ABE Foundations at a Distance: Webinar Series

We are currently unable to hold the usual in-person ABE Foundations workshop, but the ABE Foundations 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, in order to enrichen the online course experience, we are offering 3 live webinars to support your entry into the field.

Purpose of the ABE Foundations at a Distance webinar series

  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 an additional 1.5 for work between webinars for those who complete all 3 webinars.

Is there a time limit for participation?

To complete the ABE Foundations online course in a supported way and take advantage of this series of 3 webinars, please plan on completing the course modules within the timeline outlined below (generally a 3- to 4-week span in the fall).


October 18, 1:30-3:00 pm CST – Live Webinar 1

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

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Preparation for for Live Webinar 1:

  • 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 25, 1:30-3:00 pm CST – Live Webinar 2

Hosted by: ATLAS, SPARC (Support Professionals Resource Advisory Committee) Chair, MDE guests

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Preparation for Live Webinar 2:

  • 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

November 1, 1:30-3:00 pm – Live Webinar 3

Hosted by: ATLAS, Literacy MN

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Preparation for Live Webinar 3:

  • 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)

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. Watch for more information in the MN ABE Connect newsletter!