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Overview   The craft beer industry is exploding with opportunity. If you are a craft beer enthusiast or you are seeking career opportunities, enhance your knowledge with the Craft Beer Certificate Program. These classes will dive into the nuts and bolts of beer and the craft beer industry. Topics of study include: current beer styles, brewing ingredients and brewing processes. Advance your knowledge of craft beer by studying food and beer pairings, off-flavor detection and prevention, beer sensory evaluations and judging.  Finally, take your passion to the next level and go professional! Learn how to write stellar business plans, accurate financial projections and optimal brewery layout designs.   Course Structure and Schedule  The Advanced Craft Beer Appreciation class involves craft beer tastings. Program participants are solely responsible for their health, safety, property, and adherence to all laws and regulations during their participation in Advanced Craft Beer Appreciation and must exercise discretion in consuming alcohol.  This is a non-credit onsite course.  The cost of this course is:  $625 Materials that will be used/shared in class include:  Craft beer samples, off-flavor analysis, and food/beer pairing. Students will have hands-on experience as a group with these materials. A homebrew session will take place the first weekend after classes start, where you can actively participate in an all-grain homebrew session. The beer we brewed will be available for the last class for you to take home. So have a growler ready!  The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.  Dates are the following:  October 31 to December 19, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week Off - 11/21, 12/19 held for make-up/snow day);  Location: One Waterfront Place, Room 6117 in Morgantown, WV.   Course :  Advanced Craft Beer Appreciation Sensory Beer Evaluation per BJCP Style Guidelines Off-Flavors Draft Systems Recipe Formulation   Note:  Field Trips will be included      Prerequisites   Must be 21 years or older and show proof of age with ID at the first class.     Instructor   Bryce Capodieci has been an avid homebrewer for 18 years.  He served as the President of Morgantown’s local home-brewing club MASH for five years and is currently serving as an Activities Coordinator for the club. Bryce has organized and judged numerous homebrewing competitions over the past several years. Bryce is a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) certified beer judge and is a certified Cicerone.  Currently, Bryce is working on developing his own distribution brewery for Morgantown, Rustik Brü Brewing Company.   Outside of the craft beer industry, Bryce is an electrical engineer and enjoys DIY home projects, camping, hiking, biking, gourmet cuisine and international travel.  

4010080

Location : One Waterfront Place Location : 
  One Waterfront Place.

Cost: $625.00

Instructor : Bryce Capodieci 

Start date: 10/31/17

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 10/31/2017, ending 12/19/2017



