Archive for January, 2010

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Silver Lake College’s Music for Tots Program Now Enrolling

January 12, 2010

The Silver Lake College Music for Tots™ program, completing its 25th year of sharing the gift of music with children from infancy through age five, is now enrolling for its spring classes. 

 Classes are held in 4 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin:

Manitowoc – Beginning February 15

Sheboygan – Beginning January 26

Green Bay – Beginning February 15

Salem – Beginning February 15

The classes are held for 10 consecutive weeks and approximately 35 classes are currently being scheduled for the spring semester among the four sites. 

Music for Tots™ classes are educationally significant experiences for children from infancy through age five.  Careful scheduling allows varying types of structured musical activities to be planned for each class, according to the developmental level of the children.  Singing is the foundation of the curriculum, and simple children’s singing-games and folk songs are the appropriate tunes used in music making. 

Each class is limited to eight children with an age span of approximately one year, except for the older threes, fours and fives who participate together.  Parents participate with their child in sessions for infants and toddlers.  In the transition age of three years, the children become more independent, and among the three-to-five year olds, the pre-schoolers participate in songs, rhythm games, use of simple rhythm and tonal instruments, and movement activities independently, with parents present but not actively involved.

Parents who are interested in enrolling their infant, toddler, or pre-school child should call the Silver Lake College Department of Music at 920-686-6173 or email (abock@silver.sl.edu).  Include your name, phone number, child’s name and date of birth.  If classes for your child’s age are already filled for the spring session, your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list for classes that begin in the fall.  A registration fee only, no materials fee, is charged.

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Silver Lake College Offers Free Employment Workshop

January 12, 2010

Silver Lake College invites individuals to attend a free employment workshop Saturday, January 23 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am in the Generose Enrichment Center Room 110 on the Silver Lake College campus located at 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. 

This workshop is designed for any individual that is currently unemployed, underemployed, or simply afraid of losing their job and does not know where to begin.  This workshop is designed to help individuals identify their strengths and match them with career and job choices; understand the world of work and how to predict job changes and careers of the future; find job openings and write a resume targeted to those openings; select references and prepare for interviews; learn what to do if you need more education.

Former attendees have raved about the workshop and have offered comments such as, “I learned to look at the job market differently”; “The workshop was a morale booster in a difficult time”; and “I learned about career options for me”

This workshop is being presented by Jan Algozine, Director of Experiential Learning & Career Resources at Silver Lake College.  To register for this event or for more information, please contact Jan Algozine at 920-686-6192 or Janis@silver.sl.edu