March at the School of Extended Learning

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Late Start for Spring Semester 8-Week Tuition-Free Classes

Our Spring Semester 2018, 8-week, tuition-free classes will be starting one week later due to the recent debris flow disaster. Classes originally scheduled to start during the week of March 12 – 17 will now start during the week of March 19 – 24.

Thank you for your flexibility and patience. Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions: [email protected]


March at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

WORLD WATER DAY – MARCH 22

Because St. Patrick’s Day is the most well-known holiday in March, we usually associate this month with luck or fortune. But a lesser-known March holiday is World Water Day, promulgated by a recommendation at the United Nations conference in 1992. March 22 is declared a day to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It presents an opportunity to learn more about the water issues around the world and to understand the challenges. Here are just a few of the complex problems related to water:

  • 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services. (WHO/UNICEF 2017)
  • 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. (WHO/UNICEF 2017)
  • 340,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases. (WHO/UNICEF 2015)
  • Water scarcity already affects four out of every 10 people. (WHO)
  • 90% of all natural disasters are water-related. (UNISDR)
  • 80% of wastewater flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused (UNESCO, 2017).
  • Around two-thirds of the world’s transboundary rivers do not have a cooperative management framework. (SIWI)
  • Agriculture accounts for 70% of global water withdrawal. (FAO)
  • Roughly 75% of all industrial water withdrawals are used for energy production. (UNESCO, 2014)

As we continue to build meaningful noncredit programs and look to develop pathways to our credit campus partners, we are validating the need for programs in volunteerism, nonprofit management, and classes addressing relevant environmental issues. Our credit Environmental Studies program is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop an understanding of earth processes and how they affect (or are affected by) the human population. Noncredit programs that support our credit partners and our community partners can not only help bridge students to this credit program but lead students toward a deeper understanding of environmental matters essential in today’s world, like water and the serious world issues it presents.

I welcome your ideas and hope you connect with me at our next community meeting on March 13.

-Dr. Melissa V. Moreno
Interim Vice President, School of Extended Learning

 

In this issue:

  • Community Information Meeting 
  • Mind and Supermind 
  • Ancient Chinese Medicine in Modern Times 
  • Nature and Self-Healing + “Mindful Walking”
  • Medical Assistants 
  • Noncredit ESL 
  • Hungry Yet? 
  • The Commonality of Music 
  • Trash and Recycling as a Work of Art
  • Important Dates

Community Information Meeting 

You are invited to attend our SBCC School of Extended Learning Community Information Meeting. It will take place Tuesday, March 13, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Schott Auditorium, 310 W. Padre Street in Santa Barbara. We hope to see you there!

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Mind and Supermind: How Selfless Service Can Transform You and the World

Prisoners in America are re-arrested at a rate of 67 percent and re-incarcerated at 52 percent. As founders of The Freedom to Choose Project, husband-and-wife team David Paul, M.D., Ph.D. and Bonnie Paul, Ph.D. have worked with thousands of inmates and large volunteer teams in medium-to-maximum security prisons

On April 2nd, Drs. David and Bonnie Paul will share what they have learned about selfless, loving service through their work over the past 13 years. This experiential evening begins with a video showing the power of this transformation in prisons. Through practical exercises, you will learn how foundational selfless service skills have the potential to transform both your life and the world around you. Learn to incorporate these skills in your personal and work life, and discover your inner passion for selfless service.

Register now for a very stimulating and inspiring evening!

Mind and Supermind:
How Selfless Service Can Transform You and the World
Monday, April 2
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Register Now


Ancient Chinese Medicine in Modern Times

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been evolving over literally thousands of years. The Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments was written by Chinese doctors around 186 BC.

Ancient Chinese Medicine in Modern Times is taught by the former director of Santa Barbara’s School of Oriental Medicine Dr. Bernard Unterman. His course explores the ancient Chinese understanding of health conditions and applies this perspective to modern, frequently experienced health issues. Topics include successfully treating menopause, weight gain and fertility issues, the science of acupuncture, and enhancing the immune system. Come to Wake or Schott Campus to register at the main office, or register below.

Ancient Chinese Medicine in Modern Times
8 Mondays, beginning March 19
7 – 8:05 p.

