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Deeper Learning Through Questioning (Math)

Many LINCS members have taken and benefited greatly from the course, "Deeper Learning Through Questioning."   The basic activities in that course investigate the following ideas:

High Ceiling math problems

If you are like me, you are always looking for problems that cause our learners to think beyond just the process of doing mathematics.  I call these problems high ceiling problems because they engage the learner in thinking.  Recently, I have been drawn to Dr. Jo Boaler's website:  https://bit.ly/2PERubA, where she has been posting all levels of mathematics each week.

I like this video:  https://vimeo.com/224719652

November LINCS Highlights Resource for both Math and Science

Hello all,

I was looking at the LINCS Resource Collection and I found this wonderful lesson bank of resources for Math and Science (and a few other subjects, too).  I thought I would highlight it since I know several of the community members are teachers.  It is the KYAE Skills U Lesson Bank, I have a picture below on how you can search for lessons for both Math and Science.  If you have other LINCS Resources that you use a lot please share.

What is the loneliness epidemic?

Colleagues, 

Recently, many health experts have been researching and discussing what they are calling the loneliness epidemic. From the NPR article, "Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily lives and sense of well-being."

"App to Speed" learning circles for low-literate adults and English language learners

English Language, Integrating Technology, Reading and Writing, and Program Management group colleagues,

Call for Proposals for the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

Calling all health literacy professionals, educators, researchers and enthusiasts! We invite you to submit a proposal for a breakout session and/or poster presentation for the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit. This year’s theme is “A sharper view through the lens of health literacy”.

Sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy, this every-other-year event is going to be on April 2-3, 2019, at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.

Can an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? Powerful Essay from Reginald Dwayne Betts

Colleagues, 
I invite you to read Reginald Dwayne Bett's powerful essay, Can an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney: While the essay provides a window into the experiences of individuals during post release and the difficulties they encounter with entering training and higher education.

Balancing direct instruction and group work

Hello colleagues, In a recent blog, Lisa Westman references educational researcher, John Hattie, who has noted "that direct instruction done correctly has a greater impact on student learning than group work done incorrectly. Direct instruction is effective when the teacher instructs in short segments, with frequent checks for understanding and opportunities for students to process, practice, and receive feedback." Westman goes on to discuss ways to balance direct instruction and group work.

WorkforceGPS: Healthcare and Green Energy in Native Communities

National American Indian Heritage Month begins today, November 1st. As a tribute to the rich history and culture of Native Americans, Workforce GPS is highlighting two resources that showcase job training programs across tribal communities in North Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Alaska. These resources document the need for culturally sensitive and customized strategies to meet the needs of Native students through supportive services and industry-recognized certificates and degrees. 

Nov. 13 | Using Writing Test Prompts to Develop Academic Writing (Webinar)

When instructors approach test preparation with broader learning goals, they can help learners build their writing skills for a range of academic and professional purposes.

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