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Prevent Class Cancellations [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

Registered in a class and not sure if it's going to run due to low enrollment? Give us a call to see how many registrations are needed and then go to work!  Talk it up to friends; co-workers; relatives; other members of a group you belong to. You can make a difference and avoid your own disappointment and others' when a class you really wanted to take gets cancelled.

If you and a group of your friends have an interest in a class you've seen in our brochure with a timeframe that doesn't work out, let us know of your interest and we will let you know if it is possible to create a new class and explain what it will take to do it.


  • A minimum number of participants is required for all classes
  • The decision to cancel a class must be made at least 2 business days before it starts (unless noted otherwise). If the minimum number hasn't been met - we have no choice but to cancel.

Also, don't wait to the last minute to sign up - we want to know you are coming!



Posted by Tim Dresser  on September 29, 2014 | Read more in: News

It's Time to Start Holiday Shopping! [MSAD #11 Adult Education]

New England Craft ShowShopping Extravaganza----Friday, November 14

 Deadline to register is October 14. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Is shopping one of your favorite past times? Want to get a head start on Christmas shopping? Do you love bargains and unique items? If so, you won’t want to miss this shopping extravaganza! An early departure will take us to Salem, New Hampshire for the 19th annual New England Craft and Specialty Food Fair. Over 250 of the region’s finest craftsmen and women will display and sell their arts, crafts, and specialty foods. After lunch at the show, a full afternoon of shopping awaits in tax free Nashua, NH where major thoroughfares (as well as the downtown area) are lined with all sorts of shopping opportunities. Bring your “shop until you drop” attitude because there’s more to do at the Merrimack Premium Outlets in the early evening. Plan to have dinner at one of the eateries in the outlet area before our 8:00 pm departure.  Just a few spaces left...REGISTER NOW!

                                                             Registration fee is only $89 and includes motorcoach transportation & craft fair ticket. Meals are on your own.

Pick up locations
Waterville: 7:00 a.m. at Elm Plaza parking lot
Gardiner: 7:45 a.m. at Hannaford parking lot

Return timeGardiner: 10:45 p.m.
Waterville: 11:30  p.m.


Posted by Diann Bailey  on September 29, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News

Ellsworth Adult Ed Seeking staff [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Ellsworth Adult Education is seeking a full-time teacher, a part-time evening coordinator and adjunct workforce and enrichment instructors.  

Below is information about the positions.  If you would like further information about the positions contact Annie Sargent, Director, Ellsworth Adult Education, 248 State Street, Suite 15, Ellsworth, ME, 04605, (207) 664-7110 (phone effective 10/1/14),

Submit applications to Daniel Higgins, Superintendent of Schools, Ellsworth School Department, 66 Main Street, Suite 201, Ellsworth, Maine 04605, 207.664.7100.  Download an Ellsworth School Department Application here. 

Adult Education Teacher  Seeking an energetic experienced teacher committed to serve on a small team to provide effective instruction to adults preparing them to meet College and Career Readiness standards and become economically self-sufficient in the 21st Century. 

Job responsibilities include:  Teaching, assessing and advising adult students in all academic content and career readiness areas.  These include Adult and Family Literacy, English language literacy, high school completion (HiSET & diploma), college preparation, and workforce training.  Teacher will 1) integrate technology and differentiate instruction; 2) use  best practice instructional techniques; 3) design student centered curricula that meet College and Career Ready Standards and show growth on the CASAS, Accuplacer and other standardized tests. 

Qualifications:    At least three years teaching experience.  Maine State Adult Ed Teacher certification in Math, with an additional endorsement preferred.  Ability and willingness to teach across all content areas required.  Demonstrated passion for serving disenfranchised adults and sensitivity and respect for adult students.  Candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, troubleshooting, technology organizational skills and attention to detail.  Candidate will demonstrate commitment to creatively meeting the needs of students and believe that all students can learn.   Knowledge of adult learning theory and experience with adult education practices preferred.      Flexibility to change job responsibilities based on student and program needs and initiatives.

Schedule:  FTE 1.0, school year calendar.  Some evening hours, as needed.  Start Date 10/1/14.

P/T Evening Coordinator   Seeking an energetic individual with excellent customer service, troubleshooting and technology skills   committed to serving on a small team to design and implement program to provide a wide range of services prepare  preparing them to meet College and Career Readiness standards and become economically self-sufficient in the 21st Century.  School year position with some extended school year hours. 

Job responsibilities include:  1) meeting and greeting students and instructors at sites throughout the community including preparing space, troubleshooting issues, and assisting with technology, 2) creating public relations materials, forms and other documents , 3) following up with students and instructors, 4) administering and processing course evaluations, 5) assisting with administrative tasks as assigned.

 Qualifications:    Candidates will demonstrate strong customer service, troubleshooting, technology,  organizational skills and attention to detail. 