Apply & Register


Nature and Self Healing + “Mindful Walking”

The Chopra Center lists nine reasons to try “Mindful Walking.”
Read them in full here.

1. Connects You More Deeply With the Environment
2. Gets You Out of Your Head
3. Allows You to Commune With Nature
4. Helps You Get to Know Your Body
5. Slows You Down
6. Strengthens Concentration
7. Increases Your Awareness of Intention
8. Expands Everyday Mindfulness
9. Helps You Connect to the Present Moment
In the tuition-free “Nature and Self-Healing for Older Adults” series, students 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. Come to Wake or Schott Campus to register at the main office, or register below.
This course has two levels of 8-week sessions:
Nature and Self-Healing for Older Adults (Beginner Level)
8 Wednesdays, beginning March 21
9 – 11:45 a.m.
Nature and Self-Healing for Older Adults (Intermediate Level)
8 Tuesdays, beginning March 20
9 – 11:45 a.m.

Medical Assistant Information Session

When you add up all the doctors’ offices and clinics in the country you realize just how many medical assistants we have in the United States. At last count, the total was over 623,560!

Always been interested in the medical field, but not sure where to start? Discover the important role that a Medical Assistant plays in delivering high quality, health care. To explore a Medical Assistant’s wide-range of responsibilities and to see if this profession is a fit for you, join us for our Medical Assistant Information Session. This session only happens once a year, so don’t wait to register!

Learn More


New in Spring 2018 Noncredit ESL

English to Get a Job
M-Th, 5-7 p.m.

English to Succeed at a Job
M-Th, 5-7 p.m.

Bilingual Literacy

T/Th, 12-2 pm
*Register at La Casa de la Raza,  601 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara

Political and Cultural History of the U.S.

Intermediate ESL students learn the political and cultural history of the United States and its government. Topics include the history of the native people and the settlers, the political history of the founders of the United States and how the government was formed, and a review of the current political process as it functions in the United States.

8 Fridays, beginning March 22
5:30  – 8:35 p.m.

Hungry Yet?

Grazers alert! If nothing makes you happier than to sit down in front of an array of savory goodies and snack the evening away, then look here. Every country has these one-bite items either—hors d’oeuvres, meze, tapas, antipasto—that are most often presented on a stationary display or passed and served separate from, prior to, or in place of an entree. There’s something innately conversational when people gather around the table with friends to share a bottle of wine and some tasty nibbles, and nothing exhibits this more than a noshing on these little bites. Sound like fun? Come to Wake or Schott Campus to register at the main office, or register below.

The World of Small Bites
2 Wednesdays, beginning March 14
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Register Now


The Commonality of Music

Human bodies are naturally inclined to move to music; there’s just something about melodic sounds that enters our souls and brains as much as our bodies and causes us to want to sway and dance. It’s why music is used for exercise classes, but have you noticed that so much of the music that is used is pretty much the same? Is it possible that “foreign” music—music from other countries, music from other times—will be just as invigorating and exhilarating? Is it possible that we can get our preferred great workout while enjoying introductions to music new to our ears? You know the answer is yes! Come to Wake or Schott Campus to register at the main office, or register below.

World Dance Workout 
6 Fridays, beginning March 23
8:30 – 9:40 a.m.

Register Now


Trash and Recycling as a Work of Art

Your recycling bin and maybe even your trash can be works of art. Sort of. At least they can contain parts for a new work of art when you begin to consider how paper, cardboard, metal, glass, ribbons, aluminum foil, newspaper, leather, fabric and much more can be used when creating collages and mixed media artwork. If you’ve never thought about these throwaway items as possibilities, then you will want to join this class and expand your world (while emptying your bins). Come to Wake or Schott Campus to register at the main office, or register below.

Collage and Mixed Media Construction
5 Mondays, beginning April 2
1 – 4 p.m.

Register Now


Important Dates for Spring 2018

Please note that tuition-free classes started one week later than originally scheduled and that the semester therefore ends on May 19.

For tuition-free classes, please check the online schedule for updated class dates at classes.sbcc.edu.

