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Create & Deliver Online Zoom Courses

$2999

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

This course is a step-by-step guide using the Zoom platform to design an online course. It is packed with easy-to-follow videos that explain and demonstrate how to use Zoom and appropriate instructional tips to build an engaging online course in any subject. You will learn everything you need to know about Zoom—getting set up with Zoom, settings, security, instructional strategies, building community, Zoom tips for instructors and students, and much more. In addition to the step-by-step instructions for the 11 primary videos we provide several other resources— videos and articles—that will help you solve any questions you have about building your online course.

Begins: Upon registration.  

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2023

A Maine based company, BTA has worked with Boomers (and Seniors) since 2014 providing face-to-face and virtual consulting, online courses, workshops, and many FREE resources, both print and video.

 

 

 

Introduction to Zoom Basics

$2999

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

Using Zoom more than ever? Here is a great way to learn everything you need to know about the Zoom Video Conferencing platform. The course videos demonstrate examples of using Zoom on different devices—smartphones, tablets, and computers. Course content  includes: Muting audio and video; using chat; screen sharing; recording; trouble shooting; scheduling meetings; break-out rooms; and more. This course is appropriate for Zoom beginners as well as those who have used Zoom and want  to learn more.

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2023

BoomerTECH Adventures guides, Jill, Chris,and Ed are available to answer any of your questions at ed@boomertechadventures.com.

Take Fabulous Photos of the Flora and Fauna in Your World

$2999

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

This course shows you how to take beautiful photos of flowers, plants, and wildlife. Four easy-to-follow videos demonstrate and give examples of each of the topics which include: Using focus, exposure and HDR features to capture the beauty ofyour surroundings; ways to avoid blurry images; tips for composing your images; and editing options that turn so-so images into stunning images. In addition to the instructional videos, we have several articles with usefull information to build your repertoire of photographic strategies. This course is made for you if you want to learn to use your camera or significantly upgrade your skills and abilities.

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2023

BoomerTECH Adventures guides, Jill, Chris,and Ed are available to answer any of your questions at ed@boomertechadventures.com.

Home Repairs for Home Owners

$45

with Dennis Pollock

Calendar May 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

 Home Repairs for Home Owners

Using YOUR home repair projects and problems ( big or small) we will work together to understand the cause of the problems, what needs to be done, and how you can do it. We’ll gain confidence in tool selection and use, and materials available.

Instructor: Dennis Pollock 

6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: May 2, 2023

Location: MCHS

Registration: $45

 About your Instructor:  For 25 years, I was a licensed self employed contractor (Construction Supervisor) specializing in home repair and renovation.

Full Course

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat - Searsport Shores

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Jul 20, 2023

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat 

Searsport Shores 

July 20-23 1 PM Thursday -  1 PM Sunday

$495 includes workshops and meals

 

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops.

Considered Mid-coast Maine’s premier oceanfront campground, on the shores of Penobscot Bay, located between bustling Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park) and charming Camden village, you can find nearby motels, tenting, RV, and cabins overlooking the ocean.  Register for the retreat then call 207-548-6059 for overnight accommodations.

Comments from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants,

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable.”

“Really enjoyed the scientific explanations of why things happen!”

 

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat - Roosevelt Campobello Island International Park

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Oct 6, 2023

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat 

Roosevelt Campobello Island International Park

New Brunswick Canada

October  6-9  1 PM Friday -  1 PM Monday

$495 includes workshops and meals

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will be immersed in the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Only Acadian Arts Retreats participants will be allowed to reserve overnight accommodations in the park.

Comments from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants,

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable.”

“Enjoyed the view and the food.”

COVID note: For everyone’s comfort and safety we suggest doing a COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival. We will be following CDC guidelines according to location and dates.

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat The Willows York Beach

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Oct 12, 2023

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat 

The Willows York Beach 

October 12-15  1 PM Thursday -  1 PM Sunday

$495 includes workshops and meals

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Retreat to The Willows, a beautiful Victorian home with architecture that echoes the rich tradition and elegance of the 1800s. York Beach is just a short stroll to breathtaking views of the sand, surf, and rocks. A modern updated kitchen awaits the cooks.  There is a spacious dining room and gracious living room with comfortable seating for all participants to relax, socialize and make new friends. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops.

Day students are welcome.

For special weekend accommodations call Chris at 207-653-3163 or email him at christoy.net@gmail.com.

Comments from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants,

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable.”

“We became extended family.

COVID note: For everyone’s comfort and safety we suggest doing a COVID test 24 hours prior to arrival. We will be following CDC guidelines according to location and dates.

 

Developing a Personal & Home Defensive Protection Plan

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Nov 6, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

DEVELOPING A PERSONAL AND HOME DEFENSIVE PROTECTION PLAN   

This three-hour course is NOT about installing an alarm system. It is about adjusting your awareness around you as you move through your day and your home. It is about doing mental exercises to handle the “What if’s” to keep you and your loved ones safe. Learn situational awareness, conflict avoidance, and how to access your home’s defense.  

Part 1 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

Class meets Live Online by Zoom

Instructor: Alice Bean Andrenyak

Monday, November 6, 2023

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Registration: $35

 

From your Instructor:

I am a Master Maine Guide who has been guiding for over 40 years, running my own full year guiding business (Alice's Awesome Adventures), former Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Guides Board Examiner, and 1:1 trainer. Many current Registered Maine Guides trained with me. I  have been a teacher in public education, adult education, online education, and for non-profit organizations since 1968.





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