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New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

New Spring Webinars from Literacy Minnesota

Spring is a wonderful time to grow your teaching skills and your knowledge of adult learners! Join a wide network of volunteers and teachers for free professional development webinars from Literacy Minnesota. Read More

What Seems to Be the Problem?

What Seems to Be the Problem?

Robert Kaplinsky's website is a treasure trove of free resources for building problem solving and critical thinking skills. His Problem Solving Framework is a simple, but powerful, tool that could be used in any ABE classroom. Read on for ideas about how you could be using it today. Read More

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

Introducing e-Advanced Alphabetics

In response to an expressed need for online phonics, syllabication, and morpheme lessons for adults, ATLAS has created screen-shareable slide sets (or lessons) for remotely teaching decoding of compound, suffixed, and prefixed words with ABE Intermediate or Advanced ESL readers. Several new slide sets have been added, so check them out! Read More

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

100,000 Minnesotans live with a disability due to brain injury. In Minnesota, falls are the leading cause of brain injury. Approximately one in four adults with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unable to return to work one year after injury. Read More

Outstanding Refugee Awards

Outstanding Refugee Awards

Recognize and celebrate the contributions of colleagues, neighbors, and co-workers, who originally came to the U.S. with refugee status, who are now making our communities better for all of us! Read More

Custom Edmentum Courses for Adult Diploma

Custom Edmentum Courses for Adult Diploma

The adult diploma Edmentum custom courses are updated! In addition to updating to non-Flash, each course was reviewed to ensure it still meets the ADP competencies. While the courses were designed for adult diploma students, they are a great resource for any students wanting to delve more deeply into science and social studies – whether it’s for GED, college prep, or just because they are interested in the subject.  Read More

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Storyline Online: Not Just for Kids!

Read this ESL teacher’s story about using an online video library as the anchor for her weekly lessons. "Using Storyline Online as my lesson anchor makes our reading journey interesting, enjoyable, valuable, and is preparing my students and their children for school and life success!" Read More

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Are you tired of taking the time to search the internet for the perfect resources to accompany your math instruction? Do you wish there was a searchable database organized by CCR standards and TABE 11/12 competencies to make lesson planning and packet compilation easier? You are in luck! Let me introduce you to Skillblox! Read More

Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

Teacher Verification Model: A New Pathway to Distance Learning

The Teacher Verification Model (TVM) is a new pathway for Minnesota ABE teachers and programs to count proxy hours for asynchronous lessons that have been verified by a TVM-certified teacher. Read More

Using an LMS to Create Your Own Distance Learning Courses

Using an LMS to Create Your Own Distance Learning Courses

ABE teachers have been writing their own distance learning (DL) courses since well before the pandemic, and now they can apply to get these courses approved for DL proxy hours. A new online PD opportunity called Using an LMS to Build Teacher-Created Distance Learning Courses will teach you the ins and outs of developing DL courses that will both serve your learners well and earn proxy hours for your program. Read More