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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

Our Classes

Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Apr 26, 2021 at 9 am

BEFORE coming to EdAdvance for testing:

You must wear a mask to enter our building and keep it on for testing.

If you are sick or have been sick within the past two weeks, have recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or have recently traveled to a highly infected area, we strongly urge you to stay home to help ensure the safety of the test center staff and other test takers. Please reschedule your exam in this case.

EdAdvance offers the online 2.5hr Paraprofessional Assessment at the Litchfield location (355 Goshen Rd). A ParaPro needs to satisfy one of the following; An Associate Degree or two years of College to demonstrate, through a state or local academic assessment, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, the instruction of Math, Reading and Writing for grades K-12.  More detail about the assessment can be found by searching at  If you do NOT have an Associate Degree, you need to take this assessment.

EdAdvance cost is $85 (90 questions, multiple choice, on computer, no calculators, scrap paper/pencil provided).

Please create an account, register online at, Adult Education Enrichment, Paraprofessional Assessment, sign up for date you would like to come in.

Spots fill quickly! Recommended practice sites:, 

You will take results home, a score of 457 for Connecticut is needed to pass the Assessment. Out of state scores may vary. ETS will mail your results to your home in about 4-6 weeks from Assessment date. You can get this report anytime by calling ETS customer service (on website).

You must PAY online by MasterCard or Visa to be counted in the limited seats available. There is a $1.99 non-refundable convenience fee automatically added to your credit card charge. For additional dates or questions contact us 1.800.300.4781. Please bring a current photo ID with you on day of the Assessment. You MUST wear a mask.

Full Course

Pound (Online)


with Marlene Deyo

Calendar Apr 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Want to “fall” into a super fun, high energy, total body workout routine?  Pound is a “cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums” encouraging you to release your inner Rockstar! Come grab the beat to your favorite songs and lunge your way to increased health and fitness. No prior experience required. Marlene is an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor and certified Pound Pro. Online and from the comfort of your own home, all you need is a pair of Ripstix to become a part of this exciting community  See for more details and https://shop.poundfit. com/shop/ripstix/ for purchasing information or you can rent a pair for $25 from instructor.  M. Deyo 

Making Medicare Simple (Online)


with Marc Figlar

Calendar Apr 26, 2021 at 6 pm

Throughout the year, there are specific Medicare enrollment periods. Choosing when to enroll and which plan to choose, will maximize your benefits. Join this educational class to get all of the facts. 

Magical Monet (Online)


with Jessica Bartlet

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 9 am

Students take a look at the waterlilies and create their own water lily composition using our watercolor magic techniques.

Computers for Beginners - In Person - Litchfield


with David Thompson

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class starts at the very beginning, from pressing the computers “ON” button. Helpful instruction about choosing an e-mail provider; using computer security; typing Word documents; using technology to serve your life goals; and using Skype. Bring your own laptop if you have one.

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Intro to Computers (Online)


with Jennifer Wollman

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Designed for the novice with little computer experience. This class is based on Windows 10, and you will learn about computer terms, basic computer use, how to save a file, desktop shortcuts, and much more. 

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401K Rollovers (Online)


with Jay Dorso

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The participants will learn the best time for 401K rollovers and how to avoid penalties.  The instructor will discuss alternatives and the rules and regulations involved with 401K plans. 

Book Appraising - (In Person) Litchfield


with Bob Seymour

Calendar Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm

The Colebrook Book Barn will do free appraisals this evening, to determine the approximate value of the participants’ books. Students will find out what aspects make print more valuable than others do. Bob Seymour is an experienced appraiser. Students must pay to register for this course, but the appraisals are free at Edadvance. There is a 12-book maximum.

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