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Pat & Dave Bean

Pat Bean Dave Bean

As Pat herself says, "One day David bought a new Windows equipped computer with color, Internet, Word, Excel, Power Point etc. When I asked him how I was to learn to use this new computer, he suggested I come to Massasoit and take classes."

Pat completed an Information Technology certificate and a Desk Top Publishing certificate at Massasoit. Then she became a volunteer at SeniorNet at Massasoit.. She taught Intro to Computers and Genealogy, served as the Administration Coordinator on the Board of Directors, and oversaw the printing of the course manuals. She will continue to oversee these tasks for the new Senior Computer Learning Center.

About three years ago, Pat brought Dave to SeniorNet. Last summer Dave spent long hours in the lab installing our new computers and Windows 7.

Dave has been working with computers since 1963. His career spans programming vaxes to database administrator. His favorite all-time hardware /operating system is the Digital Vax.

Dave will maintain the Senior Computer LearningCenter computers, and will continue to sit on the Board of Directors, as well as coaching classes.

The Senior Computer Learning Center is very fortunate to have knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers like Dave and Pat.

Roberta
Roberta Willard

In 2005 I decided to join the 21st  century so I bought my first computer. I knew absolutely nothing about computers. I started taking courses and workshops at SeniorNet at Massasoit. I was very impressed with the knowledge and patience of all the volunteers.

     I had been a teacher for 37 years so I was happy when I was asked to volunteer as a coach. I can now be helpful to other Seniors who are in the same place where I was at one time.

  My philosophy is that one is never to old to learn. I continue to up-date my computer knowledge by taking new courses and workshops at SCLC.



Group Volunteer
Joe
Instuctor/Coach Fall Meeting



Volunteer Luncheon 2017

Instructors

Instructors need to be patient and good at communicating ideas. They need to know how to accomplish tasks on the computer, but since many Senior Computer Learning Center classes cover only basic computing skills, they don’t need to be experts.

Instructors need a basic understanding of how to use a computer.They need to become familiar with the software they will be teaching. They should be organized people who are good at explaining things.

They need to be comfortable speaking in front of a small group. A strong voice, patience, and, a good sense of humor will help a lot.

Instructors help determine the curriculum and then teach classes ranging from the most basic to the advanced. They will “start at the beginning” with novices or craft their own courses about a topic of special interest

Coaches

Coaches assist an instructor during a class to help slower students keep up with the rest of the class.

Coaches will want to learn more and enjoy helping others.


Class Time

Judy Screen


George talks about 
Course Registration at the 
SCLC Instructor and 
Coach Meeting.

Instructor Coach Meeting

RIP

Members of the Senior Computer Learning Center lost a great friend and instructor when John Young passed on May 7th. John was a wonderful photography instructor. His smile and many stories will be sorely missed by all of us.

John had been involved in teaching and coaching in our previous SeniorNet group at Massasoit, and at the SCLC in Abington for most of our nineteen years. We will all miss this happy face!

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