Please see below for the LINCS Community events for the week of 02/05/2024:
Guest-Hosted Discussion: Ensuring A Thriving Technology Environment for Everyone
Description: Technology impacts how we learn and work. Join us throughout February, as we examine strategies to build digital skills in employees and develop effective and meaningful technology integration that benefits adult learners. We will explore tools and resources together that can be easily integrated into program offerings to increase outcomes and transition adult learners to higher education or the workforce. You will leave this discussion with all the available tools needed to create your own program roadmap.
Presenter: Kathy Tracey, LINCS Program Management Group Moderator
Date/Time: Monday, February 5, 2024 – Thursday, February 29, 2024
LINCS Community Group: Program Management
A LINCS account is required to participate in the LINCS discussion: Ensuring A Thriving Technology Environment for Everyone.
Live Session: A Civics Preview for 2024
Description: What challenges and opportunities do you look forward to in the area of civics education, citizenship preparation, and immigrant education? Join the discussion as we look ahead to 2024 and beyond.
Presenter: Jennifer Gagliardi, LINCS Community Civics Education and Citizenship Group Moderator
Date/Time: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 3:00 PM ET (live session)
LINCS Community Group: Civics Education and Citizenship
Online registration is required to participate in the LINCS Event for A Civics Preview for 2024.
Please see below for the LINCS Community events for the week of 02/12/2024:
Live Session: Retention Strategies for Classroom Instructors
Description: Are you passionate about adult education and looking for ways to increase student retention in your classroom? Join us in this engaging and informative session, led by two renowned experts in the field of adult education from Western Illinois University, Anita Kerr, Language Arts Resource Specialist, and Amber Fornaciari, Math Resource Specialist. Our presenters will share their extensive knowledge and practical strategies for enhancing student retention in adult education settings. Whether you're an experienced educator or just starting your teaching journey, this webinar is packed with insights that can transform your classroom and make a lasting impact on your students.
Presenter: Anita Kerr, Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center; Amber Fornaciari, Lincoln Land Community College
Date/Time: Monday, February 12, 2024, 12:00 PM ET (live session)
LINCS Community Group: Teaching and Learning
Online registration is required to participate in the LINCS Event for Retention Strategies for Classroom Instructors.
Live Session: Get Them Writing Everyday: Simple Strategies for Bringing More and Better Writing into Your ABE Classroom
Description: We all want our adult education students to write but finding class time to do this can be challenging. Join our guest presenters from Hamline University, Stephanie Sommers, Adult Education Instructor, and Kristine Kelly, Literacy and English Language Arts Coordinator as they share concrete ways to bring writing instruction in your ABE classroom and ways to leverage technology in writing instruction.
Presenter: Stephanie Sommers, Adult Education Instructor, Hamline University, and Kristine Kelly, ATLAS Literacy Coordinator, Hamline University
Date/Time: Monday, February 12, 2024, 3:00 PM ET (live session)
Online registration is required to participate in the LINCS Event for Get Them Writing Everyday: Simple Strategies for Bringing More and Better Writing into Your ABE Classroom.
Live Session: Picture Perfect! Mastering Visual Literacy in Adult Education
Description: In today’s digital age, visual literacy is a critical skill for students to navigate and communicate effectively. Join us this month to explore the fundamental concepts of visual literacy and discover how it can be integrated seamlessly into various subjects and levels. Expand your teaching toolkit and empower your students to become visually literate thinkers and communicators.
Presenter: Lizelena Iglesias, LINCS Science Group Moderator
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 3:00 PM ET (live session)
LINCS Community Group: Science
Online registration is required to participate in the LINCS Event for Picture Perfect! Mastering Visual Literacy in Adult Education.
Live Session: Making Math Matter
Description: Many adult learners struggle to learn math. LINCS offers a new, online Universal Design for Learning (UDL) module – Making Math Matter. Join us to take a deep dive into this UDL course with our guest presenters Donald Walker, Career and Technical Education Trainer at the Center for Applied Special Technology, and Carl Trank, Professor of Mathematics at Rock Valley College. You will leave this session ready to use UDL to increase access to math learning for adult students.
Presenter: Donald Walker, Center for Applied Special Technology; Carl Trank, Professor of Mathematics Rock Valley Community College
Date/Time: Friday, February 16, 2024, 12:00 PM ET (live session)
Online registration is required to participate in the LINCS Event for Making Math Matter.
*Please note: LINCS moderator-led events are not recorded, so we encourage you to participate in them as they happen. Certificates are provided for attending live LINCS events.