Discussion: Fresh Idea for Teaching The Declaration of Independence

Hello colleagues, Many teachers use the Jigsaw cooperative learning activity as a teaching strategy. For those who may be unfamiliar with the technique, here's are the steps. To implement a Jigsaw activity, the teacher selects a text and divides it into sections. Each part is assigned to different small groups. Individuals in each group become expert on their assigned part of the text. They then teach their part to the other students in class. The result is that everyone learns about the whole text, but in a highly interactive way.

Event: State Policies Impacting CTE: 2017 Year in Review

The national profile of Career Technical Education (CTE) continued to grow in 2017, with nearly every state adopting new policies related to CTE and career readiness. From redesigning accountability systems to expanding apprenticeship opportunities, state leaders are working to connect learners at all levels with seamless pathways to meaningful careers.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Online webinar

Discussion: LINCS Virtual Conference Repost

Did you miss the previous announcement? It’s not too late! LINCS is looking for proposals from Community members and adult education stakeholders that want to share their expertise, tips, best practices, and strategies with adult education professionals nationwide.

Notice: Hurry! Sign-up for LINCS Virtual Conference

Did you miss the previous announcement? It’s not too late! LINCS is looking for proposals from Community members and adult education stakeholders that want to share their expertise, tips, best practices, and strategies with adult education professionals nationwide.

Discussion: Please Don't Eat Laundry Pods and Other Useful Information

Friends, 

Last Friday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) tweeted a very simple statement: Please don’t eat laundry pods.

Discussion: Vocabulary Learning Online

Hello colleagues, Have you and learners in your class used Quizlet to study vocabulary? If so, please tell us how you are using this site. Do you create vocabulary lists? Do students create their own lists? How do you determine which words to include in your lists? Do you use ready-made lists on the site? Do you use the Quizlet live feature, which engages the class in real time, competitive vocabulary games? If so, how has that worked for you?

Are there other sites you and the learners in your class have found useful for learning vocabulary?

Notice: Today! Grammar for Writing: You don’t have to be an expert

ESL teachers! Today is the day! Join members of the LINCS Community English Language Acquisition Group for an enlightening discussion with a well-known author on teaching grammar to English learners. David Kehe will discuss his nontraditional, highly effective approach to grammar instruction.

Not yet a LINCS Community member? Joining is easy! Click the hyperlink above to visit the group page and click the join button to participate in this and future activities!

Thanks,

The LINCS Team 

Discussion: Bilingual methods in a multi-lingual beginners' class

Susan and group members: I have been teaching ESL to beginning adults for about 30 years and I have always used a bilingual method in my classes. The results have been very favorable, culminating in the creation of a website and program that has proven to be useful for Spanish speaking adult English learners (1).

Discussion: Where Women in the Workplace are Coming from in 2018

Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women at all levels of corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality.

Discussion: Reading - The Key to Language Learning

Leecy, Susan and group members - I know I am preaching to the choir when I say that reading is probably the most important aspect of learning a language, whether it is one's own language or a foreign language. We need to read: poetry, stories, song lyrics, articles, plays, novels, newspapers, etc., etc., etc. 

I often tell EFL students that only by reading can they build their vocabulary relatively quickly and also learn English words in context  to understand the nuances of meaning. There is no other way.

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