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Summer Institute Updates - By Cathy Grady, Literacy Services Director

Summer Institute 2017: Empowered Teachers Empowering Learners, will be held August 16-18 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN. The committee has selected a keynote speaker and is working on the contract now. Look for all the details in an upcoming issue of MN ABE Connect.

Right now, the conference program committee needs presentation proposals. Please consider submitting; we know you have great knowledge and resources to share (yes, you!). Proposals will be accepted through April 3. We need proposals in all conference strands: Accountability & Assessment, Adult Diploma or GED, Distance Learning, Diversity and Equity, English as a Second Language, Numeracy, Program Management and Coordination, Reading/Writing, Standards-Based Programming (ACES, Northstar, CCRS), Technology, and Transitions to Postsecondary and/or Employment.

Find out about submitting a proposal >>


Award nominations are being accepted through May 1, and they are a wonderful way of recognizing outstanding achievements in the ABE field. The awards will be presented at the conference Awards Banquet after the Silent Auction Thursday evening. There are many individual and group award categories to choose from so please consider nominating a colleague, learner or program.

Find out about nominating someone for an award >>

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