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ASU program encourages participants to share love for learning

February 14, 2007

Sun City residents will have the opportunity to learn how to share their expertise in the classroom when Arizona State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents “Become an Instructor - Share Your Passion!” The program is designed to encourage participants to share their love and excitement for teaching. The workshop begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Menke Sun City Room.

Ernie Stech, a member of ASU’s Emeritus College and a lifetime educator with a large variety of adult education experience, will present the workshop and provide participants with the essential “how-to’s” of classroom teaching.

“Many of the residents of Sun City possess knowledge and experience in many fields,” said Stech. “This workshop provides the opportunity for these individuals to learn how to share their expertise in the classroom. Students will take away from this workshop a degree of enthusiasm and confidence that they can be a successful instructor in their community.”

Topics discussed will include preparation of a course syllabus and description, creation of course materials and handouts, presentation techniques, ways to get participants involved in discussions, and things to know about teaching adults in Sun City.

This workshop is one of more than 85 classes and lectures being offered in the Sun City communities this spring.  For registration and class information, call the local ASU Lifelong Learning office in Sun City at (602) 377-8390 or visit online

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ASU provides stimulating, university-quality learning experiences for older adults with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and interests who are interested in learning for the joy of learning. Noncredit short courses, lectures, travel opportunities and workshops taught by ASU faculty, emeritus faculty and talented community volunteers are offered at ASU campuses and community sites throughout the Phoenix metro area.