Courses

This 3D printing camp guides you through the process from start to finish. Design 3D objects using TinkerCAD (an online web app), and use the 3D slicing program Cura to bring your creations to life. This introduction to 3D printing is perfect if you like to draw, design, and imagine. No experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer and keyboarding is required.


October 2-9, 2021, Online Only
Impress your business organization, friends, and family by enhancing their photos and creating magazine cover-quality enhanced images. This course is included in the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Get ready to wire up your Minecraft worlds with command blocks and Redstone! Even if you're a seasoned Minecraft pro, there's plenty for you to learn. From basic traps to powered machines, Redstone offers Minecraft players a whole new range of opportunities to create amazing things. Minecraft's command block is a pseudo-programming language that consists of logic and execution written in text. We'll learn to spawn creatures, teleport all over your world, and make multiplayer games.


December 4-11, 2021, Online Only
Make your website truly responsive and able to serve all device sizes from smartphone to desktop. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
How do you keep track of day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Learn how to understand the numbers and how to record every penny.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Learn to complete challenges from an experienced drone pilot and earn your Drone Pilot's License. Once certified, you'll take to the skies with your new flying skills and compete with your friends in exciting aerial laser tag battles. Work with your team and use critical thinking skills to develop strategies for each aerial competition thrown your way. Please bring a bag lunch and drink.


Saturday, October 9, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Whether you run your own business, run the family finances, or want to add to your job skills, this online certificate course will help you understand the bookkeeping process and how to keep your accounts accurately.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Understanding Debits and Credits, General Ledger and Month-End Procedures, and Closing Procedures and Financial Statements.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Games are increasingly recognized as tools that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course looks at both video and analog games.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Introduction to Game Design and Intermediate Video Game Design.


September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Have you ever judged a business or company by their website? Effective website design is essential in the digital marketplace. No prior web design, HTML or coding knowledge is needed for this course. 
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Web Design, Intermediate Web Design, and Advanced Web Design.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Financial statements can help you measure performance, make improvements and set goals for your business, organization or home finances. Learn how to prepare these statements, close your books, and get ready for the next accounting period. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Build a computer bot to play head-to-head against other coders! This is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world of Code Championship. This event is hosted online using Google Meet and the Code Championship website. No previous coding experience is necessary, but you do need to know how to navigate the internet (basic typing and mouse control).


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Make an interactive computer game using Scratch. We'll show you how to put code blocks together and recreate a classic video game. You'll learn fundamental coding concepts such as sequencing, conditionals, variables, and more!


Saturday, November 20, 2021, Online Only
Smash into virtual walls to tear down castles or navigate labyrinths and mazes. We'll code virtual robots using Vexcode VR, which lets you code a virtual robot using a block-based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. Create robotic mayhem in a virtual playground while igniting a lifelong love of problem-solving!


December 4-11, 2021, Online Only
General ledgers are all about balance. In this online course, you'll learn how to post journal entries and make sure your general ledger balances at the end of the month. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion this year. Learn the basics of video game processes, the main video game genres, and acquire simple game programming ability. This course is included in the Certificate in Basic Game Design course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
You know how to put together a basic website, but you want it to do more! Add functions, objects, forms, databases and tables, and examine accessibility guidelines and conformance. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Discover resources for developing game design and identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. Understand the different roles required in the development of a video game, and how to work with game developers.This course is included in the Certificate in Basic Game Design course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Frequently, a website forms the first impression of a business, company or organization. A good website starts with a plan. Discover the basics of web design from planning the structure to layout to publishing. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Get ready to face the biggest challenge in Minecraft, defeating the Ender Dragon! Work with online friends to brainstorm and develop strategies to defeat this enemy. Learn techniques to create tools, prep equipment, gather resources, brew potions, use enchantments, and craft armor to use in battle.


December 27-28, 2021, Online Only
Customize your gaming experience! Using MCreator, you will learn to make Java mods for Minecraft Java Edition Minecraft, as well as explore concepts of software programming. No previous experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable with keyboarding, and, of course, playing Minecraft! At the end of the class, take home your Mods to share with family and friends.


October 2-9, 2021, Online Only
Work with your friends to construct a city! Take home your completed world files at the end of class. Beginners and experienced Minecrafters alike will love this action-packed camp!


November 6-13, 2021, Online Only
Unleash your creativity as you work together! Create a world with others in multiple unique themed lands. Build different biomes, or base a section on your favorite movie or video game! Meld your quadrants together with bridges, and separate them with moats of water, lava, or even the void! You'll get a copy of the world to continue development at home.


Saturday, December 18, 2021, Online Only
Take your first steps toward discovering a career in the Performing Arts! Over the 3-day teachers' convention weekend in October, explore multiple colleges, attend theatrical performances, and meet numerous instructors, students, musicians, actors, and technical crew members. This tour is open to students in grades 9-12 from all types of schools, including homeschool, public, private, technical and performing theatre, music and choir. Daily transportation and meals will be provided with the registration. Colleges and performances will be announced closer to the fall. Scholarships are available; please contact the Community Ed office at 763-241-3520 or communityed@isd728.org for more information.


October 21-23, 2021, HC Cafeteria Door 5
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Explore the latest craze of racing remote-controlled (RC) cars and trucks! Learn about the hobby and test your driving skills on several types of RC vehicles. Cars are provided or you can bring your own RC cars to use (upon approval by instructor).


Saturday, September 18, 2021, Rogers Activity Center
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Learn how to create YouTube content! Shoot videos, edit sound and create an online presence on the top destination for online videos. Learn tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sounds. Edit your video, add transitions, and insert a soundtrack, then share your finished video with the world!


December 29-30, 2021, Online Only
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize and maintain it, and use search engine optimization to bring more visitors to your site.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
ACT test scores are widely used in college admissions and scholarship decisions. In this workshop, students will learn strategies for improving in all four sub-tests, take shortened practice tests that mirror the actual testing experience and get suggestions for individualized study.


October 4-5, 2021, RH Media Door 10
October 6-7, 2021, ER Media Center Door A
Learn how to create YouTube content! Shoot videos, edit sound and create an online presence on the top destination for online videos. Learn tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sounds. Edit your video, add transitions, and insert a soundtrack, then share your finished video with the world!


November 6-13, 2021, Online Only