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How to Join a Zoom Meeting
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How to Join a Zoom Meeting

Free
Calendar Jul 30, 2020

Click this link to a video that explains how to join a Zoom Meeting. This assumes you've downloaded the Zoom app or client to your device AND that you've received an invitation to a Zoom meeting.  You can always visit this website for further information. There is no registration through adult ed to access this information. Just click on the colored links above.

College Preparation

Free

with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Sep 1, 2020

Are you planning on going to (or returning to) college within the next 6-18 months but need to work on some skills first? The College Transition program is free to those who qualify! We can help you with math, reading and writing, technology, and college-readiness skills. Much of this program can be done online and done at your own pace. Call or email us for more information: 288-4703, mdiae@mdirss.org.

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English Language Acquisition

Free

with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Sep 1, 2020

If you are someone you know would benefit from English Language Acquisition classes, please contact us. Instruction is based on everyday living skills at home, work, and community. And it is free for qualifying students.

High School Completion

Free

with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Sep 1, 2020

We have two high school completion options:

Option One: Students who only need a handful of credits to complete their diploma as can do so through MDI Adult Education. Credits can be earned remotely though an intake and pre-assessment are required. Contact us!

 

Option Two: Students who successfully complete the HiSET® (think: GED®) will be awarded a High School Equivalency Diploma which affords the student the same rights and privileges as a credit-bearing diploma. A preparation plan can be done remotely under teacher guidance though an intake, pre-assessments, and practice tests are required. Contact us!

 

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Creating Textual Effects in Watercolors

$75

with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Oct 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Online class: Painters will experiment with different ways wet paint will react to paper. It can be very interesting to create various textural effects that can then be used to replicate a surface or texture with intention while painting. Recordings of this class will be available for participants to replay part or all of the lesson during the week. Students will be given a list of supplies to purchase upon registration.

Instructor Bio: "I've been an artist my entire life, noticed and commented on since my kindergarten report cards. I've been a certified Art educator since 1992. I'm endorsed by the state of Massachusetts and Maine. I've been an instructor (drawing, painting, ceramics ) as well as owned and operated a successful seasonal restaurant on MDI for a decade."

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Spanish (Block 2)

$45

with Esther Alicia Kempthorne

Calendar Nov 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Online class: A continuation of the beginner’s Spanish class, this second 4 weeks will continue to expose learners to basic vocabulary, grammar, and beginner conversation. Effort will be made to tailor the class to learner’s interests and needs. Students will need to purchase "Spanish Made Simple: Revised and Updated" by Judith Nemethy.  Limited copies are available for sale through MDI Adult Ed.

Instructor Bio: "I was born and raised in Morelos, Mexico. I am a Maine certified Spanish teacher (K-12) and I have been working in education for the last 8 years. I am currently participating with MDOE in a statewide effort to create new innovative online teaching modules for the Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education platform."

Full Course

Hospice Myths Debunked: Hospice Offers More Than You Think!

Free
Calendar Nov 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Online class: Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County (HVHC) invite you to a free informational session surrounding the common myths about hospice care, while also sharing information about how hospice services go far beyond what many people realize. Advance Care Directive and grief support for families before and after their loved one passes are also offered by Hospice. Hospice Volunteer service available to individuals and families will be explained with the goal of serving patients and their families earlier in their journeys. Offered in collaboration with Ellsworth Adult Education

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Holiday Candy Tray

$20

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Dec 6, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Online class: Don’t be intimidated by candy making! No candy thermometer needed for this class, so it’s perfect for anyone, including parents and children. We will make a variety of easy but delicious holiday candies such as truffles, caramels, barks, and fudge. Children may join under a parent's registration. A material's list will be sent upon registration.

Instructor Bio: JoAnne Wood has been teaching cooking classes for over 15 years. She graduated from California Culinary Academy and has worked as a pastry chef and owned her own dessert catering business.

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