Adult Charter Schools Discussion Begins Monday, Nov. 2nd, in Program Management CoP
Submitted by David J. Rosen on October 26, 2015 - 10:31am
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The LINCS Program Management Community of Practice will host a week-long panel discussion on adult charter schools from Monday, November 2nd through Friday, November 6th. A relatively new, but steadily growing trend in over ten states and the District of Columbia, we now have nearly 100 adult public charter schools in the U.S. Panelists include experienced adult charter school managers who will describe the opportunities and challenges in creating and operating adult charter schools. Participants will learn more about what charter schools are, what an adult charter school looks like, what opportunities they present, and challenges they create for program administrators, teachers and adult learners. For example, becoming an adult charter school might ensure a stable source of funding, or offer a solid alternative to high school equivalency diplomas with an approved high school diploma. This is an important opportunity for innovative program directors, who are seeking new opportunities for their adult secondary education skills programs.
Here are the topics, day-by-day
Monday November 2nd we will begin with Introductions of the Panelists
Tuesday, November 3rd , Opportunities and Challenges in Becoming an Adult Charter school.
Wednesday, November 4th, Teacher Professional Development.
Thursday, November 5th, Career Pathways.
Friday, November 6th, Assessment and Evaluation.
To participate: if you are not already a member, join the Program Management Community of Practice. I look forward to seeing your questions and comments in this discussion! If you know colleagues who may be interested in joining LINCS for this discussion, please forward the instructions for joining and posting messages below.
David J. Rosen
Moderator, Program Management Community of Practice
Joining the LINCS Community and Groups
- If you are not a member of the LINCS Community, visit: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/ to create an account. If you are already a member, skip this section.
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Replying to a posted message
Tip: Participating in LINCS community discussions is easier if you set up your browser to automatically log in to LINCS. Typically when you register, your browser asks if you want to remember the ID and password. Agree to that. Then (at least in the Firefox or Safari browsers) when you type the first letter of your ID it suggests your whole ID and, when you accept that, it automatically enters your password.
1. To reply to a message, it is best to log in to the LINCS group webpage so that you can see the discussion context in which the message was posted.
2A. Then, starting from the posted message in your email, note the light grey line at the top of the message beginning with “Home” and ending with “Add new comment”. Before “Add new comment” is the name of the discussion thread in which it appears. Select that.
2A.1 Then select “Leave Page”. You will now see the whole discussion beginning with the first post at the top.
2A.2 Scroll down to find the message you want to reply to, read any messages before it that provide the context, then in that message select “reply”.
2B. Noting the name of the group in which the post appeared,and the title of the discussion, on a LINCS Community page (e.g. https://community.lincs.ed.gov/), under the dark blue menu at the top of the page, select “Groups”
2B.1 Select the group in which the message you want to reply to appears.
2B.2 Select the “Discussions” tab
2B.3 Find and select the discussion in which the message was posted. You will be taken to the beginning of the discussion thread.
2B.4 Scroll down, reading as much as you wish. When you reach the post you wanted to reply to, at the end of the post, select “reply”.
3. Once you see the comment box:
- Type in the subject header. I recommend repeating the title of the post you are responding to, possibly followed by a colon, and then a word or two indicating the theme of your post.
- Keyboard/type (or paste in) your comment.
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