ANTE UP! Certification

CERTIFICATE

Visit the certificate section to learn more about what the requirements are to obtain an ANTE UP! certificate.

 

FEES

For 2018 all courses are $500 per person per course. Each course lasts five weeks; four weeks of instruction / meeting with one week to submit final contribution as week five. Each course is three hours and no more than twelve participants. Fees cover logistics of hosting and offering accessible technology for participants. Fees also cover offering a fair compensation for guest speakers, instructors, and co-instructors. Finally, fees cover the options and needs of legal representation, accreditation and certification fees, and planning for the future.

Payment plans are available on a case by case basis. . Participants are expected to pay in full 72 hours prior to the course

All courses for 2018 are lead by Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSE. Read Bianca’s bio and CV.

WHY THE PRICE?

The price is based on the labor involved in creating the space, syllabus, researching, and making the learning space accessible.  In order to grow we must invest. In order to offer fair and livable wages to staff we must have our courses and offerings reflect the sustainability of the individual. You will find that our prices are much less than other accredited schools and universities that do not offer what we do. You may also find that our prices may be much higher than other similar professional development spaces, yet they do not do what we do with our clear and direct vision of investing in BIPOC from the structural to systemic levels and that is why we ANTE UP!

 

PAYMENT

All participants are expected to pay 100% of the course fees by the first day of class, three hours before the course begins. This period of time offers an opportunity to confirm funds have been received. Courses are listed on Central Time. Payment plans are available for future courses. Paypal, Venmo, and Square payments accepted. Invoice and contract available for organizations and university programs. Individual intensive courses are available for a different fee.

 

Groups interested in hosting a private intensive may contact us to discuss options. Please have at least 3 days and times (3 hours total each week for four weeks) available for scheduling. I

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Participants enrolled in the certificate program are offered the opportunity to apply and be selected to receive scholarship funds as often as they wish. Participants who are not in the certificate program may only apply for scholarship funds a total of 3 times in one year. Scholarship recipients must use the scholarship for the course applied for and cannot be postponed for future use unless requested in writing and approved in writing by the second session per course.

 

ACCESS

How accessible are your courses and certificate program?

Each course is done virtually. A WIFI connection and device to participate is required. Participants are expected to use the video feature of their device to be in the course and participate fully. We are using the online platform ZOOM which offers chat room features, screen share features, video use, and recording. Each session per course will be recorded and made available for participants. I will also encourage participants to utilize the online collective Google document for notetaking in class so that all participants may add to and share their notes and have a discussion with others in the document.

Readings include a variety of texts that are at different reading levels and tiers. For each course the syllabus identifies the tier of each reading. Some participants may find tier 3 reading easier than one and readings are selected to challenge us to learn and create knowledge and unlearn through a variety of texts. Texts include films, advertisements, oral narratives, theories, videos, social media hashtag, online searches, music, poetry, and art.

A majority of readings are made available to participants. Some texts are required to purchase for the course and these texts fluctuate for each course as they are updated. The first priority of open source and access readings and texts then hard copy texts.

All of the courses currently are offered and held in US English. Bianca’s first language is Spanglish and she knows as much ASL as she does HTML: enough to be dangerous but find the trash can. We are open to folks translating our courses for those who wish to purchase them to learn and to complement their learning experiences. I am fully invested in making this learning space as accessible as possible. This is a learning experience for me as well and I know I may have done something incorrect already and need to be told so I may correct. Please be in touch if you see something like this! Safety and access are community efforts.