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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 cfurbish@kitteryschools.com or mail to Kittery Adult Education, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery, ME 03904.

                                                                            

Instructor Information: 

Name: ______                                                 

D.O.B.__________                     

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

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

E-mail:_________________

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 www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

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

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 lvgsanford@gmail.com, or see the website at www.sanfordliteracy.org.

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 www.buildcommunity.org 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

Article discussing the issue of school drop outs. A program of Franlkin County Adult Education. [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

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Posted by Richard Lumb  on February 4, 2011 | Read more in: News

Facebook Widget Experiment [Franklin County Adult Education]

You'll notice a Facebook "Widget" inserted on our Welcome page. Look for news and program updates there!

 

Posted by M Burd  on January 12, 2011 | Read more in: News

CNA Application [Bath]

 

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Posted by Sherri Mathison  on January 5, 2011 | Read more in: News and Events

College Transitions Program for Adults [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring College Transition 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 Transition 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 for years as well as recent High School graduates benefit from working in a college-style setting before enrolling in college. This transition step saves students much of the time and energy spent adjusting to the new environment, and allows them to better focus on their studies. Students in the program will also visit local college campuses to learn how to take advantage of many of the resources offered by colleges today.

Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the students’ needs. The College Transition Program begins with a basic assessment of the students’ knowledge and skills. The instructor will then modify the structure of the class to lay emphasis on the material that will be most beneficial to the students enrolled that semester. 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.

Industry-specific support is also available to those interested in health care. This supplemental program not only provides health-care specific career advising, it has also cultivated relationships with health care employers in the area who are available for networking, mentoring and additional advising.

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 January 11th 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 www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 21, 2010 | Read more in: News

Catalog Cover Art Collaboration! [Franklin County Adult Education]

Mt Blue RSD and Franklin County Adult and Community Education ‎2011 Winter/Spring Catalog is almost ready; with a projected mailing date of the 1st week of Jan '11. Of course our MAEA portal site will be updated concurrenty for all of you digital citizens.
... Cover Credit: Our Adult and Community Education Center is pleased to begin a collaboration with FRATC (Foster Tech Center) Commercial Arts. The new cover was designed by Charles Fontaine's class. Featured is the winning cover done by Kaitlyn Morin. A special thank you to her and her newly developed skills. We look forward to continuing this initiative.




 

Posted by M Burd  on December 16, 2010 | Read more in: News

Senator Chris Rector Connects with RSU13 Adult Education [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

December 15, 2010

Senator Chris Rector joined adult learners at RSU13’s Adult Learning Center to discuss literacy, local employment and health literacy. Senator Rector is serving his second term in the Maine Senate, having served three terms in the House of Representatives. Senator Rector toured the facility, located at McLain School in Rockland, to better understand the depth and breadth of adult education offerings in the area. “I have always been a supporter of adult education and know its vital role in strengthening the fabric of our economic, familial and social community. Today was a chance for me to hear the individual stories of adults who benefit from this important community resource,” Senator Rector said.

Students at the Learning Center range in age from 16 to 70 and work on a variety of skill building including, GED preparation; literacy, health, beginning computers; English as a Second Language, and college preparation. R SU13 collaborates with Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine to provide direct instruction for students. Due to this partnership, students can work one-on-one with tutors in their area of academic need, and at their own pace. All services at the center are free and confidential. Senator Rector has a deep personal tie to this agency as his father, Fred Rector, was an active literacy volunteer for several years.

Senator Rector met with RSU13 Adult Education Director, Shannon M. Parker, to discuss the future of adult education and its role in the Many Flags initiative. “When we consider the future of economic development, adult education is a key factor in helping our adult citizens build skills and job readiness. Adult Education is where we get the biggest bang for our buck,” Rector added. Many of the 200 students served annually at the RSU13 site are returning to school after a long period of time in the workforce. Some are looking to enter college or change careers, while others attend the center to improve reading skills in order to more successfully engage in a child’s homework. “Adults who struggle with illiteracy and low skills often do not have a voice so it is vital that our state leaders speak for them,” says Parker.

The reasons behind Learning Center attendance are personal and powerful. For instance, Debbie, a local woman who struggled to read at the sixth grade level, sought the help of Adult Education when she realized her nine-year-old son was a more fluent reader. She’d dropped out of school in 10th grade, but now realizes how important a credential is for employment and for her family. She attends the center faithfully everyday and took her first official GED test yesterday in Language Arts. Stories of adult academic success are common throughout Maine, due in large part to the coordinated local programs offered throughout the state.

For more information on RSU13’s Learning Center, contact Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine’s Executive Director, Beth A. Gifford: 594-5154.  

 

Posted by Shannon Parker  on December 15, 2010 | Read more in: News

Note from the New Director [Literacy Volunteers of Aroostook County]

For all current tutors and anyone interested in becoming a tutor. The reorganization process is underway. For those of you who have contacted us by email or phone within the past few months, we will contact you soon. Please feel free to touch base with us to update your contact information. We will provide new information on this page regularly in the upcoming year. Enjoy the holidays.

Lyn Michaud

Executive Director

 

Posted by Teri Morse  on December 11, 2010 | Read more in: News