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  • Apartment Life with a Dog

    Live with your furry friend in an apartment, townhome, or condo? Explore how to utilize the advantages of small-scale living while minimizing common behaviors such as barking, housetraining, resource guarding, and separation anxiety! Keep your dog and your neighbors happy when living on a smaller scale. This class is for humans only, please leave your furry friend at home. "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."
  • Being Mortal - Online Course

    Based on the bestselling book Being Mortal, by Dr. Atul Gawande, we'll discuss how to live a very good life in the face of our own mortality, what will matter to us in the end, as well as the roles that medicine and communication may play. Participants are encouraged to either read the book Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande, or view the PBS Frontline Special (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/) prior to class, however it is not required. 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.
  • CONECTADOS: Cómo estar presentes para sus hijos en la era digital - Curso On Demand - En Español

    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. Ver descripción en línea para una descripción completa. 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
  • CONNECTED: How to Show Up For Your Kids in the Digital Age - On Demand Course

    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 course cuts through conflicting information and delivers the essential parenting strategies for your child’s digital well-being. Best for parents of kids, ages 8-16. 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.
  • Decir Sí a No: Por qué los Niños Necesitan Límites Cariñosos y Cómo Ponerlos - Curso On Demand- En Español

    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. Ver descripción en línea para una descripción completa. 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. Take 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.
  • Fostering Child Independence at Home - Online Course

    Do you want your child to learn independence from an early age and build self-confidence? Use the principles of Montessori education to set up your home with activities that promote Independence in toddlers and preschoolers. The principles of Montessori education have helped millions of families all over the world. At the end of the class, participants receive resources to help implement the new knowledge in their family life. This class will run through Google Meet video conferencing. Please test Google Meet on your device before the day of the class. See your class confirmation for the login to the class.
  • Great Lakes Shipping - Online Course

    An introduction to the port of Duluth-Superior. Explore different cargos and the vessels that move them throughout the Great Lakes with a focus on the Twin Ports. Program will be offered on the GoToMeet Platform. See confirmation notice for final details and link
  • How to Become a Community Education Instructor - Online Course

    Do you have a talent, skill, or perspective to share with your community? Join this course to learn what steps you must take to become a paid instructor with Community Education! This class will run through Google Meet video conferencing. Please test Google Meet on your device before the day of the class. See your class confirmation for the login to the class.
  • Montessori In Your Home - Online Course

    Wondering what the Montessori Method is all about? Or have a child attending a Montessori school, and want to create more consistency between home and school? Build a strong understanding of Montessori principles and practical ways of implementing it at home with your 2–6-year-old child. Help your child build independence, a love of learning, and curiosity at home. After completing this series of five interactive sessions, participants are equipped with practical and easy-to-implement strategies for their home. This class will run through Google Meet video conferencing. Please test Google Meet on your device before the day of the class. See your class confirmation for the login to the class. Note: This class has had a change in time and number of sessions to what was published in the catalog.
  • Need-to Know Changes to the College Planning Process - Online Course

    Review the recent changes to the FAFSA, college financial aid, ACT/SAT testing and college recruiting practices. Learn how these changes may impact your family, and strategies to give your student the best opportunity to be admitted and maximize scholarships and financial aid. For families of students in grades 9-11. Price is per family - Student is encouraged to attend. This past year has resulted in some of the most significant changes to the college planning process in decades. Schools have gone ACT/SAT optional, but not necessarily when they award scholarships. Recent legislation included substantial changes to the FAFSA and college financial aid and behind-the-scenes rules have changed on how colleges recruit students and award scholarships. If you are the parent of a HS student in grades 9-11, this is incredibly important info you will not want to miss. If you are the parent of a HS student in grades 9-11, this is incredibly important info you will not want to miss. Price is per family - Student is encouraged to attend. 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
  • Preparing for a Puppy

    This is your pre-puppy seminar! Explore how to find the right pup for you, how to prepare the home and family for their arrival, house training & crate training, and other questions you may not even consider until your new furry friend is home. "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."
  • Say Yes To No: Why Kids Need Loving Boundaries and How to Set Them - On Demand Course

    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 course will help you clarify your limits, learn how to communicate them, and gain the skills you need to follow through with consistency and care. Best for parents of kids, ages 2-10. See full description online. 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.
  • Senior LinkAge Line® - Quiénes somos y qué hacemos - En Español

    Senior LinkAge Line® (SLL) es un servicio de las Agencias del Área sobre el Envejecimiento en asociación con la Junta sobre el Envejecimiento de Minnesota. Descubra el papel del SLL en la provisión de recursos para permitir que las personas mayores permanezcan independientes en sus hogares el mayor tiempo posible. ¿Cómo conectan el personal y los voluntarios a los consumidores con los programas y servicios, cómo dirigen a los asistentes a la SLL para obtener información completa y objetiva sobre Medicare y las opciones de seguro médico para los beneficiarios de Medicare de todas las edades? Ven y Conéctate "Todos los participantes de Educación Comunitaria deben seguir las pautas de SPPS COVID (https://www.spps.org/safelearningplan) y todas las demás expectativas de salud y seguridad comunicadas. De lo contrario, podría resultar en la eliminación de la clase/programa".
  • Senior LinkAge Line® - Who We Are and What We Do

    The Senior LinkAge Line® (SLL) is a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging in partnership with Trellis. Discover the role of the SLL in providing resources to enable seniors to stay independent in their homes as long as possible. Explore consumer programs and services, objective information about Medicare, and health insurance options to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. Come and get Linked in. "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."
  • The Day after Retirement - Online Course

    What will your life look like once you don't answer the call of the alarm clock? Having a sense of purpose is an important key to satisfaction. We'll focus on how to put your arms around the changes inherent in retiring, and explore a variety of ways to identify what is significant to you in establishing a purpose-filled life in retirement. "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."
  • Toilet Learning - Online Course

    Thinking about the toilet learning stage of your child’s development, or already in the process? Learn how to recognize the signs of readiness in your child and set up your home for the process. Use the Montessori method of education, which promotes following the natural path of the child’s development. At the end of the class, participants receive resources to help implement the new knowledge in their family life. This class will run through Google Meet video conferencing. Please test Google Meet on your device before the day of the class. See your class confirmation for the login to the class.
  • Why Do They Act That Way? Proven Strategies to Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teen - On Demand Course

    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 connections between you and your teen (or soon-to-be-teen) when they need it most. Best for parents of kids, ages 8-18. See full description online. 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.