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Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 2

Believe It or Not! Information Literacy and Adult Learners: Part 2

"Don't believe everything you read." This reminder is truer today than ever! Adult Basic Education can take the lead by promoting instructional strategies to make ABE students at all levels into more critical readers, listeners, and thinkers in this age of mass information. Here are some specific resources you can use to do exactly that. Read More

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The Fab Four: Writing Resources That You and Your Students Will Love

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your teacher toolkit and think about what might need updating. Could you use some new writing resources to help your students with “inking their thinking”? Whether you are trying to incorporate more writing into your daily routines or looking for a few fresh ideas, this list of four fab writing resources is sure to inspire. Read More

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

April is Technology Month! Did you know that employment in information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 10.5% between 2018 and 2028 in Minnesota? Discover a trove of helpful resources dedicated to helping our adult learners prepare for and explore technology careers. Read More

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

Cultural Competency Resources for Adult Education

ATLAS's online Cultural Competency resource library has been gradually expanding since its launch in October 2020. Check out some of the newest updates and recommended resources from this growing collection! Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Upcoming Relicensure Training

ATLAS is pleased to offer a growing number of resources for members of the ABE field to increase their cultural competency, including a 2-part, PELSB-approved training in April that meets the new Cultural Competency relicensure requirements. Here’s a quick list of training options and resources; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

Jammin’ on Jamboard

Jammin’ on Jamboard

Jamboard is a Google app that allows you to create free virtual whiteboards where people can collaborate. Jamboard allows you to present as you teach, give students an interactive place to work together, and assign asynchronous work. Read More

Online Networking Is Getting Mighty Easy

Online Networking Is Getting Mighty Easy

The Statewide PD Committee recently became aware that Schoology teacher accounts will no longer be free – meaning that no one who doesn't already have an account can join the MN Adult Education discussion groups on Schoology. But never fear! Here comes Mighty Networks to save the day! Read More

Scholarships Available for MN Adult Ed Practitioners to Attend the MCTM Spring 2021 Virtual Conference!

Scholarships Available for MN Adult Ed Practitioners to Attend the MCTM Spring 2021 Virtual Conference!

If you teach math/numeracy in your setting, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity on April 16-17! Gain access to a strong community of math teachers from a broad variety of contexts from all corners of the state, as well as dynamic national speakers, while ATLAS foots the bill! Read More

Low Level Literacy in ABE During COVID

Low Level Literacy in ABE During COVID

Participants in the “Low Level Literacy EL Learners” Networking Coffee Break during the Language & Literacy 2021 Institute generated a wealth of ideas and suggestions. Many instructors shared great success stories and discussed how they've been using several online resources to make their classes more effective. Read More

Teaching the Skills that Matter: Opportunities to Learn More

Teaching the Skills that Matter: Opportunities to Learn More

In January 2021, we introduced MN Adult Education practitioners to Teaching Skills That Matter - an initiative aimed at helping adult learners develop transferable skills that are crucial to finding success at work and in life. Now we want to spread the word about the 2021 TSTM Virtual Conference, a free event taking place in June! Read More