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  • Addressing Housing Insecurity: Bridging Communities Minneapolis to St. Paul - Online Course

    This session will focus on how sustainable housing systems bridge communities. Our moderated discussion will bring together organizations and individuals that address housing scarcity. See how leaders on a municipal and grassroots level are responding to the challenges of the pandemic as it relates to housing insecurity and how we can all help to give our community members a place to call “home”. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age - On Demand Course

    Help your child take advantage of opportunities online while avoiding risks. Our kids’ digital worlds are expanding quickly – unleashing both incredible benefits and emerging risks. Many schools are handing 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 screen time challenges. This self-paced online class cuts through conflicting information and delivers the essential parenting strategies for your child’s digital wellbeing. Spark 1 - Connect & Communicate Spark 2 - Rest & Rejuvenate Spark 3 - Focus & Fire Up Best for parents of kids ages 8-16. Three modules or “Sparks” plus three months access after class initiation. On demand courses can be taken at your leisure. You'll receive your link for your class through Spark and Stitch. See your Registration Confirmation email for more information.
  • Cass Gilbert's White Bear Cottages- Online Course

    Well-known Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert spent much of his early career designing homes and other buildings around White Bear Lake. This illustrated program showcases designs for some of his early cottages and other buildings in the area – some of which still stand today, while others have not survived or were never built. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Civic Engagement 101

    Are you interested in being involved in the political process but have never participated before? The first step can be daunting, but this nonpartisan class will help explain how you can have a voice in the process and help make change. Learn the basics of the local and state legislative processes from Nick Harper, attorney and lobbyist with The League of Women Voters Minnesota. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. SPPS currently requires masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption. This includes (but is not limited to) indoor fitness classes and during culinary classes when not eating or drinking.
  • Conectados, cómo estar presentes para sus hijos en la era digital - Curso en línea - Curso On Demand

    Ayude a su hijo a aprovechar las oportunidades en línea mientras evita riesgos. ¡Muchas escuelas les entregan a los niños una tableta o computadora portátil sin una guía para padres que la acompañe! Mereces recursos basados en evidencia, no fragmentos de sonido basados en el miedo, mientras navegas por los crecientes desafíos del tiempo de pantalla. Esta clase en línea a su propio ritmo elimina la información contradictoria y ofrece las estrategias de crianza esenciales para el bienestar digital de su hijo. A continuación podrán ver lo que está incluido en el curso de Conectados: Cómo estar presentes para tus hijos en la era digital: 3 módulos de aprendizaje o "Sparks". Los participantes reciben un Spark a la semana durante tres semanas. 12 lecciones en video, cada una de 4 a 8 minutos de duración. 12 documentos descargables de apoyo con ejercicios, indicaciones y estrategias prácticas para padres. Acceso para tres meses BONO: Invitación al grupo privado de Facebook del Instituto Spark & Stitch para todos los participantes de la clase en línea para participar en la comunidad de Spark & Stitch y opción de preguntas y respuestas. Público: Para padres de niños de 2 a 10 años. Incluye tres Sparks (módulos de una semana) con acceso por tres meses. Los cursos bajo demanda se pueden tomar en su tiempo libre. Recibirás tu enlace para tu clase a través de Spark and Stitch. Consulte su correo electrónico de confirmación de registro para obtener más información
  • Decir Sí a No: Por qué los Niños Necesitan Límites Cariñosos y Cómo Ponerlos - Curso On Demand

    Deje claros sus límites, evite las luchas de poder y avance con consistencia y cuidado. Establecer límites y evitar las luchas de poder es una parte desafiante de la crianza de los hijos. Aprenda por qué establecer límites claros con sus hijos les ayuda a controlar su propio comportamiento, considerar a los demás y regular sus grandes sentimientos. Esta clase en línea a su propio ritmo lo ayudará a aclarar sus límites, aprender a comunicarlos y adquirir las habilidades que necesita para avanzar con consistencia y cuidado. A continuación podrán ver lo que está incluido en el curso de Decir Sí a No: Por qué los Niños Necesitan Límites Cariñosos y Cómo Ponerlos 3 módulos de aprendizaje o "Sparks". Los participantes reciben un Spark a la semana durante tres semanas. 16 lecciones en video, cada una de 4 a 8 minutos de duración. 13 documentos descargables de apoyo con ejercicios, indicaciones y estrategias prácticas para padres. Acceso para tres meses BONO: Invitación al grupo privado de Facebook del Instituto Spark & Stitch para todos los participantes de la clase en línea para participar en la comunidad de Spark & Stitch y opción de preguntas y respuestas. Público: Abierto a todos pero enfocado a los padres con niños de 3r a 12º grado. Los cursos bajo demanda se pueden tomar en su tiempo libre. Recibirás tu enlace para tu clase a través de Spark and Stitch. Consulte su correo electrónico de confirmación de registro para obtener más información
  • Fading Ads of the Twin Cities - Online Course

    Do you remember seeing those old painted ads on the sides of buildings for Coca-Cola, Grain Belt Beer, grocery stores, warehouses, etc.? Your instructor, has been drawn to Fading Ads, or “Ghost Signs” for quite some time. Takes a virtual walk around the Twin Cities to view this sort of “Art Gallery” that surrounds us and discover tidbits of history of some companies put them there. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Fearless Aging - Online Course

    You may not have a choice about aging but you do have a choice about how you approach growing older. What better way than fearlessly? Fearless aging is the power to positively impact your future. This class explores the normal, natural processes of aging—physical and lifestyle--and what you can do to markedly improve the quality of your life. Discover what you can expect and lifestyle choices that will help you make the most of what you’ve got as you age. Let’s explore the inevitable forces of change in your life and be fearless! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Hmong 101: Introduction to Hmong History and Culture -Online Course

