March 2018
LINCS at COABE
From March 25-28, the LINCS PD Center is hosting Learn with LINCS, a strand of workshops and training sessions at the 2018 Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Join your colleagues and LINCS PD Center staff for Building High-Quality Professional Development Programs Using LINCS on Monday, March 26th, 8:00-9:15am (ET), in Room CC 102B. This is a great opportunity to identify and discuss useful tools for strengthening PD programs around the country and in your home state. 

LINCS PD trainers, moderators from the LINCS Community, and project directors will also lead presentations and workshops for State and PD staff, adult education program administrators, and practitioners. And make sure to visit the LINCS Team at its booth in the exhibition hall for new information about LINCS and access to new research-based and freely available resources! 

Tell your colleagues: Learn with LINCS!
Explicit Instruction for Adult Learners Online Course
Explicit Instruction for Adult Learners, a new virtually-facilitated online course, is available for your state in the LINCS Learning Portal. The course is facilitated by LINCS trainers with expertise in teaching adults with learning disabilities. Explicit instruction, a research-based methodology for teaching academic content and skills, enables learners to gradually take more responsibility for their learning with the goal of becoming self-regulated learners. Explicit Instruction for Adult Learners introduces the principles of explicit instruction and provides curricular materials and video examples of how explicit instruction can be implemented in adult education classrooms, leads participants through a step-by-step process to develop explicit instruction lesson plans, and helps educators incorporate explicit instruction in their teaching practices. Completing the six online sessions requires approximately 12 hours of engagement. Explore the Syllabus to see if this course fits teachers in your state! 

The online course will be virtually facilitated starting May 21 to July 2, 2018. Enrollment is open to anyone. Register for the course today

States can also request a training for a cohort of educators. Email pdcenter@lincs.ed.gov to request a training for your state.
New LINCS Look, Same Great LINCS
LINCS has a brand-new look! Have you seen it? The new look provides a more unified navigation experience across the LINCS website and is also much more mobile friendly. The LINCS Community and Resource Collection still function as normal, but everything looks better! The LINCS Learning Portal will get an update later this year too, so check back for similar improvements. It is going to be great! 
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Webinar on Implementing Content Standards
Join the PD Center on April 11th from 1-2:30 pm ET for a webinar, Implementing Content Standards in Adult Education: Two States’ Stories. Hear from two states, Arizona and Pennsylvania, about their experiences implementing state-adopted content standards and engaging in the Standards in Action training and technical assistance. States will have the opportunity to ask questions of Arizona and Pennsylvania state staff about their experiences. PD Center staff will also provide an overview of relevant standards trainings available through the PD Center and how states can access them. 
STAR and Building Opportunities for IELCE will be at COABE
Come find out what’s new with STAR! The STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) project team will be hosting multiple sessions at COABE. Learn how STAR meets the WIOA State Leadership requirements around essential components of reading – and learn how to get your state involved! If you can’t make it to COABE, contact the STAR project team for more information: projectstar@manhattanstrategy.com. Also appearing at COABE, the Building Opportunities project will provide information on implementation challenges and successes for the Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program under WIOA.
New! LINCS Virtual Activity Series
This April, join the LINCS Community for the launch of a new series of Community member-led activities that will share in-depth information, tips, and resources. The LINCS team is taking the best proposals submitted by LINCS Community members and creating a series of moderated webinars, discussions, and other events on topics of most interest to the Community. This event is for you – because it’s by you!  Hyperlinking Your Lessons with HyperDocs will be the first in this exciting new series. 

Stay tuned for more information and check out the LINCS Community calendar for event dates and times.
Tools for Building Employer-Education Partnerships
Did you know that LINCS has tools and resources for employers and educators to help them better understand the benefits of partnership? Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships is a LINCS website featuring best practice, success stories, and evidence-based tools with academic and practical solutions for building partnerships, sustaining collaborations, and creating career pathways. Information is tailored for both employers, educators, and other interested parties. Explore examples from each perspective of where partnerships have made a difference. There are links to important resources for partnering on career pathways, integrated education and training programs, and other work-based learning opportunities. Visit Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships and share it with your local programs and employers!  
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