Northwest strives to educate educators

The Jan. 10 registration deadline is approaching for three courses that are designed specifically for educators and offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Continuing Education—Make and Take File Folders for Teachers (K-3), Spanish for Educators and Classroom Discipline for Elementary Teachers.
Make and Take File Folders for Teachers (K-3) offers educators an affordable way to enhance learning for young children. Participants will create educational games and activities made from manila file folders. The folders will provide children with hands-on opportunities to practice basic skills, such as matching, sorting, patterning, categorization, color identification, shape identification, number skills, counting, simple computation skills, letter identification, beginning phonics skills and much more.
Some supplies will be provided, however, each student will need to bring adult scissors, one bottle of rubber cement, one bottle of glue or glue stick, crayons, magic markers & clear shipping tape.

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Classes will be held on Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Marilyn R. Spears Early Childhood Education Technology Building, room 7. The course, taught by Dr. Alice Camp, costs $90 and offers 1.5 CEUs.
Spanish for Educators is designed to introduce basic conversational Spanish to participants. 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.
Classes will be held on Mondays, Jan. 24-Apr. 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Physical Science Building Addition, room 334. The course, taught by Wendy Gregory, costs $120 and offers 3 CEUs.
Classroom Discipline for Elementary Teachers, also taught by Gregory, is targeted at K-5 teachers and will include information and discussions about classroom discipline, handling disruptive students and working with parents on seeking solutions to behavior problems. Numerous sources will be incorporated into the class, and a book is included which contains ideas to deal with over 100 specific behavioral problems. Classes will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 25-March 1, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Physical Science Building Addition, room 334. The course costs $110 and offers 1.5 CEUs.
The Jan. 12 registration deadline for the non-CEU Floral Arrangement course is also fast approaching. This $60 course taught by Ellen Glosson will be held Mondays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Ever Blooms in Senatobia. Glosson, owner and operator of Ever Blooms, will teach participants many techniques of flower arranging. Classes will include instruction on the basics, symmetrical and asymmetrical, plants, bow making and flowers for weddings, holiday arrangements and parties. Students will take home an arrangement each week. In addition to the cost of the course, participants should bring $75 for flowers and supplies to be paid first night of class.

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