Calling all Educators! – Earn CPDU's
Enhance your professional development that directly affects teaching and learning. Take your knowledge back to the classroom and share it with your students. Earn CPDUs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking a class for CPDU's. CEU's for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors may also be available.
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HOLLY LAZZERINI-MATHUR has 20+ years of experience in the field of special education and has been teaching in this field for several years . She has a Masters degree in regular and special education administration specializing in various areas of impairments.
Bipolar Behavior Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities
We will focus on ways to better identify, characterize and adapt the classroom, home & school environment, and curriculum to enhance and accelerate learning. 4 CPDU's and 4 CEU's for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors.
SOC 010 RV1 Holly Lazzerini-Mathur $55
9/10-10/1 T 6:00-7:30 pm 4 Sessions
RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room 119
Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD),
Visually Impaired (VI), & Hearing Impaired (HI)
The focus of this course will be on understanding the causes, identifying the characteristic of the disability. For example, to identify if someone has a visual impairment and how to adapt and accommodate to better enhance and accelerate their learning.
SOC 010 RV2 Holly Lazzerini-Mathur $55
10/8-10/29 T 6:00-7:30 pm 4 Sessions
RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room 141
Medical & Community Interpreter Training
The “Equal Footing” training prepares individuals to work as community and medical interpreters. The instructor, Saúl Arteaga, is a certified legal and medical interpreter. This seminar focuses on critical concepts for interpreting in the medical and community settings, providing participants with a guide to identifying the setting at hand and empowering them to approach each communicative event professionally by observing established strategies and codes of conduct in the field. Specific topics addressed will include the fundamentals of professional interpreting, the role of the interpreter in medical and community settings, the Codes of Ethics proposed by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) as well as ethical dilemmas based on these Codes of Ethics. Participants will have opportunity to practice and implement interpreting techniques in small groups, to listen to and critique recordings of interpreting scripts, and to record and critique their own renditions.
Prospective participants for this training are those interested in entering the field as professional interpreters and all interpreters seeking to refresh and enhance their skills. Participants must be proficient in English and at least one other language and be familiar with basic medical and social services terminology. Some scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. NOTE: (Students will need to purchase textbook, digital voice recording device and recording of interpreting scripts-approximate cost is $100.) The training includes a four-hour practicum that will provide participants with hands-on experience in the field. 40 CEU’s for Social Workers.
COM 040 RV Saul Arteaga $350
9/23-12/9 M 5:00-8:00pm 12 Sessions
RVC Student Center Room 1224
ACT Test Preparation Workshops
The ACT is the college admissions exam that is given four times a year. Every high school student takes the ACT in April of their junior year. Students who take the ACT “cold” are at a disadvantage in competing for college/university admission and scholar- ships. The next ACT exam will be given on October 26. These workshops will help prepare you to become familiar with the test and question style and learn strategies and techniques in each of the four subject areas. Reduce test anxiety, develop strategies for getting your best score and become more familiar with the test format. The class includes 6 hours of math, 3 hours of science and 3 hours of English\reading. Bring a calculator.
SPC 019 RV Mark Anderson $110
10/8-10/24 TTh 5:00-7:00pm 6 Sessions
RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room 142
(1 Credit) This class is designed to develop competency in basic mathematical skills required in business. Students will learn and understand the importance of a working knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percents used in a business career. Review and improve your math skills while building a solid foundation for achieving success in further math courses. Purchase text book at RVC Bookstore.
MTH 010 RV Dwayne Collins $89
9/10-9/26 TTh 6:00-8:30pm 6 Sessions
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1104
Math Refresher II – Intro to Algebra
(1 Credit) If you need a jump start into college algebra, or just want to improve your math scores on college entrance exams or a pre-employment test, this class is for you! This class is a continuation of Math Refresher I and utilizes the same text book. It is designed to further develop basic mathematical skills while laying the foundation for Algebra. Students will be introduced to algebraic equations and develop the skills necessary to solve such equations as they relate to everyday business solutions. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text as Math Refresher.)
MTH 010 RV2 Dwayne Collins $89
10/1-10/17 TTh 6:00-8:30pm 6 Sessions
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1104
(1 Credit) Solidify your understanding of the basic concepts of algebra to equip yourself with the skills necessary to score at higher levels for employment tests or entrance exams. You can even use this course to build a foundation for taking on more challenging Math courses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text at Math Refresher.)
MTH 011 RV Dwayne Collins $89
10/22-11/7 TTh 6:00-8:30pm 6 Sessions
RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1104
Test Prep Courses – Online ACT Test Prep
Cambridge Educational Services, the largest provider of Test Prep curriculum to colleges, universities, and high schools in the U.S., has partnered with Continuing Education to bring you the latest advancement in test preparation. The course covers all areas of the exam and the price includes a Computer Adaptive CD-ROM and Official Retired Test(s). The Cambridge Six-Step Approach includes: Diagnostic testing and assessment service; Basic skills review; Problem-solving concepts and strategies; Practice test reinforcement; final exam, assessment report and review; and Personal study plan. Official pre- and post-tests document score improvements. Students will receive a password within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included. 2- Month Access - $225 4- Month Access - $250
Earn CPDU Credits Online!
$99 for a 6-week session. We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Most courses are $99 for a 6-week session. Upon successful completion of each course, you will be awarded 24 CPDU's. For complete instructions for CPDU's and a complete listing of courses/descriptions--go to www.ed2go.com/rvcteach.
Earn Graduate Credit Online!
Ed2Go announces its partnership with two well-respected schools, Ashland University and Madonna University, to offer graduate credit to teaching professionals. Licensed educational professionals working under a current educational baccalaureate or advanced degree may be eligible to participate. Teaching professionals simply enroll in an online course with Rock Valley College, and upon successful completion of the course and a satisfactory grade on a final assignment, they will be awarded graduate credit. There is an additional cost to enroll in the graduate credit program; prices are dependent on whether students enroll through Madonna University or Ashland University. These non-degree credits are designed to satisfy the requirements of certificate renewal and salary increase. To learn more about graduate credit opportunities with Ashland University or Madonna University, visit www.ed2go.com/rvc or if you have questions- Email email@example.com.
SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: (for on-line courses)
- First: Fill out the registration form include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # On-Line CCE.
- Second: Register and pay on-line at partner site (except Cambridge-pay RVC-CCE).
- THIRD: Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.