Lifelong Learning Center at Prescott College Inspiring a lifetime of learning for all ages . . . professional development, self-discovery, adventure
Fall Catalog 2011
Contact us today Prescott College 220 Grove Avenue Prescott, Arizona 86301 (928) 350-4110 (877) 350-2100 ext. 4110 firstname.lastname@example.org www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning )
Course Descriptions About the Lifelong Learning Center at Prescott College Providing life-enhancing learning opportunities for all ages in the following program areas: • Professional Development Programs Certifications, CEUs, workshops, classes, and conferences for professional growth and success in the areas of leadership, management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, digital media, education, art therapy, equine-assisted learning/mental health, behavioral health, wellness, and more. • Youth, Adult, Family, and Community Programs A diverse selection of life-enhancing experiences including camps, language classes, cultural programs, adventure trips, cooking, equine, digital media, dance, yoga, rock climbing, the arts, going green, communication, and more. • Educational Travel & Adventure Programs Travel, adventure, learning, and service programs for all ages in Costa Rica, Tanzania, Nepal, the Grand Canyon, and more. See www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning for a full listing of upcoming courses Begin your lifelong learning journey with us: • Take a Course View course offerings and register for your next journey on our website • Teach a Course We are developing new and innovative programs and are currently seeking ideas and proposals for future programs. Contact us today if you are a professional in your field and would like to propose a course to teach • Become a Partner Become a partner in co-creating innovative courses or become a subcontractor providing course of your own through the Lifelong Learning Center Contact us today to begin your lifelong learning journey LLC Contact Information: 220 Grove Ave. Prescott, AZ 86301 email@example.com 928-350-4110 / 877-350-2100 ext. 4110 www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning
The course descriptions listed below summarize each course. Full descriptions, faculty biographies, and registration forms can be found on our website at: www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning. Kempo Karate: Environmental Awareness and Self Development Successful completion of this course includes a Kempo Karate Certificate and Yellow Belt. The course focuses on awareness, balanced healthy breathing techniques, and the self-defense techniques of Kempo Karate – a doorway to personal growth physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Instructor: Master Aaron Kravetz. Dates/Times: September 7-October 12 / Wednesdays / 6-8 p.m. Tuition: $100 Location: Prescott College Granite Performing Arts Center DreamTending This day-long workshop explores the wisdom of dream images, helping each participant to expand self-awareness and insight. DreamTending is a method of working with dreams that considers dream images as “living images.” Dreams offer practical guidance for our lives and relationships. Come join us for this experiential day which includes DreamTending, guided meditation, and collage making. Participants come away with a better understanding of dreams and a method of working with dreams on an on-going basis. Instructor: JoHanna McNamee. Dates/Times: September 10 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $80 Location: Prescott College Manzanita Chapel Brain Gym® 101: Balance for Daily Life Brain Gym® is an educational model that provides a tool box full of fun movement activities to assist in creating patterns of learning for reaching permanent personal and professional goals. Participants will experience whole brain integration through whole body movement and learn 26 Brain Gym® exercises, the Edu-K Balance process, and Dennison Laterality Repatterning. Instructor: Frank Cardamone. Dates/Times: September 10, September 24, and October 1 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $300(3 Saturdays) Location: Prescott College Granite Performing Arts Center Yosemite and the Range Of Light – Lodge-Based Guided Hiking Tour Our hiking tour begins at the Sunnyside Lodge on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe; traveling south on historic Highway 395 along the east side of the Sierras; making a stop at Mono Lake, one of the oldest lakes in North America; then continuing on via the highest trans-sierra route in California, Tioga Pass at 9,945 feet; where we enter Yosemite through Tuolumne Meadows, passing Bridalveil Falls and the Sentinel as we follow the tranquil Merced River making our way to the Ahwahnee Hotel. Provided by: Rubicon Outdoors. Dates/Times: September 11-17 Tuition: $2,895 per person, double occupancy; $950 single supplement Hike Rating: Moderate to Strenuous QiGong Tai Chi Through slow repetitive movements participants learn to calm their nervous system, quiet the mind, and gain youthful vitality. The practice of classical QiGong Tai Chi results in flexibility, coordination, and grace. Learn how to expand awareness and develop patience, emotional balance, and inner harmony.
