Montana LINCS Update

3/1/10

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

 

March!  What a Wee Bit of Luck!

A Five Week Month!

Hurray!

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.  http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/search.htm Don’t 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/sitesb.htm

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

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

 

6.   OPI ABLE Survey Results

 

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/montana_opi_able_survey2010_results.htm to access the results of the Montana OPI ABLE Survey 2010 results.

 

7.   OPI ABLE Activities

 

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

http://www.nifl.gov/webcasts/10Transitions

 

Topic:

 

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 http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/transitions/

 

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.

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/workplace_ed/


 

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