Potter County Education Council Wants You to Know!

 

Leadership Potter County 2013 Now Accepting Applications

Do you want to have a say in the life of your community? Would you like to get behind a community project or issue that has special meaning to you? You can make a difference! One of the most critical needs in the county is strong local leadership for the future well-being of our communities. This program will help you expand your personal leadership skills, introduce you to key issues currently facing your region, and provide you with an understanding of future trends that may impact your community. Through this process, you will decide the best way for you to get involved. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2012. Applications are available online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org. To have an application mailed to you and for more information, call 814-274-4877.

 

Picasa for Photographers

Picasa is a free, downloadable photo-editing software from Google. In this class, you will learn how to improve your photographs using Picasa adjustments on laptops provided in the classroom. Afterward you may download the software to your home computer; however, you are welcome to bring your personal laptop to class (WiFi available). Please bring images along on either a memory card, thumb drive or CD.

This class is taught by Curt Weinhold and is being held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany location. The cost is $35 per person. To register, call 814-545-1333 or go to www.pottercountyedcouncil.org .

 

Woodburning Workshop (Pyrography) Offered

Learn to woodburn on items to make them works of art, either for yourself or one-of-a-kind gifts.  Items decorated with flowers, birds, animals, landscapes, figures, portraits, and lettering, just to name a few.  Pattern ideas are everywhere, tools are not expensive, and materials include wood, paper, gourds, and even leather.

You will learn wood selection, pattern transfer, wood preparation, woodburning, finishing and painting.  Instructor Mahlon Davenport has studied with a professional and has many years experience.  Wood blocks, patterns, and woodburners will be provided; however, if you have your own woodburner, please bring it. All skill levels are welcome.  It is always an asset to be an artist, but not necessary with woodburning, to make items “art.” New woodburing kits will be available for purchase at only $15 each.

This workshop is being held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Coudersport office of PCEC. The cost is $20 per person. Class size is limited. To register, call 814-274-4877 or go to www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

 

Gannon University to Hold Open House at PCEC

Gannon University’s Office of Graduate Admissions will host an Open House in Coudersport for students interested in pursuing a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Act 48 courses and online certificate programs.

The Open House is designed to allow prospective students to learn more about programs being offered in the Coudersport area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Potter County Education Council, 227 North Main Street.

Attendees to the Open House will learn more about: Coudersport summer and online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, which allow a student to complete degree requirements in 14 months; online Master of Education in Reading program; and online certificate programs including Reading Specialist and English as a Second Language.

Advance registration is not necessary, and application fees will be waived for all attendees. For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 1-800-426-6668 or 814-871-7474 or email graduate@gannon.edu.

 


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