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Winter 2016 Course Schedule

HNY 2016 Tech Savvy CoachThe Winter/Spring 2016 Technology Course Schedule is now available
online!  I teach adult education courses at both the Walpole Recreation Department in Walpole, MA and the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, MA.  Full course descriptions are listed below.

  • –> Visit my online Google Calendar for all course offerings (Click link to view).
  • –> CLICK HERE  to register for TRI-COUNTY RVTHS courses (located at 147 Pond St., Franklin, MA).
  • –> CLICK HERE  to register for WALPOLE RECREATION courses.
  • –> Email me if you have any questions about registering for my courses or to arrange for one-on-one coaching.

[PLEASE NOTE: All are welcome to take my courses, you do not have to be from Walpole or Franklin to register.]



  • SOCIAL MEDIA Overview: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • FACEBOOK for Businesses and Organizations
  • LinkedIn: Career Networking and Online Job Search
  • WordPress I: Planning and Launching Your Website
  • WordPress II: Widgets, Plugins, and Themes



social media clipartSOCIAL MEDIA Overview: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Are you ready to ‘get social’ online?  Whether you are networking for personal or professional reasons, it is important to establish a social media presence.  Learn how to utilize the three most popular social networking platforms today:  Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  You will learn how to open an account, maximize your profile, interact with friends, family, business contacts or customers, and learn applications and tips to enhance your overall experience and gain maximum results.


2 Thursdays, February 4 & 11
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond Street, Franklin


FACEBOOK for Businesses and Organizations

facebook thumbFacebook is the most powerful and popular social networking site in the world (with over 1.23 billion users worldwide and growing. Now more than ever, Facebook is being used to promote businesses and organizations. In this course, you will learn how to setup a Facebook account exclusively for business use to promote your brand, showcase your events and offer special promotions to your customer base. You will learn how to use Facebook to meet your business goals by engaging your audience with thoughtful content, drive local sales by creating paid advertisements, and track your performance and analytics through Facebook “Page Insights.”


Session 1:  2 Thursdays, February 25 & March 3
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond Street, Franklin


linkedin-imageLinkedIn: Career Networking and Online Job Search 

Are you looking for a new job or career change? Would you like to connect with professionals in your field? Whether you are a seasoned professional, recent graduate or someone returning to the workplace… networking is the key to success in business today. LinkedIn is the largest professional online network in the world with over 259 million+ registered users, giving you the opportunity to build relationships with potential employers, customers, clients, and peers. You will develop your online profile, import your contacts, look up old employers and colleagues, search for new contacts and learn how to navigate the site, join groups and apply for jobs online.


Session 1: 2 Thursdays: March 24 & 31

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond Street, Franklin



(NOTE: You may take one or all of the courses in this suite to learn how to build your own dynamic website).

images33110- WordPress I: Planning and Launching Your Website
WordPress is a state-of-the-art, free publishing platform, used by over 25 million people to build web and blogging sites.  In this hands-on beginners course, you will plan, build, and launch your own website. You’ll learn how to:  navigate the WordPress dashboard and admin. panel,  create pages and posts, choose your theme (free vs. paid), and organize your content.  Bring your personal email address and password to access your email account and a general idea of the name and content you’d like for your website or blog.  Course materials, handouts, and WiFi internet access are provided.  Bring your own laptop or use our classroom desktop PCs.
Session 1: 2 Thursdays, 6-9pm, Oct. 15 & 22  <– CLICK LINK TO REGISTER.

33111- WordPress II: Widgets, Plugins, and Themes
Now that you have built your basic WordPress website, it is time to make it “shine” and add some more functionality. This hands-on intermediate course will cover some of the most commonly used plugins, (DELETE this line:how to find and select  plugins), finalize your  theme (free vs. paid), add more pages and posts, create a photo gallery, add videos and links, how to build your audience and  interact with your followers using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). In addition,  we will discuss best practices for security, preparing your site for SEO, and backup and recovery plugins.
Session 1: 2 Thursdays, 6-9 pm, April 21 & 28 <– CLICK LINK TO REGISTER.


iPad.jpgiPAD for BEGINNERS
Apple’s iPad is an incredible, portable device that allows you to check email on the go, surf the web, watch videos, play games and share photos in the palm of your hand. You will learn how to adjust your personal settings, use the touchscreen interface, and add programs using the App store onto your iPad tablet. Please bring your iPad, if you have one, and please indicate if you have one when you register.

LOCATION: Blackburn Hall – Art Room, Walpole



As your Tech Savvy Coach, I am available by appointment to meet with you for exclusive, one-on-one help with any PC (Sony, Dell, Lenovo) laptop  or Apple/Mac (MacBook Pro or Air)  laptop, iPhone, iPad or any App you would like help with, such as iPhoto, Facebook or social media. We will work on any program or project of your choosing, and you can select a time frame that works best for your schedule. 

**Email me today to set up an appointment and discuss hourly rates!**

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