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Defining Reading

The following "brief," included in our LINCS Resource Collection, was published by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education in 2012, and was, thankfully, licensed as an open resource. So help yourself to the findings. 

Language Dives: English Learners in ABE Classes

Hello colleagues, Like many of you, I am interested in ways to support English learners who have academic goals to transition to ABE and HSE classes. I strongly believe these learners benefit from having the opportunity to interact with other students who speak English fluently. Last week, I presented a LINCS workshop at the New Jersey adult education conference--with wonderfully dedicated teachers, by the way!-- on teaching vocabulary to English learners in ABE, so this issue is fresh on my mind.

Video: South Dakota offers options for Math Options

Watch this video:

  • What are your initial thoughts?
  • Is this something that other states should consider?
  • Are we helping or hindering mathematical learning?

I am interested in your thoughts.  In Kansas, College Algebra is the gateway to all Bachelor's Degrees for all regent schools.


ESL Pro Study Circles Webinar

Thanks so much for joining today's webinar on using the ESL Pro Study Circles, which are available on LINCS here:

Please use this thread to ask any questions of myself or Susan Finn Miller. You can also share your take-aways from the webinar. Or, if you have used the study circles, we'd love to hear about it! I'll also share the link to the recording here once it is available.

Thank you!

May's Interactive Resource Review: CTE on the Frontier: Series of Four Briefs by Advance CTE

Hello from Advance CTE!

Advance CTE is a national non-profit organization that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Advance CTE was formerly known as the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc). We support visionary state leadership and cultivate best practices to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.

Digital Tool Belts, Tool Benches and Tool Sheds

Integrating Technology Colleagues

One way members of Integrating Technology, and perhaps other LINCS groups, could help each other is by sharing links to their "digital tool belts", "digital tool benches" and perhaps their "digital tool sheds". These personally curated digital tools and resources that help you as an adult basic skills (including ESL/ESOL) teacher or administrator may be useful to others.  Please share a link to yours by replying to this post.

National GED Grad Day Celebration Returns on May 16

GED preparation and test programs across the country will participate in a national celebration of GED graduates on May 16. This virtual event celebrates GED graduates and all of their personal and professional accomplishments, while motivating others to pursue a GED credential.

Grad Day 2018

WEBINAR: Workforce Preparation Activities Online Courses

LINCS is launching two online courses that introduce workforce preparation activities, as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and provide strategies and resources for conducting workforce preparation activities in adult education classrooms. Join this session to learn strategies and tips for supporting teachers as they engage, in a cohort or individually, through the two self-paced online courses. The first online course is currently available in the LINCS Learning Portal. The second course will be released this summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

WEBINAR: Explicit Instruction in Adult Education

Learn how to deliver this virtually facilitated online course. This course was added to the LINCS catalog in 2017, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about explicit instruction strategies for all students and for students with disabilities.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

WEBINAR: Learn how to use the ESL Pro Study Circles!

LINCS has developed three study circles that any trainer, professional developer, or instructional leader can use to guide a cohort of teachers through the use of ESL Pro materials in their classrooms. The study circle materials, including a Facilitator’s Guide and participant materials, are available on LINCS. Learn tips and strategies for leading study circles in each of the ESL Pro topic areas: digital literacy, career pathways, and rigor!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


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