Montana LINCS Update

12/20/13

Greetings from Montana LINCS

  

Problems with the links in the email?

Go to the Email Archives in the upper left-hand corner on the home page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm

 

Happy Holidays! 

More MTLINCS to come in 2014!

  

Montana Information

1.    HiSET Blast

HiSET Survey

 

HiSET Wants to Hear from You!

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. The information you share will enable us to provide you with what you need to make your job easier and to make your interactions with potential test takers as simple as possible.

 

New Postings

 

*** Please Note:  HiSET Essay – persuasive only!

 

New Resources:  Time to Share

 

As Montana begins its new venture with HiSET, ABLE programs are reviewing and searching for possible resources for the HiSET.  If you have any resources you would like to share, please send them to MTLINCS.  The resources will then be posted on the HiSET Resource page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/HiSET/hiset_resources.htm

 

·       Writing Rubric:  http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/HiSET/Writing_Rubric.pdf

·       Calculator for HiSET:  http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/HiSET/calculator.pdf

·       How HiSET Scores Relate to GED Scores:  http://hiset.ets.org/s/pdf/scores_crosswalk.pdf

·       Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the HiSET:  http://hiset.ets.org/s/pdf/cognitive_complexity.pdf

·       Montana Voucher:  http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/HiSET/MT_Voucher_Workaround_Process_Final.pdf

 

HiSET Resources:  http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/HiSET/hiset_resources.htm

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HiSET Registration Portal Now Open  

 

HiSET website:  http://hiset.ets.org/

 

2.    MT ABLE Shoptalk

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/shoptalk12-17-13.pdf to access ShopTalk Summary and topics. 

·       Math Institute

·       Technology Community of Practice (COP)

·       Work Plans

·       Final Federal Budget Report

·       WIA Reauthorization

·       PEPTalk Reboot

·       Distance Learning

·       Directors’ Meeting

·       TABE

·       ESOL

·       NRS

·       College!NOW Survey

·       HiSET

3.  Montana Technology Community of Practice (COP)

 

COP begins January 13!  If you had expressed interest in joining, you would have received an introductory email.  Please create an account on LINCS by January 6. 

On January 13, we are excited to bring you Montana’s very own COP:  Montana Technology in the Classroom. During this six week session, you will be exposed to a variety of technology tools as they relate to Montana ABLE Reading Standards.  Participants will have the opportunity to share implementation ideas with colleagues.

Montana COP will be facilitated by Tim Ponder, Assistant Director of Ohio Literacy Resource Center.  If you are still interested in participating in COP, please contact Margaret Bowles.

 

4.  MTLINCS Research 2013-2014:  Improving Adult Literacy Instruction – Options for Practice and Research

 

Review Research Postings!

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/research/able_research_2012-2013literacy.htm  to access 2013-2014 research postings from Improving Adult Literacy Instruction.  Click here to email questions or comments.  

 

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!

 

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

norenehp@bresnan.net