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Craft Beer Certificate Program     Overview   The craft beer industry is exploding with opportunity. If you are a craft beer enthusiast or you are seeking career opportunities, enhance your knowledge with the Craft Beer Certificate Program. These classes will dive into the nuts and bolts of beer and the craft beer industry. Topics of study include: current beer styles, brewing ingredients and brewing processes. Advance your knowledge of craft beer by studying food and beer pairings, off-flavor detection and prevention, beer sensory evaluations and judging.  Finally, take your passion to the next level and go professional! Learn how to write stellar business plans, accurate financial projections and optimal brewery layout designs.   Course Structure and Schedule The Craft Beer Certificate Program involves craft beer tastings. Program participants are solely responsible for their health, safety, property, and adherence to all laws and regulations during their participation in the Craft Beer Certificate Program and must exercise discretion in consuming alcohol.  This is a non-credit onsite course/certificate program.  The cost per individual course is:  1st course - $575, 2nd course - $625, and 3rd course - $275.  The cost of the certificate program with all 3 courses is $1,250.  This fee is to cover the cost of the materials you will use as a group in class and also includes field trip charges. Students will have hands-on experience with materials as a group.   The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.  Dates are the following:  1st course September 12 to October 17, 2017; 2nd course October 31 to December 19, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week Off -- 11/21, 12/19 held for make-up/snow day); 3rd course January 9 to February 20, 2018. (2/20 held for snow day) Location:  One Waterfront Place, Room 6117 in Morgantown, WV.   Course 1:  Introduction to Craft Beer Beer Styles and History Brewing Ingredients Brewing Process Brewing Methods and Mashing Techniques Serving Beer Materials that will be used/shared in class include: craft beer samples, malt wheel kit, hop kit, and a demonstration on cleaning/assembling a beer tap faucet.  Students will have hands-on experience as a group with these materials. A homebrew session will take place the first weekend after classes start, where you can actively participate in an all-grain homebrew session. The beer we brewed will be available for the last class for you to take home. So have a growler ready! Course 2:  Advanced Craft Beer Appreciation Sensory Beer Evaluation per BJCP Style Guidelines Off-Flavors Draft Systems Recipe Formulation Materials that will be used/shared in class include:  Craft beer samples, off-flavor analysis, and food/beer pairing. Students will have hands-on experience as a group with these materials. A homebrew session will take place the first weekend after classes start, where you can actively participate in an all-grain homebrew session. The beer we brewed will be available for the last class for you to take home. So have a growler ready! Course 3:  Going Professional Components of a Brewery Federal and State Requirements Design Your Brewery Quality Control and Safety Raw Materials Business Plan/Financial Projections   Note:  Field Trips will be included in all 3 courses.     Prerequisites   Must be 21 years or older and show proof of age with ID at the first class.     Instructor   Bryce Capodieci has been an avid homebrewer for 18 years.  He served as the President of Morgantown’s local home-brewing club MASH for five years and is currently serving as an Activities Coordinator for the club. Bryce has organized and judged numerous homebrewing competitions over the past several years. Bryce is a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) certified beer judge and is a certified Cicerone.  Currently, Bryce is working on developing his own distribution brewery for Morgantown, Rustik Brü Brewing Company.   Outside of the craft beer industry, Bryce is an electrical engineer and enjoys DIY home projects, camping, hiking, biking, gourmet cuisine and international travel.  

4010080

Location : One Waterfront Place Location : 
  One Waterfront Place.

Cost: $1,250.00

Instructor : Bryce Capodieci 

Start date: 09/12/17

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 15 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 12/19/2017



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Overview   The craft beer industry is exploding with opportunity. If you are a craft beer enthusiast or you are seeking career opportunities, enhance your knowledge with the Craft Beer Certificate Program. These classes will dive into the nuts and bolts of beer and the craft beer industry. Topics of study include: current beer styles, brewing ingredients and brewing processes. Advance your knowledge of craft beer by studying food and beer pairings, off-flavor detection and prevention, beer sensory evaluations and judging.  Finally, take your passion to the next level and go professional! Learn how to write stellar business plans, accurate financial projections and optimal brewery layout designs.   Course Structure and Schedule The Introduction to Craft Beer class involves craft beer tastings. Program participants are solely responsible for their health, safety, property, and adherence to all laws and regulations during their participation in the Introduction to Craft Beer and must exercise discretion in consuming alcohol.  This is a non-credit onsite course.  The cost for this individual course is: $575 Materials that will be used/shared in class include: craft beer samples, malt wheel kit, hop kit, and a demonstration on cleaning/assembling a beer tap faucet.  Students will have hands-on experience as a group with these materials. A homebrew session will take place the first weekend after classes start, where you can actively participate in an all-grain homebrew session. The beer we brewed will be available for the last class for you to take home. So have a growler ready! The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.  Dates are the following:  September 12 to October 17, 2017 Location:  One Waterfront Place, Room 6117 in Morgantown, WV.   Course 1:  Introduction to Craft Beer Beer Styles and History Brewing Ingredients Brewing Process Brewing Methods and Mashing Techniques Serving Beer     Note:  Field Trips will be included      Prerequisites   Must be 21 years or older and show proof of age with ID at the first class.     Instructor   Bryce Capodieci has been an avid homebrewer for 18 years.  He served as the President of Morgantown’s local home-brewing club MASH for five years and is currently serving as an Activities Coordinator for the club. Bryce has organized and judged numerous homebrewing competitions over the past several years. Bryce is a BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) certified beer judge and is a certified Cicerone.  Currently, Bryce is working on developing his own distribution brewery for Morgantown, Rustik Brü Brewing Company.   Outside of the craft beer industry, Bryce is an electrical engineer and enjoys DIY home projects, camping, hiking, biking, gourmet cuisine and international travel.  

