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Hop on the Bus Gus: The Computer Commuter

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A presentation given by the Lac qui Parle (LqP) EDA on the Computer Commuter

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Hop on the Bus Gus: The Computer Commuter

  1. 1. Hop on the Bus, Gus<br />
  2. 2. Summer InstituteAugust 19, 2011<br />Pamela G Lehmann, Lac qui Parle EDA Executive Director<br />Carman Mills, SW ABE Program Manager<br />Mary Quick, Lac qui Parle Computer Commuter Coordinator<br />
  3. 3. Make a New Plan, Stan<br /><ul><li>Quest for Broadband for ALL Lac qui Parle County Residents
  4. 4. Congressman Collin Peterson – District 7
  5. 5. TDF Foundation – Linda Nickell – Chevy Chase, MD
  6. 6. Task Force – City and County Representatives</li></li></ul><li>Don’t Need to Be Coy, Roy <br />TDF Foundation <br />
  7. 7. Don’t Need to Be Coy, Roy <br /><ul><li>Bellingham
  8. 8. Boyd
  9. 9. Dawson
  10. 10. Madison
  11. 11. Marietta
  12. 12. Nassau </li></li></ul><li>Just Get Yourself Free<br />
  13. 13. Hop on the Bus, Gus<br /><ul><li>Handicap Accessible
  14. 14. Air /Heat
  15. 15. Electrical:</li></ul> 50 Amp RV <br /> Configuration <br />
  16. 16. Hop on the Bus, Gus<br /><ul><li>Refurbished </li></ul> 7 Workstations<br /> 1 Handicap Accessible<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Window Ads/Decals advertise who we are<br />
  19. 19. You Don’t Need to Discuss Much<br />Computer Lab Coordinator<br /><ul><li>Able to drive a small bus
  20. 20. Be computer proficient </li></li></ul><li>You Don’t Need to Discuss Much<br /><ul><li>Set up site schedules
  21. 21. Marketing
  22. 22. Maintenance – bus and computers
  23. 23. Prepare teaching material / learning activities
  24. 24. Maintain usage reports for TDF Foundation
  25. 25. Other duties as assigned</li></li></ul><li>You Don’t Need to Discuss Much<br /><ul><li>Part time – 24/30 hours</li></ul> 12 months<br /><ul><li>Proficient in Windows 7 and previous operating systems
  26. 26. Provide assistance to learners of all ages
  27. 27. Exceptional communication
  28. 28. Creative instructional strategies for all levels of learners
  29. 29. Clean driving record
  30. 30. Valid driver’s license</li></li></ul><li>You Don’t Need to Discuss Much<br />SW ABE Hops on Board!!!<br />
  31. 31. You Don’t Need to Discuss Much<br /><ul><li>Licensed teacher hired for position
  32. 32. ABE classes for learning computer skills
  33. 33. Potential for distance learning
  34. 34. Brings services to small, rural communities
  35. 35. Agreed to help pay part of coordinator’s wages</li></li></ul><li>Just Drop off the Key, Lee<br />Communities Served<br />Connections/Locations<br />
  36. 36. Bellingham<br />Boyd<br />
  37. 37. Madison<br />Dawson<br />
  38. 38. Marietta<br />Nassau<br />
  39. 39. And Get Yourself Free<br />Computer Lab Regulations<br />
  40. 40. Sign In Sheet<br />
  41. 41. Lab Regulations:<br /><ul><li> Storage Disk
  42. 42. No food, drink, smoking
  43. 43. Printer use
  44. 44. Headphones
  45. 45. Under age of 12
  46. 46. No installing, </li></ul> downloading, altering <br /> software, hardware<br />
  47. 47. Make a New Plan, Stan<br /><ul><li>Digital Literacy Training
  48. 48. Distance Learning Programs
  49. 49. Job Applications/Resume Writing/Cover Letters
  50. 50. Email Account Set-up
  51. 51. Online Job Search
  52. 52. Veteran’s Services
  53. 53. Banking Accounts / Payroll Stubs
  54. 54. Medicare Enrollment</li></li></ul><li>You Don’t Need to Be Coy, Roy<br /> Mary’s Day<br /><ul><li>Load Computers
  55. 55. Drive Bus to Site</li></li></ul><li>Make Connections<br />
  56. 56. Work with Commuters<br /><ul><li>Basic Skills
  57. 57. Windows 7
  58. 58. Email
  59. 59. Internet
  60. 60. Saving/Organizing
  61. 61. Other programs</li></li></ul><li>Computer Commuter Clients<br />Bellingham: 9<br />Boyd: 19<br />Dawson: 22<br />Madison: 18<br />Marietta: 15<br />Nassau: 10<br />Total Number: 93<br />
  62. 62. Computer Commuter Clients<br />Breakdown by Age<br /> 11 – 20 years: 2%<br /> 31 – 40 years: 3%<br /> 41 – 50 years: 13%<br /> 51 – 60 years: 17%<br /> 61 – 70 years: 26%<br /> 71 – 80 years: 27%<br /> 81 – 90 years: 12%<br />82% are 50 +<br />
  63. 63. Promotion<br /> Christmas Card<br />Sons of Norway<br />Parades, Fairs and Workshops<br />
  64. 64. Just Get Yourself Free<br />
  65. 65. 50 Ways to Leave Your Typewriter<br />
  66. 66.
  67. 67. Questions??<br />Mary Quick, Lac qui Parle Computer Commuter Coordinator<br />mary.quick@lqpco.com – 320-598-3403 ext. 1<br />600 6th St Suite 10, Madison, MN 56256<br />Carman Mills, SW ABE Program Manager<br />carman.mills@gmail.com – 320-269-9297 ext. 116<br />PO Box 487, 1315 E Black Oak Ave,<br /> Montevideo, MN 56265<br />Pamela G Lehmann, Lac qui Parle EDA Executive Director<br />eda@lqpco.com – 320-598-7976<br />600 6th St Suite 10, Madison, MN 56256<br />

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