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Colson Participates in National Forum...

Sandy Colson, Programs Manager for CWUs Office of Continuing Education, will participate in a panel discussion titled "The Washington Model for Business & Industry Teacher Preparation" on Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at 1:15pm at the ACTE Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Posted on 12/11/2002




Featured Web Courses!

The CWU Office of Continuing Education announces the following special Web Courses will be offered for teachers during Winter Quarter, 2003: The Life of a Teacher, Character Education I, and Integrating Academic Service Learning. Convenience is what makes Web Courses the perfect professional development solution for busy educators. Check these courses out and register today!

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Posted on 11/26/2002




C.A.L.L. Luncheon Lecture Series begins!

The Central Association for Lifelong Learning (C.A.L.L.) begins its annual Luncheon Lecture Series. This year's series includes speakers on Habitat for Humanity, Northwest Public Radio, wind farms in Kittitas County - pro and con, and senior advocacy.

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Posted on 10/16/2002




Computer-based Courses!

ESD Online offers convenient, computer-based, professional development courses for teachers and administrators. CD-ROM or Web-based courses may be the perfect solution to meet the recertification or pay scale advancement needs of busy, working education professionals.

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Posted on 8/9/2002




Construction Begins!

The Office of Continuing Education is pleased to announce that construction has begun on its Mobile Technology Classroom for the Open Spaces Technology Center (OSTC). The mobile classroom will be a custom-built, 37-foot Winnebago, outfitted with a networked, 12-station computer classroom.

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Posted on 7/9/2002




Career Switcher Program!

The CWU Office of Continuing Education is starting a unique teacher certification program that enables engineering and math professionals to transition into teaching careers. This unique post-baccalaureate program will start this fall at CWU's Lynnwood Center.

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Posted on 7/1/2002




Taiwanese Paramedics to Train at CWU

CWU welcomes a team of paramedics from Taiwan who will be spending ten days in Washington studying with area experts. The staff of CWU's paramedic program, as well as the Ellensburg, Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C. Fire Departments, will be providing education and training to the visiting emergency response professionals.

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Posted on 6/26/2002




Position Announcements!

The Office of Continuing Education has three job openings:

· Project Coordinator - OSTC
· Training Specialist - OSTC
· Cornerstone Coordinator - College in the High School

Click on the link below for more information on these and other current job openings.

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Posted on 5/31/2002




Certificate Program -- First in State to be Approved

CWU's certificate program in Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation is the first of its kind in the state to be approved by the State Board of Education. Individuals with business or industry experience who want to become teachers in a high school or skill center may obtain their career and technical education teacher certificate through CWU.

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Posted on 5/24/2002




Project TEACH to Improve Science and Math Education

CWU and Green River Community College have joined forces to help improve science and math teaching in the elementary schools. Project TEACH is the result of a project funded by the National Science Foundation that will enhance the math and science education of pre-service teachers.

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Posted on 5/9/2002




Grand Opening of Public Computer Lab!

The Open Spaces Technology Center and the City of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation Department are hosting an open house at the grand opening of the new computer lab in the Youth and Community Center.

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Posted on 5/6/2002




Technology Services for Non-Profit Organizations

Technology education, support and strategic planning will be available for area non-profit and government agencies in May. Funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ellensburg is the first rural community to benefit from this program. NPower, a Seattle-based organization that makes technology training available to non-profits, will provide the services through Ellensburg's Open Spaces Technology Center.

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Posted on 4/25/2002




P.E.A.K.!

The Physical Education Activity Kaleidoscope - It's all about new ideas and innovative approaches to teaching and assessing in the gym and classroom! P.E.A.K. is a one-day, professional development workshop for P.E. teachers. Participants will learn more about health and fitness instruction and participate in physical activities designed to illustrate innovative ways to integrate assessment into their classes. May 4, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Ellensburg campus. Contact Courtney McClary at (509)963-1504 or (800)720-4503.

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Posted on 4/15/2002




OSTC offers Computer Courses

CWU's Open Spaces Technology Center is offering to the public a wide range of office productivity courses including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint at the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Courses will be taught at WorkSource Kittitas County, located at 401 E. Mountain View in Ellensburg. For a full list of courses, pricing, and registration information visit the OSTC website or call the CWU Office of Continuing Education at 963-1504.

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Posted on 3/28/2002




SafeWorker Project Established

A new, innovative approach in health and safety training would benefit local employers and employees. The pilot project, called SafeWorker, seeks to merge resources of three partnering groups: WorkSource, the WorkSafe Institute of Washington and employers.

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Posted on 2/1/2002




CWU, Community Partnership Receives $283,971 Grant

A partnership between Central Washington University and several local organizations resulted in a $283,971 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the establishment of the "Open Spaces Technology Center."

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Posted on 1/1/2002




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