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Sport Officials Information Night
with Peter Webb
Peter Webb is the Maine Principals Association Maine State Basketball Commissioner and for 20 years served the International Association of Basketball Officials as the Rules Interpreter and Chairman of the Continuous Education & Training program. Peter also has an extensive 40 plus year background as a baseball umpire and trainer/supervisor for umpire associations. The purpose/intent of the opening session is to share and address:
Officials and officiating schoolboy and schoolgirl sports.
Officials servicing schools and students participating in sports.
Information for those interested in becoming a certified official.
Basic rules presentation and sharing informational handouts for those attending.
Provide an opportunity to discuss or ask questions pertaining to officiating in general…
questions that you have always wanted to ask!!!!
with Bob Brown
Come learn the very basics of a great recreational pastime in a short 6 week course. You will start with dancer names and positions, including formations and arrangments and many of the different calls associated with the world of square dancing. It is easy, fun and a great physical activity. Grab a partner and get away from the couch and screen and meet some new people.
A minimum of 4 couples is needed to run this class so register early and the cost covers a couple.
Substitute Teacher Info Night
with Walter Boomsma
Enjoy spending time with children?
Like a flexible work schedule?
Want to work in a professional environment?
Feel a little nervous about it?
Wondered what it is like?
Want to learn more?
This free workshop will answer all your questions, even the ones you don’t know you have! This short workshop and open discussion will answer questions you may have concerning working in a school environment.
Substitute Teacher Training
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.” The program is taught by Walter Boomsma, an experienced substitute teacher and adult educator.
You must attend both nights of class.
with Walter Boomsma
This two-hour awareness session will bring attendees into compliance with the 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. The workshop is led by Walter Boomsma who is Gatekeeper Trained and is a NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health First Aid Specialist. He is an experienced educator and substitute elementary school teacher
Ukulele for Beginners
with Elise Beaudry
Do you want to learn how to play the ukulele? Here is your chance! Our instructor is the Co-founder of the Dexter Ukulele Club and is attending USM for music education. She wants to share her love of music with you. Bring a ukulele to join in the fun and she will provide the music.
Under an Umbrella Paint Night
with Obrianna Cornelius
This is an acrylic painting of a woman under an umbrella walking in a rainy forest. Feel free to improvise and choose your own colors while the teacher explains the method! Bring along a beverage and a snack will be provided.
$15 material fee paid to instructor
Yoga for Every Body
with Lily Hockley
Link your breathing with physical movement to flow through a variety of invigorating and relaxing yoga poses and sequences. Cultivate your own yoga practices to challenge yourself while staying within your physical abilities. Modifications are available as it is suited for beginners to advanced. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat and dress comfortably to allow for ease of movement.
Class will not be held on April 17