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  • "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story" Film Screening and Discussion

    "Startling, spunky documentary" (New York Times.) "Funny, shocking, fascinating" (Los Angeles Times). "Hugely entertaining...will leave audiences gobsmacked" (Variety.) We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. What they find is truly shocking. Learn more at https://www.foodwastemovie.com/. Brought to you in partnership with the City of Edina's Energy and Environment Commission.
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED

    Come and join us for this two-part class where participants will learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to sudden illnesses. Part 1 includes cardiac and breathing emergencies, and Part 2 includes first aid emergencies (such as stroke, seizure, diabetic emergencies, environmental situations, anaphylaxis, asthma, and shock). Students will gain knowledge and skills that are needed in order to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether to seek advanced medical care. Students are required to accurately demonstrate skills and pass a written evaluation with a score of 80% in order to gain certification. (Please let instructor know of any special needs regarding written evaluation so that arrangements can be made.) Red Cross Certification is valid for two years.
  • Autism 101

    Edina Community Education is partnering with Fraser, Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services, to present two workshops for parents and community members. This workshop provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for families and professionals to gain a better understanding of the characteristics of ASD and the interventions that promote success. Tools and strategies will be presented that address organization, communication, sensory challenges, behavior and emotional regulation. Participants will be better equipped to deal with the emotional challenges of the diagnosis and learn about community resources for their child and family. Presenter: Kriss Sjostrom, MA LPCC, Mental Health Professional. Prior to joining Fraser’s School-based Mental Health team in Edina Public Schools, Kriss was an outpatient clinician for 5 years in Fraser’s Autism Center of Excellence program in Eden Prairie, where she supported clients diagnosed with Autism and their families.
  • Ballroom Dance Series

    Tired of watching? This course is for you! Experience the thrill of four classic ballroom dances. You'll find yourself whirling with the Waltz, rotating to Rumba, floating through the Foxtrot, and tantalizing your partner with the Tango. With expert guidance from a three-time ballroom dance champion, you'll be dancing before you know it.
  • Beaver Believers

    The Beaver Believers is a feature documentary that tells the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists - a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser - who share a common vision: restoring the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, bucktoothed little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West. The Beaver Believers encourage us to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that seeks to partner with the natural world rather than overpower it. As a keystone species, beaver enrich their ecosystems, creating the biodiversity, complexity, and resiliency our watersheds need to absorb the impacts of climate change. Beavers can show us the way and do much of the work for us, if only we can find the humility to trust the restorative power of nature and our own ability to play a positive role within it. Shot in 8 western states, Mexico, and Canada, through desert drought, raging wild fires, forceful floods, and wetland tranquility, this film will change the way you think about climate change and inspire you to take a bite out of the challenges we face, one stick at a time.
  • Bookkeeping Certificate

    THESE ARE ONLINE COURSES How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE 1. Understanding Debits and Credits (1st month) 2. General Ledger and Month End Procedures (2nd month) 3. Closing Procedures and Financial Statements (3rd month) Each course above opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because they are offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Certificate in Mastering Excel

    THESE ARE ONLINE COURSES A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE 1. Mastering Microsoft Excel (1st month) 2. Intermediate Excel (2nd month) 3. Advanced Excel (3rd month) Each course above opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because they are offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Certificate in Presentation Media

    THESE ARE ONLINE COURSES Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message, but often make your message successful. You will be exposed to a powerful, concise way to present information using Infographics. Learn the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then, discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE 1. Infographics (1st month) 2. Photoshop for Presentations (2nd month) 3. Graphic Design for Visual Presentations (3rd month) Each course above opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because they are offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Certificate in Web Design

    THESE ARE ONLINE COURSES Online users say a website’s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today’s market of highly saturated digital competition. First discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. The No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. After the first course you will have the info you need to plan and design effective web pages. Then find out how to create effective and dynamic websites/applications. Take away a functioning web application hosted on a web server that is both accessible and Search Engine Optimized. Finally, learn about responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework. Plus explore CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks. COURSE SCHEDULE 1. Introduction to Web Design (1st month) 2. Intermediate Web Design (2nd month) 3. Advanced Web Design (3rd month) Each course above opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because they are offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Digital Marketing Certificate

    THESE ARE ONLINE COURSES Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising. Relevant for any type of organization, including businesses, companies, non-profits, and government agencies. No eMarketing experience or expertise is necessary. If you are already at an advanced level, your instructors are experts and can provide the latest most advanced information and answer your toughest questions. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 Price in USD $495.00 COURSE SCHEDULE 1. Improving Email Promotions (1st month) 2. Boosting Your Website Traffic (2nd month) 3. Online Advertising (3rd month) Each course above opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because they are offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Disciplina Positiva

    Disciplina Positiva es para aquellos padres que están buscando herramientas de crianza que motiven a sus hijos a pensar por sí mismos, a hacerse más responsables y a mostrar más respeto por ellos y por los demás. Las enseñanzas de Disciplina Positiva son a base de métodos sin castigo y sin permisividad que construyen relaciones saludables y mantienen las vías de comunicación abiertas con los hijos. Positive Discipline is for parents who are looking for long-term parenting skills that will encourage their children to think for themselves, become more responsible, and have greater respect for themselves and others. The teachings of Positive Discipline are filled with non-punitive and non-permissive methods that will build relationships and keep the lines of communication open. NOTE: This class is taught in Spanish.
  • Everyday Stress or Anxiety Disorder?

