Montana LINCS Update

6/17/13

Greetings from Montana LINCS

  

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Montana Information

1.     GEMS and Montana ABLE

Have you had a chance to take a look at the Montana ABLE information on OPI’s GEMS Data Warehouse site?  Do you know how to get there?

 

1.     Click http://www.opi.mt.gov/.

2.     Then look in the left-hand column and click on GEMS – Data Warehouse.

3.     Point to the I am interested in tab and click on Program & Course Offerings.

4.     Then click on Adult Basic and Education.

a.     Adult and Basic Education Students Served

b.     Adult and Basic Education Educational Gains

c.     Adult and Basic Education Educational Goals

 

Take a look at the state information and sort to look at your program information.

 

National Information

2.     Adult Career Pathways Webcasts Posted Online

Taken from Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center

The Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center (ACP-SC) Webcast Series focuses on key topics that support implementing high-quality Adult Career Pathway programs. Each webcast aligns with the release of a new ACP-SC online course on the same topic. All of the past webcasts are archived in full and in chapters below.

Building Strategic Partnerships for Adult Career Pathways

 

Building Strategic Partnerships

Watch a panel of experts discuss how to build strategic partnerships for Adult Career Pathways. Panelists include Mary Alice McCarthy, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education; Matthew Saldana, Principal, Long Beach School for Adults; and Anthony Iacono, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Indian River State College.

Click on the following links to view the webcast:

Archived Webcast: Full Video

Archived Webcast: Video Chapters

·        Part 1 - Welcome and Introductions

·        Part 2 - Federal Perspective on Strategic Partnerships

·        Part 3 - Online Course & Promising ACP Partnerships - ABE Program Perspective

·        Part 4 - Promising ACP Partnerships - Community College Perspective

·        Part 5 - Q&A Session - Live and via Twitter

·        Part 6 - Conclusion - Learn More and Continue the Discussion

Additional Resources:

·        Participate in the post-webcast online discussion by posting your questions and comments in the ACP Community Online Forum: Building Strategic Partnerships.

·        Further your learning and take the free online course, Building Strategic Partnerships

 

Developing Effective Bridge Programs

Watch a panel of experts discuss how to develop effective bridge programs for Adult Career Pathways. Panelists Christopher Coro, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Thomas DuBois, Director of New Initiatives, Instituto del Progreso Latino, and Donald McCoy, K-to-College STEM Education Consultant.

Click on the following links to view the webcast:

Archived Webcast: Full Video

Archived Webcast: Video Chapters

·        Part 1 - Welcome and Introductions

·        Part 2 - Remarks from the U.S. Department of Education

·        Part 3 - Perspectives from the Field of Adult Career Pathways

·        Part 4 - Perspectives from the Field of Adult Career Pathways (continued)

·        Part 5 - Q&A Session

·        Part 6 - Conclusion – Learn More and Continue the Discussion

Additional Resources:

·        Participate in the post-webcast online discussion by posting your questions and comments in the ACP Community Online Forum: Building Strategic Partnerships.

·        Further your learning and take the free online course, Developing Effective Bridge Programs.

 

Designing Contextualized Instruction

Watch Cheryl Keenan from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Hope Cotner, Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), and Carlynn Miller-Gore, Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning, share their perspectives, resources, experiences, and recommendations on designing contextualized instruction for Adult Career Pathways programs.

Click on the following links to view the webcast:

Archived Webcast: Full Video

Archived Webcast: Video Chapters

·        Part 1 - Welcome and Introductions

·        Part 2 - Remarks from Cheryl Keenan, OVAE

·        Part 3 - Remarks from Hope Cotner, CORD

·        Part 4 - Remarks from Carlynn Miller-Gore, Hubbs Center

·        Part 5 - Q&A Session

·        Part 6 - Conclusion – Learn More and Continue the Discussion

Additional Resources:

·        Participate in the post-webcast online discussion by posting your questions and comments in the ACP Community Online Forum: Designing Contextualized Instruction.

·        Further your learning and take the free online course, Designing Contextualized Instruction.

 

Integrating Career Planning and Counseling

Watch Cheryl Keenan from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Joanie Rethlake, State Director of Adult Education of Texas, and Jody Angelone, Northwest Ohio ABLE Resource Center, discuss research and best practices on how to incorporate career awareness, planning, and counseling at the program and classroom level.

Click on the following links to view the webcast:

Archived Webcast: Full Video

Archived Webcast: Video Chapters

·        Part 1 - Welcome and Introductions

·        Part 2 - Remarks from Cheryl Keenan, OVAE

·        Part 3 - Remarks from Joanie Rethlake, Texas LEARNS

·        Part 4 - Remarks from Jody Angelone, ABLE Resource Center

·        Part 5 - Q&A Session and Conclusion

Additional Resources:

·        Participate in the post-webcast online discussion by posting your questions and comments in the ACP Community Online Forum: Career Planning and Counseling.

·        Look for our next free online course, Career Planning and Counseling, coming soon!

 

Engaging Employers to Support Adult Career Pathways Programs

Watch Christopher Coro from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE); Kathryn Hund, Former Director of Workforce Education and Training at the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Department of Commerce; and Susan Hoyne, Instructional Dean, Shoreline Community College, Washington State will share their perspectives, experiences, best practices, resources, and recommendations on employer engagement in supporting Adult Career Pathways programs.

Click on the following links to view the webcast:

Archived Webcast: Full Video

Archived Webcast: Video Chapters

·        Part 1 - Welcome and Introductions

·        Part 2 - Remarks from Christopher, OVAE

·        Part 3 - Remarks from Kathryn Hund, Kansas Board of Regents

·        Part 4 - Remarks from Susan Hoyne, Shoreline Community College

·        Part 5 - Q&A Session Live and via Twitter

·        Part 6 - Conclusion Learn More and Continue the Discussion

Additional Resources:

·        Participate in the post-webcast online discussion by posting your questions and comments in the ACP Community Online Forum: Engaging Employers.

