All Bloomington Community Education Adult Enrichment classes, including fitness classes and Learning Exchange classes, are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 mitigation.  Please watch this website for more information.

Bloomington Community Education offers enrichment classes to adults of all ages. Classes are available year-round and can be found in our catalog, which is delivered to Bloomington homes three times per year. Classes are taught by certified and professional instructors as well as members of the community who have a passion for the subject of their class. 

Metro South Adult Basic Eduction offers classes for adults seeking classes in English as a second language, adult diploma, GED, career pathways and college prep.  

Learning Exchange offers learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities.  

Bloomington Community Education publishes a catalog of enrichment classes three times per year: August, December, and March. In the catalog you will find information regarding all of our programs and classes for early learners, young learners and adult learners. 

Registration is now open for winter/spring and summer 2020 classes. 

Winter/Spring 2020 Catalog

Summer 2020 Catalog

Contact

Michelle Glynn
Adult Enrichment Coordinator
952-681-6108
mglynn@isd271.org

Adult Class Registration Secretary
952-681-6132
adultenrichment@isd271.org

Adult Enrichment

NEW!  Online class options

Bloomington Community Education is offering online class options to replace some onsite classes.  Check back often for new class listings.

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Learn from a national Voice-Over artist as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your voice for commercials, films, and videos!  This is a business that you can handle on your own turf, in our own time, and with practically no overhead.  Register today!  The instructor will email participants information on how to attend the webinar for this class.
Tuesday, April 21
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$39

Register here.

Bloomington Community Education provides over 250 classes to adults including classes in:

  • Artistic endeavors
  • Business and investment
  • Computers and technology
  • Culinary skills
  • Dance and music
  • Finance
  • Fitness
  • Health and wellness
  • Hobbies and special interests
  • Home improvement
  • World languages and cultures

Registration is now open for winter/spring and summer 2020 classes!

Registration Information 

Cancellations

  • Cancellations that are customer-initiated must be received within five or more business days in order to qualify for a full refund, minus at $10 processing fee, per person, for each class cancelled. 
  • Cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start of the class will not be eligible for a refund.
  • There are no refunds issued after the class has begun.
  • Community Education reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet the minimum enrollment.

Do you have a special skill, talent, or hobby that you would like to share with other Bloomington residents? Have you ever wanted to teach a Community Education class? Bloomington Community Education is seeking adult instructors for the fall 2020 session. Course proposals are due April 23, 2020.

Course Proposal  

Metro South Adult Basic Education

Metro South Adult Basic Education provides English as a Second Language, Adult Diploma, GED, College Prep, and Career Pathways to Adult Students.

Metro South Adult Basic Education Website

Learning Exchange: Adults with Disabilities

Learning Exchange provides lifelong learning and community involvement opportunities for adults with disabilities. We offer a variety of customized classes and special events, as well as training and accommodations to include adults with disabilities 18 and older in all Community Education activities in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Classes take place at various locations in the four cities.

Learning Exchange is the LE in AR&LE: a consortium of the Adaptive Recreation departments of the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield, with Learning Exchange representing the school districts' community education programs.

Accommodations, interpreters and note takers are available for adults with disabilities who wish to participate in community education classes in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Requests must be placed at least 10 business days before class. Call 952-681-6109 Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for more information.

Learning Exchange Video

Learning Exchange publishes a catalog in conjunction with AR&LE three times a year in the fall, winter and spring. Learning Exchange classes are toward the back of the catalog. 

Spring/Summer 2020 Catalog

participant profile is required to participate in AR&LE programs.

Classes are located in several cities. For information on where your class is located, view the winter direction sheet or the spring/summer direction sheet.

Registration

Register by mail
Print and complete the Learning Exchange registration form in the catalog above. Mail with check or credit card information to:

ISD #271/Learning Exchange
2575 West 88th St. #340
Bloomington, MN 55431

Register by phone
Call 952-681-6109
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Be prepared to supply the information requested on the Learning Exchange registration form in the catalog above, along with credit card information. Do not leave registration information or credit card information on the voice mail.

Class Confirmation
If registering by mail or phone:
 Learning Exchange will mail a confirmation of the classes for which you are registered or on the wait list. You will also receive a page of addresses and directions to class sites.

If registering online: The website will inform you if you are on a wait list. The website will email you a confirmation and will email you a receipt. Download the direction sheet from the link above. Please review the policy information below.

Our learners with developmental disabilities need your assistance to get the most out of community education classes structured specifically for them. Classes in cooking, crafts, performing arts, self-development topics and more are held Monday - Thursday evenings during the school year in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Occasionally, classes are held on select weekends.

Each class needs between one and six volunteers, depending on the activity. 

As a volunteer, you start with a brief training so you know what to expect and how to comfortably work with learners.

Single-session classes are 1 to 1.5 hours long, and you can sign up at the beginning of each quarter to help with as few or as many as fit your schedule.

Sign Up

  1. Complete the volunteer application.
  2. Return your application:
    1. Email to jclarke@isd271.org 
    2. Mail to
      Learning Exchange
      2575 West 88th St. #340
      Bloomington, MN 55431 
    3. Fax to 952-681-6171. Call 952-681-6121 to let us know if you send a fax.
  3. We will email you a link to online training to complete at your convenience. 

Contact

Janet Clarke
Coordinator
952-681-6121
jclarke@isd271.org

Tuition Assistance

Limited financial assistance may be available to help reduce a Learning Exchange class fee. Fill out and submit this tuition assistance form

Contact

Learning Exchange
2575 W. 88th St., Room 340
Bloomington MN 55431

Note that Learning Exchange classes are not generally held at this address. See AR&LE catalog or class confirmation for class locations.

952-681-6109
952-681-6171 - fax

Judy Stelmazek
Program Secretary
952-681-6109
jstelmazek@isd271.org

Janet Clarke
Coordinator
952-681-6121
jclarke@isd271.org