    NOTE: The date for this presentation was wrong in our print catalog. The correct date is Feb 24. Edina Community Education is partnering with Fraser, Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services, to present two workshops for parents and community members. This presentation provides an overview of the differences and relationship between stress and anxiety, and highlights common types of anxiety disorders among children and teens. Participants will gain awareness of common sources of stress in today’s world, and will learn strategies adults can employ to help youth (and themselves!) to more effectively manage stress and cope with anxiety. Presenter: Dr. Aric Jensen is a licensed psychologist and Sr. Director of Mental Health at Fraser. Dr. Jensen has been involved in the ongoing implementation and growth of the school-based mental health partnership between Edina Public Schools and Fraser.
  • Facebook for Business

    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE Find out what goes on behind the scenes of Facebook Pages and how to increase the chance that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an introductory class but it will be helpful to have some basic knowledge of the platform. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 One Month Course This course opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because it is offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Google Analytics

    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors. A must for anyone serious about leveraging more success from their website. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 One month course This course opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because it is offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate

    THESE ARE ONLINE COURSES The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required. COURSE SCHEDULE 1. Adobe Illustrator Essentials (1st month) 2. Adobe Photoshop Essentials (2nd month) 3. Advanced InDesign Essentials (3rd month) Each course above opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because they are offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Guided Meditation for Stress Reduction

    Discover how a short guided meditation can ease stress and make you feel more at peace. Also discover the power of meditating in a group. No prior experience necessary. All levels welcome. Chairs will be provided.
  • History Series with Dan Hartman-Brooklyn Bridge

    History Series featuring Dan Hartman Edina Community Education is partnering with The Edina Senior Center to bring you four history presentations. Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge is the greatest bridge ever built on the east coast of America. It is a suspension bridge in New York City. Started in 1869 and completed fourteen years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River.
  • History Series with Dan Hartman-Leatherstocking Tales and James Fenimore Cooper

    History Series featuring Dan Hartman Edina Community Education is partnering with The Edina Senior Center to bring you four history presentations. Leatherstocking Tales and James Fenimore Cooper The complete Leatherstocking Tales (The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers and The Prairie) during the French and Indian War will be discussed as well as the life of James Fenimore Cooper.
  • History Series with Dan Hartman-Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934

    History Series featuring Dan Hartman Edina Community Education is partnering with The Edina Senior Center to bring you four history presentations. Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 The Minneapolis General Strike of 1934 grew out of a strike by Teamsters against most of the trucking companies operating in Minneapolis, a major distribution center for the Upper Midwest. The strike was in the Market District, the modern day Minneapolis Warehouse District.
  • Instagram for Business

    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE With over 100 million users, Instagram is a marketing gold mine. Discover ways to have your audience generate excellent content for you. Build your community while doing it. Learn how to make hashtags work for you, how to make and keep your followers happy and how a small input can cause exponential growth. We'll also explore Do's and Don'ts of Instagram to get you on the fast track to success. Make the most of Instagram and lead your business to unending exposure. An android or iOS device is needed to take full advantage of the exercises in this class. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 One Month Course This course opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because it is offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Lunch and Literature

    Enjoy reading books? Like the idea of a book club, but feeling leery about having to agree to read the same book as everyone else in the group each month? Join us for a casual lunch conversation and connect with other book nerds. Come with the list of books on your night stand, sharpen your skills in talking about what you did and didn't like about them (and why), and leave with inspiration for the coming months. Bring your own bag lunch and beverage. We'll provide the sweet treat to bookmark our conversation until we meet again. Free, but please register to help us plan.
  • Mah Jongg

    This introductory course to American MahJongg will show you everything we’ve learned to love about the wonderful world of “MAHJ” - the snacks, the chat, and, of course the game! In this four-part series you will learn the basics, be able to ask questions, and get plenty of practice. Soon you will master this exciting and challenging game of skill, strategy, and luck. MahJongg is an excellent way to bond with family and friends, create community, and keep you quick on your toes! No equipment needed, just come pull up a chair and join us! (More info on the supplies you will need to play on your own will be provided in class.) NOTE: We had an error in our print catalog. The first session of Mah Jongg meets Wednesdays, Jan 15-Feb 5.
  • Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace

    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 One Month Course This course opens the first Monday of the month that it is offered. Because it is offered online, you can go at your own pace. It's easy to work ahead within the course or make up work if you're out of town one week. You register through Edina Community Ed and then are given access to the course the Wednesday/Thursday before the class starts.
  • Nature Therapy

    Nature Therapy is sometimes referred to as ecotherapy. Put down your phone, close your lap top, leave your concerns behind and take a beautiful Saturday morning drive to Wirth Park. Just 7 miles and 12 minutes from the Edina area lies one of Minneapolis's most beautiful parks, The Eloise Butler Wildlife Garden and Bird Sanctuary. Whether you are a practiced meditator, a curious beginner or simply a nature enthusiast longing for a quiet experience, this spring workshop is for you. Guided by Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Laurie LoPesio. Learn techniques for improving your own mental and physical health via your presence within these magical and adventurous outdoor surroundings. We will meet at parking lot #2 on the map. Follow this link: https://www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org/pages/gardeninfob.html Dress for the weather and wear muck-friendly shoes or boots.