Senior Planet North Country Exploration Center Events & Courses

Senior Planet offers a range of free 5- and 10-week digital technology courses that require advance registration, as well as weekly tech-themed events, workshops and lectures.  See the Events calendar below for workshops and other open sessions.  For courses and events at the Malone Adult Center, click here.

REGISTRATION

Register for the fall quarter September 23rd through September 27th from 10:00am – 4:30pm at the North Country Senior Planet Exploration Center (located in the Champlain Centre). Classes fill on a first-come, first-serve basis; to be placed on a waitlist, please call 518-566-4422. You will be notified of open seats in the first two weeks of the course.

The fall quarter will run from September 30th – December 6th

EVENTS

Senior Planet offers a range of lectures, workshops, and special events.  Check the calendar for the current schedule; the following offerings are hosted every week:

  • Mondays, 2:30 – 5:00pm: Coffee & Tech, one-on-one tech help
  • Mondays & Thursdays, 11:45am – 12:45pm: Line Dancing
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:15pm: Explore Tech lectures (see our weekly newsletter for upcoming topics)
  • Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30pm: Wii Bowling
  • Fridays, 10:00am – 5:00pm: Coffee & Tech, one-on-one tech help
  • Fridays, 1:00pm – 2:15pm: Livestream Explore Tech

COURSES

Registration for all courses is September 23rd – September 27th from 10:00am – 4:30pm

Fall Quarter Courses

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am – 10:00am

This 10-week course meets three times a week and includes exercise sessions in the gym and classroom-based technology training. You’ll exercise with your classmates and use a smartphone to learn about various digital technologies to enhance your workouts and improve your diet. If you have experience exercising and are looking for a supportive environment to be physically active and learn about relevant technology, then this course is for you.

Use your own smartphone (iPhone or Android) or an iPad can be loaned for use during class sessions.

 

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for those who are already exercising regularly and have an awareness of proper form. You must have an email address that you use and be somewhat comfortable searching for information on the internet.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:30am

Get an introduction to the popular Apple tablet. With hands-on support, you’ll learn the basics of the iPad and how to use it to browse the web, use email, download apps, watch video, take pictures, connect online and more.

Note: iPads will be provided for use at Senior Planet.

Computer experience prerequisite: This is a course that is appropriate for absolute beginners.

Monday & Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:30am

This course expands on the skills and concepts taught in Computer Basics and addresses how to use the Internet as an everyday resource, for practical and enriching activities for socialization, entertainment and life-management. Topics covered include: social networking, online shopping, online banking, health management, entertainment, how to use the Internet for different types of research, how to protect your personal information, and ways to explore and cultivate your interests online.

Computer experience prerequisite: Some comfort with using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.

Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00- 2:15pm

This ten-week course will explore how technology impacts society and our interactions with one another. You’ll learn to use popular social networking sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you’re interested in how technology is changing how we read the news, manage our health information, meet other people, and find entertainment, then this course is for you. This course is best suited for those who have basic knowledge of the iPad and an email address.

 

Computer experience prerequisite: Participants will have an email address and basic familiarity with the iPad (meaning you are comfortable using a touchscreen and virtual keyboard to do web searches and operate an email account.)

Monday & Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:15pm

This course expands on the skills and concepts taught in Computer Basics and addresses how to use the Internet as an everyday resource, for practical and enriching activities for socialization, entertainment and life-management. Topics covered include: social networking, online shopping, online banking, health management, entertainment, how to use the Internet for different types of research, how to protect your personal information, and ways to explore and cultivate your interests online.

Computer experience prerequisite: Some comfort with using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the Internet.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:15pm

Get an introduction to the popular Apple tablet. With hands-on support, you’ll learn the basics of the iPad and how to use it to browse the web, use email, download apps, watch video, take pictures, connect online and more.

Note: iPads will be provided for use at Senior Planet.

Computer experience prerequisite: This is a course that is appropriate for absolute beginners.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:30am

In this 10-week course, you’ll learn the basics of how to use a Chromebook, which is a type of laptop that is great for beginners who just want to use the internet. Chromebooks are fast, secure and cost-effective computers that run the Google Chrome operating system. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to navigate the internet in ways that can enrich your life. You’ll learn how to use email, search the internet for information, access sources of entertainment, and connect to people, organizations and interests that matter to you. Chromebooks will be provided for use in class.

 

Prerequisites: None. This course is designed for people who have never used a computer or have very little experience and want a solid introduction

 

Questions?

If you have questions about your skills or ability to participate in a particular course, please stop by the center and talk to a Senior Planet staff member or volunteer in person, or call 518-566-4422.