Montana LINCS Update
Greetings from Montana LINCS
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Faces of Montana ABLE EQ 2013
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/EQ/13-14/facesEQ2013.pdf to see some familiar faces at EQ 2013!
Attention Directors! Please contact Annette Miller to set up admin accounts for MCIS.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the technology follow-up with Tim Ponder.
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/EQ/13-14/2013_MAACE_OPI_SusanPimentel_program.pdf for more information about MAACE at MEA.
Dr. Susan Pimentel is the reading/literacy expert for the Adult Ed Common Core Standards. This interactive session is targeted to examine the major shifts in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how they could be valuable for preparing adult students for college and careers. Susan will lead you through evidence based activities to help you create a framework in which you participate in a self-guided, standards-setting process.
Click here http://www.lsal.pdx.edu/index.html to access the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning.
Lifelong learning is critical for adults to be engaged citizens, active members of the labor force, healthy, and informed consumers. Adults with limited formal education, who left high school for whatever reason, are most in need of opportunity and encouragement for continued learning. However, the field of adult education has been limited by a lack of research about literacy development during adulthood and lifelong learning in this population. The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning project is breaking new ground by addressing key questions about the literacy development, learning and life experiences of low-education adults over time.
Have you received the recent communication from HiSET? If not, click here to register for updates.
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/HiSET/hiset_resources.htm to access HiSET Resources.
Here are some important items to note:
Comprehensive in Scope
Candidates will be tested in five core areas:
· Language Arts–Reading
· Language Arts–Writing
· Social Studies
Test content will be aligned with current practice in all states, and test takers can use existing prep courses and materials to prepare for the HiSET exam. Candidates will be given scores in all core areas, as well as a total score.
November 1, 2013
· Online HiSET store opens for ordering materials
· Test-taker registration opens
January 2, 2014
· HiSET testing begins
LINCS is adding the opportunity for professional development for its members in the form of a series of optional online courses developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s initiative Designing Instruction for Career Pathways. These online courses are self-paced, freely available, and accessible 24 hours a day through the LINCS Learning Portal. (Please note: Individuals will need to create a separate login and password to access the online courses housed in the LINCS Learning Portal.) The courses will enable users to work at their own pace, at a time that is most convenient to them. The new LINCS Learning Portal offers adult educators free online professional development courses from a variety of OVAE initiatives. Join today at: https://courses.lincs.ed.gov.
Click here https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/welcome-reading-and-writing to access the Reading/Writing Discussion Group on LINCS.
This discussion group may be a great resource for those of you who participated in the Montana Educational Quality 2013 sectional on the Montana Reading Standards.
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Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101