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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
July 20, 2007

 

 

SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

 
1  Summer Plans - Continue to let the ABE office know if there are any changes in your class schedules due to summer vacations or breaks. 

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2.  Summer Institute (formerly Summer Intensive) - August 8-10th - St. John's University - Registrations for Summer Institute were sent in on Friday, July 13.  Vickie Radloff, Paulette Hanson, Sally Belgum-Blad, and Pat Thomas will be attending from SW ABE - Marshall Region.  All will be making presentations during the break-out sessions.

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3.  August 8, 9, 10 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of Summer Institute) - ALL Classes at the Courthouse will be cancelled.  Classes at City Side will run as usual.

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4.   
2007 Professional Development (PD) Survey for Adult Basic Education (ABE) - In January 2007, the Literacy Minnesota Professional Issues Committee conducted an online survey in order to gather information about the PD needs and interests of those working in ABE in Minnesota. The complete survey results are available in an easy-to-read graphic format and can be viewed at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/Report.asp?U=305940941654. The survey summary from Astrid Liden is here:


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SOUTHWEST ABE

5.   Workshops and Conferences for MN ABE Practitioners        (Word document here)
    
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6.    Literacy Minnesota and the Minnesota Community Education Association (MCEA) are hosting their second annual summer conference focused on ABE issues.  The  ABE Statewide Summer Institute will held on the gorgeous St. John's University Campus in Collegeville August 8, 9, 10.
http://www.literacyminnesota.org/Summer_Institute.html

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GENERAL 

7.  The USDOE-OVAE Thursday Notes - "Please note the emphasis all of these articles have on Transition to Higher Education for ABE programs."   Pat    (Word document here)

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8. 
Federal Minimum Wage Increase - A revised Federal minimum wage poster reflecting the recently enacted minimum wage increases is here and is also available free of charge on the Department of Labor's Web site: http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/posters/flsa.htm

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9. The July edition of WorkForce Wisdom is now available.

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*****  If you've missed an announcement from a previous week, you can always find it on the Announcements page.  All announcements are archived at:
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