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Montana LINCS: Another “LINC” in Professional Development 2001 to 2008

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2 Montana LINCS: Another “LINC” in Professional Development 2001 to 2008

3 Brief History of NIFL In 1992 the Literacy Act created NIFL, Its purpose was to develop a national database. To do this, NIFL devised LINCS in 1994, At that time LINCS could see the potential use of the web to complete its mission. LINCS created four regions: Eastern, Midwest, Southern, and Western- Pacific. The focus of LINCS was to develop the infrastructure (tools and standards) which would be used on the web. The various regions began collecting resources. LINCS staff/committee created a template for LINCS regions which gave more cohesiveness to the project.www.nifl.gov/lincs

4 Purpose of LINCS: Literacy Information aNd Communication System Become a resource for literacy field Find literacy information more easily Locate more literacy resources Discuss literacy issues online – Special Collections – the following categories contain a vast array of research Assessment Correctional Education English as a Second Language Equipped for the Future Family Literacy Health and Literacy Literacy and Learning Disabilities Policy and Legislation Science and Numeracy Technology Training Workforce Education – Discussion Groups – LINCS provides an access to a variety of list serves – My LINCS – LINCS allows one to personalize search – Hot Sites – LINCS recommends quality sites (no longer exists)

5 Regions of LINCS Eastern LINCS Midwest LINCS Southern LINCS Western/Pacific LINCS Northwest LINCS (WP LINCS too large so NW created)

6 Northwest LINCS Origin BOG Board of Governors for NW Literacy Resource Center State Directors from Alaska Idaho Montana Oregon Washington Wyoming *Utah *Part of LINCS, not NW Literacy Resource Center NWRLRC Northwest Regional Literacy Resource Center Grant recipient for LINCS NETC Northwest Educational Technology Consortium (K-12 technology consortium with $37,000 grant money set aside for Adult Learning) Alaska Idaho Montana Oregon Washington

7 Montana LINCS Timeline Overview Link to OPI (ABLE, GED, Family Literacy) and MAACE – Pilot Project – Teacher as Researcher Researcher – Montana Discovery: Exploring and Evaluation Internet Sites – Maintenance as means for continued communication – RIB – 2007 to present

8 Montana LINCS Pilot Project Student Interactive Websites project/pphome.htm

9 MT LINCS Pilot Project July Steering Committee developed criteria for lesson plan Advertised RFP for MT – Billings Adult Education Center staff – Six (6) participants

10 MT LINCS Pilot Project Curriculum Business Language Math Reading Science

11 MT LINCS Pilot Project Curriculum Research based on LINCS criteria Participants created template

12 MT LINCS Pilot Project Outreach Training – Summer of 2003 Western Montana Central Data Quality Institute

13 MT LINCS Pilot Project Continuation Expansion and Recruitment Billings Adult Education Center and Other Montana ABLE Staff Eleven (11) participants

14 MT LINCS Pilot Project Curriculum Continued with posted curriculum Business Language Math Reading Science Added more categories Career Social Studies Student Resources Study Skills Writing (combined with Language)

15 MT LINCS Pilot Project Expansion into Online Activities MAACE mini-grant - Using MT LINCS Pilot Project: Implementing Teacher as Researcher Fourteen (14) participants onsite – Five (5) designed additional activities Online Activity with stipend Eleven (11) participants Total geographic locations – eleven (11)

16 MT LINCS Pilot Project Research position – MT Discovery: Exploring and Evaluation Internet Sites Expansion of Online Activities Concept

17 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level I Educator Twelve (12) participants enrolled – 12 completed Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level I Student Ten (10) participants enrolled – 5 completed Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level II Educator Fifteen (15) participants enrolled – 14 completed Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level III Educator Seven (7) Participants enrolled – 3 completed Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level IV Educator Ten (10) participants enrolled – 9 completed

18 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level I Educator: 12 participants WHAT: Receive a $100 stipend by completing a Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level I. Using the ed activity, participants will answer specific questions about LINCS. Participants will complete the activity by using the National, Northwest, and Montana LINCS websites. WHO: Stipends will be given to the first ten (10) Montana ABLE educators who contact Norene Peterson. WHEN: The activity must be completed by March 31, HOW: Contact Norene Peterson at by Tuesday, February 1 for more information. Remember: The first ten (10) who express interest, sign the contract, and complete the activity can receive a $100 stipend!

