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Successful Scholarship Searches and Applications
with FAME Finance Authority of Maine, York Adult Education
Scholarships can go a long way in helping students cover college costs, but being successful in the scholarship application process can take some work. In this session you’ll learn to build and work your own scholarship application plan. You’ll also learn about and try out different scholarship websites, learn how to best use a scholarship information tracker, and learn to avoid some of the challenges of the scholarship process. Students and parents interested in learning about the scholarship process can join Jessica Whittier, College Access Counselor with the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1 hour workshop as we talk scholarships.
Successful Scholarship Searches and Applications
with Nikki Vachon, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education
Scholarships can go a long way in helping students cover college costs, but being successful in the scholarship application process can take some work. In this session you’ll learn to build and work on your own scholarship application plan. You’ll also learn about and try out different scholarship websites, learn how to best use a scholarship information tracker, and learn to avoid some of the challenges of the scholarship process.
Students and parents interested in learning about the scholarship process can join Nikki Vachon, College Access Counselor with the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1 hour workshop as we talk about scholarships. This workshop is offered by FAME in partnership with adult education programs across Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot and Washington Counties.
This is live online using ZOOM.
Wednesday, December 6, 6pm-7pm
Nikki Vachon, College Access Counselor at FAME will be sharing information about programs that student loan borrowers might want to take advantage of. She has worked in the financial aid field for over 26 years and is passionate about sharing information and helping students and borrowers. She welcomes interaction and questions in classes and will end the session with helping attendees get started on their scholarship search.
Identifying Frauds & Scams
with Nicole Moran, NDEC, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education
Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is a new partner of the NDEC. Classes are available this semester at the adult education center in Ellsworth. There is a volunteer that supports adult learners in the classroom and the instructor zooms into the classroom.
Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse. No devices are required; just bring yourself.
Taming the "To Do" List
with Jill Braceland, Sanford Community Adult Education
Identify techniques that will help you organize your personal time. Suggestions offered include prioritizing, creating the "To Do" list, and underestimating time. Tips on how to stop procrastination, and being overwhelmed will also be discussed.
Invasive Aquatic Species
with Mary Elizabeth Jewett, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
Join us for a presentation outlining the threat that invasive aquatic species (IAS) pose to our lakes. Mary will give an overview of the different invaders found in Maine waters and the ones right on our borders! Discuss ways we can prevent this issue from getting bigger. Participants are invited to view live invasive and native plant species and ask questions.
Mary Jewett graduated from Unity College with a degree in ecology. For almost ten years, she has been employed at the Lakes Environmental Association, where she teaches adults and K–12 students about a range of environmental subjects. She has also worked with the Department of Environmental Protection on their IAS program and annually instructs hundreds of boat inspectors and boaters on lake safety.
MSAD 61 Substitute Teacher Training
with Mike Emery, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
In this one-hour training, MSAD 61 staff will review the requirements for becoming a substitute teacher in MSAD 61 and how to get on the substitute list; professional expectations and best practices for substitute teachers; what to expect at the various schools in the district; and some district policy and legal information. Participants who complete this training are eligible to receive an additional $10 per day in substitute pay, and this includes current substitutes!
Free. Pre-registration required.
Instructors: Rhonda Springer and Mike Emery
Paint Night for Couples: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
with Shirley Anderson, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education
Paint Night w/ Shirley! Nothing says Valentine's day like a chocolate covered strawberry. Come join us and learn how to paint these delicious fruits covered in chocolate. Highlighting and blending are the techniques used to achieve a delicious 3D effect. Canvas and paints are supplied. Price is per couple (limit 2).
Photography: Digital Photography II
with Steve McGrath, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education
You are comfortable with your camera and you want more! In this class, we will explore the use of intermediate camera controls such as metering (spot, matrix, center weight), exposure and exposure compensation, ISO, aperture and shutter priority. We will take an in-depth look at manual focus and its use, fill flash and flash modes, as well as controlling motion, composition, and many other intermediate and advanced techniques. You should be familiar with your camera (bring your camera manual to class) and be ready for some in-depth photographic training. Please expect weekly assignments!
This is a 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. 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 club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.