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Request for Information: Diploma, HiSET, College Transitions
with Christa Galipeau
This is where your future begins! Whether you are looking to complete your high school education (diploma or HiSET), wanting to brush off skills for college, or heading toward a career, this is the first step. During this one-on-one meeting, we will discuss your academic history and current standing, any barriers to progress, and goals; short & long term. We will also give a clear picture of how our program works and what you can expect from us.
We accept new students throughout the school year! Submit this request for information and we will be in touch!
with Christa Galipeau
This course will first guide you to examine your own strengths, skills and preferences to help you choose a career path. Then you will learn more about your chosen career, set some short and long-term career goals and finally map a pathway to reach those goals. We will also help you develop the skills and tools you will need to follow that pathway. This includes resume writing, interview skills, customer service and professionalism. This course will help you practice and attain the skills you need to not only get and keep a job, but start a career with growth opportunities.
Students join this class at anytime during the academic year!
Register with us ONLINE today or call 207-764-4776 to discuss your next steps!
Northern Viewpoints Book Club: 10 Books
with Christa Galipeau
We have received a grant from Maine Humanities Council to offer a book club at a very low cost of only $10/month. This includes the cost of the books each month as well the group discussion. The club will meet the first Thursday of each month.
This year we will be reading banned books through out history. Our theme is "This is the book club your momma warned you about." While we are discussing about the book we will also be talking/discussing about why they were banned and if it was justified.
This discount will only be offered til Aug 31st. After that the fee will be $10 per month.
Sept 1 - 1984 by George Orwell
Oct 6 - Maus I & II by Art Spieglman
Nov 3 - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Dec 1 - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Deckle Edge
Jan 5 - Huck Finn - Mark Twain
Feb 2 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Mar 2 - George by Alex Gino
Apr 6 - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
May & June will be chosen by Book Club members.
What is Voxy EnGen?
It's a language upskilling online platform for organizations, educational, and government institutions who want to support English learning for economic mobility, civic participation, and a better quality of life for workers, immigrants, and refugees. EnGen can be used as a supplemental study tool for self-motivated individuals or it can be integrated into an existing educational curriculum and managed by a coordinator. EnGen supports learners at any level for career pathways, academic goals, and social integration.
The Learner Experience: Through a friendly and easy-to-use app, students can access EnGen on their phone (and other devices) 24/7 as long as they have wi-fi and a pair of headphones with a mic. Initially, students create a learner profile to establish language learning goals and personal interests. They can choose to navigate the app in their L1 if their language is one of the 67 options currently supported by EnGen.
New students will also take a proficiency test on grammar, reading, listening, and oral fluency. The assessment takes up to 20-40 minutes to complete after which students will be assigned a CEFR level. This assessment is generally prompted repeated every three months to measure proficiency gains. They can view a graphic of how their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar are progressing.
Through a catalog of available courses at their proficiency level, students can choose up to three courses to participate in at a time. Task-based lessons offer a variety of interactive games and use 100% real-world English media. Contrastly, if an organization chooses to integrate EnGen lessons into an existing curriculum, specific courses with target language goals can be assigned to students by an educational coordinator. In-app tools such as a translator, mini grammar guide, and word bank are readily available on the screen during lessons. One of the coolest aspects of the program is the 30-minute live group conversation lessons. Students can reserve classes on topics at their proficiency level and according to what goals and interests settings they have reported in their profile. There are even preview lessons to help shy learners prepare themselves in advance. The EnGen platform offers valuable tools for every learner.
The Teacher Experience:Educators can assign specific courses (such as WIOA-aligned career pathways)Internal tracking metrics measure all aspects of learning through an online command center. Authorized administrators can customize and generate learner performance reports for easy download into Excel or CSV files. For example, you can track study routines, how many minutes a week are spent in certain activities, what lessons were completed, how many group classes they have participated in, as well as how their proficiency levels are changing. These snapshots are great for providing learner feedback on their growth and opportunities as well as supporting your program documentation.
Further resources such as case studies can be found here on the EnGen website.