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Substitute Teacher Training Spring 2020
with Walter Boomsma
Do you want to be a substitute teacher? Our local schools are in great need of subs! Attend our one-day Substitute Teacher Workshop and our Suicide Awareness & Prevention Workshop (which is required training for all Maine school employees) and receive a Substitute Teacher Certification that is recognized by PVAEC’s four member districts (MSAD 4, MSAD 41, MSAD 68 and AOS 94). Substitute Teacher Workshop This fun program is designed to prepare people interested in serving as a substitute teacher or ed-tech. There will be plenty of “hands-on learning” that will include important classroom management techniques and teaching strategies. We’ll also cover some legal aspects and help you develop your own “sub pack” of resources and an action plan that will get you started on the right foot! If you’ve been subbing, this is a great opportunity for a “refresher” and some new ideas. Attendees will earn a certificate recognized by many local districts. One student comments, “…very engaging with a lot of real-life scenarios. I came away with new information even after subbing for a year.” Walter Boomsma has worked in the field of developing individual and organization effectiveness for over forty years. He currently teaches with the Real Estate Learning Group and is a “battle-tested” substitute school teacher at Piscataquis Community Elementary School. He is a volunteer “bookworm” with second and third graders and says he “learns a lot” from the stories they read to him and the conversations they have. His book, “Small People — Big Brains” details some of his experiences and lessons the kids have taught him.
Enrollment in this course will automatically enroll you into our Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop (a requirement for all Maine school employees).
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop Spring 2020
with Walter Boomsma
This two-hour awareness session will bring attendees into compliance with the recent law (LD 609) that requires all Maine school employees to receive basic suicide prevention education. The program is designed to raise awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs and to provide information on what practical steps to take if suicide is suspected. While focused on students and youth, the information and skills you will learn are appropriate for use with anyone who might be feeling suicidal, no matter what their age. Students who attend say they feel much more confident and comfortable talking about suicide. The workshop will be conducted by Walter Boomsma who is Gatekeeper trained and NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health Specialist for Youth and Adults. He is also an experienced educator and substitute elementary school teacher.
Space is limited; preference will be given to students who have completed Boomsma's Substitute Teacher Training Course.
Call today to get on the waitlist, or register for Substitute Teacher Training HERE.
Maine Recreation Guide Course with Northeast Whitewater Spring 2020
with Northeast Whitewater
Dreamed of becoming a Maine Guide? Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service is holding a 3-day course April 18, 19, and 20 at PVAEC for students to learn and perfect what you need to know to successfully pass the State administered Registered Maine Recreation Guide exam; including map & compass, lost person/catastrophic event portion, watercraft laws, trip planning, safety, risk management, camping, outdoor cooking, rules and regulations, ATV, snowmobile, canoeing skills, the business side of guiding and more! You will receive hands on learning with classroom time spent both in and outdoor for scenarios and learning practices. Checklist for enrollment: Sign up by calling Northeast Whitewater 207-695-0151 or FMI here: https://northeastwhitewater.com/programs/registered-maine-guide-school/ Reference PVAEC and receive 10% OFF! First Aid & CPR is required to take the State of Maine written exam. Take Northeast Whitewater Wilderness First Aid & CPR to save an additional 15% OFF both courses! Maine Recreation Guide Course is April 18-20.
Wilderness First Aid/CPR Spring 2020
with Northeast Whitewater
Our Wilderness First Aid & CPR course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This 2-day, hands-on training is being held April 25-26 at PVAEC and is designed to meet the needs of Registered Maine Guides, trip leaders, summer camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make decisions in remote emergency situations. Adult CPR / AED is included with all Wilderness First Aid Courses. All American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses are for ages 14 and older. Checklist for enrollment: Sign up by calling Northeast Whitewater 207-695-0151 or FMI here: https://northeastwhitewater.com/programs/wilderness-first-aid-courses/ Reference PVAEC and receive 10% OFF! Interested in becoming a Maine Guide? First aid and CPR is required. Take Northeast Whitewater Maine Guide Course to save an additional 15% OFF both courses! WFA/CPR is April 25-26 at PVAEC.
A to Z Grant Writing ONLINE
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A to Z Grant Writing ONLINE
A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.
This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It's also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant-writing consultants or community grant-writing volunteers.
Many of this course's elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!
To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/grant-writing-a-to-z?tab=detail
Certified Dental Assistant
with ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS
Become a Dental Assistant (ICE and RHS certified), 10-15 week National Certificate program in one of the most high-demand careers. This program is designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and provide you the skills you need to work in this field and pass the boards exams. This program is taught by a Certified Dental Assistant which includes an opportunity for internships, and includes all books and certifications. Payment plans available.
To register call 1-866-516-8274, or go to: http://www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com/dentalassistant.asp
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Spring 2020
with Sue Duplisea
CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. Candidates must present either a high school diploma, or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,150, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam. Start Date TBD (once minimum enrollment is met). Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information, or to enroll in this program, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 564-5884 or email email@example.com.
Explore a Career in Medical Writing ONLINE
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Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer; no specialized or advanced degrees required! In this course, you'll learn about the different types of medical writing that you can do, how to break into and succeed in this industry, and how to write effectively on medical topics, whether you're writing for healthcare providers, patients, or regulatory organizations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
We'll examine the various types of writing that you can do, from producing technical pieces like abstracts and regulatory documentation to writing breezier items like medical news stories and patient education materials. You'll gain insights about what goes into putting together a solid and compelling article, regardless of what you're writing about or who you're writing for. Along the way, we'll review how to consider your audience and construct an outline that addresses your audience's informational needs. You'll also learn how to keep your writing free of medical jargon and common grammatical errors, while ensuring the scientific integrity of your work.
Throughout the lessons, you'll discover lots of invaluable tools and technologies that can make your life as a medical writer easier. We'll examine informational resources, productivity tools, marketing resources, devices, and software, and we'll review how to use them optimally to achieve your goals. You'll also discover numerous tips and tricks that can help set you apart from others in the field and enable you to keep your career momentum going. And of course, you'll master key medical and statistical terms that you'll need to know.
The knowledge you'll gain in this course will give you the foundation and confidence you need to work for almost anyone as a medical writer, whether your goal is to find permanent employment with a company or to work as a freelancer from the comfort of your own home.