The "What's New!" page is intended to spotlight current
news, events, publications, projects, and any other items that concern
literacy and the Region IV Hub. Check out past issues under What's
Short Stories for Adult Readers
Adult education professionals
around the country repeatedly comment that there aren't nearly
enough good short reading materials for adult readers. Unlimited
Learning in Cortez, Colorado is filling the gap with a Web site
called "Very Short Stories for Adult Readers." The stories
range from 1-3 pages, and there are two versions of each story:
one is simply the text of the story; the other is broken up along
the way with vocabulary, comprehension, and prediction questions,
as well as suggestions about how to involve the reader in the
story by applying it to his or her own life. It's a wonderful
and desperately needed new resource -- check
and Concept-Based Learning
for Native Americans
is working with Cortez Adult Education on a project- and concept-based
curriculum initiative that focuses on Native Americans in Colorado.
Originally funded by Star Schools, the funding has run out, and
Western/Pacific LINCS is stepping in to help publish the integrative
learning materials. This is an important initiative that has attracted
important figures in instruction such as Dr. Fred Begay of Los
Alamos National Laboratory and Dr. Jesus Martinez of Sandia National
Laboratory. Click here
to find out more about the initiative.
POP Goes Antarctica?
Susan Cowles went to
Antarctica January-February 2002 to study pollutants in the Antarctic
peninsula. To find out more about her journey and studies, click
Gets a LINCS Page!
New Mexico is the newest
member of Western/Pacific LINCS to have a LINCS site with the
state's most important adult and family literacy resources. Click
Updated for 2002
Easy Voter, the online
version of the Easy Reading Voter Guide, which provides low-literacy
voting information for new voters in California, has been updated
with information about the March 2002 election. Click
ABE Certificate of Performance
Nevada now has a new
Web site highlighting its Certificate of Performance for ABE instructors.
Click here to go to the site!
A New Site
for Adult Education in Nevada
There's a brand-new
site for Adult Education in Nevada, with information about all
the programs the department covers, including GED 2002. Click
GED Resource Page
here for a great page with information and resources for GED
LINCS Gets Bobby Approval
a service of the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST),
checks Web sites for accessibility issues. It's important for
all users, particularly users who need to use text-based browsers,
to have easy access to Web pages. A site that is Bobby-approved
meets all of the Level 1 accessibility issues, including alternate
text descriptions for all images and image map areas. Western/Pacific
LINCS is proud to announce that our site has been approved by
Bobby! For more information about Bobby and accessibility issues,
please click here.
Connections" Posted Online
"Nevada Connections," a newsletter produced by Community
College Southern Nevada, has been posted online. Available in
Adobe Acrobat format, each issue covers topics that are important
for Nevada's adult workforce. Click
here to take a look at "Nevada Connections"!