March 13
Community Information Meeting

March 26 – 31
Spring Break

March 19
Second 8-Week Session Begins for Tuition-Free Classes

April 2
Mind & Supermind

April 20
Registration opens for Summer Sessions

May 19
Spring 2018 Semester Ends

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February at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

February at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

February at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

A Little Love Note
Dr. Melissa V. Moreno, Interim Vice President

We decided the theme of our work at Extended Learning ought to be focused this month on compassion and love for one another, during a time when we are all impacted either personally or peripherally, by our community’s loss during the flood and mudslide. Conversations around us and between us have been about how we need to be more thankful for what we have: our lives intact, our health, our parents, our grandchildren, our significant others, our children, our siblings, our work, our shelter, our friends, and our community. One of our astute and compassionate instructors said, “We all need to be kind to one another, now more than ever.” As we begin to rise up from the ash and this unimaginable tragedy, there is hope that we shift to lightness. I looked through our Class Schedule to see what might help us to heal and found so many insightful topics. For example, “Missions of the Soul” which will help us be more purpose driven, rather than to let random events determine the direction of our lives. Or “A Love Letter to the Future” that will help us address grieving and comfort of loved ones. And I am looking forward to our Mind & Supermind on April 2, to remind us of the benefits of selfless service to others.

I sometimes prefer to get lost in art, or music, or poetry. Let’s heal together at Extended Learning, with a little extra love, and with this special poem, written for me personally, by Jacqueline Suskin, that I hope speaks to all of you:

 

From Dark to Light

Step freely through all efforts of change.
Let shade fall away so that what makes joy spread can become fully illuminated.
Rise above sum of surface, the weight gone and the light
made to return as breath does,
Cyclical, reliable, a revival of self seen in the act of letting go.

Shedding the unnecessary and so recreating the path to joy,
The place where purpose is reborn and all possibility expresses its infinite nature,
In a flash so bright, too bright to be ignored.


In this issue:
  • Dog Behavior
  • Arm Knitting
  • Investing in Yourself
  • A Family that Plays Together, Stays Together
  • How to Understand and Control Cravings
  • Noncredit ESL: 100 Years and Counting…
  • Tuition Assistance Applications
  • Important Dates

 


Arm Knitting: Busy Hands Are Happy Hands

Why on earth has arm knitting become so amazingly popular in the past five years or so? Is it just a fad? A craze? By learning the basic technique and practicing under the guidance of an expert you will find this fast and fun method of knitting perfectly suited for those needing instant gratification!

Arm Knitting: Busy Hands Are Happy Hands

4 Tuesdays, beginning February 27
6 – 8 p.m.


How to Understand and Control Cravings

Don’t forget to love yourself in the midst of all the chaos going on in the world! Stress can result in compulsive behaviors such as drinking, overeating, drugs, sex, exercising, compulsive spending, overworking, computer addiction … or something else.

Emotional Freedom Technique EFT therapist, teacher, and author, Gloria Arenson is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the field of energy field psychology. Discover with Gloria how the application of Energy Psychology techniques and the Four Level Plan can help you eliminate binges, resolve painful problems and manage stress immediately in the following class:

When Too Much is Not Enough: How to Understand and Control Cravings

Saturday, February 24
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Noncredit ESL: 100 Years and counting…

Meet Angelina Valenzuela. She is a Noncredit ESL instructor at the School of Extended Learning. Angelina has been helping adult immigrants in this community since 2004 and “enjoys the satisfaction that comes with watching [her students]… achieve their dreams.”

Maria de los Angeled Garcia and her husband

Going back 90 years, in 1928 her grandmother, Maria de los Angeles Garcia, who Angelina was named after, immigrated to Carpinteria from the rural town of La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico in search of more opportunities for a better life. Although she only had a third grade education, Maria really loved school. In 1955, she enrolled in the adult ESL citizenship class at Santa Barbara High School (SBHS), the class we still offer at the same location (Mon-Thu 6:30-9:40 pm at SBHS & also at the Schott Campus on Fri 5:30-8 pm). She became a citizen in 1956 and had a fulfilling life in Santa Barbara. Her legacy lives on with her family, and her granddaughter is helping a new generation of immigrants in this community.

Maria’s citizenship study guide from 1953

We are proud to celebrate the 100th year of the SBCC Extended Learning programs (formally know as adult education or noncredit) allowing Angelina and all the other wonderful instructors and staff to provide quality and needed education to adults in our community.


