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MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education

Substitute Teaching/Suicide Prevention Class

with Walter Boomsma


Substitute Teacher Training Course

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 engag-ing with a lot of real life scenarios. I came away with new information even after subbing for a year.”

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop

This two-hour awareness session will bring attendees into compliance with the recent 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 sus-pected. 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 program is taught by Walter Boomsma, an experienced substitute teacher and adult educator.

  • Mar 6 - 13th, 2018
    Tue and Thu from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Warsaw Middle School

167 School Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967 Get directions

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