January 22, 1999 Volume 6, Number 9

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    Learn about the history and oral stories of Aboriginal environmental knowledge, specifically of the North-central Saskatchewan Cree. Useful for an ethnobotanical resource kit for classrooms and for contributing to a more positive attidude towards Aboriginal peoples. The first of a two part series begins March 6. FMI, call Priscilla Settee at 966-5556.


    Join Bernelda Wheeler weekly and learn how to do beautiful beadwork with one of the experts. You will end up with a finished product. Wednesdays, February 3 to March 24, from 1 - 3 p.m. FMI, or to register, phone 966-5539.


    • Dramatically Different Art Program for Kids, combining visual art activities with drama activities. 12 weeks, Tuesdays, 9 - 12 year olds, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., starts February 2. Saturdays, 5 - 8 year olds, 10 -11:30 a.m., starts February 6. Classes are held in Kirk Hall. FMI or to register, call 966-5539.

    • Music, Movement and Art Camps for ages 5 - 9 The theme is Travel Around the World. Children will learn about the music and art from Africa, Israel, Canada, Northern Canada, and Ireland. Classes are held in Kirk Hall. Camp one: February 22 - 26 (Spring Break). Camp two: April 5 - 9 (Easter Break). FMI or to register, call 966-5539.


    The Extension Division is pleased to offer the following computer classes:

    • World Wide Web Site Design Level II

      Prerequisite: Create Your Own Homepage course, or a basic understanding of web page design. This course continues where the Create Your Own Homepage introductory course left off. Topics include the preparation of graphics for web pages, designing and managing web sites, formatting using style sheets, generating html using other software. For a detailed course description, see ttp://www.ffd.usask.ca/extension/. Instructors: Forefront Design. Two evenings: January 26 and 28, 7 - 10 p.m., $130.

    • Introduction to Microsoft Word for Windows

      Some experience with Windows 95 an asset. Two evenings: February 2 and 4, 7 - 10 p.m., $130 (includes book).

    • Introduction for Microsoft Excel for Windows

      You'll learn basic worksheet skills and how to work with data in worksheets. Some experience with Windows 95 an asset. Two evenings: February 9 and 11, 7 - 10 p.m., $130 (includes book).

    • Introduction to Internet with Netscape

      When you surf the net, do you get lost in the waves? Discover what's available and get tips and tricks for tracking it down using Netscape Navigator, the net's most popular browser. February 16, 7 - 10 p.m., $79.

    • Introduction to PowerPoint (New!)

      Learn to create, modify, and deliver multimedia presentations with PowerPoint 97. Use the features of PowerPoint 97 to add text, graphics, sound, and visual effects to your presentations. Quickly create speaker's notes and print handouts for your audience. Prerequisite: none. 2 evenings, February 23 and 25, 7 - 10 p.m. $130 (includes book).

    For more information on any of the above classes, call Bobbi Mumm at 966-5642.


    • Effective Professional Communication: Strategies For Success

      This satellite workshop will be presented live in a Division of Audio Visual Services studio and broadcast via satellite to six selected receiver sites in Saskatchewan. The sites can interact with the presenter via telephone or facsimile. This workshop is focused on the needs of engineers and geoscientists to help improve writing and speaking skills to any audience, in any context.

      Instructor: Jennifer MacLennan, Wednesday, February 3, 1999, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. - U of S, Regina, Yorkton, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, and Estevan, $95 (includes lunch). For more information on the above workshops, call Jim Sadler at 966-5552.

    • Fundamentals of Environmental Auditing

      This workshop will provide a basic grounding in audit techniques suitable for in house auditors, independent consultants, and audit program managers. The learning experience will include a combination of lectures, individual and group activities designed to provide insight into the auditing process, and techniques.

      Instructor: Shawna Argue, P.Eng., Wednesday, February 24, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $225 (includes lunch).

      For more information on the above workshops, call Jim Sadler at 966-5552.

    • Project Management

      CEO's, engineers, project managers and contractors will learn and/or review the essential components of effective contract administration, including initiating, planning and designing the programs; tendering and awarding of contracts; conducting communications between involved parties; attending to post-construction matters. Thursday, March 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saskatoon Inn, $225 (includes lunch).


