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A Beauty Visits Midcoast Schools [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

published by The Herald Gazette on October 29, 2010RSU13 Fourth grade students Josh Underdown and Jackie Hall participate in a workshop with Heartwood Regional Theatre Company's Millie Santiago.

RSU13 recently hosted Heartwood Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Nearly 700 students from Cushing Community School, South School, Lura Libby, Gilford Butler and Owl’s sat in awe as actors brought the famed fairy tale to life. Reactions to the experience were overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Second grader Katherine Freeman said, “My favorite part was when Belle FINALLY gave up and decided to marry the Beast and lived happily ever after with her husband!” Her classmate, Connor Bannow, focused on the moral of this fable: “I've noticed that all fairy tales teach a lesson. This lesson is that you shouldn't look at the outside for the true person, you should look on the inside.”

RSU13 Adult and Community Education sponsored the events in collaboration with Heartwood Theatre of Damariscotta. Heartwood Goes to School is an educational outreach program bringing theater arts education and programming to midcoast schools in Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and Sagadahoc counties. The program is designed to allow K-12 students to experience many forms of performing arts including theater, mime, dancing, storytelling and puppetry. Heartwood Goes to School programming includes performances by professional Maine artists and theater arts workshops for students and teachers.

John Sommo, Principal of Owl’s Head School, was particularly impressed with the level of engagement the production afforded. “The performance was outstanding with students truly mesmerized by the acting, set and multimedia effects. It was especially rewarding to see the entire school warming up with the actors. The workshops offered an opportunity for all students to work on expression in a small group setting with professional guidance,” said Sommo.

RSU13 Adult and Community Education is dedicated to enhancing arts experiences for children in grades K-12. Last year, RSU13 students were exposed to a variety of artistic initiatives including Prince Ivan and the Grey Wolf; Sleepy Hollow by The Frogtown Puppeteers; Atlantic Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker; performances by Old Grey Goose International, and a visit by local children’s author and illustrator, Chris VanDusen. In addition, RSU13 Adult and Community Education sponsors after-school arts clubs at Thomaston Grammar School, Rockland Middle School, and South School.  

 

Posted by Shannon Parker  on December 8, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

LAE's CTP Coordinator Roger Guay honored with Student Advocate Award [Lewiston Adult Education]

Congratulations to College Transition Program Instructor/Coordinator Roger Guay on receiving College for ME Androscoggin’s 2010 Student Advocate Award!

In his years with LAE, Roger has worked tirelessly to make sure his students are academically and emotionally ready for college. Roger is adept at drawing out adults’ experiences and showing them how the knowledge they have developed can be especially useful in college. He also helps his students address the concerns particular to adults in college. Program participants complete the program not only with the tools to overcome barriers and be successful in college, they also consistently develop better self-confidence and exhibit a vastly improved sense of self-esteem. His effectiveness as an instructor, motivator and supporter is seen not only in the number of his students that enroll in college, but the number who come back to his classroom to visit than thank him for all his support and encouragement.

Roger will be retiring at the end of this semester, but the Best Practices he established for LAE’s College Transitions Program will continue to have an impact on college-aspiring adults in the community.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 6, 2010 | Read more in: News

Minutes Oct 29, 2010 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

MACEA_Minutes_10-29-10.doc  Held at Charleston Correctional

 

Posted by Richard Lumb  on November 16, 2010 | Read more in: News

Registration for Spring Courses [MSAD 25]

Registration for the Spring 2011 courses will begin on December 01, 2010.

 

Posted by Rowena Harvey  on October 28, 2010 | Read more in: News

Automotive Basics in a Day! 10/30 [Lewiston Adult Education]

Check out the Sun Journal coverage on our upcoming Automotive Basics class!

http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/927680

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on October 22, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Officers Meeting September 2010 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

MACEA_officer_9-10-2010.doc

 

Posted by Richard Lumb  on October 4, 2010 | Read more in: News

Super Sauturday: October 30th! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Here at Lewiston Adult Education we will be holding our semi-annual Super Saturday on October 30! Every semester, we choose one Saturday to hold a variety of single-session day-long courses covering many different topics. This Super Saturday will feature workshops in computer technology, trades, wellness and crafts, including:

MS Word in a Day: Participants will review the basics of word processing, and then practice using some of the more advanced features in MS Word to create professional reports, newsletters, and business correspondence. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

MS Excel Workshop: Designed for beginners, this workshop will equip participants with a functional understanding of Excel 2007’s most useful features. 9:00-3:00, $55 plus a $10 lab fee.

CPR, First Aid, AED Training: Participants will build the skills to earn their certification from the American Heart Association. 9:00-3:00, $65 plus a $5 lab fee.

