LINCSearch - This link will take you to the LINCS Search Page. From this page you may search 5 different databases  in the LINCS system. Resources: Articles, Curriculum, Articles, Discussion Lists, Literacy Site Locations, Lesson Plans.

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News & Events
What's New - To find the latest additions to the site follow this link.
Calendar of Events - Listing of Regional & National adult literacy events.
About Literacy
Facts & Statistics - Listing of national facts & statistics about adult literacy.
Policy & Legislation - useful and timely information on major issues in the literacy field.
Literacy Resources
Teacher/Tutor - Instruction materials for instructors: Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Learning webs and ideas on how to use technology in the classroom. Also found are training guidelines and articles for teaching adult learners.
Student/Learner - Over 1600 links to student learning activities, groups and information that will help the student be successful in their learning experience.
Manager/Administrator - Over 2400 links to information sources that help the administrator keep abreast with the latest developments in the adult literacy field.

Research Resources
Grants & Funding - Over 450 sources of funding for adult literacy programs.
Links & Directories - links to literacy organizations(International, National & Regional)
Northwest LINCS
About Us - Purpose, goals and structure of the NW LINCS Project.
Programs & Activities - listed on this page are the programs & initiatives in each state with updates on the progess of each activity.
Our Partners - LINCS partners in the NW.
Showcase - Links to sites that are selected as exceptional and unique.
Contact Us - NW  LINCS
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LINCS Coordinator

Karen K. Brees Ph.D.

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Collections - A link to 11 special literacy areas: Assessment, Correction education,  ESL, EFF, Family Literacy, Health & Literacy, Literacy & Learning Disabilities, Science & Numeracy, Technology Training & Workforce Education. resources: Articles, Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities. Discussions - 12 National Discussion Lists: Assessment, EFF, ESL, Family Literacy, Focus on Basics, Health & Literacy, Homeless & Literacy, Learnings Disabilities, Poverty, Race & Literacy, Technology, Women & Literacy and Workplace Literacy. Archives may be searched also. My LINCS - Create a resource profile that will update you on new material added to the LINCS system. HOT Sites - Web pages recommended by the adult literacy field for excellence. This page contains curriculum, interactive activities for students, lesson plans, learning webs. America's Literacy Directory

 

LINCS HELP:

  The topics listed above -- About this Page, Navigation, Resources, Finding more Help & Where to Search -- are the divisions of this help text. Follow either of these links for help on using LINCS.

 

About this Page:

The links on this page have expanded descriptions. As the mouse passes over each link the description is displayed giving the user an explanation of the information that can be found by following the link. 

 

Try it: Place your mouse cursor over each link and read the description.

 

Other features on this page are: 

  • An in-depth description and active link to each resource link found on the home page of this site. 

  • Navigation of the LINCS system. 

  • Links to other Help features: Tutorials, Specific Help files, and an Online LINCS course. 

  • Where to start your search for resources.

NAVIGATING LINCS:


The System includes five primary Web sites that are color coded to tell you where you are in the system. The National LINCS site and other pages from National LINCS are red and purple. 

 

Try it: Click the above banner to view the LINCS page. Click the Back button on the Browser to return to this page

IF you have come to a page from one of the other partners -- Western/Pacific LINCS (green)

 

Try it: Click the above banner to view the LINCS page. Click the Back button on the Browser to return to this page

  Midwest LINCS (orange)

 

Try it: Click the above banner to view the LINCS page. Click the Back button on the Browser to return to this page

  Eastern LINCS (teal)

 

Try it: Click the above banner to view the LINCS page. Click the Back button on the Browser to return to this page

  Southern LINCS (yellow) 

 

Try it: Click the above banner to view the LINCS page. Click the Back button on the Browser to return to this page

Northwest LINCS (lavendar)

 

- click on the BACK button in your Web browser to go back where you came from.

 

Try it: Click the above banner to view the LINCS page. Click the Back button on the Browser to return to this page

Each of the five partner sites in the LINCS Network is a valuable collection of literacy related resources in its own right. As part of the LINCS Network, however, each site points you to even more great literacy resources.

Each of the five LINCS entry sites include four navigational elements on the right side of the banner at the top of the page. SITE MAP is an alphabetical index of the resources included in the LINCS System, or the LINCS site you are in. Clicking on the word HELP brought you here. Clicking on the word HOME will lead you to the homepage of the site you are on. Remember that these are color-coded!

