Montana LINCS Update

11/30/09

Greetings from Montana LINCS

  

Problems with the links in the email?

Go to the Email Archives in the upper left-hand corner on the home page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm

 

Yep, this is the fifth Monday of the month!  And what do we love about five Mondays in a month?  Ah, yes, you all remember that, donít you?  Itís time to take a deep breath and review everything that has been going on.  Donít worry, though.  More new information will soon be coming your way!  In the meantime, take a look below to see what you have been  missing.  Whew!   Montana ABLE folks have been very busy! 

 

1.   Search

 

Are you needing to Search for something on MTLINCS?  There is a Search button on the homepage.  Click here to access the Search tool.  http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/search.htm Donít forget to select the following:  Search nwlincs.org/mtlincs - MT LINCS. 

  

2.   Email Archives

Having trouble receiving the MTLINCS emails?  All emails are archived.  There is an Email Archive button at the top of the left-hand side of the homepage.  Click here to access the Email Archives.   http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/email_archives/email_archives_index.htm  

3.   Montana OPI Initiatives

Check out the STAR on the homepage.  You will find links to all of the state initiatives.

Click here on Montana ABLE to access Montana OPI with links to Shop Talk summaries, Student Highlights, Where in the World, PEP Talk, Montana ABLE Conference 2009 etc. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiable.htm

Distance Learning/Research-based Instruction

The research this year is based on Distance Learning.  Click here to check out the most current research. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/RI/riresearch.htm   Then click here to check out posted discussions about the research. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/RI/riupdate.htm  You may also access it via the Distance Learning link at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/DL/dlindex.htm

Content Standards

The Content Standards team dedicated much time and energy to the creation of the Montana ABLE Content Standards.  Click here to access the Content Standards link http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/csindex.htm where a draft of the Content Standards is posted. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/MTABLE_content_standards_2009draft1.0.pdf

ESL

Last spring Montana hosted its first ESOL Conference.  Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/eslindex.htm to access the ESL link along with access to the ESOL Conference Strands and postings at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/MT_adult_esl_conference_2009.htm .

Leadership Academy

Nine of your Montana ABLE colleagues have been participating along with Idaho in the Leadership Academy facilitated by Lennox McLendon.  Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/LA/laindex.htm to check out some of the resources available to them.

4.   Montana Pilot Project and Reading is the Bridge

Over the past years MTLINCS has provided links to several resources.  Click here to access MTLINCS Pilot Project http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/pilotproject/pphome.htm and Reading is the Bridge resources http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/reading/rbindex.htm  .  

5.   Other Items

MTLINCS users can find several other useful links.

       Calendar http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Calendar.htm

       Programs and Activities http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Calendar.htm

       MTLINCS Statistics http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Contact.htm

       Montana ABLE Statistics http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/facts2.htm

 

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 http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/ .  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

norenehp@bresnan.net