Dog Behavior

Most of enjoy watching funny animal videos, especially the ones that remind us of the animals we ourselves have owned and loved. So here’s one of our favorite compilations of funny dog videos

As those of you that have owned a dog know, there is more to dog ownership – and loving a dog – than a walk around the block and belly rubs. Find out what motivates your canine companion and how to positively reinforce the behaviors you want while limiting and preventing inappropriate habits.

Dog Behavior: Modifying Dog Behavior

4 Mondays, beginning February 26
6 – 7:15 p.m.


Invest in Yourself

A good way to show love in the workplace, and with friends and family, is to first invest in yourself. Addressing your needs allows you to be more present during conversations and a better co-worker and friend.

As many of us spend a great deal of time working, you may be wondering how to become a stronger communicator or team player, or curious to explore new design and technology skills. Invest in yourself through high-quality classes at SBCC School of Extended Learning Career Skills Institute, enroute to becoming the best version of your professional and personal self.



A Family that Plays Together, Stays Together

 

You may know and love this title as the 1968 album by the rock band Spirit!

 

Alternatively you may know it as a maxim that has worked well for many families. Prioritizing play encourages more effective and loving family dynamics, communication, and response to challenges.

 

 

Aware Parenting founder Aletha Solter is the author of five books for parents and is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline. In her class you will discover how Aletha’s unique activities can dissolve conflicts and transform your relationship with your child.

Happier Children, Happier Parents
with Attachment Play 

Saturday, February 10
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Engaging in interactive activities is also effective with pre-teens and teenagers. Discover some proven techniques and tools to help you generate better communication at home with your pre-teens and teens in:

Connecting with Your Teenager

Saturday, March 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Tuition Assistance Applications for Summer Term 2018

Interested in taking summer classes? Many classes will be tuition-free, but we will still have some great value fee-based Life Enhancement classes in Ceramics, Jewelry, Spirituality, Health Languages etc.

If you need assistance paying for our tuition-free classes, you can apply for Tuition Assistance.

The  application forms are  available at the Schott campus, Wake campus, and also online at

Apply now! Applications are accepted from February 7 – March 7, 4 pm


Important Dates for Spring 2018

Please note that tuition-free classes started one week later than originally scheduled and that the semester therefore ends on May 19.

For tuition-free classes, please check the online schedule for updated class dates at classes.sbcc.edu.

February 16 – 19
Holiday – Presidents Day Weekend

February 7 – March 7 
Tuition Assistance Applications for Summer Fee-based Classes

March 16 – 31 
Spring Break

April 2 
Mind & Supermind

April 20 
Registration opens for Summer Sessions

May 19 Spring 2018 
Semester Ends

January at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

January at the SBCC School of Extended Learning

Happy New Year! Make 2018 the year you make a commitment to learning. Explore classes and workshops that start every week!

For fee-based and tuition-free classes visit: sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning.

A printed copy of The School of Extended Learning Spring 2018 class schedule is available at Wake, Schott, and Main Campus. View the schedule online at sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning.

In this issue:
  • Parenting Classes
  • Adult Education Centennial
  • Empty Bowls Baker
  • Green Gardener Certificate
  • The Nature of Being
  • Sacred Sites
  • Child Care Certificate Course
  • Important Dates

     

Because Kids Don’t Come With Instructions – Parenting Classes at School of Extended Learning

*These classes are listed on Page 26 – 27 of the print schedule

Tuition-free “Parenting” classes cover skills for parents of 3-month old infants to five-year olds in age-specific morning groups, and parents attend class with their children. These classes are offered at UCSB Family Student Housing and include:

Growing Times I: Parenting Toddlers (18-24 months old)

Two 8-week sections: 1/16 – 3/10 and 3/12 – 5/12

Growing Times II: Parenting the (2-5 years old)

Two 8-week sections: 1/16 – 3/10 and 3/12 – 5/12

Apply and Register

2018 Marks 100 Years of Adult Education at SBCC

Adult Education has a 100 year history in Santa Barbara, dating back to 1918. The history begins at the close of World War I. At that time, there was a great national concern about immigrants who could not speak English. In response, “Americanization” committees were formed across California. Pearl Chase, a Santa Barbara civic leader, was appointed chairwoman of our local Americanization committee and recommended to the Santa Barbara Board of Education that citizenship and English classes be offered to foreign-born community members. The recommendation was accepted, and on April 1, 1918, there were 81 students enrolled in the new “Evening Program.” These classes grew rapidly and over the next several decades the Evening Division grew with help from our historic Adult Education leaders including Eldon Ford, Grace Ruth Southwick and Selmer O. “Sam” Wake

In 1959, Santa Barbara Junior College was formed and Adult Education became a division of the college. Dr. Sam Wake continued to lead Adult Education at the college and greatly expanded the courses in a variety of areas enriching the community.

