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with Jean Philpot, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
In this class, especially designed for adults with learning challenges, students will enhance everyday life skills by improving their basic reading, writing, and problem-solving proficiencies.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this semester the class will be reduced to one day per week.
Learners set their own individualized goals and work toward them in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Contact the Adult Education office for additional information.
Number Skills for College - Online
with Stephanie McChord, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Note: This class will be offered virtually through a combination of email, texting, Zoom, and/or online learning. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.
This course will prepare students for Algebra I and/or entry-level college math. Whether you need a refresher before registering for your first college math course or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER, you will find this course helpful. There will be a review of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, and other essential math skills. Word problems and the language of math will be explored.
Reading Skills for College
with Mariah Smith, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Effective reading comprehension is essential to success at the college level and to advance in one’s career. This course is designed to help students improve reading comprehension and critical analysis. An emphasis is placed on developing vocabulary and improving reading speed. Assignments introduce students to college level textbooks, outlining strategies, and critical researching skills.
Class will continue remotely if in-person instruction is not possible.
Open Computer time
with Carol Davis, RSU#12 Adult Education
Equity Series Session 3: A Racial History of Maine
with Sultana Khan, Noble Adult & Community Education
This workshop will explore the history of racial prejudice in Maine, from the persecution of residents of Malaga Island to the KKK to the history of US relations with the Tribes that have lived in this area for thousands of years. This real history is a necessary component of anti-racism education for Mainers.
Learning While Black
with U Got Class LERN, Sanford Community Adult Education
This class is distinctly online.
Educators and psychologists know that learning is affected by stress, anxiety, self-image, cultural and societal expectations. Today the majority of teachers, (80%) are white, and the majority of learners are students of color. This creates a strong potential for a cultural and communication gap between teachers and students. Let's examine unique challenges to black students in the classroom and how teachers can minimize those challenges and support school success for all students.
Beginners Hatha Yoga - Session One
with Gabrielle Hunter, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Class will be held online using ZOOM.
This is a gentle beginners yoga class focusing on body alignment, breathing techniques, balance and strengthening in a slow paced and open environment. Class will end with introduction and exploration of relaxation and meditation techniques with time to experience how your yoga practice is evolving. If you have any special physical issues, chronic pain or injury, please contact the instructor before the first day of class to go over health concerns, safety and any props you may need to help you experience the best class possible.
Please bring a yoga mat, 2 blocks if you have them, 1 yoga strap, 1 blanket.