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Grant Funding Covers Total Cost for Select CCBC Continuing Education Programs

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What a challenging year 2020 has been! While we have all seen socio-economic changes to the way we live, there are many who have also seen their long-time jobs disappear. There are those who experienced a cut in pay, while even other workers may have had their hours cut…sometimes cut in half.  It has forced many to look to a career change. For those who find themselves in this situation, CCBC is offering eight programs at no cost through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant.

For folks who’ve made the decision to switch careers, these programs are fully funded for those who meet the eligibility requirements.  They offer tuition, fees and books to any U.S. citizen who is a Maryland resident and whose job has been affected by COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins unveils designs for student center on Homewood campus

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Image credit: The Bjarke Ingels Group.

Johns Hopkins University unveiled preliminary designs this week for a large student center that’s expected to open on its Homewood campus by the fall of 2024.

Loyola University Maryland launches Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice

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Photo credit: Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland’s Office of Equity and Inclusion and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences launched today the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice to address racial inequities in Baltimore and around the country, the university announced. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, African, and African American Studies, is the founding director of the institute.

New Faces at Towson University and Goucher Hillels

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CCBC Offers New Certification in TESOL!

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There are so many people, both here and abroad, who want to learn English that it opens up a wide range of teaching opportunities.

Now is a great time to start your training in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  CCBC Continuing Education offers a workforce training certificate program in this high-demand teaching area, whether you are an adult seeking a new career, want a career change or desire meaningful skills to fill volunteer opportunities.

Skills training in TESOL can open many doors for you, including tutoring new immigrants, pursuing English teaching overseas or gaining skills to work more effectively with co-workers who may have been born abroad and for whom English is not their first language.

New study shows exclusions of Blacks in genomic research

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The science journal Neuron published a paper in July on the underrepresentation of African Americans in brain research, specifically in genomic studies that inform the emerging field of personalized medicine.

One of the paper’s authors is Dr. Daniel Weinberger, director of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, a nonprofit located on the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

Need Teacher Recertification? Get [email protected]

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This year, teachers’ mettle was tested as they were tasked to take classroom curriculum to online overnight due to the Coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide.

While this school year may be coming to a close, a teacher’s work is never done. Summer will find many teachers taking the opportunity earn CEUs towards their recertification and CCBC will be there for them offering a wide variety of online options to help them fulfill those requirements.

In order to maintain their certification, Maryland teachers are required to take six-credits of instruction every five years. CCBC’s Teacher Education Program has multiple course options for teachers at the early childhood, elementary, middle school and high school level, as well as those working or interested in special populations.

When Life’s on Hold…Learning Doesn’t Have to Be!

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As we all learn to do more from home, many people are exploring online training options that they can access from anywhere. CCBC has been working with ed2go for years to provide online classes for people who want to sharpen their skills or just have some fun.

Ed2go offers 6-week classes that focus on personal enrichment, business, languages, IT/computer skills, writing, job training and more.  These are instructor-led classes that students can take on their own time; some people like working early in the morning while others are night owls. Classes can fit any schedule. “The topics range from computer classes, to opening your own business and even Digital Scrapbooking,” said CCBC online coordinator Gail Wachter. “Some people use these classes to get started on a new language.”

What’s different about these classes versus many other online options is that there is an instructor to answer your questions…and there are no grades involved! 

Travel, Learn & Grow with CCBC

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Did you know about all the travel opportunities through CCBC? With trips both here and abroad, there’s a trip for almost any interest.

There are one-day trips to New York and the Philadelphia Flower Show, longer International trips and everything in between. These trips are open to the public and anyone can sign up.

“The more we learn about the world around us, the better our global perspective,” said Terry Walter, coordinator of the Travel Studies program. Terry has been leading group travel for more than 20 years and knows many travel tricks that make every trip an adventure. “Our excursions are exciting, fun and really do provide ways you can learn and grow…or, at the very least, see something new and different,” she said.

Meet Naomi Davidoff, development director at the Baltimore Rock Opera Society

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Photo: Megan Elyse Lloyd

Naomi Davidoff, a graduate of Goucher College’s M.A. in Arts Administration Program, currently works as the development director at the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS). BROS is a passionate community of artists who create unforgettable experiences through live original rock theater.

From a program manager at Maryland Art Place to BROS, and future dreams to manage her own costume shop, Davidoff has been exploring all the nooks and crannies of arts administration. Get to know Davidoff and her experience in the Baltimore art scene.

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