The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project located at the Renaissance Center (60 Water Street in Skowhegan). Under the supervision of an adult education instructor and other volunteer teachers, local students offer technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district. Individual and small group sessions are available by reservation or walk-in. Examples of possible help sessions include: general computer operation, preparing resumes, completing online job applications, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance is also available for creative software applications including basic iPhoto, & iMovie. Help with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.
Learn the ins and outs of substitute teaching in RSU #54. This course is for those who have never substituted as well as for those who have some experience and want to learn a few more tricks of the trade. Review best practices as outlined in the RSU #54 Substitute Teacher Handbook and learn more about the importance of FERPA, mandatory reporting, and other state/local policies. You will also leave with the tools to make your own collection of activities that should prove useful at all grade levels.
Note: Potential substitutes need to complete an application/background check to be considered for hire.
This class will educate those interested in getting involved with bees. Lessons will include assembling bee keeping equipment, installing a “nuc” (nucleus colony), controlling swarming, and dealing with varroa mites. Other topics—such as how and when to harvest honey, how to split hives, and how to winterize—will be covered.
On the first night of class, the instructor will collect $50 from each participant to cover the cost of the textbook and for a donation to the local beekeepers’ association.
Students will learn basic ASL communication. Course includes sign vocabulary, grammatical structures, fingerspelling, numbers and expressive and receptive signing activities.
Students will learn the history of ASL and become knowledgeable about aspects of Deaf Culture, which is an integral part of meaningful language use.
No textbook required.
What is the rule of thirds? Why are my images boring? Why does my friend take the same picture as I do and her picture looks better? Bring your camera to class and learn how to make a great image rather than simply take a photograph. We will focus on what constitutes a great image and how to think about composition, lighting and subject matter. We will compare and contrast work by contemporary artists in order to understand how to develop our own unique statements as photographers.
Bring your digital camera or portable device with camera to this workshop.
In this workshop, we will explore aperture, shutter speed and ISO and understand why they are so crucial in creating stunning images. Manual settings on a camera can unleash a new and exciting world of creativity and can help you in creating memorable art and unique photographic statements. Learn how to take photography to a new level and leave behind the program or auto mode on your camera.