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Vanessa Olson

Vanessa Olson is a Digital Literacy Instructor and an Administrative Assistant with the NDEC, having started as a volunteer tutor in 2020. Vanessa has a background in tutoring school children and agricultural migrant workers. She has been an administrator for a medical nonprofit educational organization and a radio programmer and announcer.

Born and raised in California, Vanessa graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in art, and has lived in rural Maine since 2012. No matter where she’s lived, she’s been dedicated to working with local organizations to promote justice and equity for all. Her passions extend to the land, as she has worked for farmers and florists, and cultivates her garden influenced by the principles of permaculture. Vanessa also creates art and enjoys exploring the beauty of the backroads and waterfalls of Maine.

She’s excited to help promote and celebrate inclusion, equality and empowerment through the NDEC, using technology to nurture and expand access, connectivity, and creativity for all participants.

Vanessa Olson

Upcoming Classes taught by Vanessa Olson

November Wed 2
This is a series of 2 sessions.
November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM
November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

Bath, ME: Internet Safety

Patten Free Library
33 Summer Street , Bath ME
https://www.patten.lib.me.us/`
(207) 443-5141

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computer/devices safe.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Bath, ME at Patten Free Library.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
November Wed 2
November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Identifying Frauds & Scams (Not open to the public)

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting
yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Mon 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM
November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM

WordPress Basics (Not open to the public)

This class is for people who do not currently have a WordPress site but would like to learn how
to use it. Participants will create a free WordPress website using a wordpress.com account with
limited functionality to learn the basics of building a website in WordPress.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Mon 7
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM
November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Online Interactive: WordPress Basics

Online Interactive

This class is for people who do not currently have a WordPress site but would like to learn how
to use it. Participants will create a free WordPress website using a wordpress.com account with
limited functionality to learn the basics of building a website in WordPress.

Requirements for this class:

A Windows or Mac computer connected to the internet and completion of Understanding WordPress.

Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Tue 8
November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM

Falmouth , ME: Using Software & Devices for Better Health

Falmouth Memorial Library
5 Lunt Road, Falmouth ME
https://www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org/
2077812351

In this class, we will explore apps, software, and devices that help promote and maintain exercise
and diet, monitoring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight medication reminders, using FitBits, Apple Watch, etc., and connecting with Bluetooth.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Falmouth , ME at Falmouth Memorial Library.
Reserve Your Spot 7 spaces left.
November Wed 9
This is a series of 2 sessions.
November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM

Searsport, ME: Internet Safety

Town of Searsport
1 Union Street, Searsport ME
https://searsport.maine.gov/
207-548-6372

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computer/devices safe.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Searsport, ME at Town of Searsport.
Sorry, this class is full.
November Wed 9
November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 PM

Identifying Frauds & Scams (Not open to the public)

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting
yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Mon 14
This is a series of 3 sessions.
November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 PM
November 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 PM
November 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 PM

Presque Isle, ME: WordPress Basics

SAD 1 Adult Education
79 Blake Street, Presque Isle ME
https://msad1.maineadulted.org/
(207) 764-4776

This class is for people who do not currently have a WordPress site but would like to learn how
to use it. Participants will create a free WordPress website using a wordpress.com account with
limited functionality to learn the basics of building a website in WordPress.

Requirements for this class:

A Windows or Mac computer connected to the internet and completion of Understanding WordPress.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Presque Isle, ME at SAD 1 Adult Education.
Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.
November Tue 15
November 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 PM

Rockland, ME: Using Software & Devices for Better Health

Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street , Rockland ME
https://rocklandmaine.gov/municipal/departments/library
(207) 594-0310

In this class, we will explore apps, software, and devices that help promote and maintain exercise
and diet, monitoring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight medication reminders, using FitBits, Apple Watch, etc., and connecting with Bluetooth.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Note: This class takes place on-site in Rockland, ME at Rockland Public Library.
Reserve Your Spot 8 spaces left.
November Wed 16
This is a series of 2 sessions.
November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 PM
November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 PM

Deer Isle, ME: Understanding WordPress (Not open to the public)

This course is to help participants with a solid understanding of the basics of WordPress. We will
look at the WordPress platform, the basics of website creation, and talk about domain names and web hosting.

Requirements for this class:

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

Reserve Your Spot 10 spaces left.