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Substitute Teacher Intensive

$89

with Linda Roy

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2021 at 3:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Substitute teaching is valuable and rewarding with benefits for the employee and the school. Administrators, teachers and students all value good substitute teachers. Whether new to substitute teaching or looking to freshen your classroom presence, this program will enhance key skills & understandings that will lead to your success at any grade level. Through class presentations, discussion and readings we will address behavior expectations, getting and keeping students on task, and building positive relationships. Examine lesson plans at all grade levels, preview what to expect in any day on the job and discuss the role of technology in todays classrooms. Consider the variety of subbing opportunities in special education and review the professional behaviors that will ensure you are kept as busy as you wish. In order to ease anxieties you might have about fitting into the school community, some of the RSU 23 (OOB) and/or Saco School building principals will visit our class for informal but informative presentations. Brief walk and talk principal-led tours of some of the buildings may be arranged. Because good schools share best practices, these snapshots and tips will be easily translatable to any school within or outside of our two districts. Leave the course with a notebook containing the course presentation, relevant readings and resources that will help you on the job. Course fee refunded upon successful completion. If hired by Saco &/or RSU 23 schools, you will receive the highest substitute pay rate for that district.

Required: Masks and distancing. Bring proof of registration. You must have access to a computer and email and are responsible for completing state-mandated fingerprinting & Criminal History Records (additional fees) and an employment application.

Linda Roy taught primary grades in OOB schools for 39 years and has a Professional Teacher MS. Ed degree. Since retiring she has substituted regularly in our local schools.

Workshop 101: Mouse & Keyboard

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 29, 2021

New Computer User Workshops

Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. Our two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided. Enjoy a 6 person class maximum for a safe, supportive learning experience.

Workshop 101: Mouse & Keyboard

Focus will be on getting comfortable with the use of the laptop keyboard and mouse and/or touch pad to control the cursor. An introduction on navigating between websites, applications and programs will be presented. Masks and distancing required.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Excel Spreadsheet Basics - Live Online

$79

with David A Chandler-Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A powerful tool for performing calculations, developing budgets, analyzing and managing data. Master the essentials including: text and number formatting, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas and charts. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Required: Excel on your home computer (2010 version or newer).

Prerequisite: Completion of a Computer Basics course, Microsoft Word or equivalent familiarity creating documents, formatting text, navigating menus/toolbars in software programs.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Dave Chandler-Smith has 20+ years of IT Development on computer systems. Working in IT has allowed him to further his expertise by being exposed to the many software needs of various industries.

Workshop 102: Navigating the Internet

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Next available session starts May 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New Computer User Workshops

Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. Our two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided. Enjoy a 6 person class maximum for a safe, supportive learning experience.

Workshop 102: Navigating the Internet

Become a whiz at creating and using bookmarks and searching with a popular browser. A brief introduction to Windows 10 navigation will also be presented. Masks and distancing required.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Becoming a Notary Public

$39

with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar Next available session starts May 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A notarys primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, learn the history, powers and duties of the office, eligibility, procedures and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of ME or NH residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in ME. Leave with the testing and paperwork ready to submit to the State. License is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years. Masks and distancing required.

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents and performed many marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

Workshop 103: Email

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Next available session starts May 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New Computer User Workshops

Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. Our two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided. Enjoy a 6 person class maximum for a safe, supportive learning experience.

Workshop 103: Email

Create your own email address, compose, send & reply to messages. Become comfortable with basic Gmail setup and functions so you can communicate using email with ease. Masks and distancing required.

*NOTE: Day/date has changed from original schedule (was Tuesday 5/11).

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Workshop 201: Introduction to Windows 10

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Our two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is a stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided. Enjoy a six person class maximum for a supportive learning experience.

Introduction to Windows 10: Whether you are migrating from an older version or have never used Microsoft Windows before, become familiar with the latest features. Set up your personal computer to suit your preferences, discover how to easily navigate and search, as well as file and retrieve documents and other files. Masks and distancing required.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Workshop 202: Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Our two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is a stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided. Enjoy a six person class maximum for a supportive learning experience.

Workshop 202: Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word

This powerful word processing program allows users to type and manipulate text in a graphic environment that resembles a page of paper. Learn to use the basic functions to create documents that wow! Masks and distancing required.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.





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