4.8 Length 48 Hours Price $395.00 Register now!
  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them

    Clarify your limits, avoid power struggles, and follow through with consistency and care. Setting limits and avoiding power struggles is a challenging part of parenting. Parenting in a pandemic means that many are experiencing increased conflict and escalating stress. This self-paced online class will help you clarify your priorities, build a stronger toolkit, and set the warm boundaries that kids need right now to stay calm and connected. Best for parents of kids ages 2-10.
  • Why Do They Act That Way? Proven Strategies to Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teen

    Parenting teenagers isn't easy. Parenting during a pandemic? Even harder. The pandemic is especially difficult for teenagers, whose job is to gain independence and spend time with friends! Supporting teenagers and staying connected during this time is essential for their mental health and wellbeing. But this isn't easy! This self-paced online class delivers the latest insight about the adolescent brain along with practical parenting strategies that reduce power struggles and build connection between you and your teen (or soon-to-be-teen). Best for parents of kids ages 8-18.
  • CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age

    Help your child take advantage of opportunities online while avoiding risks. COVID-19 means that kids are spending more and more time online. Most schools hand kids a tablet or laptop without a parenting guide to go with it! You deserve evidence-based resources, not fear-based soundbites, as you navigate escalating screen time challenges. This self-paced online class cuts through conflicting information and delivers the essential parenting strategies for your child's digital wellbeing. Best for parents of kids ages 8-16
  • Community Education Gift Certificate

    Give the gift of learning! Purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member and share the love for learning! Gift certificates can be purchased in a variety of denominations and can be used for any aquatics, adult, youth or Early Childhood Family Services class. Call the Community Education office (651-423-7920) for more information. To purchase a gift card: 1. Select an amount from the drop down list. 2. Select YOUR NAME from the list when asked "Choose who is going to attend". 3. Enter the name of the recipient of the gift certification on the following screen. 4. Select your delivery method (email, U.S. mail or pick up)
  • Yarn Gathering - Free!

    Join others who enjoy knitting or crocheting! Drop in on Monday nights and feel welcomed by a group of like-minded people. Bring your current project, join in the conversation, see what others are making, and view new patterns and ideas. There is no fee and reservations are not required. You may come and leave as you desire. Other yarn art participants are welcome, too!
  • Marvelous Macarons

    They are beautiful and so fun to make! Discover some simple tricks to make the process easy. Make and assemble three different kinds, lovely blueberry, lemon and pink champagne. Be the talk of the party when you serve these little delicacies! Supply fee of $12 payable to instructor
  • QiVitality

    Wake up your body with gentle yoga stretches for flexibility, then flow into Qigong healing movements and deep breathing to increase circulation and improve health. End each class exploring a variety of meditation techniques to relax the mind, improve memory and mental focus, while rejuvenating the brain. Begin the day with QiVitality! New students please come to first class 15 minutes early for orientation.
  • Spring Forest Qigong Practice

    Practice Qigong healing movements and meditation techniques to increase vitality, improve health and well-being. Learn and practice a variety of Qigong, breathing, meditation, health and wellness techniques. Each class begins with gentle healing movements and breathing followed by meditation to relax the mind, improve memory and mental focus while rejuvenating the brain. New students please come to first class 15 minutes early for orientation. Sorry, no discounts apply.
  • Zumba with Ginny

    Real people, real fun, real results. Get groovin' at your own pace with Zumba. This Latin inspired dance-fitness workout provides modified, low-impact moves with easy-to-follow moves for a healthy, active lifestyle. Perfect for beginners and all ages, 18 to 80+. Improve balance, flexibility, coordination and cardiovascular strength. Wear comfortable workout clothing, athletic shoes and bring water.
  • Birch Tree Resist Paintings

    Learn how to paint the perfect woodland scene, featuring birch trees and accompanying leaves, using a few simple techniques and materials. Be guided, step-by step, through the painting process, and produce a beautiful piece. Prior to being led through the painting process, be introduced to some art terms and techniques related to this project. Friends and family will be impressed by everything you learn, and create in this one-time nature-themed art class!