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General MACEA meeting minutes 5.13.11 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]



Posted by Richard Lumb  on May 19, 2011

Course Idea Proposal Forms [Kittery Adult Education]


Course Idea Proposal Forms

***If you have trouble opening the above file you can use the sheet below to copy/paste info.


Instructor/Course Information Sheet

If you are interested in teaching a course for Kittery Adult Ed. please fill out the attached form. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us. If convenient, please email form back to or mail to Kittery Adult Education, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery, ME 03904.


Instructor Information: 

Name: ______                                                 


Address: ________________________________________________________________________

What is the best telephone number to reach you at during the day: _____________


Are you an Independent Contractor:  Yes    No

Are you a member of Maine State Retirement:           Yes       No


Please give a brief Bio. on yourself (approx. 35 words): ____________________________________________





Course Information: 

Course Title: _____________________

Start Date: ______________& Day: Mon., Tue., or Thurs. *we will also offer some Saturdays

*Please indicate 1st choice & 2nd Choice. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Classes will be offered 3 nights a week.


# of Weeks: ____________Time:_____________ (from 5:30-9 pm)

# of Students :_________(min) __________ (max)


Your requested pr/hr Fee: _____________

Material Fee: _________


Additional Room Needs:____________________________________


Will you be providing a Material List:   Yes        No


Are you flexible in reference to the above requests:     Yes       No


We will do press releases and publicize your course in our brochure to solicit enrollment. Please give a brief Course Description that may entice students (2 or 3 sentences): ______________________________________





 Please attach any jpeg images of your work/craft if you like.


Posted by Cindy Furbish  on May 12, 2011 | Read more in: News, Events, and Course Idea Proposal Form

Summer College Transitions Program [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Summer College Transitions Program. This program is designed for individuals looking to increase their earning potential by earning a two or four year degree. Any GED/High School Diploma-holding resident of Androscoggin County accepted to the program may enroll at no cost.

Designed to help students prepare for, get accepted to, and be successful in college, the College Transitions Program provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing, and math in a setting which simulates an actual college environment. Students who have been away from the classroom benefit from working in a college-style setting before enrolling in college. This transitional step saves students much of the time and energy that is typically spent adjusting to a new environment, and allows them to better focus on their studies.

Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the current students’ needs. By the end of the course, students will have developed the study habits and time management skills that will work best with their individual learning styles.

Other obstacles unrelated to academics, such as the college application process, financial aid issues, and any logistical challenges unique to the student, will also be addressed in the College Transition Program.

Three sections of the College Transition Program are available: 1) Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am–Noon; 2) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm; or 3) Wednesdays 9:00 am–3:00 pm. College Transition Program classes will begin May 24th and meet at the B-Street Community Center.

Applications are currently being accepted. Interested candidates must contact Elayne Bean at 795-4141 to schedule an advising appointment prior to registration.

For more detailed information and a full list of courses visit or call 795-4141.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on April 27, 2011 | Read more in: News

Annual Student Recognition Dinner on Thursday, May 19, 2011 [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

LVGS will hold its twelfth annual Student Recognition Dinner and Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Mousam View Hall in Sanford.  We will celebrate our Students' courage and achievements and thank our Tutors, Board members and other Volunteers for their service over the past year.  Our special guest speaker will be Gary Sullivan. 

We are grateful for the support of local businesses and individuals in sponsoring this event.  For more information, please call the office at 324-2486. 


Posted by Ingrid Baily  on April 23, 2011 | Read more in: Events

United Way of York County Awards $15,000 Grant [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Sanford, ME -- April 20, 2011 –  Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant totaling $15,000 by United Way of York County.  This investment will support programs focusing on health and workplace literacy and will have an impact on lifelong learning.   

Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on education, income and health -- the building blocks of a good life -- United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.

The mission of LVGS is supporting the literacy needs of adults with free, confidential one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers.  Founded in 1986, LVGS is celebrating a quarter-century of helping adults improve their literacy levels and change their lives.  Whether the goal is to fill out a job application, learn to use a computer, read a label on a prescription bottle or obtain a GED, LVGS offers opportunities for adult learners to improve their literacy skills and achieve their goals relating to family, career, and participation in civic affairs. 

Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year the United Way is investing in 78 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families. 

“Despite economic uncertainty in 2010, local people gave very generously to our United Way campaign,” said United Way of York County President and CEO Kathryn Davis.  “As a result, in 2011 we are able to provide much needed support for essential human services across the region.” 

If you would like to learn more about Literacy Volunteers, please call the office at 324-2486, email us at, or see the website at

To learn more about United Way of York County and be a part of the change you want to see in the world, we invite you to visit or call 985-3359 to learn how you can Give, Advocate or Volunteer. 



Posted by Ingrid Baily  on April 23, 2011 | Read more in: News

MACEA Officers Meeting Minutes 04.15.2011 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]



Posted by Richard Lumb  on April 18, 2011

MACEA General Meeting Minutes 3.25.2011 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]



Posted by Richard Lumb  on April 18, 2011

Volunteers Needed to Tutor English Language Learners [Gorham Adult Education]

We have three new English language learners who are waiting anxiously  to begin tutoring.  If you have teaching experience and have at least 3 hours per week to volunteer, we would love to hear from you.  Please call us at 222-1095. 


Expectations for Tutors of English Language Learners 

For Students’ Success: 

Take time to get to know your student.  With a better understanding of her experiences and hopes and dreams, you will be able to tailor your work to fit your student’s individual needs and goals.

Intensity and frequency of instruction is a key element for student progress.  A minimum of two, 1.5 hour sessions per week is recommended.  Also recommended is that you communicate once during the week with your student via e-mail.

Help students set small, attainable goals that enable them to see their progress.

Prepare lesson plans for each meeting that include activities that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading.

Provide homework assignments that are connected to class work

 Help each student develop a portfolio of his work.  Portfolios are a concrete way for students to see their progress.  They also provide a summary of their work for program records.

 Maintain an accurate record of time spent with tutor.  We are required to submit hours to the State of Maine quarterly.

 For Your Success:

 Attend Tutor Orientation.  Orientation will provide suggestions for establishing your relationship with your student; introduce you to available instructional materials and other resources as well as suggestions for lesson planning.

Participate in periodic training that focuses of specific teaching strategies and give you an opportunity to discuss your successes and teaching roadblocks.

Participate in periodic observations.  These visits are designed to give you new strategies for supporting your student.





Posted by Kate Rotroff  on March 7, 2011

Document: Reconsidering criminal history records in college admissions [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]


Provided by Ellis King, Maine Department of Corrections


Posted by Richard Lumb  on March 2, 2011 | Read more in: Documents

Newsletter #4 March 2011 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]



Posted by Richard Lumb  on March 2, 2011