QiGong Tai Chi can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. By the end of this series of sessions participants will feel fresh, alert, and renewed with a sense of calmness and greater mental clarity. Instructor: Kyla Haber. Dates/Times: September 13-October 25 / Tuesdays / 5:30-7 p.m. Tuition: $75 Location: Prescott College Crossroads Center 103/104 Certificate in Digital Storytelling & Digital Media Digital Photo Editing – Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of image editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop (9/16-18). Digital Illustration & Graphics – Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of graphic editing and manipulation using Adobe Illustrator (10/14-16).
Dates/Times: September 21-November 16 / Wednesdays / 5-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $90 Location: Prescott College Tucson Center – Tucson, AZ Intermediate Conversational Spanish (Prescott College) This is an intermediate level Spanish language class which introduces new vocabulary and focuses on learning or reviewing the preterit, imperfect, subjunctive, and future tenses. This is a class for learners who have a moderate level of comprehension of the Spanish language. All conversations will be conducted in Spanish. Instructor: Melita Schwartz. Dates/Times: September 22-November 17 / Thursdays / 5-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $90 Location: Prescott College Crossroads Center 206 (11/17 CRC 103/104)
Digital Film & Video Editing –Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of graphic editing and manipulation using Apple Final Cut Pro (11/11-13). Instructor: David Baker.
Intermediate Conversational Spanish (Tucson Center) This is an intermediate level Spanish language class which introduces new vocabulary and focuses on learning or reviewing the preterit, imperfect, subjunctive, and future tenses. This is a class for learners who have a moderate level of comprehension of the Spanish language. All conversations will be conducted in Spanish. Instructor: Carmen Alexis Osorio.
Dates/Times: 3p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday Tuition: $2,450 for full certificate (6 courses) or $475 for individual courses Location: Prescott College Digital Media Lab
Dates/Times: September 22-November 17 / Thursdays / 5-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $90 Location: Prescott College Tucson Center – Tucson, AZ
DreamBooks This day-long workshop explores the wisdom of dream images, fantasies, and symbols helping each participant to expand self-awareness and insight. This fun, interactive, and experiential session includes DreamTending, guided meditation, and creative artistic process. Participants work with journal writing and collage process in our DreamBooks to better understand our dreams, fantasies, and symbols. Come learn a method of working with one’s inner process that can be used on an on-going basis. Participants will need to bring a journal or art book for the creative/artist work during the workshop. Instructor: JoHanna McNamee.
Bee Weaving: Finding Compassion through the Teachings of Bees Spend a day with the bees; connecting with all that makes life sacred. This course expands consciousness to create a holistic respect for and appreciation of all beings, large and small, and the world around us. Liz Story will weave sacred sound into your heart helping you to find a center of balance and harmony – learn about ancient knowledge of frequency and somatic formation in the “key of bees.” Daisy Lucas weaves the practice of Qigong into building a safety net for the bees; opening your hands and heart while learning to connect this ancient Chinese healing art. Donna Lozito weaves “whispers of the spirit” to express deep empathy to those “in-between” and those with us now – learn to communicate with all creatures – opening your heart to their messages. Rob Vannett weaves bee compassion with stories from the heart – walk with the bees in their natural habitat taking a glimpse into their perspective while learning to create harmony. Instructors: Liz Story, Daisy Lucas, Donna Lozito, and Rob Vannett.
Dates/Times: September 17 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $80 Location: Prescott College Manzanita Chapel Beginning Conversational Spanish (Prescott College) This is a nine-week, beginning level Spanish course for those with little or no prior experience learning Spanish. This course is for adult learners and will focus on developing the ability to converse in Spanish. By the end of this course learners will be able to carry out a basic conversation in the present tense in Spanish. Instructor: Melita Schwartz.. Dates/Times: September 21-November 16 / Wednesdays / 5-6:30 p.m Tuition: $90 Location: Prescott College Crossroads Center 206 (11/16 CRC 204) Beginning Conversational Spanish (Tucson Center) This is a nine-week, beginning level Spanish course for those with little or no prior experience learning Spanish. This course is for adult learners and will focus on developing the ability to converse in Spanish. By the end of this course, learners will be able to carry out a basic conversation in the present tense in Spanish. Instructor: Carmen Alexis Osorio
Date/Time: September 24 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $80 Location: Prescott College Crossroads Center 103/104 Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. This course may also be used to recertify WAFA certifications. The WFR Recertification Course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). Instructors: Wilderness Medicine Institute staff.
