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A Walk in My Shoes: Videos to Help Everyone Have a Place at the Table

A Walk in My Shoes: Videos to Help Everyone Have a Place at the Table

This documentary video series features stories from first-generation college students and aims “to create awareness about the diversity, the challenges, the opportunities and the benefits each student brings to campus.” Watching the videos would be an excellent way to begin a conversation about a number of important topics, such as the barriers that first-generation college students face, the value of persistence, and the importance of “making room at the table” for diverse voices in educational spaces. Read More

You (yes, YOU) Can Teach Digital Literacy! The New Northstar Foundations Course Can Help

You (yes, YOU) Can Teach Digital Literacy! The New Northstar Foundations Course Can Help

You likely know that the Northstar Digital Literacy standards are one of the three required sets of content standards for Minnesota Adult Education. Now, there’s a new online course to help all teachers integrate these standards into their teaching practice! Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 3

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 3

Part 3 of this article discusses some barriers the team faced and the processes of overcoming them. This article also gives an overview of future plans and projects to take place under the Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant. Read More

Welcome, Brandy Logan, the new High School Equivalency and Adult Education Accountability Specialist at MDE!

Welcome, Brandy Logan, the new High School Equivalency and Adult Education Accountability Specialist at MDE!

Brandy Logan is the newest Adult Education Team member at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). She is overseeing high school equivalency testing (GED and HiSET) and adult education accountability efforts. Read More

Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is front and center for you to join in on national, state, and regional professional development opportunities. IET programming help adults who lack basic skills, relevant occupational skills, and essential workplace skills to gain the competencies and credentials needed for in-demand careers. Here is a brief update on highlights from IET PD over the past year and future PD opportunities in Minnesota and beyond. Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 2

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 2

After introducing the Racial Equity Team in Part 1, this article will explain the initial phases of the grant's activities and other steps taken in the first year. Stay tuned for Part 3, which explains future goals and upcoming projects. Read More

Get Literacy Action Network’s Outreach Toolkit for FREE!

Get Literacy Action Network’s Outreach Toolkit for FREE!

Literacy Action Network (LAN) is excited to release an Outreach Toolkit to help ABE programs across Minnesota evaluate and expand their marketing and outreach to potential participants. Learn about where to get the toolkit and how to use it! Read More

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 1

Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant Update – Part 1

The Racial Equity Team has completed its first year of the Racial Equity in Adult Education Grant. This article provides a brief explanation of the grant and introduces the team members. Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3 where past and future grant activities are discussed. Read More

Healing-Centered Learning Environments in Adult Education

Healing-Centered Learning Environments in Adult Education

MN Adult Education teachers joined Lucille Rosario, MSW, LICSW, to learn strategies for supporting themselves and learners who are experiencing the impact of trauma and stress on their mental and physical health, well-being, and classroom performance. These webinars were excellent, and extremely timely for burned-out teachers at the end of the year. Definitely worth a watch! Read More

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Attention ESL Teachers: a Fall Conference for YOU!

Do you teach adult English learners? The MELEd (Minnesota English Learner Education) conference is the state's premiere professional gathering for anyone who works with English language learners. This year, MELEd will be held *IN PERSON* at the St. Paul RiverCentre on November 18-19, 2022. Consider presenting; proposals are due June 16! Also, read on to find out about an opportunity to receive funds to attend MELEd this year! Read More