Montana LINCS Update
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1. Montana ABLE ShopTalk
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/shoptalk3-15-11.pdf to view a summary of the March 15 ShopTalk.
2. GED Update: A New Partnership - Enhanced GED Testing Program Will Validate Career- and College-Readiness
Click here http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Releases2&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=40286 to read more about the new GED partnership.
ACE and Pearson Collaborate to Transform GED Test, Aligned with Common Core State Standards, Based on GED 21st Century Initiative
Washington, DC (March 15, 2011)—The American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearson today announced the creation of a ground-breaking new business that will drive the future direction, design, and delivery of the GED® testing program. Building on the goals of the GED 21st Century Initiative, the two partners will combine their collective expertise and resources to develop a new GED Test aligned with Common Core State Standards that will assure colleges, universities and prospective employers that adults who have passed the GED Tests are prepared to compete and succeed in a global economy ...
3. National Career Awareness Project
Click here http://lincs.ed.gov/pd/NCA for an overview of the National Career Awareness Project. Interested Montana ABLE programs should contact Montana Adult Education Director Margaret Bowles for more information.
4. Montana ABLE Training: BEST+ and TABE – Registration Deadline April 1
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiableupdates.htm to view information about BEST+ and TABE training for MT ABLE programs.
5. Montana ABLE ESOL Conference – Registration Deadline April 1
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiableupdates.htm to view information about the 2011 ESOL Conference for MT ABLE programs.
6. Montana ABLE ESOL Study Circle Update
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/Studycircle/montana_esol_study_circle.htm for recommended reading for the 1/24 conference call.
7. Montana ABLE Facts and Statistics: Continue to be informed and inform others!
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/facts2.htm to view current facts and statistics about Montana ABLE. Information to meet your needs is offered in a variety of formats: lists, pictures, etc. The Facts and Statistics link is always on the MTLINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/ . Just look on the left-hand side under About Literacy!
8. MAACE: What Are Your Montana Colleagues Doing?
Click here https://sites.google.com/site/montanamaace/home to check out what your Montana colleagues have been doing.
The MAACE link is always on the MTLINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/ . Just look below the star and click on Montana Association for Adult and Community Education - MAACE.
9. LINCS: Discussion List Archives
Click here http://lincs.ed.gov/lincs/discussions/list_archives.html to access all National LINCS Discussion Archives.
10. Numeracy Discussion: Number Sense in Adult Learners
There will be a discussion on the Math and Numeracy Discussion list during the week of March 21 – 25. The topic is "Number Sense in Adult Learners” with Dorothea Steinke as the guest facilitator. The following is an overview of the discussion, a biography of the guest facilitator and a suggestion for pre-discussion reading.
Number Sense in Adult Learners
What is number sense and how do we cultivate that in adult learners? This discussion will focus on number sense and looking at strategies for developing this fundamental math concept in adults. It is expected that at the end of this discussion, list subscribers will have new processes for helping adults develop an awareness of number sense.
Dorothea Steinke is an ABE/GED math teacher with a BA in education. She has been researching and teaching the Part-Whole concept in math since 1993. An article about her approach to adult math was published in the on-line adult education journal Focus on Basics in May 2008. She currently teaches GED math and developmental-level math at Front Range Community College, Westminster. She recently completed a Student Learning Research Project on number sense in developmental math classes at her campus.
Subscribe at http://lincs.ed.gov/mailman/listinfo/numeracy/ .
11. Technology: Technology Counts 2011
Taken from LINCS Technology Discussion List
Click here http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/10868007:13270288136:m:1:535613125:5F5E9D99F87078A61956F94011D5CEEB to access a newly released report on using digital learning in K-12 to allow for individualization of content.
12. Technology: Cellphone Curriculum 2.0 – New Learning Tools for Adult Education
Taken from LINCS Technology Discussion List
Click here http://www.otan.us/tdlsymposium/index.cfm?fuseaction=materials to access information about using cell phone technology to supplement classroom instruction.
Scroll down to session 16 by Sean Abajian. You can download the handout and even watch a video of the session. He has created quizzes and vocabulary activities for regular phones, not smart phones, for ESL students.
Sean Abajian also writes: You can see a 2 min video on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/edtechsean
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