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

December 14, 2022 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
Online

Culturally Responsive Practices for Diverse Adult Learners

Online

Registration Deadline: WED. 12/14/22 Join presenter Jimmie Heags, Jr., MA, LSC, LPCC, LADC, ACS, for this session that explores how cultural identities and experiences impact student-instructor interactions and shape the way we make meaning of the world. Participants will gain awareness of their own cultural perspectives, social location… Learn More

Online
December 15, 2022 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Cathy Grady, St. Paul ABE (Hubbs Center)
Online

MN Hyflex Community of Practice Meeting

Online

Registration Deadline: NONE; please click the link below to join on the day of the meeting. Please join us for the fall series of MN Hyflex Community of Practice meetings. All meetings will be held on Google Meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Meetings are… Learn More

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December 16, 2022 12:00 am–11:59 pm
PANDA-Minnesota ABE Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance
Online

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Recorded Webinar Training – DEADLINE

Online

Registration Deadline: FRI. 12/16/22 Universal Design for Learning is an approach that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students. Based on scientific insights into how humans learn, UDL can help refine why you teach, what you teach and how you teach. Training details: Recorded UDL Webinar… Learn More

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