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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

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Resources & Training

Increasing Cultural Competency for Adult Educators – Resources & Training

ATLAS is excited to announce a growing number of resources for members of the ABE field to increase their cultural competency, including options for educators looking to fulfill license renewal requirements. Here’s a quick list of resources and training options; stay posted because more are on the way! Read More

“Teacher, Only You Understand Me” – Pronunciation Study Circle

“Teacher, Only You Understand Me” – Pronunciation Study Circle

All adult EL teachers have heard stories from learners of struggling to make themselves understood outside of the classrooms, but it can be difficult to know where to begin to help. Pronunciation is such a large topic; how can a teacher tackle it in a multicultural classroom when there are already a hundred other skills to teach? Never fear: the Pronunciation Study Circle is here! Read More

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 3

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 3

This is Part 3 of a three-part series introducing Blended Learning using the state-approved platform CommonLit. Part 1 provided practitioners a simple exemplar of what instruction would look like with Blended Learning. Part 2 delved into the "how" and "why" of using CommonLit for Blended Instruction. Part 3 explains how to build a course in CommonLit and highlights some of its available features. Read More

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 2: Flipping the Classroom

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 2: Flipping the Classroom

As we look to lessons learned from the past 8+ months of Emergency Remote Teaching, now is a great opportunity to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we can continue to innovate our practice to better serve adult learners both within and beyond our classrooms. In Part 2 in this series, Joey Lehrman explores the flipped classroom as a means of enhancing the ways we engage students in meaningful learning. Read More

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 2

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three-part series introducing Blended Learning using the state-approved platform CommonLit. Part 1 provided practitioners a simple exemplar of what instruction would look like with Blended Learning. In Part 2 we delve more deeply into the "how" and "why" of using CommonLit for Blended Instruction. Read More

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 1: Independent Learning with Technology

Re-Imagining Instruction Part 1: Independent Learning with Technology

As we look to lessons learned from the past 8+ months of Emergency Remote Teaching, now is a great opportunity to reflect as a field about what we’ve learned and how we can continue to innovate our practice to better serve adult learners both within and beyond our classrooms. In this 2-part series, Joey Lehrman proposes a few options for how we might leverage this moment to rethink and enhance the ways we engage students in meaningful learning. Read More