Montana LINCS Update
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Response to Distance Learning Research #10: Can
Distance Learning Help Stopout Students?
http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/RI/riupdate.htm#Response 1 to DL10 for
more research from “Thirty-two Trends Affecting Distance Education: An
Informed Foundation for Strategic Planning”
Conference Handouts and Blog
3. ESL Webinar:
How to Do Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) K-12
Monday, April 5, 2010 3-4:30 p.m. ET
SNAPSHOT: Many schools want to minimize pull-out instruction for English
Language Learners (ELLs) and move
toward more inclusive classrooms. Research has shown that when regular classroom
teachers use a relatively simple set of highly effective instructional
strategies, ELLs develop greater comprehension and become more engaged.
Click here for more information:
4. MAACE Call for
Click here for more information: http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/maace/conference10.htm
5. Math Online
Courses from ProfessionalStudiesAE.org
Number Sense: Teaching About Parts and Wholes
Course Dates: April 12 to May 21, 2010 (12-hour course)
Instructor: Jean Stephens
Teaching students how to use estimation, mental math, benchmarking, and
calculators will enhance their conceptual understanding of numbers and what
numbers represent. This course focuses on helping adult students develop number
sense by addressing two key questions: when is it necessary to have an exact
answer, and when is an estimate sufficient? When calculation is necessary, which
tool is appropriate to use? This course examines how students develop and apply
number sense and provides numerous teaching strategies and activities that you
can apply to your teaching right away.
Course details and registration
Excellent discussion: Archives
Reading: Future Discussion
on Word Study on April 5 - April 9
The guest discussion will focus on a dialogue on how an intervention, Word
Study (Bear, Invernizzi, Templeton & Johnston, 2008), works in adult
Word study is a
practical approach founded on orthographic research and requires learners
to examine, discriminate and make judgments about word structures,
spellings and meanings.
General Questions to consider:
What is Word Study? What is the history behind the intervention? How does
Word Study work with adults when Word Study research has been conducted
mainly with children?
To what extent should adult educators work on word knowledge with adult
learners when the purpose of reading should focus on comprehension? And
writing should focus on communication?
What information is available to guide adult educators in their teaching
of word knowledge?
To obtain a bit of background regarding word study:
The official discussion announcement for this discussion can be found at:
You ... can subscribe to the Reading and Writing list at:
Daphne Greenberg, Facilitator of NIFL's Reading and
Writing Skills Electronic Discussion List
Transitions Course from
College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation!
Course Dates: April 22 to June 9, 2010 (21-hour course)
The overall objective of
this course is to assist educators, counselors, administrators and
postsecondary partners to better prepare their students for postsecondary
education. Together, we will identify, organize, and reflect on the broad
array of readiness skills and abilities that adults need to be successful in
postsecondary education and training. Then, each of us will consider how to
change our practice to incorporate what we have learned. The course was
developed and written by Cynthia Zafft, Principal Investigator for the
National College Transition Network, World Education.
Course Overview and Schedule [PDF].
for this course:
Submit registration form [PDF] or
WIA Reauthorization Perspective
Click here for
NC-CAAL12. LOCAL PERSPECTIVES ON WIA
This 21-page Policy Brief reports on the February 18, 2010 CAAL Roundtable
discussion of WIA and the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act with 19
leaders of local programs and institutions identified by their peers as
providing exemplary "adult education for work" services within a particular
community or local labor market. The programs are located in 16 states
representing all regions of the U.S. This Brief contains important messages
for state policymakers as well as federal. [March 26, 2010]
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