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Number Skills for College - Online
with January Hapworth
Note: This class will be offered virtually through a combination of email, texting, Zoom, and/or online learning. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.
This course will prepare students for Algebra I and/or entry-level college math. Whether you need a refresher before registering for your first college math course or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER, you will find this course helpful. There will be a review of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, and other essential math skills. Word problems and the language of math will be explored.
Reading Skills for College
with Mariah Smith
Effective reading comprehension is essential to success at the college level and to advance in one’s career. This course is designed to help students improve reading comprehension and critical analysis. An emphasis is placed on developing vocabulary and improving reading speed. Assignments introduce students to college level textbooks, outlining strategies, and critical researching skills.
Remote instruction by appointment on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
with Marilyn Rogers-Bull
This is not a beginner’s class. It is for those who have painted in the past or present who would like to join others who share their love of painting. Painters are encouraged to use any medium they might choose.
A few words from Marilyn – “I am not a teacher, having only had a few lessons myself. Many years ago, while walking on a beach in Florida, I dreamed up the idea of having a class at Skowhegan Adult Ed for those who love to paint as much as I do. It has been a blessing to be part of this club since 2007. Along the way, I have found some wonderful friends, many of whom can paint much better than I can.”
with Jean Philpot
In this class, especially designed for adults with learning challenges, students will enhance everyday life skills by improving their basic reading, writing, and problem-solving proficiencies.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this semester the class will be reduced to one day per week.
Learners set their own individualized goals and work toward them in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Contact the Adult Education office for additional information.
with Sharon Surman
If you’re a quilter, or you’ve always wanted to be, come and be a part of a group that inspires, shares, challenges and encourages you to grow and learn all things quilting. We use modern conveniences like rotary cutters, rulers, sewing machines and precuts—as well as yardage, seam rippers and some hand sewing tools. Bring a project you’ve always wanted to try or need help finishing, or come ready to accept the challenge of a new class directed project. All levels of quilting are welcome.
with Lynn Perry
The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project that offers technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district.
Examples of possible help sessions include general computer operation, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance with some software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.
FMI or to schedule an appointment with the Tech Spot staff, please call the Adult Education office at 474-7553.
Project partners include RSU 54 Adult & Community Education, Town of Skowhegan, and the RSU 54 Technology Staff.
Photoshop - Independent Study & Projects
with Lynn Perry
Photoshop students from previous sessions will continue this fall in an eight-week independent study format. Students will fine tune their projects using photo enhancement for lighting, color and size; and add artistic elements with filters, text and framing. Others who have been using Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are welcome to join the group for project support. The aim of this class is not traditional instruction but to create a place for group sharing, support and experimentation.
At Sea Quilt
with Doreen Morris
Let's go on an "At Sea" adventure together. This beautiful quilt looks much harder to make than it actually is. It consists of one simple block turned this way and that, which is then set on point. Because this is a class for those with some previous quilting experience, participants must know how to sew a 1/4” seam.
Upon registration, instructor will email students regarding needed supplies.