One-Room Schoolhouse

The one-room schoolhouse is a teaching and learning context where students drop in for instruction unpredictably, or where students are working at different levels on various content areas in one class. ABE practitioners working in one-room schoolhouse settings have unique challenges that have become ever more complicated as our field evolves to include an emphasis on standards, career pathways, technology, student persistence, and so on.

To serve those working in such complex multi-level contexts, ATLAS provides support specifically targeted to one-room schoolhouse practitioners. We offer regular webinars, workshops, and an extremely active online community of practice hosted on the Mighty Networks platform.

Webinars & Workshops

Facilitated by Minnesota ABE teachers and administrators working within this challenging context, webinars are offered throughout the year to provide opportunities for one-room schoolhouse practitioners to hear from each other about effective strategies and discuss issues of common interest.

ATLAS also offers workshops on one-room schoolhouse and other multi-level instructional contexts at Fall and Spring Regionals across Minnesota.

For information on upcoming opportunities, check the Events calendar.

Questions or suggestions around one-room schoolhouse offerings?

Contact Elizabeth Bennett, the Schoology group facilitator, at ebennett@isd191.org.

Online Groups

One-Room Schoolhouse Online Group

If you teach or manage in multi-level, multi-subject, unpredictable, and/or drop-in settings, then this dynamic community of practice is for you! The group was established to connect practitioners working in these kinds of settings, and it serves as a forum for discussion as well as a hub for announcements, resources, and webinar and in-person event information.

Latest One-Room Schoolhouse/Multilevel Articles

One-Room Schoolhouse Teachers Share Updates and Ideas

Are you wondering what is happening at Minnesota’s One-Room Schoolhouse ABE sites? Then check out this summary of our discussion during a Networking Coffee Break at the Language & Literacy Institute on January 29, 2021. Read More

ABE Voices Across a Distance: Teaching and Learning Inside County Jails

MN ABE Connect is featuring a series of interviews with Minnesota ABE practitioners on how they are delivering instruction and support during this time. This week, we hear from four teachers working in one-room schoolhouse settings in county jails: Jessica DeGrote, Randee Edmundson, Meagan Hymes, and Abby Roza. Read More

Upcoming ABE Events

January 21, 2022 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota
Online

Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

Online

Registration Deadline: FRI. 1/21/22 Vocabulary is everyone’s favorite reading component! And helping students master reading vocabulary is a key to helping them master comprehension. But how many words should you teach? And which words are the most important? What strategies are best for helping students learn new words?… Learn More

Online
January 25, 2022 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
Burlington English
Online

MN Lunch & Learn: The Teacher’s Zone and the Admin Zone

Online

Registration Deadline: TUE. 1/25/22 In this session, we will cover the different functions of the Teacher’s Zone tile and the Admin Zone tile and what the differences are. NOTE: Attendees must have current login credentials for their BE account. Learn More

Online
January 25, 2022 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
Online

Core Training Module 4: Instructional Best Practices: Working with Materials

Online

Registration Deadline: TUE. 1/25/22 Participants learn about the types of materials that they may be working with, including prepared texts and realia. Participants also learn about the practice of explicit instruction, how to effectively give instructions, and suggestions for extending worksheets to maximize understanding and practice. Learn More

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