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University College-Ellsworth Center • 248 State Street, Suite 1, Mill Mall (rear entrance nearest the YMCA) • Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Employment Opportunity

Ellsworth Adult Education Evening Coordinator

Seeking an energetic, outgoing  individual with excellent customer service, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Must be able to troubleshoot and learn new technology and software quickly and independently. Responsibilities include: 1) meeting and greeting students and instructors at sites throughout the community including preparing space, troubleshooting issues, and assisting with technology, 2) assisting with marketing including, but not limited to social media and the website; creating public relations materials, forms and other documents , 3) following up with students and instructors, 4) administering and processing course evaluations, 5) assisting with administrative tasks as assigned.  Schedule: Hourly position Monday through Thursday 3-8pm, very occasional Friday or Saturday. Some flexibility for hours both offered and expected..

Please contact Ann Sargent at Ellsworth Adult Ed for further information.  667-7110 or asargent@ellsworthschools.org .

Complete applications should be returned to the Office of the Superintendent, 66 Main Street, Suite 201, Ellsworth, ME  04605

 

 

Posted by Annie Sargent  on October 18, 2017

ONLINE medical courses available in Ellsworth!

Ellsworth Adult Education is pleased to host a wide variety of medical classes offered by the Academy of Medical Professions.  These courses are delivered online or by video-conferencing held at one of Ellsworth's school facilities.  Payment plans are available.  For more information on these courses, please give us a call, or to register, please contact Academy of Medical Professions (AMP) by telephone at 866.516.8274 (toll free) or 207.721.0714; by email at info@academyofmedicalprofessions.com or visit www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com.  Please let them know you heard about the program through Ellsworth Adult Education! 

Please click here for a list of classes, with descriptions) available in Ellsworth:  AMP_Classes_Ellsworth.pdf

 

Posted by Marilyn Starling  on September 21, 2017

Literacy Volunteers come to Hancock County!

Ellsworth Adult Education and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor have partnered to deliver individualized literacy support to adults in Hancock County.  Community volunteers are needed to help fill this need.  If you enjoy teaching, coaching, and mentoring adults individually, then learn more about becoming a trained Literacy Volunteer and serving the local need through a local adult educaiton program in Hancock County.     For about an hour or two a week, you can help an adult work toward goals like:  a high school diploma, a driver's license, a better job, preparing for college, or reading to their children.  You can also provide tutoring and coaching to an English Language learner.  

For more information about local program and tutoring opportunities, please contact Annie Sargent at Ellsworth Adult Education 207.664.7110 or asargent@ellsworthschools.org. 

An orientation will be provided in Ellsworth for Hancock County tutors on Monday, September 18, 8:30am-10am.   If you're interested in exploring English Language tutoring we encourage you to stay from 10am-12pm when Literacy Volunteer-Bangor trainer Meredith Eaton will conduct a English Language Conversation Partner Training.  You can register for these at ellsworth.maineadulted.org.  

Tutor training certification classes will be offered in Bangor this Fall.   Once you complete this training, you'll be able to tutor in Hancock County.  We work with local adult education programs to create tutor/student matches as close to home as possible.   Local adult education programs will also provide ongoing support for you and your student.  

Below you'll find some information about the upcoming trainings.  We hope to coordinate a carpool to the trainings.  Contact asargent@ellsworthschools.org for updates.  For more information and registration please go to www.lvbangor.org/volunteer .  

INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY  This training provides you with an introduction to the issues of adult literacy in the region as well as an orientation to what’s involved with becoming a literacy volunteer. At the end of the session you’ll have a sense if becoming a tutor is a good fit for you and you can make a decision about whether to pursue training in Basic Literacy or English Language.  

9/25/2017 6-8pm, EMCC, Bangor

BASIC LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING   The written word bombards us daily. We’re expected to fread information constantly. For about 25% of our population, reading proficiently is difficult and sometimes impossible. Teaching an adult to read does not require an education degree. It does require patience and the desire to help transform an adult’s life through literacy. The 12-hour training certification provides teaching strategies, adult learning models, and information on learning disabilities and lesson planning.  A follow up session will be held on January 8, 2018

Mondays 9/25/17-10/30/17; 5:30-8:30pm;

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTOR TRAINING   Imagine living in a community where you do not understand the language and cannot read the written word. Now, imagine yourself as part of someone’s solution. Teaching a person to speak and read English doesn’t require that you know their language. It means you have to have the patience and desire to teach language, reading skills and cultural differences. This 12-hour training certification covers second language acquisition, working with cultural differences, and teaching methods.  A follow up session will be held on January 8, 2018

Monday 9/25/17 and then Tuesdays 10/3/17-10/24/17; 5:30-8:30pm;


 

We hope to hold Hancock County daytime trainings in the Winter/Spring 2018.    If you'd like updates on these sessions, please contact asargent@ellsworthschools.org.

 

Posted by Annie Sargent  on September 1, 2017 | Read more in: News

Ellsworth Adult Ed Weather/Emergency Cancellation Info


  

Weather/Emergency Cancellations Protocols and Procedures:

Ellsworth Adult Education staff and faculty want to ensure that all students remain safe in inclement weather. We would love to be able to contact each and every one of you when our classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled, but recognize this isn't always realistic.

I've answered a brief Q & A below...hopefully it will address most questions...if not feel free to email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org and/or call 207.664.7110 for more information.

--Annie Sargent, Adult Education Director, Ellsworth School District

 

When are Ellsworth Adult Education classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled?  

Since Ellsworth Adult Education is a department of Ellsworth School District our closures match the closures of Ellsworth Schools.

  1. If Ellsworth schools are cancelled for the day because of weather, adult education daytime and evening classes are cancelled.
  2. If Ellsworth schools have early dismissal then all classes start at 12 noon or later are cancelled.
  3. If Ellsworth after school activities are cancelled all classes starting at 2:30pm or later are cancelled.
  4. If the whether forecast suggests deterioration of conditions during evening hours then classes starting at 4pm or later  will be cancelled.  This decision is made by 2pm.

How can you find out that classes, meetings and appointments are cancelled?

  1. Check the Ellsworth School District website www.ellsworthschools.org;
  2. Check the Ellsworth Adult Education website www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org;
  3. Check the Ellsworth Adult Education Facebook page;
  4. Look for announcements on WLBZ TV 2 and WABI TV 5 TV  stations;
  5. Subscribe to the WLBS text alert service.  Local TV stations are now offering text alert services for late breaking news, severe weather and school closings.   If you sign up for the text alerts you will find out immediately that schools are closed. Sign up is fast and easy.  For WLBZ go to: http://archive.wlbz2.com/weather/resources/text_alert/  There are other options, too!
  6. Call Ellsworth Adult Education at 664.7110.  If no one answers after 9am, then it's likely that our classes are cancelled.  Certainly if if you try a couple of times, then it's very likely the office is closed.   Our director can often check messages left on the general mailbox and can sometimes return your call remotely. 

When will 'make up' classes be held?

One make up date is posted in the catalog description of each Ellsworth Adult Education enrichment class.   If additional make up dates are required, the dates will be announced at the next class meeting.  If you have questions about make up dates, don't hesitate to contact Ellsworth Adult Education at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or 207.664.7110.

If you have questions about the protocols and procedures, don't hesitate to contact us at adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or 207.664.7110.

 

 

Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 24, 2017

 
 

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