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Beginning Spanish- January

Beginning Spanish- January
Start Date:
Jan 9, 2017
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mondays
January 9th-30th 2017 | 5:30PM-7PM
START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Instructor: Carrie Jansen

Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease

Spanish, Spanish everywhere.

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers,

The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.

Resilience in the New Year - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Jan 11, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 for 4 sessions or $20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

Instructor: Lori Rothstein - MN Extension Office 

3 Day Basic Welding - January

3 Day Basic Welding - January
Start Date:
Jan 27, 2017
Time:
9am-5pm January 27th, 28th, 29th
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$300 Course Fee and $55 Materials Fee Total: $355.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding

January 27th, 28th, 29th | 9am-5pm
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
Instructor: Don Hammer
Website: http://www.northshorecampus.org/
Phone: 218-387-3411
Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

Cultivating Compassion - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Feb 8, 2017
Time:
11:30-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 for 4 sessions or $20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development
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Mindful Leadership - Energize Your Year- Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Mar 22, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 for 4 sessions or $20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

Nurturing a Growth Mindset - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Apr 12, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 for 4 sessions or $20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

events

ITV- Interactive Television | Learn about the Benefits of ITV

ITV- Interactive Television | Learn about the Benefits of ITV
Date:
Dec 14, 2016
Time:
Noon-12:45pm
Instructor:
Paula Sundet Wolf
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE - Brown Bag Lunch
Registration:
Additional Information:
Have you heard about ITV- Interactive Television? Interested in learning more about how ITV could be useful for you?

Come join Cook County Higher Education from Noon-12.45pm Brown Bag Lunch. Please RSVP to highered@northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411

Cook County Higher Education has updated its ITV technology thanks to a generous grant from RRRB!
ITV can be used for students to remotely access real time college classes and participate as if they were in the classroom.

ITV can be used for meetings and brainstorming events where distance prevents the group from being in the same location.

ITV can be used by instructors or lecturers or presenters to share a workshop, event, training to other ITV access locations outside of the area!

Click Share Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R-AbOkN_98&feature=youtu.be





Program Objectives

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
College Courses, Degree Programs, and Training Workshops offered in conjunction with regional colleges and universities using Interactive Television (ITV), online, and local instructors.

FAIRNESS, OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
Mentoring and computer support resources for distance learning students, high speed Internet access from a small computer lab, testing services for enrolled and prospective students, and information resources for degree programs, training, financial aid, library books, and more. In addition, CCHE provides two types of scholarships that provide annual support to distance learning students enrolled in degree programs, and textbook scholarships that are awarded based on financial need.

SOCIAL CAPITAL
Work with local and regional businesses, organizations, and learning institutions to best serve the higher education needs of the community, and promote services already available, such as Adult Basic Education services, and Community Education classes.

Program Highlights

  • 532 residents have earned a certificate or degree working through CCHE since we opened our doors in 1997
  • Annually, over 100 residents are enrolling college certificate or degree programs, and over 200 students enroll in CEUs or work related certificates
  • CCHE has served more than 2800 people - over 40% of the county population
  • As many as 12 scholarships are awarded annually thanks to two scholarship funds established in memory of Wes Hedstrom and Michel Beaupre
  • Enrollment continues to rise annually

New Opportunities

The North Shore Campus is an affordable alternative to the expense of a college campus, with flexible programming that directly addresses the economic needs of our community. The decision to expand was based on solid research regarding student needs, employment needs, economic trends, and sustainability

Ron McGriff, the consultant who helped us choose our new facility location states, “Through effective promotion and high quality staff assistance, the CCHE program continues to grow and be a very important service for the region. Interviews with students revealed the high regard held for the abilities and assistance of CCHE staff members and also the importance to them of the availability of the organization’s services.”

Service and program expansion includes our Guest Lecture series, the Tech Squad project, and an increase in locally offered degree and certificate programs.

Course Delivery Available to CCHE Students

ON-SITE COURSES
Locally offered courses are taught by local instructors.

Interactive Television (ITV)
ITV provides real time connection with a campus classroom, often linking several locations for one class.

ONLINE CLASSES
Courses, certificates, and degree programs are online, and sometimes incorporate video components, such as Skype, Wimba, or ViVu. High speed Internet access is usually a must, so students taking online classes generally arrange afterhour access to the CCHE computer lab.

In addition to enrolled students, CCHE serves hundreds of adults, including high school students, who are researching their education options. Students who elect to take on-campus courses often make their decisions after exploring their options by utilizing the materials in our resource center. CCHE is not limited by the resources of one educational system, so individuals are able to consider quality distance education opportunities offered by institutions from around the world.

Pc's for People

PC's For People

PC's for People Mission statement: "To create new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances."

Thanks to PCs for People, we have used desktops and laptops available at reduced cost.  If you are interested in purchasing a used PC (laptop or desktop) please apply online at https://www.pcsrefurbished.com/sales/salesHome.aspx 


PCs for People 
 

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