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Fertilizer Applicator Certification Workshop 

Instructors: Mary Owen, Umass, Amherst Turf Program
Chuck Wiley, Vineyard Gardens
Matt Poole, Island Boards of Health

Fertilizer applicators- it’s time to re-certify! Those who are holding licenses from 2015 will need to renew this spring. This one day workshop will allow you to become certified to handle and use fertilizer in each town per new local regulations. Learn about the new regulations for professional development or personal enrichment. Ideal for island farmers, landscapers, gardeners, turf management businesses and interested homeowners.

1 Saturday, 9am-3pm
March 24
MVRHS Performance Arts Center
Fee: $35 for Personal Enrichment, $85 for Certification
Exam: Saturday, March 24th or at a later scheduled date
 

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Toni Morrison’s Fiction  

Instructor: Phil Weinstein, Published Author & Professor

Explore Morrison’s major work, beginning with an early masterpiece, Sula (1973), going on to her supreme work, Beloved (1987), and finishing with her recent brief novel, Home (2013).  Morrison is arguably the most significant American novelist now writing, and Beloved is a stunning exploration, fictionally, of our country’s foundational nightmare, slavery.   

5 Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
MVRHS: Room 513
Fee: $175
Class size limited to 25

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Fundamentals of Financial Planning

Instructor: Stanley Starzell, Certified Financial Planner 

Aside from winning Megabucks, making the most of your IRA or savings account can be one of the best ways to help secure a comfortable retirement or college education for your children.  You’ll learn about the principles of financial planning and how to set goals & objectives stocks, EFTs, and mutual funds.  Mr. Starzell will also discuss taxes and retirement plans, IRAs, Roths, and pension plans.  In addition, the class will cover insurance and Wills & Estate planing. Beginners and experienced investors are welcome. 

5 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm 
March 8, 15, 22, 29 plus one private session 
MVRHS Room 101
Fee: $139

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Excel II

Instructor: Mark Friedman

This hands-on course builds on the basic understanding of Excel. Explore how to create charts and learn to create mailing lists and labels. Review how to navigate through a workbook, enter data, create basic formulas, explore formatting and understand printing functionality. Upon completion of the course you will be able to create and manipulate lists and budgets. Students should have some familiarity with Excel and be able to make and format simple spreadsheets.

5 Thursdays 6:30- 8pm
January 25|February 1, 8, 15, 22
MVRHS 401 (Writing Lab)
 Fee: $139
 

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Fitchburg State University

Ten Strategies for Student Independence

 

Instructor: Suzanne Alberich 

 

Designed to give teachers ten (+) research-based literacy strategies to incorporate into curriculum and to teach to students for students to be more active, independent learners. Teachers will learn the strategies to use in their own curriculum, be able to teach the strategies to students and leave the course with a handbook of the strategies to share with students. The course aims to extend teachers’ practices as they learn to strengthen students’ meaning-making processes in all content areas so that all students increase their independence in learning. Ten (+) reading and writing strategies will be presented in an interactive format so that participants will experience the use of the strategies with various forms of text.  

 
6 Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm
January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15
Location: MVRHS Library Conference Room
Fee: $449 for 1 Graduate Credit/ 22.5 PDPs
Fee: $209 noncredit/ 12.5 PDPs

 
 
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Special Education for General Educators  

 

Instructor: Nancy Dugan  

 

This class is designed for the general educator (all levels, pre-K-HS) and anyone interested in exploring the field. It is an overview of Special Education in hopes of strengthening the understanding of the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities. Various topics to be addressed include: History of Special Education, Disability Definitions, Special Education Process and Regulations, IEPs, Specialized Instruction and Related Therapy Services, and Instructional and Behavioral Supports to use in the classroom.

 
6 Wednesdays 4:00pm-6:15pm
January 17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 21
Location: MVRHS 501
Fee: $449 for 1 Graduate Credit/ 22.5 PDPs
Fee: $424 for 1 Undergraduate Credit
Fee: $209 for Non-credit/ 12.5 PDPs

 

 
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Focus on Immigration: Arts, Media and Culture in Education

Instructor: Lynn Ditchfield

Through individualized and collaborative projects, readings, presentations, journals and experiential learning, candidates will examine critical pedagogy linked to social justice and immigration issues. Candidates relate theory to practice focusing on curriculum design and community connection using the expressive arts and creative learning strategies with 21st century skills for inclusion, cultural competency, and engagement aligning with academic content. Final “process projects” are practical and individualized according to each candidate’s goals and content area. Guest instructors will share resources on focus topics for community connection and impact.This course is appropriate for all pre-K to 12 educators (cross disciplines – science, math, social studies, English, ELL, world languages, mental health, healthcare, education, the arts and humanities), potential candidates of the Masters in Education Program, and people exploring a new career direction.

