& Continuing Education Summer 2014
Continuing Education Continuing Education courses, workshops or seminars for professional or staff development are designed to fit specific needs such as recertification for teachers. Participants receive credit for these courses in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs give recognition and provide a record of completion in a course, workshop or seminar which meets the appropriate criteria.
Classes Offered American Sign Language for Beginners
June 2 - 5
9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
June 9 -12
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Spanish for Educators
9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Getting Your Book Published
June 14 & 21
9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
*Batesville Enterprise Center
Creating a Photo Book
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
June 24 & 25
9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Fine Arts 126
CEU Opportunities (credit courses through Academic Education) Educators looking for continuing education units (CEUs) to renew their teaching license by the June 30 deadline can take advantage of three three-hour accelerated-pace courses offered at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The college will offer Health (HPR 1213) June 2-6, Computer Concepts (CSC 1113) June 9-13 and Computer Applications (CSC 1123) June 16-20 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., all on the Senatobia campus. Each three-hour course costs $285. Participants will earn three semester hours or five CEUs. “Teachers can find great options for CEU hours at Northwest year-round. Foreign languages, mathematics, all types of science, fine arts appreciation, accounting, real estate—there are so many classes to choose from,” said Division of Education Director, Julie Correro. “Classes in human growth and development, child psychology and first aid and CPR are really popular among elementary educators. We also offer some really fun humanities courses like film as literature and creative writing.” Open registration for online and evening classes for the 2014 first summer session will be held Tuesday, May 27 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Interested participants will need to apply for admission to the college ahead of time. Visit www. northwestms.edu/apply for application information. For more information contact Correro at [email protected]
American Sign Language for Beginners If you are a child educator needing CEUs, a seasoned citizen looking for relief from arthritic hands, a family member of someone who is deaf or hard of hearing or an adult just looking for ways to enrich your life, this is the class for you. American Sign Language (ASL) is a class geared for those who wish to learn America’s third most commonly used language for work, home or enrichment. This class will offer you the essentials you need to engage in signed conversations and will cover an introduction to signing grammar, deaf culture, fingerspelling, as well as the most commonly used vocabulary signs. In this class, you will also receive information about how to carry on with self-instruction in order to maintain your signing skills for a lifetime.
Basic Computers This class is designed for adults who have little or no previous computer experience. General computer use and terminology will be discussed as participants learn basic skills in using Windows 7. This class is ideal for seniors who are interested in learning how to use the computer.
Spanish for Educators I This class is designed to introduce basic conversational Spanish to educators. It will be packed full of “survival Spanish” for the school setting. Pronunciation and grammar will be emphasized, and a variety of group activities will be used to facilitate learning. For the final class meeting, the group will dine at a local Mexican restaurant and be required to order their
meal in Spanish. *If there are enough students interested in an advanced class, an opportunity to continue this class and earn an additional 2.0 CEUs will be available the following week.
Getting Your Book Published It’s a lot easier to publish a book nowadays. The options include publishing e-books as well as paperbacks. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to get your book published and more. Topics that will be covered include completing the draft, editing and proofing, producing a Kindle e-book, producing a paperback book, book covers, marketing and pricing. The first session will help you get set up and get your book formatted, and the second session will focus on the publishing and marketing. Whether you want to publish a novel or a non-fiction work, this course will help get you on track to being an author. The course is presented by Ray Sharpe, webmaster at Northwest. In his spare time he has published five books for Mississippi authors. *Seating is limited to 10 students.
Microsoft Word * Students will learn how to use a lot of the functions in Microsoft Word. Some of the things that will be covered are changing appearance, mail merge, working with charts, tables, columns and graphics, editing and proofreading and using templates from Microsoft’s web site. * This class will be held at the Batesville Enterprise Center, 275 Nosef Dr., Batesville.
Creating a Photo Book Have you ever wanted to make a photo book of your favorite vacation, family holiday or special event? Now you can learn how from someone who knows exactly how to do it! In this class you will learn how to scan photos and transfer photos from a camera to the computer, download, install, and learn how to work with the photo book software. You will also be able to get information on how to compile your own photo book and use practical yet creative tips for the perfect writing and layout to make your photo book look both professional and personal. Lastly, you will learn how to get the photo book printed so that you can show it off to your friends and family.
Classroom Presentation Most teachers would agree that getting their students’ attention or helping parents to understand what exactly is going on with their child in the classroom is often a struggle. Effective communication is one key to success in the classroom. This course will provide both theory and practice in the art of verbal and nonverbal communication. By the end of the course you will have learned not only the concept of effective communication, but also a way to practice it in everyday life.
Kid’s Kollege Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Division of Continuing Education offers summer fun classes for school age children through its Kid’s Kollege program on the Senatobia campus. Whether your child is interested in science or loves animals, Kid’s Kollege offers a wide variety of activities and summer camps for your children!
Classes Offered Course Name
June 2 - 6
10 a.m. noon
June 2 - 6
1 p.m. 4 p.m.
June 16 - 20
8 a.m. 10 a.m.
June 23 - 27
8 a.m. 10 a.m.
