ABE Foundations at a Distance: Special Pandemic Edition!

This fall, due to the inability to hold the in-person ABE Foundations Workshop, the online course is a great option for those new to ABE!  However, it’s a lot of information, and we recognize that having the in-person workshop allows you to ask questions, meet key leaders in the field, and build relationships with other colleagues new to ABE.  So to add to the online course experience, we are offering 3 webinars to support your entry into the field (October 12, 19, and 26, 2020).

Purpose of the webinar series to complement the ABE Foundations online course

  1. To provide a guided, connected way to complete  the ABE Foundations online course content in a short, defined timeframe with colleagues.
  2. To provide space for asking questions, sharing successes and challenges related to their current work.
  3. To meet and network, and form relationships with ABE leaders and fellow practitioners in the state.

Can I get CEUs?  Of course!  There are 12 CEUs possible, 6 for the online course, 4.5 for webinars (1.5 given out after each one), plus additional 1.5 for between webinar work for those who complete all 3 webinars.

To complete the online course in a supported way, this series of 3 webinars complements the timely participation of ABE Foundations Online Course in this timeline.  Note that a 4th webinar specific to support staff personnel is being planned for November, too!


October 12, 1:30-3:00 pm – Live Webinar 1

Hosted by: ATLAS (and MDE staff will speak about Adult Diploma)

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Preparation for for Live Webinar 1 on October 12:

  • Complete these two modules prior to Live Webinar 1: 

1. Introduction to ABE Students
2. MN Adult Secondary Credentials

Objectives:

  • Brief review of the content of Modules 1-2
  • Share examples and go deeper within an applied context
  • Reality check! How does all this work at a distance, in the time of COVID19?
  • Opportunity to ask questions, share examples from their own programs
  • Introduce task to do prior to the next webinar

October 19, 1:30-3:00 pm – Live Webinar 2

Hosted by: ATLAS, MDE guests

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Preparation for Live Webinar 2 on October 19:

  • Complete these two modules prior to Live Webinar 2: 

3. MN ABE Model & Delivery System
4. MN ABE Policy & Accountability

  • Complete these tasks before Live Webinar 2:
    • Follow up task on ABE intro, students and secondary credentials
    • Complete ABE Foundations Online Course Modules on Model and Delivery System and Policy and Accountability
    • Submit questions on the model/delivery system, policy and accountability

Objectives:

  • Brief review of the content of Modules 3-4
  • Share examples and go deeper within an applied context
  • Reality check! How does all this work at a distance, in the time of COVID-19?
  • Opportunity to ask questions, share examples from their own programs (chance to submit questions prior)
  • Introduce task to do prior to the next webinar

October 26, 1:30-3:00 pm – Live Webinar 3

Hosted by: ATLAS, Literacy MN

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Preparation for Live Webinar 3 on October 26:

  • Complete these three modules prior to Live Webinar 3: 

5. Introduction to MN Content Standards for ABE
6. Volunteers
7. Professional Development Resources

  • Complete these tasks before Live Webinar 3:
    • Follow up task on ABE Model and Delivery System and Policy and Accountability
    • Complete ABE Foundations Modules on ABE Content Standards, Volunteers, and PD Resources
    • Submit questions on the  ABE Content Standards, Volunteers, and PD Resources

Objectives:

  • Brief review of the content of Modules 5-7
  • Share examples and go deeper within an applied context
  • Reality check! How does all this work at a distance, in the time of COVID-19?
  • Opportunity to ask questions, share examples from their own programs (chance to submit questions prior)
  • Clarify how to get your additional CEUs for completing all 3 webinars (if you did)
  • Promote the November Support Staff additional session.

Optional Session 4 – View from the Front Office: Life of a Student in ABE

(Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12)


More information

Questions?  Please contact Kristine Kelly at ATLAS, kkelly01@hamline.edu 

How do I sign up?  Each webinar will appear in the ATLAS events calendar with a registration link.  You must register for each one.