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TIF 2.0: Transitioning Into the Future

TIF 2.0: Transitioning Into the Future

Over the past 10 years, the ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills) project has grown into a nationally recognized transitions framework that has influenced work being done around Minnesota and across the country. Now we're excited to announce some upcoming changes to the ACES TIF on the horizon! Read More

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

Antiracist Praxis Study Circle Coming Soon!

This summer ATLAS is hosting an Antiracist Praxis Study Circle facilitated by Cydnee Sanders, MA TESOL. Learn how to be more than a teacher with good intentions by applying intentional antiracist practices into your adult English classroom. We'll explore the research around Translanguaging by Ofelia García and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond. The application deadline to participate is Friday, May 27, 2022! Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1, 2022!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1, 2022!

Looking to strengthen CCRS implementation in your ABE program? Want to network and collaborate in this effort with ABE colleagues from around the state? Don't miss the chance to participate in the 2022/2023 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

Summer Institute 2022: We Need YOU!

Summer Institute 2022: We Need YOU!

Preparations for Summer Institute 2022 are underway, and now is your opportunity jump on board! You can now submit a workshop proposal (due June 1) and sign up to be a Zoom host or co-host. This conference cannot happen without all the dedicated ABE practitioners of our wonderful state who are willing to help by presenting or hosting. We look forward to working with you and putting on another MN ABE Summer Institute to remember! Read More

Manipulatives Are a Fun and Engaging Way to Help ESL Students Learn! – Part 2

Manipulatives Are a Fun and Engaging Way to Help ESL Students Learn! – Part 2

Miriam Bosveld, a Level 1 ESL teacher at the Robbinsdale Adult Academic Program and a PANDA consultant, wrote the following article series about the relevance of using manipulatives in teaching her students. Using manipulatives is also supported in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) free training that PANDA offers each year. Read More

HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Does It Work? – Part 2

HyFlex in Minnesota ABE: What Is It, Who Needs It, and How Does It Work? – Part 2

One of the many conundrums facing Minnesota ABE is how to meet both the needs of adult learners who prefer to learn at a distance and those who want to learn in-person – and all at a time when ABE resources are stretched thin, and public health recommendations change rapidly. HyFlex offers an educational model that can meet the needs and preferences of learners in a flexible, effective manner. Read More

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators: PELSB-Approved Relicensure Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators: PELSB-Approved 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 on February 11 and 25 that meets the new Minnesota Cultural Competency relicensure requirements. Here’s a quick list of training options and resources; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 2

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 2

There have been so many CCRS webinars, tools, and activities developed over the years, it is sometimes hard to remember the plethora of FREE resources housed on the ATLAS website. Check out this list of many of our prominent CCRS resources – all in one place! Whether you are looking for professional development to complete individually, a PD activity to dive into with a small group/PLC, or the next task to engage in during a regular staff meeting, you’re sure to find some gold nuggets here! Read More