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What Are Your Favorite Writing Teaching/Learning Topics ?

When you think of teaching writing what topics do you like to teach the most or want to learn more about?  Select one and add others in the New Comment area below.

Using conversation to assess learning

Hello colleagues, We hear a lot about the importance of formative assessment, which is sometimes referred to as assessment FOR learning. In fact, formative assessment is something excellent teachers do almost instinctually. We are always paying attention to learners and checking on how well they understand. We do this through questioning the whole class as well as questioning and listening to students one-on-one. 

Webinar Friday, Dec. 7 at 1:00 PM ET -- "Writing as a Basis for Reading and So Much More" with Dr. Rebeca Fernandez

 Please join the LINCS Community on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00pm ET for “Writing as a Basis for Reading and so Much More.” This important webinar is the third in the Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners series, but all can attend.

Workplace Health--Cleaning Solutions

Has anyone come across good resources to use with low-level English learners about health and workplace cleaning solutions (bleach, etc.)? Quite a few of my students working in the cleaning field--(primarily hotel and nursing home housekeepers and home housecleaning) and some have developed health problems related to this work. The health problems include respiratory symptoms, skin irritation, and vision problems.

Contextualized Grammar Instruction

Would you like to participate in a discussion that shares ideas and resources related to learning grammar within occupational contexts?

National Skills Coalition: Broadening the Apprenticeship Pipeline

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning are important tools for helping workers acquire skills employers need. To reach the most workers and businesses, more work needs to be done to diversify the apprenticeship pipeline to include more women, low-wage workers, and parents of young children.

National Skills Coalition: Counting Apprenticeship Completions

  • Date: 
    Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Apprenticeship is a proven strategy for preparing a diverse array of people to succeed in the workforce. Accordingly, many states are turning to apprenticeships to prepare a skilled workforce. In order to understand whether they are succeeding, states must collect data about apprenticeships.

Making Apprenticeships Count: A Survey by the Numbers

The Workforce Data Quality Campaign and National Skills Coalition recently released a white paper titled, Counting Registered Apprenticeship Completions. The paper sets the stage by outlining the recent federal investment in apprenticeships.

Would you be interested in joining a small group to discuss this resource: "Effective Ways of Teaching Complex Expression in Writing"?

Hello colleagues, Would you be interested in participating in a small-group to discuss this resource on teaching writing, "Effective Ways of Teaching Complex Expression in Writing"? Simply select Yes, No, or Other. If you select Other, open a comment in this section and share an additional idea.

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