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 Schoology 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.

Questions or suggestions around one-room schoolhouse offerings?

Contact Elizabeth Bennett, the Schoology group facilitator, at elizabethb@takoda.org

Online Groups

One-Room Schoolhouse Group - Schoology

If you teach or manage in multi-level, multi-subject, unpredictable, and/or drop-in settings, then this dynamic community of practice on Schoology is for you!

Latest One-Room Schoolhouse/Multilevel Articles

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

ABE Voices Across a Distance: Snapshot from a Rural One-Room Schoolhouse

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 a teacher working in a rural, one-room schoolhouse setting: Pamela Dane. Read More

Upcoming ABE Events

October 22, 2020 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Accent Bias and Discrimination in the United States

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Registration Deadline: THU. 10/22/20 Teachers of adult ESL learners often hear stories of learners trying out their new English skills in the community, and being ignored or rebuffed because of their accent. In this workshop, learn about accent bias research, the politics of accent in the United States,… Learn More

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October 23, 2020 10:00 am–11:30 am
Literacy Minnesota
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Teaching Reading Vocabulary Remotely or In Person

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Registration Deadline: FRI. 10/23/20 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… Learn More

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October 26, 2020 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
ATLAS
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ABE Foundations at a Distance: Special Pandemic Edition! – Webinar 3

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Registration Deadline: MON. 10/26/20 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… Learn More

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