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ACES Routine Template

Do you have a great ACES routine that would help learners to develop and hone their skills in one or more of the TIF categories? Write up your idea as an ACES Routine and submit it to be shared as part of the TIF 2.0 updates! (And earn 1 CEU for your work!) We are hoping to cultivate a collection of ACES Routines that can be used at a variety of levels and in many different teaching contexts.

Gender Inclusive Biology

This website is a collection of lesson materials, teaching guides, and other resources for biology teachers with a focus on gender inclusion as part of the Next Generation Science Standards. The audience is primarily K-12 teachers, but touches on many of the topics addressed GED and HSE science classes.

Understanding Heteronormativity in Language Teaching Materials

In this 20-minute video, Ashley Moore, author of the peer reviewed journal article "Understanding heteronormativity in ELT textbooks: A practical taxonomy", answers the questions: But what is "heteronormativity"? How does it manifest in language teaching materials? How can we, as language educators, combat heteronormativity effectively?

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Upcoming ABE Events

October 7, 2022 9:00 am–12:00 pm

CASAS Implementation Training


Registration Deadline: NONE; just click the Join Meeting link below Please joint us virtually on Friday, October 7, 2022 – 9:00-12:00, for a CASAS Certification Training. This is a basic, introductory training, designed to walk new staff through the CASAS assessment process, from appraisal to post-test. The process… Learn More

October 7, 2022 10:00 am–11:15 am
Russ Fraenkel

ABE-Dev Ed Affinity Group Meeting


Mark your calendar NOW, for this school year’s online ABE-Dev Ed Affinity Group meetings.  Attendees are provided two meeting options to discuss the same content, allowing for greater practitioner engagement.  The meeting options are: Thursday, October 6 (2-3:15pm) or Friday, October 7 (10-11:15am) Thursday, December 1 (2-3:15pm) or Friday, December… Learn More

October 7, 2022 12:30 pm–3:30 pm

TABE Implementation Training


Registration Deadline: NONE; just click the Join Meeting link below Please join us virtually on Friday, October 7, 2022 – 12:30-3:30 pm, for a TABE Implementation Training. This basic, introductory training is designed for new staff and will cover selecting and administering TABE 11&12, interpreting test scores, and… Learn More