INA, Ill. (May 31, 2012) – Rend Lake College Community and Corporate Education will be holding continuing education classes this summer for school staff.
Webtool Integration in the Classroom is a two-part course designed to show how technology tools can be effectively integrated into course curriculum and can extend learning in powerful ways. These tools can provide students and teachers with access to up-to-date material, methods of collecting and recording data, ways to collaborate with students, other teachers, and experts around the world and opportunities for expressing understanding via images, sound, and text. According to course instructor, Krystal Reagan, “Teachers don’t have to spend money on “techy” devices; the tools are all free on the internet.”
The first session of Webtool Integration will be held 8 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, June 9. The second session will be held 8 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, June 23. Both will be in the Advanced Technology building on the Rend Lake main campus in Ina. Each class will cover different tools, so participants can attend one or both sessions. The registration fee is $30 per session. The courses qualify for continuing education credit; each session is worth 4 CPDUs.
Summer Ag Institute is a course designed for Preschool-High School educators who want to expand their curriculum to include topics related to agriculture—the world’s food and fiber system. Instructor Melissa Lamczyk explained that participants will learn how to integrate available resources and hands-on activities about agriculture and the environment into existing classroom curriculum. Teachers will receive 18 CPDUs, curriculum materials, hands-on activities with magic kits integrating academic concepts, and field trips to agribusinesses.
This course will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, June 26-28 in the Applied Science building on the RLC main campus. The registration fee is $99.
School cooks and menu planners are invited to step into the RLC Culinary Arts Lab for a day of instruction about Cooking with Dry Beans. This course was designed as a hands-on training to assist with ideas to meet USDA requirements and nutrition standards that go into effect beginning with the upcoming school year. The focus will be on cooking with dry beans. Beans are an extremely beneficial component in all diets because they are high in complex carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber; low in fat, calories, and sodium; and completely cholesterol-free. This workshop will discuss the different types of beans and share multiple recipes to satisfy a child’s sense of taste.
Cooking with Dry Beans will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, July 19. The registration fee is $61.
For more information or to register, contact Rend Lake College Community and Corporate Education at 618-437-5321 x1714 or x1267.