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Fitchburg State University Graduate Credit

Topics: Teaching Writing through Student Feedback and Assessment

Instructor: Margaret Regan

Student writing is a critical thinking tool for higher-order thinking. With the advent of technology and media, student writing must be assigned during school hours as well as outside of class. Coaching student writers requires debunking the myth that good writers simply sit down and write. Through a thorough examination of the writing process, the development of student writing portfolios, and the rehearsal of best practices in writing assessment, teachers will learn to incorporate writing and feedback strategies for writers. Evidence-based writing, research-based writing, trusted search engines for student use, and proper attribution and annotation of sources grades will be emphasized.

11 weeks: March 7- May 23
Tuesdays, 4:00-7:15pm
Location: MVRHS Library Conference Room
Fee: $699 / Includes Class Materials

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Using Apple iWork and iCloud Drive for Mac and PC

Instructor: Teresa Kruszewski

Apple’s iWork software which includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote gives users more ways to do stunning work. Apple computer owners using PC’s for school or business will learn how iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). Get an introduction to iCloud drive and be able to gain access to files from anywhere and have “real-time” collaboration on your projects. Learn tips for using Finder, keyboard shortcuts and preferences for each application. Course most suitable for Mac users.

6 Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
March 7, 14, 21, 28 / April 4, 11
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Dreamwork 101: Unlocking the Wisdom of your Sleep

Instructor: Jennie Isbell Shinn

The dreaming mind and the dream world are places of intuition, creativity and wisdom. Come use the keys you already possess to enter your Queendom/Kingdom! This workshop is open to long-time dream workers and newcomers. You need not be an active dreamer to enjoy this class! Techniques will cover improving dream recall, planting dreams, understanding the story in your dreams and focused work on distilling meaning of symbols. Bring a journal and write down dreams if you have them. Topics to be covered in the four sessions include: 1) Exploring Carl Jung’s model, tips for dreaming and improved recall, symbol work; 2) More symbol work, considering the narrative/story of your dream, planting/ inviting dreams; 3) Dream work in groups, a model and practice and; 4) Dream work in groups and intro to reading symbols in waking life.
4 Wednesdays 5:30-7pm
March 15 22, 29 and April 5


Commercial Drivers License

Instructor: Dan Eaton, All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA

Upon completion of the 20 hours, the student will be ready to take and pass the CDL  Class A exam.

20 Hours, Monday- Friday 8-12 or 1-5pm

March 27- March 31 Fee: $3350

Location: Vineyard Transit Authority, Airport Rd, Edgartown Class size limited to 4                                                                             

Drugs and Diseases: Understanding your Prescription 

Instructor: Dr. Lena Prisco

Learn more about your treatment. This course provides a brief overview of each disease, their causes and the drugs used to treat them and how and why they work. Each class covers the following topics:

Module 1: Cardiovascular and Other Heart Diseases
Module 2: Drugs for Psychiatry and Brain Disorders
Module 3: Infections and Gastrointestinal Diseases Agents
Module 4: Pain and Cancer Treatments

Module 5: Respiratory Disorder and Other Disease Treatments

5 Mondays: 3:00-4:30pm
March 6, 13, 20, 27/ April 3
Howes House/ Fee: $45
Free for Seniors

Diabetes and Sugars
Marcia Denine, WHNP

Chances are you know someone who is living with diabetes, or you yourself have diabetes. This Diabetes and Sugars class is an overview of natural and artificial sugars and their glycemic index and impact on blood sugar levels. Participants will gain important knowledge in a number of topics which will help them become more confident about managing their daily sugar intake and in turn feel better about themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) Importance of monitoring your daily sugar intake, 2) Natural sugars, 3) Artificial sugars, 4) Glycemic index, 5) Blood sugar levels. In partnership with MV Partnership for Health.

1 Wednesday
February 22 / 6:00-7:00pm

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Island Geology and Coastal Science
Doug Cooper, Dan Doyle, and Cheryl Doble

For those who wish to understand how our geology and coast work in tandem on Martha’s Vineyard as they have for thousands of year, this course will provide an excellent introduction to understanding the unique relationship between the island’s geological formation and its ever-changing coastline, past, present and future.
*This class includes two Saturday field trips to geological sites on the island. Class size limited to 15.

2 Tuesdays: 6:30-8 p.m.
2 Saturdays: 9am- 12pm
March  14, 25, 28 / April 1
Location: MVRHS  501 (Tuesdays) and various (Saturdays)
Fee: $109.00

Adult Basic Education and HiSET Examglobe-967304__180 Prep

Instructors: Akia Miranda, Sharon Engler

Adviser: Sidney Morris

10 Mondays : 6:30-8:30pm January 9- April 3

Fee: $200

This class is made available by a generous grant from The Vineyard Golf Club Foundation.

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese

Instructor: Marilza Loubach

10 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
January 26 | February 2, 9,16,23 | March 9,16, 23, 31 | April 6
MVRHS 512/ Fee: $250

Hoisting 2A /1C License Prep 

Instructor: Dan Eaton, All Phase Training

Saturday, April 1, 9am-4pm
Fee: $275, plus $75 per exam
Location: Tisbury Emergency Services Facility
Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA