January 2014: College and Career Standards Group Snapshot: Join the Conversations!

January: College and Career Standards Group Snapshot: Join the Conversations!


Happy New Year to the College and Career Standards group members! We hope that the holidays were restful and relaxing, and a time for reflection and personal and professional goal setting for the new year. The LINCS Community Team is looking forward to the rich discussion around standards implementation in states and programs across the country this year. We know you are all doing great work and look forward to more learning and sharing among group members in 2014.

If you haven’t done so already, jump back into the group by introducing yourself to others in the group welcome thread: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/welcome-and-please-introduce-yourself-0.

New and Ongoing Discussions


Group Bulletin

There are no new group bulletins. Have an announcement to share with other group members? Post to the Bulletin tab! https://community.lincs.ed.gov/node/257/content/bulletins


LINCS Announcements

  • CCR Standards Institute: Save the Date: The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for adult education staff at both the state and local levels to receive hands-on training at the upcoming College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education: Implementation Institute. To find out more about these two-day institutes, visit: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/notice/ccr-standards-institute-save-date
  • Why Skills Matter in Your Community: On November 20, 2013, OVAE launched an engagement process that will result in a National Action Plan for improving the skills of low-skilled adults, a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s response to the U.S. performance on the PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills. Find out more about the tools available for you to coordinate a regional or local roundtable on the topic of adult skills here: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/notice/why-skills-matter-your-community
  • LINCS is Counting Down to 2014! LINCS counted down to the new year by highlighted a LINCS resource every week day in December on social media: Twitter (@LINCS_ED) and LinkedIn (LINCS_ED group). In case you missed it, here is the complete list of resources highlighted: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/notice/lincs-counting-down-2014



New to the College and Career Standards group? Introduce yourself here! https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/welcome-and-please-introduce-yourself-0

See you in the College and Career Standards group!

The LINCS Community Team