Montana LINCS Update
Greetings from Montana LINCS
Time to catch up! 
 Do you ever have the feeling
that you are being bombarded by too much information? 
Need someone to give you a break? 
Here it is - a time to catch up!
Recently, MTLINCS has posted a variety of interesting items related to Montana ABLE.  So rather than introduce anything new this week - what a shock - MTLINCS has decided to take time to recap some of the most important items posted in case you have missed the information or have not had a chance to peruse it. 

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1.  Montana ABLE Funding Formula


A task force composed of Montana ABLE directors has created a funding formula for Montana ABLE.  If you are interested in seeing the formula and its effects on ABLE programs, click here at and select the January 2009 PowerPoint download.  The information is on the last two pages of the pdf.  

2.  Montana Content Standards

The Content Standards team has been working hard to complete documents to share with the field.  The team members will be meeting again this week to finalize some of their recommendations.  Stay tuned for more information. 

3.  Montana Distance Learning - Tools Posted on MTLINCS

Several business, marketing, student, and instructor tools from the Montana Distance Learning Protocol Guide have now been posted on MTLINCS.  Most of the items have been posted in Word 97-2003 so that you may download them and adjust for your own program.  Click here to access those tools at

4. Montana ESL

Recently, the CAELA network completed a Needs Assessment Survey of several Montana instructors that will provide useful information to help CAELA Network staff plan an online course about second language learning.  Stay tuned for more ESL events.

5.  Montana Leadership Academy 

If you haven't yet, some of you who have staff members on the Leadership Academy may soon be receiving an invitation from them to participate in a survey on research.  You may also want to see some of the items that have been shared at the Leadership Academy meetings.   Click here at .

6.  Montana Research Items

Have you had a chance to look at some of the research snippets that have been posted on MTLINCS?  If not, click here to check them out at .  

7.  Montana Student and Program Highlights

What's happening with Montana ABLE programs and students?  Do you have any news to report?  Click here at to see what's happening in Montana ABLE programs.

8.  Other Items

P.S.  Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MTLINCS homepage at  Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know!  Thanks!

Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101