Senior Planet Montgomery Course Information

Fall 2019 – Registration Now Open!

Fall courses will begin September 30th and run through December 13th.

Click on each class name below to view the course description, schedule, and registration information.

Senior Planet Montgomery offers a range of free 5- and 10-week digital technology courses for people age 60 and up at various locations in Montgomery County. Courses meet twice per week, and class size is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required for all of our multi-week courses.

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This 5-week course will take you through many of the most popular social media tools used worldwide by internet users of all ages, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. It gives an introduction to the platforms so that you can learn more about the way they are changing the way we communicate with each other.

Prerequisites: You must have an email address that you use. You should also be comfortable to navigating websites and searching for information on the internet.

Schedule

Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-773-9420.

October 2nd – November 6th
Mondays & Wednesdays
2:30pm – 3:45pm

In this 10-week, PC-based course, you’ll learn the basics of how to operate a computer and navigate the internet in ways that can enrich your life. During the course, 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.

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

Schedule

Gilchrist Center, Wheaton
11002 Veirs Mill Rd, Ste 506, Wheaton
To register, call 240 -777-4940.

October 2nd – December 18th
Mondays & Wednesdays
11:45am – 1:00pm

This 5-week course will cover the essentials of how to use the Apple iPad, how to navigate the internet, and how to send and receive email. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using an iPad and the internet to enrich your life.

iPads will be provided for use in class unless otherwise specified*.

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

Schedule

White Oak Community
Recreation Center

1700 April Ln, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-777-6944.

September 30th – November 4th
Mondays & Wednesdays
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Holiday Park Senior Center*
3950 Ferrara Dr, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-777-4999.
*please bring your own device

October 16th – November 15th
Wednesdays & Fridays
1:30pm – 3:00pm

North Potomac Senior Center
13850 Travilah Rd, Rockville
To register, call 240-773-4805.

November 11th – December 11th
Mondays & Wednesdays
2:15pm – 3:30pm

In this 10-week course, you’ll learn the basics of how to operate the Apple iPad and navigate the internet in ways that can enrich your life. During the course, you’ll learn how to take pictures, use email, search the internet for information, download apps, and connect to people, organizations and interests that matter to you. iPads will be provided for use in class.

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

Schedule

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-777-8085.

October 1st – December 10th
Tuesdays & Fridays
10:45am – 12:00pm

This 10-week course aims to empower older adults as changemakers by teaching key leadership skills and strengthening analytical abilities. You will improve your online research skills, collaborate through Google docs and calendar, and use Twitter and other civic tech to reach elected representatives. At the same time, you’ll explore conflict management, increase your self-awareness, and improve your communication skills. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to combine your technology and advocacy skills to develop a campaign for social change.

Prerequisites: You must have an email address that you use. You should also be comfortable navigating websites and searching for information on the internet.

Schedule

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-777-8085.

October 1st – December 10th
Tuesdays & Fridays
12:45pm – 2:00pm

The goal of this intensive 10-week course is to help you get your small business off the ground. In this course you will design a logo, learn the basics of branding and social media marketing, list your products or services online, and start a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds. This course is most appropriate for small business owners and those who already have a business idea.

Prerequisites: You must have an email address that you use. You should also be comfortable navigating websites, searching for information on the internet, and upload and download files.

Schedule

Gaithersburg Library
118330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg
To register, call 240-773-9490.

October 1st – December 10th
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00pm – 3:15pm

This 10-week, PC-based course expands on the concepts and skills taught in Computer Basics and explores the internet as an everyday resource. You’ll learn about social networking, online shopping, online banking, health management, entertainment, and how to use the internet for different types of research. You’ll also learn how to protect your personal information and stay safe online. This course is a good opportunity to raise your comfort level and expand your ability to use computers to improve and enrich your daily life.

Prerequisites: This course is best suited for participants who’ve already taken Computer Basics, Introduction to Digital Culture for PCs, or are familiar with using email, navigating websites and searching for information on the internet.

Schedule

Gaithersburg Library
118330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg
To register, call 240-773-9490.

October 1st – December 10th
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:00pm – 5:15pm

This 5-week course covers the essentials of how to use the basic functions of a personal computer, how to navigate the internet, and how to send and receive email. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using a computer and the internet to enrich your life.

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

Schedule

Wheaton Library and Community
Recreation Center

11701 Georgia Ave, Wheaton
To register, call 240-777-0678.

October 15th – November 14th
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:00pm – 4:15pm

Aspen Hill Library
4407 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville
To register, call 240-773-9410.

November 4th – December 9th
Mondays & Wednesdays
11:00am – 12:15pm

En este curso de 10 semanas, aprenderá hábitos para manejar sus finanzas de una manera inteligente. También aprenderá a usar recursos en línea para conseguir beneficios y ahorrar dinero. ¡Este curso contiene mucho más que de presupuestos! Cuando termina el curso, sabrá cómo hacer compras en línea para conseguir precios bajos, buscar vuelos y hoteles, acceder películas y música, y ganar ingresos extras.

Prerequisitos: Tiene que tener una dirección de correo electrónico. También debe sentirse cómodo utilizando un PC para navegar el internet.

Schedule

Gilchrist Center, Wheaton
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506, Wheaton
To register, call 240-777-4940.

30 de septiembre – 16 de diciembre
Lunes & Miércoles
10:00am – 11:15am

Durante este curso de 10 semanas, aprenderá los básicos de cómo utilizar un Chromebook, una computadora portátil excelente para principiantes quienes solamente quieren usar el internet sin muchas bulla o complicaciones. Los Chromebooks son rápidos, seguros, económicos y usan el sistema de operación de Google Chrome. Cuando termine el curso, sabrá cómo navegar el internet en maneras que enriquecerán su vida. Sabrá cómo usar correo electrónico, buscar información por el internet, acceder fuentes de entretenimiento, y crear conexiones con personas, organizaciones, eintereses importantes para usted.

Chromebooks serán disponibles para el curso.

Prerequisitos: Ningún. Este curso esta diseñada para personas quienes nunca han utilizado una computadora o tienen poca experiencia y quieren una introducción sólida.

Schedule

White Oak Community
Recreation Center

1700 April Ln, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-777-6944.

1 de octubre – 10 de diciembre
Martes y Jueves
10:00am – 11:15am

Este curso de 5 semanas repasará los conceptos esenciales de cómo usar una computadora personal, cómo navegar el internet y cómo usar correo electrónico. Cuando termina el curso, usted habrá construído un fundamento para usar la computadora y el internet para enriquecer su vida.

Prerrequisitos: Ningún. Este curso está diseñada para personas quienes nunca han utilizado una computadora o tienen poca experiencia y quieren una introduccion sólida.

Schedule

Wheaton Library and Community
Recreation Center
1700 April Ln, Silver Spring
To register, call 240-777-6944.

15 de octubre – 14 de noviembre
Martes y Jueves
1:00pm – 2:15pm