4010080

Location : One Waterfront Place Location : 
  One Waterfront Place.

Cost: $575.00

Instructor : Bryce Capodieci 

Start date: 09/12/17

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; 6 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 10/17/2017



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Introduction to Horror Writing   Overview   This course will teach students how to construct a horror premise, create atmosphere, and complete a final product.  The course will allow for exploration of individual voice and sub-genre selection.  Length impacts will be discussed as a matter of course; however, short stories will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  Beginning with a review of popular authors in the horror genre and an exercise in reading and comparing authors of a similar sub-genre, students will understand their preferences and why they have them.  An overall understanding of story construction as it pertains to horror fiction, to include character development, tone, and the use of dialogue, will be amassed by the completion of the course.     Course Objectives   Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:   Learn the mechanics of writing horror fiction (crafting tone and atmosphere for the genre) Get exposed to classic horror authors as well as contemporary scribes Understand fiction markets and what prose length means for your work Review the history and current uses of horror antagonists so that you can use effectively in your work Find your own voice     Course Structure and Schedule   This is a non-credit online course which will take approximately six weeks to complete.  Cost of the course is $125.   Content covered in the course is as follows:   Module 1:  Define Horror & Horror Fiction   Module 2:  Horror Icons and Sub-Genres   Module 3:  Antagonists of Horror   Module 4:  Story Lengths   Module 5:  Finding Your Voice   Module 6:  The Mechanics of Writing Horror Fiction         Computer Requirements   Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java   (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.)   Basic computer skills required (i.e., turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user friendly, but support is available if needed.   All Students:  Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10?  Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu     Instructor   Lisa Wood has authored several works of fiction (ranging from psychological horror to children’s board books), non-fiction, poetry, as well as technical documentation that has been used in the IT and Human Resources fields.  Her first full-length novel, Crescendo, and one of her short story collections, Caliginy, were recommended for the coveted Bram Stoker award.  Her short stories have been published in over 30 print and online venues.  Lisa edited five short story anthologies, including a groundbreaking round-robin novel with contributions by five authors.  She completed her doctoral thesis on the state of horror fiction and earned her PhD from the School of Social Sciences at Must University.  She earned a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University.  Her undergraduate degree is n Communications with a minor in Sociology from the School of Communications at Howard University.  

