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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
February 23rd, 2008

 

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SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

 
1.    Exiting Students/CASAS
            * Information on Exiting Students has been sent to everyone that needs the information.  Exits are due back to Barb by February 25th.
          *  You have also been sent information on Level Changes for you classes.  Be sure you are keeping current with your CASAS testing.  Try to post test all students at least once during the year. (You have also received information on the CASAS testing for your students) 

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2.    March Dates/ Holidays
            *  Friday, March 21 - Good Friday - No classes!  
               *   Monday, March 24 - Easter Monday - Classes at teacher's discretion.  Please advise the office as to what you will be doing.  If your school district has additional days off, you may want to adjust this schedule to fit that.  Please keep us advised of what will be happening.

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3.   Inventory - You were given information on Inventory at the January meeting.  A reminder that these should be turned in by April 15th.  

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4.   "Save Your License Workshop" - Friday, March 14, 2008 - The Southeast and Southwest Regional ABE Professional Development Coordinators of the Minnesota Department of Education along with the ATLAS program at Hamline University offer this workshop opportunity to meet teacher re-licensure requirements.  CEUís indicating attendance will be provided.  Registration information for this workshop can be found at  http://www.hamline.edu/atlas  Click on the Calendar of Events link.
 
If you wish to attend, you should do your own registration (but let Barb know).  We will pay mileage if it is car-pooled; hotel - more than one to a room; one out of the area evening meal; and registration.  You will also be paid wages according to the number of CEU's earned. 

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5.  Spring Regional - Friday April 18 - Jackpot Junction - If you wish to attend, you should do your own registration (but let Barb know). You will be reimbursed once you have attended - again paid according to number of CEUs earned. We will pay mileage - please try to car pool if at all possible.

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6.  Computer position - Emma Volz will be taking a new job with Lincoln County as the GIS Specialist.  Emma's last day with us will be Thursday, February 21st.  We wish Emma well as she begins her new career opportunity.

We are in the process of trying to find a replacement for Emma.  If you know of anyone that might be interested, please encourage them to call the office or submit an application.

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7.   The Center for Second Language Teaching and Learning (SLTL) at Hamline University is pleased to announce the launching of a new website for its ATLAS program. ATLAS (ABE Teaching and Learning Advancement System) provides resources and professional development to advance adult education throughout Minnesota.

See http://www.hamline.edu/atlas for more details on regional trainings and conferences, ABE resources, and initiatives such as Transition to Post-Secondary Education.
The website also offers a Calendar of Events with online registration for regional ABE workshops. ATLAS is funded as an approved state ABE supplemental services provider.

Astrid Liden
ABE Professional Development Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Education
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Phone: 651-582-8424
Fax: 651-634-5154
Email: astrid.liden@state.mn.us

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8.   To Staff:
 
This year I have the ability to participate as the ABE trainer in the National Head Start Family Literacy trainings being done in California, Chicago, and Washington DC.   The agent doing this training is the University of Sonoma out of California.  You may remember that these folks used our Reading Skills for Todays Adults in their grant proposal.  Sally Belgum-Blad participated as a trainer last year on the curriculum at these 3 locations.  The training this year will center around Health Literacy for Family Literacy programs. 
The first round of trainings will be the first week of March out in California.   While I am gone please contact Barb with an questions you might have.   I would expect she will have the answer....and if not she will know how to contact me
Pat Thomas

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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