Education Notes

Education Notes

January 25, 2004

Community, condo management course planned at AACC

Anne Arundel Community College, in cooperation with the Anne Arundel County Office of Human Services, will offer a new course in community and condo association management beginning March 13 at AACC at Arundel Mills, next to Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

The course will run for four sessions. Enrollment is open to county residents.

Seating is limited to 24 students. Information: 410-777-2325.

Stanton-Bates alumni sell inscribed bricks for park

The Stanton-Bates alumni have announced that patrons can purchase inscribed bricks to be placed in the Memorial Courtyard at the new Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park being developed by Anne Arundel County in Annapolis.

Bricks start at $50 for a "Friends' Circle" brick, up to $1,000 for a "Founder's Club" brick. Proceeds will provide funding for equipment and future operations at the park's Legacy Center, where visitors can learn about the Wiley H. Bates school and its namesake.

Managed by a newly formed nonprofit organization led by Judge Essom V. Ricks, the center will occupy the two-story space in the original wood-frame portion of the school that formerly housed the school's library.

The fund-raiser continues through next month. Information: Alma Cropper, president, Stanton-Bates Association, 410-268-1024; or Arlene Wells, chairwoman of the Alumni Brick Campaign, 410-280-2869; Arundel Community Development Services, 410-222-7600.

Workshop to show students how to create exhibits

Students participating in Anne Arundel County's History Day Competition in March are invited to attend a free workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Meade Middle School to learn how to create a display.

Two art teachers will work with students to teach design and production tips and share ideas for mounting artwork, text and labels on exhibit boards. The workshop is open to students in grades 6 to 12 in private, public and home school in Anne Arundel County.

To register, contact the Anne Arundel County public schools' office of social studies, 410-222-5440 by Feb. 3.

AACC proposes associate of sciences in gerontology

The Anne Arundel Community College Board of Trustees has approved an associate of sciences degree program in gerontology to meet a community need as recommended by a community advisory board for the college's existing gerontology certificate program.

The proposed degree program will go to the Maryland Higher Education Commission for review and approval. If approved, the minimum 64-credit hour program will begin this fall. It builds on existing letter of recognition and certificate programs in gerontology, which were approved in April 2001, and will require no additional staff or equipment.

The program will prepare graduates to work in a variety of entry-level service positions, assisting older adults in social, medical and economic fields. The program will also prepare graduates to transfer to four-year institutions to further their education in areas such as gerontology, social work, counseling and health-related programs.

Conflict resolution center holds free mediator training

The Anne Arundel County Conflict Resolution Center is offering free 45-hour mediator training to anyone interested in learning mediation and conflict-resolution skills. The center is particularly interested in recruiting men, people in their 20s and 30s and minorities.

Graduates will be asked to join the Conflict Resolution Center's pool of volunteer mediators, participate in a minimum of two mediations a year and complete five hours of continuing education a year. Availability during the day is a bonus.

Training sessions are scheduled to begin in late April, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Training is interactive with opportunities for supervised practice of conflict-resolution mediation skills.

Information: 410-266-9033.

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