·        Look for our next free online course, Engaging Employers, coming soon!

·        Published in April, 2013, read the Issue Brief on Engaging Employers.

3.  PIACC Update

Taken from LINCS Community:  Formative Assessment

This third CAAL report on the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) provides four new information resources developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).  Findings from the PIAAC will be released on October 8th -- for the U.S. by the National Center for Education Statistics and internationally for all 24 participating countries by OECD.   

(1)  PIAAC: A New Strategy to Assess Adult Competencies and their Social and Economic Impact in the United States and Internationally (4 pp.) explains what PIAAC is and what it measures.  It also explains PIAAC's approach to assessment, including a section on how PIAAC can inform decision-making in the U.S.  A final section offers ideas on how PIAAC can help streamline instruction and training.

(2)  The U.S. PIAAC National Supplement and Prison Study discusses the nature of the national supplement in the U.S. to increase the sample size of key U.S. subgroups, and the U.S. Prison Study to be carried out in early 2014. 

(3)  Education and Skills Online Assessment: The Online Version of PIAAC.  This four-page document explains "E&S Online" in terms of how it works, who can take it, what it measures, and what information will be provided.

(4)  PIAAC  2012 - Publications and Data Tools.  This one-pager indicates the titles and release dates for 6 reports and data tools scheduled in late 2013, and a seventh data resource document scheduled for early 2014.

The documents listed above will eventually be posted on the AIR website.  To help AIR get the word out, CAAL is making them available as a single 10-page document from the CAAL website Our readers are encouraged to distribute the material as they wish to their own constituencies.  AIR will work with interested groups to arrange speakers or webinars for conferences and other meetings (for that purpose contact Timothy Werwath at twerwath@air.org).

As noted in the last issue of the CAAL E-News, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor are both planning activities to increase understanding and use of PIAAC data with their constituent groups.  The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) will issue policy recommendations to be available when PIAAC findings are released.  The National Coalition for Literacy (with funding from Dollar General Corporation) will coordinate their PIAAC activities with OVAE and carry out various outreach and stakeholder meetings of their own.

4.  Standards Webinar:  Schedule of Events Added

Taken from LINCS Community

Event details

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 (All day) - Friday, June 28, 2013 (All day)

Location: Webinar and Guest Discussion

Kick Off Summer with a Free Webinar and Guest Discussion on Kentucky’s Standards Resources!

During the week of June 24th, the LINCS Community will host a guest discussion and webinar with Gayle Box and Joyce Bullock of Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE). Kentucky has been at the forefront of standards-based instruction and has recently completed the second year of a three-year professional development (PD) model for standards-based instruction focusing on the KYAE Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

As associates in KYAE’s Strategic Initiatives, Gayle and Joyce, along with KYAE instructors and administrators, will guide members through the PD materials and resources found at http://www.kyae.ky.gov/educators/CCSPD.htm and share how these materials can be adapted for use by other states. An introductory webinar on Monday, June 24th (2:00-3:00 PM ET) will be followed by four days of guided discussion in the community. To register for the introductory webinar, use this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=myfqxziab&oeidk=a07e7m55vab93829559

Please note: you cannot register simply by posting a comment in the community or on this announcement; you must use the above link. Instructions on how to access the webinar will be provided in your registration confirmation email. All attendees must register.

The event will feature the following resources: Kentucky Professional Development Resources; Kentucky Common Core Standards; and Standards-In-Action.

LINCS subject matter expert Meryl Becker-Prezocki will serve as the host of the discussion and present the discussion questions.

Stay tuned for additional details, including a schedule for the week.

Activity Schedule - Week of June 24th

Monday, June 24 (2:00-3:00 PM ET): Webinar Introduction of the KYAE Common Core Standards and explore the KYAE Common Core Standards Professional Development Materials

Tuesday, June 25: Getting Started with Professional Development for Standards-Based Adult Education

Wednesday, June 26: Ask a Standards-In-Action Teacher Day

Thursday, June 27: Ask a Standards-In-Action Program Administrator Day

Friday, June 28: Open Discussion

5.  Technology:  Using Pinterest Continued

Taken from LINCS Community:  Technology and Learning

1.     Do you know much about Pinterest?  Check out Nell Eckersly’s PowerPoint from COABE.

The PowerPoint is available on the COABE Repository at http://www.coabe.org/html/resourcerepository.html#pinterest  

2.      iPathways Pinterest

Here is the i-Pathways Pinterest site. http://pinterest.com/ipathways/

 

3.     The Florida Literacy Coalition uses Pinterest to target tutors and literacy practitioners seeking more resources to use in their teaching. FLC has boards on Health Literacy, Tutor Tips, Financial Literacy, Learning Disabilities, etc., and they're updated regularly. A good way to start is to search for existing boards and users that post content you're seeking. It's a good idea to see what they're posting and which boards they're posting to. This can help you get a feel of the kind of content you might want to share.

If you'd like to follow FLC, here is our account: http://pinterest.com/floridaliteracy/

6.  Technology:  Using Pinterest for iPad App Recommendations

Taken from LINCS Community:  Technology and Learning

Nell Eckersly has started a board on Pinterest for iPad Apps.

I've started aboard  for iPad apps useful for adult education and I would love to collaborate so if you would like to join that board let me know and I'll add you as a collaborator. http://pinterest.com/nelightful/ipad-apps-for-adult-ed/

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Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101

norenehp@bresnan.net