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Auburn School Department - Vision 2020 [Auburn Adult and Community Education]

"Empowering life-long learners to succeed in a world yet imagined."

Every Auburn student is expertly prepared to be successful in a world that is yet to be fully imagined.  Our students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills, and apply these creatively to solve every day problems at school, home, work, and in the community.  Our students:

Communicate effectively, collaborate successfully, think flexibly, and transfer their knowledge and abilities to new situations, technologies, and contexts.

Set goals with confident self-awareness and develop innovative solutions.

Grow to internalize the core values of compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, respect and responsibiity.

Understand and expand knowledge in a global society, in social, economic, and politicial settings, and appreciate diversity.

Realize that learning is an ongoing process with continuous gains being celebrated along the way.

Our educational program is integrated, flexible, and personalized to maximize every learner's growth.  Our educational program:

Serves students socially, physically, cognitively, and emotionally.

Focuses on students interest, choice, personal goals and career exploration within the standards-based, interdisciplinary, and integrated curriculum.

Gives opportunity for students to learn both independently and collaboratively.

Ensures all students will explore and learn in a wide range and variety of venues, in public and private community-based organizations, the "great outdoors," virtual space and classroom settings.

Is flexible which allows each student's learning journey within an adjustable time frame and many possible routes.

Guarantees every student along the way, rich interdisciplinary experiences that stimulate reflections, dialogue and academic pride.

Our staff members are model learners, and collaborative educational leaders.  Our staff members:

Work with colleagues, other professionals and community members to research, identify, assess, develop and refine their craft.

Are knowledgeable, skilled, responsive professionals and who work with students to set learning goals, identifies customized, individualized learning experiences, coach, support, and assess progress and performance.

Create environments where it is safe to innovate and take risks, and where high expectations challenge and motivate.

Demonstrate that reflection, creative thinking, and innovation are valued.

Our community - staff, parents, families and community members - actively share the responsiblity for educating our students.  Our community members:

Contribute to goal setting, partner with staff to ensure student success, and support learning activities. 

Demonstrate mutual respect and collaboration among school board, school department, and various stakeholders.

Support the creation of state-of-the-art facilities and technologies with safe, flexible, appropriate, comfortable spaces.

Provide learning opportunities for students outside the school walls.

Partner in ensuring that all students are career and/or college ready.

Every Auburn student graduates with high aspirations, hope for the future, a passion for learning, and the capacities to accomplish their dreams.  Together, we prepare these citizens of the 21st century to make unique and valuable contributions and thrive on whatever world stages they choose.





Posted by Earlene Fraser  on February 1, 2015 | Read more in: Auburn School Department

Getting Paid to Talk [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Getting Paid to Talk

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field.

Instructor:  Jenny Marcotte

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

6:30pm to 9:00pm

GNGHS, Room 145

Visit or call 657-9612 to register!


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on January 29, 2015

PVAEC Releases 'Winter 2015' Newsletter! [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]



Posted by Hilda Roberts  on January 29, 2015

Biddeford Adult Education Graduates 2 CNA Classes [Biddeford Adult Education]

December 30th, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 7 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant class.

From L to R: Patti Feda, R.N. Instructor; Kati Duncan; Jillian Dee; Alicia White; Caitlin Beaulieu; Jessica Hebert; Jayde Foresman; Christina Gray; and Sue De Cesare, Community Adult Education Leader.

January 22nd, Biddeford Adult Education graduated 5 students in our Certified Nursing Assistant Class.

From L to R: Jessica Pinkerton; Ivy Mahaka; Kathy Bickford, R.N., Instructor; Michele VanderBloeman; Kimberly Alberts; and Francoise Harushimana

Congratulations to all our new C.N.A. Students.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on January 29, 2015 | Read more in: News

ServSafe - Don't wait until it's too late! [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

 We will be hosting a ServSafe Course on April 21, 2015

from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

at the Caribou Learning Center, 75 Bennett Drive, Caribou

Please call 207-493-4272 to register or for more information.

Preregistration and payment required in advance.

There is a minimum enrollment, 8 students, to run without postponement.

There is a maximum enrollment of 20 students.

Total cost of $125. includes: book, review, and exam.

For more information, click on links below:





Pretest at HERE to test your knowlege.


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on January 29, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, Post Secondary News, and Safety Courses

Classes Cancelled and Offices Closed [RSU 24 Adult Education]

All RSU 24 Adult Education daytime and evening classed are cancelled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Our office will be closed and all appointments and meetings are cancelled.


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on January 27, 2015

Ellsworth Holds International Pot Luck [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education is hosting an international potluck.  The dinner is free.   Please bring a dish to share that is typical for your family and culture.    Whether you grew up in the Downeast region of Maine or in another country, there are always certain dishes that remind you of your own growing up. 

We look forward to a very simple evening of food and converation--celebrating diverse cultures in our community.  

When: Monday, February 2nd, 5pm

When:  Caferia, Hancock County Technical Center, 112 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth

Who:  Family and Friends

Bring:  Dish to share

Questions?  Email Annie Sargent, or call 664-7110.  





Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 27, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Guided Meditation [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Guided Meditation

Meditation allows us to focus on our 'within' and brings us to a relaxed state. We can shut out external noise for short periods of time allowing the body to rest and refocus. Join Bob Beane, holistic care practitioner as he guides you through this meditation session.

Monday, February 2, 2015

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $20

Loacation:  GNGHS, Rm #172

Visit or call 657-9612 to register!



Posted by Theresa Boynton  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

RSU24 Adult Education Classes Canceled Tuesday, 1/27/15 [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU 24 Adult Education classes (daytime and evening) are cancelled for Tuesday, Jan. 27th, due to the impending blizzard heading our way. Our office will be closed, also. Stay safe!


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on January 26, 2015

Tuesday, January 27th - UTC Adult Education Classes postponed [United Technologies Center]

All evening UTC Adult Education Classes

for Tuesday, January 27th

are cancelled due to the snow storm. 


Classes that were scheduled to begin will start the next regularly scheduled class. 


Posted by Jody White  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News