Montana LINCS Update


Greetings from Montana LINCS

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March!  What a Wee Bit of Luck!

A Five Week Month!


Why wait until the end?

Review MTLINCS today!


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. Don’t forget to select the following:  Search - 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.


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.


Distance Learning/Research-based Instruction

The research this year is based on Distance Learning.  Click here to check out the most current research.   Then click here to check out posted discussions about the research.  You may also access it via the Distance Learning link at

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 where a draft of the Content Standards is posted.


Last spring Montana hosted its first ESOL Conference.  Click here to access the ESL link along with access to the ESOL Conference Strands and postings at .

Leadership Academy

Nine of your Montana ABLE colleagues have been participating along with Idaho in the Leadership Academy facilitated by Lennox McLendon.  Click here 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 and Reading is the Bridge resources  .  


5.   Other Items

MTLINCS users can find several other useful links.

·       Calendar

·       Programs and Activities

·       MTLINCS Statistics

·       Montana ABLE Statistics


6.   OPI ABLE Survey Results


Click here to access the results of the Montana OPI ABLE Survey 2010 results.


7.   OPI ABLE Activities


Click here  to access the Calendar for information about dates for the following:

·       TABE Training

·       BEST+ Training

·       Second Annual Montana ESOL Conference


8.   Transition Discussion Continues


Dear Colleagues,


I am pleased to announce the following discussion aimed at continuing the dialogue started at the National Institute for Literacy’s Achieving Student Success:  Transitions to Post-secondary Education webcast.  This renewed discussion will be held during the week of March 1, 2010.    If you were unable to attend the January 20, 2010 broadcast, you may view the archived version at




Furthering the Achieving Student Success:  Transitions to Post-secondary Education Webcast Dialogue


This webcast was moderated by Daniel Miller, Acting Director of the National Institute of Literacy. Participants explored successful student transitions as well as discussed current research and adult education program perspectives.  During the webcast many interesting questions

were raised.   Time ran out before all were addressed.  

As panelists on the webcast, our guests and I will do our best to answer many of the remaining questions in the upcoming discussion.

Discussion is on Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Discussion List at


9.   Workplace U


"We know that a good education can be the ticket to a good job.  But for many Americans, conventional school isn't working.  They don't make it through high school or don't learn enough to prepare them for good jobs.  A new movement turns conventional wisdom on its head, and makes a job the ticket to an education.  The idea is to turn workplaces into classrooms and marginal students into productive workers." This link is to a series of stories from a documentary report available both as recorded radio programs and as transcripts.


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