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professional development and resources
to advance education for adult learners

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Racial Equity in ABE

This is a group of people committed to applying a racial justice lens to Minnesota ABE (Adult Basic Education) programming.

Implicit Bias Test

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. Being aware of personal implicit bias is the first step towards addressing them.

Anti-Racist Educator Self-Examination and Questionnaire

This working document is intended be used as a tool for educators to reflect on their own pedagogical assumptions, biases, backgrounds, and preconceived notions, with a view to enabling teachers to intentionally create anti-racist classes.

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Upcoming ABE Events

October 1, 2020 2:30 pm–4:00 pm

STAR 19/20, Webinar 3


This event is for STAR 19/20 leaders, trainers, managers, and teachers ONLY. Registration Deadline: THU. 10/1/20 This third, required webinar for the STAR 19/20 cohort will focus on “real” action plan updating, “real” reading routine building, and “real” peer coaching to conclude an extended and challenging… Learn More

October 2, 2020 10:00 am–11:30 am
Literacy Minnesota

Practicing Reading Fluency from Afar


Registration Deadline: FRI. 10/2/20 Come and review the important role of fluency in reading instruction. We will discuss the three key components of reading fluency and look at a variety of activities tutors and teachers can try. We will talk about the mechanics of doing fluency practice… Learn More

October 6, 2020 10:00 am–11:30 am
Literacy Minnesota

Remote Tutoring 101


Registration Deadline: TUE. 10/6/20 Join Literacy Minnesota Adult Basic Education and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with adult learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors… Learn More