Date/Time: September 29-October 1 7:45 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Saturday Tuition: $275 Location: Prescott College San Juan 201 B & C Please Understand Me!! People are different in fundamental ways – intelligence, creativity, communication styles, partnering, parenting, leadership, work styles, etc. Understanding these differences makes it possible to appreciate others for who they are even though they are very different than you. C.G. Jung developed the theory of psychological types that became the basis for the modern-day Myers-Briggs personality test. Come and take a short and easy personality indicator test and learn more about “why you are the way you are.” Individuals, couples, and work-teams welcome! Instructor: JoHanna McNamee. Dates/Times: October 29 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $80 Location: Prescott College Manzanita Chapel
Falling Leaves: Mindfulness Yoga and Autumn Give yourself the gift of an inspiring and relaxing afternoon, unifying body, mind and spirit. Learn to better access and refresh your inner resources, through sensory and breath awareness, simple asana poses (including restorative), and mindfulness meditation. Receive the natural support of autumn to let go. Move at your own pace. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable layers of clothing. Bring your water bottle, yoga mat, and any personal props. Please let us know if you need a mat. Blankets provided. If you would like further information about this offering, please contact Liz at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor: Liz Faller. Dates: October 15 / 1-4:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 Location: Prescott College Manzanita Chapel Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – The New Tapping Technique Part I: The Personal Peace Procedure Learn how to deal effectively and immediately with stress, fears, phobias, and traumas. This simple, but powerful self-help tool known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), has also been used to reduce pain, lessen cravings, and alleviate negative emotions. Participants will become familiar with the tapping points and take home a working knowledge of the EFT procedure.
Generating Freedom in Your Life Life is filled with uncertainty. We create patterns within ourselves in order to find consistency and safety. These patterns become our societal mandates, our family goals, and create our personal sense of meaning. What began as ways to find security in a changing world have become the bondage of our existence, limiting our creativity, joy, and ability to love. The process of freeing ourselves from these patterns is the path to liberation. In this course, participants will be escorted along the pathway of discovery utilizing lectures, readings, recordings, and experiments drawn from Buddhist, Vedic, and Native American Teachings. Instructor: Sean Forrester.
Part II: The Palace of Possibilities What do you do when you are “stuck” and you don't feel tapping is working? In this interactive class we will address the issues of why we aren't able to change when we think we want to. It is advised that participants attend Part I as a prerequisite for this session and/or have past EFT experience. Instructor: Mary Ellen Gray.
Dates/Times: October 6-November 10 / Thursdays / 6-7:30 p.m. Tuition: $75 Location: Prescott College Crossroads Center 204
Dates: October 15 / Part I – 9 a.m.-Noon & Part II 1-4 p.m. Tuition: $45 each part or $85 for both Location: Prescott College Crossroads Center 204
Making Native American Spirit Flutes Participants will learn about the history, culture, and traditions of Native American’s while making wooden flutes. This workshop includes handson woodworking, teachings of the spirit of flute making, and how to play a spirit flute. Participants will open the doorway to music and self expression. Instructor: Michael Goodluck.
On Dogs! Part I: What is a Dog? Beginning with a concise overview of relevant scientific and historical resources, participants will explore the nature of the domestic dog and its unique relationship with humans. Come participate in an extensive discussion of best practices for identifying temperament types, the character and behavioral development of dogs as personal companions, and the humane and sustainable stewardship of Canis familiaris individually and as a species.
