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Computer Cafe (Evening)
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Computer Cafe (Evening)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is a computer lab designed to offer a space for people to access computer support from an experienced teacher, compassionate volunteers and fellow participants. You will be given instruction, as well as support, in accessing information for learning new skills on your own. This is an open enrollment lab and you purchase a punch card for 6 sessions. Punch cards can be renewed. Students enrolled in our academic programs receive a fee waiver for this lab. BYOC (bring your own coffee)!  When you register for this class, you’ll receive a follow-up contact from our advisor to access your skills, goals, and interests.  This is an in-person lab; ongoing enrollment. 

No class 02/24/22 or 04/21/22.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

Chemistry with Lab Summer 2022

Free

with Marti Dayton

Calendar Jun 14, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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 live online course.

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.  

No class July 5th or July 7th; makeup class, if needed, August 30th.

Biology with Lab

Free

with Offered by Washington County Adult & Community Education Program

Calendar Jun 20, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This is a high school level biology course for adults offered by Washington County Adult & Community Education.  It's offered for high school diploma credit and is an excellent pre-requisite for college programs.  Ellsworth Adult Education is promoting this course because while it's based in Machias, it's being offered in person and live online so members of our community can access this course.  When you register on our site your registration information will automatically be forwarded to Washington County Adult & Community Education and they will follow up with you. 

This course is being offered either online or in-person, including the labs. 

Lab sessions will be Wednesdays from 1pm-4pm. 

Career Advising

Free

with Annie Sargent

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran career advisor Annie Sargent can 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, live online or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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Computer Support for You!

Free

with Annie Sargent

Offering effective technology instruction is a challenge.  In any class, you have people with different devices, software programs, learning sytles, levels of maturity, confidence and goals.  At Ellsworth Adult Education, we are continually striving to improve our offerings to serve the community.  

This Fall, we are still piloting a more individualized approach.  Using a telephone or email survey, we will work with you to assess your skills, resources and goals, and identify learning options that are the best fit for you.  There are many invaluable free online resources for improving technology skills.  

This program is offered by appointment, live online or in-person options available; ongoing enrollment. 

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

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 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.  This class is an in-person class; ongoing enrollment.   

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Getting Started: Where am I now? Where am I Heading?  What are My Next Steps?
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Getting Started: Where am I now? Where am I Heading? What are My Next Steps?

Free

with Emily Nash

Ellsworth Adult Education's academic program is focused on people’s goals, strengths, and interests.  The first step is to meet with our student advisor to make a realistic plan that will keep you interested and fit your schedule.  Together, you’ll choose from the menu of assessments below. This session is offered in-person by appointment; ongoing enrollment.

We believe that taking time in advance of your placement - depending on your goals - and then you’ll meet with the advisor or an instructor to review the results and finalize your plan, placement in classes and other learning activities.  This makes the most efficient use of your time to reach your goals for continuing your education and finding rewarding work.

eCASAS: a reading, math and listening assessment that gives you a snapshot of your skills when you start with us.  Towards the end of your time with us, you’ll take it again, giving you a snapshot of how we helped you improve your skills.  The time for this test varies significantly but you can plan on about 60 minutes for each test.

Assessment Interview:  gives you a chance to share some of your own insights about your learning and experiences in school. Approx. 20-30 minutes. 

HiSET Official Practice Test:  Educational Testing Service provides official practice tests taken to determine your readiness for the official test in each of the five subjects.  The practice tests provide you with specific information about what you need to study to prepare for the official High School Equivalency Test.  There are five subtests and they vary between 35-80 minutes each.

Writing Prompt: This will give you an opportunity to get feedback on your writing.  Your teacher reviews your writing sample with you to plan your next step, with the aim of improving your writing skills to meet your educational and career goals. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

Accuplacer: evaluates students' skills in reading, writing, and math to assess their preparedness for introductory, credit-bearing college courses.

World of Work Institute (WOWI) Career Assessment: measures interests, achievements and work styles.  Work can give your life meaning.  It often defines who you are, determines who you spend time with, and how you live.  Because the right job can enrich your life, whereas the wrong job can drain you mentally, physically and spiritually, it is critical to avoid mistaken career paths and to find your own unique, satisfying place in the world of work. 

NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment: an on-line assessment of basic computer skills, consisting of ten modules.  The time for each of these modules varies significantly for different people.  You’ll get a sense of how long they will take you after you complete the first module. Approximately 30-40 minutes.

IC3 is an industry-recognized, digital literacy credential which consists of three exams (computer fundamentals, key applications, and living online).  Each exam takes about 50 minutes.  The first step is a practice test and then you prepare for the credential exam using an online learning program called LearnKey.  The official certification exam is available in Bangor.  

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.

Math for Life and Work

Free

with Vanessa Richards

If you don't use it, you lose it!  This is most notably true about math. Most of us read and write almost every day, but how many of us calculate percentages regularly enough to make it stick in our brains? 

Work with our math teacher to change your perspective on math, get rid of your negative feelings and anxiety, and get tutoring targeting your specific needs and goals. You can use technology and other learning resources to practice the skills you learn directly from your teacher and other learning resources.  You will learn how to study on your own and start habits to make you confident and successful in math and other subjects.  Learn free online tools and how to apply math in real life situations.  Vanessa Richards has 20 years of experience teaching all levels of math, and has been dubbed the “Math Therapist.”  

You will master concepts and computations in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions, negative and positive numbers, powers and roots, order of operations, applying basic formulas, and/or intro statistics, algebra...all skills to help you reach your goals.  This is an in-person class; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this offering, register here and we will call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors.





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