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Adult & Community Education

Welcome!

The Keystone Central School District is pleased to be able to offer its facilities and instructors to help meet the educational needs of the community. We offer a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities designed for personal enrichment, job retraining, or skill enhancement. Please check back often as these educational opportunities are changing and expanding. 

Evening Classes: Evening classes will be offered several times a year in a variety of areas. Some of the classes being planned for spring of 2023 include: Mastercam Milling, Introduction to Knitting, Can-do-Crafty Cards, Introduction to Astrology, and Barn Quilt painting. Most classes are held at Central Mountain High School on Tuesday or Thursday nights from 6 to 8 pm. Costs vary for each class.   For an updated schedule, call the Adult Education Office at (570) 893-4900 x 4301 or email Becky Conklin at rconklin@kcsd.k12.pa.us.

All classes are held at the high school in various rooms, participants will be notified of directions to park and get to your class, through email or phone call the week prior to the class. 

The Keystone Central Adult & Community Education Program is always looking for ideas for future programs.  If you have suggestions or are in need of a specific type of training, please contact Becky Conklin at the above phone number or email.

 

2023 Spring Adult Education Classes Available - some basic information is still being decided on, the website will continue to be updated as decisions are made.

  • Can-Do-Crafty Cards - Instructor Elaine Barth is back again to share spring all occasion cards. This fun class will guide you step by step to make fun and beautiful handmade cards in this make-n-take class. Starter kits and instructions will be provided. No Cricut needed. Tuesdays March 21 to April 4, 2023, from 6-8:00pm in the Horticulture building. Cost is $35.00/per person.
  • Introduction to Knitting - Instructed by Rebecca Gugino, participants will learn basic knitting skills in a group setting. Each participant will receive a pair of knitting needles and a skein of yarn to keep and create a basic scarf. Come and be a part of this group learning from each other and working together on a new skill. The class will be held Monday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Horticulture Building.  Cost is $30.00/per person.
  • Mastercam Milling - This course will introduce participants to basic MasterCAM milling applications. The course will focus on CAD CAM capabilities within MasterCAM using two-dimensional geometry and tool path creation. Participants will produce a custom set of coasters for their final project. All tooling, project materials and learning matertials are included. The class will be taught by Jeremy Schneider. No prerequisite needed. Tuesdays and Thursdays March 7 to March 23. Cost is $99.00 per person.  
  • Barn Quilt Painting - Instructor Heidi Bohnert will walk you through painting your own 2'x2' barn quilt. Choose your own colors and design from several options and make your barn quilt all your own. Monday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Horticulture building. Cost is $45.00 per person.
  • Introduction to Herbalism - A three-week introduction course which includes plant-based healing, how to prepare herbs for culinary and medicinal purposes, and how to grow your own medicine garden. Instructor Sue Morris is the owner of a local business Sue's Salves that crafts organic herbal and aromatherapy products. She will walk you through basic concepts of how common herbs can benefit your everyday life. Thursdays April 20th to May 4th 6:00 - 8:00pm. $60.00/per person.
  • Introduction to Astrology - Astrology is a language that can inform and enhance the way we understand and interact with other people. There are few languages so universally useful. Utilizing in part, the birth charts of class participants, we will meet the planets, houses and signs in a dynamic way that will give students confidence to begin to use astrology as a lens to better understand themselves and their relationships. Instructor Terry Johnson is a certified
    professional astrologer and teacher with 20 years of experience. Wednesdays from March 15th to April 19th. $120.00/person
  • Befriend your Inner Artist - Local Artist Marianne Olivo will walk you step-by-step through 4 Nature-inspired art classes. Train your eyes to see details in Nature like never before, while rediscovering your artistic intuition. Enjoy 1&1/2 hours of mixed media painting and drawing in a relaxed atmosphere. Beginners welcome! Each participant will go home with four completed projects, watercolor crayons, and colored pencils (supply value of $40.00) Thursdays March 9th to March 30th 6:30 - 8:00pm. $100.00/per person.

  • FamilySearch 101: Finding Your Roots Using FamilySearch - A 2-hour course to help participants find their ancestral roots using free FamilySearch software on the internet. This course will include some lecture material but mostly it will be hands-on activities designed to help participants discover their own lineage and pedigree. Participants will create a free account in the FamilySearch™ system and use it to search for their ancestors. This is an introductory course for persons who have not used FamilySearch before. The course is especially tailored for persons whose families have lived in the United States for several generations or more. Participants need to bring a laptop (and smartphone if possible).  Also bring the full names, birth dates, and death dates of several immediate relatives (Father, Mother, Grandfather, Grandmother, etc.) who have died. Instructors: Mark & Susan Fredrickson. Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 in the NRM Room. $10.00/person. Space is limited, please register asap. 

  • Beginner Fiddle Class. Bring your fiddle and bow, Lessons are in tablature and standard notation, and pick up skills to play. Instructor Linda Danis will walk you through step by step over a period of six weeks. Last lesson you will be able to play a few square dance songs. If you haven’t played for a while, bring your fiddle and bow and renew your love to play. If you are looking for a fiddle, please message Linda Danis at wjdanis304@comcast.net. Monday, March 13 to Monday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00pm (Monday, April 10 will be a break for Easter) in the NRM Room. $60/person

     

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Examples of Barn Quilt Paintings.

 

 

Highly Qualified training to meet Title 1 Requirements

KCSD is offering online courses to prepare for the Title 1 compliant assessments. Each of the self-paced 13 courses takes about 45 to 60 minutes to complete and include a short assessment test and completion certification. After completion you will be able to take the practice assessments and the two Title 1 compliant assessments. The cost is $85 which includes the 13 courses, practice assessments and the two Title 1 compliant assessments. For more information email rconklin@kcsd.us or call the ACE office at 570-893-4900 x 4301.

The courses include:

Supporting Instruction,
• Title 1 Reading
• Title 1 Writing
• Title 1 Mathematics
 
Reading Skills
• Title 1 Narrative Texts
• Title 1 Informative Texts
• Title 1 Decoding Language & Utilizing Layout
 
Writing Skills
• Title 1 Parts of Speech & Effective Sentences
• Title 1 Mechanics of Writing
 
Mathematics Skills
• Title 1 Understanding the Basic Skills
• Title 1 Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages
• Title 1 Basic Algebra • Title 1 Basic Geometry
• Title 1 Basic Data Analysis
 

Title 1 Compliant Assessments

  1. Reading, Writing, & Math—Instructional Support. Evaluates the ability to support reading, writing, and math instruction.
  2. Reading, Writing, & Math—Knowledge & Applications. Evaluates knowledge & skills to solve problems in reading, writing, and math.