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State Adult Ed Team offers Overview of Schoology

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Posted on February 22, 2016

On Monday, February 22, 2016, at 11:00AM,  Megan Dichter and Abby Manahan of the state Adult Education Team will host a webinar that will introduce participants to the Schoology platform and the professional development courses available. Discover how Schoology can strengthen your distance learning options and get your questions about the courses answered.

Here are the slides for today's webinar Introduction_to_Schoology.pdf 

A recording of the webinar is available here ...

RSU 24 Adult Ed offering new job training programs

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Posted on January 13, 2016


SULLIVAN — Two new programs that tie training with real jobs in residential construction and as medical administrative assistants are being offered by Regional School Unit 24.

“Local businesses have expressed their need for dedicated employees with good work ethic,” said Adult Education Director Ander Thébaud. “It’s about building a local work force.”

She said the...

Distance Learning In Maine Adult Education Enhanced By Recent Grant Awards

Posted on December 8, 2015

November 29, 2015

Maine Adult Education Association Executive Director Shirley Wright has announced that Adult Education in Maine has received two significant federal grants to enhance distance learning for adults across the state.  These grants were written in partnership with Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton.  The funding is part of a federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for distance learning and telemedicine projects in Maine...

Maine students will have access to courses at 500 colleges

Posted on December 2, 2015

Here’s how Maine students will have access to courses at 500 colleges

Maine college and university students will gain access to online courses at 500 institutes of higher learning in 36 states because Maine accepted the New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island also are members of the consortium. 

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine college students will soon have seamless access to hundreds of higher education courses in 35 states thanks to a...

Portland Teaching Toolkit Conference -- Registration Open!

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Posted on November 5, 2015


Putting Literacy to Work  

Saturday, November 14, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way,  Portland, Maine    


printable version of registration menu  HERE



Start              Finish

9:00 a.m.     9:30 a.m.     Registration, coffee and refreshments

9:30 a.m.     9:40 a.m.      Welcome!

9:45 a.m.    ...

Bangor - Registration now Open! Fourth Annual Toolkit for Tutors & Teachers

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Posted on November 4, 2015

Save the Date: Saturday, November 21 @ John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor

Registration is now Open! 


Learn best practices in educating adults Gain hands-on tools to use with your students immediately Earn 5.5 CEH credits Choose from among 9 total workshops Network with others during facilitated discussions Be inspired by adult students who are experiencing breakthroughs and success Registration costs are...

Maine College Transitions Introduces Learning Series

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Posted on October 16, 2015

The Maine College Transitions program is offering a series of learning opportunities to support advising services, in lieu of the annual conference this fall.  Jim Peacock will be providing, through video conferencing, insight and guidance on the following topics:

November 20, 2015 - Holland Interest theory:  The most widely used career theory in the world is tied to a number of Department of Labor resources such as ONET and Occupational Outlook Handbook. Understanding the six Holland...

LINCS Webinar - What's new in ABE, with Dr. Stephen Reder

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Posted on October 13, 2015

What’s Happening in Adult Basic Skills Programs: The Long-term Impact of ABS on Economic Outcomes, Postsecondary Engagement, and GED Attainment

Event Type: Webinar Event and Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Career PathwaysFinancial LiteracyPostsecondary Completion , and Program Management groups

Date(s):  Webinar – October 19, 2015 (1:00PM – 2:00 PM ET); Register now!

Online Discussion – October 19-23, 2015         

Keep an eye on...

Unlocking the Promise of Pell for Incarcerated Learners

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Posted on October 8, 2015


Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Correctional Education and Financial Literacy groups

Date(s): October 12 - 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) announcement of a pilot program  that will allow Pell Grant eligibility for some incarcerated students signaled a change in the way education is viewed in correctional facilities across the nation. Education is a proven strategy to break the cycle of crime and incarceration that too...

Using Odysseyware to support WIOA

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Posted on October 2, 2015

Learn. Share. Engage.

Are you prepared to support the requirements of the WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) Odysseyware's industry-leading Career and Technical Education courses allow you to "Provide Access to High Quality Training", a key component of WIOA (Click here   for an overview of WIOA).

In this live 2-hour webinar, you will learn how to use this vast offering of 80 CTE courses, in conjunction with our powerful customization tools, to create...


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