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Registration Open for Fall 2014 Courses

Family Affair! Special Family Price – $25!!

Set your Timeline for College Now!

Instructor, Michelle DeLisle

Did you know volunteering now will help you get into the school of your choice? It’s never too early to think about your future and put your plan into action! High school and middle school students along with parents are invited to learn how to stay on track with your goals. Learn how to identify a student’s passions, goals, and strengths. Uncover what both private and public universities are looking for in a student and establish a timeline for a successful college experience. We will discuss finding scholarship opportunities and what you can do now to make your applications stand out above the rest!

Saturday, November 8, 9am-12:30pm, $25/family

Sign Language for Kids!

Instructor, Debb Boness

Is your child a visual kinesthetic learner? Then this class is for you! Students in K-4 and their parents/caregivers will learn basic conversational sign language to be used in everyday situations.  They will learn how to fingerspell the American Manual Alphabet which increases phonological awareness and exercises the brain in eye to hand coordination. Students will learn and use signs for common vocabulary topics such as colors, animals, school, and home. Students and their parent/caregiver will enjoy learning songs, strategies, and resources to facilitate literacy development for all learners. 

Class meets every Tuesday, Sept 9 – 30, 6:00pm-7:00pm, $44

Save! Register by 8/26 for $39!

Mandarin Chinese for Youth

Instructor, Yan Peng

A great introduction to the Mandarin Chinese language! Students will learn basic Mandarin Chinese including pinyin (phonetic spelling), grammar, simplified Chinese characters, reading, and speaking. Students will learn through games, sounds, and instructions. 

Class meets every Wednesday, Sept 10-Oct 1, 5:00pm-6:00pm, $44

Save! Register by 8/25 for $39!

FUN FACT: Many studies demonstrate the benefits of a second language in developing linguistic, cognitive, and creative abilities.

New! Intro to Photography – Just for Youths! (Ages 10-14)

Instructor, Deb Generotzky

Join us as we explore digital photography! This hands-on class allows students to explore their creativity in photography while learning composition and basic editing. Bring your camera gear to class and be ready to snap! Students must supply their own digital camera.

Class meets Saturdays, Oct 4-25, 9:00am-11:00am, $109

Save! Register by 9/20 for $99!

Reptile Inspired Engineering

Instructor, Madison Area Herpetological Society

Have you ever wondered how geckos inspire new designs and inventions in adhesives? Or how we can look to the ability of some frogs to withstand freezing temperatures? Then you'll want to attend MAHS' presentations on reptile inspired engineering held by the UW-Waukesha continuing education. Afterwards, there will be an additional 30 minute hands on discussion and exploration with some amazing reptiles and what makes each one unique.

Class will meet Friday, Sept 26, 5:00pm-6:30pm; $25/parent & child

Native Species

Instructor, Madison Area Herpetological Society

Did you know that reptiles and amphibians can be found in Wisconsin's forests, prairies, wetlands, and even your own backyard? How and where can you find them? Which ones are venomous and where do they live? Learn about many of the amazing reptiles and amphibians that can be found right in Wisconsin, and how to help conserve them for the future! Held by the UW-Waukesha continuing education, there will be an additional 30 minute hands on discussion and exploration with some amazing reptiles and what makes each one unique. Don't miss out!

Class will meet Saturday, Oct 11, 10am-11am; $25 parent & child

Little Engineers (Ages 7-8)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe

Learn the latest in engineering from LEGO®! Prep your little engineer to become part of this exciting program! Students will redefine classroom robotics by building and programming their machine. Work with simple motors, tilt, and motion sensors then work with computer software to make them come alive. Bridge the physical and virtual worlds through hands-on learning that promotes creative thinking, teamwork and problem solving skills. Don’t forget a lunch!

Session 1: Class meets Saturday, Sept 13, 10:00am-2:00pm, $74; Register by 8/30 for $64!

Session 2: Class meets Saturday, Jan 10, 10:00am-2:00pm, $74; Register by 12/27 for $64!

Young Engineers (Ages 9-11)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe

Use robotics as a hands-on medium for learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content and concepts. LEGO® NXT kits will develop skills required for the 21st century such as creativity, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking. While using LEGO® NXT system, students will connect, construct, contemplate, and create mechanisms using their newly acquired skills. Please bring a lunch.

Session 1: Class meets Saturday, Sept 20, 10:00am-3:00pm, $89; Register by 9/6 for $79!

Session 2: Class meets Saturday, Jan 17, 10:00am-3:00pm, $89; Register by 1/3 for $79!

Future Engineers (Ages 11-14)

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe

Be the first to engineer with the newly released LEGO® EV3! This is the third generation of the LEGO® Mindstorms education platform and the “EV” stands for evolution. This state-of-the-art, programmable, intelligent brick serves as the brain for newly released LEGO® EV3! With four input ports for taking in data and three output ports for following your programmed commands, students learn how to power their own robot. Their imagination is the only limitation to this class! Please bring a lunch.

Session 1: Class meets Saturday, Sept 27, 10:00am-3:00pm, $89; Register by 9/6 for $79!

Session 2: Class meets Saturday, Jan 24, 10:00am-3:00pm, $89; Register by 1/10 for $79!

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