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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

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

Choose Your Own ACES Adventure

Choose Your Own ACES Adventure

The ACES Foundations Course was intentionally designed to be a “choose your own adventure” experience, in which participants decide which of the six category modules to complete. Take this self-paced course to gain a deeper understanding of what transitions skills are, how they form part of our MN ABE content standards, and how to develop them with your learners. You can also earn a total of six CEUs after submitting the final assignment! 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

A Resource for “Staying Wealthy and Wise”

A Resource for “Staying Wealthy and Wise”

The Federal Reserve Education website is a searchable collection of materials that includes lesson plans, videos, and infographics for learners from elementary school age through adult. The materials are fantastic for teaching financial literacy and provide an engaging way to bring Critical Thinking and Navigating Systems skills into your ABE classroom. Read More

Classroom Resource: The New York Times Learning Network

Classroom Resource: The New York Times Learning Network

The New York Times Learning Network offers a variety of learning activities that are relevant to adult education learners – from reading, writing, and discussion to geography and current events. Consider these resources to supplement your current instruction. Read More

Salud: More Resources for Teaching Health Literacy Skills

Salud: More Resources for Teaching Health Literacy Skills

There is nothing quite like living through a global pandemic in which over five million people have died worldwide to really make one reflect on the value of good health. The past 20 months have shown us that our health is an asset worth protecting, and having robust health literacy skills is one of the best ways to ensure that protection. Read More

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

NCTN’s Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

NCTN’s Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library

National College Transition Network (NCTN) has just unveiled an incredible one-stop shop for finding resources related to ten common transferable skills. The Personal & Workplace Success Skills Library is the answer to whatever questions you might have about where to find resources to support your learners' development in these critical areas. Read More