Professional Development Spring 2019 Course Book

Credit Information for Classes
For more information on courses and registration, please call or email the
CCSD Professional Development Office 
pdsecretary@ccsd1schools.net
(307) 687-1666 

Staff Information

District Position *

**Please read the following as the registration process has changed.**

New QPR class offering listed below (in QPR section).
 
The class registration is now located underneath each class description. When a class is full, register using the waiting list. If there is a cancellation, those on the waiting list will be moved into the class in the order they registered. We will notify you if you have been moved into the class. 
 
**Tenured teachers: You may take up to two full-credit (CCSD/UW) classes per semester.**
 
**Non-tenured teachers: Until induction requirements have been met, you may take one full-credit (CCSD/UW) class per semester in addition to one new hire induction class.**
 
**New Hires: Teachers hired this school year may take one full-credit (CCSD/UW) class per semester in addition to completing the Essentials for Teaching and Learning class.**
 

Attendance and Participation Requirements:

  • Attendance for the first class is a requirement. Exceptions may be permitted for medical or significant school-related issues.
  • Prior instructor approval for any absence is mandatory.
  • If you do not successfully complete a full-credit course due to absences or missing coursework, you will not be permitted to take any full-credit classes the following semester.

Full Credit Classes

Registration Closed -  Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Gillette
 
Tuesdays - 4:30 - 6:30
 
March 19, 26
April 2, 16, 23
 
1 CCSD credit
UW Credit Pending Approval                        
Instructor: Brooke Kilian
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
The class will provide a brief overview of the areas of special education eligibility, resources/tools (interventions) to support special education students in a variety of settings, data collection, informal assessments, referral process, and special education eligibility process.  This class will benefit both special education and general education teachers.
 
 30 Maximum Class Size
Registration Closed - Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Gillette     🛈
(21 remaining)
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Registration Closed - Beginning Sign Language 1       

Mondays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25 
April 1, 8, 15 

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits         
Instructors:  Traci Larson         

Lakeway Learning Center -  Various Rooms  

You will learn alphabet, calendar and colors along with the first portion of the SEE beginning curriculum. Lessons 1-8 will be taught. You will also learn features of signing.

Teachers will learn some basic sign to support students in the district who have a hearing disability.

30 Maximum Class Size

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Beginning Sign Language 1 🛈
(4 remaining)
Waiting List - Beginning Sign Language 1 🛈
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Registration Closed - Beginning Sign Language 2       

Thursdays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM 

February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits         
Instructors:  Traci Larson         

Lakeway Learning Center -  Various Rooms  

Continuation of Beginning Sign Language 1. Must have taken Beginning Sign Language 1 within the last 2 years.

Staff will learn features of sign and vocabulary that will enhance their teaching and interactions with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

30 Maximum Class Size

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Beginning Sign Language 2 🛈
(27 remaining)
Waiting List - Beginning Sign Language 2 🛈
(30 remaining)
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Registration Closed - Creating a Culture of Deeper Thinking 
 
Mondays - 4:15 - 7:15 PM
 
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1 
 
2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits
Instructors: Lauren Seamans & Jenny Sorenson (UW Upon Approval)

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

This course is designed for secondary content teachers in order to provide specialized instruction in literacy with special emphasis in comprehension and vocabulary to enhance secondary content teaching. The focus of this course is an examination of how our content can be enhanced with literacy strategies that use textbooks, literature, cognition, reading comprehension, comprehension strategies, formal assessments and informal assessment strategies.

In the CCSD Strategic Plan it maps out a need for a literacy framework at the secondary level. This class will support the district's reading initiative by incorporating Stephanie Harvey's comprehension strategies along with other leaders in the field.

 This class is a course option within the Induction Program!

25 Maximum Class Size

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Creating a Culture of Deeper Thinking   🛈
(7 remaining)
Waiting List - Creating a Culture of Deeper Thinking   🛈
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Registration Closed - iDiscoveries: Teaching and Learning with the iPad

Thursdays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

January 24, 31 
February 7, 21, 28

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits
Instructor(s): Cathy McGeowan & TBA 

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

This course will have participants discover the power of using the iPad to improve instruction.  As we look at different pedagogical strategies to effectively integrate the iPad into the classroom, we will consider the SAMR model, while we discuss the importance of choosing the appropriate technology.  Armed with a new focus each week, participants will create and present a lesson that links to their content standards, as well as share their personal reflections of the lesson with their classmates. Participants will leave the class discovering a personal tech integration toolbox that recognizes how to select digital tools that are appropriate for the task and that can transform learning to higher levels.  (All levels are welcome.)

