Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - February - "The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

$10

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 2, 2023 at 6 pm

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a foreword by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

 

The book Club your Mamma Warned you About-  All Banned Books

For each book, at our discussions we will also explore when, where and why these books have been banned.

 

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - March - 1984

$10

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2023 at 6 pm

Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...

 

A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

 

Adult Driver Training

$199

with Aaron Buzza

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Must be 18 or older to participate.

This course will prepare you to take the State of Maine written exam and road test in order to obtain your permit and/or license.

The class meets in person to complete the in-class portion. During that time your permit application and required paperwork will be submitted to the state for you to receive your driver's permit. When your permit is received, the instructor will schedule your driving times individually.

Those adults currrently holding a permit in need of road time are also encouraged to enroll.  We can discuss applicable fees and driving times.

The cost covers in-class time (approx 6 hours), driving time with the instructor in his vehicle (up to 6 hours), and application fee for the state. We have added this course to the list of approved state of Maine training providers. If you are a recipient of services from qualifying agencies (Fedcap, ACAP, Career Center, HOPE, etc.), there's a strong likelihood that you will qualify for the course fee to be covered.

If you are unable to pay for this course on your own and aren't sure where to turn, we can help you figure out your next steps. Payment plans are also available.

Before you can start the course you must provide us with a copy of your ID and social security card.  If you are under the age of 23, you must also provide your birth certificate with the embossed seal.  Notarized copies are NOT acceptable.

Academic credit will be awarded to SAD 1 Adult & Community Education high school diploma students.

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well.   The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. 

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song     
  • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it     
  • How to form the three main types of chords     
  • How to handle different keys and time signatures     
  • How to avoid “counting”     
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all.   And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.   A recording of the class is included as well.  Class limited to 15 students.  For ages 13+. 

 

Topics include:

  •       How chords work in a song
  •       How to form the three main types of chords
  •       How to tune your guitar
  •       Basic strumming patterns
  •       How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid)
  •       How to play along with simple tunes

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - April - All American Boys

$10

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm

A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?

There were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad’s best friends—start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.

Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken directly from today’s headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

Intro to Bee Keeping

$95

with Patty Drake

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2023 at 9 am

Ever thought about getting into bees, but are unsure as to what it takes?Here is your chance to get the low down on all things Honey Bee!!

During this session we will cover such topics as:

Basic Bee information (and some not so basic)

Start up

Hive Management

Pest Control

Over Wintering

Feeding

Honey Harvesting

And more

If weather permits we will do a open hive inspection (bring a long sleeve shirt and a bug veil if you have one).

A to Z Grant Writing II - Beyond the Basics
Online Registration Unavailable

A to Z Grant Writing II - Beyond the Basics

$115

with Ed2Go Instructor

Are you ready to continue your journey into the world of grants? You will learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grantmakers. In addition, you will explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines.

You will go through every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags. Then you will journey into the world of grants available for your projects. The excitement will build when you discover just how many funding opportunities are available.

You will see grants for arts and humanities, education, medical, science and agriculture, human services, and corporate foundation grants. You will also explore new grant-writing trends and what to do when you're notified of a grant award or a grant rejection. Don't worry, there's a plan to implement for future grant seeking success if you don't get your project funded.

By the end of the course, you will be prepared to continue tracking future grant-writing and funding trends, bounce back successfully from rejection notices, and manage all of your grant awards proficiently. In addition, you will gain confidence in all areas of grant seeking, grant writing, and grants management (post-award reporting requirements).

For more information please click the link.





Forgot password?
Staff Log In