Instructors wanted for Community Education Program
Anyone who has a talent to share or who wants to learn a new skill should check out the possibilities being offered through the School District of Rhinelander Community Education Program.
“We’re looking for people to share their talents and teach others their skill,” said Mike Cheslock, community education coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander.
This is the fourth year of the program in which community members have the chance to teach others what they know.
“There have been some really popular programs that citizens have taught,” said Mike. “Candy making, dog obedience, gardening, floral arranging have all been very popular in the past. It’s a way for adults to continue to learn. The program has been growing in popularity over the years.”
Citizens who feel they have a talent to share will be interviewed to see if what they want to teach is a good fit for the program; however, there are a few classes that are “mainstay.”
“We have a few classes that are very popular every year,” said Mike. “We try and bring those back again and again.”
Mike is in the process of compiling a brochure highlighting the classes being offered for the fall semester and is looking to add to that list.
For those wishing to participate as teachers, the options are numerous when and where a class may be taught.
“The person teaching the class can choose when to have it,” he said. “We also have classes that aren’t necessarily on this campus.”
Teachers will be compensated for their efforts. In addition, any supplies needed may also be purchased through the program.
Some of the funding for this program comes from a community education fund, but teachers are normally paid through enrollment fees.
“We try and break even,” said Mike.
Some of the classes being considered for the upcoming semester include fitness classes such as yoga and Zumba, a night photography class, a pottery class, a bridge (card game) class and a financial health class.
“We are expanding a lot of the programs,” said Cheslock. “The fitness classes are really popular, so we’ll probably have more of those. Last year, we had more than 300 people participate and we would like to see that number grow.”
To find out more about this program, contact Cheslock at 715-365-9745 or email [email protected]