never stop learning!

announcing the
june 2021 session
starting june 8

If learning is a vital part of your life, The Learning Collaborative (TLC) offers you a wonderful opportunity to join with others - people who bring their life interests and experiences, contributing to a rich exchange of ideas. The program’s expert instructors lead fascinating discussions on topics that range from science to current affairs, from the arts to interpersonal relationships.

June session classes begin June 8

LET'S BEGIN

This Semester, all TLC Courses are offered online via Zoom.  

When you register online for the summer session, you'll receive a confirming email with the Zoom links for the full 36-course offering. (Note: Don't worry if the links are not yet available. You'll get a reminder email with the links the day before the start of classes.)

IMPORTANT -If you are registering online for the first time, an account will be set up automatically for you when you sign up . You'll also have access to your account (My Account) after you register, where you'll find the course Zoom links. You'll always be able to get the class links, anytime you want.

Registering online is a relatively new experience, and we've worked hard to make it easy to find what you want. Courses and instructors are all linked together so you can find what you're looking for with just a few clicks. We've recorded some quick videos to show you how it works. If you get stumped, check out our Website Help!

We look forward to your registration!

comments From Our Students

I thoroughly enjoy The Learning Collaborative. It has added so much pleasure to my life and I have learned so much over the course of the last 7-8 years. Thank you for all the great course choices and kudos to all the marvelous and competent instructors.

Bill always seems to have his fingers on the pulse of what’s timely and happening in the community at large—The course keeps me informed about current events, which I really need; because at times one can become oblivious to matters not always addressed on the 6:00 News. He’s timely and informative.

Bill Batson’s courses are always current and pithy and absolutely timely. They also always deal with creating a more just society, something we surely could use! I ALWAYS learn and grow from his courses — and read his newsletter every week!

Robin Brancato is an excellent teacher. She is well-organized and stimulates great discussions. All the movies she selected were very interesting. All around a very enjoyable course. Hoping she continues to do it and will gladly join, again.

The facilitators were warm and welcoming, and encouraged class participation. Great demonstrations and knowledgeable presenters. Gave insights into musical theatre, dance and song and what lay behind their creation from people who were part of this world.

The instructor has a wealth of information and used a variety of means to illustrate his points. It was especially interesting to watch the videos that he provided. It greatly enriched the content. Although it was basically a lecture course, given that we were all there to learn more about this topic, the format was perfect.

Jim did provide opportunities for asking questions and tapping our own experiences with China from trips that classmates had made in the past.

Although there was some technical difficulty at the beginning, this was straightened out by the second session. The same is true, for some problems in sticking to the assigned timeslot... this too was remedied promptly.

Susan Barnett chose a wonderful piece of literature (Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway”) for the class to read and discuss. Susan lead the lively discussions with interesting questions and facts about Woolf’s life and work. I’ve taken many courses with Susan and I’ve never been disappointed. Susan has been able to seamlessly embrace the online learning experience.

The book was not easy reading. With the guidance is Susan, it became a joy to explore the day in the life of a woman in upper class English society following WW1 and a pandemic. The writing and accompanying articles created a backdrop for stimulating discussion.

Carl Rattner's presentations were chock full of much information and great examples from art. It was a small group, so easy to communicate, Loved it.

Phyllis was able to tackle the extremely difficult course material and present it in a way that we were able to understand it. She did this by patiently presenting different subjects in different ways and reviewing it periodically. Phyllis was unbelievably prepared with wonderful slides and small videos. It was a great course, and it was very timely because she integrated the genetics with the Covid vaccines, the variants, etc.

Phyllis Citrin is an outstanding teacher, one every student at any stage of education would love to have. She tackles difficult concepts and brings them to the student’s individual level; she welcomes all questions, from whatever knowledge base the questions come from, and answers every single one until the student understands. And she is very good at it. She thoroughly explains and reviews difficult concepts expertly. She loves to teach and it shows!

The selection of great thinkers was diverse and opened the door to a more intimate overview of their ideas, accomplishments and often avant-garde perspectives. Before listening to the recordings, their respective obituaries are shared. The class is also e-mailed the texts and selected pictures. This adds dimension.

"Alice’s boundless depth of knowledge made every page of Moby-Dick come alive.  It is a rich epic novel and an unforgettable experience."

Thank you to the Board for running the Learning Collaborative on this Zoom platform. It has been wonderful taking courses in 2020/2021. So much human contact has been taken from us during the pandemic: having these courses each week has really enhanced my life.
The guided homework assignments have provided me with interesting films and reading material to fill my free time.

featured june session courses

Rescuers During the Holocaust: What They Can Teach Us About Human Nature?

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Rene Magritte and His Thought-Provoking Paintings

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Growing up with Rock ’n Roll: Blasts from the Past 

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Smooth Downsizing, Staying Organized!

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Session 1 Summer 2021 Registration

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Current Issues in Policing

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The Life and Works of Irene Nemirovsky (and a Sneak Preview!)

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Tales of the Folk

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Let’s Take a Good Look at Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

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Black Lives Matter  

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Cognitive Health in Older Adulthood

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Great Women in Art

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A Writer’s Journey

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Dance in Spain as Embodied Resistance

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24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves

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The Rise and Fall of Letchworth Village

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Wisdom Through Humor

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The Case Against Reparations to African Americans for the Enslavement of Their Ancestors

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Rob Sings, Plays, and Answers Questions about His Sixty Years as a Rock Performer

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The Ukraine: A Geopolitical Tinderbox.

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Great Arias of Tenors and Baritones/Basses

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Introducing the Lute

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Celebrated Authors Reading from Their Works

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What is Yoga?

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From North Dakota to the Metropolitan Opera House

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Vital MovementTM

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Moving Pictures

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Science Fiction as a Predictor

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Henri Matisse

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A Discussion of the Film Minari

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Mindful Chair Yoga

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A Blueprint for American Leadership in the Biden Administration 

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It’s a Mitzvah!: The Role of Rights, Responsibilities, and Obligations in the Jewish Tradition

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Motown Records and Berry Gordy

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The Roots of Rock ’n Roll

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Beginning Piano Improvisation

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War’s Consequences: Two Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway

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Welcome to the Summer 2021 Session of The Learning Collaborative

The Learning Collaborative is pleased to announce its special Summer program starting on Tuesday, June 8th, and continuing for the three following Tuesdays.  The curriculum covers a wide range of topics and interests: 
 
Yoga and movement, a full range of music courses, literature, leadership, film, fine arts, targeted historical explorations, and so much more.
 
Each Tuesday session offers three choices for each of three time periods. Advanced registration is not required for any class. Simply register and on presentation days, log on to the classes that appeal to you.  
 
Please take this opportunity to view a description of each of the 36 one-day courses.  All this for the low fee of $60 - come and Enjoy!
 
Sam Mazen,
Board Chair

HELP AND RESOURCES

Navigating the Online Course Library

Watch our short video to learn about selecting and registering for online Courses. 

 

Using your Student Dashboard to find your Zoom links

We've made it easy for you to log onto your Student Dashboard and see the links to the 36 Summer Session courses.  Click here to watch a short video on how it works. 

Quick Tips and Tricks Using Zoom

Download this overview of Zoom so you can be ready to get the most out of your TLC courses.

Other Assistance on the TLC Website

We've worked hard to make it easy for you to get the information you need on the TLC website. Please be sure to take advantage of these resources:

The TLC Frequently Asked Questions Page

The TLC Contact Page where you can complete the form