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Statewide Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning at a Distance Conference

November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm CST Free

Due to Covid-19, the North and South Regional events have been repurposed as the Statewide Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning at a Distance Conference. This virtual conference is open to attendees from all regions of Minnesota.

Registration Deadline: THU. 11/5/20

If you require ASL Interpretation, please contact Gail Rutan at grutan01@hamline.edu.

Event Schedule

NOTE: A detailed Program Flyer with session descriptions will be sent upon registration; this flyer has Zoom links for every workshop, so keep it open during the event!

DAY 1: Thursday, November 5, 2020

12:00: Log in to check sound & video

12:15: Welcome and Introduction 

12:30-1:30: Concurrent Session 1 (3 session choices)

    • Using Volunteers in the Virtual Classroom
    • Teaching Digital Literacy Skills at a Distance
    • Increase Reading Fluency, Comprehension, and More!

1:30-1:45: Break

1:45-2:45: Concurrent Session 2 (3 session choices)

    • Low-level adult ESL, not online, but using packets & volunteers!
    • Help, I’m Burned Out! Methods to Reduce & Prevent Burnout for Staff & Students
    • How to Support Learners in Accessing Technology: a Panel Discussion

2:45-3:00: Break

3:00-4:00: Concurrent Session 3 (3 session choices)

    • Manager Meetup: Managing in a Virtual World
    • Math Resources in Minutes: Introducing SkillBlox!
    • Introducing E-DRA and E-Alphabetics: Electronic Testing and Teaching Tools

4:00-4:15: Break

4:15-5:00: ABE Affinity Groups (5 group choices)

    • LGBT+/Queer Professionals, BIPOC Professionals, Non-Native English Speaking Professionals, Anti-Racism

5:00: End

DAY 2: Friday, November 6, 2020

8:45: Log in to check sound & video

9:00: Welcome and Introduction

9:15-10:15: Concurrent Session 4 (3 session choices)

    • Healthcare Careers Pathway networking
    • Choosing a Distance Learning Platform
    • Remote Teaching, MacGyver Style

10:25-11:05:  Networking Coffee Break (8 group choices)

    • Managing DL Programs, One-Room Schoolhouse, Low-level ESL, Intermediate/Advanced ESL, Math, HSE/GED/Diploma, ACP/IET, Dev Ed Collaborations

11:15-12:15: Concurrent Session 5 (3 session choices)

    • Common Lit and Blended Instruction in a Virtual Classroom: How to Make Learning Fun and Interactive!
    • In Their Own Words: Students Talk about Success Strategies for Remote Learning
    • Life After Learner Web

12:15-12:45: Lunch Break 

12:45-1:45 Concurrent Session 6 (3 session choices)

    • Engaging with Purpose: tools for keeping students engaged in online learning
    • Can’t Touch This: Teaching and Learning in Person in 2020
    • Connecting with Your Writing Students in the Virtual Classroom

2:00-3:00: Concurrent Session 7 (3 session choices)

    • Desmos Creation Station
    • Talk Amongst Yourselves: Building Up to Student Facilitated Conversations
    • Online CASAS & TABE Testing 101

End: 3:00



November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm CST
November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm CST


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Registration Deadline
THU. 11/5/20
3 for Thursday; 4 for Friday
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