August Wake Up Call!

 

Centennial Celebration on Sunday, September 9

Santa Barbara’s first Adult Education class was English as a Second Language, in 1918, 100 years ago!

As SBCC’s School of Extended Learning, we are celebrating this significant Santa Barbara community milestone. Join us for a Garden Party on Sunday, September 9, 2018, 4 – 6 pm at the Wake Campus. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of a Photographer

Capture your memories through a different lens. Learn to look at your surroundings with a professional photographer’s perspective.

4 Mondays, beginning September 10
12:30 – 3 p.m.
Class Cost: $80

Parenting Classes are now Tuition-Free

More than 25 different Parenting Skills classes are being offered fall semester beginnning August 27 at the School of Extended Learning.

Class options include Toddler Times, Growing Times, Creativity and Preschoolers, Music Times, Nature Walk, and more.

Figure Drawing for Older Adults

Students have the opportunity to draw directly from a live model for three hours. Older adults hone artistic skills, develop improved dexterity, and enhance self-expression. Beginner and advanced artists are welcome to join our tuition-free classes.

8 Weeks, beginning August 28
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ESL Fall Assessment Dates

Fall I (Weeks 1 – 8):
August 20 – September 14
Fall II (Weeks 9 – 16):
October 15 – November 9

For more information, call (805) 683-8233
or visit our website by clicking below:

Arts and Crafts Fair on December 1

Save the date for Extended Learning’s annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Wake Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Application forms for vendor booths will be available at the Wake and Schott main offices October 8 – October 19.

All vendors must be current School of Extended Learning art instructors or students.

Mark Your Calendar

August 27: Fall Semester Begins

September 3: Labor Day Holiday

September 9: Centennial Celebration

October 2 – November 2: Spring 2019 Tuition Assistance Forms Available

October 8 – October 19: Arts and Crafts Vendor Forms Available

November 5: Mind and Supermind Lecture

November 12: Veterans Day Holiday

November 19: Use-By Date for Fall Tuition Assistance Vouchers

December 1: Arts and Crafts Fair

December 11: Registration Begins for Spring 2019 Tuition-Free (Noncredit)

December 17: Registration Begins for Spring 2019 Fee-Based Life Enhancement

December 15: Fall Semester Ends

July Wake Up Call!

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July at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

Fall 2018 Registration Dates

Noncredit Registration: Begins Friday, July 6
Fee-Based Registration: Begins Friday, July 13

You may register in person at the Schott or Wake main office, or register online.

For important registration information for ceramics, glass and figure drawing students, please see page 2 of the fall 2018 print schedule here.

 


 The Healing Power of Plants

Discover what flora and water have to offer us in terms of physical, emotional and spiritual support.

Saturday, July 21
10 a.m.  – 12 p.m. 
Class Cost: $19

Register

 

 


 Extended Learning Application Workshop

Tuesday, July 2, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Wake Room 4

Enrolling for tuition-free classes requires two steps:

1. Applying to the college

2. Registering for a class

We’re here to help you apply to the college and get ready for class registration. Please join us!


 Learn Microsoft Office Tuition-Free

Introduction to Microsoft Word
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 16 – 25
CRN #: 80681
 
Basic PowerPoint
Thursdays, July 12 – August 2
CRN #: 81396
 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Mondays and Wednesdays, July 16 – 25
CRN #: 80686
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  ESL Summer II Assessment Dates

Monday, June 25 – Friday, July 20
Open-enrollment classes also available — enroll anytime!

For more information, call (805) 683-8233   
Or visit our website here. 


Since 2015, the Santa Barbara Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) Consortium, in partnership with SBCC, has received $2.9 million to expand and improve tuition-free courses for adults in our region.

Thanks to AEBG in 2018/2019 we have tuition-free programs in English as a Second Language, Adult High School/GED Program, Work Readiness and Career Planning Certificate for Adults with Disabilities, Post-Incarcerated Training Program, and Career Skills Institute.

We are also proud to be partnering with several local entities including Santa Barbara Public Library, KRA Corporation, and Santa Barbara Unified School District.


 Mark Your Calendar

July 2: Extended Learning Application Workshop #2

July 4: Independence Day Holiday

July 6: Tuition-Free Class Registration Opens for Fall 2018 Semester

July 13: Fee-Based Life Enhancement Class Registration Opens for Fall 2018 Semester

August 10: Summer Session Ends

August 27: Fall Semester Begins

June Wake Up Call!

