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After-School Art Programs in Full Swing [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Caption: Kayla Betts (left), Eliza Fournier (center) and Liam Burlingham practice mural design and technique at Flanagan Community Building in Rockland. Oceanside Middle schoolers in Arts with Heart will be creating murals for several sites in the community.

 

Several Arts in Action workshops are now under way at RSU 13 schools. The after-school arts programs are offered by RSU 13 Adult and Community Education to create opportunities for youth to share their talents. 

Arts with Heart, a program for students in grades 6 through 8, teaches mural design and painting techniques. Mural project partners include the Rockland Transfer Station and The Landing Place. The year-long program focuses on collaborative mural work and creating one-of-a-kind beautification pieces while creating opportunities to combine fine arts education with community arts projects. Arts with Heart is hosted by the Flanagan Community Building/YMCA.

Arts @ Work, a year-long mentorship program for students in grades 9 through 12, aims to deepen artistic learning, enhance student portfolios, and introduce students to community studio arts and arts administration. The mentorship program is hosted by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab. 

Art Club, a program for students in grades 4 and 5, encourages students to use a variety of art topics to create their own projects. Each week, new techniques and lessons on using new materials are introduced. 

Instructor Alexis Iammarino leads the Arts with Heart and Arts @ Work programs; Art Club is hosted by Thomaston Grammar School and led by Cynthia McGuirl.

For more information or to register for the Arts in Action workshops, call 594-9764 or go to rsu13.coursestorm.com/category/arts-crafts.

 

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on January 7, 2019

Lewiston, Auburn Adult Ed Continue Shared Brochure For 2019 [Lewiston Adult Education]

 

 

Rebecca Schoen will teach the Cooking Matters class during the Winter-Spring 2019 semester for Lewiston Adult Education.  Lewiston and Auburn will have all classes listed in a joint brochure coming out in January.

 

Two local adult education programs are teaming up again for the Winter-Spring 2019 semester.

The joint brochure for Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult & Community Education is scheduled to go out to Lewiston and Auburn mailboxes in early January. Readers will have to look at one side of the booklet and then turn it over to see both sides.

Auburn’s classes for the semester include new classes on Tiny Houses, Container Gardening as well as Introduction to Golden Prospecting. Returning favorites include Mary Dempsey’s Laughter Yoga along with another wellness class, Pound Fit.

Basic Car Repairs, Perennials and Portuguese top the list of new Lewiston classes. Comedian Dawn Hartill is coming back to teach Standup Comedy Workshop and Rebecca Schoen will serve as the instructor for Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters shows students how to prepare healthy meals and shop on a limited budget.

Lewiston’s workforce listing has information on two Certified Nursing Assistant programs and two welding classes. A separate page in the Auburn section provides information on the construction program.

For more information about the classes, head to Lewiston’s website, www.lewiston.maineadulted.org or call 207-795-4141.  Auburn’s website is www.auburn.maineadulted.org and their main number is 207-333-6661.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on January 2, 2019 | Read more in: News

SCAE Spotlight on Linda Lavertu [Sanford Community Adult Education]

Spotlight – Linda Lavertu

Linda Lavertu Has Enjoyed a Long Career  With SCAE

Nearly 30 years ago, Springvale native Linda Lavertu  was looking for teaching opportunities, after  being at home raising her children when they were young.  “When I decided to return to teaching, I chose  to work at SCAE,” Linda says. “I knew several people who had attended and/or worked there, and they had great things to say about the program. I was offered a job, was up for the challenge, and the rest is history!”

Over the past 29 years Linda has taught reading, writing and mathematics classes. Currently, her focus is on teaching math. “I really enjoy teaching math,” Linda says. “Many students did not have good math experiences in school.  I try to get them involved and interested through participation, hands-on projects and I always connect math skills to the real world. Paying attention to students’ needs, building self-confidence and letting them know you care does amazing things.”

Linda, a graduate of Sanford High School and Plymouth State College in New Hampshire, lives in Sanford with her husband of 41 years, Tom.  The couple has two sons and two granddaughters.

Even though she has been with SCAE for nearly three decades, Linda still brings excitement to her job. She says the challenges of teaching math to adults – some who may have been out of school for many years – has been very rewarding.  “To help students learn, grow and succeed is so gratifying and wonderful,” she says. “They accomplish things they never thought they would with our help and by working very hard.

Linda particularly enjoys the sense of teamwork she feels at SCAE. “We have a terrific staff, and we all work together to do what's best for our students,” she says.

Linda particularly enjoys the program’s graduation ceremonies. “I think SCAE graduations say it all,” she says. “Some students go on to college, some get jobs and some take more classes with us. Some of our students just want to be able to say they have a high school diploma or high-school equivalency. No matter what the circumstance, every students feels so good  about him/herself and what they have accomplished. When you know you have helped, that’s what teaching  is all about.”

