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

July 6, 2022 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
Online

Core Training Module 1: Overview of Minnesota Adult Education and Program Accountability

Online

Registration Deadline: WED. 7/6/22 Participants learn about Adult Basic Education programming in Minnesota, demographics of learners, instructional content standards as well as initial and on-going assessment. This session wraps up with learner motivations, barriers and persistence. Learn More

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

Burlington English Lunch and Learn: Xue’s Office Hour

Online

Registration Deadline: TUE. 7/12/22 Starting new this Summer! You will be able to join Xue’s open office hour to come with any questions or issues that you have. If you need help with a technical issue, Xue will be able to walk you through and train you in… Learn More

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July 13, 2022 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Literacy Minnesota
Online

A Volunteer’s Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

Online

Registration Deadline: WED. 7/13/22 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that enhances educational equity by creating more accessible learning experiences for all students. This introductory webinar covers fundamental UDL concepts, the similarities and differences between UDL and disability accommodations, and some UDL strategies for adult learners… Learn More

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