Today, SBCC is expanding its offerings at the School of Extended Learning, integrating its fee-based programs while growing tuition-free offerings. The School of Extended Learning aims to provide a robust community program. At Extended Learning, there’s truly something for everyone. Adult students can learn English, or get a high school diploma. Students can build skills to obtain a job, or advance their career. Students can explore their creative side by taking advantage of numerous arts and crafts classes.

It is our honor to celebrate 100 years of adult education in Santa Barbara in 2018! We are planning to celebrate this significant milestone in several ways throughout the year, and will be inviting our community to join us. You don’t have to wait for our grand celebration to join us for classes at the School of Extended Learning. This Spring, there are already more than 800 classes to choose from, and many more to come!

“Empty Bowls” Baker: Keld Hove

Attendees at November 12th “Empty Bowls” event enjoyed an amazing selection of breads with their soup, including Mango, Rosemary, Sauerkraut, and Sourdough.

School of Extended Learning cooking instructor Keld Hove was the innovative and generous baker at the very popular bread tent.

Sign up early for two great Keld Hove classes in Spring 2018 and become a master baker at home!

 

Enjoy Sourdough Bread and Make Your Own Starter
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register Now

Make Aebleskivers Your New Favorite
Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register Now

Attention: Gardeners, Landscapers, Homeowners,
Property Owners and Managers
 

horticulture class

The combination of a drought and the water needed to fight a fire calls for water-wise efforts. In partnership with the County of Santa Barbara, SBCC is offering a 15-week, tuition-free, Green Gardener Certificate in both English and Spanish.

Discover how to be environmentally responsible, more resource efficient and prevent pollution. You’ll find yourself on the “cutting” edge of green landscaping, and certificate holders also benefit from local discounts.

EH NC001 Green Gardener: Module 1

CRN 64104: Mondays, 1/22 – 4/2, 4:30 – 6:45 p.m. and 
CRN 64105: Wednesdays, 1/17 – 3/14, 4:30 – 6:45 p.m.

EH NC002 Green Gardener: Module 2

CRN 63209: Mondays, 4/9 – 5/7, 4:30 – 6:45 p.m. and
CRN 63210: Wednesdays, 3/21 – 5/2, 4:30 – 6:45 p.m.

EH NC003 Advanced Green Gardener
CRN 63728: Tuesdays 4 – 6 p.m. and Thursdays 3 – 6 p.m. 1/16 – 5/10

Apply and Register

Consciousness, Science and the Nature of Being: For Older Adults

Our understanding of ourselves and the world is growing with remarkable rapidity. Might there be an evolution of consciousness underlying the great discoveries being made? SBCC Psychology instructor Spencer Sherman Ph.D guides you through a weekly exploration of current thought in the physical and social sciences.

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Consciousness, Science and the Nature of Being: For Older Adults
CRN 64387: Fridays, 3/2 – 3/23 and 4/6 – 5/11, 10:15 – 11:55 a.m.

Apply and Register

Invisible Energy Lines and Sacred Sites
Find out more about Crete and other sacred sites with ​author, public speaker, teacher, photographer, ​
and tour leader, Svetlana Meritt ​in her upcoming class. 

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Sacred Sites: History, Science, and Myths.
3 Fridays begining February 2
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
*Note: No class Feb. 16, due to holiday.

Register Now 

As a field extension of the class, Svetlana is co-leading a pilgrimage “In the Footsteps of the Goddess: An Initiatory Journey to Crete and Mainland Greece,” in May 2018

Vocational English: Child Care Certificate Course

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Vocational English Certificate Students (Fall 2017 Cohort) and instructor Gigi Stein.

At La Cumbre Jr. High School, the noncredit ESLV program offers a unique vocational English class. This collaboration started in 2011 and students are learning the English necessary to pursue or advance in a career in childcare.

