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Bus Driver on the Road Training
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Bus Driver on the Road Training


with Ray Dyer

Calendar Mar 3, 2021

Once you have obtained your permit, you can register with Merrymeeting Adult Education to complete your on-road driving requirement.  The cost for this is $285 which, includes the use of a bus and an instructor for 10 hours. Call to register, 729-7323. No discounts

Basics of Bookkeeping


with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Jul 6, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers. The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know-how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business. This course shows you how to create a chart of accounts that meet your needs. All of the money you spend, and all of the money you earn, have a place to go. How do you record them? What are debits and credits? What do the numbers mean? How do I label accounts? Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understanding of what happens with the money earned and the money spent. No one should be blind to his or her finances! In this course, you will learn where the numbers go, and why! You will learn the bookkeeping terminology as well as what it means to keep track of the numbers. At the end of the cycle, what do the numbers mean? The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why! CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 

Certificate in Teaching Adults


with William A. Draves and Kassia Dellabough

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 , runs for 8 weeks

 This is your invitation to teach others in person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others.  It is both an opportunity and a responsibility.  Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you. We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is the author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The ebook version is included in the course. Two-month course, William A. Draves and Kassia Dellabough, instructors. Unit 1.  How Adults Learn Emotional characteristics, self-image as key. Physical characteristics and your physical surroundings. Mental characteristics, adults display a readiness to learn. Social characteristics, learners’ experiences, schooling, and prior experience. Keys to helping adults learn. Unit 2. Tackling Learning Styles Sensory learning styles. Gender learning styles. Neurological learning styles. Unit 4.  How to Prepare for your Course-Preparing the Course-Goals, objectives, and end results-Amount of material to cover-Slant or approach, a range of ways to approach your subject-Materials preparation Unit 5.  Discovering and Involving Your Participants Finding out more about your participants. The First Class, why this meeting is critical, ice breakers. How to involving your participants. The Teachable Moment, a special time when you let go for a while. Unit 6.  Ways to Vary Your Teaching Techniques Modes of teaching, different formats for various situations. Tips on how to leading a good discussion. How to ask a good question - one of the most overlooked skills. Making small group activities successful. Energizing your physical learning environment.  Unit 7.  Great Presentation Techniques Surprising do’s and don’ts of presenting. Advanced presentation techniques. Teaching tools, including audio-visuals. Handouts that really zing. Learning mediums, extra special touches to enhance learning. Unit 8.  Improving Your Teaching Measuring results and learning. Using the web in face-to-face courses. Improving your course, every time. Learning and teaching in the 21st century.

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