Montana LINCS Update
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!
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
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
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 .
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!
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