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Unlocking Safe Food Handling: Navigating Minnesota’s Certified Food Protection Manager Requirements

Unlocking Safe Food Handling: Navigating Minnesota’s Certified Food Protection Manager Requirements

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) oversees the Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) program, setting rigorous standards to uphold food safety. Aspiring CFPMs must complete an accredited training course and pass an approved certification exam to earn the credential. Read more about this potential credential for your ACP. Read More

Nursing Assistant Certification

Nursing Assistant Certification

Are your Adult Education students interested in working in the Health Care Field? There is always a need for Nursing Assistants and it is a great opportunity to be working in the field. The Health Care career ladder has so many choices for individuals with diverse backgrounds to continue to grow all while helping people and feeling good about what they do! Read More

Interpreting Credentials: Career Pathway Opportunity for Multilingual Learners

Interpreting Credentials: Career Pathway Opportunity for Multilingual Learners

Uncover the practical benefits of interpreter training as a career pathway option, empowering multilingual learners to leverage their language skills effectively in various professional capacities. Dive into effective strategies for providing comprehensive training and support, ensuring successful attainment of opportunities beyond the credential in the classroom. Read More

ACES Updates: New Lesson Plans, TIF and Online Course

ACES Updates: New Lesson Plans, TIF and Online Course

Check out all the recent updates in the realm of ACES (Academic, Career & Employability Skills)! Eighteen new standards-aligned ACES/TIF lesson plans are now available, along with an updated TIF (Transitions Integration Framework) and a new ACES/TIF Foundations course hosted on the Canvas platform. Read More

Working Hard on Soft Skills: ACES/TIF Foundations Course Available on Canvas

Working Hard on Soft Skills: ACES/TIF Foundations Course Available on Canvas

Good news: the ACES/TIF Foundations course is now available on our new online learning platform, Canvas! This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction on how to integrate academic, career, and employability skills (ACES) into your instructional context through the use of the Transitions Integration Framework (TIF). Read More

Introducing ATLAS Transitions Coordinator Carly Voshell

Introducing ATLAS Transitions Coordinator Carly Voshell

ATLAS is proud to announce its newest staff member, Carly Voshell! Carly fills a brand new position for us: that of Transitions Coordinator, helping us design and implement professional development activities around all things transitions - career pathways, ACES TIF, postsecondary and employer partnerships, and more! Read More

ACES Updates – Be the First to Know!

ACES Updates – Be the First to Know!

The updated ACES/TIF lesson plans are now available! Be sure to check out these 18 standards-aligned lessons and get a jump on your back-to-school planning. Also, find out about additional updates to the ACES website and online course! Read More

A Social-Emotional Learning Resource Developed Just for Adult Learners

A Social-Emotional Learning Resource Developed Just for Adult Learners

The Social and Emotional Learning for Adult Multilingual Learners Toolkit was created to “offer explanations, tips, materials, and links to help ESOL teachers and programs better understand and integrate social-emotional learning into the adult English language classroom." Learn more about this toolkit and join us for a webinar on April 18 to delve more deeply into Social and Emotional Learning for adult education. Read More

R-E-S-P-E-C-T in ABE

R-E-S-P-E-C-T in ABE

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility has an impressive resource collection that is very much worth exploring. It has lessons that will help your students feel more respected and connected, including a lesson for Women’s History Month centered on Aretha Franklin's recording of the song “Respect.” Read More

Teaching the Whys and Hows of Emergency Funds

Teaching the Whys and Hows of Emergency Funds

Everyone experiences emergencies, typically about once a year or so. Yet many of us continue to be surprised when emergencies crop up. Any emergency is a lot less painful if it isn’t made worse by unnecessary financial stress. Teaching about emergency funds is a great way to open up conversations about money and financial literacy. Read More