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Teach for Us - Spring 2015! [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

If you have a skill, talent or interest that you would like to share please consider teaching a class at Marshwood Adult Education.  We are currently seeking instructors for our Winter/Spring 2015 semester which will run from the end of February - end of May.  If interested please click on the course proposal link or contact our office at

Thanks for considering Marshwood Adult Education!


Posted by J Wade  on September 16, 2014

School Garden 101 Short Course at Central School [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Tuesday October 21st The Cooperative Extension will be offering their  School Garden 101course here at Central starting. Here is the outline:

School Garden 101 Short Course

Dates: October 21  Tuesdays, November 4 , 28, December 2, 2014 , 18, 25 and

Time: 4:30 – 7:00 PM  

Location:  Central School, 197 Main St, South Berwick, ME 03908

Cost:  $60 (materials & all classes)

CEU:  1.5 CEUs available upon successful course completion.

October 21  – School Composting:  Outdoor Compost Basics and Classroom Worm Composting; School Composting Discussion and Resources

October 29  – Your School Garden Soil  ; Discussion – Your School Garden Goals

November 4  – Seed Starting 101:   Building your own Classroom Light Stand; Direct Seeding and Transplanting into the Garden. Discussion: Laying the Groundwork for the School Garden

November 11   –  Planning the Vegetable Garden; Garden Planning Activity. Discussion: Thinking About Summer

November 25   – Extending the Garden Season;   Raised Beds with Hoops for 3 Seasons; Growing Winter Greens and building a Small Moveable Hoop House. Discussion: Options for School Gardens in the fall/winter.

December 2 Pest Management;   – Weed, Insect and Disease Management in the School Garden. Discussion: Summer Maintenance and Local Resources

More info here: Contact Vicki Stewart @ if you are interested in attending!


Posted by J Wade  on September 16, 2014

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 flexibily, 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.

Guartantees 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 September 16, 2014 | Read more in: Auburn School Department

Register for Line Dancing Now! [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Join us for some fun and exercise and learn many popular dances. 

Call 657-9612 or click on the link below to register now!

Line Dancing


Posted by Stephanie Haskins  on September 15, 2014 | Read more in: Upcoming Classes

September Newsletter [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on September 15, 2014 | Read more in: News

Personal Support Specialist Course Begins October 2 [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]

RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education will be offering a Personal Support Specialist course beginning on October 2.  The course will be taught by Becky Russell.  For more information and/or to register, please visit the Courses portion of the Adult Education website at


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on September 11, 2014

QLP, CLP, LPF, and Pesticide Continuing Education Credit Opportunity [Houlton/Hodgdon RSU 29/70 Adult Education]

A Log Grading Workshop is scheduled at Never's Wood Yard in New Limerick on October 10 from 8:30 am - 3:00 p.m.  Registration is required.  Click for more details and registration information.


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on September 11, 2014

Newly formed Ellsworth School Department Launches Adult Education program [Ellsworth Adult Education]

The Ellsworth School Department is launching a new adult education program.     The program is expected to be up and running by October 20, 2014.   "The program is the in start of phase", according to newly hired director, Annie Sargent.   "We are installing phone service and internet, ordering furniture and equipment and materials."   The program is located in the same space as the former RSU 24 Adult Education's Ellsworth Learning Center.  Sargent, formerly Annie Sargent Slayton, was the Adult Education Director for RSU 24 until September 5th.  In her new role she will be Adult Education Director, Student Advisor and Teacher.   She's in the process of hiring another teacher and two administrative staff positions to support the program. 

The program will offer academic services such as Building the Basics (Reading, Writing, Math, Digital Literacy) English Language Literacy,  college preparation and pre-requisites.  Formal classes, learning labs, and volunteer tutoring sessions will be provided.  "We are seeking volunteers to tutor learners at all levels and subjects," urges Sargent.  

Workforce training will also be provided.  These offerings will include Certified Nursing Assistant, Office Skills to start and Health Information Technology, Building, Hospitality and Entrepreneurial pathways will also be explored during this year.  

Enrichment offerings will be in force starting in January, when our customers have more time to explore new interests.     Sargent reports a small selection of offerings will be advertised to start late October.   "If you have an idea for a course or want to teach for us this year send an email to and I'll be in touch," says Annie Sargent Slayton.   



Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 11, 2014 | Read more in: News

ConnectME [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]

We provide students and the general public information on how to use broadband internet services for education, enrichment, to access governmental services and health information.


Posted by Anne Patterson  on September 11, 2014

Tim Dresser Receives The Gerald LeVasseur Award from Maine Adult Education Association [Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education]

Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education announces that director Tim Dresser was presented with the prestigious Gerald LeVasseur Award at the annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in June 2014. 

 The Gerald LeVasseur Award is given to one outstanding Adult Ed director each year in recognition of his or her outstanding and unusual work in the field of Adult and Community Education.  Dresser began as an adult education director in Rockland where he initiated a successful partnership with Literacy Volunteers to open a learning center there in the 1990’s.  After he became Director in Camden/Rockport, he established the daytime Adult Learning Center in Camden and recently engaged the West Bay Rotarians assistance in the re-opening of the Hospitality House, thereby creating educational, advising and tutoring resources for the homeless of Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties.  In addition to his duties as director, Tim is President for West Bay Rotary for 2014-2015.  He serves on the board of the community agency MCH, Inc., which helps seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals maintain independence with dignity, and he has delivered Meals-on-Wheels in Camden for the past 8 years.  He also supports United Midcoast Charities, Make A Wish of Maine, and Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing.  He has served on the board of the Maine Adult Education Association including as president, and is a relentless advocate for the support of adult education in Maine, both in Augusta and in the local community. 

Five Town CSD’s Adult Education office is located at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport.  Contact them at or 236-7800, ext 5.


Posted by Tim Dresser  on September 10, 2014