Free dinner for children up to the age of 18, ($4 for adults) M-Th, 4:45-6 pm, and childcare M-Th 5-7 pm are available on site thanks to the SB Unified School District Program for Effective Access to College (PEAC). Join our new session on January 16!

ESLV Vocational ESL Childcare: Module A
CRN 64433: Mon. – Thurs., 1/16 – 3/8, 5 – 6:50 p.m. and
CRN 64546: Mon. – Thurs., 1/16 – 3/8, 5 – 7 p.m. 

ESLV Vocational ESL Childcare: Module B
CRN 64434: Mon. – Thurs., 3/12 – 5/10, 5 – 6:50 p.m. and
CRN 64545: Mon. – Thurs., 3/12 – 5/10, 5 – 7 p.m.

Apply and Register

Important Dates

Spring 2018 Semester Begins
Jan. 16

Holiday – Presidents Day Weekend
Feb. 16 – 18

Tuition Assistance Applications for
Summer Fee-based Classes
Feb. 7 – March 7

Spring Break
March 16 – 31

Registration opens for Summer Sessions
April 20

Spring 2018 Semester Ends
May 12

View the complete SBCC calendar at http://www.sbcc.edu/calendar/files/ApprovedCalendar1718.pdf

November at the School of Extended Learning

It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn in Santa Barbara! We hope you’re reconnecting with your favorite sweater and continuing to enjoy your Extended Learning experience!

Explore classes and workshops that start every week.

For fee-based life enhancement classes visit: https://sbcc.augusoft.net/ and for tuition-free classes visit: sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning

A printed copy of The School of Extended Learning Fall 2017 class schedule is available at Wake, Schott, and Main Campus. View the schedule online at sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning

In this issue:

Thanksgiving Made Easy
Arts & Crafts Fair
ESL Student’s Inspiring Story
Senior Expo
California Dreamin’
Hollywood’s in the News Again
The Amazing Thyroid
New Student Painting in Schott Main Office
YMCA Isla Vista
Career Skills Institute
Tuition Assistance Applications
Important Dates


 

Thanksgiving Made Easy

Thanksgiving’s just around the corner! Take the stress out of a Thanksgiving meal by mastering classic side dishes that are sure to please. This step-by-step hands on experience will give you the recipes and confidence to really impress friends and family.

Wednesday, November 15
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  


Arts & Crafts Fair

Celebrate the beautiful works of art made by our students and teachers at the School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair on December 2nd at the Wake Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Looking for a special gift? Look no further!

 


ESL Student’s Inspiring Story

Quenick Barreto Miranda started his educational journey in the USA at SBCC’s Wake Campus in 2013. After completing the first two levels of Noncredit ESL, Quenick transferred to Credit ESL. Four years later he is on the road to success! Quenick is currently enrolled in ESL reading 5, basic math and Karate. He is pursuing his dream of starting his own business. Quenick is now debating whether to study automotive technology or construction technology and he hopes his story will inspire many students to follow their dreams and achieve their goals.



School of Extended Learning at Senior Expo

SBCC’s School of Extended Learning enjoyed handing out brochures, fliers, and information at the recent Santa Barbara Senior Expo. Visiting community members were delighted to learn that so many classes
are now offered as tuition-free.

This Fall 2017 we introduced 120 additional tuition-free classes. In Spring 2018 we will offer 80 more
tuition-free classes.

By Fall 2019 we will have a total of 300 tuition-free classes that weren’t offered last year!

Our booth at the Santa Barbara Senior Expo coincided with a great article in the recent “Successful Aging” newsletter about the School of Extended Learning.

 

California Dreamin’

Love living here? You must – or you wouldn’t be reading this! But face it, not everyone grew up in California. This unique state has a secret history, social assumptions and off the beaten path experiences that are not apparent to a newcomer. Get a first-hand view of this marvelous state. You will feel like you have been here your whole life when you register for:

 What a California Native Knows that You Need to Know
3 Tuesdays, beginning November 14
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Register Now!

 

Hollywood’s In the News Again

Yes – Hollywood’s been in the news a lot recently!  Discover the deliberate strategy of the Hollywood studios to insure their influence and shared power in our government. Learning the history and far reaching influence will change your perspective of local, state and national politics.

