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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.

Downeast Coastal Maine Lighthouse Photography Workshop and Cruise

$95

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Jun 3, 2022 , runs for 3 weeks

This workshop starts with an instructional live online session using ZOOM, followed by a field session on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 3-hour Puffin & Lighthouse Tour, followed by a final live online review and critique session on ZOOM. 

In the first live online class, we'll start by learning camera settings, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance and other compositional techniques critical to lighthouse photography.  The following Saturday, we’ll meet in Bar Harbor at Bar Harbor Whale Watch at 8:30a for a 9:30a departure. During the tour, we’ll focus on photographing the puffins and  lighthouses, sharing techniques and approaches. Finally, we’ll meet online the following Friday to share, learn and critique our images. The registration fee for this workshop includes the cost of the cruise.  Limited to 15 students.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers.

Schedule:

Friday 06/03/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM 

Saturday  06/11/22,  8:30a-1:00p-In-person Puffin & Lighthouse Cruise Session, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Friday 06/17/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. Then his love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the group and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Full Course

Become a Digital Literacy Volunteer!

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Make a difference in this digital age.  The pandemic has increased dependence on technology and Ellsworth Adult Education has many people seeking individual support with digital devices (computers, smart phones, and tablets.)  Almost all of these learners are functioning at a basic level. Our experience shows that computer classes are challenging as everyone has a different device, software, learning style and goal.  Over the past year, we have started a Computer Cafe - designed as a computer lab of sorts - where people can come to meet individually or in small groups to learn from one another and an experienced teacher.  We have found this approach to be very effective.  In order to grow this program, we need volunteers to assist the instructor to provide the individualized instruction. 

Our current hours are Mondays, 11a-1p and Thursdays, 4p-6p. We are hoping to expand if we get enough volunteers!  We will provide you with some training, support and resources. We are organizing information/training sessions to share information and resources.  If you’re interested in learning more, register for this course or reach out to us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or 207.664.7110. 

 

Career and Job Readiness

Free

with Annie Sargent

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran career advisors will share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals. 

Services include academic, employment, and training and technology support.  Individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.            

  • Identify interests;
  • Find a job that’s the right fit for you;
  • Identify training and college programs for a rewarding career;
  • Learn tips for completing job applications;
  • Assess technology skills and learn what you need for your next step;
  • Create a winning resume; and
  • Take charge of your job interviews.

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.

College Readiness Individual Information Session

Free

with Emily Nash

Many people thinking about a change in their lives don’t know where to begin.  Veteran advisors can share available resources, identify opportunities and assist you in taking the next steps toward achieving your goals. 

Services include academics, assessments, application assistance, and training and technology support.  Individualized sessions will provide you with the support you need to navigate your new life ahead in a sensitive, confidential and informal atmosphere.

  • Assess and develop your reading, writing and math skills 
  • Identify resources for financial aid
  • Explore study and time management tips that will ensure you succeed in college
  • Complete college and training program applications 

This program is offered in-person, by appointment; 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.

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.

Get Ready to ZOOM!

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Get Ready to ZOOM!  We are here to support you!

Many of our offerings are now online.  To make the most of your Ellsworth Adult Ed courses, please register for this training so you are ready to join ZOOM with confidence, allowing your class or workshop to run smoothly for all involved. 

Online courses are generally shorter than in-person sessions, so we strive to do everything we can to ensure that the course starts on time by addressing technical issues in advance.  Our support is individualized and involves a telephone or email survey, resources (guides and videos), and in-person or online practice sessions.  Before your online courses begin, you will need a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external), and access to ZOOM on your device.  During this class, you will:

  • learn how to join a ZOOM meeting;
  • learn how to navigate the buttons on the ZOOM screen;
  • learn how to use communication tools like chat, hand raising and more; and,
  • gain an awareness of etiquette to make the most of the experience for you and for others.

This workshop will prepare you!  We will be there to support you so you can make the most of your Ellsworth Adult Education workshop, as well as connect with family, friends, religious services and meetings.  Please reach out to us!  

This is a live online or in-person training; 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. 

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Information Session

Free

with Vanessa Richards

If you have ever wanted to earn a certification to document your technology skills and knowledge, there is no time like the present. Thanks to the Maine Department of Education, this certification training and exam are available at no cost until March 2022. 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 tests 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.  The class will be designed based on student needs.

This program is offered by appointment, live online using ZOOM or in-person @ EAE.  Ongoing enrollment.

 





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