 

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June at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

A Community Heroine

 

On May 29, Rebecca Simon, an English as a Second Language instructor at the School of Extended Learning, was given the Arthur Kennedy Award by Isla Vista Youth Projects (IVYP).

“Rebecca has touched so many lives in our Isla Vista community. She is a true advocate who values education, culture, and opportunity.”

 – Julia Lara, Thrive Isla Vista coordinator, during the ceremony.

  Our ESL program offers tuition-free English and Citizenship classes in IV, Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. Summer II session is July 2- August 9.

 

 


 Extended Learning Application Workshop

 June 25 or July 2

Enrolling for tuition-free classes requires two steps:

1. Applying to the college

2. Registering for a class

We’re here to help you apply to the college and get ready for class registration. Come to an “Extended Learning Application Workshop” on one of the following dates:

Monday, June 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wake Room 4

Monday, July 2, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Wake Room 4


 Staging Your Home to Sell for 50% More

Ready to sell? This class will help you prepare your house to get a speedy sale at a high price. Discover how to capitalize on your one chance to make a good impression and explore specific strategies to create an aesthetically pleasing environment so that potential buyers can picture themselves living there.

Saturday, July 7

9 – 11 a.m.

Class Cost: $20

Register

 


  CSI Digital Badges for Summer II

Career Skills Badges

CSI’s popular digital badges are being offered in both summer sessions.

  1. Customer Relations Digital Badge: Skills are applicable no matter what industry you work in and can help you with both short and long-term goals.
  2. Basic Office Software Skills Digital Certificate: These classes prepare you for an office job and are also great refreshers for those currently with a position.
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 Tuition Assistance Applications for Fall 2018

Tuition Assistance applications for Fall Semester will be accepted until June 15, 4 p.m. You may apply at the Wake or Schott Campus front desks or fill out an online form:

 

Apply for Tuition Assistance

 


 Mark Your Calendar

June 15: Fall Tuition Assistance Application Deadline, 4 p.m.

June 25: Extended Learning Application Workshop #1

 June 29: Summer Session 1 Ends (Friday)

June 30: Summer Session 2 Begins (Saturday)

July 2: Extended Learning Application Workshop #2

July 4: Independence Day Holiday

July 6: Tuition-Free Class Registration Opens for Fall 2018 Semester

July 13: Fee-Based Life Enhancement Class Registration Opens for Fall 2018 Semester

August 10: Summer Session Ends

August 27: Fall Semester Begins

 

May Wake Up Call!

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May at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

Bucket Brigade Stars

A star showed up to the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade to help dig out Montecito homes after the devastating mudslides and we’re not talking about Oprah, who was also in attendance. Lissié Bellido is a star instructor at our English as a Second Language program. Lissié works long hours and is a divorced mother of two boys, yet she still found time to volunteer with her son Alessandro. Lissié inspires her students every day with her passion and dedication in class. You’ll find equally committed teachers at all 14 ESL locations in Santa BarbaraGoleta and  Carpinteria where we offer free English and Citizenship Prep classes. Summer classes start May 21.


Extended Learning Application Workshop

June 25 or July 2

Enrolling for tuition-free classes requires two steps: 1. Applying to the college 2. Registering for a class We’re here to help you apply to the college and get ready for class registration. Come to an “Extended Learning Application Workshop” on one of the following dates:

Monday, June 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wake Room 4
Monday, July 2, 2 –  3:30 p.m. Wake Room 4

 Summer’s the Perfect Time for Outdoor Classes

People hiking next to the ocean

Here are six reasons to exercise outside – and to take outdoor classes! 1. It feels less routine than working out in the same environment every day. 2. You breathe better air outside. 3. You’ll burn more calories. 4. It’s good to disconnect and be in nature. 5. It promotes higher vitamin D levels 6. It just makes you feel good.

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And here is one of our great outdoor classes you can take this summer at SBCC School of Extended Learning:

Nature and Self-Healing

Interested in self-discovery, self-healing, and alternative healing techniques? Students will learn how to incorporate nature as a harmonizing influence and partner in the self-healing process. Techniques taught include meditation, being open to change, diaphragmatic breathing, being “present”, stretching techniques, and taking risks.

