Non-Credit Workshops

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Non-credit continuing education courses in the form of workshops help you learn new skills for personal or professional development or explore a topic of interest. From time to time, professional development opportunities are also available through conferences.

Full Non-Credit Workshop Listing

Current non-credit workshops include:

Business

Certified Business Advisor® Certificate

Community

Making Meaning of May 4: The Kent State Shootings In American History - Free Course

This course will provide fact-based information about the events leading up to, during and in the aftermath of the May 4, 1970, shootings. Participants are encouraged to draw their own conclusions from the facts as they participate in discussion of the class materials. Please note that you must attend all three sessions of the course.

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Senior Guest Program

The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents age 60 years and older to attend regular university classes tuition-free on a space-available basis.

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Education

Collaborative Leadership: Transforming K-12 Teaching & Learning

A year-long advanced leadership certificate to personalize student learning by integrating pedagogy, implementation science, and technology.

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English for Professional Purposes

Summer 2020 English for Professional Purposes has been canceled. 

Designed for international professionals who want to improve their confidence and accuracy with the English language. 

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Jump Right In: Recorder

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

An accessible aural-skills approach to music instruction that progresses sequentially to performing, reading, and writing music with comprehension. The workshop is appropriate for instrumental, general, and vocal educators at all levels, and features the 2020 revision of The Instrumental Series for Recorder.

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Lifebanc – Education is Lifesaving

Created to assist Ohio educators, this free workshop, offered by Lifebanc, makes it easy to learn and teach students about organ, eye and tissue donation. Covering everything from the donation process, benefits and needs, and registration, this workshop is meant to help teachers enhance classroom learning and to prepare students to make an informed decision.

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Methods in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Students will participate in immersive experiences in various aspects of instrumental jazz: improvisation, ensemble rehearsal techniques, history of Jazz, and composition/arranging. They will also join in a nightly jam session to experience the applicable aspects of jazz music.

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Methods in Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Experience performing as a member of a rock band while examining the pedagogy of this type of ensemble. Workshop participants will learn techniques for coaching rock ensembles in the K-12 environment including selecting repertoires and equipment, amplifying instruments, and recording/editing performances.

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Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process.

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RCET Workshops

The Research Center for Educational Technology serves as the flagship center for research, policy, and practice related to cutting-edge technologies in teaching and learning.

Recharge your teaching toolkit & earn CEUs online. Offering a series of fully online mini-courses that offer with to explore, share, & produce best tech practices with educators across the country.

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Tropical Field Biology and Conservation – Costa Rica

An adventure into the world of tropical ecology and conservation, designed to introduce students to many of the major issues in this field.

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Public Health

Lifebanc – Education is Lifesaving

Created to assist Ohio educators, this free workshop, offered by Lifebanc, makes it easy to learn and teach students about organ, eye and tissue donation. Covering everything from the donation process, benefits and needs, and registration, this workshop is meant to help teachers enhance classroom learning and to prepare students to make an informed decision.

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Ohio Registered Sanitarium Exam Preparation

This course is designed to assist those who will be taking the Ohio Registered Sanitarian Exam, in their studies and review of pertinent material for the exam. It has narrated review lectures, resources, and practice exam questions available as part of the course. The course includes hundreds of practice exam questions that cover all of the exam content areas.

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Public Health Accreditation Board Basics

The course covers the steps that state, local and tribal health departments are required to take to prepared for and meet the PHAB accreditation standards. It is intended for PHAB coordinators and other health department staff involved in the accreditation process. In addition to explaining the prerequisites and accreditation requirements the course provides access to other PHAB resources.

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Technology

FANUC Robot Training

This course covers the tasks that an operator, technician, engineer or programmer needs to understand to set up, record, and/or troubleshoot programs on a FANUC Robotics HandlingTool Software Package. You will learn to: power up and job the robot; Teach Frames; recover from common program and robot faults; execute production operations; create, modify, and executive a material handling program; create and execute MACROs; monitor, force, and simulate input and output signals; backup and restore individual programs and files.

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UAV Training and Part 107 Testing

Receive hands-on training mixed with part 107 test prep to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test with confidence. A seminar geared toward professionals interested in using UAVs within their industry. Participants train at Kent State University’s airport, among peers in a four-day course. Attendees receive instruction to prepare prior to attending the class to ensure success on the written exam. On day four of the course, you will take the written exam.

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Youth

Art Enrichment

By combining art studio activities with discussions of art as it relates to different time periods and cultures, students come to better understand the world of art. Students are organized by cross-age groupings and work with a variety of media to develop their individual art skills. Art Enrichment is a student teacher education program at Kent State University.

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