*If you do not have a district issued teacher iPad, one will be loaned to you to use for duration of class.

*This class will require consistent access to a classroom setting.  Each week, participants will be required to utilize, evaluate, and discuss various technology tools introduced in the previous session.

This class is a course option within the Induction Program!

25 Maximum Class Size
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iDiscoveries:Teaching and Learning with the iPad 🛈
(2 remaining)
Waiting List - iDiscoveries:Teaching and Learning with the iPad 🛈
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iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe!

Thursdays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits
Instructor(s): Cathy McGeowan & TBA

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab  

Have you taken the iDiscoveries: Teaching and Learning with the iPad course? Are you ready to explore the use of the iPad to ignite learning in your classroom?  iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe! will empower ALL learners to take an active role in their learning.  The course will cover apps that develop creative communicators by:

  • Igniting a passion for learning through the use of the iPad
  • Strengthening communication skills with coding      
  • Problem Solving through the integration of STEM disciplines
  • Customizing audio, drawings, and videos
  • Using Virtual and Augmented Reality apps to create
  • Creating digital literacy skills through podcasting

Each week, participants will use the iPad to empower themselves and their students to iGNiTe! teaching and learning.

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • All participants MUST have successfully completed the iDiscoveries: Teaching and Learning with the iPad course.
  • The flipped component of this class requires participants to have consistent access to a classroom setting with the capability of making instructional decisions.
Participants need a district-issued iPad.  Don’t have an iPad? No worries, iPads will be available for checkout.  
 
25 Maximum Class Size
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iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe! 🛈
(10 remaining)
Waiting List - iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe! 🛈
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Registration Closed - Project Based Learning
 
Tuesday - 4:15 - 7:15 PM
                
February 26
March 12, 26
April 9, 23
May 7
 
2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits  
Instructor: Darcy Gillaspy
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
Participants will engage in an interactive, flipped class structure in which they will learn how to design Project-Based instructional units of study. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals.  This class is designed to familiarize participants with the principles of Project-Based Learning (PBL), how differentiation is supported through PBL, and strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. As a culminating activity, participants will have developed a PBL lesson/unit of study for use in their own teaching.
 
 40 Maximum Class Size
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Project Based Learning      🛈
(7 remaining)
Waiting List - Project Based Learning 🛈
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Registration Closed - Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Gillette
 
Mondays - 4:30 - 6:30
 
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25 
 
1 CCSD credit
UW Credit Pending Approval                        
Instructor: Brooke Kilian
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
The class will provide a brief overview of the areas of special education eligibility, resources/tools (interventions) to support special education students in a variety of settings, data collection, informal assessments, referral process, and special education eligibility process.  This class will benefit both special education and general education teachers.
 
 30 Maximum Class Size
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Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Gillette     🛈
(16 remaining)
Waiting List - Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Gillette      🛈
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Registration Closed - Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Wright
 
Wednesdays - 3:45 - 5:45
 
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27 
 
1 CCSD credit
UW Credit Pending Approval                        
Instructor: Brooke Kilian
 
Location - Wright
 
The class will provide a brief overview of the areas of special education eligibility, resources/tools (interventions) to support special education students in a variety of settings, data collection, informal assessments, referral process, and special education eligibility process.  This class will benefit both special education and general education teachers.
 
 30 Maximum Class Size
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Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Wright       🛈
(17 remaining)
Waiting List - Reaching the Exceptional Learner in a Variety of Educational Settings - Wright       🛈
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Action Labs

Registration Closed - Learnin'Ganza K-12

Wednesday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Janurary 30 

Instructor: PD & TBA

Lakeway Learning Center

Join us for CCSD’s 1st annual Learnin’Ganza. Similar to Technoganza, CCSD’s Edcamps are participant-driven, peer-led sharing experiences. You can expect to learn and collaborate in informal settings. Participants may choose to share, absorb, or both! Watch this video to learn more about the Edcamp format.

50 Maximum Class Size

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Learnin'Ganza K-12 🛈
(41 remaining)
Waiting List - Learnin'Ganza K-12 🛈
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Registration Closed - Literacy + Technology = Innovations in Learning!

Tuesday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

February 19

Instructor(s): Maggie Unterseher & Megan Dingman

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

This action lab will immerse learners into Professional Development from the WDE Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference. Megan, Maggie and Cathy attended the conference in November and want to share innovations in learning with you! Innovative topics include STEM, Computer Science, Digital skills, Open Education Resources and more! WDE is committed to providing opportunities for educators to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices in our Wyoming classrooms.

Additionally, The Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference will be in Gillette this fall! This would be a great opportunity to get something to take back to your classroom, as well as prepare a topic for presentation at this fall’s conference.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Literacy + Technology = Innovations in Learning! 🛈
(6 remaining)
Waiting List - Literacy + Technology = Innovations in Learning! 🛈
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Registration Closed - TechnoGanza #12

Thursday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 7 

Instructor: Cathy McGeowan & TBA

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

Join us for some speed-geeking. A fast-paced, choice driven, FuN! format where you can choose to learn more about some our favorite pieces of technology!

Wait! How will this work?

*Speed-geeking is a great way to quickly view a number of presentations and demos in a short while. At our 12th TechnoGanza, presenters will pick one of their favorite techie tools* and provide a short, focused, hands-on presentation.

*NO peeking! Sorry, you will not know the tools that will be presented until you arrive!  However, be assured, we are scheming up all kinds of great ideas that will represent a variety of grades and subject matter and of course, are engaging! Each session explores tools never presented at a previous TechnoGanza.

36 Maximum Class Size

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TechnoGanza #12 🛈
(5 remaining)
Waiting List - TechnoGanza #12 🛈
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Registration Closed - Art Attack! Arts Integration Strategies to Die For

Wednesday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 13 

Instructor: Colby Newton

Stocktrail Elementary

In this hands-on course, participants will discover the benefits of employing arts integration strategies in their teaching as they complete a variety of make-and-take activities that will be ready to use in their own classrooms as soon as they walk out the door. The goal of this course is to provide teachers with a “toolkit” of materials and strategies related to the integration of the arts. Each participant will receive a booklet and all the materials for the make-and-take activities, and one lucky winner will receive a prize box of art supplies for his or her classroom.

Integrating the arts is a research-based practice that increases students’ comprehension of the core curriculum in the areas of math, reading, and writing. Through the use of arts integration, students can more effectively meet the individual needs of their students.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Art Attack! Arts Integration Strategies to Die For 🛈
(6 remaining)
Waiting List - Art Attack! Arts Integration Strategies to Die For 🛈
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Registration Closed - Crack the Communication Connection Code: Empower and Rock Your World

Wednesday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 20 

Instructor - Deanna Braunlin

Lakeway Learning Center - Willow Room

If you can connect with others, one-on-one, in groups, or in a school setting, your sense of community improves and your ability to create teamwork increases. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and accomplish more than those who cannot connect.  

Participants will explore how to apply strategies developed by world-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell:
- Build a stronger team or classroom that connects, appreciates the communication style of others, and works well together.
- Develop the crucial skill of connecting with others.
- Learn effective strategies used by great communicators to make the most of your background, personality, natural abilities, and knowledge in order to engage your co-workers, teams, and students.
- Lead yourself and others to become more effective and inspiring communicators.

"If it is true that almost everything we become and accomplish in life is with and through other people, then the ability to connect and create a rapport with them is the most important skill we can learn." by John C. Maxwell

30 Maximum Class Size

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Crack the Communication Connection Code: Empower and Rock Your World 🛈
(8 remaining)
Waiting List - Crack the Communication Connection Code: Empower and Rock Your World 🛈
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Differentiation Access Mashup

Tuesday- 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

April 9

Instructor - Laura Buckingham

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

This action lab with be a quick review of different strategies to provide differentiation through assistive technology. Overviews of Read and Write for Google, Apple accessibility, and apps will be provided.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Differentiation Access Mashup 🛈
(14 remaining)
Waiting List - Differentiation Access Mashup 🛈
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Boardmaker Online Tutorial

Tuesday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

April 16

Instructor - Laura Buckingham

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

For those using Boardmaker Online:  this action lab will go through basics including using templates, creating activities, sharing with students, and accessing student activities on student ipads.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Boardmaker Online Tutorial 🛈
(10 remaining)
Waiting List - Boardmaker Online Tutorial 🛈
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CCSD Micro-Badging Classes

Join us for our initial professional development with micro-badging.  Badges support and honor creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, and also spark curiosity in continued professional development.

View this slideshow to learn more about this new opportunity: CCSD Micro-Badging

  • Micro-badges will be offered in 1.5 contact hour increments.  
  • Two micro-badging classes will equal one action lab credit.  
  • Our initial micro-badging offerings will be online and technology focused.  
    • Classes will be self-paced with all classes available on February 11.
    • Classwork must be completed on or before April 29.
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Docs Launch!

Class opens March 1
Ends May 13

Instructor: Amber Parsons

Online

Learn how Google Docs provides users with the ability to create, edit, and collaborate with others live on the web. Write reports, create joint project proposals, keep track of meeting notes, and more.  Additionally, the Google Docs badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Docs app.

