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BELLEFONTE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

ADULT EDUCATION OFFERINGS

SPRING 2009

 We are pleased to announce our Spring 2009 Adult Education Program in the Bellefonte Area School District. Course descriptions as well as course costs are listed below. In order for a class to be held, there must be ten (10) students enrolled in the class. In some cases, class size is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration for this session of Adult Education will remain open until February 13, 2009. Interested persons should complete the Registration Form and mail it, along with a check payable to Bellefonte Area School District for the amount of the class to Bellefonte Area School District, Adult Education Registration, 318 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Registrations can be made over the phone, but will be held until a check for the class fee is received. Please do not send cash in the event that we do not receive the required 10 people for a class. Any questions regarding the Adult Education Program can be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at 355-4814, Ext. 3002.

 

Introduction to Bread Baking: This course will cover the basics of yeast bread baking. It is a hands-on introduction where the class participates in the complete bread baking cycle. Students will make dinner rolls, sticky buns, and oatmeal bread. Topics covered include: types of yeast and the proper handling of them, mixing and kneading, proofing, hand techniques for shaping, and baking of the products. The students will make the dough in class and take the items home to bake the following day. All of the ingredients for the workshop will be provided to the students. The materials fee is covered in the cost of the class. Cost for the class will be $70 for district residents; $80 for non-district residents. The class will meet from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Mondays for three weeks (March 2, 2009, to March 16, 2009). Students need to bring a mixing bowl and sheet pan to the first night’s class. Instructor: Curtis Knepper

 

Whole Grain Breads: They’re back! Whole Grain Breads are healthy and good for you. Do you remember the 60’s health food craze and whole grain meant hockey puck bread? Is the fear of heavy bread holding you back from whole wheat? Come explore with us the wonders of whole grain breads. We’ll use preferment’s to lighten up our breads and give the bread a complex flavor. Plus we use soakers to enrich them with various whole grains to add different textures to our bread. All of the ingredients for the workshop will be provided to the students. The materials fee is covered in the cost of the class. Cost for the class will be $70 for district residents; $80 for non-district residents. The class will meet from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Mondays for three weeks April 6, 2009 to April 20, 2009). Students need to bring a mixing bowl and sheet pan to the first night’s class. Instructor: Curtis Knepper

 

Biscotti: Biscotti are considered everyday food in Italy. They are “twice baked” cookies that are dry, crunchy and delicious when dipped in your favorite beverage. Traditionally they are almond flavored and are dipped in coffee, cocoa or red wine. They are a common breakfast treat in Italy or served as a snack in coffee shops. Because of their recent popularity in the United States, they are fashionable and very expensive. Biscotti are easy to make and a whole batch costs less then a single biscotti at a coffee shop. In this class, students will prepare and bake their own biscotti. All of the ingredients for the workshop will be provided to the students. All of the ingredients for the workshop will be provided to the students. The materials fee is covered in the cost of the class. Cost for the class will be $30 for district residents; $40 for non-district residents. The class will meet from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2009. Students need to bring a mixing bowl and sheet pan to class. Instructor: Curtis Knepper

 

Basic Cake Decorating: Learn the fundamentals of making good decorators' icing and basic cake decorating skills including: frosting a cake, writing, borders, star fill in, and making a rose. The last two sessions will focus on spring flowers and basket weave designs. The class will meet on Wednesdays for six weeks from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (February 25, 2009 - April 1, 2009). Cost for the class is $55 for district residents; $65 for non-district residents. There is an additional cost of approximately $10 to cover the cost of the ingredients needed for the class. The instructor will provide all materials for the first night of class. The next three sessions, students will need to bring a cake or cupcakes and icing. The final two sessions students will only need icing (cake is optional). Instructor: Leoni McFarland

 

