NEISD - Community Education

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May we suggest the following courses?

Beginning Acoustic Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn acoustic guitar? Here's your chance to learn how to play some of the best songs in your music library. You will learn everything about the guitar, such as playing chords, music theory and instrument fundamentals. Instructor Sean Slater has a degree in Music Industries Studies and is a private guitar and piano instructor.

Family Fairy Gardening (Ages 5-12)

Grownups grab your little ones and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and covers all materials for your fairy garden. Registration and supply fee are for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

Medication Aide Certification

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) can complete this additional training to become certified to dispense medication to patients while working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This class is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and meets the 140 hour requirement. The state exam is scheduled at the end of the class. Eligibility requirements include: employment in a nursing home as a certified nurse aide with 90 days experience during the past year and a high school diploma or GED. Tuition includes text. All students must come in for an initial appointment before the course begins to complete the application paperwork. No discounts. Instructor Mary L. Piker, RN, BSN, BBA.

Acoustic and Electric Beginner Guitar

Does your child want to learn how to play the acoustic or electric guitar? Come join String Theory6, where young musicians will learn popular songs while learning chords and easy music theory. The possibilities are endless when music is understood at a fundamental level. Giovanni Reyes has been teaching with NEISD for 13 years. The class may be divided into age groups if the enrollment exceeds 15 students.

Line Dancing, Scoot Your Boots

Have fun burning calories while you learn line dance steps such as the Grapevine, Cha-Cha, Jazz Box and Kick-Ball Change. You'll also learn the Waltz Across Texas, Tush Push, Boot Scootin Boogie and many more. Join us for great exercise, good company and lots of fun. Please wear leather soled shoes. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. Instructors are Lynn and Jack Francis.

Genealogy: The Basics

Find out about your ancestors. Learn how to use computer and printed resources ranging from genealogical software and databases to the San Antonio Public and Mormon Family History libraries. When you complete this course, we will have endeavored to find the basics of your family tree for at least five generations and you will have a working knowledge of how to continue researching your family. A $10 supply fee is payable to instructor Earline Long-Zlotkowski at the first class.

Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist

Medical transcription is a $12 billion annual industry in the U.S. and the demand for medical transcriptionists is soaring. If you want to choose your own hours, have a business at home, find clients easily and make great money, come discover a simple and cost-effective, step-by-step guide to the medical transcription business. Topics covered will include avoiding expensive and common mistakes, marketing your business easily, pricing, collections, equipment, software, professional organizations, networking and much more. A $20 optional workbook fee is payable to the instructor, Deborah Burns, an experienced medical transcriptionist who teaches across the country.

Art Starz (Grades 1-5)

Calling all artists! Join Art Starz for a 12-week session where we explore a wide range of mixed media that will ignite the creativity in every child. Students will experiment with drawing, painting acrylic on canvas, chalk pastels, watercolor, clay sculpture and more. They will be guided through step-by-step lessons to learn artist techniques, but they are able to put their own "personal touch" to their projects as they learn about color theory, value and composition. Kids learn to make personal choices, contribute ideas, work together and independently and nurture their imaginations all while having FUN! Supplies are of professional quality. A supply fee of $35 can be paid to My Art Starz by calling 210-945-4411, bringing payment on the first day of class or by paying online at The tuition of $190 is to be paid separately to NEISD Community Ed.

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