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Cathy Newell passed this along to us. She learned about it through a Linkedin group discussion regarding prep for computer-based testing. It could be a useful link for programs working to help students prepare for computer based assessments and for the workplace.
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News from Achieve
Achieve has developed materials to help states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the standards. Visit http://www.achieve.org/achieving-common-core.
This past weekend saw a number of Opinion/Editorial pages and columnists weigh in on the Common Core State Standards. Here are some of the best with links and excerpts:
Editorial: Support for Common Core broad,...
Join Leaders in Education, Workforce, and Policy for
A Prior Learning Assessment Convening
Hosted by the Maine Development Foundation and
Underwritten by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
When: Friday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lewiston, Maine – Location TBD
Lunch will be provided. There is no fee to attend. Registration will open in August 2013.
Why should you attend?
Take a peek at the April PD Update today as there are time sensitive events and registration deadlines.PD_Update_April_2013.doc
2013 Maine Health Workforce Forum Summit
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
June 13, 2013 - Collaborative and Innovative Solutions to Meeting the Health Workforce Needs of Employers
8:30 - 4:00, Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
There is no charge for this event. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2013
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTSTown hall meeting with...
Making Career Planning a Creative Process
Helping students develop plans may be one of the most powerful strategies for successful transition to postsecondary education yet finding flexible, appropriate resources for adult learners isn’t always possible. One resource mentioned in the tool kit that breaks down the career exploration and planning process is the Integrating Career Awareness in the ABE/ESOL Classroom curriculum guide . Here’s how adult educator, Mina Matthews, from...
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In This Issue
Common Core State Standards in Illinois
reports that standards for students across the state are changing, and educational leaders hope it will be a game changer when it comes to student achievement.
School Event Explains Common Core to Parents
The Marietta Daily Journal
reports that parents in Smyrna,...
Category: PD Resources
Assessment Basics for Adult Education Webinar Recording
Did you miss the Webinar on Assessment? Listen to the recording. Learn about the differences and appropriate uses of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment, and explore scenarios to explain how these three categories of assessment can and should be used together. Identify the assessment needs for your classroom or program, and receive materials to help create a plan...
A brand-new STAR Alphabetics Booster Course is now available via the STAR Tool Kit! The purpose of this free online booster course is to provide STAR implementers with refresher training on Alphabetics instruction. The course aims to improve the understanding and practices of intermediate-level ABE educators about who needs alphabetics instruction, which alphabetic concepts to teach at the higher levels, why to teach them, the materials to use, and how to monitor progress and make...
Instructions for joining the Wiki
Visit the Maine Career Pathways WIKI at
and check out the new Career Awareness Category on the CP Wiki