Midwest LINCS Showcase

Last Modified: 12/29/2006

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  • English Works
      "English Works in Indiana is a multifaceted workforce literacy program that targets the limited English workforce in Indiana business, industry, and labor."
  • Gateway to Professional Development for Adult Educators
      "Since 1992, the Adult Education Professional Development Project has been the access point for conferences, institutes, in-services, study groups, action research, and mentoring bringing together program directors, teachers, support staff, and volunteers to better serve adult learners."




  • New Technology in a Community Library
      "The Garfield Memorial Library and the Literacy Council of Clare and Gladwin Counties opened a new computer lab. The computer lab was established to offer computer training workshops to the community. The project was funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSAT). "
  • Learning Disabilities & Literacy
      Download the Full Report: MSWord or PDF

      In March of 1998, the Gogebic County Community School Program (GCCSP here-after), was informally commissioned to research the providers of adult education services concerning the instruction of adult learning disabled (LD). The apparent increase in alternative high school programs further added to the concern of a vast array of learning differences among students that must be addressed daily by the practitioners (teachers, aides, tutors, mentors, etc.) in the State of Michigan. Central Michigan University, through the State Literacy Resource Center, and as of October 1, 1998, now known as the Michigan Adult and Learning Technology (M.A.L.T.) Center, formalized a contract with the GCCSP on May 1, 1998, to conduct a professional development initiative to conduct a statewide survey of best practice, to identify that best practice and support it in statewide training. The project is to be coordinated with the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) standards and the incorporation of their LD Tool Kit for educators.

  • Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome
      by Kim Marie Wood
      "A story of how one person has overcome Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and list of the common characteristics."


  • Study for the Citizenship Test
      "The Metro North Adult Education Program has created an excellent site on the Internet to help prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. The site is free to Minnesota residents, $20 to those living outside of Minnesota."
  • A.B.E. Online
      "This site features several online courses created by Minnesota ABE programs and additional resources on distance education for adult basic education teachers and learners."


  • YoungSaintLouis.com/
      "The web site is based on the premise that the ability to read fluently is one of those essential skills that help determine people's future success in both their personal lives and careers. It also believes this reading fluency can be encouraged best while using interesting "real life" information about the community in which they live."
  • Teaching Literacy Through Creative Writing
      Go in the back door when teaching writing," is the advice Jane Ellen Ibur gives teachers in the opening of LIFT's Teaching Literacy through Creative Writing manual. "Let confidence build through constant encouragement of effort, improvement, constantly pointing out the good, the progress. Then point out the mechanics."
  • Show Me Family Literacy!


  • Eureka!
      "Your discovery of Eureka! will send you shouting "I have found it!". This resource for adult basic education instructors will allow you to search the Eureka! lesson database by topic or program type and discover lessons that have been used successfully by ABLE instructors with their students. Then you can try them out in your classroom. The database includes related Internet sites, software, trade books and teaching strategies. The teaching strategies can be used to create new and exciting lessons for your class. If you would like to share your own lesson plans with other instructors you can submit them to the Eureka! database for consideration."
  • Beginnings: Ohio Writer's Conference
      "This publication is an anthology of stories, poems, and essays written by adult education students in Ohio."
  • Volunteer!
      "ABLE programs rely on volunteers to assist full- and part-time staff with tutoring, intake, referral, office work, technology assistance, and many other needs!"

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