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Teacher Development Credits


Adobe Illustrator

This class will teach the student to create illustrations, charts, graphs, logos, diagrams, and more! Students will also learn how simple it is to create complex vector shapes using the powerful tools available within Illustrator. Students will try their hand at creating logos, characters, graphics and their own unique artwork. This is a required class in order to take the Adobe certification exam. CEU: .8

Adobe Illustrator
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
February 15 - March 8, 2018 TH A. Tallman CVCC REP Rm. 137 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $50.00 97198

 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is an essential program for the majority of creative professionals throughout the world, whether they work in print, photography, on the Web, or in video. If you are new to Photoshop, or if you have used a previous version of Photoshop and need a refresher, this class is for you! We will cover the workspace and tools, organizing and importing photos via Bridge, color and tonal correction, image adjustments and manipulation, composting images, and masks. This hands-on course also discusses image formats, selection techniques, filter effects, retouching digital photos, restoring damaged photos, working with layers for composition, and using various painting tools. This is a required class in order to take the Adobe certification exam. CEU: 1.2

Adobe Photoshop
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
March 22 - May 3, 2018 TH A. Tallman CVCC REP Rm. 137 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $50.00 97197

 

Genealogy-Learn Your Past, Write Your History

History is the composite of individual stories building to a whole. History is a change made by those individual stories and the life, laughs, and loves of each generation. This course introduces students to the history of Catawba County and their family's contribution to it. History Professor Richard Eller provides an extended overview of the county's past, then delves into family history. Writing Professor Robert Canipe helps students research and write a narrative highlighting his or her unique journey with Catawba County. Completing this class creates a document for future Catawba County citizens to experience the complex story of the individual composite history of Catawba County. CEU: 1.0.

Genealogy-Learn Your Past, Write Your History
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
February 27 - March 27, 2018 T R. Eller/R. Canipe Catawba Co. History Museum,Newton 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $50.00 97324

Play with Colors

In this creative workshop, participants will learn how to construct several shaped artist books and how to integrate them into the curriculum. In the morning, we will design paste papers for book covers followed by learning how to create several artist books. These include the secret room, the spiral book, and other folded books. If time permits, we will also integrate shaped poetry into some of the books. Artist books are suitable for all grade levels--elementary through high school. CEU: .7

Play with Colors
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
January 23, 2018 T S. Hice CVCC EC, Rm. 958 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $35.00 97304

Sign Language-Beginning

This introductory class will prepare students to communicate with the deaf/hearing impaired at a limited social level. Students will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, basic vocabulary, and facial expressions using the American Sign Language (ASL). Required book called "The Joy of Signing" is available for purchase at the CVCC bookstore. Book is approximately $25. CEU: 1.2

Sign Language-Beginning
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
January 22 - March 12, 2018 M L. Sides CVCC EC, Rm. 958 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $75.00 97219

Sign Language-Intermediate

This class is designed to continue to use your skills from Beginning Sign Language. This class will help you be "user-friendly" and to practice the alphabet, finger-spelling, numbers, vocabulary (hand shape, location, movement), and use familiar phrases used in brief conversations. CEU: 1.2

Sign Language-Intermediate
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
March 19 - May 14, 2018 M L. Sides CVCC EC, Rm. 958 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $75.00 97307

Spanish-Conversational Level I

Get an introduction of expressions and vocabulary for basic conversation, with special focus on traveling to a Spanish speaking country or working with the public. Students should purchase the textbook--"Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day", 6th Edition at the CVCC bookstore prior to the class. The approximate cost of the book is $25. CEU: 1.6

Spanish-Conversational Level I
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
February 1 - March 22, 2018 TH E. Ward CVCC EC 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $70.00 97308

Tools for Literacy Instruction

Participants will examine a plethora of literacy focused instructional strategies and resources. The tools shared will build student engagement while strengthening their writing and reading comprehension skills. Educators will walk away with practical strategies and resources to add to their toolbox for literacy instruction. Please plan to bring a charged laptop. CEU: 1.0

Tools for Literacy Instruction
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
April 11 - May 9, 2018 W L. Drum CVCC REP, Rm. 219 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $55.00 97315

Vocabulary and Word Study

Vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of students' comprehension of texts. The reading of complex texts requires that students have rich vocabularies. Research has also shown that vocabulary terms should not become isolated lists to memorize, rather words should be interwoven throughout the day. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a multitude of strategies for expanding students' vocabulary. Please bring a charged laptop. CEU: 1.0

Vocabulary and Word Study
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
January 24 - February 21, 2018 W L. Drum CVCC REP, Rm. 219 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $55.00 97316

Understanding Substance Abuse Conference

Due to the alarming increase of drug addiction and drug abuse in the Catawba County area, CVCC will be hosting a workshop for all teachers about several different areas of this increasing problem.  Though designed for educators, child care and counselors, it will be open to the general public, especially those whose lives have been affected by drug addiction. A variety of speakers will be presenting information about understanding addiction, preventing addiction, recovering from addiction, as well as the consequences of addiction. Speakers include law enforcement personnel, nurses, judges and guest speakers, as well as a variety of resources that will be available. Lunch is included and this workshop is free of charge; however, registration is required. CEU: .6

Understanding Substance Abuse Conference
Dates Day Instructor Location Time Fee Course Number
March 24, 2018 S CVCC Hosting CVCC Tarlton Bldg. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $0  

 

Classes will be held on the East Campus (EC) or on the main campus in the Robert E. Paap (REP building, unless otherwise noted.

For questions or to to register you may e-mail
Cheri Toney at ctoney@cvcc.edu or register with Instant Online Enrollment.
 For further information you may contact the Continuing Education Department at (828) 327-7037.