Date: 15-Aug-2018 — 17-Aug-2018
Time: 12:00-5:30 Wed. | 7:30-5:00 Thu. | 7:30-11:45 Fri.
Location: St Cloud, MN
Address: Rivers Edge Convention Center, 10 - 4th Ave. S., St Cloud, MN
Cost: Varies by registration level
Registration Deadline: WED. 8/15/17 (NOTE: Registrations after July 20 will incur a $25 late fee. Cancellations will not be accepted after July 27; no refunds will be granted after this deadline.)
Details: ABE Summer Institute is Minnesota’s annual statewide Adult Basic Education conference. The Institute is co-sponsored by Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association. Held every August, the conference brings together more than 500 educators for three days to learn new teaching techniques, discuss policy changes, examine trends in ABE, and connect with peers from across the state.
Conference highlights include a new ABE staff orientation workshop (ABE Foundations) and an introduction to the College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS Foundations) at the Pre-Conference on Aug. 14; a keynote speaker on Wednesday; over 80 concurrent session topics led by experienced ABE professionals; and an awards banquet on Thu. Aug. 17 evening. A vendor fair will be available Wednesday and Thursday, Thursday also features a poster session, and regional meetings to gather input for the year’s professional development events. We will also hear an update from the Minnesota ABE Director, and on Friday morning the PONI awards will be presenting along with a mini keynote speaker session.