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Join the ACP PD Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN Adult Ed!

Join the ACP PD Advisory Team and Help Guide Professional Development in MN Adult Ed!

We are currently seeking applications for ABE teachers and administrators to serve on the Adult Career Pathway (ACP) Professional Development (PD) Advisory Team. This team is tasked with designing relevant, meaningful, and effective PD for practitioners around career-related programming, with a focus on Integrated Education & Training (IET) in the coming year. We need representatives who are both new AND experienced with IET to make the advisory team as effective as possible! Read More

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

Resources for Exploring Tech Careers

April is Technology Month! Did you know that employment in information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 10.5% between 2018 and 2028 in Minnesota? Discover a trove of helpful resources dedicated to helping our adult learners prepare for and explore technology careers. Read More

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) / Integrated Education and Training (IET) Networking Takeaways

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) / Integrated Education and Training (IET) Networking Takeaways

Adult Career Pathways (ACP) and Integrated Education and Training (IET) teachers and managers connected online during the Networking Coffee Break at the Fall 2020 Teaching & Learning at a Distance Conference. Find out what they shared about successes, challenges, and resources for ACPs and IETs. Read More

Integrated Education & Training – Tools of the Trade!

Integrated Education & Training – Tools of the Trade!

Integrated education and training (IET) is a proven approach to building effective adult career pathway programs. We have lots of great information, guidance and tools to assist MN ABE programs in building IET programs and defining an integrated single set of learning objectives. Check them out! Read More

ParaPro Training through Zoom

ParaPro Training through Zoom

When offering ACP training in remote areas of Southwest Minnesota, it is often a challenge to get enough students to run a class. This spring, Mankato ABE and Glacial Lakes ABE worked cooperatively to pilot a ParaPro course over Zoom. Find out how they make the class a success! Read More

The Sudden Pivot to Move Adult Career Pathways Classes Online

The Sudden Pivot to Move Adult Career Pathways Classes Online

Covid-19 restrictions have caused all of us in Adult Basic Education to suddenly pivot from face-to-face classes to online classes. Although there is so much uncertainty about how we will continue to serve our ABE students in an equitable way through this next year, there remains much promise to continue distance learning options for students. Read More

Language Interpreter: Potential Career Pathway for Our Learners

Language Interpreter: Potential Career Pathway for Our Learners

Explore resources and crucial information for supporting ABE English language learners to pursue work as language interpreters as a career or as a service in their community. What are the requirements for interpreter training and certification? How can ABE involved in an interpreter pathway program? What are the career opportunities? Read More

Help Students Get Their “foot in the door” by Creating Great Employer Partnerships

Help Students Get Their “foot in the door” by Creating Great Employer Partnerships

Besides the chance to teach ELLs what the idiom “foot in the door” means, creating employer partnerships has many great benefits for your students and your ABE program, as well as the employers in your community. Read More

Service Sector Workers – Skilling Up for Success

Service Sector Workers – Skilling Up for Success

Many of our ABE learners currently work in or plan to enter the service sector, where foundational math, literacy and technology skills are essential for surviving and advancing in their careers. Check out the ATLAS online resource library for excellent resources to guide the “skilling up” learners need for work in health care, customer service, food service, or the hotel industry. Read More

The Magic and the Mountains  of Adult Career Pathways Curriculum Design

The Magic and the Mountains of Adult Career Pathways Curriculum Design

You may be interested in developing an Adult Career Pathways course, but not know where you should start and where you can find the resources you need. The good news is that there are great resources at your fingertips and guidance for each step of the journey up this course design "mountain." I’ll share my own experience with you, what I learned, and some tips to design an ACP course that will serve your students well. Read More