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Ellsworth Adult Education



HiSET

Chemistry with Lab

$29

with Marti Dayton

Calendar Oct 22, 2020 at 5 pm

This course provides students with an introduction to the major theories and concepts in chemistry.  This science will be explored through lectures, lab activities, projects and research.  Math skills needed to perform necessary calculations will also be reviewed.  By the end of this course, students will have gained a true understanding of the composition of matter, how matter is categorized, how matter interacts, the Atomic Theory throughout history, the signs and causes of chemical reactions, and the properties and structure of matter. 

Furthermore, this course will allow students to improve upon their problem-solving skills and gain a true and deeper understanding of why they are seeing what they are seeing and just how much chemistry is used in everyday life.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn one high school diploma credit (a prerequisite for acceptance to several local college programs).  This is a face to face online course.

No class 11/26/20, 12/24/20, 12/31/20 or 02/18/21.

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your skills, goals and interests.  

    

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Mathematics: Pre-Algebra & Basic Statistics

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Oct 28, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This course is perfect for adults who need to prepare for success on college entrance or licensure examinations, including the ACCUPLACER, HESI, and PRAXIS, and/or earn a high school credit in the subject.

The online (Zoom) live class atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and includes direct instruction and hands-on activities. You will master concepts and computations in fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, negative and positive numbers, powers and roots, order of operations, applying basic formulas, and intro to statistics!

Emphasis will also be on developing self-study skills and habits to be successful in mathematics and other subjects, becoming familiar with free online resources, and applying mathematics in real life situations.  Face to face online or in person.

No class 11/11/20, 11/25/20, 12/23/20, or 12/30/20 or 2/17.

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your skills, goals and interests.

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IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Academy

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Nov 1, 2020

If you've ever wanted to earn a certification to document your technology skills and knowledge, there's no time like the present.   Thanks to the Maine Department of Education, this certification training and exam are available at no cost until March 2021. 

IC3 (Internet Core Competency Certification) Digital Literacy Certification is a global benchmark for basic computer literacy, including operating systems, hardware, software, and networks. The IC3 certifications test concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway.  This course prepares you for the IC3 Certification exam using LearnKey curriculum and the support of a veteran adult education instructor. IC3 Certification is the first step toward achieving the COMPTIA A+ Certification which is offered in March 2021.  This course is offered in conjunction with WorkReady. This course will run from November to March.  The class will be designed based on student needs.  It will likely be an online course with regularly scheduled time for individual and group learning.   This is an online course.

Career Advising

Free

with Ann Sargent

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to start.  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent will share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals.  Services include academic, employment and technology assessments; producing a resume; preparing for a job  interview, and much more.  These individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.  By appointment, face to face online or in person. 

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your goals and interests. 

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Computer Basics - Introduction

Free

with Ann Sargent

In collaboration with Northstar Digital Literacy, we offer a comprehensive assessment that will let you know if you have the computer skills needed to be successful in school, work and at home.  After testing, if you need to improve your skills, we can help you design a learning plan, either with a class or with personalized online lessons you can do from your own home!  Face to face online and in person options available.  Ongoing enrollment.

When you register for this class, you will receive a phone call so we can schedule a meeting.

English for Life & Work

Free

with Emily Nash

This course is designed to help adults improve their reading, writing, proofreading, editing, and revising to prepare for standardized exams.  We will cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support.  We will practice planning, research, prewriting, and organizing our writing.  Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content, and support will be emphasized.  Face to face online or in person.  Ongoing enrollment.   

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your skills, goals and interests.

Get Ready for HiSET Math

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Do you want to get your HiSET but aren't sure about the math portion of the exam?  We’ll teach you test-taking strategies, calculator tips and techniques (you can use a calculator on the entire exam!), and middle school/early high school math computation.  (YES! You certainly don’t need Algebra II, high school level geometry, or Calculus concepts to succeed on this exam!)  Start by signing up now!  Face to face online or in person.  Ongoing enrollment.

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your skills, goals and interests.  

Get Ready for HiSET Reading

Free

with Emily Nash

The Reading HiSET is a multiple choice test that involves reading and interpreting fiction and nonfiction passages.  If you need to brush up, we can help!  Face to face online or in person.  Ongoing enrollment.  

When you register for this class you'll receive a follow up contact from our advisor to enroll you in the program and assess your skills, goals and interests.  





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