Professional Development for Teachers

Program Description

State of Illinois – Becoming a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Paraprofessional
There is an immediate need for substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals in Illinois. Have you ever wondered what it takes to fill one of these positions? Are you looking for a career change? Staff from the Regional Office of Education will explain the process.

Presenter: Rock Island Regional Office of Education (RIROE)
1 Monday               May 13                             5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CRN 11212             Outreach – Rm. 407      Fee FREE

1 Tuesday               May 14                             5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CRN 11213             Outreach – Rm. 407      Fee FREE

Presenter: Regional Office of Education-Bureau, Henry, and Stark Counties
1 Wednesday         July 24                                    11:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50279            Kewanee CEC – Rm. 102       Fee FREE

These classes are free; however, registration is required.

 

Attention K-12 Educators! Earn PD Hours in the Classroom or Online
Black Hawk College’s Professional & Continuing Education (PaCE) and the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (RIROE) have partnered to offer a variety of classes both online and in the classroom to help you enhance your professional development.

To obtain PD Hours for a chosen class, teachers need to contact Julie at the RIROE (309-736-1111) to obtain approval. The processing fee for PD hours is $25 and is payable to the RIROE.

Online classes
Choose from more than 300 six-week, online classes taught by industry experts and available 24/7. Whether you are interested in a new hobby, looking to enhance your current skills or want to earn professional development (PD) hours, there’s something for you.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES:

Word Level 1 (Office 2013/2016)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck

Level 1 – Create basic documents using the following skills: cutting, copying, pasting, and formatting text, aligning and indenting paragraphs, adding numbered and bulleted lists, inserting dates and symbols, changing margins, switching document views, running the spelling and grammar checker, and printing a document. A workbook is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday       May 7                               8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11234      Outreach – Rm. 402    Fee $89

 

Word Level 2 (Office 2013/2016)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
Prerequisite: Word Level 1 skills.

Level 2 – Take your Word skills to the next level by creating professional documents using: styles and themes, tabs, headers and footers, tables, graphics including pictures, clipart and SmartArt, newspaper-style columns, watermarks and more. A workbook is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday       May 14                            8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11237     Outreach – Rm. 402     Fee $89

 

Word for Advanced Users
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
Prerequisite: Word Level 2 skills

Level 2 – Do you already use Microsoft Word extensively but aren’t aware of the many time saving steps and features? Increase your productivity by learning shortcuts that transform your files into impressive, professional-looking documents. Learn more about styles, tabs and templates. Discover mail merge, Quick Parts and how to sort tables. Explore ways to save time and ensure that repetitious tasks are performed consistently and accurately by creating macros to perform a series of actions.

1 Tuesday        May 21                            8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50289      Outreach – Rm. 402     Fee $89

 

Microsoft Word (Office 2013/2016)
Prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills.

Level 1 – You know how to do the basics using Word but you want to learn more. Take advantage of these classes by selecting the topics that you want to learn.

Covered topics: Highlighting text, using bold and italics, modifying font size, formatting paragraphs, modifying line spacing, indenting, changing margins, paper size and vertical alignment, and inserting a manual page break.

1 Monday             Apr. 8                                5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11243           Outreach – Rm. 402      Fee $20

Covered topics: Using the Quick Styles Gallery, selecting themes, editing styles, changing AutoFormat options, setting AutoCorrect options, and creating/deleting templates.

1 Monday             Apr. 15                               5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11244           Outreach – Rm. 402       Fee $20

Covered topics: Using numbers and bullets, inserting dates and symbols, setting/deleting/clearing tabs, creating a leader tab, and using section breaks.

1 Monday             May 6                                 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11245           Outreach – Rm. 402       Fee $20

 

Excel Level 1 (Office 2013/2016)
Prerequisite: Windows skills.
Level 1 – Microsoft Excel is an important spreadsheet application that is essential for use at home and at work. Some of the topics that are covered include: creating and saving a new workbook, working with ranges, creating simple formulas, copying and moving data, formatting numbers and text, formatting cells, working with columns and rows, using page setup, printing, and using templates. A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
1 Tuesday            June 18                            8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50290          BHC ALC – Rm. 111       Fee $97

Instructor: E. Duffy
4 Tuesdays          Apr. 23 – May 14             5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11249          Outreach – Rm. 402       Fee $89

 

Excel Level 2 (Office 2013/2016)
Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 skills.

Level 2 – Enhance and develop your spreadsheet skills. Customize the Ribbon, use advanced formulas, create 3-D formulas across multiple worksheets, move, copy and color code worksheet tabs, sort and filter data, name ranges, create charts, insert graphics and more. A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
1 Tuesday      Apr. 9                             8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 11251    Outreach – Rm. 402    Fee $97

1 Tuesday      June 25                         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50291     BHC ALC – Rm. 111   Fee $97

Instructor: E. Duffy
4 Tuesdays       May 21 – June 11        5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 50292      Outreach – Rm. 402    Fee $89

 

Excel Level 3 (Office 2013/2016)
Prerequisite: Excel Level 2 skills.

Level 2 – Further develop your Excel expertise by learning how to: create and revise Pivot Tables, record macros and create shortcut buttons, use advanced chart features, export and import data , outline and subtotal data, work with tables, make and track comments, create conditional formatting, use advanced functions including LOOKUP and nested IF formulas, password protect worksheets or cells and more! A workbook is included in the fee.

Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
1 Tuesday      Apr. 16                           8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 11253    Outreach – Rm. 402    Fee $97

1 Tuesday       July 2                              8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CRN 50293      BHC ALC – Rm. 111   Fee $97

 

PowerPoint (Office 2013/2016)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Microsoft PowerPoint is the best presentation software for meetings, industry talks, business proposals, and more. Create simple slideshows or complex multimedia displays. Class content includes: using templates; formatting and editing text; preparing and printing outlines, handouts, and speaker notes; adding special effects like sound and animation; inserting graphics and tables; using transitions and timing; and running the slide show. You will have time to work on your own PowerPoint project, so you may bring information or existing files on a USB flash drive to add, edit, and save. A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday        Aug. 6                              8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 81037       BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $89

 

Publisher (Office 2013/2016)
Instructor: N. VanSpeybroeck
Prerequisite: Word skills.

Level 1 – Create desktop publishing documents with Microsoft Publisher. You will learn how to use Publisher’s templates and design elements to create professional-looking materials such as flyers, booklets, newsletters, cards and more. You may wish to bring a USB flash drive to save your projects. A reference guide is included in the fee.

1 Tuesday       Aug. 13                          8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 81038     BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $89

Access (Parts 1-3) (Office 2013/2016) (Teachers can earn PD Hours)
Instructor: E. Duffy
Level 2 – This series will teach what you need to know to work with an existing database or create one of your own. By the end of the series, you will know how to create and work with tables, queries, forms and reports. A workbook is included in the fee for each class.

Part 1
Prerequisite: Windows, Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and an understanding of a database.
Learn to create and work with tables, the foundation of your database. Specific skills to be covered include: creating tables, editing and modifying tables, setting field properties, finding and filtering data, creating relationships, using simple queries, and printing data.

1 Wednesday      May 15                               8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 11258           Outreach – Rm. 402        Fee $89

Part 2
Prerequisite: Access Part 1 skills
Learn to make your data work for you. Take this class to learn to make more sophisticated queries, forms and reports. Specific skills to be covered include: creating action queries; manipulating controls; using design view, editing tools and sub-forms; and creating a PivotTable.

1 Wednesday      May 22                            8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50294           Outreach – Rm. 402     Fee $89

Part 3
Prerequisite: Access Part 2 skills
Don’t miss this class that pulls everything together. You have made the tables, queries, forms and reports, now automate them and learn tricks to make them work better. This class shows all the things Access has to offer to someone who has Part 1 and 2 skills. It also includes time for questions about your own database. Specific topics to be covered include: analyzing tables, exporting data to Excel and Word, using advanced query wizards, using charts, working with ActiveX controls and indexes, replicating databases, using Access and the Internet, creating and using macros and switchboards.

1 Wednesday    May 29                            8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CRN 50295        Outreach – Rm. 402      Fee $89

 

iPad: Beginner

Level 1 – Are you unsure how to use your iPad? Learn the basics of using your device from settings to apps.  Understand your Home Screen. Learn how to use the Internet, how to add contacts, how to set up an e-mail account and how to navigate the app store and iTunes. Bring your iPad to class. You should have your iPad charged and activated. You should also have created your Apple ID.

1 Tuesday              Mar. 19                           5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11264           Outreach – Rm. 407        Fee $23

 

iPad: Intermediate

Level 2 – Increase your iPad skills and knowledge through tips and tricks for using this device. Use some of the more interesting and unique applications available for iPad users. Discover FaceTime and how to make video calls with family and friends. Bring your iPad to class.

1 Tuesday               Mar.  26                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11265           Outreach – Rm. 407         Fee $23


LANGUAGES:

Register for an introductory language course and learn the basics of the culture. These classes are perfect for anyone especially a beginner, a K-12 teacher needing PD Hours, or a business/leisure traveler.

Basic Spanish
Instructor: M. Cavazos

You will be introduced to Spanish vocabulary and expressions for everyday situations in this fun and interactive introductory course. Practice how to correctly pronounce the language while gaining knowledge of the Hispanic culture. This class would also serve as a great refresher course! Optional textbook can be purchased at Amazon.com. Spanish with Amigos: A Beginner’s Guide to Conversational Spanish by T. Bradley Williams, ISBN#978-1934467725.

8 Tuesdays            Mar. 5 – Apr. 23            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11312          Bldg. 3 – Rm. 303          Tuition Fee $165

 

American Sign Language (ASL) – Intermediate
Instructor: H. Jackson
Prerequisite: American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginning.

This class is a continuation of American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginning. Expand your sign language vocabulary, improve your communication skills and develop fluency in American Sign Language. Before the first class, purchase required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore. Same textbook as used in the Beginning class.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 12 CEs provided for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Massage Therapists for these classes.

6 Tuesdays             Apr. 2 – May 7              6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CRN 11318           Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302          Tuition Fee $120


Textbook Purchasing Procedure

    1. For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit www.bhc.edu/bookstore
    2. Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC)).
    3. Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.
    4. Select Term (Spring 19), Select Department (Adult Ed)
    5. Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).
    6. Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.
    7. Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.
    8. Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.