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!



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. Donít 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.  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

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  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

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

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  


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

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

Reading is the Bridge

Montana Pilot Project 

5.   Other Items

MTLINCS users can find several other useful links.

       Whatís New


       Programs and Activities

       MTLINCS Statistics

       Montana ABLE Statistics


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