Hollywood’s Overarching Influence on the Body Politic
Wednesday, Novmber 15
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Register Now!

 

The Amazing Thyroid 

Did you know that your thyroid regulates your heart function, energy level, weight, and even your brain development? Even though an adult’s thyroid is small in both size and weight, the role that it plays in your body is huge. Factors such as stress and diet can disrupt thyroid function. Together with physician, Jim Kwako, discover how you can optimize thyroid function to feel your best.

The Amazing Thyroid
Saturday, Novmber 11
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register Now!

 

New Student Painting in Schott Main Office

We recently received, out of the blue, a very generous legacy from a former student Rachel Hartman. Rachel left Santa Barbara in 2005, but her daughter, Karen, wanted to send us the last painting that her mom painted in Santa Barbara.

My mom always loved art, and enjoyed charcoal as a medium when she was younger.  I believe the art classes at SBCC saved her life.  She always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors and so she studied that medium, primarily.  Her favorite teacher was Rose Margaret Braiden.  They became good friends.  My mother showed and sold her art at the SB Mission during art shows.  Her paintings also hung in the Montecito library for quite some time.  She was also commissioned by people in the community.  Towards the end of her time at SBCC she learned how to paint icons with egg tempera.  This too I believe she learned from Rose Margaret.

Here is the painting that now hangs in the Schott Campus main office. We hope you will enjoy looking at it when you visit the Schott campus! Thank you, Rachel!


Noncredit ESL program’s New Partner: St. George Youth Center (YMCA Isla Vista)

Thanks to the YMCA St. George Youth Center, the adult ESL students in Isla Vista now have access to computers.

“My kids do homework on the computer and I want to help,” one of the students at Isla Vista School / St. George Youth Center said. “Now I can learn with the kids. I appreciate this opportunity.”

The students are learning English with multimedia which allows learning to be individualized and student-centered. They are learning to read, write and communicate online. We work for and with the community!

 


Career Skills Institute  – Shifting Trends in Training Delivery

Ten years ago, the majority of organizations had their own, in-house training staff. Currently, nearly 50% of companies outsource some or all of their training. In 10 years from now, training experts predict that most trainers will work for an outsourcing company, rather than for one, specific organization (Noe, 2013*). In addition, using web-based tutorials to complement trainings is becoming the norm.

In 2015, SBCC capitalized on this trend by launching the Career Skills Institute (CSI). Classes are offered ​tuition-free to enhance employability ​skills in business, design, and technology. By partnering with online video tutorial company, Lynda.com, SBCC uniquely ​delivers comprehensive and meaningful training using a flipped classroom concept and digital badging meant for those ​looking to improve skills for job attainment, or job advancement.

Recently SBCC was even featured as a leader in providing outsource​d​ career training skills.

CSI offers classes that meet your needs and schedule.
Click here to learn more about the CSI: https://sccrcolleges.org/csi-resource-center

*Noe, R. A. (2013). Employee training and development. New York: McGraw-Hill.

 


Tuition Assistance Applications for Spring Semester 2018

Tuition Assistance Applications are available for Spring 2018 from:
October 10 – November 10

The tuition assistance awards are $125 per student for fee-based
School of Extended Learning classes.

 Paper applications are available at the Schott and Wake Campuses,
or you can apply online at theCLL.org.

 


  Important Dates

Fall Semester – Classes & Workshops start every week!
Aug. 21 – Dec. 9

Spring 2018 Tuition Assistance Applications
Oct. 10 – Nov. 10

Veterans Day
Nov. 10

Thanksgiving Vacation
Nov. 23 – Nov. 25

School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair
Dec. 2

Last Day of Scheduled Classes
Dec. 9

View the complete CLL calendar at: https://www.thecll.org/library/important-dates

View the complete SBCC calendar at http://www.sbcc.edu/calendar/files/ApprovedCalendar1718.pdf

October at the School of Extended Learning

October at the School of Extended Learning

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather – and your School of Extended Learning classes!

A printed copy of The School of Extended Learning Fall 2017 class schedule is available at Wake, Schott, and Main Campus. View the schedule online at sbcc.edu/ExtendedLearning or explore fee-based classes through the CLL at https://sbcc.augusoft.net/.

