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Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

Using PLCs to Develop Navigation Practices with ABE Teachers

An overview of a very successful PLC (professional learning community) that was created to develop navigation practices with ABE teachers, including a description of the PLC structure and content, as well information about how to learn more. Read More

Developing College Knowledge

Developing College Knowledge

Student loan debt is a major problem in our country. If we want to help our students develop college readiness, we should be making them aware of resources that can help them to make sound decisions about college, and providing them with opportunities to explore those resources. Read More

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN ABE!

Join an Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN ABE!

Do you like thinking about how we grow as professional educators in ABE?  Three unique leadership opportunities are coming up for Minnesota ABE practitioners. Please consider joining the Language & Literacy, MN Numeracy Instruction, or Transitions Advisory Team!… Read More

Tools for Navigating the Digital World

Tools for Navigating the Digital World

One important aspect of empowering our learners is helping them develop the skills they need to find the answers to their own questions. Teaching our learners to navigate, interpret and evaluate what they find online are critical skills for all four areas of readiness. Read More

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

Strike Lesson Planning Gold with the CareerKit Project

The CareerKit Project consists of lessons and materials that introduce learners to careers in ten sectors. The kits were developed to introduce learners to careers in each sector, while also building core reading, writing, research and math skills. Read More

Skills Commons for Developing a Future Pathway

Skills Commons for Developing a Future Pathway

As ABE teachers we want to help our students achieve their individual goals, but we often struggle with a lack of time and resources. Check out this repository of free online resources that highlight innovation and out-of-the-box thinking for helping adult learners reach their career and training goals. Read More

Why I Started Focusing on Soft Skills in My Math Class, and Why You Should Too: PART 2

Why I Started Focusing on Soft Skills in My Math Class, and Why You Should Too: PART 2

Students need more than content skills to be successful as they transition to college. This is Part 2 of an article examining how incorporating ACES skills has created a culture of learning that stretches to the math classroom and beyond!… Read More

Why I Started Focusing on Soft Skills in My Math Class, and Why You Should Too: PART 1

Why I Started Focusing on Soft Skills in My Math Class, and Why You Should Too: PART 1

Students need more than content skills to be successful as they transition to college. This article looks at how incorporating ACES skills has created a culture of learning that stretches to the math classroom and beyond!… Read More

ACES and MCIS: Creating a Brighter Future Pathway

ACES and MCIS: Creating a Brighter Future Pathway

The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) is a powerful and engaging tool for helping students do career exploration and develop their transition skills. It’s also an excellent resource for adult diploma programs. Read More

Retrieval Practice as a Learning Strategy

Retrieval Practice as a Learning Strategy

Retrieval practice is an important learning strategy that focuses on helping students get information out of their heads. Much of teaching focuses on filling our students’ heads with new information; this strategy reminds us that deeper learning occurs when we can remember and use what we have learned over time. Read More