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Collaboration is Key for Contextualized Curriculum

Collaboration is Key for Contextualized Curriculum

Contextualized curriculum is often a large part of career pathways coursework and can also include GED-focused ABE classes. Collaboration can be key in making contextualized curriculum work seamlessly in the classroom and is the ultimate benefit for students and teachers. Read More

MN Driver’s License Exam – Helping Our Students Succeed

MN Driver’s License Exam – Helping Our Students Succeed

Many ABE learners need a driver’s license as a step toward their family, career or community goals – and many ask for our help. Access curriculum and resources your ABE program can use to meet this need. Read More

Career Pathways Course Design: Tools and Tips

Career Pathways Course Design: Tools and Tips

Considering a career pathways course? ATLAS has excellent resources available to guide a step-by-step process of course design.  You’ll find a set of Guidelines and an easy-to-use accompanying Template that ensures clear documentation of all elements of a course from the outset. 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

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

Creating Career Pathways for Adult Learners Within Our Own School Districts

Creating Career Pathways for Adult Learners Within Our Own School Districts

Many school districts have employment gaps, and Adult Basic Education has students who can fill those positions. In this article we learn from ABE programs that have established relationships within their districts to build win-win career pathway programs. Read More

Career Pathways – Free New Curricula Available Online Now!

Career Pathways – Free New Curricula Available Online Now!

Are you a program manager launching a new career pathways program or an instructor tasked with planning a new career-related class? Be sure to start with what’s already available! Here’s what’s new or improved on the ATLAS Adult Career Pathways online curriculum resource library this month. 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

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

Designing Courses for Career Pathways: Join a Training Cohort or Use Tools at Your Fingertips!

Designing Courses for Career Pathways: Join a Training Cohort or Use Tools at Your Fingertips!

You’ve been asked to teach a new career-specific class, and you don’t know where to start?!  Participate in a six-month training cohort or take full advantage of great resources available online. APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5!… Read More