Try it: Click on the link in the right corner of the banner.

 

Try it: Click on the link on the left corner of the banner.

 

In the upper left hand corner of the banner there is an icon, LINCSearch, selecting this link will take you to the LINCS search page. There are 5 databases to search: 

Materials Search Materials Search Try it: Click Materials Search 
A precise search of human-cataloged research, instructional materials, and curriculum resources available through the LINCS network. Use this search to find videos, books, journals, and web-based materials. Search results include summaries of the resources and other useful information.

Global Search Global Search  Try it: Click Global Search
Do a broad search of web sites in the LINCS network -- national, regional, and in 50 states and territories -- and in 15 other major national and international sites. Use this search to locate resources available only on the web and to get A LOT of hits.

Global Search America's Literacy Directory Try it!!
Search this comprehensive on-line directory of local literacy providers in all 50 states and U.S. territories to find adult basic education, English as a second language, GED preparation, homework assistance, and after school programs in your neighborhood.

List Search List Search  Try it: Click List Search
Access ideas and suggestions from any or all of the NIFL and other literacy-related online discussion lists by searching across the archived discussions.

Grants SearchGrants Search  Try it: Click Grants Search
A precise search of more than 500 current funding opportunities available from federal government, state, and local government, private industry, foundations, and other funding sources. Search results include summaries of the resources and other useful information.

LINCS Unique Features

The colorful buttons at the top of the screen in the middle of the white text space lead you to the main products of the LINCS Network. Short descriptions follow.

Collections - A link to 11 special literacy areas: Assessment, Correction education,  ESL, EFF, Family Literacy, Health & Literacy, Literacy & Learning Disabilities, Science & Numeracy, Technology Training & Workforce Education. resources: Articles, Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities.Discussions - 12 National Discussion Lists: Assessment, EFF, ESL, Family Literacy, Focus on Basics, Health & Literacy, Homeless & Literacy, Learnings Disabilities, Poverty, Race & Literacy, Technology, Women & Literacy and Workplace Literacy. Archives may be searched also.My LINCS - Create a resource profile that will update you on new material added to the LINCS system. HOT Sites - Web pages recommended by the adult literacy field for excellence. This page contains curriculum, interactive activities for students, lesson plans, learning webs.

 

Collections - A link to 11 special literacy areas: Assessment, Correction education,  ESL, EFF, Family Literacy, Health & Literacy, Literacy & Learning Disabilities, Science & Numeracy, Technology Training & Workforce Education. resources: Articles, Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities.

Try it: Click on the above link to view LINCS Special Collections.

 

The LINCS Special Collections are one-stop electronic gateways to specialized information on high-quality literacy practices and materials for use in adult education and literacy programs. There are 11 topic areas maintained on this page: Assessments, Correctional Education, English as a Second Language, Equipped for the Future, Family Literacy, Health & Literacy, Literacy & Learning Disabilities, Policy & Legislation, Science & Numeracy, Technology Training, Workforce Education. Found under each topic are curriculum, articles, lesson plans and classroom activities. 

 

Discussions - 12 National Discussion Lists: Assessment, EFF, ESL, Family Literacy, Focus on Basics, Health & Literacy, Homeless & Literacy, Learnings Disabilities, Poverty, Race & Literacy, Technology, Women & Literacy and Workplace Literacy. Archives may be searched also.

Try it: Click on the above link to view LINCS Discussion Lists.
The LINCS online discussion lists give literacy stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the literacy field's critical issues. There are 12 National Discussion Lists: Assessment, EFF, ESL, Family Literacy, Focus on Basics, Health & Literacy, Homeless & Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Poverty, Race & Literacy, Technology, Women & Literacy and Workplace Literacy. Archives may be searched also.

My LINCS - Create a resource profile that will update you on new material added to the LINCS system.

Try it: Click on the above link to view My LINCS.
The MY LINCS feature allow users to create a profile of their interests so they can receive email updates of what is new on LINCS that will be of interest to them. 

HOT Sites - Web pages recommended by the adult literacy field for excellence. This page contains curriculum, interactive activities for students, lesson plans, learning webs.