In this issue:
  • Mind & Supermind with Jack Canfield, PhD
  • Career Skills Institute
  • Danish Delicacy
  • After Vietnam
  • Music and the Brain: The Benefits of Music
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Community Information Meeting
  • 2nd Sections of Life Skills
  • Tuition Assistance Applications
  • Important Dates
Mind & Supermind with Jack Canfield, PhD

Change can be hard, even (or especially) when you would like to make that change within yourself. Did you know that there is a roadmap of concrete steps that you can take to get you from where you are to where you want to be? Discover from award-winning author of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series, Jack Canfield, what these steps are and how to get started.

Mind & Supermind: Jack Canfield, PhD – How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be
Monday, October 23, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Garvin Theatre, SBCC Main Campus
Register Now!

Your professional career gets better only when YOU get better

Investing in your professional training is one of the most essential life decisions you will ever make. The SBCC Career Skills Institute (CSI) meets your professional development needs in the areas of Business, Design, and Technology.

All courses are tuition-free and packaged to enable you to earn a certificate and a digital badge demonstrating you have mastered new skills.

Danish Delicacy

A cross between a popover and Yorkshire pudding, these solid pancakes are light and fluffy like a popover.   Dipped in a variety of fruit sauces or dusted with powdered sugar and you have a taste delight.

Make Aebleskivers Your New Favorite
Saturday, October 14
10 – 2 p.m
Register Now!

After Vietnam

After watching Ken Burn’s new documentary The Vietnam War this class will provide gripping testimony and narrative to help us understand what happened after the U.S. left Vietnam.

After the Fall: A Cultural History of Postwar Vietnam
4 Tuesdays, beginning October 17
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Register Now!

Music and the Brain: The Benefits of Music

According to a 2016 study, at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute, “music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy.” Furthermore “musical experiences can actually accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills”. To learn more, please go to http://www.brighthorizons.com Join us for 6 weeks of musical fun, games, and cognitive development for your child.

Music Times I/II
6 Thursdays, beginning October 12
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Register Now!

Pequenos Cantantes – Para Padres Con Ninos 12 to 48 Meses
6 Thursdays, beginning October 12
4 – 5 p.m.
Register Now!

Arts & Crafts Fair 

Celebrate the beautiful works of art made by our students and teachers at the School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair on December 2nd at the Wake Campus from 10 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Looking for a special gift? Look no further!

If you are one of our students or teachers and would like to apply for a booth, they will be available at the Schott and Wake main offices from Tuesday October 10th to Friday 12p.m. on October 27th.

Fall 2017 Community Information Meeting

Find out more about the School of Extended Learning, and feel free to ask questions at our Fall 2017 Community Information Meeting!

Where?   Schott Auditorium

When?   Monday, October 16th

Time?   6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Click here for more information!

Second Sections of Life Skills Classes Begin – Oct. 16

The tuition-free Life Skills classes are taught in two sections. The first 8-week section is currently running, and the second 8-week section will begin October 16.

To apply and register for tuition free classes visit:
http://www.sbcc.edu/extendedlearning/

If you need help registering please come to the Wake or Schott offices. We’d be happy to assist you!

Tuition Assistance Applications for Spring Semester 2018

Tuition Assistance Applications are available for Spring 2018 from:

October 10 – November 10

The tuition assistance awards are $125 per student for fee-based School of Extended Learning classes.

Paper applications are available at the Schott and Wake Campuses, or you can apply online at theCLL.org.

Important Dates

Fall Semester – Classes & Workshops start every week!
Aug. 21 – Dec. 9

Spring 2018 Tuition Assistance Applications
Oct. 10 – Nov. 10

Community Information Session at Schott Campus Auditorium
Oct. 16

Second Sections of Tuition-Free Life Skills Classes Begin
Oct. 16

Mind & Supermind with Jack Canfield, PhD
Oct. 23

Veterans Day
Nov. 10

Thanksgiving Vacation
Nov. 23 – Nov. 25

Application Window for Arts & Crafts Fair Booth
Oct. 10 – Oct. 27

School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair
Dec. 2

Last Day of Scheduled Classes
Dec. 9

View the complete CLL calendar at: Library | Important Dates

View the complete SBCC calendar at http://www.sbcc.edu/calendar/files/ApprovedCalendar1718.pdf