4 Thursdays 3:30pm -6:30pm4 Saturdays 9:00pm -3:30pm
January 4, 6, 18, 20, 25, 27 | February 1, 3
Location: MVRHS 115
Fee: $957 for 3 Graduate Credits 67.5 PDPs
Fee: $924 for 3 Undergraduate Credits
Fee: $462 for noncredit 37.5 PDPs

 

 
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12-hour CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors

 

Instructor: Michael A. Giampietro, C.B.O.

 

This two-day workshop covers the following areas:

Day One:

1) 2015 IRC and Mass amendments to the 9th edition of the State Building Code:

The first 4 hours covers the development of building codes and the Commonwealth’s history as to how building codes became mandated. Also reviews the new requirements for Construction Supervisors Licensees for the 9th edition and outlines the Commonwealth and local structures surrounding permitting. Discussion includes, 1) The 2015 International Residential Building Code and the Massachusetts Amendments; 2) How to research code questions; 3) What the chapters of the code mean and how they apply and; 4) The changes from the 2009 code to the 2015 codes pertaining to residential 1 and 2 family construction with code compliance.

2) Energy Code class 2015 IECC with Massachusetts amendments:

The final 2 hours cover Energy Code changes and how we approach energy conservation through the Massachusetts Building Code, including 1) Commonwealth mandated changes; 2) How to achieve compliance in new and existing buildings 3) The incentives to exceed the mandated requirements and; 4) The future of renewal energy and how it may apply to construction.

Day Two:

1) Workman’s Compensation and Best Business Practices:

We first go through what license requirements are for business as well as building permit applications and how to deal with the building department and the town hall when applying for building permits such as the application, permit fees, inter departmental sign offs, fire department review etc. and the requirements of the Home Improvement Contractor law how it is applied and why the Board of Building Regulations and Standards tied the law into a licensee’s renewal. The Workmen’s Compensation part reviews the requirement of workman’s compensation insurance and the requirement to verify the affidavits prior to the issuance of permits by and city of town in the commonwealth, how to obtain Workman’s Compensation insurance and the rates insurance company sets for each trade. This portion of the workshop is approximately 1 hour and is followed by a question and answer section.

2) Safety:

A comprehensive review of O.S.H.A. requirements for the construction industry. This portions of the workshop is approximately 1 hour.

3) 2015 IBC and IEBC Massachusetts Building Code 9th edition with amendments:

Review of the 2015 IBC chapters will be followed by a discussion of the reasons for the chapters how we apply each chapter to a project and what has been amended by the Massachusetts amendments in each chapter. The 2015 IEBC code is reviewed on the three choices for code compliance paths when renovating existing building that are other than a 1 or 2 family dwelling unit.  Approximately 2 hours.

4) M.G.L. 40 A, The Zoning Act:

This highly interactive class starts with the reason for the regulation and moves into how zoning works when building permit applications are sought after. This comprehensive review includes the following: 1) The initial state mandate of zoning; 2) How to read a zoning map; 3) Schedule of zoning uses, structures, districts, setbacks, special permits, variances, exemptions, complaints, findings, statute of limitations. Discussion includes the process to change or add zoning regulations within a community. Approximately 2 hours.

1 Saturday and 1 Sunday 9am- 4pm
February 17 & 18
Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
Fee: $250 (10% discount for MVBA members)
Co-sponsored by Mass Nail It!
 
 
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6-hour CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors (Building and Energy Codes)

Instructor: Michael A. Giampietro, C.B.O

This one-day workshop covers the following areas:

1) 2015 IRC and Mass amendments to the 9th edition of the State Building Code: 

The first 4- hours of this workshop begins with the development of building codes and our state’s history as to how building codes became mandated. Also reviews the new requirements for Construction Supervisors Licensees for the 9th edition and outline the state and local structures surrounding permitting. Then we will get into the 2015 International Residential Building Code and the Massachusetts Amendments discussing how to research code questions and what the chapters of the code mean and how they apply. Also the changes from the 2009 code to the 2015 codes pertaining to residential 1 and 2 family construction with code compliance.  

