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About Our Programs

The Community Education department offers a wide variety of enrichment courses for our youth community. We offer affordable one-session and short-term courses designed to help young students discover a new passion or talent.

Programs


In partnership with BlackRocket, the Community Education department is now offering online STEAM enrichment courses for youth ages 8 – 14.

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Coding Academy (Ages 8-11 and 11-14)

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Explore a series of coding languages like HTML, CSS,  JavaScript, and Python through introductory projects and design challenges. Learn the basics to get started on your coding journey and become the next coding prodigy! Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

UPDATED! Minecraft® Modders

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years

*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.  Purchase Minecraft Java Edition 

 Minecraft® Redstone Engineers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14)

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!  Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.

*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.  Purchase Minecraft Java Edition        

ROBLOX® Makers (Ages 8-11 and 11-14)

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

YouTube® FX Masters (Ages 8-11 and 11-14)

In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

*A webcam is required,compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system.

YouTube® Content Creators (Ages: 8-11 and 11-14)

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.                        

*A webcam is required for this course and it is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Courses

Enjoy Music by Learning Guitar

Learning to play the guitar is a great way to learn the basics of reading music. In this course, students will learn how to hold the instrument and pick, as well as tune a guitar with their phones. Using the required book, students will learn basic guitar instruction and review chords each week while also learning new songs to sing and play. Appropriate for ages 9 and up. Please make sure you have a full size acoustic guitar and picks, plus required text: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book I, Second Edition by Will Schmid and Greg Koch.

Canton | C124 | 18017 | $139
Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/28/2021 - 11/16/2021
Instructor: Jo Francine Manning-Souza

Family Yoga

Welcome to Family Yoga, where families connect one pose and one breath at a time. Families are the union of beings that connect, love, and support one another and yoga is the union of mind, body, and soul. When families practice yoga together, each individual in that unit deepens self-love, self-understanding, and self-trust that in turn strengthens the unit not only physically but also energetically. This class will provide families with tools to decrease stress and anxiety, self-calm and self-regulate emotions, increase attention-span and focus, and cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals and as a family unit. Registration includes one parent and one child.

Brockton | FH122 | 18003 | $29
Wednesday | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10/27/2021 - 11/17/2021
Instructor: Sherry Hayes

About Our Instructor

Sherry Hayes earned a Paralegal Certificate from Stonehill College, an A.S. from Massasoit Community College, and a B.A. in Management from Eastern Nazarene College. Sherry is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yin Yoga, Balanced Athlete™ Certification Level 1, and CLI Restorative Yoga. Sherry has been teaching yoga since 2019 and has been working at Massasoit Community College since 2012.

About Our Instructors

Jo Francine Manning-Souza  earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory of Music and an M.A. in Mental Health with a specialty in Music Therapy from Lesley University.  She is certified to teach PreK-12 in music in the public schools, Levels I and II of Orff Schulwerk teaching method, and Suzuki Violin in books 1-10.  She has received Outstanding Honors from Carnegie Hall as well as from the Amuse the World International Chamber Music competition.