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HiSet and GED Prep Class
with Amy Jensen
Tired of that low paying job? Have dreams of college but didn’t graduate high school? We can help! Valley Learning Center offers FREE HiSet and GED preparation classes for all individuals 16 and up who are not currently enrolled in high school. Our classes are small and highly individualized with plenty of one on one instruction. Let the Valley Learning Center help you pave the way for a brighter future. Come in today and begin earning your High School Equivalency Diploma!
$20 for new students, $15 for returning students
Day and Evening Sessions Available
Register Monthly. Call 307-782-6401
with Linda Irick
A little help please? Yes! Valley Learning Center offers private math tutoring. Our instructor is a seasoned professional with years of experience working with all levels of student ability. Please call to make an appointment for your one on one session at 307-782-6401.
with Dawn Hickman
If you are recovering from a loss, recent or long ago, you may be ill equipped to know how to move forward. This class will tell you what actions you need to take. There are over 40 types of loss. Death, relationship breakups, pet loss, moving and loss of trust are just a few of them. For all of you struggling with unresolved grief issues, I know that the actions outlined in the Grief Recovery Method will lead you to completion of the pain caused by loss. Though recovery is not an easy journey, joining this group is a step toward regaining a sense of well-being. For adults only. No new admission after 2nd session. Text book provided in the class.
Sneak Peek at Online College Classes
with Susan Hissong
Want to see how online classes work? Or just let us help you make sure you're ready to start your distance learning online college class? We'll help you with log-in to your MyWestern account, become familiar with all the services found there, and give you an overview of Canvas - the online classroom for internet courses where the teacher and students interact. For more information, call 307-782-6401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Sign Language
with Becky Bradshaw
This interactive class will start out learning basic every day signs, alphabet, numbers and important expressions, etc. We will slowly evolve in to putting words together to form sentences and other ways to use ASL. These are important when successfully communicating with others in American Sign Language, and because good communication also involves manners, we'll be learning some basic do’s and don’ts of Deaf etiquette. Please bring a notebook. This class is for adults and school age children can come with an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult and be 1st grade or older. Children 6th grade and older will need to have their own registration.
Substitute Teaching -Weekend
with Linda Irick
This community class meets the requirements of “at least 24 hours of school district in-service training” as mentioned on the state of Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board website. This class is designed to prepare students to become substitute teachers.
*** The weekend version of the course will meet on two weekends to accomplish the required hours. Friday nights will be 6-9pm and Saturdays will be 8am to 5pm with a working lunch. You must bring your own lunch on Saturdays. *** Class dates are Jan 10/11 and Jan 17/18, 2020.
It will cover the use and application of lesson plans, elements of instruction, emergency plans, classroom organization and behavior management skills. Students will learn about duties and job descriptions for all levels. Successful completion of the course is based on attendance. Become a substitute teacher with your high school diploma (or High School Equivalency) and this class. Upon completion and with additional observation time, you can meet the requirements to become a certified substitute teacher in the state of Wyoming. Additionally, you will be required to undergo background checks to work in local school districts. PLEASE NOTE - All current state requirements to gain your Substitute Teaching Permit are listed online at ptsb.state.wy.us. Requirements are subject to change. If you are not certain of your current eligibility to become a substitute teacher in Wyoming, please check with the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board. If you have ever been a substitute teacher before, and your certification has lapsed, this class is not for RE-certification.
Helping Children with Loss
with Dawn Hickman
This class teaches parents, teachers and other care givers of children, how to initiate in them lifelong healthy response patterns to grief and to empower them with effective methods for dealing with loss. If a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in the Grief Recovery Method can make a difference. For example:
- Listen with your heart.
-Recognize that grief is emotional, not intellectual.
-Adults--you go first.
-Each child and relationship to loss is unique.
-Never say "Don't feel sad" or "Don't feel scared."
This class is for adults only. Text book provided at the class. No new registrations after start date.
Inoculating Kids Against the Pandemic of Pornography
with Tally Harmon
Because pornography has become so accessible to young children via internet-enabled mobile devices, the days of being able to prevent exposure to it are long gone. Instead we must cognitively inoculate or porn-proof our kids by teaching them early what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and exactly how they can reject it. Come learn how. Class fee covers the cost of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" by Kristen Jenson, a children's book that walks you through talking about this sensitive topic with your kids.