5020041

Location : Online

Cost: $125.00

Instructor : Lisa Wood 

Start Date: upon registration

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Problem-Solving from the Inside-Out   This course explains the difference between solving problems after the fact and getting to the root source of problems to prevent them, or intervene, before they occur. You will learn how and why negative, disruptive behaviors and student problems stem from insecurity, a misunderstood state of mind, that this course will address in depth. The course demonstrates that five problems commonly cited by teachers all arise from the same fundamental lack of understanding of how people think and how students (and teachers alike) can navigate their own thinking to sidestep difficulty: •      Disruptive Students; •      Short Attention Spans; •      Bullying; •      School Violence; •      Problem parents; •      Time Pressure. In Problem-Solving, participants will explore how recognition of the Principles that  describe how our thinking/states of mind work and how would matter to both teachers and students. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 1.5 ILUs.  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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Redefining Mental Health   Thanks to the discovery of Three Principles that explain and describe the true nature of  how the mind actually works, a new paradigm in mental health has emerged since the mid 1970’s. The introduction of mind-body medicine and a flood of neuroscience research has raised new questions that are moving the mental health field towards a psycho-bio-spiritual understanding of mental well-being. All of this has contributed to the emergence of the study of Resiliency, and a clearer understanding of how all people change and respond to life. This course addresses the evolution of mental health understanding through the 20th century, and describes the current reversal of our understanding of whether circumstances cause our problems, or whether our own thinking creates both problems and solutions.  It describes why a redefinition of mental health is necessary.  The course also explains how Mental Illness has been defined, and the problems associated with the escalating complexity of our approaches to identifying and treating the mentally ill. It presents the hope of the new paradigm to generate dramatic changes in how we define and treat the “mentally ill” and how mental health education operates as a prevention strategy that could preclude mental distress over a lifetime. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 3.5 ILUs.  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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Imagine this… A group of small children aged 7, enjoying practical science in a woodland area beside their school. They have all the scientific and natural resources to explore real life biology in the environment. The teacher facilitates and then steps back to watch their progress, as one by one they are utterly transfixed by a teeming zoo of mini beasts. They carefully gather their species and prepare to observe habitats and to classify their lively creatures, lying on their tummies, deep in the undergrowth. Except for one child. He is red in the face from his exertion. He chose a slug to examine. However, the slug cannot be transferred to his jar via the straw – like pipe. (Nor can it be properly pooted into a science jar). Using his own initiative, he literally pushes the bewildered slug millimetre by millimetre, inside the corset- tight tube. If a slug had feelings, it would be fairly distraught by now! What happens next? Do you intervene and save the slug? Do you mark this small child’s biology test score as a fail or credit him with an ‘emerging knowledge’ score? Do you admire his tenacity for learning and discovery? This was a child I taught some time ago. His test scores were indeed emerging and far behind his peers at that time. Yet as teachers and educators we see potential way beyond the clip board curriculum of failure or success. Every student brings a uniqueness to our classroom. Every teacher knows this intrinsically. We create learning environments where students want to learn. We gather ideas and blend them, adding the qualities we see in a student when they doubt themselves. Educators, pouring in those ingredients that will allow a child or student to feel they can do anything. And yet we often forget this for ourselves. Who shines a light for us when we doubt our teaching? Who supports our resiliency in teaching? This course is designed to enable us to understand how we can respond to everyday teaching and life. How we have our own inner guidance and wisdom to help us to see and understand how innate resilience is always present and so is our natural joy in teaching. PS The inquisitive young boy is now a marine biologist. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 1.5 ILUs. Instructor: Anni Poole, BA Hons Has over two decades of leadership experience as a principal within the primary with nursery sector (K1-K6).  Anni’s passion for education and for the well-being of children and youth has been her driver for 40 years in schools across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, UK.  In 2013, Anni trained internationally in this understanding, the Three Principles.  She sees it as having an amazing impact on her life, and has recently created a coaching program for 3-11 year olds, ARC (Amazing Resilient Children).  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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Resiliency in Teaching: Reviving the Joy Certificate Program West Virginia University Continuing & Professional Education and Center for Sustainable Change offer this suite of courses for educators, students and parents to learn about how to approach the challenges of school without stress and with optimal ability to enjoy the work. Courses in Certificate Program: Redefining Mental Health What is Resilience? Problem Solving from the Inside Out Resilience in the Classroom Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses)

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $550.00

Instructor : Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 137 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 12/15/2017



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What is Resiliency?   Resilience is the natural ability of all people to “bounce back,” to recover naturally from setbacks of any kind to regain their balance and sense of well-being. For many years, we have believed it was a ‘learned behavior,” and resilience skills had to be taught. But with advances in psycho-bio-spiritual understanding, we are coming to realize that Resilience is an innate quality that is always accessible, even if not always being accessed. This course explains the natural resilience that is defined by the Principles that describe how our psychological functioning works. You will see how resilience is readily accessed, and how we know when we are drifting away from it. Through an understanding of states of mind and the changing ratios of tension/mood that make them variable, you will see how people learn to navigate through the ups and downs of life without giving away their peace of mind. And you will see how an understanding of resilience, and regaining peace of mind, allows people to sidestep stress and burnout and resolve issues. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 1.5 ILUs.  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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