Montana LINCS Update
Greetings from Montana LINCS
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Hallelujah! November 2010 has five Mondays! And we love Five Mondays, right? Yep, it is time to review MTLINCS. Donít worry Ė new information will be coming your way soon. In the meantime, enjoy some leftovers!
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. Montana ABLE is the center of all activity with Data surrounding it. STAR points will lead you to links to all of the state initiatives for the past three years.
Montana ABLE http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiable.htm
Montana ABLE will give you access to Montana OPI with links to Data, Faces of ABLE, Shop Talk summaries, Student Highlights, Policies and Procedures, Updates from Montana ABLE, etc.
Data encompasses and strengthens MTABLE and its initiatives. Resources http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/data/data_resources.htm have been posted to help Montana ABLE practitioners to become more reflective. Programs have been working on Program Action Plans based upon data provided by MABLE, Montana ABLEís data system. Those Program Action Plans will be posted soon.
Distance Learning/Research-based Instruction http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/RI/riindex.htm
Research for 2010-2011 will soon be covering Data.
Research for 2009-2010 was based on Distance Learning.
Research for 2008-2009 was based on Reading is the Bridge.
Content Standards http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/csindex.htm
The Content Standards team created both the Montana ABLE Content Standards and ESOL Standards with links to activities.
The Content Standards team has morphed into Standards in Action. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/MT_SIA.htm
Fall 2010: Montana ESOL Study Circle has met online twice this year!
Spring 2010: Montana hosted its Second ESOL Conference.
Spring 2009: Montana hosted its First ESOL Conference.
Leadership Academy http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/LA/laindex.htm
Spring 2010: Four of your Montana ABLE colleagues completed their Program Manager Certification via the Montana Leadership Academy facilitated by Lennox McLendon.
4. Content Area Websites, Reading is the Bridge, and Montana Pilot Project
Over the past years MTLINCS has provided links to several resources provided by Montana ABLE staff. The tradition continues with the new Content Area Websites.
Content Area Websites http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/content/content_index.htm
Reading is the Bridge http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/reading/rbindex.htm
Montana Pilot Project http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/pilotproject/pphome.htm
5. Other Items
MTLINCS users can find several other useful links.
∑ Whatís New http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/WhatsN.htm
∑ Calendar http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Calendar.htm
∑ Programs and Activities http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/program.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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