Montana LINCS Update
Greetings from Montana LINCS
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Go to the Email Archives in the upper left-hand corner on the home page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm
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MTLINCS To Do List (In a constantly changing world, some things just do not change! To do lists still exist!)
· Wish all a Happy New Year – just did! þ
· Review MTLINCS – done throughout the fall of 2011 via the highlighting of specific portions of MTLINCS and also done in this email via the overall review of MTLINCS þ
· Archive 2011 MTLINCS What’s New – done and posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/wnarchives.htm ! þ
· Compile 2011 Stats – done and posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Contact.htm
· Hit the ground walking – done - time to enjoy life along the way! þ
Montana ABLE Information
1. MTLINCS Showcase
What Montana activities have been showcased on MTLINCS since 2004? Check out MTLINCS Showcase.
Click on Showcase which is located at the top left-hand column under State News and Events on the MTLINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm. You will find activities such as Data, ESL, Distance Learning, Content Standards, Reading, etc.
Can’t find what you are looking for? Send a message to MTLINCS at email@example.com .
2. Montana ABLE Learning to Achieve Online Assignment
Just a reminder to complete the L2A online module assignment - deadline is 1/18/11.
Click here to access Online Module Directions posted on the L2A Resource page.
3. MTLINCS Big Picture Review
Some folks do better with a big picture review. So here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Do you need 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.
B. 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
C. 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.
Montana ABLE http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiable.htm
Montana ABLE will give you access to Montana OPI with links to Policies and Procedures, Program and Student Highlights, Faces of ABLE, Shop Talk summaries, Research, Updates from Montana ABLE, etc.
Data encompasses and strengthens MTABLE and its initiatives. A summary of MTLINCS stats indicates that there has been a marked interest in data during 2011.
Standards in Action http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/SIA/sia_index.htm
Standards in Action morphed from the Content Standards link. The Technical Assistance Team is now touring the state to provide training in the math content area.
Distance Learning/Research-based Instruction http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/DL/dlindex.htm
Distance Learning via the use of SkillsTutor still continues in Montana for several programs.
Learning to Achieve http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/L2A/l2a_index.htm
Learning to Achieve regional trainings were held throughout the state. L2A training provides practical intervention strategies for working with students with learning disabilities. A major theme in research is that effective interventions for this heterogeneous group are appropriate for all individuals who struggle with learning. Continued strategies will be posted throughout the spring of 2012.
Career Pathways http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CP/cp_index.htm
Career Pathways is a focus on the national scene and is rapidly becoming a central theme for Montana ABLE. Several resources have been already posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CP/cp_resource.htm .
During the spring of 2011, Montana hosted its Third ESOL Conference. Two significant outcomes of that conference were the creation of the ESL Professional Wiki and the ESL Student Blog which will be implemented in more depth in 2012.
D. 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
E. Other Items
MTLINCS users can find several other useful links.
· What’s 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
· Showcase http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Showcase.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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