9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Dr. Carol Cleveland and Angel Nickens
Dr. Carol Cleveland and Angel Nickens
Leanne Meng & Weldon Meng
Northwest Tennis Courts
Leanne Meng & Weldon Meng
Northwest Tennis Courts
Dr. Carol Cleveland
Science Exploration Science is a fun and fascinating subject! Explore the many different parts of science and improve your questioning skills at the same time. We will be doing many different projects during this camp— messy kitchen chemistry, design and trials of energy and motion and animal and plant exploration. Come explore with us in this high energy camp. *Note: Students will need to bring a snack with drink each day.
Amazing Animals Everyone loves animals! Learn about different types of animals, from the smallest spineless critters to the largest Earth dwelling inhabitants. Explore their structure and ecology while asking questions such as “why and how.” We will explore many different animals by observation and hands on activities to compare anatomy and function. We will learn about their ecology and relationships with other organisms and habitats. Students will use what they learn about existing animals and habitats to design their own animal to best fit a chosen habitat. *Note: Students will need to bring a snack with drink each day.
Tennis Boys and girls attending this weeklong camp will be taught the fundamentals of the game, including rules and etiquette, grip, forehand, backhand and serves. Due to such a high demand for this class, we are offering two different weeks of the same class. We hope that will allow everyone to take tennis who wants to.
However, the classes will fill up quickly, so do not delay in signing up. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Water will be provided. *Note: Students should bring their own rackets if possible. Some rackets will be available upon request.
Geocaching Round-Up Have you ever wanted to try Geocaching and have never tried it or not had time to get to all the caches in our area? Here is your chance to have a geocaching mania! Two days of nothing but hunting geocaches in areas from Sardis Lake to Arkabutla Lake, possibly further. We will choose as many new caches as possible to visit during a two-day extravaganza. Our first activity will be to place a cache in the Northwest vicinity for others to find. Each student will be able to place trinkets in caches we find and take small trinkets. One of the most interesting things in geocaching is placing a geo-bug or trackable trinket and monitoring where it travels. We have one from last summer that is in Wisconsin. Each camper will be encouraged to have a geocache account where they can log their visits and track their progress. This is a hobby that you can do with nothing but a smart phone. Visit geocaching.com for more information on this popular pastime and join us as we hunt for treasure! *Note: Students will need to bring a sack lunch with drink each day.
Continuing Education Gift Certificates Available! Give the gift of learning to someone you love! Call Pam Wooten at 662-562-3349 or e-mail [email protected]
Kid’s Kollege Registration Form Child’s Name_________________________________Age__________ Grade Fall 2014____________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name______________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ City______________________________State_______Zip__________ CONTACT NUMBER______________________E-mail_____________ Camps attending____________________________________________
T-shirt size (please circle)
Youth: S M L Adult: S M L XL
If paying by credit card, please provide the following information: Name on Card:_______________________________________ Credit Card No._______________________________________ Expiration Date on Card:________________________________ Total Amount: $_______________________________________ Make checks payable to Northwest Mississippi Community College. Mail to the following address: IF REGISTERING FOR MORE THAN ONE CAMP, PLEASE INCLUDE SEPARATE CHECKS, ONE PER CAMP.
Kid’s Kollege • Northwest Mississippi Community College P.O. Box 7048 • Senatobia, MS 38668 I give permission to Northwest Mississippi Community College for my child, _______________________________to travel on field trips involved in regard to the Kid’s Kollege camps for which they have enrolled. I give permission for my child to be administered first aid or transported to a medical facility to receive adequate medical care in the event of any injury or illness. I hereby release Northwest from any claims on account of injuries that may be sustained by the participant while attending these camps. _____________________________________Date___________(Parent/Guardian signature) Northwest has permission to photograph my child during Kid’s Kollege activities to use in publicity including news articles, advertising, illustration and Web content. _____________________________________Date___________(Parent/Guardian signature) *Refund deadline is the same as the camp deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline passes.
Method of Payment enclosed (please circle) CASH
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If paying by credit card, please provide the following information: Name on card: Credit Card No.: Expiration Date on Card: Total Amount: $ Make checks payable to NWCC and mail to NWCC, Division of Continuing Education, P.O. Box 7048, 4975 Hwy. 51 N., Senatobia, MS 38668
Class Refunds Registration fees are refunded in full for the Northwest Continuing Education courses when: (1) the class for which an enrollment is submitted is full, (2) the class is cancelled or (3) the student notifies the Office of Continuing Education prior to the deadline of the course. Pam Wooten, coordinator of Continuing Education Phone: 662-562-3349 E-mail: [email protected]
Northwest Mississippi Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in employment, programs, or provision of services. Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act is coordinated by Mr. Michael Dottorey, Disability Support Services Coordinator, McLendon Student Center, P.O. Box 5555, Highway 51 North, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668, telephone number 662-562-3309, e-mail address [email protected]
Compliance with Title II of the Age Discrimination Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is coordinated by Mr. Gary Mosley,Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, James P. McCormick Administration Building, P.O. Box 7017, 4975 Highway 51 North, Senatobia, Mississippi, 38668, telephone number 662-562-3216, e-mail address [email protected]
Accreditation Northwest Mississippi Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Applied Science degree, and certificates in career education. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Mississippi Community College.