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Free

with MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 1, 2022

What is Voxy EnGen?

It's a language upskilling online platform for organizations, educational, and government institutions who want to support English learning for economic mobility, civic participation, and a better quality of life for workers, immigrants, and refugees. EnGen can be used as a supplemental study tool for self-motivated individuals or it can be integrated into an existing educational curriculum and managed by a coordinator. EnGen supports learners at any level for career pathways, academic goals, and social integration. 

The Learner Experience: Through a friendly and easy-to-use app, students can access EnGen on their phone (and other devices) 24/7 as long as they have wi-fi and a pair of headphones with a mic. Initially, students create a learner profile to establish language learning goals and personal interests. They can choose to navigate the app in their L1 if their language is one of the 67 options currently supported by EnGen. 

New students will also take a proficiency test on grammar, reading, listening, and oral fluency. The assessment takes up to 20-40 minutes to complete after which students will be assigned a CEFR level. This assessment is generally prompted repeated every three months to measure proficiency gains. They can view a graphic of how their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar are progressing.

Through a catalog of available courses at their proficiency level, students can choose up to three courses to participate in at a time. Task-based lessons offer a variety of interactive games and use 100% real-world English media. Contrastly, if an organization chooses to integrate EnGen lessons into an existing curriculum, specific courses with target language goals can be assigned to students by an educational coordinator. In-app tools such as a translator, mini grammar guide, and word bank are readily available on the screen during lessons.  One of the coolest aspects of the program is the 30-minute live group conversation lessons. Students can reserve classes on topics at their proficiency level and according to what goals and interests settings they have reported in their profile. There are even preview lessons to help shy learners prepare themselves in advance. The EnGen platform offers valuable tools for every learner.

The Teacher Experience:Educators can assign specific courses (such as WIOA-aligned career pathways)Internal tracking metrics measure all aspects of learning through an online command center. Authorized administrators can customize and generate learner performance reports for easy download into Excel or CSV files. For example, you can track study routines, how many minutes a week are spent in certain activities, what lessons were completed, how many group classes they have participated in, as well as how their proficiency levels are changing. These snapshots are great for providing learner feedback on their growth and opportunities as well as supporting your program documentation. 

Further resources such as case studies can be found here on the EnGen website.

HiSET 101 - Session Two Online

Free

with Heather Toth, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 8:30 am

This year we are excited to offer one of our HiSET 101 sessions online. Instruction will occur using tools like Zoom and Google Classroom. Students will still come in occasionally for one-on-one testing. COVID-19 cleaning and safety protocols will, of course, be followed.

Get started in the HiSET® Program by attending our orientation for new students. Orientation will provide an overview of the HiSET® process and guide participants through intake, assessment, and pre-testing. Workshops on college and career planning, financial literacy, and technology skills (all essential skills for success at college and in the workplace) will be provided.

Attendance at orientation classes is mandatory.

At the end of orientation, students will be referred to final HiSET® testing or scheduled for additional academic help.

Students must present a valid photo id and social security card at the first class.

Classes begin every 4 weeks --- call 474-7553 to schedule your orientation.

 

HiSET 101 - Session Two In Person

Free

with Heather Toth, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Get started in the HiSET® Program by attending our orientation for new students. Orientation will provide an overview of the HiSET® process and guide participants through intake, assessment, and pre-testing. Workshops on college and career planning, financial literacy, and technology skills (all essential skills for success at college and in the workplace) will be provided.

Attendance at orientation classes is mandatory.

At the end of orientation, students will be referred to final HiSET® testing or scheduled for additional academic help.

Students must present a valid photo id and social security card at the first class.

Classes begin every 4 weeks --- call 474-7553 to schedule your orientation.

 

Introduction to Sign Language

$45

with Erin Johnson, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

 Learn basic sign language skills to increase your potential, to use with your baby or grandchild, or just because you have always wanted to learn! Six weeks , limit to 8 students.

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Northern Viewpoint Book Club - October: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

$10

with Christa Galipeau, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 6 pm

We have received a grant from Maine Humanities Council to offer a book club at a very low cost of only $10/month. 

What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?

The Original, Unabridged, and Uncensored 1885 Classic.

After he and his good buddy Tom Sawyer had uncovered a small fortune, Huckleberry Finn finds himself restrained by the demands of an overbearing guardian. Never one to be confined by the proprieties of society, Huck bolts from this dull life in pursuit of a more exciting and mischievous life.

Witty and poignant, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often cited as the preeminent “Great American Novel.” So join this willful vagabond as he sails down the Mighty Mississippi and discovers one thrilling adventure followed by another.

 

SACOPEE FAMILY READING CLUB

Free

with Renee Payeur, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join us for dinner, stories, and fun family activities Thursday evenings from 5:30–7p.m. Each child will be able to take home a book each week! This free Parent and Child Together (PACT) activity meets at the Riverside United Methodist Church. If you havequestions regarding this FREE program or would like to preregister, please call Renee at625-3092 or email rpayeur@sad55.org. Bring the family and join us as we “re-open” this wonderful event. Pre-registration is required due to space issues and in order to keep everyone up to date on any changes.

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FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Free

with Kids Free To Grow Staff, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a night of family fun! Parents and children come together for dinner, a fun fall activity and story, parenting information, and door prizes! Bring the ENTIRE family! Pre-registration is required in order to keep everyone up to date on any changes.

 

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HiSET 101 - Session Three Online

Free

with Heather Toth, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Nov 8, 2022 at 8:30 am

This year we are excited to offer one of our HiSET 101 sessions online. Instruction will occur using tools like Zoom and Google Classroom. Students will still come in occasionally for one-on-one testing. COVID-19 cleaning and safety protocols will, of course, be followed.

Get started in the HiSET® Program by attending our orientation for new students. Orientation will provide an overview of the HiSET® process and guide participants through intake, assessment, and pre-testing. Workshops on college and career planning, financial literacy, and technology skills (all essential skills for success at college and in the workplace) will be provided.

Attendance at orientation classes is mandatory.

At the end of orientation, students will be referred to final HiSET® testing or scheduled for additional academic help.

Students must present a valid photo id and social security card at the first class.

Classes begin every 4 weeks --- call 474-7553 to schedule your orientation.

 

Will run





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