The Adult Learning Initiative

The goal of our college preparatory and college-credit coursework (known collectively as the Adult Learning Initiative (ALI), is to provide students with the tools needed for college and/or career readiness.

ALI offers FREE college readiness classes for adults of all ages wanting to improve their academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, math and computers. Courses may be eligible for college credit upon successful completion of the program. The Adult Learning Initiative can help:

  • Prepare students for college or career readiness programs in Computers, Math and English
  • Increase a student’s academic self-confidence
  • Prepare a student to take the Accuplacer Exam
  • Earn potential college credit at North Shore Community College
  • Assist students with additional academic advising including college and scholarships

Summer 2021 Class Sessions 

ALL CLASSES ARE FREE AND INCLUDE MATERIALS

 

Registration is now open for our Virtual Summer Adult Education Classes.

All courses and materials including books, materials, and supplies are supplied at no cost to you. All classes will be held remotely via Zoom. Laptops and hotspots are available to loan on a first come, first serve basis. Adults of all ages are encouraged to apply.

College Readiness: Computers for Careers and School       

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

July 6, 2021 – August 12, 2021     

This is an online beginning computer course that introduces the technical and social aspect of Computers and Technology. Topics include computer hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor), software (Microsoft and Google), telecommunications concepts (email and zoom), web applications, internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. Course projects using the operating system word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Potential to earn college credit through North Shore Community College.

Comics Aren’t Just for Kids: Introduction to the Graphic Novel  

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

July 6, 2021 – August 12, 2021

The popularity of comics and graphic novels are on the rise. In addition to their popularity their negative history is being shed and the benefits of reading comics and graphic novels is being embraced not only in our culture, but also in the classroom and on the bookshelves of our local libraries.

In this online class, we will read Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo and use his story as a means of learning the power of the combination of images and text in order to tell a story. In addition, we will explore the work of other graphic novelists, learn how to read a graphic novel, and discuss literature terms such as theme, narration, foreshadowing, and symbolism. This class is open to first time graphic novel readers and enthusiasts alike.

To register for our classes please contact Margaret Waugh at mwaugh@wellspringhouse.org.

 

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