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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
June 23, 2006

  

MARSHALL ABE

 

1.  Student Attendance/Intakes/Casas Scores for the month of June should be turned into the office by July 3rd.
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2.  PAY ROLL    The next pay period covers June 16 - June 30th.  Time sheets are due on July 3rd, and pay day is July 14th.
 
ALL HOURS WORKED THROUGH THE END OF JUNE, MUST  BE TURNED IN BY JULY 3RD TO ENSURE PAYMENT FOR THESE HOURS!!

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3.  ALL Requests for Reimbursement should be turned in to the office by June 26 to ensure that payment is made during this Fiscal Year.

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4.  Week of July 3-8th - There will be no classes held at the courthouse during this week.  However, the office will remain open.  Classes at other locations within the consortium will be at the instructor's discretion.  Please advise the office of your plans.
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MARSHALL CONSORTIUM
 
5.  There will not be a Consortium Staff Meeting in July.  The next such meeting is tentatively planned for Saturday, September 9th.  Please send any items you would like placed on the agenda.
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6.  Later on in the announcements, there is information about the Summer Institute (formerly Summer Intensive Training) that will be held the first week of August.  If you are interested in attending, please let the office know by June 30th.
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SOUTHWEST ABE
7.  Below is the website for the Summer Institute conference description and registration materials.  MCEA will be handling the registrations.  You may want to hit the PRINT button for the brochure, or turn your head 90 degrees to the right to view.  On a fun note, I hope to host a Mini-Bass Tournament at the conference for an hour on Thursday evening.  I understand that a limited number of canoes (7) are on hand and I will arrange for those to be available.  Fish as an individual or a team of two.  Bass only.  Largest fish wins a trophy.   Instructions about sign-up will be forthcoming.  ~Barry Shaffer

http://www.literacyminnesota.org/Summer_Institute.html

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8.  A "Whoops" at the last legislative session..............Information comes from Barry Shaffer and MCEA describing the fact that when the legislative folks passed the 3% increase to the ABE base....it was not included in a budget line item.   The 1.25 million for each year for ESL services for the next 2 years was passed correctly.   Click on the link below to read the information from Barry.  If you have any questions regarding this..........please give me a call.   Pat

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/leg_oversight.htm

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GENERAL

9.  Here is a site by the Foundation for Immigrant Resources and Education (Fire).  There are some great resources for ESL teachers or teachers of adult education.
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10.  Webinar Invitation:  Tapping into the Pipeline of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Workers.  Here is information on an upcoming Webinar.  In this Webinar, participants will learn about solutions that have been successfully implemented to develop a pipeline of Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals with the skills demanded by business and industry. The session will highlight the partnerships and program
designs that have proven effective in tapping into this labor pool. It will also identify strategies used to overcome the challenges inherent in developing and implementing successful training programs that combine language skills training with vocational training.
The Date for this webinar is June 30, 2006
Time: 2:00pm Eastern (1pm/Central, 12pm/Mountain, 11am/Pacific)
Length: 90 minutes
Click on the link below to read more
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11.  Here is a neat site from the Adult Literacy Media Alliance. There are student lessons and activities in reading, writing, vocabulary, math and general interest topics.  Check it out here:
There are many other great links on our Resources Page - check them out here:
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12.  From the Trivia Department:   Useless Information - Stuff you never needed to know but your life would be incomplete without.
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13.  NEW on the website:  Missed a site from the Trivia Department - or can't remember the address?  You can now see all the Trivia Sites previously posted on the web site at:
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14.  Thought for the week:  I teach with my heart and my soul and not with my mouth alone.

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15.  Tech Tip:   Outlook Express

Keyboard shortcuts make it easier and quicker to get things done.  Here are the keyboard shortcuts for Outlook Express.  Most of these would also work in Outlook also.  Some of these shortcuts work when you in the Inbox (or other folders) and some work when you are in the message window (when an email is opened). Experiment and try them out in different locations.

 

ALT Key Shortcuts

ALT + ENTER:  View properties of a selected message

ALT + K:  Check names

ALT + Left arrow:  Go to the previous message in the list

ALT + Right arrow:  Go to the next message in the list

ALT + S:  Send (post) a message

 

CTRL Key Shortcuts

CTRL + <:  Go to the previous message in the list

CTRL + >:  Go to the next message in the list

CTRL + A:  Select all messages

CTRL + D:  Delete a mail message

CTRL + ENTER:  Mark a message as read

CTRL + ENTER:  Send (post) a message

CTRL + F:  Forward a message

CTRL + G:  Reply to all (news only)

CTRL + I:  Go to your Inbox

CTRL + J:  Go to next unread newsgroup/folder

CTRL + K:  Check names

CTRL + L:  Show/hide the folder list

CTRL + M:  Send and receive mail

CTRL + N:  Open or post a new message

CTRL + O:  Open a selected message

CTRL + P:  Print the selected message

CTRL + Q:  Mark a message as read

CTRL + R:  Reply to message author

CTRL + T:  Mark a thread as read

CTRL + U:  Go to next unread mail message

CTRL + W:  Go to a newsgroup

 

CTRL-SHIFT Shortcuts

CTRL + SHIFT + <:  Go to the previous message in the list

CTRL + SHIFT + >:  Go to the next message in the list

CTRL + SHIFT + A:  Mark all news messages as read

CTRL + SHIFT + F:  Find text

CTRL + SHIFT + M:  Download news for offline reading

CTRL + SHIFT + R:  Reply to all

CTRL + SHIFT + S:  Insert signature

CTRL + SHIFT + U:  Go to next unread news thread

 

F Key Shortcuts

F1:  Open Help topics

F3:  Find text

F5:  Refresh news messages and headers

F7:  Check spelling

 

OTHER SHORTCUTS

DEL:  Delete a mail message

ENTER:  Open a selected message

ESC:  Close a message

Plus sign (+):  Expand a news thread (show all responses)

Left arrow:  Collapse a news thread (hide messages)

TAB:  Move between the message list, folder list (if on), and preview pane

 

 

That's it - Have a great week!

Charles

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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.htm


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