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Journeys 2021: Special Chapter Open to Submissions from ABE Staff and Volunteers!

Journeys 2021: Special Chapter Open to Submissions from ABE Staff and Volunteers!

Literacy Minnesota is excited to announce a special Journeys 2021 chapter, “Teaching and Learning during the Pandemic." We invite anyone affiliated with Minnesota ABE – whether they be learners, teachers, tutors, support professionals, volunteers or interns – to submit a piece for publication. We want to share the stories of challenges, lessons learned and unexpected surprises that you’ve experienced this year. Read More

Speaking and Listening Opportunities for Beginning ESL: Phone Instruction with Worksheets

Speaking and Listening Opportunities for Beginning ESL: Phone Instruction with Worksheets

Remote learning and instruction by telephone automatically lends itself to several rich opportunities for speaking and listening. Using this mode of instruction provides unique learning opportunities to the student that may not be readily available in the traditional classroom setting, and it can be achieved by utilizing the same worksheets already used in class. Read More

Teaching the Skills that Matter

Teaching the Skills that Matter

Would you like to have access to over 25 free, ready-to-use lessons that were developed by national experts and have been field tested by ABE practitioners in several states? If that sounds good to you, let me introduce you to Teaching Skills That Matter. Read More

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) / Integrated Education and Training (IET) Networking Takeaways

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) / Integrated Education and Training (IET) Networking Takeaways

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) and Integrated Education and Training (IET) teachers and managers connected online during the Networking Coffee Break at the Fall 2020 Teaching & Learning at a Distance Conference. Find out what they shared about successes, challenges, and resources for ACPs and IETs. Read More

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 1

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 1

This is Part 1 of a three-part series introducing Blended Learning using the state-approved platform CommonLit. It provides practitioners a simple exemplar of what instruction would look like with Blended Learning. There will be two follow-up articles to delve into the "how" and "why" of using CommonLit for Blended Instruction. Read More

How Memory Works

How Memory Works

Many disabilities can impact memory, such as brain injury, ADHD, dyslexia, or mental health challenges. However, many ABE students struggle with retention for a variety of reasons. Learn how memory works and how to help your students retain information. Read More

Developmental Word Study: Part 2

Developmental Word Study: Part 2

Do you teach transitional or upper level adult readers? Part 2 of this series describes their characteristics and offers more ideas and resources for remote reading instruction! Read More

Where Are My Tests?

Where Are My Tests?

If your agency requested tests from the state distribution of CASAS and TABE computer-based tests, you may be wondering where those tests are. The distribution has been requested and the good news is that many of the tests have been distributed! Read More

Developmental Word Study: Part 1

Developmental Word Study: Part 1

Do you teach emergent or beginning adult readers? Learn more about their characteristics and gain ideas and resources for remote instruction! Read More

Beginning ESL Teachers Share Caffeine and Great Ideas!

Beginning ESL Teachers Share Caffeine and Great Ideas!

Virtual coffee (and tea!) breaks have been a staple getting us all through 2020 and the learning curve of the last several months. Great things happen when we all get together to share our challenges and successes! Check out what we learned at our recent Beginning ESL Coffee Break, including helpful resources your colleagues are using with their students. Read More