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Becoming An Online Learner
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Becoming An Online Learner

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with Stephanie Burns

Calendar Nov 13, 2017 at 3 pm
How do adults juggle jobs, familes and going back to school? Online learning provides the flexibility and freedom to get the education you want, on your terms. In this class we will explore the online education community and give you tips on managing classwork, getting back into the learning groove and the basic tools to not sweat the technology. Mastering a few simple steps will allow you to focus on the content and demands of your class. We'll discuss the differences between bricks and mortar, blended, and online learning experiences and will address many of the questions you may have about returning to school via an online format.

Building Self-Confidence
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Building Self-Confidence

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with Sherrie Brann

Calendar Nov 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Self-confidence is important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet many of us struggle to find it. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned. Whether you are looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, attend this class to learn concrete tools to help you build your confidence and keep it strong.

FAFSA and Financial Aid Workshop
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FAFSA and Financial Aid Workshop

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with Teri Morse

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week
The Financial Aid Workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop, the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring their last year's income details to the workshop. Participants should be current college students or prospective college students who have attended an earlier session of Essentials of College Planning.

Resumé Basics
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Resumé Basics

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with Diana Twombly

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week
There are many important aspects to a resumé and everyone has a different way of putting one together. In most cases, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to write a resumé. However, there are resumés that are more successful than others in getting you an interview and into your next career opportunity. This workshop will review the basics of resumé how-tos with a 30-minute Q&A session to follow.

Study Skills
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Study Skills

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with Teri Morse

Calendar Dec 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This workshop will introduce specific study skills which will contribute to success in college. Students will develop useful study habits in the areas of note taking, effective listening, test taking, and time management. This workshop will be particularly relevant for those who are entering college or adult education.

Understanding Blackboard & Online Learning - Admissions Process & General Information Session
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Understanding Blackboard & Online Learning - Admissions Process & General Information Session

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with Gail Pelletier

Calendar Dec 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week
In this one-night workshop, students will learn the basic navigation required to participate in online courses through Blackboard, the online content management system used by many institutions, including the University of Maine at Augusta for online course participation. In addition, students will review the admission application process, talk about degree programs, placement testing, tuition and fees. Students attending will get their $40 UMA application fee waived and a free water bottle!





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