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Greetings, Literacy Minnesota Members!

 

Following are the February notes:

Legislative Issues Committee Update
The Legislative Issues Committee invites you to the free upcoming legislative forum scheduled for February 26th. Bring up to three students from your respective programs and any staff who may be interested. As last year, certificates will be given to students for attending; staff will receive CEU's. We have updated and improved the format (we hope!) to make it even more engaging and worthwhile for students, staff and administrators, with legislators playing a key role in the educational advocacy sessions. For more information, go to:    www.literacyminnesota.org    and click on 2008 Legislative Forum Information or follow the link to:   http://www.literacyminnesota.org/2008_Legislative_Forum_Information.html  
Registration Deadline - February 15

Summer Institute 2008
Please print the attached "Save the Date" card and post where your co-workers will notice. Summer Institute planning is underway and includes specific time to network with peers, time to network with professionals in your region, and an expanded Resource Fair. August is a great time to visit the gorgeous St. John's campus!
"Navigating the Future: Strategies for a Changing World" - August 6, 7, & 8, 2008

Call for Proposals
Literacy Minnesota and the Minnesota Community Education Association are now seeking presentation proposals for the 2008 ABE Statewide Summer Institute, Navigating the Future: Strategies for a Changing World, which will be held on August 6-8 at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. Presentations will focus on the following broad areas: ABE Program Management and Coordination, Promising Practices in Curriculum and Instruction, Accountability, and Community Education. We strongly encourage new and experienced ABE staff to consider sharing their ideas and expertise with their colleagues at this statewide conference. The Call for Presentations form can be accessed on the Literacy Minnesota website at:   http://www.literacyminnesota.org/Summer_Institute.html

If you are looking for ideas for presentation ideas, you might want to take a look at the list of priority ABE content areas on the MDE-ABE website:
http://mnabe.themlc.org/Priority_Content_Areas.html
This is NOT meant to be a comprehensive list, but it might help you identify a topic for your presentation.

Presentation proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and will be selected on the basis of the clarity of the proposal, the relevance of the topic to ABE staff and priority content areas, a balance of topic areas, and logistical considerations.

Proposals are due March 31, 2008, and presenters will be notified by May 16, 2008 whether their proposals have been accepted. In an effort to support presenters and ensure high-quality presentations, a handbook of presentation tips is available at:    http://www.literacyminnesota.org/Summer_Institute.html


We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal, and we look forward to seeing you this summer at the ABE Institute!

Literacy Minnesota
1360 University Ave. W., #135
St. Paul, MN 55104
www.literacyminnesota.org

Phone: 612-850-5563
Fax: 612-605-2121 (New!)
Claudia Kinville

 

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