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MN ABE News

A place to get ABE news from across Minnesota.


Make YOUR voice heard! Participate in the 2017 Statewide PD Survey - By Astrid Liden, ABE PD Specialist

Time to tell us what you need! The 2017 Minnesota ABE Professional Development (PD) Survey for ABE instructors, administrators and support staff is now available! The survey results will be used by the Minnesota Department of Education ABE staff and ABE Support Network (supplemental service) providers to prioritize and create outstanding professional development activities and resources for Minnesota’s ABE educators. We also will make the data available to consortia to assist in their own professional development planning and narrative writing.

  • We heard you! The input we received through previous surveys and evaluation are have directly informed many of the activities taking place this year, including the Adult Career Pathways cohorts, the One-room Schoolhouse group and sessions, workshops on lesson planning with CCRS and TIF, and most of the workshops at statewide and regional events.

  • Not sure you’ve got time? This year’s survey is significantly shorter than those of previous years. We anticipate that it will only take 10-15 minutes to complete.

    Moreover, you can save the survey and go back to finish it later if you're interrupted. Very easy!

  • In order to develop PD activities that meet the needs of ABE staff in Minnesota, we need your help! The ABE state office is in the process of identifying supplemental service activities for the next several years, and the PD offerings will be directly informed by the survey results. Program managers will also be using their consortium report of survey responses from staff to identify program and PD priorities as well as in-house PD activities for the coming years. Make sure that your voice is heard, and encourage your colleagues to do the same!

The survey will be open through January 5, but don’t delay. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Take the survey now! >>