Dates/Times: October 7-8, / 5-7 p.m. Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday Tuition: $75 Location: Prescott College Summit Building Room A/Woodshop Northern Arizona Highlights Guided Hiking Tour This tour spends two nights in Prescott before heading to Williams, where participants catch the Vintage Grand Canyon Railway train to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. After two nights at a comfortable lodge at the South Rim, the tour finishes with two nights in Sedona. Each day, participants are provided guided hikes and plenty of opportunity for free time to explore the towns, museums, and archeological sites. Provided by: Rubicon Outdoors. Dates: October 9-15 or November 6-12 Tuition: $2,395 per person, double occupancy; $600 single supplement Hike Rating: Moderate
Part II: How Do Dogs Learn? The craft of training dogs requires a solid grounding in sound science, an element of intuition, and a balance of compassion and objectivity. This course will explore the foundational principals of learning and motivation theory as they are applied to dog training for real world situations. Handson training experience with both puppies and adult dogs will help participants begin to develop the skills and intuition needed in the crafting of a content and responsible companion dog. With pre-approval from the instructor, students’ dogs are invited to participate in the hands-on portion of the course. Instructors: Deborah Weissman Charlap & Michael Charlap. Dates: Part I – October 15 & Part II – October 22 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: Part I $85, Part II $115, Both $175 Location: Prescott College San Juan 201B
Music Improvisation for Everybody This six-week course explores many of the tools used to improvise music as both a soloist and in ensembles. These tools include an understanding of modes and how they are used to create melody and harmony, how chords are constructed, the use of silence to create interest and drama, and the art of listening. Instructor: Jonathan Best. Dates: October 25-December 6 / Tuesdays (no class on 11/22) / 6-8 p.m. Tuition: $90 Location: Jonathan’s Studio (address provided at time of registration) Inner Sanctuary Silent Retreat: Yoga, Meditation, and Creativity As the nights grow longer, there is a natural turning within. Yet our busy lives do not often allow us this important cycle of rejuvenation, intuition, and creativity. Give yourself the gift of an engaged, holistic, silent retreat, including sensory and breath awareness, simple asana poses, mindfulness meditation, and intuitive drawing and/or writing. Sharing is optional in our closing. Blankets and tea provided. Wear comfortable layers of clothing, bring a yoga mat, any personal props, water bottle, and sack lunch. Let us know if you need a mat. If you would like further information about this offering, please contact Liz at: email@example.com. Instructor: Liz Faller. Dates: November 12 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuition: $60 Location: Prescott College Manzanita Chapel Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour This tour includes a two night stay at the Marriott Springhill Suites in downtown Prescott, roundtrip transportation to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one nights’ accommodation at the Maswick Lodge South Rim of the Grand Canyon, dinner at the El Tovar Hotel, twonight backpacking trip, five breakfasts, four handcrafted lunches, two backcountry dinners, all backpacking equipment, permits, and qualified guides. Provided by: Rubicon Outdoors. Dates: November 13-18 or December 11-16 Tuition: $2,395 per person, double occupancy; $195 single supplement Hike Rating: Moderate to Strenuous
Fall courses for Prescott College employees, family members & students • • • • • •
Employee & Family Yoga Basics (Tucson) – 9/7-10/19 Employee & Family Yoga in the Workplace (Prescott) – 9/9-10/21 Employee & Family Healthy Living Workshops – 9/12-10/24 Student Basic Yoga – 9/26-10/31 Employee, Family & Student Restorative Yoga – 12/2 Employee Professional Development Workshops – Ongoing
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The Lifelong Learning Center offers Certificates in: • Digital Storytelling and Digital Media (September 2011) • Sustainability Management and Design (January 2012) • Experiential Education (January 2012) • Social Entrepreneurship (January 2012) For more information, see our website at: www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning
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Card #: Authorization Code (3 or 4 digit code on back or front of card): Expiration Date: Name as it appears on card: Make checks payable to: Prescott College Mail to: The Lifelong Learning Center Prescott College 220 Grove Avenue Prescott, AZ 86301 Registration, Payment, Refund Information Full payment must accompany registration form and is due no later than two weeks prior to course start date*. Registration after that date, as space permits. Registration is first come/first served. A signed Participant Agreement is required for ALL courses and can be found on the LLC website or by contacting the LLC office. Additionally, some courses require a completed/signed Medical Form, which is posted on the LLC website or available by contacting the LLC office. There will be no refunds granted two weeks prior to or after the course start date*. *Please note: some registration deadlines and refund dates vary depending on the course. The registration form and/or program description on the LLC website, for your selected course, will state official deadlines and dates. Questions? Contact the Lifelong Learning Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org (928) 350-4110 • (877) 350-2100 ext. 4110 www.prescott.edu/lifelong-learning