2) Energy Code class 2015 IECC with Massachusetts amendments: 

The final 2 hours reviews the energy code and the reasons for the changes in the way we approach energy conservation through our Massachusetts State Building Code and how the Commonwealth mandated the changes, the incentives to exceed the mandated requirements and how to achieve compliance in new and existing buildings. We also look to see what lies ahead for the future of renewal energy and how it may apply to construction.  

 
1 Saturday 9am-4pm
February 17
Location: Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
Fee: $150 (10% discount for MVBA members)
Co-Sponsored by Mass Nail It!

 

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Unrestricted Contractors Supervisor License Prep

Instructor: Bill Howland, Construction Supervisor Training

Prep course covers construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal, and demolition involving any activity regulated by the code for: 1) 3500 cubic foot enclosed spaces; 2) One and two family dwellings or any accessory building thereto, irrespective of size; 3) Buildings used for farm purposes and; 4) Retaining walls less than 10 feet in height at all points along the wall as measured from the base of the footing to the top of the wall. This license includes all of the Specialty Licenses. Material required for course: 9th Edition Commercial Code Book, 9th Edition Residential Code Book, IECC Energy Code and Architectural Access Code. For more information and to sign up, please visit: www.contractorsuccess.com or call (978) 939-3435

  • 7 Thursdays 3:30- 7pm
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 8, 15, 22
  • Location: MVRHS 501
  • Fee: $350 plus books

Bookkeeping Basics and Intro to PC Quickbooks

Instructor: Melissa Manter

This is hands-on, using a sample company file created by Intuit. The course will cover how to enter: checks, deposits, debit card transactions, credit cards activity, reconciling bank accounts, creating customer invoices and receiving payments, entering and paying vendor bills. This class uses the PC version of Quickbooks.

5 Mondays 6:30 – 8pm
January 8, 22, 29 / February 5, 12
MVRHS 406
Fee: $139

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Exploring Island History

Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

The story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt. Delve into island history from its geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today. Learn of the role the Vineyard played in the American Revolution, abolitionism and the Civil War. Trace the demise of whaling and rise of tourism in the early 20th century and understand how the Vineyard participated in World War II. Finally, grasp the current status of the Vineyard today.

5 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm
January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8
Location: MVRHS 501
Fee: $139

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ServSafe Food Handling Certification

Instructor: Alice Robinson

Get certified to serve food! This one day workshop is convenient for those with busy schedules. Successful completion of this course and exam meets state and local requirements for a Person in Charge (PIC) of a food service establishment. Textbook, exam, anti-choking training, integrated FDA and State Food Codes and employee training materials are included. For more information on taking the exam online and where to pick up materials, please call the office (508) 693-9222. Please pick books up by May 6th.

1 Saturday, 8:30am-5pm
Exam: Same Saturday at  4pm
Tisbury School Home Economics
$250
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Food Safety Sanitation Mini-Course

Instructor: Alice Robinson

This course is designed for anyone serving non-hazardous food in places such as bed and breakfasts, street fairs and farmer’s markets.

1 Wednesday 4-7pm
MVRHS Library
$60 (includes materials)
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Fertilizer Applicator Certification Workshop

Instructor: Umass, Amherst Turf Program, Island Boards of Health

Local fertilizer regulations are in effect as of January 15, 2015. Get certified! This course will allow you to become certified to handle and use fertilizer in each town per new local regulations. Learn about the new regulations for professional development or personal enrichment. Ideal for island farmers, landscapers, gardeners, turf management businesses and interested homeowners.

1 Saturday, 9am-3pm
MVRHS Library/ Fee: $35 for Personal Enrichment, $85 for Certification
Exam: Saturday at a later scheduled date
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.


Pesticide Licensure And CEU Workshop

Instructor: Gabrielle Sakolsky, Entomologist
For non-licensed seeking licensure:

This 4-hour workshop will prepare you to sit for the Pesticide Applicator (CORE) and Dealer Licensure Test. Class includes a free bus trip from Woods Hole to Bourne to sit for the exam on the morning of April 18th. Participants who are interested in sitting for the exam must register before April 11th, 2017 with the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The exam will be held at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 18th at Upper Cape Tech Regional School in Bourne. A shuttle will be provided at Woods Hole to take students to the exam. Students will need to purchase the book “New Core Manual (3rd Ed.) w/MA Core Supplement(2014)”.

1 Saturday 8am – 12pm
Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room
$189
*Look for upcoming dates soon for Winter & Spring Classes.