Lifelong Learning at Spring Valley

Classes for fun. Classes that explore the natural world. Classes that feed your personal passions. Lifelong learning is one of Colorado Mountain College’s primary missions. Every semester, Spring Valley offers new lifelong learning opportunities that often include field excursions. Pre-trip classroom meetings are held at the campus at Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, just seven miles outside of Glenwood Springs.

Spring Valley / Roaring Fork Continuing Education Calendar

Jul
31
Fri
Choice Theory: Self Empowerment @ CMC in Carbondale
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Students will be introduced to Choice Theory, a new psychology of personal freedom, created by the late Dr. William Glasser, M.D. By learning to put Choice Theory to work in their life, students will be better able to improve relationships with the important people in their life. During class, a needs satisfying environment will be created in which students will also be taught the skills necessary to create, rather than just observe their life, leading to a greater sense of self-empowerment and well-being.

Faculty: Barbara Coddington
Meets: F • July 31, 2015 – August 7, 2015
Refund Date: July 29, 2015
Cost: $60
Syn# 92225

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Aug
3
Mon
Teaching Reading in Head Start & Pre-School @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Class Description

Students who don’t read well by second grade often find themselves referred to special education. But most of us don’t know how we learned to read and can be at a loss when young children fail to read. Experts” are not always helpful either. For example, some standards set a goal that beginning students identify and name letters of the alphabet by the end of the year. Yet the names of letters (“a” “b” “c”) are very seldom the sounds associated with letters when reading. So naming letters and singing the alphabet can even interfere with learning to read. This workshop will introduce Head Start/Pre-school teachers and paraprofessionals to a way of reading that fits the abilities of young children and engages them in a fun exploration of associating sounds with shapes and letters. Participants will be asked to fine tune the approach based on their experience with young children. (A Certificate of Completion will be available for ongoing state certification purposes.)

Faculty: TBA
Meets: M, T, W • August 3, 2015 – August 5, 2015
Refund Date: July 31, 2015
Cost: $55
Syn# 92391

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Aug
13
Thu
Mountain Orientation @ CMC in Spring Valley
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am

Students Hike in Alpine Environments on Mountain Orientation courseA concentrated field experience in the Colorado mountain environment is provided in this course. Emphasis is on backpacking skills, safety procedures, ecology, geology, geography, and group dynamics.

Class meets at Spring Valley Summit Student Center at 8:00am on Thursday, 8/13. Backcountry field trip is Thursday through the following Tuesday, 8/13-8/18. An equipment list and additional information will be emailed to students. There will be a final exam on 8/28 from 8:30am-9:20am. Backpack, sleeping bag, and tent rentals available. The supplemental course charge includes transportation, breakfasts and dinners, group camping equipment, access and campground fees. The supplemental course charge is nonrefundable. Minimum age 18.

Faculty: Johann Aberger
Meets: F, M,T,TH,F,S,SU • August 13, 2015 – August 28, 2015
Refund Date: August 17, 2015
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn# 91673

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Aug
24
Mon
Pilates Matwork I @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
Class Description

Focuses on Pilates mat work to increase core strength, overall muscle tone, and flexibility with focused and precise floor work techniques. A physical education class built upon the philosophies and exercises of Joseph Pilates.

Pilates mat work to increase core strength, overall muscle tone and flexibility with focused and precise floor work techniques. Class is built upon the philosophies and exercises of Josef Pilates.

Faculty: Marissa D. Lins
Meets: M, W • August 24, 2015 – December 9, 2015
Refund Date: September 9, 2015
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn# 93749

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Pilates Matwork I @ CMC in Carbondale
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Class Description

Focuses on Pilates mat work to increase core strength, overall muscle tone, and flexibility with focused and precise floor work techniques. A physical education class built upon the philosophies and exercises of Joseph Pilates.

Pilates mat work to increase core strength, overall muscle tone and flexibility with focused and precise floor work techniques. Class is built upon the philosophies and exercises of Josef Pilates.

Faculty: Marissa D. Lins
Meets: M, W • August 24, 2015 – December 9, 2015
Refund Date: September 9, 2015
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn# 93332

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Spanish Language I @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Aug 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:20 pm
Class Description

Develops students’ interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language. Integrates these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture.

An additional 15 hours of instructional time will be met via distance learning modules. See syllabus for more info, or contact Sara Smith at 970-947-8459. Text required.

Faculty: Dr. Sara A. Smith, Dr. Sara A. Smith
Meets: M,W • August 24, 2015 – December 9, 2015
Refund Date: September 9, 2015
Credit Hours: 5.0
Syn# 91194

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Conversational Spanish I @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Class Description

Offers beginning students the skills necessary to understand and speak Spanish. The material includes basic vocabulary, grammar, and expressions that are used in daily situations and in travel.

Text required.

Faculty: Dr. Sara A. Smith
Meets: M • August 24, 2015 – December 7, 2015
Refund Date: September 8, 2015
Credit Hours: 3.0
Syn# 91170

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Networking I: Network+ @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Class Description

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify, and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Network II: Network+.

Text required.

Faculty: Kathleen J. McVey
Meets: M • August 24, 2015 – December 7, 2015
Refund Date: September 8, 2015
Credit Hours: 3.0
Syn# 91229

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Beg/Intermediate Ballet @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Aug 24 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Class Description

Beginner/Intermediate Ballet is about learning and practicing a traditional art form in a fun and relaxed setting with great music and an engaging atmosphere. Students will learn basic and more advanced movements, get a great workout, gain strength and flexibility, and develop some musicality in the process. No prior dance experience required. A sense of humor and adventure is helpful. Wear yoga clothes and socks, or leotards and tights, and bring water. Dana Pedersen is a certified instructor with teachers from Juilliard, the American Ballet Theater, and the San Francisco Ballet.

Faculty: Dana L. Peterson
Meets: M • August 24, 2015 – December 7, 2015
Refund Date: August 21, 2015
Cost: $168
Syn# 93447

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Aug
25
Tue
Morning Conditioning @ CMC in Carbondale
Aug 25 @ 5:25 am – 6:25 am
Class Description

Are you a busy person who likes variety in your workouts? This early morning class provides a different workout each class that is fun and challenging. Use body weight, fit balls, free weights, medicine balls and bands to develop flexibility, strength and total body fitness. Tuesday option only.

Faculty: Lise Sansom
Meets: T • August 25, 2015 – December 8, 2015
Refund Date: August 21, 2015
Cost: $80
Syn# 93335

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