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Teaching ABE Students About Mental Health

This virtual workshop is provided by PANDA - Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists. Workshop participants will reflect on questions regarding teaching ABE students of all levels about mental health and common mental health concerns. Participants will also review "What is Mental Health?" and "Common Mental Health Concerns" lesson plans and resources to consider uses within their own contexts.

Trello

Trello is an app used for collaboration and project management, allowing users to create virtual boards to manage their workflow, and then customize those boards by adding lists and cards. Users can also attach files, checklists, and comments to the cards, as well as sharing their boards. A student working on her Adult Diploma, for example, could create a board and share it with her teachers in order to get virtual feedback and support.

CCRS in Action PLC (Professional Learning Community)

The CCRS in Action PLC is a "light" version of the CCRS Implementation Cohort that includes a facilitation guide, Google Slides presentations, and all accompanying materials needed to lead the PLC in your program - for ELA, Math, or both. The PLC uses the same tools for instructors to practice analyzing lessons, units, instructional tasks, and resources that are used in CCRS Cohort. There are many opportunities to customize the PLC to fit the needs of your program. It was designed for eight 90-minute meetings, but can be adjusted to fit your needs.

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Upcoming ABE Events

May 29, 2020 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
ATLAS
Online

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Virtual Instruction for Low Level ESL

Online

Registration Deadline: FRI. 5/29/20 Join Patsy Egan, Andrea Echelberger, and special guests as they tackle the question that’s on the mind of Beginning Level ESL teachers everywhere: How do I do this? We all know that working with learners with limited English can be challenging inside of a… Learn More

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

Please Say That Again: Virtual Pronunciation Instruction for Adult ESL Learners

Online

Registration Deadline: TUES. 6/2/20 It can be challenging to make yourself understood over the phone, even for native English speakers! In this webinar, learn about three different pronunciation features that can be taught and practiced during virtual video instruction. Participants will learn how the three features impact… Learn More

Online
June 4, 2020 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
Online

Using Zoom to Practice Reading Fluency

Online

Registration Deadline: THU. 6/4/20 Come explore ways to use Zoom to help students practice their reading fluency. We will provide an overview of the features of Zoom and discuss how you can use them to maximize instruction. We will also review the role of fluency in reading… Learn More

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