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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
July 27, 2007

 

 

SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

 
1.  Time Sheets for July 16 - 31 are due in the office by noon on August 1st.
 
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2.  July Attendance/CASAS information is due Thursday, August 2nd.
 
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3.   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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4.  Summer Institute (formerly Summer Intensive) - August 8-10th - St. John's University  

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5.  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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6.   
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

7.   Workshops and Conferences for MN ABE Practitioners        (Word document here)
    
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8.   The National Institute for Literacy is pleased to bring you: Scientific Evidence for Adult Literacy Educatorsm (pdf), the first issue of QEd, a five-issue series for the adult education community--literacy educators, paraprofessionals, program directors, and volunteers.

QEd will bring you ideas and information from the expanding scientific research base on how adults learn to read. This first issue tells the story of how researchers are using the high quality, scientific standards that adult literacy deserves and demands. Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for Teachers, which offers specific connections between the research and the classroom. In future issues, QEd will amplify the key literacy elements discussed in this book. We invite you to download a copy of the newsletter from the Institute's website: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/news_events/07-12-07.html   Adult educators have a cherished history of collaboration and camaraderie. Scientifically based research inspires and challenges us as we work together to understand its implications and the power of its findings. Please join us on this journey of reflection and renewal! Send your thoughts and ideas to us at info@nifl.gov. I look forward to hearing from you!

Kaye Beall
kbeall@owrlded.org

Q.E.D. - What Does It Mean?

Q.E.D. abbreviates the Latin phrase "quod erat demonstrandum," literally, "that which was to be demonstrated" and is taken to mean "it is shown." Mathematicians often use Q.E.D. to show that the result necessary to complete a proof has been reached. We have named this publication series QEd in the spirit of embracing the scientific research that informs adult literacy instruction.

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GENERAL 

9.  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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10. 
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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11.   Poster Session at ABE Summer Institute 

Your help is needed!!  Please consider participating in the poster session and/or encourage your staff and colleagues to create a poster as well!

We are still looking for “presenters” for the poster session at the 2007 ABE Summer Institute! (We only have 5 so far, and our goal is 20.)  It’s not too late to share one of your best Adult Basic Education ideas (marketing, teaching, celebrating, etc.) with your colleagues.  Design a poster to display your idea and create handouts to distribute to others so your great idea can be duplicated in programs throughout Minnesota. We need YOUR participation to make this event a success! Posters will be on display in the Humphrey Theatre Foyer throughout the conference.  Poster session presenters will be asked to staff their posters after lunch on Thursday, August 9th.  Three CEUs will be awarded to each poster session presenter. Go to http://www.literacyminnesota.org/Summer_Institute.html for details or contact Claudia Kinville if you are interested in participating: CKinville@literacyminnesota.org.

Thank you!!
Astrid

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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        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