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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
October 27th, 2007

 

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SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

1.    Time Sheets:  For October 16th - 31st are due in the office by noon on Thursday, November 1st.  12 days in this pay period.
 
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2.   Student Attendance/CASAS scores for the month of October are due to Barb by Friday, November 2nd.
 
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3.  Exits - Once I have the October hours entered, you will be receiving on exiting students who are no longer attending.  Just something for you to be anticipating:)
 
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SOUTHWEST ABE

4.    I apologize if you have already seen this informational video clip, but I just saw it for the first time today and wanted to share it with colleagues. 
The video, "SHIFT HAPPENS” is about the global economy, competitiveness, and education.  I don’t know the source of the stats, but I do think they are believable. 

Here are links to two versions of the video – actually, it’s more of a slide show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhnWKg9B2-8 (slide and visual version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqfunyCeU5g  (narrated version)

Barry

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5.    FYI - There’s a comprehensive and useful article called “First, Teach Your Legislators” on page 4 of this KET quarterly newsletter:
http://ket.org/enterprise/news/pdf/oct07.pdf

Barry

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GENERAL 

6.     2007 MinneTESOL Conference 

Please join us for the 2007 MinneTESOL conference!      EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS October 24!!!

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Expanding Circles: Reflecting, Advocating, Imagining

Friday evening, November 2 & Saturday, November 3, 2007
University of St Thomas - Minneapolis
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Great topics and great speakers…
Ann Theisen:      'Standing Up, Speaking Out, Showing the Way: Advocating for Immigrant Students and Families'
Dr. Bill Johnston:  'Decisions, Decisions: The Moral Complexities of ESL Teaching'
And more…

-A full schedule of excellent presentations
-Lots of exhibitors who will share the latest publications and materials
-Great new location, great food
-New possibilities to network, including college alumni reunion gatherings
-New silent auction to support MinneTESOL grants for members
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New online registration system!! 

It is easy, secure, and you will be able to join MinneTESOL or renew your membership at the same time. Pay with a credit card in a safe and convenient online environment - register online today at:
www.acteva.com/go/minnetesol
For more information, go to:  www.minnetesol.org

2007 MinneTESOL Conference co-chairs:
Kim Johnson      kjohnson60@hamline.edu  
Becky Uran Markman  uran0005@umn.edu  

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7.    
Reminder  Questions about what research says about teaching adults how to read and write are particularly relevant as programs and teachers struggle with choosing the most effective ways to develop adults’ academic skills.  The Minnesota Department of Education, ABE Section, is sponsoring a practitioner research training to engage ABE, ASE, and ESL practitioners in trying out instructional strategies related to reading and writing.  The training is provided by Bella Hanson, Coordinator of the Evidence-based Practice Project, and Marn Frank, Adult Learning Disability Specialist at Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota. Through this collaborative effort, we are able to have sixteen participants in the project.  Participants will receive 28 CEUs and a $500 stipend for completing the four session activities.  Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for applications is November 9, 2007.  Please see the attached letter for details and the application form.  I hope you will consider participating in this exciting opportunity!

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        Marshall ABE Links                
 

 Southwest ABE - home page for Granite Falls, Jackson, Marshall, and Worthington consortiums.
http://southwestabe.org/  

Marshall ABE Bookmarks - tons of cool bookmarks - educational and non-educational
http://ikeepbookmarks.com/marshallabe  

Tech Tips - Read new and old Tech Tips here.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/techtips.htm  

Reading Skills for Today's Adults - new stories posted regularly 
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm 

Announcements - Weekly announcements are posted here each week on Friday.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements

Barb Glaeser
SW ABE - Marshall
607 West Main
Marshall, MN 56258
507-537-7046
marshallabe@starpoint.net