    Explore Hmong history, Hmong American population and demographics, Hmong clans and their functions and traditional Hmong religion and shamanism. Learn about the Hmong language and cultural etiquette including communication strategies for service providers who work with Hmong populations. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Immigrants and the Making of St Paul - Online Course

    Explore the role of immigrants in the making and remaking of Saint Paul. From the immigrants that impacted the foundation of our city in the 1840s to the immigration of our current time. Discover public policy and immigration reform through the lens of history. Classes rely on lecture, documents, images and writings to explore immigrant experiences and the impact they had. Readings are emailed before each class. Topics include: Irish and German immigrants and their impact on the foundations of our city; the Scandinavian influx of the 19th century; and, Eastern European immigrants who filled the demand for unskilled labor in meat-packing plants, foundries and railroad work. How the city’s workforce, neighborhoods and political and cultural life was shaped by Mexicans, many of whom were already American citizens from Texas, and African Americans who had migrated from the South beginning in the 1850’s Recent history, considering the tens of thousands of new immigrants arriving in the early 21st century from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Somalia and Burma, among other places. Overview of public policy and a review of immigration reform through the lens of history to generate a discussion about what the past has to offer anyone who seeks to shape the future. Course taught by the East Side Freedom Library's co-executive director, Peter Rachleff. Peter taught American Labor, Immigration and African American History at Macalester College for 32 years. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.
  • Intro to Boardgames

    Do you like playing board games? Do you enjoy making new connections with people? Then this is the class for you! Learn and play board games with unique play styles, and new friends. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. SPPS currently requires masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption. This includes (but is not limited to) indoor fitness classes and during culinary classes when not eating or drinking.
  • Raising Racially Conscious Kids (Upper Elementary Students & Caregivers) - Online Course

    Register under the name of the adult taking the course - within the registration will be a place for you to list the name of the one child attending with you. Child must be in Grade 3, 4 or 5. This is a six week virtual course designed for youth in third through fifth grade and their caregiver. Students and caregivers will be given tools to engage in uncomfortable conversations, develop key terminology and concepts to understand racism, and promote the healthy racial identities of all people centered in love and humanity. Caregivers will also begin to unpack how everyday child rearing choices can be obstacles for equity. The youth portion of this class runs from 6:30-7:30PM. The adult portion runs from 7:15-9:00PM. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them - On Demand Course

    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. Learn why setting clear boundaries with your children helps them manage their own behavior, consider others, and work through their big feelings. This self-paced online class will help you clarify your limits, learn how to communicate them, and gain the skills you need to follow through with consistency and care. Spark 1 - Why Your Child Needs Limits Spark 2 - How to Set Them Spark 3 - Troubleshooting Best for parents of kids ages 2-10. Three modules or “Sparks” plus three month access after class initiation. On demand courses can be taken at your leisure. You'll receive your link for your class through Spark and Stitch. See your Registration Confirmation email for more information.
  • Simple Actions for Climate Change - Online Course

    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. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • So You Want to be Anti-Racist? - Online Course

    This six week virtual course is offered to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. Participants will be given tools to engage in uncomfortable conversations, develop their racial literacy, and begin to unpack how race operates in their everyday lives often without consent and/or acknowledgement, all the while building the muscles to move into action! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Registration Confirmation email for your online meeting information and more information on joining meetings.
  • U.S. - Dakota War of 1862: Pieces of the Puzzle - Online Course

    Explore pieces of the puzzle with your instructor Jay Grammond after 11 years of study. The goals are to 1) bring awareness to an epic event in Minnesota’s history; 2) provide a balanced look; 3) encourage you to explore and research a piece of this event on your own. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • What You Always Wanted to Know About Islam and Muslims

    Gain a better understanding of what Islam teaches and what Muslims practice. The class will introduce basic terminology, demographics and differences between religion and culture. Learn about the beliefs and practices of Muslims as well as religious celebrations. All questions answered. All Community Education participants are required to follow SPPS COVID guidelines (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan), and all other communicated health and safety expectations. Failure to do so could result in removal from the class/program. SPPS currently requires masks for all people in a school setting (ages 2 and older), including all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a qualifying exemption. This includes (but is not limited to) indoor fitness classes and during culinary classes when not eating or drinking.
  • Why Do They Act That Way? Proven Strategies to Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teen - On Demand Course

    Your teenager needs you now more than ever, even if they won’t tell you that. Figuring out how to stay connected with your teen isn’t easy, especially as they jump on an emotional rollercoaster or start pulling away. Your teen’s brain is under construction and the more you know about the construction zones the more prepared you are to navigate them. 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) when they need it most. Spark 1 - Why do they act that way? Spark 2 - Loosen but don’t let go - Staying connected to your teen Spark 3 - Setting limits and avoiding power struggles Spark 4 - Managing emotions, stress, and mental health Spark 5 - Independence vs. guidance - What’s the right balance Spark 6 - Raising a teen requires community Best for parents of kids ages 8-18. Six modules or “Sparks” plus six month access after class initiation. On demand courses can be taken at your leisure. You'll receive your link for your class through Spark and Stitch. See your Registration Confirmation email for more information.
  • Winter Outdoor Recreation in the Metro - Online Class

    Winter is fast-approaching, but that doesn't mean you have to hibernate! Leave that to the bears. The metro is full of fun, family friendly, outdoor activities if you know where to look. Get the inside scoop on the best places to hike, skate, ski and just simply be outside this winter, as well as where you can find free equipment rentals! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.