Basic First Aid
What is first aid? Knowing how to appropriately apply first aid can be the difference between life and death. Come join Sioux Falls firefighter Jeremy Robertson as he instructs attendees on the basics of first aid. This session does not qualify for certification. Consult the schedule for time and location.
Introduction to CPR
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a skill comprised of chest compressions, airway management and rescue breathing coordinated to save a life. Join Sioux Falls firefighter Jeremy Robertson as he provides instruction on how to administer CPR. This session does not qualify for certification. Consult the schedule for time and location.
Parents will learn how to recognize dyslexia and about the type of reading/spelling instruction that is most effective for their children (dyslexic or not). After teaching in the public schools, Karin Merkle started her own tutoring service in the Black Hills, where she strives to raise community awareness of dyslexia through presentations, events, and the sharing of resources. Consult the schedule for time and location.
Introduction to Rhythm and Dynamics in Music
Clap your hands. Stomp your feet! Musical rhythms are all around us. Come learn how to make music with a variety of instruments as well as your own voices, hands and feet! In this class, students are introduced to the world of rhythm and dynamics through games, instruments and group activities. Instructor, Beth Feltes, has a B.A. degree in Music and has been teaching piano and voice lessons for 5 years.
There will be two sessions both Friday and Saturday. Each class will be limited to 15 students. Please consult the schedule for class age restrictions.
Let's Paint Runaways
Want to try your hand at painting? Or maybe learn a few more skills on canvas? Back by popular demand is the painting workshop from Let's Paint Run-A-Ways. Workshops are 2.5 hours long and are offered for conference attendees aged 7-adult. The cost for each workshop is $15 and includes required materials and instruction. Participants will complete an original painting in each workshop. Workshop registration will be at the conference, near the registration table, on a first come, first served basis. Consult the schedule for time and location.
Playing with STEM
Kids, come and learn about some cool advances in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)! Both sessions will be held on Saturday. Consult the schedule for time and location.
In this class we will be discussing the importance of self awareness and building confidence. We are going to pair this with some very practical and efficient hand escapes followed with a wristlock. Your instuctor will be Mr. Ryan Schiebout, the owner and Head Sensei at the Sioux Falls Hapkido and Judo Club. He’s been practicing Martial Arts for 11 years, and currently holds a 3rd degree in Hapkido and a 2nd degree in Judo. Consult the schedule for this exciting activity's time and location.
If you can tie your shoes, you can learn to juggle! These informal juggling practice sessions, sponsored by members of Sooo Falls Juggle, will teach you the basic 3-ball juggling pattern, and give you some ways to continue practicing on your own. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Consult the schedule for time and location.
Weather with Brian Karstens
Brian holds weather classes for students in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. To learn more about upcoming sessions, please visit weatherworkshops.com. During the conference, Brian will be holding a free class to introduce students to his weather workshops. Please bring your weather questions for Brian and learn more about severe weather preparedness! Classes will not be held in the case of severe weather, as Brian will be busy. Consult the schedule for time and location.