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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Diverse Classroom
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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Diverse Classroom

$145

with Dion Felix and Julie Coates, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Educators and psychologists know that learning is significantly affected by factors such as stress, anxiety, self-image, cultural expectations and societal expectations. The increasing number of students diverse backgrounds in today’s classrooms introduces a tremendous diversity of lived experience which influences how students learn. 

In today’s public schools, the majority of teachers, 80% are white, and the majority of learners are students of color. This fact alone suggests a strong potential for a cultural and communication gap between teachers and their students. Research findings confirm that black students face significant challenges to their learning as a result of unconscious bias and lack of cultural awareness on the part of teachers. It is well documented that black students, particularly boys, are more likely to be on the receiving end of disciplinary action, more likely to be suspended from school, and are at greater risk of failing than are other students. It is also well documented that black children are perceived to be older than white children of the same age and are more likely, as a result, to have expectations for behavior that are developmentally inappropriate. These factors, along with micro-aggressions that are common, and sometimes racially motivated aggression by peers render the learning environment for black students fraught with challenges that may be unseen or unrecognized by educators.

In this course, we will examine the factors that come together to create unique challenges to black students in the classroom and explore ways in which teachers can minimize those challenges and support school success for all students.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6

Length (in hours): 16

Curling for Beginners
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Curling for Beginners

$40

with Rachel Petersen, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Curling is sometimes referred to as chess on ice, where players use skill and strategy to slide polished granite stones to a target 150 feet away, and using curling brooms to influence the path of the stones. Learn to curl in one two hour session at the Belfast Curling Club and have fun playing this Winter Olympic sport. Wear loose comfortable clothing, dress in layers (you're on ice) and bring a separate pair of clean soled sneakers. Register with Belfast Curling Club only. Click on learntocurl@belfastcurlingclub.org or call Steve McLaughlin at 207-685-9540. Provide your name, email address, phone number and desired session date and time. Registration fee of $40 must be prepaid to reserve a slot. A check, made out to “Belfast Curling Club” must be sent to Steve McLaughlin, 32 Lovejoy Pond Road, Wayne ME, 04284. All Learn to Curl participants who join the club right after the Learn to Curl session will have $40 deducted from their membership dues! The following sessions are available: Saturday, 10/21/23, Sunday, 10/22/23 Saturday, 1/6/24, Sunday, 1/7/24. Each date has two session choices: 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:00-3:00 pm.

Current Trends in Nonprofit Management
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Current Trends in Nonprofit Management

$79 Originally: $40

with MindEdge Instructor, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

To effectively manage a nonprofit organization, leaders need to be aware of the current trends, challenges, and best practices that are shaping the sector. This course will provide an overview of the key topics that are the focus of today's nonprofit leaders. You will learn about the ways in which the nonprofit sector is changing, as well as some new approaches to leadership, strategic planning, marketing, and fundraising. This course will also explore how nonprofits can grow, sustain themselves in challenging times, and utilize data and technology to improve their performance and assess their progress.

This is an online course and can start anytime.

Click on this link to find out more.

Customer Service Certificate
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Customer Service Certificate

$245

with Nanette Sanders-Cobb and Greg Marsello, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Customer service is now essential for businesses and all work organizations.  With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important.  Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success.  Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. 

CEUs/ILUs: 3.2

Length (in hours): 32

Price in USD $245

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Data Analysis Certificate
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Data Analysis Certificate

$495

with John Rutledge and Mary Dereshiwsky, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. 

Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally, you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Students need to have Microsoft Excel to complete this certificate. 

This Certificate must be taken in the following order:

  • Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced  

CEUs/ILUs: 4.8

Length (in hours): 48

Offered 4 times/year, call for dates.

Data Analysis Certificate
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Data Analysis Certificate

$495

with UGot Class, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions.

Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.  Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally, you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand.

Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Click here for more information about the course specifics, dates, cost and registration.

There is also a self-study version available with no specific start dates.

Dental Assisting (info)

Free

with Jessica Trimmer, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Explore all aspects of dental assisting and gain skills needed to work in this field and pass a national certificate exam. This program is taught by a dentist and includes an opportunity for internships.  The price of the course ($3200) includes all books, exam preparation materials and fees for the DANB RHS® certificate program. Upon passing the DANB RHS®, you will receive a certificate of knowledge based on competency for that component from DANB.  Registering here will get your interest and contact info forwarded to Jessica Trimmer, WRAE's Career and College Access Coordinator.  Jessica will make contact with Academy of Medical Professionals, and AMP will contact you with specific registration steps for the class.

 

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Dental Assisting with RHS Certificate
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Dental Assisting with RHS Certificate

$2,900

with Academy of Medical Professions, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Join Kelly Rose, DMD for a 10-week certificate program in Dental Assisting for one of the most high-demand careers.  This program is designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and provide you the skills you need to work in this field and pass the RHS certificate exam needed for employment. This program is taught by a Dentist and includes an opportunity for internships. The price of the course Upon passing the DANB RHS®, you will receive a certificate of knowledge-based competency for that component from DANB. Payment plans are available.  The course includes all books, exam preparation materials, and fees for the DANB RHS® certificate program.

Call our Adult Education office for more information.





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