 Schedule: Hourly position as needed—about 20-25 weeks a year, four evenings per week. 4pm-8pm, very occasional Friday or Saturday.  Flexibility with hours required.  Start Date 10/20/14


Adult Education Adjunct Instructors   Seeking energetic instructors to teach a broad range of offerings in our workforce and enrichment programs.    Seeking lectures, workshops, training and/or courses including, but not limited to:  health and fitness, cooking, arts and crafts, health occupations, technology, business and workforce training Some specific requests have included electrical wiring basics, medical office insurance forms, photography, quilting, automotive care  for the novice.   The opportunities are endless.   

Job responsibilities include:  Teaching, maintaining attendance records,  assessing students (in some cases.) 

Qualifications:    Experience, knowledge and experience to share; engaging and effective teaching skills and/or willingness to learn about adult education best practices.  Willingness to address diverse ecuational backgrounds and learning styles. 

Schedule:  Flexible opitions for offering formats both daytime, evening and weekends.   Range of schedules to include one session or an ongoing program.

NOTE:  For the adjunct instructor positions contact adultedinfo@ellsworthschools for a Course Proposal packet and to arrange a meeting with the director to discuss your ideas.   







Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 28, 2014 | Read more in: News

GED or High School Diploma Info [Region 9 Adult Education]

We have the help you have been looking for to get you on the road to your HiSet or diploma.  We offer one-on-one instruction or classes that will help you where you need the help.  How do you get started?   Call 364-2012 and ask for an enrollment appointment.


Posted by Andrea Hammond  on September 25, 2014

Zumba Fitness Party Session II [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]

Are you ready to pary yourself into shape? Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. The Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest - and most successful- dance-fitness program with more that 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes! Sign up today!

5 Mondays beginning Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Winthrop Grade School Gym, 5:45 - 6:45PM  $35


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on September 25, 2014 | Read more in: News

Free College Readiness Course Offered [Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education]



Through a partnership with the Maine Development Foundation and the University of Maine at Augusta, MSAD 11 (Gardiner) and Monmouth/Winthrop Adult Education are joining together to offer a College Readiness class this fall.  An adult learner project grant was awarded to the Kennebec Valley Adult Education Alliance to create a College Readiness course that will provide adult students with the tools and strategies needed to gain confidence and succeed in college. College credit will be awarded by UMA and KVCC for students taking this class and students who complete the 15 week course will be eligible for financial scholarships. This class will begin on October 21st from 1-4pm at both the Monmouth/Winthrop Adult Education and Gardiner sites. For more information please contact Christine McEwan at 377-2265 or Diann Bailey at 582-3774.


Posted by Wendy Shoppe  on September 25, 2014 | Read more in: News

Late Fall Offerings [Augusta Adult and Community Education]

Augusta Adult and Community Education Late Fall Offerings


AUGUSTA – Augusta Adult and Community Education has openings in the following classes for October and November:

* Introduction to Computers, 8:30-11:30 a.m., October 7 for 10 weeks.

* Six Feet Under, 6:00-9:00 p.m., October 7 for one night.

* Holistic Healing Energy, 6:00-8:30 p.m., October 8 for 3 weeks.

* Spanish I, 6:00-8:00 p.m., October 8 for 7 weeks.

* Sea Vegetables for Taste and Nutrition, 6:00-8:30 p.m., October 9 for one night.

* Painting on Silk, 6:00-9:00 p.m., October 14 for 5 weeks.

* Guitar I – Acoustic, 6:00-9:00 p.m. October 21 for 6 weeks.

* Make the Most of Your Money, 6:00-7:30 p.m., October 23 for 3 weeks.

* Silver Jewelry Making, 6:00-9:00 p.m., November 5 for 3 weeks.

* Popular Asian Dishes, 6:00-8:00 p.m., November 18 for 3 weeks.

* Make a Rug with Fabric, 6:00-9:00 p.m. November 25 for 3 weeks.

 * High School completion courses are offered Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. Please contact our office at 626-2470 to make an appointment for the free CASAS Educational assessment and to meet with our counselor.

* HiSET (high school equivalency certificate) test preparation and testing is also available by appointment.

* The College Transitions/Career Pathways program offers courses and counseling to assist students in upgrading their skills and choosing the path that is best suited for each individual. Please contact our office at 626-2470 to make an appointment for the free CASAS Educational assessment and to meet with our counselor.


For more information or to register, call 626-2470 or visit our website at


Posted by Helen Emery  on September 24, 2014

Hunter Safety Class [Whitefield Adult Ed, Sheepscot Valley RSU#12]

We have some changes to our Hunter Safety Class, the dates are as follows:  Windsor School, Sept 29th from 6-9 and then Sunday, Oct 12 from 8-4 at the Adult Education Office at 69 Augusta Rd. Whitefield.  Any questions, please call  549-4687


Posted by Carol Davis  on September 24, 2014 | Read more in: Events and News

Teach for us! [York Adult & Community Education]

York Adult Education is looking for teachers for Spring 2015. Do you have a special skill, talent, or interest that you would like to share with others? Such as gardening, cooking, technology, or crafts.

If you are interested please click on the link below for a course proposal form, or e-mail Andrea Winslow at




Posted by Andrea Winslow  on September 23, 2014 | Read more in: News

Welding Class offered through Adult Education [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]


Posted by Heidi Michaud  on September 19, 2014