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Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Session I

$29

with Sebago Trails, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Jun 12, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Want to try the fastest-growing paddle sport in the nation? Here is a great opportunity for the novice SUP-er or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler. Come join Bill & Katelyn Perry and learn the essential skills and knowledge you need for Stand-Up Paddling, on boards especially designed for ease of use and learning. In a one-day on-the-water instruction, we will cover the basics of SUP’s, types of boards, getting on and off, basic paddle strokes and essential safety issues. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Bill and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. All classes will be held at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. *Please check website for Covid-19 protocols :  https://sebagotrails.com/important-message-covid-19/. Fee is $29 for each session.

Fresh Start Smoking Treatment
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Fresh Start Smoking Treatment

$5

with Elaine Sipe from ACAP, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Jun 14, 2021 at 2 pm

https://msad1.coursestorm.com/course/smoking-cessation?search=smoking#

Available to all Aroostook County residents ages 18 thru adult through a partnership with ACAP and Maine Cancer Foundation.

The FreshStart program is designed to help smokers quit smoking and develop coping skills to combat the psychological and physical side effects of smoking treatment.

This straightforward, upbeat program is intended to stress the positives of the smoking treatment experience – the reasons to quit, the benefits of quitting – while honestly exploring the very real, unpleasant feelings that are a part of beating the addiction to nicotine and the habit of smoking. Freshstart focuses on an active, pragmatic approach to quitting smoking with each participant directing his or her own efforts to quit. FreshStart emphasizes each member’s personal responsibility for their success. 

Program facilitated by Elaine Sipe an Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) Community Educator

This class is offered both live, in-person at SAD 1 Adult & Community Education or via zoom. If you choose to participate via zoom a link will be sent to you by email prior to the first class. 

*No class on Monday, July 5th. Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

FreshStart Smoking Treatment

$5

with Elaine Sipe, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 14, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Available to all Aroostook County residents ages 18 thru adult through a partnership with ACAP and Maine Cancer Foundation.

The FreshStart program is designed to help smokers quit smoking and develop coping skills to combat the psychological and physical side effects of smoking treatment.

This straightforward, upbeat program is intended to stress the positives of the smoking treatment experience – the reasons to quit, the benefits of quitting – while honestly exploring the very real, unpleasant feelings that are a part of beating the addiction to nicotine and the habit of smoking. Freshstart focuses on an active, pragmatic approach to quitting smoking with each participant directing his or her own efforts to quit. FreshStart emphasizes each member’s personal responsibility for their success. 

Program facilitated by Elaine Sipe an Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) Community Educator

This class is offered both live, in-person at SAD 1 Adult & Community Education or via zoom. If you choose to participate via zoom a link will be sent to you by email prior to the first class. 

*No class on Monday, July 5th. Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

Beginning Conversational French

$100

with Online Instructor Sara Hardin, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 16, 2021

https://www.ed2go.com/msad2970/online-courses/conversational-french-beginner/

Prepare for your next trip to France by mastering the basics of conversational French. This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you'll use in your travels as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language.

Proper pronunciation is important to good communication. Beginning Conversational French will help you master the best pronunciations. Simply click on each word to hear it spoken. Every word and sentence is also written out phonetically.

This course has been carefully crafted to ensure you will have no trouble pronouncing French words correctly. The first three lessons introduce the basics needed for most conversations in French, such as "please" and "thank you." You will also learn numbers, days of the week, months of the year, and telling time.

The entire course is structured in this logical, systematic method. After the introduction and basic conversation lessons, you will learn what to say at the airport. From the airport, you need to get to your hotel, so you will learn how to talk about transportation. The following lesson shows you how to talk to hotel employees. After you have settled into your hotel, you will probably be hungry, so the course also covers how to communicate in restaurants.

Each lesson also includes cultural tips. Hand and body gestures mean different things in different cultures. For example, do you know the proper way to point to avoid offending people in France? This course will tell you. You will be pleased with your quick progress, and you will be prepared for your next trip!

Computer Skills for the Workplace

$115

with Online Instructor Dave Paquin, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 16, 2021
1 additional session on Jul 14, 2021

https://www.ed2go.com/msad2970/online-courses/computer-skills-for-the-workplace/

Confidently apply for jobs knowing that you possess the computer skills needed to perform on the job. This course includes a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to prosper in a modern workplace.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees who have the ability to send emails, create spreadsheets, manage databases, understand memory and network limitations, and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

This course is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. This course will focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. By the time you finish, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

Discover Sign Language

$100

with Online Instructor Erin Trimble, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 16, 2021

https://www.ed2go.com/msad2970/online-courses/learn-sign-language/

Discover Sign Language will teach you how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences and how to put it all together, allowing you to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, locations, family, and the activities you like to do.

Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout it, you will be immersed in silence, which will help you gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lip reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign!

 

Ed2go - Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

$129

with Ed2go Instructor, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Jun 16, 2021

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

https://www.ed2go.com/msad2970/online-courses/intro-excel-microsoft-excel-2019-office-365/

This Class is thru Ed2go.  

Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 as you discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experience Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Genealogy Basics

$100

with Online Instructor Carrie Ehrfurth, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 16, 2021
1 additional session on Jul 14, 2021

https://www.ed2go.com/msad2970/online-courses/genealogy-basics/

Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and how to interpret the information you find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based websites, which you can access while enrolled in this class.

You will learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You will develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You will discover where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive!





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