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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Computers, Technology, Math and Science - Fall 2018

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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iPhone Basics A                                               

Friday                                  CO183058           

1:30-3:00                             

Sept 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want to feel more comfortable and confident with your iPhone? Then this course is for you! Students will experience an interactive environment to learn the basic features of their iPhone. This course is for people who consider themselves to be true beginners in using their iPhone. More advanced users should register for Intermediate iPhone. Students will need an iPhone, Apple ID and Apple Password. The atmosphere is very patient, and everyone will learn something in this course!

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Introduction to iTunes A                                             

Thursday                                            CO183116           

9:30-11:00                          

Sept 27, Oct 4

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Though it may have started out simply as a way to play CDs and MP3s on a computer, iTunes is now much more than that. iTunes is a complex and powerful tool, which means there is a lot to know about it. This class will cover the basics, including ripping and burning music, managing playlists and using iTunes with your Apple device.

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Fibonacci and the Divine Ratio                                 

Thursday                                            CO183096           

1:30-3:00                             

Sept 27

Instructor(s): James Calpin

This course is an update to a previous offering that dealt with The Divine or Golden Ratio that stemmed from the Mathematical Series discovered by Fibonacci in the Middle Ages and is still explored today. Students will continue finding applications in Art, Architecture, Science, and Nature and plot the spiral that results from this ratio known as "PHI".

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Intermediate iPhone and iPad A                                             

Friday                                  CO183092           

1:30-3:00                             

Oct 5, 12, 19

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want to further your knowledge and use of your iPhone or iPad? Join this course for interactive learning and practice. Each of the three classes will cover different material; and, as a result, students will get a lot more out of their iPhones and iPads. This course is for those who have confidence in their current use of their iPhone or iPad and want to learn more. This course is not for beginners, and students need to bring their iPhone or iPad, Apple ID and Apple Password.

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Microsoft Word: The Basics                                       

Monday                                              CO183001           

9:30-11:00                          

Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 19

Instructor(s): Joanna Lurie

Create smart looking documents. Learn to edit and format paragraphs; insert tabs and bullets; copy, cut and paste text. Add headers and footers, change fonts, build tables, use columns and set print parameters. Save your work where you can find it again! The class is informal and there is always time for questions. This is a hands-on course, so please bring your laptop. A limited number of laptops will be available for students without laptops. This course is informal, and there is always time for questions.

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Neurobiology of Aging: Focus on Alzheimer's Disease                                  

Tuesday                                              CO183068           

9:30-10:30                          

Oct 16

Instructor(s): Karen Bell

This introduction to the neurobiology of aging will focus on a discussion of the latest scientific information related to the protein tau, involved in many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's Disease. This is an advanced lecture that encourages audience members to have a minimum understanding of current biological principles, as it will focus on the genetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurodegenerative disease.

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Introduction to Twitter A                                            

Tuesday                                              CO183120           

11:30-12:30                        

Oct 16

Instructor(s): Linda Lyles

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. On Twitter, you'll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. But just what is Twitter for? How does it work? And how do you get started using it? Whether you want to start using Twitter yourself or just want to know what it is, this beginner-level course will help untangle the mysteries of this social networking site.

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Smartphone Photography 101 A                                              

Friday                                  CO183118           

12:00-1:00                          

Oct 19

Instructor(s): Amber Murray

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course will explore how to shoot, edit, send and organize photos with an Android or iPhone smartphone. Students should bring a smartphone for this hands-on learning experience.

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Exploring the Internet                                  

Tuesday                                              CO183057           

9:30-11:00                          

Oct 23, 30

Instructor(s): Lewis Levi

This course aims to answer the following questions: “What is the Internet and how does it work?”, “How can I better use my web browser (Internet Explorer or Chrome) to surf or explore the Internet?”, “What are the benefits of using the Internet in my everyday life?”, and “How can I do this safely?” Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other internet-capable device; however, all students will benefit from the information presented.

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Introduction to 3D Printing                                        

Thursday                                            CO183073           

10:00-11:00                        

Oct 25

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you heard about 3D printing but not had the opportunity to really learn about it yet? 3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. Come see a 3D printer in action and learn about the science of 3D printing, how it works, what scientists, engineers and regular folks are using it for, and how you can get started designing your own objects. There will be ample time for questions and answers!

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Introduction to Twitter B                                            

Thursday                                            CO183121           

11:30-12:30                        

Nov 1

Instructor(s): Linda Lyles

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. On Twitter, you'll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. But just what is Twitter for? How does it work? And how do you get started using it? Whether you want to start using Twitter yourself or just want to know what it is, this beginner-level course will help untangle the mysteries of this social networking site.

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iPhone Basics B                                               

Friday                                  CO183059           

1:30-3:00                             

Nov 2, 9, 16

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want to feel more comfortable and confident with your iPhone? Then this course is for you! Students will experience an interactive environment to learn the basic features of their iPhone. This course is for people who consider themselves to be true beginners in using their iPhone. More advanced users should register for Intermediate iPhone. Students will need an iPhone, Apple ID and Apple Password. The atmosphere is very patient, and everyone will learn something in this course!

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Introduction to 3D Printing                                        

Thursday                                            CO183074           

10:00-11:00                        

Nov 15

Instructor(s): Ben Strohm

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Have you heard about 3D printing but not had the opportunity to really learn about it yet? 3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. Come see a 3D printer in action and learn about the science of 3D printing, how it works, what scientists, engineers and regular folks are using it for, and how you can get started designing your own objects. There will be ample time for questions and answers!

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Introduction to iTunes B                                              

Friday                                  CO183117           

9:30-11:00                          

Nov 16, 30

Instructor(s): Mel Kauffman

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Though it may have started out simply as a way to play CDs and MP3s on a computer, iTunes is now much more than that. iTunes is a complex and powerful tool, which means there is a lot to know about it. This class will cover the basics, including ripping and burning music, managing playlists and using iTunes with your Apple device.

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Smartphone Photography 101 B                                               

Friday                                  CO183119           

12:00-1:00                          

Nov 16

Instructor(s): Amber Murray

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. This course will explore how to shoot, edit, send and organize photos with an Android or iPhone smartphone. Students should bring a smartphone for this hands-on learning experience.

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In-Home Technology: Systems and Maintenance                                            

Monday                                              CO183115           

9:30-11:00                          

Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

Instructor(s): John G. DeMajo

This course is designed to give the average homeowner a basic understanding of the systems in a typical home and how to keep them maintained and functioning economically. Every homeowner should know what goes on behind the scenes in their HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as have a basic understanding of home maintenance so as to not fall prey to unscrupulous contractors. Students will explore subjects such as replacing a light switch, electrical outlet, repairing a leaky toilet or dripping faucet, differences in roofing systems, masonry and types of foundation and building construction.

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Intermediate iPhone and iPad B                                              

Friday                                  CO183093           

1:30-3:00                             

Nov 30, Dec 7, 14

Instructor(s): Mark A. Grubbs

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. Want to further your knowledge and use of your iPhone or iPad? Join this course for interactive learning and practice. Each of the three classes will cover different material; and, as a result, students will get a lot more out of their iPhones and iPads. This course is for those who have confidence in their current use of their iPhone or iPad and want to learn more. This course is not for beginners, and students need to bring their iPhone or iPad, Apple ID and Apple Password.

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