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Archive: February 2019

Spotlight on Jeanne MacDonald-Johnson [Sanford Community Adult Education]

This month our Spotlight is on an SCAE staff member who provides critical assistance to students. Jeanne MacDonald-Johnson, our Student Resources Advisor, helps SCAE students with life issues and challenges that may get in the way of attaining their educational goals.

These may include food, clothing and housing needs. Physical and mental health issues. Substance abuse issues. Transportation needs. Help with child care.  Fortunately, Sanford-Springvale has many community resources that Jeanne can direct people towards. For example, the Community Action Program based in Sanford addresses many critical needs including housing, child care and transportation. Nasson Health Care, located near SCAE’s offices, offers  low-income medical, mental health and dental assistance. Jeanne stays on top of what  services and resources are available in our communities.

“Basically, when students feel that life is starting to get in the way, they come to see me,” Jeanne says.

 By going that extra step, SCAE can help students stay on track to meet their academic goals.

Jeanne also teaches English and music to SCAE students seeking their diploma. She started working at SCAE five years ago, when, as a new mom, she was looking for a job with some flexibility. She also has worked at SCAE as a Family Literacy Coordinator.

Jeanne, a native of Old Orchard Beach, with degrees in music education and performance, has found a great fit with SCAE. She says she experiences rewards every day she is working. “Every day, I get to witness my students growing in skills and confidence, and that is outstanding,” she says. “I enjoy having the opportunity to support my students in their successes and challenges.”

"Jeanne extends support that is really important to many of our students, who are often juggling many other life obligations as well as taking classes at SCAE," says Allen Lampert, SCAE's director. "She keeps up to date on all the community resources that are available. By helping our students with their essential needs, we are making it easier for them to attain their educational goals."

 

Posted by Sue Colley  on February 13, 2019

REMINDER: No-School days also mean all after-school as well as evening activities are cancelled! [Franklin County Adult Education]

 

Posted by M Burd  on February 12, 2019

Lewiston, Auburn provide options to adults seeking high school credential [Lewiston Adult Education]

A Lewiston Adult Education graduate and children head to the gym for commencement ceremonies in June 2018.

 

Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult & Community Education are offering a free program for adults looking to get their high school credential.

The adult education programs both give the High School Equivalency test, the HiSET, which has replaced the GED as Maine’s high school equivalency exam. It consists of five subtests on a computer: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. People who are at least 17 years old and not enrolled in school may take the HiSET.

HiSET exam preparation and testing are free.  There are several convenient locations in Lewiston and Auburn.  The Adult Learning Centers, which are located in the lower level of Longley School on 145 Birch St. in Lewiston and 4th floor of Auburn City Hall on 60 Court Street are two locations. The third is Auburn Adult Ed’s office at Edward Little High School on 77 Harris St. in Auburn, which gives testing and lessons in the evening.

For more information, contact Auburn Adult & Community Education at 207-333-6661 or Lewiston’s Adult Learning Center at 207-784-2928.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on February 11, 2019 | Read more in: News

Adult Education supports public education system [York Adult & Community Education]

AE_pipeline_with_York_use_pdf.pdf

 

Posted by Lisa Robertson  on February 11, 2019

Cutups To Class Clowns Welcome To Join Lewiston Adult Ed’s Standup Comedy Workshop [Lewiston Adult Education]

Comedian Dawn Hartill will return to the classroom to guide aspiring comics in her Standup Comedy Workshop class this month at Lewiston Adult Education.

 

            An upcoming Lewiston Adult Education class will give students time in the spotlight to tell a few jokes.

            Standup Comedy Workshop begins on Feb. 28 at Lewiston High School. Comedian Dawn Hartill is returning to teach the class.

            Hartill was a member of the first Standup Comedy Workshop class at Lewiston Adult Education and based some of her earliest routines on experiences of being the mother of three teen boys. She has performed in shows throughout Maine and New England.

            Students will begin the class with ideas for a set and work with Hartill and classmates to hone their material and delivery. They will perform at Guthrie’s on 115 Middle St. in Lewiston in the early spring as their final exam.

            To register for Standup Comedy Workshop, go to www.lewiston.maineadulted.org or call Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Michael Reagan  on February 8, 2019 | Read more in: News

Fantastic Workforce Info Night!! [Franklin County Adult Education]

https://www.facebook.com/franklin.county.adult.ed.maine/posts/2314936045205797

 

Posted by M Burd  on February 8, 2019

Our Winter-Spring 2019 Course Catalog is Here! [Scarborough Adult Learning Center]

Browse, register and pay online for Winter-Spring 2019 classes by clicking on the "Courses" tab above.

Or enjoy the print version of our catalog here:

Spring_2019_-_full_catalog.pdf

Get inspired, join us!

 

Posted by Terri Eddy  on February 7, 2019 | Read more in: Events and News

Online Classes NOW AVAILABLE! [Oak Hill Adult and Community Education]

Oak Hill Adult Education has partnered with ed2go to offer online Career Training Programs ( https://careertraining.ed2go.com/ohlisbon/) and online Short Courses (https://www.ed2go.com/ohlisbon/).

Ed2go offers hundreds of online courses, so there's sure to be something the fits your needs!

Feel free to call us with questions as you browse the above websites for careers or skills that might interest you!  

 

Posted by Deb Whitaker  on February 7, 2019