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

June 9, 2020 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Literacy Minnesota
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Remote Tutoring 101

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 6/9/20 Join Literacy Minnesota ABE and ESL trainers for a virtual workshop on how to be an effective tutor from a distance! Learn best practices for connecting and communicating one-on-one with learners on the phone or online, get suggestions for correcting errors and giving feedback… Learn More

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June 11, 2020 10:00 am–11:00 am
Literacy Minnesota
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Using Zoom to Practice Reading Fluency

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Registration Deadline: THU. 6/11/20 Come explore ways to use Zoom to help students practice their reading fluency. We will provide an overview of the features of Zoom and discuss how you can use them to maximize instruction. We will also review the role of fluency in reading… Learn More

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June 16, 2020 10:00 am–11:15 am
Literacy Minnesota
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Using WhatsApp to Teach Conversation to Adult ESL Learners

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Registration Deadline: TUES. 6/16/20 Schools may be closed, but the learning hasn’t stopped! Adult ESL teachers and tutors are finding creative ways to help learners continue to develop their English skills. In this webinar, learn about the phone app WhatsApp, and explore its advantages and limitations as… Learn More

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