Community Education

Mission Statement
The mission of District 518 Community Education is to engage people in lifelong learning; enrich lives through shared experiences; and inspire personal growth and community connections.

The Community Education Classes and Activities catalog is mailed to area residents quarterly and also available online. We hope you will find a class that interests you. To sign up for a class, please call 507-376-6105. Select link to register online.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


News & Updates

  • On-Call Interpreter Training

    This training will meet Monday, August 13 at Prairie Elementary, Room #142. Herminio Nunez Lopez, District 518 Interpreter, will provide training and answer questions. Topics include ethics of interpreting, professional expectations and education terminology. Carmen Johnson, ISD 518 Human Resource Coordinator, will explain the hiring and reimbursement/payroll processes. New interpreters are expected to attend from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Interpreters currently on the list will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Please bring your Social Security card and photo ID with you. The school district has a high demand for languages other than Spanish. Register by calling the Community Education office at 507-376-6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment. There is no charge for this training.

  • Substitute Teacher & Paraprofessional Orientation

    Once again, we are offering a Substitute Teacher & Paraprofessional Orientation on Monday, August 13 at Prairie Elementary, Room #142, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Discover what is involved in a typical day of substituting by attending. We will provide you with relevant information about the application process, duties, expectations, scheduling, and wages. Those who have a bachelor's degree in any field may apply for a Minnesota Tier I teacher license. There is a fee to obtain this license. All paraprofessional applicants are required to have a high school diploma or GED. Register by calling the Community Education office at 507-376-6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment. There is no charge for this training.

  • West Learning Center's Summer Food Program Schedule -

    Summer meals will be available to all children age 18 and younger at the West Learning Center. There is no cost for these meals.  Adults meals are available for $4.00 per meal. Registration is not necessary. Click here for more information and other participating sites.

    June 6-29 Breakfast @ West Learning Center 7:30-8:00 am
    June 11-August 10 Lunch @ West Learning Center 11:30 am-1:00 pm


    Habrá comidas de verano disponibles para todos los niños de 18 años de edad o menores en el edificio West Learning Center. No hay costo por estas comidas. Hay comidas para adultos, disponibles a $4.00 por comida. No es necesario registrarse. Haga clic aquí para ver más información y otros sitios participantes.

    Junio 6-29 Desayuno @ West Learning Center 7:30-8:00 am

    Junio 11-Agosto 10 Almuerzo @ West Learning Center 11:30 am-1:00 pm

  • #Market Smarter – Online Presence, Sales and Growth

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center 

    Keynote speaker Ursula Mentjes, is an award-winning entrepreneur and sales expert. The founder of Sales Coach Now, she is an inspirational speaker and triple best-selling author.

    Included in this daylong event will be several other professional speakers and breakout sessions.

    Click here for complete event information. 

    Cost is $69/person (after June 1, $89/person). Register in advance by calling the Community Education office at 507-376-6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment.

  • Transition Programs held May 7 & 8

    The High School Transition Program for parents of children new to Worthington High School were held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the Worthington High School.  There were sessions in English, Spanish, and Karen.  Transition sessions were also held at Worthington Middle School on May 8 in multiple languages.  These meetings are hosted annually by the school counselors and bilingual family liaisons. 

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