 

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Docs Launch! 🛈
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Drawings Launch!

Class opens March 1
Ends May 13

Instructor: Darcy Gillaspy

Online

Learn about Google Drawings basic digital design functions such as editing and cropping images.  Create visuals on the ultimate blank canvas. You will learn about the most commonly used tools and uses for Google Drawings.  Additionally, the Google Drawings badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Drawings app.

 

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Drawings Launch! 🛈
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Sheets Launch!

Class opens March 1
Ends May 13

Instructor: Stacey Dickson

Online

Learn how Google Sheets allows you to organize, edit, and analyze different types of information using spreadsheets.  Additionally, the Google Sheets badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Sheets app.

 

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Sheets Launch! 🛈
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Slides Launch!

Class opens March 1
Ends May 13

Instructor: Cathy McGeowan

Online

Learn Google Slides basics such as creating, importing, editing, sharing, and collaborating on presentations.  Additionally, the Google Slides badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Slides app.

 

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Slides Launch! 🛈
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QPR Classes

New Offering!!!!  -  Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)      


May 2  - 4:15-7:15 PM

Due to low enrollment of previously offered sessions, we are only offering one more session for this Spring.  

Instructor - Jessica Diaz

Kid Clinic Building
 
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Course content also includes CCSD suicide prevention policy and recommendations for educators 

This course meets the requirements for three hours of suicide prevention training required under the Jason Flatt Act.  
 
*Please note Certified Staff will not receive Action Lab credit until they complete their 8 hours, then they will receive 3 Action Lab Credits*
 
A minimum of 4 participants must be signed up to avoid cancellation.
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New Offering!!!!  -  Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)       🛈
(9 remaining)
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Non-Credit Courses

Registration Closed - Adirondack Backpack Basket

Saturday, January 19 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Monday, January 21 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM 
Monday, January 28 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 4 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Instructor(s) -  Richard Webb & Roxanne West

Thunder Basin High School - Room 320

**This class is not being offered for credit**

Participants will make a versatile basket that can be used to carry just about anything. You will get to choose between a smaller size ($40) and a larger size ($55). The instructors will be guiding students as they concentrate on shape and creating the belly while learning to continuous weave. Packing the baskets tight, leveling the top, weaving a false rim, cutting and tucking spokes, inserting a hand carved hardwood handle, fitting the rim to basket and lashing the rim will also be skills taught during class. This is a fun class that is good for beginners, as well as, experienced basket weavers.

20 Maximum Class Size

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Adirondack Backpack Basket 🛈
(15 remaining)
Waiting List - Adirondack Backpack Basket 🛈
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Registration Closed - Barn Quilts II

Saturday, February 9 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, February 11 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, February 18 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, February 25 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Instructor(s) -  Richard Webb & Roxanne West

Thunder Basin High School - Room 320

**This class is not being offered for credit**

Barn quilts date back to the 1800's, and have made a recent revival in the home decor trend. A barn quilt is a large piece of wood that is painted to look like a quilt block. The majority of barn quilts are comprised of simple geometric shapes, like squares, rectangles and triangles and are usually painted in solid colors making them easy and fun to create. In this class students will create a 2ft x 2ft square barn quilt. - Fee $40

20 Maximum Class Size

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Barn Quilts II 🛈
(16 remaining)
Waiting List - Barn Quilts II 🛈
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Registration Closed - Farmer's Market Tote Basket

Saturday, March 9 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, March 11 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, March 18 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, March 25 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Instructor(s) -  Richard Webb & Roxanne West

Thunder Basin High School - Room 320

**This class is not being offered for credit**

In this easy-to-make-basket class, students will learn techniques for weaving, shaping their basket, creating rims and adding straps to complete their very own Farmer's Market Tote Basket - Fee $40

20 Maximum Class Size

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Farmer's Market Tote Basket 🛈
(5 remaining)
Waiting List - Farmer's Market Tote Basket 🛈
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Garden Sculpture

Saturday, April 6 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday, April 8 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, April 15 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, April 29 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Instructor(s) -  Richard Webb & Roxanne West

Thunder Basin High School - Room 320

**This class is not being offered for credit**

In this  class students will be able to choose from a variety of garden art projects that include Glass Hummingbirds, Glass Flowers, Glass Butterflies, and Glass Lanterns. Students will learn techniques in cutting glass, foiling and soldering to create beautiful pieces of garden art - Fee $60

20 Maximum Class Size

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Garden Sculpture 🛈
(8 remaining)
Waiting List - Garden Sculpture 🛈

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