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Money Management Mar. 27

Free

with Josee Castonguay, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 1 pm

Nobody like the idea of a budget, but having one can make the difference between finishing and dropping out of a training or college program due to lack of funds.  Spend a few hours organizing your finances to see what it really costs to go to school and how you could afford it.

 

Money Management May 15

Free

with Josee Castonguay, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar May 15, 2019 at 1 pm

Nobody like the idea of a budget, but having one can make the difference between finishing and dropping out of a training or college program due to lack of funds.  Spend a few hours organizing your finances to see what it really costs to go to school and how you could afford it.

 

Parent Talk (Active Parenting Now) - Spring 2019
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Parent Talk (Active Parenting Now) - Spring 2019

Free

with Julie Berube, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Jan 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Do you have questions about parenting? Do you want to improve your parenting skills? Are you overwhelmed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, “Parent Talk” may be for you. Happy Families aren’t born…They’re made one day at a time. Through this video-based program, you will learn the skills that will help you develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in your children, and encourage your children to be their very BEST! You’ll also learn positive discipline techniques so you can avoid those all too familiar power struggles. You will be receiving an Active Parenting Certificate upon completion of this course.

Preschool Playgroup Section I

$25

with Elaine Hawthorne, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

Preschool Playgroup I

Let’s play! Join us as we read, sing, and play together with your preschool children. Learn activities which will help prepare your child for school success. Social skills play an important part in preparing for “big” school. Your child will practice these skills while playing in a learning environment. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please notify us of any allergies as we ask all parents to bring a snack for their child. No classes 2/18, 4/15.

Instructors: Elaine Hawthorne and Gail Small

Section I: Mondays, 1/28 – 3/18, 10:00 – 11:30 AM for 7 sessions

Section II: Mondays, 3/25 – 5/13, 10:00 – 11:30 AM for 7 sessions

Location: Windham Raymond Adult Education Learning Center

Fee: $25 per family per section

 

Elaine Hawthorne retired after 39 years teaching at RSU 14. During her career she taught grades 2-4 and is excited to be back for her second year with Windham Raymond Adult Education to continue her passion of educating children. She looks forward to reading, singing and doing crafts with the Preschool Playgroup.

 

Gail Small retired after teaching 37 years at RSU 14. She taught in grades 2-4 and is excited to be co-teaching preschool with her former team partner, Elaine Hawthorne. She loves preschool activities and now enjoys them with her 2 1/2 year old granddaughter.

Preschool Playgroup Section II

$25

with Elaine Hawthorne, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks

Preschool Playgroup II

Let’s play! Join us as we read, sing, and play together with your preschool children. Learn activities which will help prepare your child for school success. Social skills play an important part in preparing for “big” school. Your child will practice these skills while playing in a learning environment. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please notify us of any allergies as we ask all parents to bring a snack for their child. No classes 2/18, 4/15.

Instructors: Elaine Hawthorne and Gail Small

Section I: Mondays, 1/28 – 3/18, 10:00 – 11:30 AM for 7 sessions

Section II: Mondays, 3/25 – 5/13, 10:00 – 11:30 AM for 7 sessions

Location: Windham Raymond Adult Education Learning Center

Fee: $25 per family per section

 

Elaine Hawthorne retired after 39 years teaching at RSU 14. During her career she taught grades 2-4 and is excited to be back for her second year with Windham Raymond Adult Education to continue her passion of educating children. She looks forward to reading, singing and doing crafts with the Preschool Playgroup.

 

Gail Small retired after teaching 37 years at RSU 14. She taught in grades 2-4 and is excited to be co-teaching preschool with her former team partner, Elaine Hawthorne. She loves preschool activities and now enjoys them with her 2 1/2 year old granddaughter.

Stress & Anger Management - Spring 2019
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Stress & Anger Management - Spring 2019

Free

with Julie Berube, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Jan 28, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 14 weeks
Information is Power. Life can be overwhelming these days with school, work, and family. Stress is a fact of life; we need to learn how to manage it. We will learn how to take advantage of the positive and reduce the negative effects of stress!_x000D_ Anger is one of the most misunderstood over-used human emotions. In this class we will learn how to recognize anger by identifying our anger triggers. We will learn about the three components of anger; the Emotional State, the Expression, and the Understanding. This class will increase your knowledge about how anger affects you. You will learn new ways to cope with anger and set goals to manage anger more effectively. Learning how to manage stress and anger is a way of taking control of your life. It is also a way of staying healthy and happy.

The Shoes of Another: A Book Club

Free

with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 11 weeks

What does it mean to be in another person’s shoes? What does this perspective give us? Join this book discussion group to discuss these questions and discover the world of books and ideas. Learn how to relate the themes in books to your own life and to share your ideas with others. This four-session monthly book group is a great way to build your confidence in reading, discussing ideas and preparing for school, college, work or social situations. You’ll receive nine books as part of this special program provided through the generous support of the Maine Humanities Council. 01/30/19; 02/27/19; 03/27/19; 04/24/19. Makeup class (if needed) 05/01/19.

If you're interested in this offering or know someone who is, please call 664-7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or more information.

Volunteer Tutor Training Online Hybrid-Bangor (Evening Session)

$35

with Annie Sargent and Meredith Eaton, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Jan 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor will offer the online tutor training developed by ProLiteracy for its member organizations with a pilot hybrid starting in January 2019. The training is offered in partnership with Ellsworth Adult Education. By taking this training you can prepare to be an ESL or Basic Reading tutor.  The introductory session is an orientation so you can attend to decide if you'd like to pursue the training.  This first and the last sessions will be 'live' (in person) and the intervening 12-16 hours will be completed online with access to online discussion with a cohort and local facilitator supporting you.  Participants must be self directed, and possess an intermediate level of internet and computer experience.  Face to face sessions will be held Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor 6:00p-8:00p, Thursday 01/24/19 and 03/07/19.

A contribution of $35.00 defrays the cost of the textbook and training materials; scholarships are available.





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