Try it: Click on the above link to view LINCS Hot Sites.
The LINCS HOT Sites award program highlights and promotes the "best" Web-based resources in and for the adult basic education and literacy community. Found on this page are: Learning webs, lesson plans, curriculum, training guides and much more. The page is updated twice a year. It provides feedback from the users. 

 

There are also buttons at the bottom of each Web page - 

Contact UsNational LINCSAbout LINCSNational Institute for Literacy
Western/Pacific LINCSNorthwest LINCSMidwest LINCSEastern LINCSSouthern LINCS

Try it: Click on each of the above links to view the different LINCS Sites.

-- that will help you navigate through LINCS. These buttons are color coded and let you choose whether to go to the National Institute for Literacy's Web site, the homepage for National LINCS, any of the five regional LINCS sites, to Contact the staff responsible for the site you are on, or to learn more about LINCS.

 


RESOURCES:
Each site within the LINCS Network has a navigation bar on the left side of your screen, which includes the categories of Web-based resources explained below.

The purple buttons are the categories of resources, and the gray buttons will take you to the content pages with the kinds of resources indicated by the name on the button.

 

News Events
What's New - To find the latest additions to the site follow this link.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!
This link will take you to a list of newly added pages to the site.
Calendar of Events - Listing of Regional & National adult literacy events.   Try it: Click the button on the left!!
This link will show a listing of national adult literacy events. 
About Literacy
Facts & Statistics - Listing of national facts & statistics about adult literacy.   Try it: Click the button on the left!!
A listing of National and State facts and statistics about literacy.
Policy & Legislation - useful and timely information on major issues in the literacy field.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!
The latest policy & legislature concerning adult literacy.

Literacy Resources

Teacher/Tutor - Instruction materials for instructors: Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Learning webs and ideas on how to use technology in the classroom. Also found are training guidelines and articles for teaching adult learners.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!
Teacher resources: Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities.
Student/Learner - Over 1600 links to student learning activities, groups and information that will help the student be successful in their learning experience.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

Student resources: Student groups, web sites, Student writings.

Manager/Administrator - Over 2400 links to information sources that help the administrator keep abreast with the latest developments in the adult literacy field.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!
Administrator resources: program improvement, management.
Grants & Funding - Over 450 sources of funding for adult literacy prorams.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

Over 400 sources of funding for literacy.

Links & Directories - links to literacy organizations(International, Natonal & Regional)  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

Organizations & Agency links involved with literacy.

Northwest LINCS
About Us - Purpose, goals and structure of the NW LINCS Project.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

Goals, purpose and information about the NW LINCS Project.

Programs & Activities - listed on this page are the programs & initiatives in each state with ypdates on the progess of each activity.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

Projects and initiatives currently active in the NW region.

Our Partners - LINCS partners in the NW.  Try it: Click the button on the left!!
NW Partners who are supporting the NW LINCS Project.
Showcase  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

A listing of unique and special projects within the LINCS system.

Contact Us - W/P LINCS  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

A contact for the NW LINCS Project.

Home Button  Try it: Click the button on the left!!

Return to the NW LINCS Homepage.

 

 

 

Finding More Help for the LINCS System:

 

Six Tutorials for NW LINCS 

Global Search Help  Look for the Help

LINCS Online - Online course in using LINCS

Context sensitive help is available wherever you see this sign: Help

 

 

 

Where to Start your Search for resources:

 

 

Explore the LINCS system.

  1. Take an hour and just browse through the available resources. 

  2. Get acquainted with the navigation, discover the links and where they lead. 

  3. Read the Help Page.

  4. Look at the LINCS Online course.

  5. Print and complete the LINCS Tutorials found on the NW LINCS site. 

  6. Be curious, discover and explore act like a student!! Enjoy!.

 

 

Select the LINCSearch button found at the upper left hand side of the banner. 

Try it: click the link to the left to Search.

  1. Select Materials Database.

  2. Type in the area you wish to explore i.e. ESL

  3. When the selection appear, select Refine Search

  4. Limit your search by using the available field and their descriptors. 

Go to one of the Site Maps on the LINCS Partner pages for more specific information about where to find resources.

 

Contact UsNational LINCSAbout LINCSNational Institute for Literacy
Western/Pacific LINCSNorthwest LINCSMidwest LINCSEastern LINCSSouthern LINCS