19 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level I Student: 5 participants WHAT: Receive a $50 stipend by completing a Getting to Know LINCS Activity. Using the ed activity, participants will answer specific questions about LINCS. Participants will complete the activity by using the National, Northwest, and Montana LINCS websites. WHO: Stipends will be given to the first twenty (20) Montana ABLE students who contact Norene Peterson. WHEN: The activity must be completed by March 31, HOW: Contact Norene Peterson at by Tuesday, February 1 for more Remember: The first twenty (20) who express interest, sign the contract, and complete the activity can receive a $50 stipend!

20 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level II Educator (*Prerequisite: Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level I) 14 participants WHAT: Receive a $150 stipend by completing Getting to Know LINCS Activity II. Using the ed activity, participants will integrate into the classroom specific activities found on National, Northwest, and Montana LINCS websites. WHO: Stipends will be given to the first fifteen (15) Montana ABLE educators who contact Norene Peterson. (Participants who have completed Level I may begin this activity immediately. Other participants need to complete Level I first.) WHEN: The activity must be completed by March 31, (If participants are doing both Level I and Level II, then the due date for Level II may be April 15, 2005.) HOW: Contact Norene Peterson at by Tuesday, February 1 for more Remember: The first fifteen (15) who express interest, sign the contract, and complete the activity can receive a $150 stipend!

21 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level III Educator: 3 participants Now that you have completed the Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level II, you are ready to become more involved in the creation of the MT Pilot Project. The goal of this activity will be to design three (3) new interactive documents for the MT Pilot Project.

22 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Getting to Know LINCS Activity: Level IV Educator: 9 participants The goal of this activity will be to proof existing activities in your curricular area and design two (2) new interactive documents for the MT Pilot Project.

23 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities Summary Forty-one (43) participants total Fourteen (14) different locations Twenty-eight (28) new curriculum items added Participant Summary

24 MT LINCS Pilot Project Online Activities

25 Montana LINCS Volunteering in Montana Maintaining MT LINCS website for communication purposes: Hosted on server at Midwest LINCS at Kent State University

26 Montana LINCS RIB: A Virtual Staff Lounge /rbindex.htm

27 Montana LINCS RIB Origin – Route to Reading Dr. Rosalind Davidson – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy at Harvard University Graduate School of Education – Reading is the Bridge Dr. John Kruidenier – Education Consultant – Researcher with Harvard University Graduate School of Education

28 Montana LINCS RIB Purpose Sustainability for RIB – Order based on reading research categories Post questions Share ideas and resources – Montana ideas, etc. – Postings from NIFL Discussion Lists

29 Montana LINCS RIB Plan Work Plan September: Overview of Project and Introduction to MTLINCS October: Research and Assessment November: Phonemic Awareness and Decoding December: Fluency January: Vocabulary February: Comprehension March: Comprehension April: Reading Connections May: Reading Connections June: Review and Evaluation

30 Montana LINCS RIB s Format – Snippets of research highlighted – Resources for research Number

31 Montana LINCS RIB Reading is the Bridge In June 2007 Montana OPI provided a reading workshop for Montana ABLE participants. This website is a continuation of that professional development opportunity. Click here to questions or postings. Calendar Discussions Resources Archives (This includes previous calendars, discussions, and s.) Archives

32 Montana LINCS RIB Calendar Based on first for month Archives

33 Montana LINCS RIB Discussions Plan evolves Chart Archives

34 Montana LINCS RIB Resources Index Websites Activities

35 Montana LINCS RIB Archives Calendar Discussions s

36 Montana LINCS RIB Snapshot

37 Montana LINCS RIB Statistics 10/07 Page Views366 Average Views per Day 8 Visits total169 Visits per day4 Average Length of visit 6 min. Visit more than once (core) 21 Top entry pageIndex 4/08 Page Views2957 Average Views per Day 29 Visits total2617 Visits per day26 Average Length of visit 12 min. Visit more than once (core) 282 Top entry pageDiscussions

38 Montana LINCS RIB Future

39 MT LINCS Pilot Project THE END


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