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Introduction to Zoom Basics
with Ed Brazee, Central Lincoln County Adult Education
Using Zoom more than ever? Here is a great way to learn everything you need to know about the Zoom Video Conferencing platform. The course videos demonstrate examples of using Zoom on different devices–smartphones, tablets, and computers. Course content includes: Muting audio and video; using chat; screen sharing; recording; trouble-shooting; scheduling meetings; break-out rooms; and more. This course is appropriate for Zoom beginners as well as those who have used Zoom and want to learn more.
CLC Adult Education is pleased to partner with BoomerTech Adventures to offer fully asychronous online courses students can complete on their own time and at their own speed. Each course is a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions for using the class, and the content of the class (videos and articles). The three instructors provide personalized support for each class via email and / or online chat. The recommended time for each course is one month with 1 to 2 hours of work a week. Tech requirements for each course are a strong internet connection (or access to one) and a computer, or tablet, or smartphone to access videos and articles.
iPad - Maximize Your iPad's Potential
with BoomerTECH Adventures, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Learn to increase your capabilities to communicate, create, and connect by mastering your iPad’s features. This course covers navigating your iPad, its Camera and Photos apps, the options available in Settings, ways to communicate through writing and video, plus how to answer and make phone calls. Plus, you will learn about the apps that came already loaded on your iPad like the Calendar and Siri, your virtual assistant. It is important that you have updated to iOS 15; but don’t worry—if you don’t know how, we will show you the steps. Finally, you will also learn about accessibility features that are helpful for folks with finger mobility, sight, or hearing diﬃculties.
iPhone/iPad Vision Accessibility Features
with BoomerTECH Adventures, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Many people have vision issues. A variety of iPhone/iPad settings allow you to use your device more easily when vision challenges arise. In this course you will learn where to find vision accessibility options and how to use them. The vision accessibility features are identical on the iPhone and iPad except in a couple of noted instances.
Knitting Basics ( MindEdge Studio)
with MindEdge Instructor, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
Knitting is a versatile skill and a rewarding activity, and there is very little that is more satisfying than creating something with your own hands. But getting started without instruction can be discouraging. This course covers the basics of knitting, teaching you how to choose your materials, read knitting patterns, and create several different simple projects. Through a series of videos, an expert knitter will walk you through the basic stitches that are the building blocks for even the most complicated patterns, and you will soon be on your way to knitting with confidence.
This is an online class and can be started at any time.
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Learn to Buy and Sell on Ebay
with ed 2go, Kittery Adult Education
To register or for more details visit ed2go at: https://www.ed2go.com/kae/online-courses/learn-to-buy-sell-on-ebay/
Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, this course will guide you every step of the way!
In this course, you will gain all of the knowledge necessary for success in the online marketplace. You'll learn how to create titles that get noticed, how to craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar, and how to create and upload photos of the items you are selling. You'll also learn how to safely conduct financial transactions, how to accept credit card payments, and how to pack and ship any item hassle-free. If you're a buyer, you'll learn how to value almost any item up for auction, how to get the best possible price, how to protect yourself against fraud, and how to compete effectively against other bidders.
Learn to Curl!
For anyone who wants to learn how to curl and have fun playing this Winter Olympic sport, check out the Belfast Curling Club! They are offering instruction in one, two hour session at the facility located at 211 Belmont Ave, (Rte. 3) two miles west of Belfast. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, dress in layers (you're on ice) and bring a separate pair of clean soled sneakers. Space is limited!
Register directly with the Belfast Culing Club. Click on firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, email address, phone number and desired session and time slot (noted below).
A $40 per person club fee must be prepaid to secure a spot. A check, made out to "Belfast Curling Club" must be sent to Steve McLaughlin, 32 Lovejoy Pond Road, Wayne, ME 04284. Be sure to include your desired Learn to Curl session. The following sessions are available:
Saturday, 10/21/23 - 10:30am-12:30 pm OR 1:00-3:00 pm
Sunday, 10/22/23 - 10:30am-12:30 pm OR 1:00-3:00 pm
Saturday, 1/16/24 - 10:30am-12:30 pm OR 1:00-3:00 pm
Sunday, 1/7/24 - 10:30am-12:30 pm OR 1:00-3:00 pm
For more information go to www.belfastcurlingclub.org
Learning About Devices
with National Digital Equity Center, York Adult Education
Learning While Black
with UGot Class, MSAD#1 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.
Click here for more information about the course specifics, dates, cost and registration.