Automotive Basics in a Day: In this introductory car-care class, participants will learn how to change a flat, boost a battery, check and replace fluids, change lights, and will also get tips on how to use exhaust color, unfamiliar noises and abnormal vibrations to diagnose a problem with their automobile. 9:00-2:00, $33 plus a $5 lab fee.

Women: Explore the Skilled Trades: This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the possibilities for a career in their choice of two of the following three fields: Welding, Quality Control, and Installation. Participants will get information on the job prospects for those trades, educational requirements, and local resources available to support job-seekers looking for work in those fields. 9:00-2:30, $8 plus a $5 lab fee.

Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, participants will learn how to crop, sharpen and enhance their digital photos, and then learn how to safely share them with friends and family on the web. 9:00-3:00, $27 plus $5 lab.

Large Twill Weave Tray: Beginner and veteran basket-weavers in this course will start with a large oval base, and weave in color to create a twill arrow pattern in their tray. Bring a mop-sized bucket, scissors, a pencil, spring-type clothespins, a spray bottle, a jackknife, and an old towel. All other supplies will be provided. 9:00-3:00, $28 plus $20 lab.

Super Saturday Book Arts: This exploration of Book Arts will introduce participants to art journaling, book-altering and bookbinding as they experiment with painting, collage, adhesives and more. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $10 lab fee.

Slice ‘Em & Dice ‘Em Easy Star Border: Quilters will create a quilt top, suitable for an infant quilt, wall-hanging or centerpiece in this workshop. Participants will be mailed a supply list upon registration, and will bring their own sewing machines to class. 9:00-3:00, $32 plus a $5 lab fee.

All of the above workshops will meet at Lewiston High School on Saturday, October 30th. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on October 1, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

Bridges to Employment [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education will be holding a “Bridges to Employment” training series in October and November. The series consists of five interactive workshops designed to address a particular component of the job search and hiring process, from identifying transferrable skills to developing the key competencies that employers are seeking.

OSHA 10 will cover the essentials of workplace safety. Participants who complete this program will be issued the nationally-recognized OSHA 10 credential. This course meets Monday through Thursday, October 18-21, from 5:30-8:30. $25.

Computer Skills for the Workplace is ideal for those who are familiar with computer basics, such as checking email and saving files, but wish to build the essential computer skills needed in the workplace. Monday through Wednesday, October 25-27, from 5:00-7:30. $20.

Providing Excellent Customer Service will help prepare participants for work in a variety of fields. Most positions require work with customers or clients, and enhancing customer service skills improves an applicant’s marketability. Monday, November 1, 5:00-7:30. $7.

The Art of Selling Yourself: Creating effective resumes, applications and interviews. This workshop will teach job-seekers how to effectively communicate their qualifications to employers throughout the application process. Tuesday, November 2, 5:00-7:30. $7.

Developing a Personalized Career Pathway will help job-seekers identify the key skills necessary for success in their ideal careers, and then will help them create a plan to gain or hone those skills. Wednesday, November 3, 5:00-7:30. $7.

Individuals may sign up for the workshops a-la-carte, or as a complete series for $66. Participants who complete the full series will receive a $20 gift certificate towards a Lewiston Adult Education course in the Winter/Spring term. Pre-registration is required to participate in these workshops. For more information, or to register, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 28, 2010 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC Unveils New Computer Lab [PVAEC - Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative]

PVAEC is thrilled to announce the opening of its new computer lab!  

Computer Lab



Our first class was Basic Desktop, and it was full.  The students enjoyed the re-freshed room, the new chairs and tables, and most of all the new computers.  Our new Lenovo's are equipped with Windows 7 and Office 10.


We have many classes to offer in this new lab.  We will be running many sessions of the Basic Desktop class, as well as Website Creation, PhotoShop, and Electronic Scrapbooking,and much more!  So browse the website to see what's to your liking.  Or, call 564-6525 for more information.


We have two Open Lab times for students to come in and use the computers, or ask the instructor about a particular problem they are running into.  The Open Lab times are Mondays from 1 - 2 pm and Fridays from 1 - 4 pm.  


Doug Ware in new Computer LabOur particular thanks go to Doug Ware, our Computer Instructor, for the time and energy he gave to this project.  We would not be up and running without him!  


Stop by and see what we have to offer!



PVAEC, 48 Morton Ave., Suite M, Dover Foxcroft ME  04426

Follow us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pvaec

207-564-6525     

 

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on September 14, 2010 | Read more in: News

Welcome to Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education [Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education]

Welcome to the website for Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education.

Check in frequently for course updates, news and events.

 

This website has many features.  

Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category.

  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news items inside our News & Events section.
  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program and the adult education system by browsing our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Our website is a part of the Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at http://www.maineadulted.org you can search for courses and programs statewide. 

You can share feedback about this website by contacting us at adulted@msad17.org

 

Posted by Donna Marshall  on August 30, 2010 | Read more in: News