Introduction to Video Editing Using Adobe Premiere Pro: This course is designed for those who would like to produce projects involving still and moving images, with sound and graphics. Pre-recorded footage will be used in training sessions where participants will be introduced to the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 editing software. The goal will be for participants to apply the basic tools of video editing in order to create projects of their own interests from raw footage (still or video) that they provide. Instruction on DVD creation on Macs (iDVD) or PC (Encore DVD) will allow the participants to take finished projects home. Length of course allows for multiple short projects or completion of one longer project. Those who already understand editing software will have the added bonus of independently exploring other DVD training offerings in Photoshop (still images), After Effects (motion graphics), or Audition (audio) software. Students must provide DVD-R discs if they desire copies of finished projects. Those desiring imprinted pictures on their discs must provide DVD-R printable discs. Resources are available to convert analogue content (VHS, VHS-C, Hi- 8, 8mm cassette) to a digital format. Those needing content conversion (analogue to digital) should contact Mr. Gephart at 355-4833, Ext. 8222, well in advance of the course offering so that time is not lost waiting for that process. This class will meet for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (February 19, 2009 – April 9, 2009). Cost for the class is $50 for district residents; and $75 for non-district residents. Instructor: Ray Gephart

 

Get Fit With Friends: Do you want to get in shape for the summer and have fun with your friends? This is your class! Various aerobic videos including Kickboxing, Step- Aerobics and other innovative fitness workouts will be utilized. The class will meet in the auxiliary gymnasium at the Middle School for eight weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (March 3, 2009 - April 23, 2009). Cost for the class is $40 for district residents; $60 for non-district residents. Instructor: Kathy Baird

 

Computers For Senior’s II: This class is designed for the senior citizen who is a computer novice. The class is a continuation from the introductory Computers For Senior’s class but will be designed in a way that new students will be able to keep pace. We will be exploring the use of: Windows XP, Windows Vista, word processing, email, digital photography, and the Internet. The class will meet for 6 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (February 17, 2009 – March 26, 2009). Cost for the class is $35.00 for district residents; $50.00 for non-district residents. Instructor: Eric Funk

 

Signing with Baby: Hearing babies are capable of learning sign language to communicate their wants and needs as early as 7 months old, just as deaf & hard of hearing babies do. Using Dr. Garcia’s Sign with your Baby® program (American Sign Language) you will learn over 100 signs through modeling, songs, games and stories. Come join in the fun! This class is for baby & one or two adults who interact with the same infant or toddler. Meets on Tuesday nights for six weeks from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. February 24, 2009 – March 31, 2009. Cost for the class is $50 for district residents; $60 for non-district residents. Cost for the textbook is $15.84 (includes PA state sales tax). The textbook will be available the first night of class. Please e-mail SigningwithDebT@aol.com to reserve your book. Instructor: Deborah Topper, Certified Sign2Me® Presenter.

 

Signing with Baby – Adult Only Class: This class is for those adults who feel more comfortable without bringing baby to class. Learn over 100 signs (ASL) through modeling, songs, games and stories to communicate with hearing, deaf or hard of hearing infants and toddlers. Meets on Tuesday nights for six weeks from 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. February 24, 2009 – March 31, 2009. Cost for the class is $50 for district residents; $60 for non-district residents. Cost for the textbook is $15.84 (includes PA state sales tax). The textbook will be available the first night of class. Please e-mail SigningwithDebT@aol.com to reserve your book. Instructor: Deborah Topper, Certified Sign2Me® Presenter.

 

3-Hour Signing with Baby Workshop: A class designed for those who are unable to commit to a weekly class but still want to learn how to communicate with their child using ASL through modeling, songs, games and stories. Meets from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Cost for the class is $25 for district residents; $30 for non-district residents. Cost for the textbook is $15.84 (includes PA state sales tax). The textbook will be available the night of class. Please e-mail SigningwithDebT@aol.com to reserve your book. Instructor: Deborah Topper, Certified Sign2Me® Presenter.

 

American Sign Language for Beginners: It’s never too late to learn a second language. American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United Stated. ASL uses movements of the hands and facial expressions, as English uses sound. ASL signs are made with a specific handshape, palm orientation, location and movement, when one of these changes so does the meaning of the sign. Come learn ASL, its history, Deaf culture and proper syntax. I will also be using signing games, songs and stories to help you remember the signs. Meets on Wednesday nights for 8 weeks from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. February 25, 2009 – April 15, 2009. Cost of the class is $60 for district residents; $70 for non-district residents. The text book for this class will be “A Basic Course in American Sign Language” by Tom Humphries, C. Padden & T. O’Rourke. Spiral bound 2nd Edition ISBN # 0-932666-42-6. Cost for the text book is $37.04 (includes PA state sales tax). E-mail Deborah Topper to reserve yours now, SigningwithDebT@aol.com. You may also purchase the text yourself through Dawn Sign Press at www.dawnsignpress.com or www.amazon.com. Instructor: Deborah Topper

