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NEW Hyflex Community of Practice!

NEW Hyflex Community of Practice!

Literacy Minnesota and the Support Services Distance Learning team would like to invite you to join a new HyFlex Community of Practice facilitated by Cathy Grady from Hubbs Center-SPPS and Kirsten Collins from Literacy Minnesota. This group will meet online periodically throughout the school year, and our first meeting is set for October 19 at 2:30. This informal group will be a fun place to share and build on our collective knowledge and experience in this new and growing area. Read More

Support Services Conference 2021: Registration Now Open!

Support Services Conference 2021: Registration Now Open!

We’ve all become “experts” at using Zoom or Google Meet, and masks are common apparel. We didn’t think we would still be in this phase when we planned our first virtual Support Services conference a year ago. But here we are, and we’ve gotten pretty good at this! Please join us one more time for an online Support Services Conference. We'll think about where we’ve been and what we’ve learned, and focus on where we can go in the future. Read More

ABE Foundations at-a-Distance: Fall Webinar Series!

ABE Foundations at-a-Distance: Fall Webinar Series!

This fall, given the inability to hold the in-person ABE Foundations Workshop at Summer Institute, our online ABE Foundations course is a great option for those new to ABE! To add to the online course experience, we are offering a 3-webinar series to support your entry into the field – on October 18, 25, and November 1, 2021. Read More

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for 2021 MELEd Conference!

Attention ESL Teachers! Scholarships Available for 2021 MELEd Conference!

Do you teach adults whose first language is not English? Interested in connecting with others who work with immigrants and refugees, across all ages of learners and contexts for ESL? ATLAS is providing scholarships for Minnesota educators to attend the state ESL conference (MELEd) live and in-person under strict COVID precautions, in St. Paul on November 19-20, 2021! Read More

Updates on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

Updates on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

In the alphabet soup that is ABE, there are a few letters that have risen to the top during the past year: IET. Integrated Education and Training (IET) is new to many in the ABE field; it combines adult education with specific workforce preparation and training. Read on for updates on what's happening in Minnesota around IETs! Read More

Career Planning with Adult Learners Using MCIS

Career Planning with Adult Learners Using MCIS

The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) is a comprehensive online program that has information about careers and training programs, employment resources and curriculum. The tools within MCIS can greatly benefit adult learners as they engage in career planning. Read More

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

There are so many things to consider when helping learners plan for a future career that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. We need to provide opportunities for learners to identify their skills and interests, create a resume, research education and training options, practice interviewing skills, and more. Check out this resource that helps students work on several of these skills at the same time! Read More

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA

Updates from PANDA! We’ve changed our tagline from “Minnesota ABE Disability Specialists” to the acronym for PANDA: Physical And Nonapparent Disability Assistance. Same services, same website. Just a different tagline! Read More

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!

Journeys 2022 is now accepting submissions! We encourage you to work with your learners this fall on their Journeys writing submissions and help them complete their entries no later than December 3, 2021. Read More

September 19-25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

September 19-25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

Literacy Action Network and the Adult Education Team at the Minnesota Department of Education are happy to announce that the week of September 19-25, 2021, is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. During this week we will recognize your amazing contributions and hope you will celebrate the accomplishments of you and your programs. Read More