SCAE Director Allen Lampert  is glad  Linda has made a career working for the adult education program. “Linda has always provided our program outstanding instruction and cares deeply about our students,” he says. “SCAE has been incredibly lucky to have her on our team.”

 

Posted by Lisa Blanchette  on January 2, 2019 | Read more in: News

College Transition Program Has January Start In Lewiston [Lewiston Adult Education]

Amy Hatch, College Transition Program instructor, left, poses with College Transition Program graduate Bright Lukusa during a December graduation celebration at the B Street Community Center in Lewiston.

LEWISTON

People looking to prepare for college and for scholarship help can sign up for the Winter-Spring 2019 session of the College Transition Program at Lewiston Adult Education.

The free program reviews reading, writing and math skills in a college-style setting. It will include an expanded focus on time management as well as finding and applying for scholarships.

Class begins on Jan. 15 at Lewiston Adult Education's suite at the B Street Community Center on 57 Birch St. in Lewiston. The 14-week session will have Tuesday and Thursday classes. 

Students will visit the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College and Central Maine Community College during the semester. Representatives from Northeast Technical Institute, the Maine Educational Opportunity Center and the Finance Authority of Maine will make classroom appearances to help students consider a number of education options.

 The session ends with a graduation celebration that includes previous CTP graduates giving advice about going to college or technical college. Bright Lukusa was one of four former CTP students to talk about topics including classes and financial aid.

Call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 to start the application process, to schedule a CASAS assessment or to find out more about the program

 






 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on December 31, 2018 | Read more in: News

Local Cable Channel Interview [Biddeford Adult Education]

Click on the picture below to watch Paulette Bonneau and Sue De Cesare's interview with Toni from public access.

 

 

 

Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on December 27, 2018 | Read more in: News and Newsletters

COURSE CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, CLARIFICATIONS, AND OTHER SCHEDULING INFORMATION [Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education]

WINTER 2019

 

SNOWMOBILIE SAFETY IS NOW OFFERED THROUGH BALDWIN COMMUNITY CENTER (BCC) INSTEAD OF SVACE. DATE AND TIMES ARE THE SAME (SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 9 AM TO 4). LOCATION IS BCC, 534 PEQUAWKET TRAIL, WEST BALDWIN. POINT OF CONTACT IS DANIELLE TAYLOR AT 625-9107, dtaylorbaldwin@gmail . BCC WILL COLLECT REGISTRATIONS AND FEES.

THURSDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL WILL START MARCH 7 INSTEAD OF FEBRUARY 28 DUE TO ACTIVITIES AT SVES.

 

BRIDGE IS  BEING POSTPONED DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES WITH INSTRUCTOR’S FAMILY MEMBER. DATES ARE PENDING.

 

 

Posted by Renee Payeur  on December 20, 2018

Winter Spring 2019 Catalog now available! [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Greetings!

Whether you want to improve your foundation skills, earn a high school diploma, prepare for a new career, improve your health or explore a new hobby, you’ll find opportunities at Ellsworth Adult Education!  You’ll find a diverse collection of offerings--some tried and true and some new ones -- in our new Winter Spring 2019 Course Catalog.  We hope you’ll browse the catalog to learn more about your community adult education program.  Ellsworth Adult Education offers a lot more than most people think.  

Our Winter/Spring 2019 catalog will be delivered to postal patrons in Ellsworth and other 04605 towns, as well as Hancock and most of the Blue Hill peninsula first thing in the New Year!   If you don't receive a copy of the catalog and would like one mailed to you, just contact us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org, or by telephone at 207.664.7110.  

To browse our courses by category or alphabetically, just click on the " Courses " tab at the top of the page.  To register using our secure on-line portal, click on the title of the class and then on the red "register" icon.  To register by mail, print our  registration form  and send it with a check, money order, or debit/credit card information to the address at the bottom of this page.  Please make every effort to register at least one week in advance of the class start date.

We are already exploring offerings for the Fall 2019 semester so if you have an idea for a course you’d like to suggest, please contact us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or 207.664.7110.  We are YOUR adult education program.  If you represent an organization, we’re eager to connect with you about how we can work together to provide offerings to benefit the town of Ellsworth and its citizens.  I encourage you to reach out to us!

Annie Sargent, Director




 

Posted by Annie Sargent  on December 19, 2018

Winter/Spring 2019 Catalogue [Bonny Eagle Adult Education]

 Click on the photo below to view our 2019 catalogue.

 

 

Posted by Linda Winton  on December 18, 2018

Class Materials List [Bath]

 

 

Click here for the list of supplies for the Acrylics, Beginning Class.

 

Posted by Sherri Mathison  on December 18, 2018 | Read more in: News and Events