 

American Sign Language Intermediate: Prerequisite: ASL for Beginners Class (see description above) or equivalent knowledge. This class builds on the ASL Beginners class, continuing lessons in “A Basic Course in American Sign Language”. Meets on Monday nights for 8 weeks from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., February 23, 2009 – April 13, 2009. Cost of the class is $60 for district residents; $70 for non-district residents. The text book for this class will be “A Basic Course in American Sign Language” by Tom Humphries, C. Padden & T. O’Rourke. Spiral bound 2nd Edition ISBN # 0-932666-42-6. Cost for the text book is $37.04 (includes PA state sales tax). E-mail Deborah Topper to reserve yours now, SigningwithDebT@aol.com. You may also purchase the text yourself through Dawn Sign Press at www.dawnsignpress.com or www.amazon.com. Instructor: Deborah Topper

 

Cooking with Rosemary (and Darlene): Rosemary is the herb of remembrance. Maybe because it’s used to create memorable dishes we can serve to our friends and family. Come join us and learn to make rosemary cookies, squash rosemary biscuits, and Tuscan bean soup, lamb stew, baked butternut squash, and vinegar all flavored with rosemary. We’ll also talk about the folklore of rosemary and how to grow it. There will be a small additional charge for supplies which you can pay at the beginning of the class. Cost for the class will be $15 for district residents; $25 for non-district residents. The class will meet from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Please bring fresh or dried rosemary with you (fresh, preferably), plus an apron and towel. Instructor: Darlene Weener

 

The Winter Cook: Winter is the perfect time for soups, stews, and chili. And muffins are the perfect accompaniment to a hearty soup. Come and learn to make 4 easy, quick, nutritious and tasty soups—spinach/rice soup, Portuguese sausage soup, Moroccan bean and lentil soup, and butternut squash/sweet potato soup. We’ll also make 4 kinds of muffins to accompany our late night soup supper—blueberry/corn muffins, cranberry/pecan muffins, fiber-rich muffins (delicious in spite of their name), and sweet potato muffins. There will be a small additional charge for supplies which you can pay at the beginning of the class. Cost for the class will be $15 for district residents; $25 for non-district residents. The class will meet from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Please bring: an apron and a towel; a 6 or 10-quart soup pot; and containers and plastic bags to take home the extra soup and muffins. Instructor: Darlene Weener

 

Photography: This course will be for the person who wants to become a better photographer. Some of the topics to be included in this class are: 1) How film and digital cameras work and what it takes to get great pictures; 2) How film and digital images are different and how they are the same; 3) Accessories you need with either type of cameras and what they can do for your images; 4) What software programs you can use and how you use them to enhance your images; 5) How you get hard copies of your digital images or get digital images from film; 6) What is workflow and how it affects you; 7) How to get professional quality portraits of your family without expensive equipment; 8) How to frame, mat, and display your photographs. This class meets on Tuesday nights for ten weeks from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (February 17, 2009 – April 21, 2009). Cost for the class is $55 for district residents; $70 for non-district residents. Note: Students will need to pay for printing pictures. Instructor: Michael Frazier

 

Yummy Eating Keeps Your Family Healthy: Two 1 1/2 hour evening sessions planned to help parents feel confident that they can choose and prepare healthful meals and snacks for their families without being nutritionists, biologists, or stay-at-home Moms and Dads. Emphasis will be placed upon reassuring participants that healthful eating doesn't mean giving up the "good stuff" and eating only boring foods. And that, since the dawn of time, both eating and food preparation are time-honored ways of reinforcing ties of love. Oh yes, and that eating should be fun! There is no charge for this class for parents of children in the Bellefonte Area School District. Each participant will receive a children's cookbook and snack kit compliments of the Bellefonte Area School District Wellness Committee and Centre County Communities that Care Strengthening Families Program. Session 1: Tuesdays, February 17 & 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Session 2: Thursdays, February 19 & 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - :30 p.m. Instructor: Corene Johnston

Our Mission 
It is the mission of Bellefonte Area School District to educate all of our students in a learning environment that prepares them to meet life's challenges.