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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



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

Free
Calendar Jan 1, 2021

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.

Behavior Health Professional Certification Training

$25
Calendar Jan 4, 2021

Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.

Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great!

As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.

We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavior Health services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.

You will complete 12 online modules then 3 4-hour live sessions, including the new ethics and boundaries training. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours. Registration is ongoing till June 30, 2021.

Any individual who will be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course may register.

The administration fee of $25.

See Blended Learning Curriculum at Woodfords Family Service for more information.

 

 

College Preparation

Free

with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Jan 4, 2021

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.

Will run

Driver's Education
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Driver's Education

Price not
available

with Dan King

Calendar Jan 4, 2021

Due to COVID 19 we cannot hold in-person classes. Please contact Dan and Julie King at Driver's Edge Driving School, 941-9494. When we can resume in-person classes we'll announce the schedule in Chalk Talk.

High School Completion

Free

with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Jan 4, 2021

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!

 Our program is available to area residents (Hancock County ME).

English Language Acquisition

Free

with Michelle Brzezowski

Calendar Jan 11, 2021

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. Schedule will be individualized.

Gentle Yoga for Fun

$20

with Dianna Sproul

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Are you looking to continue your yoga practice, or start up a fresh new healthy habit with the new year? This class if for you! Join us for an hour-long class filled with gentle stretches, easy yoga sequences, relaxing restorative poses, breathing exercises, and an awareness/meditation practice. We welcome all ages and ability levels. You will need a yoga block, belt, pillow, and a willingness to try new things. Your health is in yours hands ~*~

Please note that this is an online class. The instructor will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins.

BIO: For 17 years, through her personal yoga journey, Dianna has enjoyed enhanced physical health, pain management, and greater awareness. Earning teaching certification at Nepal Yoga Home, Kathmandu, she teaches steadily in-person (when possible) and online classes. Let her share the tools of health with you!Dianna's email is lightongranite@gmail.com.

Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 1)
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Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 1)

$32

with Wendy Lessard

Online class: Essentrics is a full body, dynamic, and fluid workout that combines lengthening and strengthening. Developing strong, lean muscles will improve your posture. Perfect for men and women of most fitness levels. Each workout rebalances the muscles and joints of your body and can rehab injuries. Each class will leave you feeling energized, stronger, joyous, and healthy. Supplies needed: exercise mat, chair, strap/thera-band/towel, yoga blocks or similar object.

Instructor Bio: Wendy's been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006, and has held National Board Certification in Massage and Teaching. She has a lifelong interest in movement, fitness and health. She strongly believes in helping others find the tools needed to transform their fitness, health and resiliency.

NOTE: you must provide us with a valid email when you register so we can send you a link to the class.

There will be further opportunities to continue working with Wendy once this class is over.





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