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Archive: February 2019

Maine Driving Dynamics Course [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Maine Driving Dynamics, a State of Maine sponsored 5 hours defensive driving course, will be offered in partnership with RSU 13 Adult Education on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30am-2pm at the McLain Building in Rockland.  Those who successfully complete the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. 

Taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation, this course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.

The cost is $40.00 per participant, which includes a $5.00 registration fee. All course materials are provided.  Students over the age of 65 pay $25.00.  Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up contact us at 594-9764 or register online at www.rsu13.maineadulted.org.

 

Posted by Callie Saulniers  on February 26, 2019

Upcoming Educational Programs @ Fryeburg Public Library [Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

eReader and Kindle Set-Up

Join us at Fryeburg Public Library for a technology enrichment program.

If you have questions or are having issues setting up your eReader, this FREE class is for you!

Space is limited-please call 207-935-2731 to schedule or if you have any questions.

 

Math Success Class

Don't let Math get in the way of your goals!

This free class is a great opportunity to work on the academic skills needed to prepare for the HiSET and the ACCUPLACER placement tests.

Individualized learning plans will be created for each student.

Rolling Admission

2-4 pm Wednesdays

Fryeburg Public Library

To enroll or for more details call 207-627-4291

or email rhonda.jaconson@lakeregionschools.org

 

Posted by AE Admin  on February 20, 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