6 Wednesdays, beginning May 23 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
CRN#: 20993
Nature and Self-Healing – Intermediate: For Older Adults 6 Tuesdays, beginning May 22 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

CRN#: 20973

Apply & Register
*The easiest way to register for classes is on location at Wake or Schott Campus in Santa Barbara. For more information visit sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning or call (805) 964-6853

Best. Summer. Ever. At SBCC for Professionals and Job Seekers

Man on computer with briefcase Advance your career or gain new skills to make your resume shine this summer with SBCC Career Skills Institute’s highly popular Accounting Basics for Small Business Certificate or Customer Relations Certificate. Each certificate comes with a digital badge to post on online profiles, such as websites and resumes. Customer Relations Certificate: Offered twice this summer and can be earned by taking the three daylong courses within the badge. Develop a deep understanding of communication skills and how they relate to quality customer service. Begins Tuesday, June 19 or Thursday, July 12.

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Accounting Basics for Small Business Certificate: For the first time, all three accounting classes can be completed over a single summer session. Learn the framework to develop skills and knowledge in accounting software techniques. Begins Monday, May 21.

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Mark Your Calendar

May 15: Fall Tuition Assistance Applications Become Available May 21: Summer Session Begins May 28: Memorial Day Holiday June 15: Fall Tuition Assistance Application Deadline June 25: Extended Learning Application Workshop #1 July 2: Extended Learning Application Workshop #2 July 4: Independence Day Holiday July 6: Tuition-Free Class Registration Opens for Fall 2018 Semester July 13: Fee-Based Life Enhancement Class Registration Opens for Fall 2018 Semester August 10: Summer Session Ends August 27: Fall Semester Begins

7 Innocent Mistakes Volunteers Often Make

7 Innocent Mistakes Volunteers Often Make
by David Paul, M.D., Ph.D. & Bonnie Paul, Ph.D.


1. Forgetting to prioritize self-care – before, during and after
We have a ground rule for all of our events: Take care of yourself, so you can help take care of others. Selfless service is not a sacrifice, it is an informed, heartfelt choice. It starts with service to ourselves – which we consider the first step to becoming the change we want to see in the world. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be able to take care of others. Ignoring this ground rule can result in burnout, also called compassion fatigue.

2. Having an agenda
Selfless service is just that, service for the sake of service. Having an agenda is not selfless, it is selfish. Agendas can be quite varied, and include things like recognition, reward or an expectation of certain outcomes. We have a saying: Expectations are recipes for disappointment.

3. Underestimating the capacity of those we serve
When serving others, not recognizing that many people are quite capable, and underestimating the capacity and potential of those we serve can unintentionally limit them, or unintentionally create dependency. Instead, we have the opportunity to hold a vision of people as capable of handling their challenges, which in itself is empowering.

4. Assuming we need to “fix them”
Many volunteers make the assumption that it’s their job to “fix” someone else’s circumstance or lives. Heartfelt service is not about fixing, it’s about assisting: a heartfelt outreach from one valuable human to another. Sometimes the best assistance is knowing someone truly cares.

5. Feeling guilty – “I’m not doing enough”
One of the challenges of volunteering in truly challenging circumstances is dealing with guilt over feeling we can’t help “enough.” Or, feeling guilty because we compare our (better) circumstance with someone else’s. Advances in neuroscience are showing us that the biggest problem with guilt is that it blocks our ability to serve in a truly heartfelt way.

6. Offering too much
While not often recognized as such, over-giving is a setup for volunteer burnout. It’s also a violation of our fundamental ground rule: Take care of yourself so you can help take care of others.

7. Sympathy vs. Compassion
Upon first blush, it may seem that sympathy and compassion are synonyms. The way we look at it, they are markedly different in an important way. Both include the important ability to empathize with another’s situation. Compassion involves awareness of someone’s pain, and an inner calling to help. Sympathy has pity in it: “Oh, poor you!” Volunteers often feel this is a useful emotion, however neuroscience is teaching us that this subtle form of judgment is not only bad for our own health, but it may block our ability to truly be of service.

Want more volunteering advice? Join David Paul, M.D., Ph.D. & Bonnie Paul, Ph.D. on April 2 for Mind and Supermind: How Selfless Service Can Transform You and the World. Register Now.