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'Hunger Games' to School Bullying: CCC Mini-Courses Address Hot Topics

 

Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility is offering five-week mini-courses on a variety of timely and historical topics during Fall 2012. Each mini-course will add to the personal development of interested community members and help certified New Jersey teachers earn required professional development hours.

 

“CCLR offerings require neither exams nor papers,” noted Center program attendee Carol Crovetti, who is a retired teacher. “They span a full spectrum of topics taught by experts, authors and scholars in a room filled with friendly, interested and interesting fellow students. The CCLR is a precious gift: an ideal learning environment for those of us with a love of the lore.”

 

Mini-courses scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 1 and run into November include:

 

● “Linking the Logs: A Study of Abraham Lincoln, the First Family and the Todds,” which meets at 4 p.m. Mondays on the Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

● “The Hunger Games in Literary Context,” which meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays on the Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

● “Lincoln, Twain, Obama and Steel: Racism in America,” which meets at 4 p.m. Tuesdays on the Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

● “Bullying in America’s Schools: The Causes, Consequences and Methods of Prevention,” which meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on the Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

Cost is $25 per mini-course or $50 for a 2012-13 Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility membership, which includes enrollment in an unlimited number of mini-courses at no additional charge through June 30.

 

Teachers who participate will receive 15 hours of professional development per course. If they only attend individual class meetings of a course, they will earn three hours per attendance.

 

To register or for additional information, visit www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter; email CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu; or call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333.


Published: October 01, 2012