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Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 1

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. This article is the first of two to explore how to make students' thinking visible for stronger learner-centered instruction. Read More

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

2020 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration now open!

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Language & Literacy Institute on January 23-24! This is ATLAS’s largest event each year, a two-day conference that you will NOT want to miss! Registration is now OPEN, so register on the ATLAS website. Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Check out the latest workouts! Read More

Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons: Part 2

Using Problem-Based Learning to Create One-Pot Lessons: Part 2

Problem-based learning (PBL) scenarios give students relevant, meaningful situations to read, write, think, and talk about, thus keeping them engaged and motivated. This allows for combining basic skills, soft skills, and digital literacy - the focus of our MN ABE Content Standards - into one lesson or unit. Learn more about PBL and the new Content Standards Integration (CSI) Cohort - APPLICATIONS DUE FRI. DEC. 6! Read More

Coherence Across Classrooms

Coherence Across Classrooms

In the mathematics section of the CCRS, we are introduced to the 3 Mathematical Shifts before we even see any of the standards or mathematical practices that are now part of our instruction.  Those shifts include Focus, Coherence, and Rigor. But what does it mean to be coherent across classrooms? Read More

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Looking for ways to integrate all three sets of MN ABE Content Standards (CCRS, ACES/TIF, Northstar Digital Literacy Standards) into your instruction? Join us for an exciting new Cohort experience where you will adapt and create student tasks, lesson plans, and units aligned to the three sets of standards! Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

New CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and designed to help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Read More

Introducing “Skills”: Lower Level, CCRS-Aligned Edmentum Custom Courses

Introducing “Skills”: Lower Level, CCRS-Aligned Edmentum Custom Courses

New custom courses in Edmentum Courseware and CCRS-level documentation are now available to help you find just the right materials for your adult learners. There are 13 custom courses for adult diploma competencies (CCRS Levels D-E) and 8 custom courses for lower levels (CCRS Level A-B-C). Read More

We Teach Numeracy, Not Just Math: One Site’s Journey to Improving Numeracy Instruction

We Teach Numeracy, Not Just Math: One Site’s Journey to Improving Numeracy Instruction

A brief look at how the Metro North ABE Blaine Learning Lab made site-wide changes to incorporate math instruction at every level. Read More

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Helping students make connections among concepts – both building within and across levels within a domain as well as building across domains – is crucial to their ability to become proficient, independent mathematical thinkers. Read More