    • Counselling Skills (Carkhuff Training Model)

      Explore how counsellors can best reach out to their clients. Over the past three decades, R.R. Carkhuff's groundbreaking research has been worked into effective experiential training. Maximum 6 participants. Two immersion weekends, February 5, 6, 7 or April 16, 17, 18; Friday 7 - 10:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $275 (includes workbook). Instructor Dr. Dan Sydiaha.

    • Rebuilding Relationships

      Turn the crisis of leaving a love relationship into a creative and growth experience. Learn to adjust to a crisis through the use of nineteen rebuilding blocks. This is an educational course, not a "therapy group." Enrollment: min. 10, max. 20. Ten Wednesday evenings, March 3 to May 5, 7 - 10 p.m., $295.

      Instructor Dr. Dan Sydiaha.

    FMI on above courses, call Bobbi Mumm at 966-5642.


    • Creative Writing: Fiction I

      A hands-on, interactive exploration of the creative process, characterization, "showing, not telling" in plot and dialogue, point of view, revising efficiently, the business of publishing. Includes interesting written and oral exercises and constructive critiquing of student work.

      Instructor Judy McCrosky. 8 Thursdays, February 4 - April 1 (no class February 25), 7 - 10 p.m., $295.

    • Freelance Writing for Magazines

      Learn about every aspect of freelance journalism, from finding an idea to getting paid for the finished piece, including knowing your audience, generating ideas, researching stories, conducting interviews, writing exciting leads and endings, selling your product, copyright law. Guest speakers will discuss the writer's craft.

      Instructor Allan Casey. 6 Tuesdays, February 9 - March 16, 7 - 10 p.m., $235.

    • Ancient America: Putting the Picture Together

      This course will explore the archaeology and artistic traditions of the pre-contact Native American cultures of North and Central America. Areas of discussion will include: physiographic regions of North America; peopling of the New World and the cultural areas of North America; the cultural traditions of the Arctic, Sub-Arctic, northwest coast, plateau, and California; buffalo hunters of the plains; desert farmers of the southwest; mound builders of the southeast; eastern woodlands, the Iroquois; the Mayan civilization of Central America. 6 Wednesdays, February 3 - March17 (no class February 24), 7 - 9 p.m., $95.

      Instructor Ernie Walker.

    FMI call Bobbi Mumm at 966-5642.


    The Hawaii Through Indigenous Eyes tour (February 19 - 28, 1999), will provide an opportunity to meet Hawaiian indigenous educators and community leaders through a personalized, cross-cultural view of sacred sites and educational institutions. Sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Program, Extension Division, in partnership with the Centre for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii. All are welcome.

    FMI, call Priscilla Settee, Indigenous Peoples Program, at 966-5556 or e-mail Priscilla.Settee@usask.ca


    Open to all faculty, sessional lecturers, and graduate student teachers.

    • Web Based Course Development and Delivery

      Learn the necessary skills to create and deliver a web based course. Materials fee $100. 8 weeks, Tuesdays, February 2 - March 30, 7 - 10 p.m. Instructor Dan Mittelholtz. Call 966-5539 to register.

    • Energize: Practical Strategies for Enhancing Classroom Delivery.

      Learn concrete tips for energizing your classroom delivery style for more effective teaching. February 12, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Instructor Dr. Jennifer MacLennan. Call 966-5539 to register.

    • Course Portfolios

      Learn how to develop and maintain a record of how courses were developed and improved over time. Date and time TBA, February/March. Instructor Dr. Angie Wong. Call 966-5539 to register.

    • Developing your Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide

      Learn why you should have a teaching portfolio, what you need and how to organize it. March 11, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Instructor Eileen Herteis. Call 966-5539 to register.


    Open only to graduate student teachers.

    • Claiming Authority, Establishing Rapport, Maintaining Control

      Classroom presentation skills for teaching assistants. Friday, January 29, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Instructor Dr. Jennifer MacLennan. To register call 966-5539.

    • The Teaching Portfolio: The Teaching Assistant's Passport?

      Learn how to use the teaching portfolio to showcase your teaching talents in a persuasive way. Friday, March 5, 1:30 - 4 p.m. Instructor Eileen Herteis.

    To register call 966-5539.

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