What’s New? Open to ALL motivated learners who love technology!**
Adobe Premiere -- 11:30-12:30 Video Editing. In this class, students will learn Adobe Premiere, a top of the line video editing software. Students will learn how to edit and create a storyline to put together a short video. All levels of Premier users are encouraged to enroll. Teacher, Nathan Briner
Foley Sound Design Sound Effects -- 1:30-2:30 “Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality” (Wikipedia). In this class, students will work on producing various sound clips to put into media. Teacher, Nathan Briner
Adobe InDesign -- 2:30-3:30 In this class, you will learn this premier page design and layout software which lets you create, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, iPad apps, eBooks, and interactive online documents. This will be a fun, interactive class with our excellent returning teacher, Cheryl Unteschultz.
Kickboxing -- 3:30-4:30 In this class, our teacher Cheryl Unteschultz will lead us in punch and kick moves to help you feel stronger and tougher while getting in shape. Join us for this fun, first of its kind class at EnCircle. We’ll listen to music and follow Cheryl’s lead. She will teach us from the beginning how to do some of these fun moves and to feel empowered. You do not have to be in good shape to begin this class -- come as you are!
9:30-11:30 Vlogging, June 13th & 20th -- Joe Chee.
Learn the basics of vlogging => A video blog or video log is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television. Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video link) with supporting text, images (Wikipedia)
9:30-11:30 Resumé, Online Portfolio, Interview, July 18 & 25th, Teacher tba
It’s always important to for you to create or revise your resumé to make it look the best it can be for your next job interview! We’ll also show you how to use an online portfolio tool to capture all the cool projects you do at EnCircle Technologies (and on your own)!
HTML/CSS -- 12:30-1:30 Jerico Whitaker. Whether you need a refresher or brand new instruction, Jerico will show you how to use HTML/CSS to make well-designed and interactive websites. And, he will show you how HTML/CSS can be used to create apps or games. HTML/CSS is a must-know for any techie! Sign up today and get started!
After Effects -- 1:30-2:30 Nathan Briner. Join Nathan as he teaches you how to use the basics of the After Effects, a visual effects software, which can produce exciting animations or other visual effects for video.
Group-up! Make Friends, Have Fun -- 2:30-3:30 Teacher, Mike Trapp. In this class you will work on group problem solving and team building. We will choose from a menu of games and hands on activities to practice social skills while having fun together.” Join Mike Trapp, Columbia city councilman and counselor, who has much experience leading these kinds of fun learning experiences. You will come away with a greater understanding of working with others, communicating well, problem solving, and, having fun together!
Game Design in Unity -- 3:30-5:30, Tuesdays
In this course, we will be using the Unity game engine to learn the basics to designing and developing your own games. We will be using the C# programming language, but no coding experience is required as we will be starting with the basics needed for making Unity games.
Through this course, you will learn:
- Basic coding principles, including variable types, conditions, and loops
- How to create an endless runner platformer and the basics of 2D games
- How to create a Rougelike and the basics of procedural generation
- If there’s time, how create a first person shooter and the basics of 3D games
- Learn how to use the Asset store to shore up your weak areas
- And much more.
Keyboarding for Accuracy & Speed -- 10:30-11:30. Increase your accuracy and speed in keyboarding while playing fun games!
WordPress: build or maintain your own website! -- 12:30-1:30 Lindsay McGuire will teach you how to build a beautiful website through the powerful tool of WordPress. By the end of the summer, you will have a website for your portfolio! If you’ve taken WordPress before, you may take this class and work on an existing or brand new website of your choice. Lindsay will help you problem solve and practice.
Microsoft Word & Writing Skills -- 1:30-2:30. Teacher, Teri Walden In this class, you will learn the basics of Microsoft Word while learning how to improve your writing skills. We will go over how to use clear language to communicate effectively; how to organize your writing better; and, how to write to different audiences. Teri promises not to assign a 5 paragraph essay! She will make the class fun while helping you learn Word better and focus on improving your writing. If you know Microsoft Word, take the class anyway for the writing instruction.
Monday & Wednesday, Two hour Unity Game Design class for 7 weeks: $450.
Other 7 week classes: $250 each.
Workshop classes: $100 each
Kickboxing classes: $150 for 7 classes. Kick for a good cause!
