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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
December 21st, 2007

 

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SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

1.      December Holidays
          *  Christmas Break - We will follow the school breaks for the ABE Christmas Break.  For Marshall that will mean no classes December 24th through January 1st.  Classes will resume on
Wednesday, January 2, 2008!  The office will be closed on December 24/25 and January 1st.  Otherwise someone should be around.
 
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2.    Time Sheets
        * Time sheets for December 16th to 31st should be turned in by Wednesday noon, January 2nd.  Since you are not having classes the last week in December, you may want to turn them in early so you don't forget.
 
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3.    December Attendance/Intakes/CASAS
        * These should also be turned in by Wednesday, January 2nd.  Again, you may want to turn these in early as long as we are not having class the last week in December.
 
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4.    SAVE THE DATE - Consortium Staff meeting/CASAS Training & Refresher
        *  We have set the date for this meeting/training - JANUARY 19TH.  Save the date & more information will follow in later updates.
 
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5.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU!  ENJOY THE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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SOUTHWEST ABE

6.  12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference: McElroy Speaks about SEED Initiative, now live on the web:       http://mnwfc.org/WIBnews/Nov2007.htm

This is the 16th edition of "Positively Minnesota: Partners for Job Growth," a newsletter by, for and about the Workforce Investment Boards and other essential partners. This newsletter aims to provide a useful forum for the exchange of ideas and an effective venue for clarifying goals and policies.  We welcome your comments and suggestions, and we'll try to address them in future editions of the newsletter. Please send your comments to Kathy.Sweeney@state.mn.us.

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GENERAL 

7.     The latest edition of WorkForce Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter for businesses, is here.   Read about the new MN Employee Benefits Survey, a personnel records law change, new health care legislation and see what the unemployment rate is in your county.  Also, you still have time to register for the upcoming employer seminar: Preventing Harassment in Your Workplace. See page 3 of the newsletter for more info.

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8.     A new research brief from Bella -  (Word document here)

Attached is a research brief on reading practices of ABE learners.  The article is relevant to all instructional areas.    Bella

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9   "Would any staff be interested in participating in this? I would suggest if you are that you would participate via our computers in our office.
Thanks!"
   Pat

"We thought you might be interested in this upcoming webcast on reading from the National Institute for Literacy. Please send the notice on to your network."   Kaye

Reading to Adults Part 2: Specific Instructional Strategies for Fluency and Vocabulary

WHEN: Friday, January 11, 2008

TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Eastern Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Central Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Mountain Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Pacific Time


Please join us for Part 2 of "From Assessment to Practice: Research-Based Approaches to Teaching Reading to Adults" webcast. This follow-up webcast will focus on specific instructional strategies for two other components of reading, fluency and vocabulary. The presenters will show how all four components provide a natural framework for assessing adult students' reading ability, and how assessment results can lead seamlessly to a program of instruction to improve students' reading.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
To register and for more information, please go to: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/webcasts/assesspractice2/webcast0111.html
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and a reminder email before the event.

This seventy-minute webcast is a part two for the webcast presented on September 28, 2007: From Assessment to Practice-Research-Based Approaches to Teaching Reading to Adults <http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/webcasts/assesspractice/webcast0928.html>. The main purpose of the first webcast was to present a compelling rationale for the use of research-based principles for adult reading instruction. The presenters used two components of reading, word analysis and comprehension, as examples to illustrate research-based practices, focusing on specific instructional strategies derived from the research.

For more information, please contact info@nifl.gov or call 202-233-2025 or visit us online at: http://www.nifl.gov/.

Thanks,
Jo Maralit
mmaralit@nifl.gov

Kaye Beall
World Education
6760 West Street
Linn Grove, IN 46711
Tel: 765-717-3942
Fax: 617-482-0617
kaye_beall@worlded.org
http://www.worlded.org




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http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements.htm  ******


        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