Please note: If you take 5 or more classes at EnCircle, you will receive a $50 credit. Financial assistance: Please contact us for information on possible financial assistance. *All students will be interviewed prior to enrollment to determine learning or behavioral needs. Students, not on the autism spectrum, are encouraged to apply! E-mail: teri.walden@encircletech to enroll or for more information! We look forward to you building career tech skills and having fun this summer at EnCircle Technologies! *All students will be interviewed prior to enrollment to determine learning or behavioral needs. Students, not on the autism spectrum, are encouraged to apply! E-mail: teri.walden@encircletech to enroll or for more information!
EnCircle Technologies Winter Semester 2017 Schedule Classes begin Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. *times are subject to change due to teacher availability
|1st Semester students||2nd Semester + students||Both 1st & 2nd Semester students|
|10:30-11:30||HTML/CSS 1||Excel 2||Lab for homework Or Premiere 2 lab|
|12:30-1:30||WordPress||PhotoShop 2||Flash Animation|
|1:30-2:30||PhotoShop 1||MySQL -- database admin||1:30-3:00 PEERS, relationship, communication training|
|2:30-3:30||Excel 1||Python -- programming language||3:00-4:00 Web Design & SEO|
Tuesday: (Times and days are subject to change)
Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing 1:00-2:00 -- Joe Chee
In this class, students will learn how to edit a video for a website using the software Adobe Premiere Pro. We will spend early classes planning and filming a volunteer business client. Then, students will learn the Premiere Pro software and edit the video to put together a completed piece. As time allows, students will also create their own projects. Different individualized paces will be okay in this class. Please note that students will be required to use their own laptop with the Adobe Premiere software loaded on it. We want students who are serious about video editing to take this class, and you'll need to practice it at home with your own software ready to go! Cost: $300
If you're new at EnCircle Technologies or want to review your HTML/CSS skills, this is the class for you! You will be learning the markup language that powers many websites or mobile apps. This is one of our foundational need-to-know skills to have. At the end of the class, you will have built a website using HTML/CSS. Cost: $300
WordPress 1 3:30-4:30 -- Peter Wryostek
At EnCircle Tech, we create many websites using WordPress a software content management system. This is a required class for new EnCircle students who will learn how to build an interactive business and personal website using this versatile software. You will have a website for your portfolio. If you've taken WordPress before and want to work on a project that we will give you, you can also sign up again for review. Cost: $300
J/Query, Bootstrap themes, other web development tools 12:00-1:00
This class is for students who are serious about developing their toolbox even more to build dynamic, interactive websites. You will take it up a level as you learn how to use JQuery within the website and other tools like Bootstrap themes. We plan to have teachers from different tech companies come in and teach tools that they use for you. Students who sign up for this class must have had WordPress, HTML/CSS, and one programming class. Cost: $300
Adobe PhotoShop Certification track: 1:00-2:00 -- Cheryl Unterschultz
In this class, you will learn this premiere photo editing software from Adobe. We want you to be able to use pictures on websites in the best way possible for you or your client. We also want to start our students on a path to becoming certified experts in this software through working towards taking a certification exam. It will look great on a resumé! Cost: $300
Life Skills: 2:00-3:00
How can you help determine your own future? This class will help you with the issues that matter to you about living life well and independently. We’ll talk about disclosing your diagnosis or not in interviews; practice discussions via telephone or e-mail which has all kinds of unwritten rules. We’ll talk about interactions in the work setting, how to get jobs, and resources that can help you. Other topics will be determined after we talk to the class to find out a common concern or issue. This class will have hands-on activities and ways for you to practice solving your own problems. This class is for all students and will fulfill a soft skill requirement. We’ve reduced the fee so that you will sign up today! -- MU School of Occupational Health instructors will lead this class. Cost: $100
The Life Skills class will address skills needed in order to be successful in the work place and life outside of work. Topics will include self-advocacy, telephone/email etiquette, appropriate social greetings/interactions in the work setting, interview skills, hygiene and accessing community supports. Approaches used to teach the skills include using hands on activities, visual supports and self-monitoring strategies. A global problem solving approach will be used throughout sessions to encourage independence and generalization to other needed skills.
3:00-4:00 Excel 1